Italian Grilled Chicken with Yellow Squash

Atkins Italian Grilled Chicken with Yellow Squash
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Style: Italian
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 24 oz boneless (yield after cooking) Chicken Breast
  • 0.75 tsp Salt
  • 0.75 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 medium Yellow Summer Squash
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Unsweetened Ketchup
  • 0.25 tsp ground Thyme (Dried)
  • 1 serving Italian Dressing


The Atkins recipe for Italian Dressing is an ingredient in this recipe or use any bottled Italian dressing with no added sugar.

Heat grill to medium, or heat broiler. 

  1. Spoon 1/2 tablespoon salad dressing over each chicken breast, and coat thoroughly. Sprinkle them with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Let stand until grill is ready.

  2. In a medium bowl, toss squash slices with oil until coated on all sides. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and the thyme; toss again to combine.

  3. Arrange chicken breasts and squash slices in a single layer on grill. Cook squash until tender. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.

  4. Continue to cook chicken until juices run clear when pierced with a fork and an instant-read meat thermometer registers 170° F when inserted into the thickest part of the breast, 8 10 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter and keep warm. 

  5. In a small bowl, combine remaining 1 tablespoon salad dressing and the ketchup. Set aside.

  6. Place chicken on a warmed plate, spoon 1/2 tablespoon of the ketchup mixture over each portion. Place 4 to 5 slices of squash on the side. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.

How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)