Had this for dinner the other night. 10 minutes from start to finish – and it is REALLY tasty – the goat cheese and tomatoes are a totally awesome taste combination.
This is a super simple, super tasty recipe that is good for lunch or dinner. It is from Suzanne Somers’ Eat Great, Lose Weight cook book, slightly altered for two servings and our personal taste. Her recipes are great, and always user friendly, and her diet plan makes sense nutritionally.
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, (sliced in ½ width wise to thin them down if too thick – then becomes 4 servings. They should only be about 1/2 inch thick.)
3 tbs olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 small clove garlic minced
1/2 to 2/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, drained and roughly chopped
1 small package of goat cheese crumbled – about 4 oz or so ( although for me, the more the merrier!)
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
Heat olive oil, and sauté garlic till just starting to brown. Add chicken and sauté until juices run clear – about 4 minutes per side. The breasts can also be done on the grill. Slice breasts on the diagonal into about 1 inch wide strips.
On a serving of mixed greens ( larger if dinner, smaller if lunch – about a handful) Layer sliced chicken over greens, and top with sun dried tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese. Finish with a simple balsamic vinaigrette. I recommend you make your own dressing over bottled – much tastier, and better for you because there are no preservatives. Here is a basic recipe:
4 tbs high quality aged balsamic vinegar
12 tbs extra virgin olive oil
3 twists fresh ground sea salt
3 twists fresh ground pepper
pinch of garlic powder ( SMALL pinch!)
Add vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic in small mixing bowl. Whisk in olive oil slowly, until it emulsifies, and turns a nice creamy color. Serve immediately. You can always re emulsify the dressing by re whisking before serving.