Monday, April 27, 2009

Chicken and Sauteed Zucchini in Orange Sauce

I am finally cooking again, and zucchini is my favorite new side dish!

EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breast
2 tsp Mrs. Dash seasoning
1 lg zucchini
1 sm orange

Wash and cut zucchini into 1/2 in slices. Cut chicken into large strips or chunks to save on cooking time. Coat the bottom of a saute pan with EVOO. Heat on medium high. Place chicken into pan and shake Mrs. Dash seasoning over top. Turn chicken over repeatedly and coat all side with seasoning. Cook until done, about 10-15 minutes. Put on a plate and cover.

Add a little more EVOO to the pan as needed, and add zucchini. Cook, turning zucchini over, for about 3-4 minutes. Cut orange in half and squeeze juice into pan over zucchini. Continue cooking for another couple minutes, careful not to overcook.

Serve and enjoy. I made this as a test and it was fresh and light, but very filling! The orange gave the zucchini a little fruity taste, though I may try to add a little lemon or lime next time. My very own recipe. Stay tuned for my Fried Zucchini Bites.