When I was working full time, I had a very busy schedule and lunch always seemed to get in the way. As you all know I really don’t like cooking, the easiest thing has always been pasta: it takes no time to cook and always tastes great!
But as we’ve been 88% paleo in the last five years (if you don’t know about paleo yet, here’s 11 things to start with), pasta was off the table (literally ;-) so I was always on the lookout for fast lunches that I could put together quickly and still look forward to.
This is one of them. And as it was quite successful when I published it in the past on another blog, I decided to repost it (and translate it also into Italian and Spanish).
It’s adapted from a recipe that my dad used to cook for me when I was little—the only way I would eat protein back then! It’s a simple chicken dish, cooked with zucchini and cherry tomatoes that takes as long to make as pasta (for real!).
Fast, yummy and dummy-proof!
Here’s what I use:
- 1 chicken breast
- 1 big zucchini (courgette)
- a handfull of cherry tomatoes
- salt, pepper, cumin, extra-vergin olive oil
Here’s how I make it:
- Cube the chicken, halve the cherry tomatoes and quarter the zucchini.
- Sprinkle olive oil on two pans and let it warm up.
- Add the chicken into one pan and the zucchini into the other one. Add a bit of salt and pepper to both of them.
- When the zucchini is soft (I like it even slightly brown) and the chicken is golden, combine them in the pan where you cooked the chicken (it's tastier!).
- Add a teeny-tiny bit of cumin (Why cumin? Because it seems to go with everything!). Sometimes I make a spicier version of it by adding chilly flakes instead of cumin.
- Add the cherry tomatoes and cook until they’re soft.
- I have it all!
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