Healthy Chicken Breast with Zucchini and Lentils

Healthy Chicken Breast with Zucchini and Lentils
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Chicken breast, Zucchini, lentils, pressure cooker

This delightful recipe combines tender chicken breast with fresh zucchini and hardy lentils, all cooked to perfection in a pressure cooker. It's a nutritious meal that's perfect for a family of four, emphasizing the importance of cooking and eating together.


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 medium zucchinis, sliced
  • 1 cup of lentils (preferably green or brown)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Wash and slice the zucchinis.
  2. Rinse the lentils thoroughly under cold water.
  3. Chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  4. Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  5. Let them marinate for about 10 minutes.
  6. Heat the pressure cooker on the sauté setting.
  7. Add a bit of olive oil, then sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic until they're soft and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add the seasoned chicken breasts to the pressure cooker.
  9. Sear each side for about 2 minutes until they get a nice golden color.
  10. Pour in the rinsed lentils and sliced zucchinis.
  11. Stir gently to combine with the chicken and aromatics.
  12. Pour in the chicken broth, ensuring the ingredients are well submerged.
  13. Stir to mix everything together.
  14. Close the lid and set the pressure cooker to high pressure.
  15. Cook for 15 minutes.
  16. Once done, allow the pressure to release naturally for about 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
  17. Carefully open the lid and check the seasoning. Adjust with salt and pepper if needed.
  18. Serve the chicken breasts on a plate, topped with the lentil and zucchini mixture.
  19. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

This healthy and delicious meal is not only quick to prepare but also packed with nutrients. Enjoy it with your family and make cooking together a cherished routine!

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