Everyday Food: Sauteed Chicken with Tomato Relish
A couple of months back, a neighbor of ours who is in Girl Scouts was doing a fundraiser where they were selling magazine subscriptions. After looking at the list - just love how they do it all on-line now - I decided to subscribe to Everyday Food. It's that little magazine from the Martha Stewart line of magazines. She really does have quite the media empire!
The first one I received was the January issue and the cover stated that there were "41 easy, healthy recipes" inside. With the gluttony of the holidays behind us, in more ways than one if you know what I mean, this appealed to me right away. The first recipe that caught my eye, and I do love an appetizing picture, was the Sauteed Chicken with Tomato Relish and Spinach (click HERE for the recipe). The colors were bright and the ingredients were healthy and light.
This was very simple to pull together with ingredients I already had on hand. The chicken was a simple saute - nothing special on it's own (My Boys were thrilled with it just plain), but once you added the tomato relish it was taken up a notch. The tomato relish had just the right combination of sweetness from the tomatoes and acidity from the lemon juice and capers. Not over-powering at all. All this for only 343 calories per serving, not too bad for a meal that is satisfying and healthy.
I would suggest that if you pick up fresh spinach it would be much better than frozen as the side to this dish. The frozen was just not impressive at all. Also, a nice salad would be a great accompaniment to this dish. I tossed the leftover tomato relish with some pasta, and that made a great lunch to take to work the next day.
Here are some other weeknight meal ideas for you:
Kate in the Kitchen lightened up Sloppy Joes so, now you can enjoy that childhood favorite without buying that stuff in the can with ingredients you can't pronounce! Yum!
Confections of a Foodie Bride made a mouth-watering Baked Shrimp Scampi that you won't want to miss!
Sugarlaws made a Garlic Roasted Chicken that can be on the table in under an hour on a weeknight.