Chicken with Papaya and Zucchini


As I was looking through my fridge yesterday wondering what to make for lunch, I thought “what could I combine in a new way today?”  And this is what I came up with.  The papaya is a wonderful compliment to the zucchini, adding a little sweetness my daughters just loves.  It’s perfect for a light summer lunch.

Serves 4

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 to 30 minutes


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 8 to 12 organic chicken tenderloins
  • 4 medium zucchinis
  • 1/2 almost ripe papaya
  • 1/2 cup organic chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional 1 to 2 tbsp chia seeds or sesame seeds for garnish


Heat coconut oil in a large skillet and add onion.  Sauté on medium until translucent.

Add chicken tenderloins and brown on both sides.

cube zucchinis and papaya.  Add to chicken.  Sauté about 2 minutes.

Add chicken broth, salt and pepper.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer until chicken is fully cooked and vegetables tender.

Serve hot and sprinkle with chia or sesame seeds if desired.


About Valerie 

Valerie Remy-Milora is the mother of 3 amazing girls, an author, public speaker, coach and founder of Scrumptious Moms. She is passionate about empowering moms to embrace self care and live a vibrant, joyful life with their loved ones. A health and fitness nut, she is an advocate for chemical-free living, real food and GMO labeling. She believes in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.

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