I have another 17 day diet-approved recipe for you today, and it's one of my favorite meals so far: sundried tomato, basil, and feta-topped chicken. So delish!
It's barely even a recipe it's so easy. You'll need thin chicken breasts, olive oil, spices, sundried tomatoes, herbed fat-free feta, and fresh basil. I found these bagged sundried tomatoes at Trader Joe's and they're awesome! Just make sure the only ingredient is tomatoes. I used this President herbed fat-free feta cheese...but I can't wait to make this with real feta cheese in a few weeks :)
This recipe is basically my spiced chicken (made without butter) topped with a mixture of sundried tomatoes, feta, and chopped fresh basil. It involves a microwave. I told you... it's simple.
Here's how to make it:
For 2 servings
-2 chicken breasts
-2 tbsp olive oil
-Choice of spices (I used sea salt, course ground black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and dried basil)
-2 tbsp sundried tomatoes
-2 tbsp herbed feta cheese (fat free if following 17 day diet)
-1-2 tsp finely chopped fresh basil leaves
-Season both sides of raw chicken breasts liberally with choice of spices.
-Heat olive oil in a skillet or on a griddle over medium heat.
-Once hot, add chicken breasts and cook until browned and cooked through, about 6-7 mins/side.
-Remove chicken from heat, plate, and cover with foil for 5-10 minutes.
-Meanwhile, mix together sundried tomatoes, feta cheese, and basil in a bowl.
-Top each chicken breast with half of the tomato mixture, pressing gently. Cover the chicken breasts with a bowl or deep plate and microwave for 1 - 1.5 minutes, until cheese has melted slightly. Serve.
that looks wicked tasty - I'll have to give it a whirl. I only did the 17 day diet for 1 week - it wasn't working for me... just was not feeling well at all. I'm still eating clean, but added back in whole grains and am feeling much better! I don't think I eat a big enough variety of acceptable foods to make the 17 day diet work!ReplyDelete
I am trying this one tonight!! I think I might serve it on a bed of sautéed spinach and make some sort of a dressing or sauce? Any recommendations on a sauce?ReplyDelete
Yum! What about a Mediterranean vinaigrette dressing? http://www.taylormadebytaylorbee.com/2013/04/mediterranean-chicken-salad.htmlDelete
Or, I also think a balsamic reduction would be delicious! Just pour about 1 cup of balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and turn heat to high. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until it has reduced to about 1/3 - 1/2 cup. Pour into a bowl and let cook/thicken for 15-30 minutes.
So delicious!! I made the reduction and ended up sautéing some garlic with the spinach.... yumm!!Delete