I love this crispy parmesan garlic chicken with zucchini. Hust looking at it makes me crave for this delicious food. I pinned it on my pinterest account. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.
2 Chicken Breasts, sliced in half, or 4 thin chicken breasts
8 Tablespoons butter, divided
½ cup Italian Bread Crumbs
½ cup plus 1 Tablespoon grated parmesan, divided
¼ cup flour
2 medium zucchini, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
In a large skillet over medium heat melt 2 Tablespoons butter. To make the chicken: Melt remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and flour. Dip the chicken in the butter and then coat in the bread crumb mixture and place in skillet.
Cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes until the outside is crispy and the chicken is cooked throughout. Set aside on plate.
Add 2 Tablespoons of butter back to the skillet and saute the minced garlic for a minute. Add the zucchini to the skillet and saute until tender. Salt and pepper to taste and add some 1 Tablespoon parmesan. Add the chicken back to the skillet and heat for a minute or so. Serve immediately.
I made this for my family tonight and it was a winner! Loved the coating on the chicken and how the bits of coating and garlic gave the zucchini a fresh new taste and presentation
Absolutely loved this recipe…pleased adults and our sometimes picky teenager! We all agreed this will be a new favorite to work into our rotation! It was easy to make, ingredients were simple and it’s full of flavor! Yummy!!
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or whatever cut of chicken you have on hand)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, diced
3–5 sprigs fresh thyme (3 large sprigs or 5 small sprigs)
Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
Place chicken thighs in the hot pan and sear for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Remove chicken to a plate and set aside, then return pan to stove over medium-high heat.
Add onion and garlic to pan and saute until onion is translucent and has started to caramelize, about 4 minutes. If pan is looking a little dry, add another drizzle of olive oil to help the onion cook.
Pull leaves off of thyme sprigs and add leaves to the onions, then season with salt and pepper.
Juice the lemon, removing any seeds, and add to the onion mixture. Stir to combine.
Add chicken stock and spinach to onions and stir to combine. Bring mixture to a simmer, then return seared chicken thighs to pan and spoon some of the broth over the top of them to help them stay moist.
Place pan in 400 degree oven, uncovered, and cook 15-20 minutes more until chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately.
I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs because that’s what they had at my store, but I generally prefer to use bone-in, skin-on thighs because I feel like they have more flavor. You could also use chicken breasts, drumsticks, or whatever cut of meat you have on hand! Just keep an eye on it as it cooks, because you may have to adjust the cooking time depending on the cut of the meat.
I used chicken stock as the liquid in this recipe, but it would also be great with white wine! Just substitute 1/2 cup white wine for 1/2 cup of the chicken stock.
Delicious!!! I made this tonight for tomorrow’s snack, and had to stop myself from eating the whole thing right out of the oven! I neglected to read the directions all the way through, and mixed everything together before putting it in the oven for 15 minutes, and then under the broiler for 5. Yumm-o!!
1 lb zucchini, each cut in half across the middle, then each half quartered lengthwise
1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic cloves
1 Tbsp olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Herbes de Provence or dried thyme, or 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped thyme
1 Toss zucchini and garlic with olive oil, spread out onto lined sheet pan: Preheat oven to 450°F. Make sure there is a rack on the top rack spot in the oven. Place the zucchini and garlic in a bowl and toss with olive oil.
Spread the zucchini out onto a foil or silicone-lined sheet pan, skin side down. Sprinkle with salt (1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon).
2 Roast zucchini until it starts to brown, toss with herbs, salt, pepper: Roast the zucchini for 8-15 minutes, or until it begins to brown. (Start checking at about 7 minutes and keep checking every few minutes.)
Once the zucchini has started to brown at the edges, remove it from the oven and place the zucchini in a bowl. Gently mix in the herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
This is my favorite kind of recipe – quick, easy, and delicious (and healthy to boot)! Thank you so much for sharing it. The one thing I’ll do differently next time is TRUST YOU when you say 5 minutes plus just 2 or 3 more. I left them in for about 15 min (they were not getting brown – probably due to too much oil brushed on), so they came out pretty mushy, though still totally delicious. This is definitely my new go-to zucchini dish!
This came out awesome. My husband and toddler loved it. I give it 4 states because I changed the honey to apricot preserves. So this recipe definitely is going to TASTE different than how I made it. Great base recipe. Thank you Layla.
I had to quadruple the sauce recipe after I put half of the stated RECIPE toward the marinading. It wasn’t enough. So added the other HALF equaling the whole amount of the started recipes sauce. I used 3x the sauce recipe for the cooking.
I missed in two cups of brown rice and this dish make it dinner last night. Great save for dinner. Very quick cook time.
*I let my shrimps marinade for 30 minutes.
*I substituted the honey for apricot preserves.
