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Hi and welcome to my blog. Here you'll find meal ideas that are made from primarily whole natural foods. I try not to use any sugar or sweetener in any of the recipes. At the bottom of the page, you can see a list of the cookbooks that I use. I do vary some from the cookbooks, usually not a whole lot. Feel free to read along and even post some ideas/comments to help me to improve in the kitchen.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Middle Eastern Skillet Chicken

Tonight was a very yummy middle eastern flavored chicken dish. There are quite a few ingredients, but it really is a very simple dish to make. It does taste wonderful though.

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (Approx 2 pounds)
3 tbsp olive oil
2 small onions (or 1 medium/large one), chopped
1/2 tsp ground coriander (We used Mural of Flavor from Penzeys instead)
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp ginger, fresh grated
1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup chicken broth

1. Dice the chicken breasts.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and add in the chicken and onions.
3. Saute for a few minutes then stir in the spices: coriander, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, and pepper.
4. Cook until the chicken is white all over.
5. Add ginger, tomatoes, garlic, and broth and stir.
6. Cover and let simmer on low for 10-15 minutes.

Serve in bowls and top with some mozzarella cheese.

Recipe is from Dana Carpender 500 LC Recipes Cookbook


  1. Looks soooo good! I think I will serve over cauli rice to soak up all those great juices!

  2. I think this sounds like a good way to use the chicken breasts from the rotisserie chicken we'll eat the rest of tonight. The breasts are already cooked, but I'll bet it'll be good anyway, over shirataki noodles and with a side salad - maybe a sesame oil based dressing on the salad?

  3. Some great ideas there. I've never made cauli rice before and I've never tried shirataki noodles. I guess I'll have to experiment some more. :o)

  4. A late follow-up. The middle eastern spices made the already cooked breasts tasty and moister than they would have been. Over the shirataki noodles was perfect -- give it a try one day Jeff, I think you'll enjoy!

  5. Thanks for the feedback, QM. I will give those noodles a try.