I was, and still am, very into fennel. I didn't always appreciate the flavors though, but when I had it again somewhere that prepared it well, I fell in love almost instantly.
I made a simple grilled chicken summer plate because I was trying to find simple party dishes where people could pick at.
It's really simple. I just seasoned the chicken with my favorite Lawry's garlic salt and cracked black pepper. I sliced the zucchini and salted them to draw out the water, dab it dry with a paper towel, then season lightly with salt and pepper. The fennel I just sliced and roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper at 450 till tender and brown. I also grilled some onions just because I had some.
That's it! super simple, but tons of flavor. And if you like, grab your favorite caesar dressing and drizzle on top.. everywhere. I like the the super garlicky - anchovy flavored ones. With extra cracked black pepper on top. One of my favorite go tos and takes NO time.