Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tuscan Chicken with Black- Eyed Peas and Spinach


Chicken breast cooked with mild flavorful vegetables along with beans making the recipe sweet and tangy.

Tuscan style food is nothing but the food that has simple nature and not loaded with heavy sauces. Also, in this type of food, beans are a staple thing and is prepared using olive oil and not with butter.


 Recipe:

  • Prep time - 20 mins
  • Cooking time - 30 mins
  • Serves - 3
Ingredients:
  • Skinless chicken breast - 1 
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp, crushed
  • Onion - 1, chopped
  • Carrot - 1 cup, chopped
  • Thyme - 1 tsp, dried
  • Garlic cloves - 5, peeled and minced
  • Dry white wine - 1/2 cup, ( white or pale green grape juice with vinegar can be used as substitute)
  • Spinach - 2 handful 
  • Water or chicken stock - 1/2 cup
  • Lemon rind - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black- eyed peas - 1/2 cup, soaked in water, cooked and drained
  • Grape tomatoes - 1/2 cup
  • Tomato paste - 1 tbsp
Method:



  •  Marinate the chicken breast with salt and pepper.

Ingredients needed

  •  In a saucepan, place the chicken breast and roast it all sides over medium/ high heat. Cook for 5 mins. 


  •  Remove chicken from pan.


  •  In the same pan, add oil. Saute onion, carrot, thyme, grape tomatoes and garlic for 5 mins.



  •  Add wine ( or grape juice with vinegar) and cook for 3 more mins.


  •  Add spinach and cook until it's wilted.


  •  Stir in the remainings. (ie., Beans, lemon rind)


  • Add the chicken breast in along with tomato paste. Close it and cook till the chicken breast is completely done.
  • Serve hot with bread and olive.
Hope you like this recipe. I will post another interesting recipe in my next post. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Have a wonderful day!

Spaghetti with grilled Chicken Meatballs


Soft Chicken meatballs packed with flavor tastes awesome with nicely cooked spaghetti with the trace of tangy lemon. A wonderful recipe fulfills your tastebuds.






Recipe:

  • Prep time - 20 mins
  • Cooking time - 30 mins
  • Serves - 2
Ingredients:
  • Ground Chicken - 1/2 lb
  • Egg - 1, white only
  • Bread Rusk - 2 tablespoon
  • Onion - 1 small, finely diced
  • Parmesan cheese - 1/4 cup, grated
  • Oil - 3 tablespoon
  • Cilantro or Parsley - 1/4 cup, finely chopped
  • Oregano - 1/2 tsp, fresh or dried
  • Garlic - 4, peeled and minced
  • Salt - to taste
  • Black pepper - 1 teaspoon, grounded
  • Bell pepper - 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Spaghetti - 8 oz
  • Water to boil spaghetti 
  • Lemon - 1/2, juice and zest
  • Basil - 1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried 
  • Milk - 1/4 cup
  • All purpose flour - 1 1/2 teaspoon
Method:


  • Mix onion, ground chicken, bread crumbs, cheese ( half), 2 tbsp oil, cilantro, oregano, garlic, salt, black pepper, bell pepper in a large bowl. Make the mixture into small or medium size balls.

Mixed meatball mixture.


  • In a smooth griddle, heat oil over medium flame.


  • Place the meatballs in griddle and roast all sides for 3 mins.


  • Preheat oven to 475 deg fahrenheit and shift to warm mode till the meatballs are roasted.


  • Place the roasted meatballs in a baking tray. Bake it for 20 mins. Keep it warm.


  • Cook and drain spaghetti as per instructions with little salt. Save half of the pasta water for cooking.


  • In a saucepan, pour some oil. Add bell peppers. Saute well. 


  • Add lemon juice, remaining cheese, salt black pepper and milk. Allow it to boil. Add some all purpose flour. Mix well leaving no lumps.


  • Add the cooked and drained spaghetti into the sauce and mix well. Place meatballs on the spaghetti. Sprinkle lemon zest and dried basil. Serve hot.



Hope you like this recipe. I will share another recipe in my next post. Your comments and feedback are important, Have a wonderful day!

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