Succotash with Chicken

12 oz package of shelled edamame

1 pound boneless chicken thigh or breast, thinly sliced

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, peeled and chopped

1 red pepper, seeded and chopped

1 zucchini, chopped

1 summer squash, chopped

2 cups cooked corn (approximately 2-3 ears)

  1. Fill ¾ of a small saucepan with water, and bring it to a boil. Add the edamame, and cook for five minutes. Drain and set aside
  2. Place a large skillet over a medium-high heat. When it’s heated, add one tablespoon of olive oil, and add the sliced chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and sauté until it’s cooked through. Remove from the pan and set it aside
  3. Using the same pan, lower the heat to medium, add one tablespoon of olive oil, and the onion and pepper. Cook for five minutes. Add the zucchini and summer squash, and cook for 4-5 more minutes, or until it’s almost cooked through. Add the corn, edamame, and chicken, and cook until everything is heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve

Yield: 3-4 servings

NOTES:

  • You can change the flavor in so many ways, including adding:
    • Parmesan cheese
    • Chinese Five Spice
    • a splash of your favorite barbecue sauce
    • fresh tomatoes and basil, with a splash of balsamic vinegar
    • flavorful herbs such as rosemary or sage