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Italian Grilled Chicken with Yellow Squash Recipe

Atkins Italian Grilled Chicken with Yellow Squash
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 24 oz, boneless, raw (yield after cooking) Chicken Breast
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 medium Yellow Summer Squash
  • 1 tbsp Unsweetened Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp, ground Thyme (Dried)
  • 1 1/2 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; you will need 3 tablespoons.

  1. Heat grill to medium, or heat broiler.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Arrange chicken breasts and squash slices in a single layer on grill. Cook squash until tender. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  5. 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.
  6. In a small bowl, combine remaining 1 tablespoon salad dressing and the ketchup. Set aside.
  7. 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.

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How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

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