Friday, July 29, 2011

zucchini and chicken salad

i have made this a few times now.  always easy and always a hit.  that martha stewart sure knows her stuff.  
check it out:

zucchini and chicken salad


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bunch (about 8 ounces) spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup oil and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Add zucchini; toss to coat, and let marinate while cooking chicken.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken until golden brown and opaque throughout, about 7 minutes per side. Remove from skillet, and slice thinly.
  3. Toss chicken with zucchini mixture, spinach, onion, pecans, Parmesan, and mint. Serve.
    [picture and recipe from martha]


  1. Hi!! I am a new follower from Bridget's blog! You are too cute and hilarious! Loved your guest post today! :)

    ps. ever heard of lipstick jungle? its a show that only had about 3 seasons, kind of a copy cat of sex in the city... anyway, you title reminded me of it..just wondering.

  2. Kate, this looks delish! I'm always looking for new, healthy recipes -- will have to try this one!

  3. @cassandra - thanks for coming over to check me out! i have heard of lipstick jungle. never saw the shows but i liked the image. thought i would make it more baby-friendly since i am up to my eyeballs in poop and drool mostly.

    @rita - this is seriously tasty. i have a shrimp and couscous recipe i tried recently too that i loved. will post that soon as well!