Monday, July 26, 2010
CHICKEN WITH TUSCAN VEGES
4 split chicken breasts OR 5-6 chicken thighs. Or a mix of both!
Take the skin off the chicken and trim away any fat (to save calories)
Take 2-3 zucchini squash, discard ends. Cut into large sticks (like 12 sticks per zucchini)
6 roma tomatoes--quarter lengthwise and scoop out seeds.
Red onion-take a couple of big slices and chunk it up
Fennel: The original recipe called for fresh fennel sliced up. I couldn't find any so I omitted it.
Toss these veges in about 1 tbsp of oil and then salt to taste. Lay them out in a large baking dish.
Place the chicken on top of the veges.
Mix together: 4 garlic cloves finely diced/pressed + 1 tsp lemon zest + 1 tbsp lemon juice + 1 tsp salt + 1 tbsp oil. Slather this over the chicken in the pan. Season the pan with a few dashes of pepper.
375 oven: roast for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, stir the veges. Then add to the pan 1 tbsp of chopped fresh rosemary (you can use dried but then only use about 1/2 tsp - 1 tsp). Continue to roast for 20 more minutes or until chicken is done.
We cut the stalks into long pieces, put about 1/2 inch of water in a saute pan with some Mrs Dash original table blend. We steamed the broccoli in this for about 5 minutes and finished it with about 1 tsp of butter.
2 small yukon gold potatoes microwaved for 5 minutes. Yukons are awesome because you can just season them with salt and pepper and eat them like that! You don't need butter!
RATING: OMG, we both LOVED this dish. It was the first time we've made it. It's definitely going on the regular rotation since it was a breeze to make. Thanks Lindsey for getting us the Ellie Krieger recipe book from which we got this recipe!
We had this with a white wine called "Menage A Trois". Yummy. We felt like making it a "vacation" night, so we lit the candles, put on some relaxing music and brought out the good china. It was awesomely romantic and turned a stressful Monday completely around. We topped the evening off watching "Undertaking Betty" which was a hilarious movie.