Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mediterranean Chicken My Way

First and foremost, I am not a chef or a cooking expert.  I have lots of tried and true dishes that I make and then there are some that I wing.  The less I have to actually measure, the better it is.  This dish requires little measuring.  I made something like it from a recipe once but I think I've adapted it to my own tastes.  I mean our own tastes.  K-ster hates olives and that, my friends, is a tragedy.

But, at least he likes mushrooms, or I'm afraid it would be the end of the world.

Second and not foremost, there are mushrooms and chickpeas in this dish.  If you don't like either of those, you can eliminate them, but I can't tell you how it will change things.

Third and last, on with the show.

Mediterranean Chicken My Way:

Ingredients:

chicken- whatever quantity you want.  I used breast cutlets.
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
juice of 1 lemon
mushrooms- I used about half of the mushroom containers that come in the produce section
big handful of baby spinach
feta cheese- maybe a cup?
olive oil
one clove of garlic
olives- I wasn't allowed to use these but some really strong tasting kalamata olives would be outstanding in this dish
sundried tomatoes-  I hate these with every ounce of my soul, but it seems anything Mediterranean includes these, so have at it
spices if you so desire- I used a little bit of Italian herbs that I have
ground pepper is a must

This is not Top Chef.  Anything goes.  Add.  Delete. 

Just don't blame it on me.

Cut the chicken into whatever size pieces you want.  Put some oil in the pan and cook up the chicken.  Add mushrooms, lemon juice, garbanzo beans, garlic and let it cook a little.  Add spinach and let it cook down. 

Meanwhile, make whatever starch you want to serve.  I made linguini. 

Rice would be nice.  Israeli couscous too.  This dish is pretty good, so I suppose you could go without starch.  If you like that kind of thing.

I also made another vegetable because there wasn't much spinach in the dish.

When the rice/linguini/couscous is ready, put the feta on the chicken dish and serve.


If you're lucky, you'll have some left over for lunch.  And if you hit the jackpot, you'll have TWO lunches left over. 

Maybe I should get some kalamata olives and throw them in for my lunches...

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4 comments:

  1. I bet it was yummy with that spinach in there.... :)

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  2. This looks delicious and has all of my favorite flavors. I'd pin it if I could figure out how on my HUSBAND's computer! #$$#$#@$R#$

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  3. This looks really good! I am always looking for new recipes to try! I have a new Pinterest Power party and would love to have you share this and any other recipes you have!

    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2013/01/31/pinterest-power-party-4.html

    Thanks!
    Chrissy

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