Friday, April 30, 2010

Worth the Wait


Tuesday night Parrish and I tried out a delicious new recipe. It was simple, quick, and full of familiar flavors. I took tons of pictures and couldn’t wait to share them with you guys on Wednesday!

Then I woke up Wednesday morning a little under the weather. At first I thought it was just allergies but by the time I woke up on Thursday I was FULL BLOWN sicky. Ugh. I hate being sick. Congestion, headache, fever. Needless to say, I couldn’t even manage to sit up at the computer until today. Luckily Parrish helped take care of me. I’ve been chugging fluids like it’s 2001 and I’m at my first keg party. Coupled with tons of sleeping, I’m feeling 150% better.

So it’s a little late, but here’s the recipe from Wednesday. I call it:

Chicken Ravelli

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In four 1/2 months, I’m going to become an Italian…well at least by marriage :) and Parrish loves Italian cooking. Being a Southerner, I’ve got a lot to learn. And being gluten free…well I’m going to have to practically reinvent every recipe! Or just create my own!

To make Chicken Ravelli, the first thing you need to do is make the Italian salsa. You’ll need:

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One can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs. I like this offering from Del Monte because there’s no added salt. If you don’t have canned tomatoes with herbs, just add basil, garlic, and oregano to taste. To the tomatoes I added:

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1/4 cup chopped red onion

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One container of feta cheese

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Plus salt and pepper to taste. I also added 1/2 tbsp. of olive oil. Mix well so that all flavors incorporate. Then let sit. You could even make the salsa the night before so that the flavors fully meld.

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The chicken was super simple. I took two Local, Organic chicken breasts and cut them in half. I seasoned each side with salt and pepper. I sprayed my cast iron skillet with PAM and heated it over medium heat. And then I cooked the chicken through.

Once the chicken is cooked, just top it with the salsa!

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How easy is that?! PLUS it reheated very well for lunch the next day!

On the side I served roasted broccoli and a wedge of that AHHHH-mazing gluten free baguette.

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So good! The best part is that Parrish really liked it. I mean, yeah, he would have liked it even more if I had breaded the chicken and served it with a side of pasta but he liked the recipe! And he may or may not have had three wedges of the baguette to my one :)

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1artsychick said...

Where did you find the tomatoes already mixed with onions and garlic with NO Salt Added? I haven't seen that in any of the grocery stores around here. And we live pretty close together.

Hope you are still on the mend and keep feeling better.


Unknown said...

Oh ma goodness. I had exactly the same sickness! Tuesday night I went to bed with a really bad sore throat, then I woke up in the middle of the night with a congestion, headache, fever, sore ears, the whole shabang! I still have the congestion. How wierd. We live across the country from each other and yet we have the same germ. Bluch. Glad your feeling a lil better! :)

funnyhaha said...

OMG. I've got the same bug, AND so does sweet baby Vida, all 4 1/2 months of her. :( Hope you're getting better. It's a rotten illness, and so random at the end of spring...
Side note on the canned tomatoes; I've heard some bad things about their acidity + lining of the cans (BPAs) =ing bad stuff. Here's a link:

Go glass!