I was very pleased to see five little zucchinis in my garden, and especially happy that overnight they hadn't grown to the size of fireplace logs. I had great plans for those first zucchinis, and they didn't disappoint me.
NOTE: This is a previously-scheduled blog post. I hope to get back to blogging and caught up on reading all of your blogs in the next week. Some of our family have been with us for the past week, so it's been pretty busy around here.
Balsamic Chicken and Zucchini with Angel Hair - Recipe
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 large onion, sliced
1-2 red bell peppers (I used Carmens)
3-5 small, young zucchinis
Fresh mushrooms, or canned and drained
1 can black olives
1 small can green chili peppers
Grated Parmesan cheese
Angel hair (Cook according to package directions while you're preparing the recipe below.) When done, drain angel hair and stir in a teaspoon or so of olive oil to keep it from sticking. Set aside.
In a large skillet, saute the chicken in a couple tablespoons of peanut or corn oil (it browns better than when I use olive oil). Remove chicken to a large plate.
In same large skillet, saute onions and peppers in a couple tablespoons of olive oil. You're ready to add the zucchini chunks when the onions and peppers have cooked down just a little.
Add 1 can drained mushrooms or fresh sliced mushrooms.
Add 1 can black olives, drained (You may need two. It depends on how many olives you're going to snitch before this project is done.)
Add 1 can green chilis.
Add about 3 T. (or more) Balsamic vinegar to the skillet. Stir in sauteed chicken.
Turn burner to low and cook until zucchini is just tender with a bit of crunch remaining.
Serve chicken/zucchini recipe over bed of angel hair pasta. This can be made gluten-free by simply using Tinkyada (gluten-free) pasta.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.
There's no such thing as too many olives!
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