Monday, August 30, 2010

Spicy Mediterranean Chicken

I'm still coming off the high from Saturday's Local Affiliate Challenge! What an amazing day of camaraderie, sportsmanship, community spirit and athleticism. It was not only a blast to participate in, but amazing, motivating and inspiring to watch! As Annie said in her opening... most of why we all CrossFit is the community of amazing people that share a common passion!
I left Saturday with so much pride in everybody's accomplishments! I left feeling motivated and inspired! ... and I left feeling exhausted! (Ok... I know I'm getting a little sappy.... but WOW, what a day!) THANK you CrossFit Santa Cruz Central!!!! You're the BEST! XOXO

2 chicken breasts, skinless boneless
4 chicken thighs, bone in, skinless
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 C black olives, sliced
1 can organic diced tomatoes, low sodium
1/4 C organic chicken broth, low sodium
1 T olive oil
Seasonings for chicken:
cayenne pepper
black pepper

Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic, onion, celery and pepper for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a small dish. Add more oil to skillet. Sprinkle seasonings over the chicken. Add to skillet and brown on both sides, searing spices to chicken. (May have to cook chicken in batches). After about 5-7 minutes, remove browned chicken to a plate. Add onion/celery mixture back to pan. Add black olives, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth. Mix well! Add chicken back to pan. Cover and cook for about 30 more minutes on medium heat.
We served this with steamed zucchini and a green salad! Hope you enjoy... we did! :-)

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