BBQ Chicken Breast With Zucchini Sauce

"Sounds yummy! I haven't made this yet but when I do, I'll certainly be using home made chicken stock rather than water in the zucchini sauce. It makes sense that it's going to be more flavoursome; and I'll probably using slightly less than the 300ml specified (300ml = approximately 11/4 cups) so that I can add a little white wine, or champagne. Adapted from Neil Perry's recipe from Fresh And Fast, which I found on the Lifestyle Food Channel website."
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  • Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large (preferably non-stick) pan.
  • Add the garlic and sea salt and sauté for a couple of minutes, until the garlic has softened.
  • Add the zucchini and a little more salt and continue sautéing, stirring continuously.
  • Add the water or stock (or stock and wine)and allow the contents of the pan to simmer for 2 or 3 minutes, until the zucchini is well softened.
  • Remove half the zucchini from the pan and blend it roughly with the butter. Return this to the pan and add pepper, salt and a dash more olive oil.
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle the chicken breasts well with salt and extra virgin olive oil and chargrill them for a couple of minutes on each each side to produce a criss-cross effect. Add another dash of salt to the chicken breasts when you turn them. This melts into the meat as it rests. Rest the chicken breasts for 2 minutes.
  • Spoon the zucchini sauce onto the two plates and serve the chicken over the top with a dash of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper.

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  1. sarah f.
    I can't get over how easy it was to make, how quickly everything came together, and how DELICIOUS it was! The zucchini sauce was a huge hit! I am going to try to make this into a soup for the winter months, thank you for sharing!!
  2. eva_anita
    It is unusual for me but I tweaked this recipe a lot. I needed only 1 portion for my dinner so I sliced and sauted in olive oil a very small zucchini with a big clove of garlic. Then I added to it half a cube of chicken stock and sauted a bit more. After that I put it in a mug (it was that little), added a little water and liquidized it to a sauce consistency. It gave me half mug of sauce and that was all I needed. Meanwhile I grilled the chicken breast with coarse sea salt and a bit of olive oil in the oven. I was grilling it at about 220 Celsius but the chicken would not brown and that was my only concern. Otherwise it tasted really nice. I guess if you like zucchini and chicken - you will like this recipe. It has an important advantage - you can make it really quickly and I think that - without the butter - it is a very healthy and satisfying meal option. I had mango with yogurt for dessert and I am the happiest person in the world.
  3. Wrecks143
    I really wanted to like this recipe more than I did. I made it twice just to be sure. It wasn't bad by any means but the sauce left me wanting something more. I don't think we'll do this one again.
  4. Kizzikate
    Wonderful Sauce! I used cartoned chicken stock- it turned out yummy! This sauce might be tasty with grilled shrimp, too! Thanks for a great dinner.
  5. Cook4_6
    This was a very easy meal to prepare during the week; and contained both a protein and a vege;making it even simpler. The flavor is wonderful....but don't tell those vege-haters what is in it until after they try it. My DH said he would not have tried it if I told him and he loved it! (In fact he is taking the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!) I used 1 cup of stock and 1/3 cup of wine and let it cook down longer to thicken it. I also blended about 3/4 of the zucchini, keeping the smaller pieces intact.


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