Chicken . . . it's a healthy protein, relatively easy and readily available but controversial in my house. It's not my husband's first choice and because I make it often, my kids sometimes groan. But, I've landed on a couple of dishes lately that are winners.
The first isn't a new idea, I think I've posted it before, but I put boneless skinless chicken thighs in the crockpot and smear them with pesto (lately Kirkland pesto from Costco), pour a little chicken broth over, and cook it for 3-4 hours until it's falling apart.
The second is this chicken pictured here. My kids like olives but even if you don't, you could leave them out or chop them large enough to pick out. I used a chopped Greek Olive tapenade from Trader Joe's so the red flecks are pimentos or roasted peppers.
In addition to the family liking it, the bonus was that it's super fast to the table - perfect for busy weeknights!
Lemon Chicken with Olives (serves 4)
from Skinny Taste blog
1/2 T olive oil
4 chicken breasts
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp flour (all purpose or gluten free)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best)
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp fresh thyme, minced
1 cup olives, pitted and roughly chopped
1 T chopped fresh parsley
4 thin lemon slices (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season chicken with salt and sprinkle with flour. Heat oil in a oven proof pan and sear the chicken about 3 minutes each side. Add garlic, wine, lemon juice, zest, thyme, and olives to the pan. Top chicken breasts with lemon slices. Transfer to the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Serve hot, topped with the chopped parsley.