Monday, November 16, 2009

Mediterranean Chicken

I went away last weekend and took a few liberties with eating... okay, maybe a LOT of liberties... anyway you look at it, today was a particularly hard Monday at CrossFit. This WOD may have kicked my butt (thanks, Michele), but it felt SO great to get back on track today! Tonight I made a very comforting, as well as nutritious, Paleo meal! Hope you enjoy...

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (trimmed, cut in half and pounded)
almond meal
dried parsley flakes
14 oz can quartered artichokes
14 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
2.25 can sliced black olives
1 cup chicken broth
2 tsp olive oil
2-3 T fresh Italian parsley, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix about 1/2 C almond meal with 2 T dried parsley. After pounding chicken breasts, sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with almond meal mixture. Heat olive oil in a skillet, and in batches, brown chicken breasts on both sides, about 3 minutes each side. Add to baking dish when finished. After all 8 chicken breasts are browned... add chicken broth to skillet and deglaze pan. Add all other ingredients to pan, and bring to a quick low boil, then pour over chicken. Sprinkle top with fresh Italian parsley and bake for about 30 minutes.

I served this with a side salad and some steamed broccoli! There are plenty of leftovers to enjoy for lunches!
I would definitely make this recipe again. It was tasty! However, I would add diced mushrooms, and sliced onions next time! :-)

*Our Paleo/Zone challenge is coming to an end!!!!! FINAL check-in and "after"-photo is scheduled for this Sunday... November 22nd at 12:30! If you can't make it Sunday, we do need a final photo and your performance stats by Tuesday, November 24th, so please make arrangements! IF you can't remember which benchmark stats you selected, we will have your information sheets in the gym (in the food log box) for you to refresh your memory! Michele will be happy to run some special wods for the challengers at her 10 am class if you need some additional performance data. Congratulations to you ALL for taking on this challenge! ...What an amazing accomplishment!


Unknown said...

Kelly, I am so making this tomorrow night. It sounds like a dream.

Kelly Greco said...

Oh good!! It is one of my very favorites so far!!! Hope you like it as much as we did. :-)

Abi said...

One of the best chicken dishes I have made in my life....

Thanks for the awesome-O recipe..
Just deliciously awesome....

Kelly Greco said...

WOW... Thank you Abi! :-)
It is one of my favorites, too!

Renee said...

This is now one of my favorites!!! I took your recommendations and added the mushrooms and sliced onions. Even the few leftovers disappeared the next day!!!

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