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Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions, and Feta Cheese

Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions, and Feta Cheese

by Pam on January 24, 2013

The MRI went well today and I look forward to hearing what is going on with my back and what steps I need to take to heal and be pain free. Since I am not able to cook new recipes right now I decided to re-visit some of my old favorites.  I hope to be back to cooking and photographing new recipes soon!

Originally posted: June 3, 2010:

I love the combination of flavors and textures in this dish… the tomatoes and caramelized onions are sweet while the feta is a bit salty and they taste terrific over chicken. Topping the whole dish off with a bit of balsamic vinegar just completes it perfectly. This healthy and delicious recipe was a big hit with my entire family. This chicken paired nicely with the Roasted Asparagus with Browned Butter, Soy, and Balsamic Sauce[1].

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions then saute, stirring often, until golden brown and caramelized – about 15-20 minutes. Season with sea salt, to taste

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 the caramelized onions and 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!



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Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions, and Feta Cheese




Yield: 2-4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 35 min.

Total Time: 45 min.



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 then saute, stirring often, until golden brown and caramelized – about 15-20 minutes. Season with sea salt, to taste

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 the caramelized onions and 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!



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Roasted Asparagus with Browned Butter, Soy, and Balsamic Sauce (fortheloveofcooking-recipes.blogspot.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Garlicky Quinoa with Toasted Pine Nuts, Chives, and Parsley

Garlicky Quinoa with Toasted Pine Nuts, Chives, and Parsley

by Pam on June 23, 2013

I wanted a healthy and delicious side dish to pair with the chicken and asparagus I was serving for dinner. I found some quinoa, shallot, and garlic in the pantry along with some chicken broth. I also found some chives, parsley, and toasted pine nuts in the refrigerator. I loved the fresh flavor the herbs gave to this side dish and the salty crunchy pine nuts added great texture and taste. We all, kids included, loved this quinoa and gobbled it all up.

Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallot then cook, stirring often for 2 minutes. Add the quinoa and minced garlic then cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; bring to a boil. Cover with a lid then reduce heat to low; simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat then let sit covered for 5 minutes.

Remove the lid then fluff with a fork; add the pine nuts, parsley, and chives then toss to mix evenly. Taste and re-season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Garlicky Quinoa with Toasted Pine Nuts, Chives, and Parsley




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Total Time: 25 min.



Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
1 shallot, finely diced
1/2 cup of quinoa
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup of chicken broth
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1/4 cup of toasted pine nuts
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp fresh chives, snipped

Directions:

Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallot then cook, stirring often for 2 minutes. Add the quinoa and minced garlic then cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; bring to a boil. Cover with a lid then reduce heat to low; simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat then let sit covered for 5 minutes.

Remove the lid then fluff with a fork; add the pine nuts, parsley, and chives then toss to mix evenly. Taste and re-season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. 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)

Omelet with Asparagus, Grape Tomatoes, and Mozzarella

Omelet with Asparagus, Grape Tomatoes, and Mozzarella

by Pam on October 17, 2012

I was craving an omelet for breakfast so I went in search of ingredients. I found some asparagus, grape tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. I like my omelets with one egg because I love the really thin egg layer; but if you prefer a thicker egg layer then use two or three eggs. I simply sautéed the asparagus and grape tomatoes before putting them in the omelet.  It was light and flavorful but hearty enough to fill me up.  There is something so delicious about asparagus, tomatoes, and eggs.  YUM!

Heat a skillet that is coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add the asparagus spears and tomatoes to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until the asparagus and tomatoes are tender. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Remove from the skillet and set aside for later use.

Clean the skillet out with a paper towel then spray it with cooking spray. Turn the stove to medium low and turn the broiler on in your oven. Crack one egg into a bowl, add the milk, and whisk until well blended; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and swirl so the pan is evenly coated with egg.

Once your egg is starting to set, spoon on the asparagus and tomato filling then top with the shredded cheese.

Move the skillet to the oven and place on the top rack (don’t put the handle in the oven if it’s not oven safe) and let the broiler cook the top part of the egg, it takes only 20-30 seconds or so. Remove the pan and flip the other part of the egg mixture on top of the veggie mixture. Slide onto a plate and serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Omelet with Asparagus, Grape Tomatoes, and Mozzarella




Yield: 1

Prep Time: 3 min.

Cook Time: 7 min.

Total Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

Handful of grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
5 spears of asparagus
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions:

Heat a skillet that is coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add the asparagus spears and tomatoes to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until the asparagus and tomatoes are tender. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Remove from the skillet and set aside for later use.

Clean the skillet out with a paper towel then spray it with cooking spray. Turn the stove to medium low and turn the broiler on in your oven. Crack one egg into a bowl, add the milk, and whisk until well blended; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and swirl so the pan is evenly coated with egg.

Once your egg is starting to set, spoon on the asparagus and tomato filling then top with the shredded cheese.

Move the skillet to the oven and place on the top rack (don’t put the handle in the oven if it’s not oven safe) and let the broiler cook the top part of the egg, it takes only 20-30 seconds or so. Remove the pan and flip the other part of the egg mixture on top of the veggie mixture. Slide onto a plate and serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photo by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)