Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mediteranean Chicken

In an effort to be healthier and lose those love handles that have crept into our love nest, Mr. Foodwhore and I are trying to eat more protein and veggies and less carbs and sugary crap. For our first meal on the road to healthier Foodwhores, I prepared a deliciously simple Mediteranean Chicken.

3 chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
1 can of artichoke hearts
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, julienned
1 cup of Pesto (try this recipe)
2 tbsp fresh chopped garlic
Olive oil
salt and pepper

1. Heat the olive oil and sautee the garlic until slightly browned. I love garlic and always add a ton of it to a meal. If you're not as brave as me, or if you have a date with a vampire later, I suggest cutting back a bit.

2. Add the chicken breasts to the pan and cook until the bottom is no longer pink. Flip the breasts and spread pesto on top. When the other side is no longer pink, flip again, spread with pesto, cover and let cook on medium heat until breasts are cooked all the way through.

3. Add the tomatoes and artichoke hearts and a little more pesto to the pan. Turn down to simmer and let cook for 10 minutes.

4. We served this with rice and spinach. We also spread a little more pesto on the chicken and over the rice.

Simmering away on the stove


Bon Appetit!

The Food Whore

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMGosh! This looks soooo delicious!