Zucchini Artichoke Summer Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 zucchini, cut into 1 1/2-inch sticks
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (6 ounce) can black olives, drained and sliced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook chicken breasts in the hot oil until they are no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 5 to 10 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a breast should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cut chicken into 1/2-inch cubes and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Heat remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat; cook and stir zucchini in the hot oil until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Transfer zucchini to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  4. Mix zucchini, garbanzo beans, olives, artichoke hearts, and Parmesan cheese with chicken; toss to combine. Chill in refrigerator before serving, about 1 hour.