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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions and Feta Cheese

I came across this recipe on the cooking blog For the Love of Cooking. It looked like a simple chicken recipe with ingredients that I like but nothing too exciting. Well, I ended up really loving this dish! The flavors are just perfect together, garlic, tomato, basil, feta, and balsamic vinegar. This is sure to be my new go-to healthy meal dish. Perfect for a night with the girls when you want something light and healthy but that is sure to impress.


Ingredients:
1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced thinly
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup of red grape tomatoes
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
Garlic powder, to taste
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2-3 tbsp of feta cheese

Directions:
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and a bit of salt then saute until golden brown and caramelized - about 15-20 minutes.

In large grill pan, heat the other tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat and season the chicken breasts with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Make sure pan is nice and hot before adding the chicken. Cook for 5-6 minutes before turning over. Cook for additional 3-4 minutes to desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat to a serving platter. Make sure to let the chicken rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing so it stays nice and juicy. Slice into thin strips at an angle once it has rested.

In the same skillet as the onions, add the grape tomatoes then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the tomatoes are soft. Add minced garlic, stirring frequently for 60 seconds. Pour the tomatoes and onions on top of the sliced chicken, drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Top with feta cheese and fresh basil. Enjoy!



 

Linked to Angie's Healthy Living Blog Watch My Weight Wednesday

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3 Comments:

Blogger anniebakes said...

I am your newest follower, i can't wait to dig into your site more. Love the recipes so far,

anne
www.anniebakes.net

July 28, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger becca said...

this looks awesome! i'm a new follower. i found you on the 31dbbb challenge. i always need new recipes.

July 29, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

this looks beautiful and delicious...i will definitely be trying this recipe. i do something similar that slow roasts the tomatoes and balsamic with the chicken but it seems more of a winter recipe than a summer...the way you put this together keeps it nice and light. nice photography as well.
thanks for linking up to Tuesday Night Supper Club!

August 3, 2010 at 5:27 PM  

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Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions and Feta Cheese

I came across this recipe on the cooking blog For the Love of Cooking. It looked like a simple chicken recipe with ingredients that I like but nothing too exciting. Well, I ended up really loving this dish! The flavors are just perfect together, garlic, tomato, basil, feta, and balsamic vinegar. This is sure to be my new go-to healthy meal dish. Perfect for a night with the girls when you want something light and healthy but that is sure to impress.


Ingredients:
1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced thinly
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup of red grape tomatoes
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
Garlic powder, to taste
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2-3 tbsp of feta cheese

Directions:
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and a bit of salt then saute until golden brown and caramelized - about 15-20 minutes.

In large grill pan, heat the other tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat and season the chicken breasts with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Make sure pan is nice and hot before adding the chicken. Cook for 5-6 minutes before turning over. Cook for additional 3-4 minutes to desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat to a serving platter. Make sure to let the chicken rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing so it stays nice and juicy. Slice into thin strips at an angle once it has rested.

In the same skillet as the onions, add the grape tomatoes then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the tomatoes are soft. Add minced garlic, stirring frequently for 60 seconds. Pour the tomatoes and onions on top of the sliced chicken, drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Top with feta cheese and fresh basil. Enjoy!



 

Linked to Angie's Healthy Living Blog Watch My Weight Wednesday

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