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Chicken Tenders with Tomato-Herb Pan Sauce
zucchini saute

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
The versatile tomato-herb sauce served with these pan-seared chicken tenders can be adapted to use just about any fresh or dried herbs you have on hand. The sauce made this meal an instant hit when it was first featured in July 2015.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Zucchini Saute:
  • Zucchini - 16 oz, cubed
  • Onions, medium red - 1/2, chopped
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Chicken Tenders with Tomato Herb Pan Sauce:
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 2 cups, halved
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Green onions - 1 stalk, chopped, green parts only
  • Butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Chicken breast tenders - 1 1/2 lbs (sub boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced)

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Prep

  1. Tomatoes / Zucchini / Onions - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Make herb butter - Chop garlic and green parts of green onions (discard white parts). Heat butter (portion for the chicken) in the microwave until just starting to melt. Stir garlic, green parts of green onions, paprika, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper into butter. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Chicken - If not pre-sliced into tenders, slice chicken into strips. Season with some salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter (portion for the saute) and onions and saute until soft ~4 minutes. Add zucchini and saute until tender ~6 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper. Transfer to serving dish and top with lemon juice.
  2. Return the skillet to the heat. Add half the herb butter to the hot pan. Sear chicken on both sides until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes total. Transfer to serving dish.
  3. Increase heat to high, and add add remaining herb butter and tomatoes to pan. Saute until tomatoes begin to blacken in spots ~4 minutes. Enjoy chicken with tomatoes over top and saute on the side!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (101)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (20)
Vegetarian (9)

48 reviews

I didnt care for this much. Chicken took a little longer too cook and wasnt crispy. Side wasnt very flavorful. Probably would not make again.

By: Crystal
Posted: Dec 10, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Definitely slice the tenders lengthwise. I had to nuke mine to cook thru bc the herbed butter was getting burnt using it as the cooking oil. Next time I'd pan sear in oil and finish tossing in the butter mix.

By: Kristen
Posted: Sep 29, 2017
Diet: Original
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Very delicious!

By: Rhonda
Posted: Sep 28, 2017
Diet: Original
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The chicken in this meal absolutely rocks! Will at least do th chicken again, if not the whole meal.

By: Andrew
Posted: Sep 04, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Succotash is really tasty with endamame and lemon juice. Chicken & pan sauce was ok. I think I didn't use enough salt. 6 YO loved it!!

By: Ruth
Posted: Aug 29, 2017
Diet: Original
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Tried this a second time but paleo and with a lot more salt, and lemon on the chicken. Really good!

By: Lara
Posted: Aug 24, 2017
Diet: Original
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