Thursday, January 5, 2012

Greek Chicken

While I don’t believe in resolutions, I do believe in setting goals. One of my goals is to incorporate a more balanced diet for my family. I’m learning that I don’t have to sacrifice flavor to do that. This healthy, easy chicken dish was so flavorful and tender, it made eating right feel great!

Chicken: 
½ red onion, thinly sliced
2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
Juice of ½ a lemon
2 tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp pepper

Sauce:
¼ English cucumber, chopped
1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
½ tsp dried mint
½ tsp dill
1/8 tsp salt

Pasta:
½ pkg. whole wheat angel hair, prepared per package directions
Juice of ½ a lemon
Dash of salt, pepper, and dill

Place onions in the bottom of a large crockpot; top with chicken. Combine garlic, chicken broth, lemon juice, oregano, and pepper in a small bowl and pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low, 4-6 hours, until chicken is tender and cooked through.

Meanwhile, combine all sauce ingredients. Stir thoroughly, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Prepare pasta per package directions. Drain and toss with lemon juice, salt, pepper, and dill. Serve chicken atop pasta and top with sauce.

*Modified from Parents magazine


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