Easy and Healthy, All In One Pot
Usually cooking is a joy for more. But some days, I just need something easy to fix and easy to clean up. That’s why I love one pot recipes.
The problem with a lot of them is that they call themselves “one pot” dinners, but they’re not. They may take care of the main part of your dinner, but meat and starch is not a complete meal, in my opinion. And a carrot and a little onion doesn’t really count as vegetable. So if I make those dishes, then I still need to think about some kind of veggies on the side or whipping up salad.
This recipe, though, takes care of that. It’s got the spinach cooked right with the chicken. Since it’s paleo, it has the added benefit of not loading up on starches. Easy and healthy, all in one!
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
3 Roma tomatoes, diced
8 oz jarred artichoke hearts, liquid drained
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup Kalamata olives, chopped
1 lb pre-cooked chicken ( I used organic oven-roasted sliced chicken breasts from True Story Foods )
Fresh spinach – a couple of handfuls
2-3 Tbsp olive oil or ghee (1-2 tablespoons to sauté the veggies, another tablespoon for cooking)
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried oregano
2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped for garnish
Salt & pepper to taste
In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil and sauté the chopped onions for 3-4 minutes
Add the minced garlic in with the onions, and sauté together one more minute
Add the sliced mushrooms to the sautéed onions and garlic and cook 5-7 minutes until the mushrooms are golden. Add salt and pepper to taste while cooking
Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar to the pan then toss in the Roma tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and olives. Sprinkle in the parsley, oregano, and stir a few minutes
Next add the chopped chicken and spinach to the pan – stir and cook 1-2 minutes, or until chicken is heated through. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
Serve hot garnished with the fresh basil
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