Quick and Easy: Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Zucchini

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No matter the season, quick and easy dinners are a weeknight mainstay… or even a lifesaver. If it can be a 20-minute dinner, with simple ingredients, life has just become a whole lot simpler. Let me introduce you to Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Zucchini in a garlic brown butter sauce. It’s easy, convenient and finds a regular spot on my weekly meal rotation. A super tasty and easy dish to meal plan with.

With a handful of ingredients, it’s a simple dinner to pull together at the last minute.

And beautifully flavored with fresh herbs. Dishes like these are the reason I love to grow herbs all year long.

RELATED: Easy Herbs to Grow that Every Cook Needs

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A favorite way to serve this one-skillet dinner is over brown rice. While I absolutely love basmati brown rice, when I’m in a hurry, Minute Brown Rice is ready in 10 minutes. It’s a must-have pantry staple.

Chicken Thighs with Tomato and Zucchini in a Garlic Brown Butter Sauce

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Quick & Easy: Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Zucchini

Quick and Easy: Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Zucchini | 31Daily.com

No matter the season, there’s little more convenient for busy weeknights than 20-minute dinners. Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Zucchini in a brown butter sauce is one of those dishes that find a regular meal rotation at my house. An easy dish to meal plan with.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients

  • skinless, boneless chicken thighs (package of 6-8)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1 medium-large zucchini, quartered and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano

Instructions

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken thighs with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper and add to skillet. Cook 3-4 minutes per side or until done. Remove from pan.

Without wiping skillet clean, add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper, butter, garlic and zucchini to pan. Cook 2 minutes or until butter just begins to brown and zucchini becomes fork tender. Stir in tomatoes and cook 2 minutes more or until tomatoes begin to soften. Sprinkle fresh herbs over chicken.

Notes

Depending on the chicken, you may not need the second tablespoon of olive oil. I often eliminate it if there is enough drippings in the skillet. Always looking for ways to cut back without sacrificing flavor!

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

One thought on “Quick and Easy: Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Zucchini

  1. Mindy M. Schimmel

    How many people does this recipe feed?

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