Grilled Chicken with Zucchini Papardelle

Yield: 2 servings

You can always grill more chicken and use it in another dish during the week, such as Grilled Lemon Chicken Salad. I recommend using a mandolin to slice the zucchini.

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 lemons
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise into ribbons
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • red pepper flakes

Preparation:

  1. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Place the chicken in a non-reactive dish and cover it with the juice of a lemon and 1/4 cup olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss chicken to coat.
  2. Once grill is ready, place the chicken over the coals and grill, covered, for 15-20 minutes, flipping the chicken about every 5 minutes.  If the coals are too hot ( as evidenced by charring), move the chicken to a cooler part of the grill. Once cooked (juices will run clear), set chicken aside for 5 minutes before slicing diagonally into thin pieces.
  3. Over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saute pan. Add the zucchini ribbons and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Sautee the zucchini, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes or until just wilted. Add the corn, basil and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Heat mixture through, about 1 more minute.
  4. Divide and mound the zucchini mixture onto two plates. Placed the grilled, sliced chicken over the zucchini. Drizzle the plate with a mixture of equal parts lemon juice and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

 

 

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