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Live Cooking Experience - Cooking Tuscan Chicken With Love On Valentine's Day

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 @ 05:10 PM

Tuscan Chicken.jpgOur Live Cooking Experience this week took place on Valentine's Day, so we decided to prepare a meal that is perfect for the occasion: Tuscan Chicken! Not only is it anti-inflammatory, but it's simple to prepare and tastes amazing!

The ingredients in Tuscan Chicken are all good for you and good for decreasing inflammation in the body, and here's why:

- Farm Raised Chicken has high levels of omega-3 fatty acids

- The high magnesium content in Sea Salt has an anti-inflammatory effect

- Zucchini are a good source of vitamins A and C, plus potassium and fiber

- Cherry tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which helps reduce inflammation

- Green olives contain vitamin E, oleuropein, and hydroxytyrosol

- The piperine which is found in black pepper is effective against inflammation

- Garlic contains high sulfur contents that prevent the activation of inflammatory enzymes in the body

- Olive Oil contains the antioxidant oleocanthal which works similar to ibuprofen in the fight against inflammation

- White Wine has the compounds tyrosol and caffeic acid, which act as anti-inflammatories


Tuscan Chicken

Serves: 4                     Prep Time: 5 Mins               Cook Time: 20 Mins


4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Halves. Sliced in half.

½ Tsp Sea Salt

1/8 Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1 Tsp Garlic Powder

2 Tbl Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Zucchini, Chopped

2 Cups Cherry Tomatoes

½ Cup Sliced Green Olives

¼ Cup Dry White Wine



Season chicken breast with salt, pepper and garlic powder 

In large skillet over medium-heat, heat the olive oil until it starts to simmer. Add the chicken and cook for 7 to 10 minutes per side, until it reaches an internal temperature of 165. Remove the chicken and set aside on a platter tented with foil.

In the same skillet, add the zucchini, tomatoes, and olives. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally until zucchini is tender.

Add the white wine and scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer for 1 minute. Return the chicken and any juices that have collected on the platter to the pan and stir to coat with the sauce and vegetables.


Nutritional Information

Calories: 171, total Fat: 11g, Total Carbs: 8g, Sugar 4g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 8g, Sodium 743g



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