Sunday, May 20, 2018

Healthy Chicken and Vegetables

I have decided it's high time I lost a little weight and the easiest way for me to do that is to begin eating healthier.  I knew I could not make chicken Parmesan this week like I was craving so I began looking around to see what ingredients I could combine into a healthy and filling meal.

I used to make a balsamic vinegar and garlic chicken that I just loved and I thought I could make it even  better by adding lots of vegetables to it.



I was right!  This dish was tasty and filling and chock full of flavor.  I know it doesn't look like much but trust me it was amazing!

Ingredients:

1-2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 tsp. Italian seasonings
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
5 chicken breast tenderloins

In a large saucepan, over medium to high heat, I combined the mushrooms, broccoli, and garlic.


As soon as the garlic was fragrant (just a minute or two later) I added the can of diced tomatoes; with the juice.  I cooked the vegetables for a good 5 minutes until I could see more water and juices in the pan.  


Then I sprinkled on some Italian seasonings and added 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar.  After giving it a stir, I added in all the chicken tenderloins.  I covered the pot; checking on it occasionally and turning over the chicken pieces when the bottom sides looked cook.


I knew it was done when my sauce had cooked down a bit and all the chicken pieces were cooked through.


I served our chicken with lots of veggies and a bit of pasta and sauce.


In fact, you could hardly see my chicken pieces around all the veggies on my plate.



It was so flavorful and juicy.  It's definitely a recipe I'll be making again and again.

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16 comments :

  1. Looks delicious and very healthy!

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  2. Looks delicious! I'm always looking for new recipes to try.

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  3. I also trying to lose a few pounds. Eating healthy is the best way so I like to find new ways to cook chicken. It looks so good.

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    1. Thank you! Good luck on your weight loss.

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  4. This is our favorite kind of meal. Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  5. This looks tasty and sounds like just the kind of thing I love. Yum. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays :) Hope you can join us tomorrow.

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    1. It was so yummy! I always forget how much I love veggies and chicken cooked in a simple, flavorful, way.

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  6. This looks delicious! I have a great chicken parm recipe that's on the healthier side. Instead of parm I use almond meal and bake it. It doesn't get golden brown but tastes really good.

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    1. That does sound good! I was on the hunt for a healthier parm meal since we just LOVE it so much and I can not keep frying it; even if we do only it once or so a month.

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  7. We have a similar thought process. I love taking recipes and adding vegetables to them to make it a complete healthy meal. Thanks for sharing your quick and easy recipe.

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Your Chicken and Vegetables look amazing, we just love a dish like this! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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    1. I hope you have a great week as well.

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