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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)

Simple Chicken Thighs with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes?A one pot meal! and A Butterball Coupon Giveaway!

Simple Chicken Thighs with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes…A one pot meal! and A Butterball Coupon Giveaway!

by Pam on November 7, 2013

This was honestly one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Maybe because it was comforting on a cold rainy day. Maybe it was because I cooked it all in one pot and barely had any dishes to do. Maybe because simple food really is the best food. Whatever the reason, I will be making this meal again and again. This was a simple, no fuss, no muss, delicious meal! I love that.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Heat the olive oil in a large OVEN PROOF Dutch oven over medium high heat. Remove any excess fat from the thighs then season both sides with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Place the chicken, skin side down, in the hot pan. Cook for 6-7 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown. Carefully, tilt the pan and remove all the oil (this will make the dish healthier and also will prevent the veggies and chicken from being greasy). Once all the oil is gone from the pan, flip the chicken over and move over to one side of the pan. Add the asparagus and grape tomatoes to the other side of the pan then season lightly with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the oven and cook for 25 minutes, or until chicken has cooked through.

Remove the pan from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Simple Chicken Thighs with Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes – A one pot meal






Ingredients:

1 tsp olive oil
4 chicken thighs
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
15-20 asparagus spears, wooden ends removed
1 1/2 cups of grape tomatoes

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Heat the olive oil in a large OVEN PROOF Dutch oven over medium high heat. Remove any excess fat from the thighs then season both sides with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Place the chicken, skin side down, in the hot pan. Cook for 6-7 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown. Carefully, tilt the pan and remove all the oil (this will make the dish healthier and also will prevent the veggies and chicken from being greasy). Once all the oil is gone from the pan, flip the chicken over and move over to one side of the pan. Add the asparagus and grape tomatoes to the other side of the pan then season lightly with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the oven and cook for 25 minutes, or until chicken has cooked through.

Remove the pan from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

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References

  1. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Butterball (www.butterball.com)
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Avocado Tomatillo Salsa – A Simple Green Sauce for Summer

This spectacularly simple green sauce may be the perfect
summer condiment. It requires no cooking, only takes minutes, looks gorgeous,
and tastes amazing with anything grilled, and most things not. 

It’s also great for
treating a bad sunburn. That’s right, just serve this and chips along with
three or four margaritas, and the victim will feel significantly better in no
time.


I will admit this is a sauce I take for granted. I’m
lucky enough to live near San Francisco’s Mission District, and there are
hundreds of taquerias and restaurants, all of which feature some type of fresh,
green salsa. Each place uses a slightly unique combination of ingredients, but
I’ve never had one I didn’t enjoy. 

Not all contain avocado, but I really like the addition
since it adds a wonderful richness, and the extra fat helps carry the other
flavors around. As you’ll see next week, this was delicious on some pork tacos,
but there are so many other amazing options. Try it on scrambled eggs, use it
as a relish for sausage, or as a dip for fried-anything.  I really hope you give this a try soon.
Enjoy!


Ingredients for about 1 1/4 cups:
1 generous cup sliced tomatillos (about 6 oz by weight)
*Note: if you can’t find fresh, you can use canned
tomatillos in a pinch
1 tbsp minced Serrano pepper, or to taste
1 large ripe avocado
1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves
1/2 lime, juiced
salt to taste