Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cilantro Lime Chicken Cacciatore

Matt and I read The Maker's Diet, by Jordan Rubin, about 4 and a half years ago and made some serious changes in the way we eat as a result. While we don't follow the plan strictly anymore, we definitely follow some basic principles, like no processed food or refined sugar. This is one of Matt's FAVORITE recipes ever, right out of the book, and is a kick in the mouth to the standard chicken dish.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Cacciatore
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 Tbsp minced garlic*
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, divided
3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp EVOO
5 medium-sized roma tomatoes
Celtic sea salt to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste (go easy on this at first, you can always add more)

*Don't like mincing garlic? Do what Rachael Ray does and run a clove over your cheese grater for an easy garlic paste. Seriously, she is a genius.

Heat pan to medium on stove top. Add olive oil, garlic, cilantro, and 1/4 cup of lime juice. Simmer for 4-6 minutes. While simmering, pour the other 1/4 cup of lime juice over chicken and let stand for 1-2 minutes. Season chicken with salt and cayenne pepper. Add seasoned chicken to pan and cook for 8-10 minutes over medium to medium-high heat. Serves 4.

MMM this one is GOOD! Serve over a bed of pasta for a mexitalian meal, or alongside a spinach and mango salad to balance out the spice of the chicken.

You can enjoy healthy food!

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