The zucchini and chicken salad Is a proposal that can become habitual at your table. The main surprise that this recipe keeps is to present the zucchini raw. In general it is a very simple recipe to prepare and you can assemble it with the ingredients that you usually have in your kitchen.
Also this recipe is very Low fat , Since with the exception of olive oil, it does not contain any element that can contribute them. Likewise, you can enrich this recipe by adding bacon or mountain ham, everything will depend on your taste.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 courgettes
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 limes of basil
- Salt and vinegar
This recipe is very easy and has a considerably short preparation time, it will not take more than 30 minutes between the cooking and assembly period. Remember to wash the vegetables and herbs well, preferably in a little warm water.
Clean the breasts by removing the skin and fat clumps that have been left under it. Remove them and salt the chicken to your liking. Roast the breasts and when they are brown, remove them and cut them into thin slices.
Clean the basil leaves and dry with absorbent paper to avoid adding liquid to the recipe, then finely chop and reserve.
Remove the skin from the garlic and cut into very thin slices. Add two tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and sauté the garlic until golden. Once they are browned, remove them from the heat and leave them draining on a paper napkin, to absorb excess fat.
Wash the courgettes very well, dry them with a paper napkin and remove the ends, scrape them by the part where the thicker holes of the grater. In a large bowl, mix the zucchini with the chopped basil leaves, until they are well incorporated.
To prepare the vinaigrette, mixture In a separate bowl, 4 tablespoons olive oil with 2 vinegar. Now it's all about casting. Distribute the basil and zucchini in the dishes, making a bed for the chicken. Then sprinkle the salad with the vinaigrette and sprinkle as a finishing touch with the golden garlic that you had reserved.
- If you are going to add bacon to your preparation we suggest you Fry it In the same oil and skillet in which you suffered the garlic. This way you will recycle those flavors.
- To avoid waste, you can use the bones, skin and chicken fat to make a chicken broth For use in other preparations.
- You can replace the vinaigrette with some you like, even sweets are a good choice for this salad.