Friday, June 5, 2015

Pan Seared Chicken, Tomatoes & Garlic w/ Parmesan Cauliflower Mash - Low Carb

This evening I wanted to make something quick and easy for dinner...after all it's Friday night! I had a bowl of leftover Rich Parmesan Cauliflower Mash in the fridge along with a couple of chicken breasts that needed to be cooked. This past weekend I had picked up a big container of beautiful assorted cherry and grape tomatoes at Costco. There were red cherry tomatoes, red grape tomatoes, green, orange, yellow and dark maroon cherry type tomatoes. They weren't just pretty, but they were sweet and ripe, too. It was a rainbow of beautiful colors. So, I decided I would pan sear the chicken breasts and then make a simple fresh and delicious tomato and garlic topping to go on the chicken, then serve it alongside the Parmesan Cauliflower Mash. It only took me about 15 to 20 minutes to prepare and it complemented the Parmesan Cauliflower Mash perfectly, especially since I added some shredded Parmigiano Reggiano on top. It was the perfect "I'm too tired to cook / not in the mood to eat out / but want something really good" Friday night meal! I snapped a couple photos below and included my easy peasy recipe. Enjoy!

Pan Seared Chicken, Tomatoes & Garlic


3 tablespoons olive oil
2 boneless chicken breasts, pounded to about 1/2-inch thick
Salt and pepper,, to taste
2 cloves minced garlic
2 sliced green onions
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup quartered grape or cherry tomatoes
3 tablespoons shredded Parmigiano Reggiano (or Parmesan)


Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook about 5 minutes per side until golden and cooked through and juices run clear. Transfer chicken to a plate; cover to keep warm. Add garlic and green onions to skillet and saute until tender, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Add lemon juice to skillet and gently loosen any browned bits with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Add tomatoes and cook about 2 minutes until heated. Spoon tomato garlic mixture over the chicken. Top with shredded Parmesan, if desired


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