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Skillet Balsamic Chicken with Sweet Peppers and Zucchini

Skillet Balsamic Chicken with Sweet Peppers and Zucchini

We all know school nights are busy and can be a challenge at dinner times. But sometimes I feel the same during the summer! After being out all day playing and running around, the last thing I want to do some evenings is make dinner. But we need to eat, so unless I grill up something quick, a fast skillet dinner like this Balsamic Chicken with Sweet Peppers and Zucchini is something I would likely throw together.

This chicken dinner is as easy as it gets, and is so healthy and tasty, perfect for warm weather! I don’t regularly purchase thin sliced chicken cutlets but when I see them on sale I try to snag some for meals just like this. They cook up so quick and are perfect to saute in a skillet with veggies and sauce.

Skillet Balsamic Chicken with Sweet Peppers and Zucchini

Our markets are bursting with zucchini and peppers right now so I am picking up a big bunch weekly. My kids are not normally fans of peppers (they won’t touch them!) but for some reason they didn’t say a thing about them when they ate this for dinner. Either it was because they were mini and sliced into rings or they were so hungry they didn’t even notice. I did not say one word. Feeding really hungry kids after swimming and running around having fun all day definitely has it’s hidden perks. 😉

Skillet Balsamic Chicken with Sweet Peppers and Zucchini

Print Recipe

Balsamic Chicken with Sweet Peppers and Zucchini

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs thin sliced chicken cutlets
  • coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 - 10 small sweet peppers, sliced into rounds
  • 1 zucchini, halved longways then sliced into half moons
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place your chicken cutlets spread out on a plate and pat dry with a paper towel (this helps get a good sear on the chicken). Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Place chicken into skillet. Cook on first side for about 4-5 minutes or until you can see it browning. Carefully flip your chicken over. Let cook for 3-4 minutes longer. At this time add your sliced zucchini, peppers and dried oregano to pan. Let veggies saute around in the space the chicken is cooking in.
  3. Gently toss the vegetables around in pan, then add 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar over chicken. Let simmer on low for a few minutes longer until vegetables are cooked through. Top each chicken cutlet with crumbled feta and serve with vegetables.

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10 Responses to “Skillet Balsamic Chicken with Sweet Peppers and Zucchini”

  1. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted June 3, 2015 at 7:18 am

    This is my kind of dinner!! I make a very similar dish with shrimp and feta but want to try chicken!! Of course I always use lemon instead of balsamic – does that surprise you? Rich would love balsamic!! 

  2. Erica posted June 3, 2015 at 8:07 am

    YUM! This looks so so good! You know I’m always looking for easy weeknight meals!

  3. Julia posted June 3, 2015 at 10:19 am

    This is my kind of chicken dish. I love all of those sweet peppers and anything topped with feta is a winner in my book. 

    • Aggies Kitchen posted June 6, 2015 at 7:29 am

      the feta definitely sealed the deal here, the sweet peppers were a really tasty addition. Have a great weekend Julia!

  4. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen posted June 3, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    This looks really similar to something I made for dinner last night. Like, really,unbelievably similar! I love to throw together seasonal veggies with simply cooked chicken and little feta and call it dinner! 

    • Aggies Kitchen posted June 6, 2015 at 7:28 am

      oh that is too funny….though not totally surprised since we have such similar tastes 😉 The feta completes the meal!

  5. KalynsKitchen posted June 3, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Absolutely love the sound of this.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted June 6, 2015 at 7:27 am

      Thanks Kalyn, you’d love it…the sweet peppers were so good with that balsamic.

  6. Meghan Buchman posted June 3, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Dear Lord, this sounds scrumptious!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted June 6, 2015 at 7:27 am

      thanks Meghan! 🙂

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