Fast, Easy Chicken in Salsa with Zucchini

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Great for those days when you stagger home from work and need dinner on the table fifteen minutes ago. So simple I'm a little embarrassed to call it a recipe. Tasty AND low fat.


  1. Cut the chicken breast pieces into 2 or 3 fingers.
  2. Trim the ends from the zucchini, and cut them in quarters lengthwise.
  3. Clean and quarter the mushrooms.
  4. Saute the chicken in the oil until lightly browned on both sides, then add the zucchini and saute it until lightly browned on all sides.
  5. Add the mushrooms, cook a minute or two more until they are softened.
  6. Add the salsa and heat through.
  7. As you are cooking the vegetables, keep turning the chicken in the pan to ensure it too is cooked through.
  8. Serve over cous-cous for the fastest dinner, or with noodles or rice.
Most Helpful

Thanks Jenny for posting this easy, delicious recipe. Time was short and I cooked this in no time. It was very tasty, and they chicken was moist as I kept turning it like you suggested. I made my own salsa which was good. I didn't serve it on anything as I served a Mexican slaw instead. Thanks for sharing this good recipe.

Miss Annie September 27, 2002

I had fresh squash so I used that instead of zucchini. I omitted the mushrooms and instead added an entire bag of thawed broccoli, carrots and cauliflower. I served it all over couscous that I cooked in homemade chicken broth. And I added some pepper jack cheese on top! Pretty good weeknight meal and easy clean up. I will make it again! Thanks

Lemon Drop June 15, 2009

I made this a few weeks ago and I'm making it again tonight. Easy, healthy, and tasty!

Heidi from Boise January 29, 2009