Saturday, May 18, 2013

Zucchini-Tomato Italian Chicken

The Farmer's Markets in our area are pretty much all opened up for the season, but sadly, we've not made it to any of them yet.  The only days we can really get to one is Saturdays, and lately our Saturdays have been packed to the gills busy.  Except today - such a rare occurance of non-scheduled time that se slept without the alarm and wound up sleeping late and spending the day happily doing nothing.

But, even though we aren't getting out to the Markets, it is nice to see spring produce hitting the stores. We picked up some zucchini the other day, and I used it along with some lovely chicken thighs the farm where we get our meat had (that was a nice change of pace - I mostly buy whole chickens from them, but they hard parts packaged up, so we took advantage of the opportunity to get some).

I really love chicken thighs - they are so much more moist and flavorful than breasts. It shocks me that in some parts of  the country, it's hard to even find thighs because people are so disdainful of 'dirty meat'.  Crazy people!

This was delicious and heated up very well for lunch the next day - I look forward to lots more zucchini in my future the next few months!

Italian Chicken Thighs with Zucchini and Tomatoes

4-6 chicken  thighs (bone-in)
2 T. coconut oil, tallow, lard or ghee
herbs, salt and pepper to taste (I used oregano, sage and fennel pollen)
 1/4 cup chicken broth
3-4 zucchini, cut into matchsticks
2-3 tomatoes diced (or 1 can diced tomatoes)
1/2 cup diced black olives (kalamata if you've got 'em - green olives would be good, too)
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Sear chicken in oil to brown, turn and brown other side.  Sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper.  Add broth and let simmer, covered, 25 minutes.  Add vegetables and olives and simmer, covered, until zucchini is tender and cooked through, about 15 minutes more.

Sprinkle with Parmesan to serve, if desired.

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  1. This is certainly a delicious recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love squash and tomatoes so this is right up my alley.



  2. Wow, something new to do with my zucchini! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I love zucchini and chicken so I've pinned this recipe! Yum@

  4. Aren't Farmers Markets wonderful?! One of my favorite things to do.

    Happy week to you!

  5. Oh wow...this looks so yummy! Can't wait till the zucchini and tomatoes start growing so I can make this!


  6. I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  7. This looks really good but what I really love is how colorful it is! It's so pretty. Thanks for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday!"

  8. What a great recipe! Thanks for joining Diann and I at TTF this week.


  9. This looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!

  10. This looks and sounds amazing! Thank you for partying with me.

    Fluster Buster

  11. I love Italian! Looks fab... Thank you so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell! I'd love to have you come and share again today Have a great weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie

  12. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  13. The Kalamata olives would give such a nice pop to this and I love anything with zucchini. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I love your blog :) follow me and I'll follow you


  15. yes, yes, let me grab a fork! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  16. This sounds yummy. Pinning so I can make it later! Thanks for sharing this recipe on Wellness Wednesdays!

  17. Yum! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again tomorrow!

  18. Thanks for sharing this with us on Wildcrafting Wednesday last week!