Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Once upon a time there was... Garlic Chicken Mozzarella

We found this recipe on a can of Contadina diced tomatoes.  If you've never checked out their site (or the sides of their tomato cans), you should because they seem to always have yummy food ideas.  Our only issue with them is that they always need more seasonings than they say - so, season away! Seriously, don't be modest with your seasonings, there is a lot of chicken and tomatoes.

This meal is great for a weeknight (easy and fast), healthy, and also reheats well for lunch.  This is not a new recipe for us, but since we are doing the whole "eat healthier thing", its a good one.  You can serve this with pasta and garlic bread (for maximum deliciousness), whole wheat pasta (a slightly healthier option), or some veggies (for maximum healthiness).

1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (with seasonings of your choice)
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 4-oz chicken breasts
4 slices mozzarella cheese
seasonings (garlic powder, oregano, salt, pepper) to taste


1. Cook chicken in oil, flipping once, until browned.

Cornelius' tip: drawing pictures with oil is fun!

2. pour diced tomatoes, sauce, and seasonings over the chicken.  bring to a boil.

3. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until chicken will no longer kill you or make you very sick or even a little sick.

4.  Place 1 cheese slice over each chicken .  Cover and cook just a minute until cheese is melty.


 And now introducing our newst feature, nutritional information!  We can do this courtesy of SparkRecipes.com, which has a recipe calculator we've used for years.  Keep in mind that your exact info will vary based on the brands you choose and of course how well you measure. Info does not include a side dish.

Well that was yummy! And it was also one of our fasting postings ever - we just had that for dinner tonight!

pig, out.

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