chicken and zucchini recipes

14 Chicken and Zucchini Recipes That Will Spruce Up Your Meals

We all know the importance of eating a balanced meal. And there are some great foods to help you get all the essential nutrients you need for the day. Chicken and zucchini is one such winning combination.

Here’s a list of 14 finest chicken and zucchini recipes you can make to enjoy healthy, flavorful meals even on hectic weeknights. They range from stew and salads to kebabs and quesadillas, so you’re sure to have a range of cuisines to satisfy your taste buds.

1. Baked Chicken, Sweet Potatoes and Zucchini

This easy dish comes together with only a few simple ingredients, including protein-rich chicken, nutritious zucchini, and sweet potatoes. It gets its flavor from aromatic garlic, herbs, EVOO, and seasonings, delivering a hearty, flavorful dish. Ready in just 30 minutes, this meal is super convenient for lazy weekends and busy weeknights.

2. Broccoli Chicken Zucchini Boats

Hollowed-out zucchini halves loaded with a creamy chicken and vegetable mixture, this recipe will have you drooling! The zucchini boats are topped with cheddar cheese and roasted until the zucchini is tender yet firm enough to stand up to the filling and the cheese is melted, brown, and bubbly. You can serve it with extra sour cream and mayo for some pizzazz.

3. Chicken and Zucchini Stew

Warm, comforting, and full of spicy and juicy flavors, this chicken and zucchini stew will leave you wanting more. Prepare it by cooking zucchini with seasoned and cooked chicken, tomatoes, tomato paste, and various herbs and spices until melt-in-your-mouth tender. It’s perfect on its own, but you can also serve it with hot rice or warm pita bread.

4. Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk and Zucchini

This dish is prepared by sautéing chicken and zucchini in a delicious coconut sauce flavored with lime juice and curry powder to infuse rich flavors in every bite. Serve it with jasmine rice, quinoa, couscous, or baguette slices to soak up the creamy sauce. It’s highly adaptable, so you can use whatever veggies you have on hand.

5. Chicken Zucchini Salad 

Bring your A-game to the dinner table with this nutritious and delicious salad recipe. It’s made by tossing cooked chicken breast, diced zucchini, diced sweet peppers, chopped walnuts, and raisins with a mayo-based dressing. Serve it on top of some freshly chopped romaine lettuce or in lettuce wraps for a refreshing and delicious meal.

6. Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry

This stir-fry will satisfy all your takeout cravings without the guilt of fats and calories. In it, zucchini and tender chicken are cooked with a yummy sauce made with aromatic ingredients like ginger, garlic, and soy sauce and served garnished with sesame seeds and scallions. It comes together in 20 minutes, making it a top choice for weeknight cooking.

7. Easy, Air Fryer Grilled Chicken Kebabs

This air-fryer recipe yields a dish that is tender, juicy, and incredibly healthy. To make, thread marinated chicken with zucchini, grape tomatoes, and peppers onto skewers and air fry them to produce a crowd-pleasing dish. You can use your own seasoning blend to flavor the chicken, but make sure you don’t skip soy sauce to ensure the chicken is moist and flavorful.

8. Easy Baked Chicken and Zucchini

This recipe is affordable and easy to make — perfect for budget meals! To prepare, add chicken, zucchini, and onion to a bowl, mix in the marinade and give it a toss. Place it all on a baking dish and slide it into the oven. You can serve the juicy chicken and tender zucchini dish over quinoa or with a simple salad to round up the meal.

9. Garlic Butter Chicken Bites with Zucchini Noodles

This scrumptious dish comes together in under 30 minutes and is super easy to make. All you have to do is cook seasoned chicken until browned and smother it in a mouthwatering butter-garlic sauce before serving it with zucchini noodles. Add some shredded Parmesan and lemon wedges before serving.

10. Hoisin Chicken Quesadillas with Veggies

These quesadillas will be a favorite with everyone at your dinner table. In this recipe, sautéed zucchini and bell peppers add a fresh crunch to the chicken quesadilla. Wrapped in tortillas, the deliciously salty-sweet hoisin sauce delivers exquisite flavors in every bite. You can also add other veggies if you like.

11. Keto Creamy Chicken with Basil Pesto Zucchini Ribbons

Keto meals often get a bad rep, but they can pack a punch of delicious flavors and nutritious ingredients — just like this recipe. Zucchini ribbons and browned chicken are smothered with a creamy, smooth, and delicious pesto. You can serve it garnished with Parmesan cheese shavings and a drizzle of EVOO, and store leftovers in the fridge for later use.

12. Lemon-Braised Chicken with Zucchini and Yellow Squash Tian

This dish is spring on a plate. The lemon juice, lemon zest, and olives complement the tender and flavorful chicken breast, all served with a zucchini and yellow squash tian and drizzled with pan sauces. Serve up this balanced meal garnished with Kalamata olives for next-level appeal.

13. Mexican Chicken Zucchini Skillet

Mexican dishes like this chicken zucchini skillet are a moment. It uses wholesome ingredients like chicken, zucchini, squash, and spices that give the dish flavor and nutrition, and also includes Tex-Mex staples like beans and taco seasoning to pack a powerful flavor punch your taste buds will love. Loaded with mozzarella, this dish will have everyone scrambling for seconds!

14. Zucchini Noodles with Chicken, Spinach and Parmesan

This healthy, low-carb recipe will fit into most diets seamlessly. It calls for sautéing zucchini noodles with garlic and spinach, then serving it topped with chicken that has been seasoned with herbs and baked to perfection. Add some creaminess to the dish by garnishing it with some freshly shredded Parmesan cheese before serving.

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.