This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Forester Farmer’s Market . The opinions and text are all mine.
Recently I read a post on social media where someone was asking what to do with a handful of ingredients they had on hand. Chicken, tomatoes, and zucchini were some of those ingredients. Cook them all together I said!!
In the summer, these three ingredients together are some of my favorite.
To be able to toss everything into one pot on the stove (or you could do this in the slow cooker) is one of my favorite ways to cook. Let me show you how easy it is to make this one pot Italian chicken and vegetable meal. Your family will love it.
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- 3 T olive oil
- 4 large chicken breasts (we used Forester Farmer’s Market Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts)
- 1 T Italian seasoning
- 1 T seasoning salt
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic minced, I use the jarred stuff
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
- 2 c fresh green beans, cut in half
- 1 large yellow squash, sliced and then slices cut in half
- 2 large zucchini, sliced and then slices cut in half
- 6-8 sweet mini peppers, cut into strips or slices
- 1/4 c shredded parmesan cheese
Grab a large cooking pot, I love my cast iron dutch oven. Add the olive oil, onion, and garlic. Simmer over medium heat.
After about 3 minutes add the chicken breasts and place them over the cooking onions and garlic. Cook them for about 8 minutes on each side or until the juices run clear.
We grabbed our Forester Farmer’s Market chicken breasts from Sam’s Club. This pack has a total of 8 very large chicken breasts. This is butcher shop quality chicken that is Non-GE and Non-GMO. Literally a family farm in Arkansas. As they say, “Chicken that is chicken.”.
Most chickens today just aren’t what they were in Forester, Arkansas back in the 1930’s in the hills of western Arkansas where the company founder grew up during the Great Depression. It was a time when you grew your food. I remember my grandmother would share stories like this with me when she was still alive. She was born in 1916 (in Arkansas as well) and they raised chickens in their backyard for this very purpose.
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Once the juices run clear in the chicken, take each breast out and cut into cubes. toss in the remaining vegetales.
Toss back into the pot.
Toss in the remaining vegetables.
Evenly sprinkle all ingredients int he pot with the seasoning salt and Italian seasoning.
Stir and cook over medium heat until the vegetables are tender. I popped the lid on for about 15 minutes.
Plate it up (or use a bowl like we did) and top each plate with Parmesan cheese.
This is literally amazing! The chicken melts in your mouth. All of the flavors of the vegetables are just amazing and blend together so well.
You can serve it with a salad if you want, but honestly, this was enough.
You know what else I bet would be good? Some steamed brown rice underneath.
Dinner was done in 30 minutes or so.
I am going to be on the look out for more chicken from Forester Farmer’s Market. The quality did not disappoint and I love how big each breast is. They have whole fryers too. Those can cook in 30 minutes in the pressure cooker.
What is your favorite way to cook chicken on a busy night?