Creamy Tuscan Chicken Bowl Recipe With Rice, Roasted Zucchini & Gremolata by Donna John


Creamy Tuscan Chicken Bowl Recipe With Rice, Roasted Zucchini & Gremolata

Bowls are becoming a favorite in my house. Why? Well, to be honest, it's not just because they're usually quick, easy and delicious, but you can easily eat them on the couch while watching that sports game or favorite series on TV. Nothing wrong with that! This is one of my latest bowl recipes that's full of those Tuscan flavors we love. This creamy chicken and rice bowl not only has juicy chicken in a creamy Tuscan-flavored sauce, but roasted zucchini and a fresh, lemony gremolata on top. Bowl perfection, I'd say.

To make this easy Italian-inspired chicken recipe you will need to grab the following ingredients: fresh zucchini, olive oil, fresh parsley, a lemon for juicing and zesting, garlic, ground chicken, Tuscan seasoning, flour, chicken stock concentrate and evaporated milk. The ingredients cook up in about 20 minutes (you're cooking the chicken while the zucchini roasts in the oven).

Serve these flavorful, tasty chicken bowls for a lunch or dinner. I didn't even add a side dish because everything was in that bowl (protein, grainvegetable). 

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Cuisine: American / Italian
Prep Time: 10  minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Zucchini

  • 2 zucchini, cut into half moons
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Gremolata

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Chicken

For Serving

  • 2 cups cooked rice

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Recipe Notes

  • If you don't like gremolata, don't use it! My husband enjoyed his without the gremolata on top.
  • You can use whole milk instead of evaporated milk.
  • You could use ground chicken instead of chopped chicken breast.
  • I used Better Than Bouillon.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled for four servings.
  • A bench scraper is handy for this recipe to get the ingredients all the cutting board. (See link below.)
  • If you can't find Tuscan seasoning, use dried Italian seasoning or your favorite Mediterranean or Greek blend.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook rice according to package directions for two servings.
  2. Put the zucchini onto a baking sheet. Season with salt and black pepper. Drizzle with the olive oil. Bake in a preheated 425-degree F oven until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
  3. Combine all the gremolata ingredients in a small bowl. Stir. Season with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  4. While the rice and zucchini cook, put the chicken, Tuscan seasoning and garlic into a skillet. Season with black pepper, to taste.
  5. Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute.
  7. Pour in the milk. Add the chicken stock concentrate.
  8. Cook until sauce starts to slightly thicken up, about 2 minutes.
  9. To assemble, divide the rice between two bowls. Top with the roasted zucchini, chicken mixture and finally some of the gremolata.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 591

Total Fat: 19.7g

Saturated Fat: 5.1g

Cholesterol: 132mg

Sodium: 866mg

Total Carbohydrate: 52.4g

Dietary Fiber: 4.7g

Total Sugars: 7.3g

Protein: 50.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 142mg

Iron: 5mg

Potassium: 840mg

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Elisa Schmitz
What a beautiful dish, Donna John . So fresh and delish!

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