Let's pretend it's the summertime, + a recipe.

Just close your eyes for a quick second. Now take a big "Ooooommmmmee"-like breath. Do you smell that fresh-cut-lawn-blue-sky-sticky-summer? Do you smell it? And feel the warm sun on your arms and legs and hear the birds chirping (and in my case...the giant disgusting cicada bugs. Yep. They're nast.), and hear the kids playing outside and the ice cream man music in the background?

Ahhhh. Summer. How I miss thee. Especially when it is suddenly hitting record-breaking low temperatures in my neck of the woods right now. Like, it gets colder when the sun comes up. How is that even possible? I don't even.

But friends! Good people of the internet! I made up a recipe the other night when I was reeeeaaallly missing summer, and I think you should make it, too. It's a good one. Husband and toddler approved, even!

One-pan Summertime Chicken

3-4 chicken breasts
1 large zucchini squash
1 large yellow summer squash
1/2 red onion
1/4 cup fat free zesty italian dressing
Greek seasoning
Lemon pepper
Pam spray

Preheat oven to 350. Spray the bottom of a 9x13 pan with Pam. Wash squash and slice them into rounds, then place them in the bottom of the pan. Coat with lemon pepper and Greek seasoning (probably 1-2 tsp of each, or more if yo feelin' crazy!), and toss until coated. Cut chicken breasts into strips, & put them on the squash mixture. Season with Greek Seasoning. Thinly slice the red onion, and place over the chicken, and then top everything with the Zesty Italian. Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 min, or until chicken is cooked through and squash is tender. Enjoy! 

Oh, and if you want to REALLY get into the whole summer thing, make a couple of these to go with it! Because they're kind of the bomb diggity.


  1. Yum girl I am totally going to try this guy!!

  2. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!!