Thursday, June 16, 2011

Best Chicken Dinner

Ok, let me just say, if you only make one meal that I have suggested, this MUST BE THE ONE!!! This dinner tonight was incredible! The sweetness of the onion sauce absorbing into the pan-seared chicken was wonderful! The side of spinach was a perfect match.

Chicken with Sweet Onion Sauce
Cut 2 chicken breasts in half making 4 pieces. Combine 3T of all-purpose unbleached flour, 1/2t sea salt, 1/2t fresh ground pepper. Coat the 4 chicken pieces with the flour mixture.

Heat 2t olive oil in a skillet and add your chicken pieces. Cook about 5 minutes until golden, then flip and cook an additional 5 minutes until cooked through. Remove from skillet and cover to keep warm.

Cut a sweet yellow onion in half and thinly slice and separate. Mince 1T fresh garlic. Saute the onion and garlic in the skillet used to cook the chicken until the onions are browned and soft, about 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of reduced-sodium chicken broth, 2T balsamic vinegar, 1t chopped fresh thyme, and 1/4t salt and pepper each. Cook over medium at a low boil for about 5 more minutes. Turn off heat and stir in 1T unsalted organic butter.

To serve, slice the chicken and cover with the sweet onion sauce. YUM!!!

To cook the spinach, I heat up 2t seasame oil and 5 sliced garlic cloves. Add 4 cups of organic baby spinach leaves. While cooking add about 2T low-sodium soy sauce. Cook spinach just until wilted. It will continue to wilt (cook) after being removed from the stove. Serve immediately.

My family just loved this meal. Everyone asked for seconds and I caught them eating the sweet onions out of the pan. No leftovers from this meal!

Health Note - there are items you need to skip if you can't buy them organic and there are some that are ok if they are not organic. From this meal, you need to buy organic chicken and spinach. Onions are ok if they are not organic. Remember that there is a difference between organic foods and natural foods. In short, Organic is produced without chemicals. Natural refers to foods that are not altered chemically or synthesized. In a perfect world, all foods would be natural and organic.

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