Tuesday

Antipasto Chicken ~ Healthy!


Antipasto Chicken

Yes, there is a grilled chicken breast under there ~ can you see it?



While looking for interesting & healthy recipes for boneless, skinless chicken breasts I came across this one on the Food Network website. I changed it a bit by grilling the chicken rather than cooking it in a skillet, I also changed up the ingredients in the antipasto relish topping; and instead of cooking the antipasto ingredients I just stirred the ingredients together and spooned it over the grilled & plated chicken hot off the grill.

Trust me when I tell you no recipe is needed for this one ~ just grill or pan sear the chicken until done. While the chicken is cooking stir together the antipasto topping in a small bowl. Plate up the chicken and spoon the antipasto over the top and enjoy.

I served a lightly dressed (lemon juice, drizzle of olive oil & salt and pepper) arugula salad alongside.




The ingredients I used for the antipasto mix ~

Peperoncini, minced parsley, marinated artichoke hearts (including some of the marinade), chopped bell pepper ~any color, and grape (cherry tomatoes, or diced ripe tomatoes would work too.) The recipe called for canned, sliced black ripe olives but I had the tiny French Niçoise olives on hand so I used those, and added a few cocktail onions, cut in half. After spooning the antipasto mix over the chicken I crumbled a couple of tiny cubes of feta cheese over all.  Though I didn't include them I think capers would also be a great addition.
 
 Of course, you can omit or add any ingredients according to your own taste.

Because the antipasto mix is salty, I didn't sprinkle salt on the chicken prior to grilling, I just brushed it with a little olive oil mixed with some crushed dried oregano (or basil) and sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper prior to grilling. 



So easy to put together ~ low in calories/fat, too.  

I really liked this combination and would definitely make it again ~ It would be fabulous during warm weather served at room temperature as well.



If you give it a try I hope you enjoy it too.
Have a delicious day! ~m.  



11 comments:

  1. wow...sounds delicious...the first photo just pulled me right in..;P
    Tasty Appetite

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  2. I had to see this dish and it looks wonderful. It's just what I need this time of year, healthy, but with a ton of flavor.

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  3. That is an absolutely beautiful picture and dish. I love antipasto and so healthy, too!

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  4. This does sound good. And healthy.

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  5. It does sound easy and delicious!!!

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  6. Mmmmmmmm...girl, this looks right up my alley!
    Gorgeous dish....
    xo

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  7. that looks amazing! i would love to try making it when we buy a grill. our grill died. i cant complain i used the heck out of it!
    blessings,
    aimee

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  8. Cela me semble succulent... Merci pour ce partage.
    Gros bisous

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  9. Mari,
    I love food like this. You have photographed it beautifully.

    Carol

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  10. Wow, great combination of flavors! I've been on a soup kick, but all of a sudden I'm craving salad. Really good job on the photos. Thanks for a great post.

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