Summer Squash and Chicken Skillet Recipe

This is a simple meal I throw together all summer long.  It’s another great way to use up leftover chicken.  This week I used leftover Rotisserie Chicken in the CrockPot.  Just chop up an onion and summer squash and stir-fry it with some chicken and your favorite seasonings.  It’s quick, easy, healthy and frugal.  It’s really cheap if you use squash from your garden or better yet your in-law’s garden.  🙂  I’ll admit that after a winter without squash, it takes the kids a meal or two to get used to it’s slimy texture.  But generally 3 out 4 kids give this meal a thumbs up.


  • 1-2 Tbsp Palm Shortening or oil of your choice
  • 1 Sweet Onion, chopped
  • 6 Summer Squash, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Tamari Sauce (Soy-free recipes here and here)
  • Garlic Powder to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 Cups Cooked Chicken pieces


1.  Heat oil in skillet and add onions.  Cook until clear.

2.  Add squash, tamari sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper and cook just until squash is tender.

3.  Add chicken and heat through.  Serve immediately.

You may also like Asian Chicken Stir Fry.

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33 Responses to “Summer Squash and Chicken Skillet Recipe”

  1. Christine says:

    I’ve never really liked squash, but whenever I am served summer squash at restaurants, I actually like it, so this looks really good! 🙂

  2. My family loves squash! This look so healthy and filling. Both determinations for making dinner 🙂

  3. Lark says:

    Two of my favorite things together! I am so glad you shared this with us all on
    Made it on Monday! 🙂

  4. Marlee says:

    Oooh I love squash! I make it with zucchini and parmesan cheese, mmm! This looks great though, I’ll have to try it! Found you at the Thursday Blog Hop and am glad I did! Am a happy new follower :).

  5. Alissa says:

    What a great recipe! Thank you for a great recipe idea. As someone with food sensitivities to yeast and cane sugar, it’s encouraging to find others who are getting creative with various food options. Have a great day!

  6. Fiona says:

    Hmmm that looks yummy. It’s hard to find yellow squash here in Australia often, next summer I might try and grow it myself and try your recipe!

  7. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Nancy,
    We just got a large basket of squash from the garden yesterday and this will be a great dish to try. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. cheerful says:

    i never tried summer squash yet, i don’t even knew it but i asks mr. google already and found out that its like a yellow zucchini, which i just saw in the market today. so, thanks for sharing your recipe, sounds easy and i think we can give it a try! have a great weekend!

  9. That squash and chicken skillet sounds so good. What a perfect way to use up the bounty of your garden. Thanks for sharing your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a great weekend!

  10. Miranda says:

    I could imagine squash being a hard one to get by the kids, but I like it and this is a great idea to use it up with leftover rotisserie. Thanks for linking to Fat Camp Friday, see you next week!

  11. Recipe looks very easy and healthy too! Great for using up those chicken leftovers in the fridge. 🙂 I sure would agree that some kids may have a hard time with the squash, but starting to have them get used to it earlier would be nice.

    Visiting from FTF! Here’s mine: Chooks To Go – Rustan’s Gateway

  12. raya says:

    never eaten anything like that, but looks yummy! hope you don’t mind, i will be adding your blog into my blogroll.. and hope you could visit me back!

  13. Honestly, I think squash will be the one thing I miss this year without my mom’s garden. Such a versatile little veggie. That looks scrumptious! 🙂 (visiting from It’s a keeper!)

  14. Alea Milham says:

    This is my kind of meal: real food, simple and delicious! I will give this a try as soon as I harvest my summer squash. Thanks for sharing this recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  15. This looks really good.

  16. That looks so easy and so yummy. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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