Check out these chicken and zucchini recipes for toothsome and wholesome dishes the whole family will enjoy! From appetizers to main courses, we have you covered.
Zucchini has plenty of essential vitamins, and it’s high in fiber. Pair chicken and zucchini with these tasty chicken and zucchini recipes, and you have the ultimate dinner dish!
If you don’t have a zucchini spiralizer—get one!
These satisfying recipes often call for those noodles to be spiralized, and cutting them by hand is a fool’s errand (been there, done that).
Whether stuffed into a zucchini boat, spiralized into noodles, or roughly chopped into a soup, these recipes will be a big hit.
This stir fry recipe is an excellent option if you want a filling dinner that’s lower in carbs and packed with Asian flavors.
Cut the chicken into very thin slices to absorb all of those flavors.
The trick to thin-sliced chicken breast recipes (like the kind you get with Chinese takeout) is to freeze your chicken breast for 1 hour and cut against the grain.
Pair with thinly sliced zucchini, a mouth-watering savory sauce, and eat alone or over rice.
If you are short on time (and ingredients), nothing satisfies like a casserole. This chicken and zucchini whips together in a flash—perfect for a busy weeknight.
The creamy flavors in this dish are brought to you by the ultimate casserole secret ingredient: cream of chicken soup.
Pair the cream of chicken soup with sour cream, and it transforms chicken and zucchini into something creamy and delicious.
Top with boxed stuffing, and bake in the oven until golden and delicious.
For a light pasta dish perfect for summer, check out this lemon-herb zucchini fettuccine.
Cooking this dish is almost as fun as saying ‘zucchini fettuccine’ aloud. The added lemon and herb sauce lifts the heavy flavors from the zucchini and chicken, eliminating the need for a post-dinner pasta nap.
To elevate the flavors of the zucchini, be sure to grill it. Those char marks add color to this dish, as well as a ton of flavor. Garnish with fresh herbs from the garden, and serve with a crisp salad.
Is it even summer if you don’t grill kebabs?
The secret to these tasty kebabs lies in the marinade. I like to prepare my marinade the night before to let my ingredients soak up those bright flavors from the lemon and herbs.
Be sure to marinate your raw chicken and veggies separately!
Once infused with bright flavors, skewer your protein and vegies evenly and pop on the grill for 10-12 minutes.
It’s super simple, and you likely have all of the seasonings you need right in your pantry.
If zucchini isn’t your favorite veggie, but you’re trying to like it (because it’s a nutritional powerhouse), this Tex Mex recipe is worth checking out.
It’s packed with potent seasonings and plenty of cheese that marry well together.
Plus, it’s loaded with additional protein from black beans and flavor from peppers and onions. It tastes like spicy fajitas cooked together in one big bowl!
It’s a great low-carb meal that’s insanely filling and sneaks in a few veggies under all that cheese.
These Italian chicken zucchini boats are low in carbs, delightfully creamy, and taste as good as they look.
This dish may look a little complicated, but it’s surprisingly easy and comes together in under 30 minutes.
While most recipes for zucchini boats call for pork sausage, this recipe uses chicken sausage. It has robust flavors without all that extra fat (and grease).
Infuse your chicken stuffing with goat cheese and mozzarella for creaminess and a punch of flavor.
Stuff your hollowed zucchini boats and garnish them with fresh herbs.
Who doesn’t love a one-pan meal? This recipe utilizes punchy garlic that marries perfectly with sauteed zucchini and cheesy chicken.
Everything cooks together in one pot, making clean-up a breeze.
This recipe stands out from the pack with perfectly crispy chicken breasts. The Parmesean coating helps them crisp up to a golden brown in the pan.
Toss in zucchini for a quick sear and serve.
If you haven’t bought a spiralizer yet, now is the time!
This basil pesto chicken dish is bright and colorful and the perfect low-carb option.
Instead of traditional noodles, use spiralized zucchini and toss in a light basic sauce.
Plus, there is no need to cook your zucchini noodles! Once tossed with the pesto sauce, they naturally tenderize.
If you want a less al-dente zucchini noodle, toss them in a pan and cook for 3 minutes, or pop them in the oven.
This low-carb and protein-dense dish is perfect for almost any occasion.
It works as a main dish for dinner or a show-stopping appetizer at your next potluck. The colors are bright and vibrant, and they taste like summer on a plate.
Plus, it’s super easy and only requires you to fire up the stove to cook your chicken.
Once cooked, toss with pecans, grapes, cabbage (for added crunch), rosemary, and creamy Greek yogurt.
Top sliced zucchini with your chicken salad and serve.
Chinese food is generally healthy because it doesn’t use a lot of heavy sauce or cheese.
If you are trying to eat healthily, those noodles are a problem. This chicken chow mein dish packs all the bright and salty flavors of Chinese takeout, sans the noodles.
What’s great about this dish is that it makes a lot, and it is mostly veggies.
It’s packed with zucchini, bell peppers, carrots, snow peas, and cabbage. Whatever veggies you have in your crisper will work in this dish.
Pair your veggies with tender chicken and toss with a delicious chow mein sauce.
