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Monday, September 10, 2012

Chicken with Mushrooms and Zucchini

This meal is quick and amazing.  It’s a great way to enjoy zucchini.  From mel's kitchen cafe.

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
½ tablespoon sesame oil
8 ounces white button mushrooms, stems removed and quartered
4 small zucchini*, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely minced

Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Heat the oil and sesame oil in a large, non-stick skillet until rippling and hot. Add the chicken and cook until the chicken is browned on all sides and cooked through, 5-7 minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate.

Add the zucchini and mushrooms to the hot skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Add soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and ginger. Stir to coat the vegetables and continue to cook until the mushrooms and zucchini are tender, 2-3 minutes. Add the chicken to the skillet and stir to combine and heat through. Serve over hot, cooked rice or couscous.

*Note: If you have larger zucchini, cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the seedy middle before slicing into chunks. 

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