I Must Love Me Too

If you have neglected yourself,
make a sincere apology to thee.
Gather the "love-me-not-petals" of your life
and start counting "I-must-love-me-too".
In no time at all you have
a beautiful flower blossom within you. ~ Dodinsky Writings

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes

Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes
Time 25 minutes
serves 4

4 skinless , boneless chicken breast halves
1 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
4 cups red and/ or yellow cherry tomatoes , halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

Season chicken with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Over medium heat in non stick skillet, coated with olive oil, cook chicken for 10-12 minutes , turning once until internal temperature is at least 165F. Transfer to serving plate and keep warm.

Drain fat from skillet. Add 2 Tbsp water, vinegar, tomatoes, parsley and remaining salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 3-4 minutes, until tomatoes soften. Serve tomato mixture over chicken.

Per serving 190 calories, 25 g protein, 6 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 6.5 g fat , 1 g saturated fat, 75 Mg cholesterol, 380 Mg sodium. Mix it up Replace parsley with 1/4 cup chopped basil or 2Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon. Replace tomatoes with 1 cup pitted black and green olives, like Kalamata and Picholine, and 1/4 cup capers. Serve the chicken and tomatoes on a bed of fresh greens- like arugula and baby spinach - lightly dressed with olive oil and white wine vinegar.