Monday, February 04, 2008

Recipe Exchange-Day 1

Several are participating in a recipe exchange this week, so I thought I would jump in. Other bloggers participating include, but not limited to; Stremmed Out and Sojourning Stranger.

Italian Chicken and Vegetables

1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
4 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (8 ounce) presliced mushrooms
1 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chopped plum tomato
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat broiler
2. Combine garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in small bowl; sprinkle chicken with garlic powder mixture. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and broil 6 minutes on each side or until done.
3. While chicken cooks, heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, mushrooms, zucchini, and minced garlic; saute two minutes. Add 1/8 teaspoon pepper, tomato, onion, basil, and vinegar; saute three minutes. Serve vegetable mixture over chicken and sprinkle with cheese.

Now for my confessions regarding this is very flexible I discovered last week when I made it. I added green pepper because we had some extra to use, I also forgot the red onion and cheese. Plus I substituted refrigerated minced garlic and dried basil. I thought my version turned out pretty good...and even George said, "It's not bad". Once I discovered the missing cheese still in the fridge, he said, "OH! That would have been great!" None the less, it was pretty tasty, not to mention healthy.

Must give credit....this recipe is from a Weight Watchers Cookbook, although I do not know exactly which one to give credit to.


lydia said...

I'm so glad you joined in the recipe exchange. This recipe sounds good, I'll have to try it soon.

Kelly Spezzano said...

Hello there, I am also participating in the recipe exchange, so I thought I would take a peek at your recipe. I am always looking for new chicken recipes, and can't wait to try this one!

Hope you get to feeling better soon...

~*Rachel*~ said...

This sounds awesome, can't wait to try it! I too am, in the recipe exchange...check out my blog, on the side bar is a list of all the participants.

Thanks for sharing!

Brittany said...

In addition to Kelly and Rachel, I too am a recipe blogger.

This sounds delicious. I might even make it tonight!

strem said...

I get so burnt out when trying to come up with new chicken dishes... and healthy ones, at that. I hope to try this next week. I wonder how it will do as leftovers?