And we're off! Monday is back in full force again. Did you have a nice weekend? Are you ready for the week ahead?
Today I'm sharing a recipe for Mediterranean chicken that is Whole 30 and Paleo friendly. Cheers to eating healthy with a lot of flavor!
- 4 thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts
- olive oil, for coating
- juice from 2 lemons
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp oregano
- garlic powder to taste
- onion powder to taste
- splash of dry white wine
- 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat.
Rub both sides of the chicken breasts with a little olive oil and lemon juice and sprinkle with the paprika, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Saute the chicken breasts until cooked thoroughly and place aside on a plate.
Add the broccoli to the skillet with some olive oil if needed and cook until tender. Then add the cherry tomatoes, garlic, and remaining seasonings. (I added additional garlic powder, onion powder, more oregano than listed.) Add a little more lemon juice if desired while the vegetables are cooking, for about 5 minutes until the tomatoes begin to burst. Remove from the heat and add the splash of white wine and olives to create the sauce.
Add the chicken back to the skillet to warm it and combine the flavors, then serve immediately.
I also added some frozen peas to the dish and a handful of raw kale because I was trying to use them up. It added nice dimension to the dish but didn't add or take away from the original flavor so you can toy with that other vegetables you might want to add.
This would be great over riced cauliflower or riced sweet potatoes. This particular evening I served it with roasted bell peppers and roasted carrots, and with long grain rice ONLY because I am trying to clear out the FH's pantry of items I don't normally use. Not that there's anything particularly wrong with rice if it suits your dietary needs, I just don't normally use it.
What do you have planned to prepare this week? Any new recipes you've tried recently or will try this week?
Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!