- 2 4-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1T Mrs Dash Chicken Grilling Blend
- 1 large zucchini, ends removed and sliced lengthwise
- 2T good-quality extra-virgin olive oil (I prefer Morea unfiltered)
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
Once your grill is hot, place the chicken and the zucchini directly on the source of heat. (If you have a vegetable rack or broiler pan, you can place the zucchini on that first, and then over the flame to avoid losing any stragglers in the fire.) Cook the chicken breasts for six to eight minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. The zucchini should cook until tender in about the same amount of time, but you can move it to the upper rack or flip the slices more frequently if you're noticing more char accumulating than you prefer.
Serve hot, right off the grill; serves two.
That's it! With farm-fresh zucchini and quick-cooking chicken breasts, this meal comes together quickly and affordably. Mrs Dash is a no-MSG seasoning, but of course you can substitute in your preferred spice blend or fresh herbs and citrus. A little garlic and fresh lemon juice would be another fast, simple preparation if you have the ingredients on hand.
I would suggest rounding out the meal with a whole-wheat roll and some fresh fruit for dessert. That way you're getting two servings of fruit and vegetables, a whole grain, healthy fat and some filling protein. Good food that's good for you. Enjoy!