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Greek Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Capers, and Feta

Greek Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Capers, and Feta

by Pam on April 4, 2013

I found another Cooking Light recipe on My Recipes[1] that looked delicious and interesting. I adapted it quite a bit to suit my families tastes and it turned out excellent. Both of my kids gobbled up their chicken and my husband had seconds. The chicken was tender and the sauce helped make it juicy and flavorful. I loved the combination of garlic, capers, and lemon and thought the feta topped it off nicely. This recipe is a keeper and I will be making it again – SOON. I  served it with the Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Spinach, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts[2] for a healthy and delicious meal.

Flatten out the chicken thighs and remove any excess fat. Season both sides of the chicken thighs with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, and dried oregano, to taste. Lightly dredge both sides of the chicken in the flour, set aside.

Heat the tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, place the chicken into the skillet and cook for 5 minutes; flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and place onto a plate loosely covered by a tin foil tent.

Add a teaspoon of more olive oil to the skillet then add the onion. Cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes; add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly  for 1 minute. Add the lemon juice and chicken broth then bring to a boil. Boil the sauce for 2 minutes then reduce to low; season the sauce with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, then add the chicken thighs and their juices back to the pan along with the capers. Cook for another 7-10 minutes. Serve the chicken with some sauce spooned over the top followed by a sprinkling of feta cheese and fresh parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

 



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Greek Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Capers, and Feta




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Total Time: 30 min.



Ingredients:

5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, flattened & trimmed of fat
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
Dried oregano, to taste
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced thinly
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Feta cheese
Fresh parsley

Directions:

Flatten out the chicken thighs and remove any excess fat. Season both sides of the chicken thighs with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, and dried oregano, to taste. Lightly dredge both sides of the chicken in the flour, set aside.

Heat the tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, place the chicken into the skillet and cook for 5 minutes; flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and place onto a plate loosely covered by a tin foil tent.

Add a teaspoon of more olive oil to the skillet then add the onion. Cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes; add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the lemon juice and chicken broth then bring to a boil. Boil the sauce for 2 minutes then reduce to low; season the sauce with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, then add the chicken thighs and their juices back to the pan along with the capers. Cook for another 7-10 minutes. Serve the chicken with some sauce spooned over the top followed by a sprinkling of feta cheese and fresh parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Inspired by Cooking Light – My Recipes

References

  1. ^ My Recipes (www.myrecipes.com)
  2. ^ Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, Spinach, and Pine Nuts (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Breakfast Taco with Avocado Salsa and Steamed Egg

Breakfast Taco with Avocado Salsa and Steamed Egg

by Pam on May 16, 2013

If you read my blog you know that I love Mexican food and eggs (runny yolks are my favorite). I gathered a few ingredients that I had leftover from taco night recently and made myself a breakfast taco. Guess what? I LOVED IT! Seriously, I loved it so much I made one for lunch the following day too. It’s amazing how just a few ingredients make such a flavorful and delicious dish.

Combine the diced avocado, tomatoes, jalapeno, and cilantro together in a bowl. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Set aside.

Heat a small skillet that is coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Crack the egg into the pan and season with salt and pepper. Once the white of the egg is no longer transparent, add the water to the pan and cover with a lid. Cook for about 1 minute or until the yolk is clouded over. Do not overcook or the yolk will be hard.

While the egg is cooking, heat another small skillet over medium heat. Cook the corn tortilla on both sides for a minute, or until warm and pliable. Spread the avocado salsa over the warm tortilla then place the steamed egg on top. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and extra cilantro. Serve immediately. Enjoy!



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Breakfast Taco with Avocado Salsa and Steamed Egg




Yield: 1

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

1/2 avocado, diced
3 cherry tomatoes, diced
2 tsp jalapeno, finely diced
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped, divided (save half for the garnish)
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 egg
1 tbsp water
1 corn tortilla
1 tbsp cotija cheese, crumbled

Directions:

Combine the diced avocado, tomatoes, jalapeno, and cilantro together in a bowl. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Set aside.

Heat a small skillet that is coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Crack the egg into the pan and season with salt and pepper. Once the white of the egg is no longer transparent, add the water to the pan and cover with a lid. Cook for about 1 minute or until the yolk is clouded over. Do not overcook or the yolk will be hard.

While the egg is cooking, heat another small skillet over medium heat. Cook the corn tortilla on both sides for a minute, or until warm and pliable. Spread the avocado salsa over the warm tortilla then place the steamed egg on top. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and extra cilantro. Serve immediately. Enjoy!



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Lemony Sugar Snap Peas

Lemony Sugar Snap Peas

by Pam on April 1, 2013

I saw this recipe on Cooking Light[1] and knew it would be an excellent side dish to the salmon I was making for dinner… I was right. I loved the lemony flavor of the crisp-tender sugar snap peas. My daughter and I both loved this side dish but my husband and son aren’t fans of snap peas so they didn’t care for it. Their loss.

Combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, Dijon mustard, sugar, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a bowl. Whisk until well combined.

Bring a pot of water (seasoned with a bit of salt) to boil over high heat. Add the sugar snap peas and cook for 30 seconds. Drain and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process and to ensure the color will stay bright green.

Pour the sugar snap peas into the bowl with the vinaigrette and toss to coat evenly. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if desired. Enjoy.



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Lemony Sugar Snap Peas




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 30 seconds



Ingredients:

2 tbsp lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp sugar
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
8 oz of sugar snap peas

Directions:

Combine the lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, Dijon mustard, sugar, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a bowl. Whisk until well combined.

Bring a pot of water (seasoned with a bit of salt) to boil over high heat. Add the sugar snap peas and cook for 30 seconds. Drain and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process and to ensure the color will stay bright green.

Pour the sugar snap peas into the bowl with the vinaigrette and toss to coat evenly. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if desired. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Cooking Light

 

References

  1. ^ Cooking Light (www.myrecipes.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)