Easy Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with squash and green olives. This Paleo, Whole30, and Keto Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry is full of flavor and healthy delicious. If you love zucchini, squash, and olives, don’t miss this flavorful stir-fry recipe!

Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with yellow squash and green olives. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto recipe.

Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry – easy and full of flavor!

This is a rewrite of an older recipe that I shared a few years ago when I just started the blog. Olives are not a common ingredient used in cooking where I grew up but nevertheless the first time I tasted them I immediately fell in love. There are so many types of olives and I particularly love Castelvetrano green olives.

Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with yellow squash and green olives. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto recipe.

Green olives such as Castelvetrano olives aren’t too salty and they taste smooth and buttery. Quite often I’ll buy an entire jar of pitted Castelvetrano olives and enjoy them as little snacks with some fruit or add them to my lunch salad. So I thought why not add these gorgeous green olives to chickens stir-fry. I bet they’d bring so much flavor to any dishes!

Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with yellow squash and green olives. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto recipe.

This chicken zucchini stir fry is so simple because we use olives to enhance the flavor there’s no need to add stir-fry sauce. The zucchini and yellow squash turn naturally sweet once they are cooked down a bit, combined with the juicy flavorful chicken. I have a feeling this chicken zucchini stir fry recipe will become one of your favorite go-tos.

Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with yellow squash and green olives. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto recipe.

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Oh hey! If you are new to my blog, you’ll quickly find out that stir-fry dishes are my signature go-to. From chicken broccoli stir-fry, Chicken Napa cabbage stir-fry, easy beef broccoli stir-fry, Whole30 Mongolian beef stir-fry, Thai basil beef stir-fry, Chinese pepper steak, Chinese sesame chicken…etc. The list can go on-and-on and there will be more to come. If you love stir-fries as much as I do (or maybe you want to bring your stir-fry chops to the next level), definitely check out the article I wrote on 7 stir-fry mistakes every home cook should avoid.

Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with yellow squash and green olives. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto recipe.

So my friends, next time when you are in the grocery next, be sure to grab some chicken (breasts or thighs), zucchini, yellow squash, and green olives. Toss them in the wok or skillet and within half an hour (or even shorter) you’ll have a lovely plate of my Chicken Zucchini Stir-Fry, plus extra for the next day’s lunch!

Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with yellow squash and green olives. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto recipe.

This Chicken Zucchini Stir-Fry is –

Easy
Healthy
Super flavor
Paleo, Whole30, and Keto friendly!

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Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with yellow squash and green olives. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto recipe.
Paleo Chicken with olives and squash
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Easy Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with squash and green olives. This Paleo, Whole30, and Keto Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry is full of flavor and healthy delicious. If you love zucchini, squash, and olives, don’t miss this flavorful stir-fry recipe!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian American
Keyword: Chicken Zucchini Olive Stir Fry, Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry, Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with Olives
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 150 kcal
Author: ChihYu
Ingredients
Chicken seasonings:
Other:
  • Avocado oil or ghee
  • 2 to 3 tbsp finely chopped garlic cloves
  • tsp red chili flakes , optional
  • 2 medium size zucchini
  • 2 medium-small yellow squash
  • ¼ cup + ½ cup Green olives such as castelvetrano olives , pitted
Instructions
  1. Thin slice chicken breasts to a little thicker than ⅛-inch thin. Season with coconut aminos, arrowroot, baking soda, pepper and salt, and olive oil. Gently mix well and set aside in the fridge while preparing other ingredients.
    Chicken Breast Stir-Fry Recipe
  2. Dice zucchini and yellow squash to triangle cube shape that’s a little larger than ½ inch at widest point. Try your best to dice them to similar sizes. Finely chop garlic. Set the ingredients aside.
    Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with yellow squash and green olives. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto recipe.
  3. In a well-heated large stainless steel skillet or cast iron, add 2 tbsp cooking fat. Sear the chicken breasts in one even layer in the skillet over medium-high heat without disturbing until they are in golden brown color (about 3 mins.) then use a fish spatula to flip and sear the flip side (about 2 mins.). The chicken should be almost cooked through before setting them aside along with the pan juice and oil in the skillet.
    Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with yellow squash and green olives. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto recipe.
  4. Use the same skillet over medium to medium-high heat, add 1.5 tbsp cooking fat. Add garlic and chili pepper flakes. Season with a small pinch of salt and saute until fragrant (about 8 seconds). Add zucchini and yellow squash, season with another pinch of salt, keep sauteing until the squash turn softer but not mushy (about 4-5 mins.). Your skillet should not be watery at this point. Add ¼ + ½ cup pitted green olives and chicken to the skillet. Keep stir-frying until the chicken is completely cooked through.
    Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with yellow squash and green olives. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto recipe.
  5. Serve hot or in room temperature with broccoli or cauliflower fried rice, mashed sweet potatoes, or steamed rice for a gluten-free meal!
    Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with yellow squash and green olives. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto recipe.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You can use any types of pitted olives you like. Some olives are quite salty so please make quantity adjustments based on the type of olives you use.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Chicken with olives and squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 347mg 14%
Potassium 428mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 5.2%
Vitamin C 23.4%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chicken Zucchini Stir Fry with yellow squash and green olives. Paleo, Whole30, and Keto recipe.

Love chicken recipes? Also check out my Paleo Asian Chicken Cabbage Salad, Paleo Sweet and Sour Chicken, Paleo Chicken Katsu, and Kung Pao Chicken!

Make these for dinner !