Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini


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Garlicky and cheesy chicken with yummy caramelized zucchini all made in one skillet! This Garlic Parmesan Chicken is your lifesaver on a busy weeknight. All you need is one pot and in 20 minutes you’ll have dinner on the table.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skillet

This garlic parmesan chicken skillet recipe is so easy, and you don’t need any fancy ingredients. You don’t even need to use fresh zucchini if you don’t have it. You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand, fresh or frozen, and it would be delicious. Broccoli, spinach, or peas would be great in this dish.

For this recipe, you can use any kind of skillet that you have at home. I like to use cast iron whenever I can because it just makes everything taste better! It also retains heat better and cooks things more evenly, so it is great for cooking meat.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Ingredients

All you’ll need for this recipe is:

  • Chicken Breast
  • Salt + Pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Parmesan Cheese

I like to buy the big packs of chicken breasts at Costco or Walmart so I always have extra chicken. In this recipe, I call for fresh chicken, but you can always use frozen chicken too. The safest way to thaw chicken is to leave it in the fridge a couple days before you need to use it, or you can completely

One Pot Chicken Recipes

I am the biggest fan of one pot recipes. I’m all about minimal prep time and most importantly, minimal clean up time! I’ll go out of my way to make sure I dirty as few dishes as possible. That’s why I have a whole section of one pot recipes on my site. Here are a few of my very favorites:

Lemon Chicken Orzo

Chicken Bacon Ranch Rice Casserole

Alfredo Chicken Broccoli Skillet Lasagna

What to Serve with Parmesan Chicken

If you want to serve something extra with this skillet dish, I would suggest adding rice, pasta, or some other grain. You could even make my Easy One Hour Dinner Rolls, or my Garlic Pull Apart Rolls if you’re wanting to add even more garlic into your life (I’m always looking for ways to add more garlic, lol).

This is a fabulous low carb meal, so if you want to stay low carb you could serve this with another veggie or a salad. My Caprese Salad is more cheese than vegetable, and is a fantastic low carb side.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Garlic Parmesan Chicken is your lifesaver on a busy weeknight. Cheesy chicken and yummy caramelized zucchini is all made in one skillet!


  • 1 lb 1 chicken breasts, cubed

  • salt

  • pepper

  • Italian seasoning

  • garlic powder

  • onion powder

  • 3 tbsp 3 olive oil, divided

  • 1 tbsp 1 butter

  • One medium One zucchini, diced

  • One One yellow squash, diced

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 grated Parmesan cheese


  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder to your liking. Cook until the chicken is cooked through, then remove from the pan and set aside.
  • To the same pan, add 1 tablespoon more olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. Once hot, add in the zucchini and squash, and season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to your liking. Cook until tender.
  • Add the chicken and Parmesan cheese to the pan. Stir to melt the cheese and serve. Enjoy!

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