Fast, Easy Chicken in Salsa with Zucchini

"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."
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  • Cut the chicken breast pieces into 2 or 3 fingers.
  • Trim the ends from the zucchini, and cut them in quarters lengthwise.
  • Clean and quarter the mushrooms.
  • 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.
  • Add the mushrooms, cook a minute or two more until they are softened.
  • Add the salsa and heat through.
  • As you are cooking the vegetables, keep turning the chicken in the pan to ensure it too is cooked through.
  • Serve over cous-cous for the fastest dinner, or with noodles or rice.

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  1. Miss Annie
    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.
  2. Lemon Drop
    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
  3. Heidi from Boise
    I made this a few weeks ago and I'm making it again tonight. Easy, healthy, and tasty!
  4. Ducky
    Great! DH and I really enjoyed this quick and esy dinner and I know we will be making it again. I used a mild salsa and sliced mushrooms.
  5. LoriM3
    Very quick, easy, delicious and Healthy! Thank you for sharing this great recipe! I'll be making it often...


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