Chicken and Pancetta Saute
with summer squash / tomatoes / fried egg
This quick and flavorful summer chicken and pancetta saute last appeared in a meal plan in 2019. It's packed with produce and finished with a fried egg.
Smarts: This is a great meal to use up any leftover vegetables, so feel free to sub or add whatever you have on hand.
- Summer squash - 16 oz , chopped (sub zucchini)
- Leeks - 2 , white parts chopped
- Pancetta - 4 oz , diced (look for pre-diced pancetta near the deli meat)
- Basil, fresh - 8 leaves , chiffonade
- Tomatoes, medium - 2 , chopped
- Chicken, ground - 1 lbs (sub any ground meat)
- Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
- Paprika - 1/2 tsp
- Lemon juice - 2 tsp
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Eggs - 4
Drain off all but 1 Tbsp / 15 mL (for 4 servings; adjust if customizing) of oil (or add a splash of cooking oil if the pan looks dry).
Add leeks and saute until tender, ~2 minutes.
Add chicken with some salt and pepper and saute, breaking it apart, until chicken is nearly cooked through, ~5 minutes.
Add summer squash and saute for 4 to 5 minutes. Add ground coriander, paprika, and tomatoes and saute until spices are fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more.
Remove pan from heat and stir in lemon juice and pancetta. Set aside, covered to keep warm.
Heat a nonstick pan with oil over medium heat. Crack eggs into pan and fry until cooked to your liking - on one side for sunny-side up or flip to cook on both sides.
Divide chicken between serving plates. Top with basil and a fried egg. Season egg with some salt and pepper. Enjoy!