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September 6, 2016

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Chicken in Parmesan and Sun-dried tomato sauce

This menu is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal – it’s fast but packed with flavor and is healthy too.  You can always add pasta or rice to the dish if you’d like – along with some crusty bread. But seriously, it is so delicious I might even be able to eat it every night! It contains some of my favorite things: sun-dried tomatoes, basil, parmesan and basil.  You HAVE to fix this dish!


Chicken in Parmesan and Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Chicken in Parmesan and Sun-dried  tomato sauce

(Adapted from Closet Cooking)


1 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil

4 (~6 oz) skinless and boneless chicken breasts, pounded thin

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 cup dry white wine (or chicken broth)

3/4 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

~1 cup chopped fresh spinach, chopped

1/4 cup parmesan, grated

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced (or 1 teaspoon dried basil)


Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the chicken and cook until lightly golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.


Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, about a minute.


Add the wine and deglaze the pan. Then add the broth, cream, sundried tomatoes, spinach and parmesan, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce thickens a bit, about 3-5 minutes.


Mix in the chicken along with any juices, season with salt and pepper to taste, remove from heat and mix in the basil.


Simple Salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Salad greens of your choice
4 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
Whisk all ingredients together and adjust salt and pepper to your liking.

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