This month, we are doing a virtual progressive food day with each of us giving a staple recipe for a meal. If you want to follow in order, start with Breakfast at Shelley’s , then Cammy’s for lunch, Lynn’s for appetizer/main dish #1, me for main dish #2 and Debby’s for dessert!
Welcome to Casa Radiance on the next stop of our progressive meal day! I am taking care of the ominvores for dinner. I am a protein lover and include protein in all my meals and snacks as much as possible. This is a recipe that is easy to make, tastes good and really is good enough to serve company! It’s Chicken with Balsamic Tomatoes:
Based on a recipe from Ready, Set, Eat
- 2 tablespoons oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 oz each)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 can (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon cold water
Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt and pepper; cook chicken 5 minutes or until browned, turning once. Remove from skillet and set aside.
Add the onion to skillet; cook 1 to 2 minutes over medium heat or until crisp-tender.
Add undrained tomatoes and vinegar to skillet along with the oregano; bring to a simmer. Return chicken to skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and cold water and stir into the skillet. Let this come back to a simmer to thicken up the sauce a bit. If you have really watery tomatoes, you might need 2 teaspoons of cornstarch.
Serve! You can do a nice presentation where you slice each chicken breast and serve the sauce on top as in the picture above or just do the whole chicken breast. This goes great with pasta, spaghetti squash, rice, zuchini noodles – the sky is the limit! You can also just make the tomato topping without the chicken and have it on various different foods.
Fat: 9.3 g
Protein: 23.2 g
Carbs: 12.4 g
For the next course, head on down to Debby’s blog for dessert!
Make sure you read more at my fellow AIMers’ blogs for their thoughts on this topic!
AIM: Adventures in Maintenance is Lynn, Lori, Debby, Shelley, and Cammy, former weight-loss bloggers who now write about life in maintenance. We formed AIM to work together to turn up the volume on the issues facing people in weight maintenance. We publish a post on the same topic on the first Monday of each month. Let us know if there is a topic you would like us to address!