*Made 4x the sauce recipe total -1x for the marinade and 3x for the cooking
1lb.shrimppeeled and deveined
1cupbroccoli floretsfrozen or fresh
For the Sauce
Place broccoli florets in a small bowl, fill with a few teaspoons of water and steam in microwave for 2 minutes. Combine the sauce ingredients and divide it into half. Marinate the shrimp with one half of the sauce for 5-10 minutes (or up to 24 hours). Discard marinade.
Heat a heavy duty skillet to high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan then add shrimp. Sear them on both sides in batches of 2 until browned, about 1 minute per side. Add the shrimp back to the pan along with the broccoli, drizzle with remaining sauce, and mix well to combine.
This was the best chicken I had in a long time. I didn’t cut my chicken thighs in half as they were already pretty thin to begin with and I used 4 thighs. They were perfectly cooked and I had plenty of sauce left, which I am keeping in my fridge and putting on top of veggies. I think this one is staying on the weekly menu! Thanks for sharing 🙂
6-8boneless chicken thighs, skinless or with skin*
sea salt and pepperto taste
1/2teaspoon red chili flakesoptional or to taste
3Tablespoonsbutter(swap with ghee for paleo OR Whole30)
4garlic clovessliced or minced
Juice of 1 lemon
zest of half a lemon
1/3cuphomemade or low sodium chicken broth**PLEASE SEE NOTES BELOW
2Tablespoonsheavy cream OR coconut cream
Chopped fresh parsley and lemon slices for garnish, if desired
Season the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and chili flakes.
To cook in the Instant Pot:
Press the Sauté function (Normal setting) on the Instant Pot and add the olive oil to the pot. (I use a 6 Quart Instant Pot DUO)
Place chicken in the Instant Pot and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. This helps to seal in the juices and keep it tender. (You may have to work in batches depending on the size and amount of chicken you are using). Once browned, remove from Instant Pot and set aside.Melt butter in Instant Pot and stir in the onions and garlic. Add lemon juice to deglaze pan and cook for 1 minute. Add Italian seasoning, lemon zest, and chicken broth.
Place the chicken back into the Instant Pot, lock the lid, and turn the valve to SEALING.
Select the Manual (older models) or Pressure Cook (newer models) button and adjust the timer to 7 minutes.It will take about 5-10 minutes to come to pressure and start counting down.
When done, release the pressure after 2 minutes, then remove your Instant Pot lid.
Remove chicken from Instant Pot using tongs and set aside on a large serving plate. Stir in heavy cream (if using) into the Instant Pot. If you like your sauce thicker – you can thicken with a cornstarch slurry (if not low carb) or arrowroot starch slurry (or xanthan gum) by mixing 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (arrowroot starch) mixed with 1 teaspoon cold water). Press off and turn Instant Pot to SAUTE function. Cook and allow the sauce to bubble and thicken. Turn off and add chicken back to the Instant Pot to coat with sauce. Spoon sauce over chicken and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve with your favorite sides and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.
To cook on the stove:
In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat add olive and cook for 4-5 on each side, or until chicken reaches 165 degrees. Transfer browned chicken to plate and set aside.
Return pan back to heat and melt butter. Stir in onion and garlic. Add lemon juice to deglaze the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add Italian seasoning, lemon zest, and chicken broth. Stir in heavy cream [if you like your sauce thicker – you can thicken with a cornstarch slurry (if not low carb) or arrowroot starch slurry (or xanthan gum) by mixing 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (arrowroot starch) mixed with 1 teaspoon cold water].
Once the sauce has bubbled and thickened up slightly, add the chicken back into the pan until hot. Spoon sauce over chicken and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve with your favorite sides and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.
*For chicken breasts: use 3 breasts, sliced horizontally in half.
****I use ⅓ cup of broth combined with the juice from the lemon in my 6 Quart Instant Pot DUO with no problems or *burning sign – if needed you can increase the amount of liquid if this combination doesn’t work for your Instant Pot model
This was perfect. I made it with a side of brown rice (cooked in chicken broth). I halved the recipe. The only thing I did differently was instead of the olive oil, I used 1/4 chicken broth. (watching my calories). Marinated for 10 mins. Then sautéed for a few mins (and added water as needed). Fabulous and healthy
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice
6 garlic cloves, grated or minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound large shrimp, shelled (except for tails) and deveined
In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, juice, garlic, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Set aside and marinate for 20 minutes.*
Preheat oven broiler on high.**
Spread shrimp along with marinade in single layer in an oven-proof skillet or baking pan.
Place in center of oven and broil for 3 minutes, until pink.
*Shrimp may be marinated for longer, up to a day. If marinating longer than 20 minutes, omit lime/lemon juice, then add juice just before cooking.
**If needed, shrimp may also be cooked stove top. Cook over medium heat for until done (about 3 minutes), turning halfway through.
Baked Fries with Garlic Sauce and Oregano. Baked potato wedges served with garlic hummus tahini Oregano sauce. These Garlic Fries are super addictive and just like the deep fried Mediterranean Garlic Fries. Add vegan feta if you like. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Snack Recipe.
