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