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Pan Seared Chicken Napolitano

Want rich, comfort food that will not make you feel guilty?  Thy this quick and easy an seared dish. It takes 30 minutes to make and only uses one pan. But don’t let that fool you:  the rich, meaty tomatoes and fresh garlic flavor the chicken as in Napoli and pack a quite satisfying punch.

Serve over a bed  whole wheat pasta for a wholesome treat. Serve over roasted potatoes or brown rice for a gluten- free version of this meal. Enjoy!

Ingredients: (for 2)

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 large paste tomato, or 2 Roma tomatoes coarsely chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 Tbls olive oil
1 Tbls red chile oil
2 Tbls balsamic vinegar

In a large sauté pan, heat the oils and the vinegar. Add the chicken breasts and sear on each side till almost cooked (about 2 minutes per side). Turn the heat off and add the garlic, stir and let cook for 30 seconds add the tomatoes. Stir to coat the chicken well and serve immediately.

This dish serves well atop of Fettuccini Alfredo.

*Cooking Tip: You can use frozen chicken tenderloins for this recipe.

Mixed Greens And Grape Tomatoes With Rosemary Garlic Chicken

Viva la diet!!!! This is a great salad that is satisfying and figure-friendly and is ready in a cinch!

It combines the sharpness of dark mixed greens with the sweetness of grape tomatoes and the bouquet of savory vinaigrette. Can be served as lunch or as an appetizer.

Makes two hearty portions that brown bag very well.

Ingredients:

4 cups of mixed greens or flat leaf lettuce
1 cup grape tomatoes
2 half chicken breast chopped
2 cloves garlic peeled
stripped leaves of 1 spring fresh rosemary
6 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Heat 2 Tbsp of the olive oil in a heavy skillet, toss in the rosemary leaves and the garlic cloves and stir. Add the chicken and let cook. The oil will now infuse the chicken with flavor. Meanwhile, toss the mixed greens in a bowl with the remaining oil and vinegar till all leaves are evenly coated, assemble the mixture on the serving plates. Place the tomatoes and the cooked chicken, ground pepper and serve immediately.