Chicken Zucchini Recipe
Easy Chicken Recipe

The chicken zucchini recipe is one of my favorite dinner recipes. My mum tells me that she started cooking this recipe when I started to eat solid food. So the first baby food versions were in puree form. But it survived and turns up quite regularly on our weekly food plan. It is quite easy to prepare and cook and always tastes great.

Experience has taught us that proper preparation and marinating it for a while beforehand intensifies its flavor.

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Chicken zucchini recipe

Ingredients for the chicken zucchini recipe:
Serves 3

brown long grain riceRice
olive oilOlive oil
onionYellow onion
black pepperBlack Pepper
Himalayan crystal saltSalt
paprikaSweet paprika
  • 2 cups of brown rice (washed and checked for stones and soaked over night)
    400-500g of penne noodles or spirals noodles
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 300g of chicken breast stir fry
  • 1/2 a lemon, juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2-3 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 kg of zucchini (courgettes)
  • 2-3 gloves of garlic
  • Spices: pepper, salt, teaspoon paprika all to desired quantities
  • 1/2 cup of cream


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  1. Cut the 300g of chicken breast into stripes, dribble the lemon over it and cover in the dried basil then pour some soy sauce on top and let sit for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Wash and cut the zucchini into 1 cm thick slices. (We prefer the smaller zucchini which are about 2 to 3 cm in diameter).
  3. When the water for the rice boils add the rice to cook it.
  4. Dice the onion, while heating the olive oil in a frying pan to fry the marinated chicken. When the chicken is cooked through add the onion. Let simmer until the onions are clear.
  5. The next step is to add the zucchini and the squashed clove of garlic.
  6. Season with pepper, salt and paprika.
  7. Let simmer for another five minutes, then turn the heat off, stir in the cream and let sit for five minutes to let the flavor develop. Taste, if necessary add some more soy sauce and serve.

Variation with beef mince

beef mince with basil, soy sauce and zucchini

Over the years we tried different variations. The beef mince zucchini alternative without cream is always as equally welcome as the chicken one.

Let us know how you got on with the chicken zucchini recipe, please leave a comment. For more ideas visit Food to Grow on Pinterest.

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