Flavorful Chicken Provencal

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  1. Flavorful Chicken Provencal


    Healthy Recipe, Flavorful Chicken Provencal

    This is the type of simple, healthy, satisfying meal that gives Mediterranean cooking its reputation as the perfect blend of flavor and nutrition. With white wine, tomatoes, olives, and herbs, this chicken dish has the soul of southern France in every bite. From Eat This, Not That.


    1 Tbsp olive oil
    8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 1⁄2 lb total)
    Salt and black pepper to taste
    1 small yellow onion, minced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    3 Roma tomatoes, diced
    1 cup dry white wine
    1 cup chicken stock
    1 tsp herbes de Provence
    1⁄4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, roughly chopped
    Fresh basil for garnish (optional)


    1. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
    2. Season the chicken all over with salt and black pepper.
    3. Add the chicken to the pan and cook, turning once, for about 6 minutes total, until seared and nicely browned. (Work in two batches if need be, so as not to overcrowd the pan.)
    4. Remove the chicken to a plate and reserve.
    5. To the same pan, add the onions, garlic, and tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes, until the onions and tomatoes are very soft.
    6. Add the wine, broth, and herbes de Provence and bring the mixture to a simmer.
    7. Return the chicken to the pan and simmer uncovered, turning the chicken halfway through, for about 20 minutes, until the meat is very tender.
    8. Stir in the olives, garnish with basil if you like, and serve.


    340 calories, 15g fat, 2.5g sat fat, 680mg sodium; serves 4

  2. Shrimp Ceviche


    Healthy Recipe, Shrimp Ceviche

    Ceviche is incredibly delicious and flavorful. Its ingredients are healthy. You can’t go wrong. Ceviche is a dish of seafood that’s been cured in citrus juice. Onions, garlic and cilantro are generally added to enhance the flavor, along with tomatoes and regional veggies. From Fit Men Cook.

    Ingredients for 5 servings

    • 1 1/4 lb raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • Broth (Tiger’s Milk)
      • 2/3 cup (about 6 limes) fresh lime juice (or more/less to taste)
      • juice from 2 navel oranges
      • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
        • Substitute: ketchup, tomato sauce
      • 2 tablespoons olive oil
      • pinch of sea salt
    • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
    • 1 green (or colorful) bell pepper, diced
    • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
    • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
    • 1 medium red onion, sliced
    • 4 garlic cloves, finely diced
    • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped leaves


    1. Bring a large pot of salt water to a boil.  Toss in the raw shrimp and cook for no more than 2 minutes, or until the shrimp is white, pink and plump.  Immediately remove the shrimp from the boiling water using a spider or a slotted spoon and plunge the shrimp into a large bowl of ice water to stop it from cooking.
    2. Mix together fresh ingredients for the broth and set aside to let the flavors meld.  Feel free to customize it to your liking.
    3. Add all of the ceviche ingredients to a large bowl. Chop up the shrimp into smaller pieces, about 1/2-inch (or cut each shrimp into 3 equal parts), then add it to the large bowl.
    4. Fold everything together gently using a wooden spoon, then pour in the sauce and gently fold everything together again.
    5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, then store in the fridge for at least 2 hours; but, you can enjoy it sooner, after about 30 minutes so the flavors can meld together and so the citrus juice can remove the “bite” from the onion.
    6. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper and enjoy!

    Nutritional Info

    172 calories, 17g protein, 14g carbs, 7g fat, 4g fiber, 5g sugar

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