Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Easy Primal Italian-esque Chicken Dinner

OK so this isn't the most gourmet meal, but I was actually surprised that I was able to take the fresh chicken, green beans and eggplant I made and add a few ingredients leftover in the fridge to make a primal Italian-esque dinner.  I am not that creative in the kitchen and if I don't have a recipe to follow, it's usually just some version of meat and tons of veggies drizzled with some sort of fat like olive oil or butter for dinner.  Which actually is very satisfying if you use quality, fresh ingredients.  But anyway, I just thought I'd share this one with y'all because it was pretty darn good and easy to make.  I realize the butter and cheese aren't totally primal, but I felt better about using them rather than some carby pasta that would make me feel sluggish and bloated afterward.  I already have enough of that to deal with being pregnant and all LOL!


*one medium-sized fresh organic eggplant
*3 or more cups fresh organic green beans
*2-3tbsp melted butter
*garlic powder to taste
*3 organic chicken breasts
*organic marinara sauce (I used Trader Joe's)
*grated parmesan cheese to taste


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Cut up eggplant and green beans and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Brush veggies with melted butter, then sprinkle with garlic powder.  Cook in oven for about 15-20 minutes or until desired tenderness.

3.  While veggies are in the oven, cook your chicken however you desire.  I use the Turbo Oven I purchased from Dr. Mercola's site and the meat always turns out soooo juicy and yummy.  I highly recommend this device!

4.  Heat up some marinara sauce.

5.  When the chicken is done, cut into long strips.  Stack chicken and eggplant on a plate and top with marinara sauce.  Add green beans alongside with or without marinara.  Top all with parmesan cheese.  Simple and yummy and totally took care of my Italian craving!