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Margherita Chicken Recipe

1&1/4 lb Chicken Breast (cut)
1.5 lbs Zucchini (diced)
1.5 cup Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
1/2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
1/4 cup fresh Basil
1 garlic Clove (diced)
1 Shallot 
Olive Oil
Grated Parmesan 

-Marinate chicken with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, 1/2 shallot, and Italian seasoning at least two hours.
– Heat pan to medium and add olive oil and the rest of the shallots
– Add chicken breast and marinade into pan and cook for 6 min until done.
-When chicken is done remove from pan and set aside.
– Add more olive oil to the pan and add the Zucchini in, cooking for 6 min.
-Add in cherry tomatoes, salt, pepper, and cook for another 2 min
-Add chicken back into the pan for 2 min
– Remove from heat and garnish with fresh basil and Parmesan!!!

Courtesy of: Brittany Gandin

There’s lots of talk lately about how you should get ample protein in your diet and not shy away from fat — even saturated fat. The easy solution: Eat meat. In moderation, of course. But red meat is oftentimes super-high in calories and saturated fat, and consuming too much of it has been linked to heart disease and cancer. Pork can be leaner, but processed pork products are not, and they’re usually loaded with salt and nitrates.

Then there’s chicken. Assuming you’re not frying it skin-on in buttermilk, chicken has some fat, but not too much. And it’s packed with protein. It has enough calories to provide the basis of a meal, but not too many that you can’t enjoy other foods with it.

Dark cuts, such as thighs, tend to be a little higher in calories and fat, and if you leave the skin on, you’ll quadruple the fat content. Again, you need fat in your diet, but there are many better foods to get it from than chicken skin.

So when you ditch the skin, the nutrition facts for chicken check out to be remarkably healthy. 

All things considered, chicken isn’t perfect, but it has a whole lot going for it in the nutritional department. Plus, it’s versatile. So while you should limit your consumption of red meat and avoid eating processed meats as much as possible, chicken, when purchased and prepared properly, is usually a go.



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