Every time I am around Bellevue, I remember how much I like the food at Garlic crush and pick up a falafel sandwich and their garlic fries sans feta. They are fries, all fried, crisp and hot dripping with this garlicky tangy dressing. Its one of those once a while indulgence like fried Samosas.
Most days we pick up the just fries for the road. I have no clue why I always get hungry as soon as I am in the car. Even if it is right after a heavy lunch. 5 Minutes into the drive, I will get an urge to munch. It probably runs in the family. Or so Mom says. I cannot imagine how she handled 3 constantly munching kids while driving them around :).
I decided to so something about that craving with a baked version. I feel much happier eating this and my tummy thanks me too! for several reasons including homemade is always better/fresher. These baked garlic fries take just a few minutes to throw together. Chop up potatoes, toss in oil and bake. Cook some chopped garlic to golden. Blend the sauce + garlic and keep ready. Dress (the fries) and impress. For variation, use baked sweet potatoes or root vegetables.
INGREDIENTS For the Fries:
2 large russet potatoes cut into thin wedges or fat match sticks
2 to 3 tsp starch like arrowroot or flour
1 tbsp oil
salt, pepper to taste
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp or more dried oregano, or use fresh
Garlic Tahini Hummus Sauce:
2 tsp oil
5 cloves of garlic, minced/finely chopped
3 Tbsp hummus (or use cooked chickpeas + lemon juice)
3 Tbsp tahini
2 to 3 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp garlic powder
salt to taste (1/4 to ½ tsp)
½ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp or more dried dill or parsley
2 to 3 Tbsp water as needed to thin
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or oregano for garnish
Bake the fries: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Chop the potatoes. Press a paper towel on the potatoes to absorb excess moisture if needed.
In a large bowl, add the chopped potatoes and toss in flour/starch. Then add oil and mix in. Sprinkle will salt, pepper, garlic, oregano and mix in.
Spread the potatoes on parchment lined baking sheet with atleast a ¼ inch between them. *Parchment papers have oven safe temperature mentioned on them. Do not use parchment with temp rating lower than 425. Bake on a greased baking sheet instead.
Bake for 15 minutes. Turn the sheet around and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes or until golden/golden brown on most edges. do not over bake to too much brown as the potatoes get bitter when burnt.
You can find complete recipes of this BAKED FRIES WITH GARLIC SAUCE in veganricha.com
An easy, healthy side dish that you’ll want to make with every single meal!
With the weather hitting 90 degrees this week, I think it’s safe to say that bikini season is officially here. So in an attempt to shed off all that donut weight, Jason and I have really been trying to get into this whole “clean-eating” situation. And instead of our usual carb-loaded french-fry-onion-ring-deep-fried side dishes, I decided to make a healthy, protein-rich side dish. That is, after we’ve had our morning cup of coffees and maple bars.
Now instead of just serving up a boring old bowl of quinoa, I decided to have a little bit of fun with it and add in one of my all-time favorite veggies = mushrooms. Not only do they have an amazing distinct flavor but they also add a range of nutritional and health benefits right into your meal! And no, this is not a sponsored post for mushrooms. I just REALLY love mushrooms.
1 cup quinoa
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions; set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic and thyme, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in quinoa until well combined.
Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes – the easiest and delicious roasted potatoes with olive oil, butter, garlic, herb and lemon. No deep-frying easy recipe!
Everyone loves potatoes, I mean, who doesn’t like potatoes? Even the pickiest eaters like potatoes, case-in-point: my 4-year old son. While we all love fried potatoes such as chips and fries, the reality is that most people hate deep-frying at home. Deep-frying can be so messy, it wastes a lot of oil, the splatter, but most of all, many people are dreadful of deep-frying and the aftermath such as clean-up.
But there are so many ways of preparing potatoes and baking/roasting is definitely one of the easiest options. Recently, I got a bag of small baby potatoes for another recipe and have some leftover sitting on the counter top. I decided to make them into this amazing garlic herb roasted potatoes, a recipe I learned from Gratinee.
The potatoes are sliced like hasselback potatoes, roasted with olive oil, garlic, butter, parsley, thyme and lemon. It’s really very easy and the only seasonings you will need are black pepper and salt. Easy peasy, and after an hour in the oven, magic happens and you have the most amazing, tender, aromatic, and absolutely flavorful roasted potatoes. Gratinee‘s recipe also included roasted chicken, which I should try another time.
1 1/2 pounds baby (small) or fingerling potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 heads garlic, top trimmed
1/2 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves
1/2 lemon, cut into wedges
5-6 sprigs thymes
Scant 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Preheat oven to 350F. Cut slits on the potatoes, do not cut through. Place the potatoes in a roasting pan and brush with the olive oil and melted butter. Add the garlic, parsley, lemon and thyme in the pan, in between the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
You can find complete recipes of this Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes Recipe in rasamalaysia.com