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Share a Spoon - Slim n' Trim Chicken

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Think Tank Momma

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Trim n' Slim

My good buddy @QuesoBonito aka Alicia from It Ain't Easy Being Cheesy chose this week's theme.  I have gotten great responses from the masses about offering up FIGURE FRIENDLY meals this week.  So everyone say THANK YOU ALICIA!  Then when you're done here, go give her some love and kisses.  She'll be needing them since we are all off the chocolate going slim and trim for the new year.  :P

I originally shared this recipe over at Lose It Bitches, you know, my 2010 resolution that crashed and burned.  Not the site, just the weight loss goal.  While I did lose some weight last year, the first six months went much better than the last six months.  *sigh*  I plan to revive the site this year.  Just have to get over a few humps in life first. 

Bach, Bach.....CHICKEN!  I love Chicken.  Like seriously, I could eat chicken every single day and never get tired of it.  I know most people aren't that way, and that people get tired of the same ol' same ol'.  But here's the thing, you could eat chicken everyday and never have the same dish twice.  It is the most versatile meat.  I know lots of you out there don't like the white meat because it dries out, blah, blah, blah.

It only dries out if you cook it too long.  I thought I would share some tips and a quick recipe with you today bitches Smackers!  I marinate my chicken quite often.  One of my favorites and my family's too, is Italian Dressing.  You just take whatever your favorite Italian Dressing (there are some really great lowfat or fat free variations out there now) is, and enough chicken breasts to feed your family.  Take a large Ziploc plastic bag.  Add your boneless skinless chicken, your dressing and put it in the fridge.  Easy right?

I bake chicken this way, grill it, broil it, and I have even sauteed it in a skillet.  It's fantastic regardless of how you choose to cook it.  Cook this chicken anyway you want.  Then add the best topper ever.


3-4 tomatoes seeded and chopped
1 clove of garlic grated
3-4 Tablespoons of FRESH basil julienned
About 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
Pinch of salt and pepper
About a cup of shredded Asiago Cheese (depending on how many breasts you have)

In a large bowl mix your tomatoes.  (To seed them, remove the top and bottom of the tomato.  Over the garbage can, sink or another bowl, squeeze the juice and seeds from the tomato.)  Roll your basil bunches together after removing the stems and slice very thin.  Add to bowl.  Grate one large fresh garlic clove over the mixture.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper.  Top with olive oil.  Stir mixture well.

Top your cooked chicken with the tomato mixture and place in the oven on 400 degrees  for 4-5 minutes.  Just long enough to warm the tomato mixture through.  Remove from oven and top with the Asiago Cheese.
Voila!  Best chicken ever!

 (Image from Google images.  Yours should have more Cheese.) it's your turn.  Share your favorite lower calorie, lower fat recipe with us.  Then leave me what you would like to see in the coming week for themes on Share a Spoon.  THEN, go link up with me, and don't forget to go visit our HOSTESS with the MOSTEST!


BigSis said...

"depending on how many breasts you have" - does that mean me or the chicken?

Amber said...

Love chicken and will be using the recipe today. totally awesome. Will link you up at

Mo 'Betta said...

I'm so making this!!

Shell said...

Looks so good!

Shell said...

Looks so good!

Daffy said...

Wowsas! Looks amazing! This one I will definitely try!



blueviolet said...

It looks very fresh and light!

Alicia said...

ohhh those look so yummy!! and super healthy! can't wait to try it out momma!

Leslie said...

Capital YUM! That looks fantastic.

gayle said...

Sounds and looks good!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm! Yummy!

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