Mediterranean Vegetable Chicken Recipe

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Mediterranean Vegetable Chicken Recipe
7 January 2023 64 read times 0 comment

Mediterranean Vegetable Chicken

Mediterranean cuisine is known for its emphasis on fresh ingredients, particularly vegetables. Many traditional Mediterranean dishes feature vegetables as a main component, rather than just a side dish.

One of the most common vegetables found in Mediterranean cooking is the tomato. Tomatoes are used in a variety of dishes, including salads, sauces, and stews. Other commonly used vegetables in Mediterranean cuisine include bell peppers, onions, eggplants, and zucchini.

Leafy greens, such as spinach, arugula, and kale, are also frequently used in Mediterranean dishes. These greens are often used in salads or cooked and served as a side dish.

Root vegetables, such as potatoes and carrots, are also used in Mediterranean cuisine, often being roasted or fried.

Legumes, including chickpeas, lentils, and beans, are a staple in many Mediterranean dishes and are often used in soups, stews, and dips.

In addition to being flavorful and nutritious, vegetables are also an important source of fiber in the Mediterranean diet. This diet has been shown to have numerous health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

Overall, the use of vegetables in Mediterranean cuisine reflects the region’s focus on fresh, whole foods and a healthy, balanced diet.

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    4 personality
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Materials

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Fabrication

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a large baking dish, arrange the chicken breasts and top with the diced bell peppers, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and kalamata olives.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture over the chicken and vegetables.
  4. Bake the chicken and vegetables for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  5. Just before serving, top the chicken and vegetables with the baby spinach.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy

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