This is what I had for lunch today. I think I may eat this delicious zucchini and chicken combo for lunch every day for a week. You can make this fit various eating plans pretty easily. I do a sort of half-hearted paleo so I don’t get angsty about a wee bit of mayonnaise and wing sauce. You could sub in some paleo mayo if you so desire. You could also use plain Greek yogurt for a slightly healthier option. However you make it, this meal is quick and satisfying. Now I want to make a joke about being quick and satisfying. Focus! We’re talking recipes here.
Remember, I usually cook for a crowd, so you’ll want to reduce the amounts if you’re making this for yourself. Or you could eat this for the whole week. No judgments! As is, the recipe serves 8.
Quick Zucchini and Spicy Chicken
- 4 zucchini squashes
- 2 cups of chopped or shredded chicken
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise or plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup wing sauce
- 1 Tbsp dill
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
1. Slice zucchini in half length-wise and scoop a little trough down the length with a spoon or a melon baller or whatever you have handy. Don’t throw away the zucchini innards, though!
2. Place the chopped chicken in a bowl. Dice up the leftover zucchini bits and throw those in with the chicken.
3. Pour mayo and wing sauce into the bowl. Add the dill. Stir just enough to coat the chicken with the sauces. Don’t over-do or you’ll have a weird chicken soup thing going.
4. Spoon the chicken mixture into the zucchinis. Grind some pepper over the top if you wish.
5. Sprinkle the chopped pecans onto the chicken mixture. You could also just mix the pecans into the chicken, but I prefer the crunch of it on top.
If you really like wing sauce, add more of it and reduce the mayo for extra heat. I’ve also added gourmet hot sauce from Sweet Heat Gourmet. You should try that, too, if you like extra heat and flavor.
You can eat these straight off the serving tray with your hands (I said NO JUDGMENTS!) or you can politely slice them with a knife and fork. Either way is yummy. One of the ways leaves fewer dishes.