Healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated, and it shouldn’t be. You are more likely to stick to your healthy eating habits if the meals you are making are easy to put together, which is always what I try and aim to do with the recipes I share with you. I am also trying to show you ways to liven up basic ingredients, like chicken breasts. I posted a while ago about different ways to cook with chicken breasts, and this recipe is following up from that.
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Let’s talk about wine shall we? You all know I enjoy a glass *ahem bottle* of wine every now and then and I especially enjoy cooking with it. I know, I know, wine lovers everywhere are thinking “but that’s a waste of wine”. But a little bit goes a long way in a dish and adds so much flavour.
I have teamed up with Lindeman’s to bring you all a little sunshine through one of my recipes. Whenever the sun is shining, it makes me think of sitting outside in the garden with a cold glass of wine and this bottle of Lindeman’s Sauvignon Blanc went down very well, as you can see. I did manage to cook with some of it before we finished off the bottle. Even my non-wine drinking husband enjoyed a little glass. I am not a wine snob by any means, but that doesn’t mean that I still don’t appreciate good wine. I think Lindeman’s is really well priced, so you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a nice glass of wine.
I think this recipe just oozes summer and sunshine. It is light, fresh and zesty, with a little wine to really top off the flavour.
Chicken breasts are a healthy way to get protein in to your diet, but eating them plain can get boring really quickly. Instead of covering them in bottled sauces, make your own simple sauce to add a bit of excitement to them. Most of the ingredients are likely to be ones that you already have in your kitchen, so you don’t need to buy much extra to make this.
I like to serve this on top of couscous or brown rice, or sometimes just with a green salad if I am looking for a lighter meal. The sauce makes a great salad dressing.
Ingredients – Serves 3:
– 3 chicken breasts (600g)
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 60ml/Quarter cup Lindeman’s Sauvignon Blanc
– Juice and zest of 1 lemon
– 2 garlic cloves, crushed
– 4 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
– 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
– Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
1) Put the chicken in a baking dish and mix all the other ingredients together and pour on top of the chicken.
2) Bake in a preheated oven at 200C/380F for 30-40 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
What is your favourite way to liven up chicken? Leave a comment below.
Nutritional Information – per person:
**This recipe was commissioned by Lindeman’s, but all opinions are my own**