Monday, August 27, 2012

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Breast with Roasted Green Beans

Prep Time: 5  Ready-In: 25  Serves 2

4 ounces green beans, stem ends removed
2 teaspoons olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast half
6 thin slices prosciutto
Optional: Red pepper or basil
Lemon wedge, for serving

Heat broiler to 500.
Season chicken with salt and pepper; wrap with prosciutto. Optional to add either red pepper or basil leaves between the chicken and prosciutto. Place chicken, seam side down, on other side of pan; rub with 1 teaspoon oil.
Broil until chicken is opaque throughout, 15 to 20 minutes. After 10 minutes, toss green beans with 1 teaspoon oil, season with salt and pepper, and put on other side of pan in oven with chicken for remaining time.
Serve chicken and green beans with a lemon wedge.

Recipe from

Friday, August 17, 2012

Moroccan Nectarine and Plum Chicken Tagine

Prep time: 15, Cook Time: 40,
Ready in: 55 minutes, Servings: 4
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lb chicken thighs
1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp ginger, grated
4 nectarines, stoned and sliced
4 plums, stoned and sliced
1/2 cup water
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch saffron
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped (instead of olives,  I put chickpeas)
1 tbsp harissa
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

1. Heat the oil in a medium pan over medium heat.  Brown the chicken on all sides, then remove to a plate.

2. Heat the second tbsp of oil and cook the onions until just starting to brown. Add in the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.

3. Add in the nectarines, plums, water, paprika, cayenne, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, saffron, salt and pepper.  Cover and simmer for fifteen minutes.

4. Add in the chicken, harissa, lemon, honey, and olives.  Simmer, covered, for 25 minutes.

5. Mix in the parsley and cilantro and serve.

Comments: Recipe from Joanne Eats Well With Others. Ingredients about $13 for 4 servings.