Comfort food doesn’t have to mean carb-heavy. This satisfying sheet pan dinner captures the essence of the ultimate comfort food without guilt.
The light sauce lets the ingredients in this dish shine and whips together in a flash.
Place your seasoned chicken and veggies on a sheet pan and drizzle with sauce. This dish is incredibly satisfying, and it’s easy to freeze leftovers (if there are any!).
Even the pickiest of eaters will love this Mexican skillet dish. It’s packed with filling veggies like zucchini and paired with punchy Mexican flavors.
The best part? It comes together in one pan in just about 30 minutes.
To keep calories low, serve up this skillet dish alone, or throw it in a tortilla shell or chips and salsa.
Do you want to be the break-away star at your next potluck? This simple appetizer looks complicated, but it’s insanely easy.
It’s hard to resist the bright colors of these delectable little morsels.
Plus, most of the ingredients in the sauce are pantry staples. If you have shredded chicken and zucchini, you’re halfway there.
Mix shredded chicken with seasoning (creamy peanut butter is the secret ingredient) and place on grilled zucchini chips.
No one will go to bed hungry with this chicken and sweet potato skillet on the menu.
The sweet potatoes add a delightful punch of savory sweetness that marries well with zucchini and chicken. It’s part chili, part stew, and incredibly tasty!
The key to fusing all of these ingredients lies in the garnish.
This dish is heavy, so make sure to reach for creamy toppings. I love pairing it with sliced avocado or sour cream.
Drizzle with lime juice, and those flavors explode out of the bowl.
If calories aren’t an issue and you want more veggies in your meal, look no further!
This dish uses a healthy portion of zucchini that pairs with tender chicken, bacon, and oh-so-much cheese. If getting your household to eat their veggies is an epic battle, you can lower your weapons for tonight.
What makes this dish so satisfying is the addition of bacon. Each chicken breast oozes with plenty of zucchini, mozzarella cheese, and smoky bacon.
Pair your chicken breasts with zucchini noodles for an added punch of veggies.
Chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food, but it’s easy to get carried away with the noodles.
While the broth and chicken are low in calories, those noodles can be a problem if you’re trying to eat healthily.
This zoodle soup swaps noodles for zucchini noodles. If you haven’t bought a spiralizer yet, do it now!
Cook your chicken soup, and in the last few minutes, add your zoodles. If you add them too soon, they’ll become mushy. No one wants mushy zoodles.
This dish is light, bright, and so pretty. Diet food doesn’t have to look so sad and depressing.
This vibrant meal earns its Instagram-ready style from colorful green zucchini noodles and blanched spinach. It’s packed with nutrition from the greens but doesn’t taste like healthy food.
Pair with chopped chicken and garnish with plenty of Parmesan cheese. It’s okay to go a little crazy with the cheese. This dish is so light and healthy that a little extra cheese won’t break your diet.
If summer had an official dish, this skillet bake is a serious contender. It’s light and bright and comes together in under 30 minutes.
Zucchini has a slightly grassy and green taste, which marries perfectly with the lemon in this recipe.
Add chopped zucchini to the pan and dress with lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pair with orzo pasta or over rice.
A great way to incorporate veggies into dinner time requires a good sauce.
These peanut chicken zucchini noodles are massively healthy but taste rich and indulgent. It’s packed with clever zucchini noodles, cabbage, carrots, and bell peppers.
What makes this healthy dinner so scrumptious is the special sauce. It’s super simple to whip up and requires ingredients you likely have in your panty.
The special sauce uses peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, ginger, rice vinegar, and sriracha for a kick of spice.
Nothing is more satisfying than curry. Adding zucchini to your curry dish is a great way to infuse flavors and add nutrients and fiber.
This curry is also a great way to use up all of those neglected veggies in your crisper.
It works best with zucchini, but you can also add carrots, mushrooms, cabbage, or anything you need to use up before it goes bad.
Stir in chicken and savory and slightly sweet peanut sauce and serve over rice.
This recipe pairs all the things I love: buffalo flavors and boats. It’s low in carbs, high in flavor, and incredibly easy to make on a weeknight.
If your family is reluctant to eat their veggies, turn those vegetables into a boat! Pair them with a chopped salad or coleslaw, or eat them on their own.
It doesn’t get much better than this rustic Caldo de Pollo soup. All veggies are roughly chopped and thrown into a stock pot to simmer for hours.
It’s free of dairy, gluten, and any heavy sauce. Go ahead, grab a second (or third) bowl.
To amp up the flavor of this simple dish, bone-in chicken is a must.
While lean chicken breast is a healthier option, it won’t add extra flavor. Since this dish is so simple, white meat chicken won’t do.
Panda Express is great, but sometimes you don’t want to make the drive.
This copycat Kung Pao Chicken recipe captures all of the flavors of this popular dish without all of the driving.
The thinly cut chicken marries perfectly with the sweet, spicy, and salty Kung Pao sauce. Without this amazing sauce, it’s just chicken veggies.
While it’s technically healthier than takeout, it’s not a light dinner. To keep the calories low, use half as much sauce and skip the rice.
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