Fresh zucchini and squash really brighten this chicken and rice dish. Garlic and oregano combined with lemon juice add extra hits of flavor the whole family will like.
Recommended: 30 Skinny Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less
VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 2-3/4 cups chicken broth, divided
- 2 cups uncooked instant rice
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
- 1 cup sliced yellow summer squash
- 1 cup sliced zucchini
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons prepared herb butter
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups broth to a boil. Stir in rice. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cornstarch and remaining broth until smooth; set aside.
- In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry the chicken, yellow squash, zucchini, onion and garlic in herb butter for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in the lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Chicken Stir-Fry in Simple & Delicious March/April 2007, p7