Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Recipe Time: Balsalmic Spinach Chicken

Greetings, all! Hope this finds everyone having a fantastic day! Things are going great over here.

I am a renewed person since I've switched to day shift. Working @ night involved going about 2 days/week where I would stay awak from 24-30 hrs straight. Which just created one very crabby Abby. I was starting to get shaky-blood-sugar-drops, heart palpitations, and other unhealthy/odd symptoms when I was awake.

I'm feeling back to 100% now, though! :)

Another hobby I've revisted since I'm back to a normal schedule is cooking! I was cooking grilled chicken on a bed of spinach or fajitas almost every night....It got old fast.

Tonight I tried a new recipe, that I HIGHLY recommend! It was delicious. And it's low fat, while still hearty!

So for your grocery list......
  • 2-3 Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts
  • Fat Free Cream of Mushrom soup (we're keeping this healthy :D)
  • 1 can canelli beans (or white beans will do)
  • 1/3 cup Balsalmic Vinegar
  • Fresh Basil
  • A few handfuls fresh spinach (excuse my lack of measurements....I don't "do" measuring cups)
  • Chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • olive oil
  • Thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
Step 1:
  • Walk out to garden and snip fresh basil from plant ;) (eee that brings me joy to be able to do!)
  • Beat chicken with meat cleaver and sprinkle salt and pepper on it.
  • Heat pan on oven, drop enough olive oil in pan to prevent sticking
  • Cook the chicken breasts until cooked through.
  • Remove chicken breasts with some juice and wrap in foil and keep on side.....
Step 2:
  • Simmer onions & 3 cloves garlic
  • Pour in can of canelli beans, cream-of-mushroom soup, 1/3 cup balsalmic vinegar, and chopped up basil leaves, (I added in oregano at this point, too)
  • Add in mushrooms
  • Add in handfuls of fresh spinach
  • Stir well for about 1-2 minutes, and return chicken breasts to the pan
  • Allow to simmer for about 1-2 minutes
Step 3:
  • Enjoy!!
I wish I had a picture because this looked quite pretty. But....we eat it before I remembered...


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum! Sounds really delicious, and healthy. I am envious that you can snip herbs from a garden! When it warms up, I plan on planting a few herbs on my patio. Hopefully it will be warm enough to do that later this month!

Marlys said...

I, too, envy you that you can step outside and snip herbs! That recipe sounds delicious and very easy! I will definitely give it a whirl! Hope you get rain today! :)