Easy Oven Baked Chicken Breasts with Microwave Steamed Squash

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Nutrition Facts

Easy Oven Baked Chicken Breasts with Microwave Steamed Squash


172 Per Serving


26g Per Serving


2g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

Calories 172
Total Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 403 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 26 g

Dietary Exchanges
3 lean meat, 2 vegetable


Servings  4  

For the Baked Chicken Breast

  • nonstick Cooking spray
  • 4 oz boneless, skinless, halved chicken breasts (all visible fat discarded)
  • 1/3 cup fat-free Italian or Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing

For the Microwave-Steamed Squash

  • 3 medium squash (any combination of zucchini or yellow squash)
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp. water


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For the Baked Chicken Breast

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Trim visible fat from chicken (optional – pound to even thickness)
  3. Place chicken breast halves in baking dish, spoon half of the dressing evenly over the chicken. Flip chicken with a fork and spread remaining dressing evenly over the chicken.
  4. Bake uncovered at 350° for 25-30 minutes until chicken is tender and no longer pink.

For the Microwave-Steamed Squash

  1. Wash squash and tomato, remove ends of squash with a knife. Slice squash in ¼ inch thick slices. Dice tomato.
  2. Add water to a microwave-safe covered dish. Add squash and tomato and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  3. Microwave covered on high 5-7 minutes until vegetables reach desired softness.

Tip: Allow the chicken to stand at least 10 minutes before you slice it so the juices redistribute throughout the meat.