Basting is a technique where a sauce or pan juices are repeatedly poured over meat while cooking, ensuring juiciness and a serious amount of flavor. Here, tangy homemade barbecue sauce is spooned over chicken breasts twice during roasting, for maximum deliciousness. A summery corn and zucchini sauté topped with fresh basil adds sweetness and crunch to this barbecue-inspired feast.

40-50 minutes — Serves 2 people — 500 calories per serving

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3 cloves garlic, divided
1 jalapeño
1 spice mix
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ cup ketchup
2 packets soy sauce (gluten-free)
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 zucchinis
¼ ounce fresh basil
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 ears corn

You’ll Need

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
kosher salt
black pepper
12" large pan
aluminum foil
baking sheet