Okay okay… so my first post was My Mom’s Zucchini Bread and now I’m posting ANOTHER ZUCCHINI RECIPE. Two in a row. I’m sorry… but I’m not sorry. You know why? Because we have LOCAL zucchini available for purchase (Just head on over to our order page and if you purchase a minimum of $30 in produce, you get free delivery)! Oh, AND this is the first of the crop for the summer. So what better way to celebrate than by giving you my all time favorite zucchini recipe?!
I love this recipe because I’ve never had anything similar to it. It’s unique. Mouth watering. Once cooked, it has a crispy skin, with delicious zucchini stuffing directly under it… which is cozied right next to the perfectly moist chicken breast. It’s so good that you simply must try it! (And I’m sorry that the pictures just don’t do this dish justice. I’m going to have to retake the next time I make it with better lighting!)
Please, trust me. It’s DELICIOUS. So good that I forgot to get a picture of the finished product before we all gobbled it up. I promise I’ll post more pictures when I make it again! I love to serve this with rice, and a salad.
Zucchini Stuffed Chicken
This recipe is mouth watering. It has a crispy skin, with delicious zucchini stuffing directly under it... which is cozied right next to the perfectly moist chicken breast. It's so good that you simply must try it!
1 hour, 20 minutes
- 4 pieces of chicken, skin on
- 2 medium zucchini, (Shredded, not peeled)
- 3 T butter
- 3 slices of bread (cut into cubes)
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 2 ounces shredded swiss cheese
- 1/8 t. black pepper
- salt to taste
- 1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a glass baking dish.
- 2. Mix butter and zucchini in a saucepan until tender. Remove from heat.
- 3. Add in all remaining ingredients and stir well until incorporated and cheese has melted.
- 4. Stuff raw chicken (between the skin and the meat) with zucchini mixture. Place in prepared baking dish. If there's extra mixture leftover, place around the chicken pieces directly in the baking dish.
- 5. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 30 minutes (depending on size of chicken).
- *If using the very large chicken breasts, it can take quite a bit longer to cook. Just double check it with a meat thermometer. Chicken should be 165 degrees when fully cooked.