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Caprese Chicken

Hey! I hope your week has been a good one.

I started feeling a little under the weather yesterday morning, but wasn’t sure if it was allergies or a cold (I typically have pretty bad allergies this time of year so it’s hard to tell). Then I woke up today and I could tell it was a cold. Ugh! This makes me nervous since my race is on Saturday. I was able to get 1 of my training runs in earlier in the week (although it was a weird experience). Stay tuned for a post about it.

In the meantime, I’ve been doing everything in my power to kick this cold to the curb: Mucinex, Sudafed, vitamin C, elderberry, green tea, tons of water, and plenty of rest. So far it doesn’t seem to be getting worse so that is a good sign, right?

I managed to try out a new recipe on Monday and it was delicious. This is definitely one that will become a staple in our house. It was quick to prepare and the flavor was amazing!

caprese chicken

Caprese Chicken

Servings: 4
Serving Size: 3 oz. chicken
Calories: 365
Fat: 13.2 g
Carbs: 25.1  g
Protein: 40.2 g

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for 4 servings:

  • 12 oz. chicken breast (I used 2 huge chicken breasts; butterfly cut to get 4 thinner breasts)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (I used cherry tomatoes;halved)
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella; cubed
  • 4 large leaves of fresh basil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Place on a foil-lined pan that is sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for about 20 minutes (or until internal temperature is 165 degrees and it is cooked all the way through).

While chicken is baking, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic & tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently (you don’t want the garlic to burn or it will have a bitter taste). Add basil and cook just until leaves become wilted.

Top cooked chicken with tomato/basil mixture. Then top each chicken breast with 1 oz. of fresh mozzarella.

Place back into oven for about 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve & enjoy!

What are your go-to methods for fighting a cold?

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3 Comments

  1. This looks soooo good! I will add it to my recipies! Thank you for posting! Even though it is the holidays, I need to start working my way to get back on track! 🙂

  2. ik ben over het algemeen wel te porren voor theaterbezoek en het begeleiden van een groepje kinderen vind ik ook niet vervelend.@Brillie: mijn werkgever noemt dat: eigen verantwoordelijkheid, wat weer een ander woord is voor desinteresse. Ik ga je de naam van mijn werkgever niet noemen anders ga je anders over hem denken!

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