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Easy Baked Chicken and Zucchini Recipe

Easy chicken and zucchini baked alongside hearty pieces of onion and the perfect amount of spices. It’s the ultimate easy dinner for a hungry family.

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I’ve been making this Easy Baked Chicken and Zucchini recipe on repeat because it’s just so tasty and practical!

All one has to do is chop up the ingredients, add it to a big bowl, add the seasonings, a little olive oil, give it all a toss—and viola! Ready for the oven.

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Ingredients to Make Baked Chicken and Zucchini

Chicken BreastBoneless, skinless chicken, and about one pound of it.
OnionFeel free to use red, white, or yellow onion. Use what you have on-hand.
ZucchiniThough the recipe calls for one zucchini, sometimes I like to add an extra whole zucchini if I were making it just for grown-ups.
Olive oilOlive oil adds a nice buttery texture and flavor. Feel free to use avocado oil instead.
SpicesSpices like cumin, oregano, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper season this dish to perfection.

I used two different types of veggies—onion and zucchini. I don’t see why you can’t experiment with others.

Here are some ideas:

  • Corn
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Peas
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
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How to Serve Baked Chicken and Zucchini

For a Whole30 approved meal, serve this dish with fluffy quinoa. On the other hand, buttery rice or a nice fresh salad will also work.

This time around, I served this dish with jasmine basmati rice. It was spectacular!

How Long Does Baked Chicken and Zucchini Last?

After baking in the oven, any leftovers can be covered with a lid or foil and placed into the fridge for up to three days.

a bowl of rice with chicken

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chicken and zucchini recipe
Easy Baked Chicken and Zucchini Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Easy chicken and zucchini baked alongside onion and the perfect amount of spices. It’s the perfect easy dinner for a hungry family.

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, gluten-free, whole30, zucchini
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 238 kcal
Jillian: Jillian
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless skinless, chicken breast cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 medium-size onion chopped into large pieces similar to the size as the chicken
  • 1 zucchini sliced vertically into four large pieces, then chopped into smaller pieces.
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt or salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp freshly milled pepper or pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F
  2. In a large bowl, add all of the spices, salt, and pepper. Then, add the olive oil and mix everything until a “marinade” forms. 
  3. When ready, add the cut-up chicken, onion, and zucchini to the marinade. Next, give a toss to fully incorporate the ingredients with the seasonings. You may marinate this for up to 24 hours. 

  4. Transfer the chicken and veggies to a baking dish and bake it in the oven uncovered at 425°F for 30 minutes. 

  5. Enjoy while hot and serve with fluffy quinoa or buttery rice. 
Recipe Notes

Store leftovers in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Baked Chicken and Zucchini Recipe
Serving Size
 
0.5 cup
Amount per Serving
Calories
238
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
71
mg
24
%
Sodium
 
644
mg
28
%
Potassium
 
630
mg
18
%
Carbohydrates
 
6
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
27
g
54
%
Vitamin A
 
360
IU
7
%
Vitamin C
 
11
mg
13
%
Calcium
 
35
mg
4
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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