Don’t be turned off by the picture if it looks a little funky to you. When I first saw a picture of this meal from the recipe I adapted this from, I was a little scared. But I stepped out in courage and gave it a shot, and boy oh boy am I glad I did.
This is now one of our favorite meals and Big Fisch says its the type of entrée he would order from a restaurant again and again.
Tuscan Chicken over Couscous
Yields: 4 servings
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil, divided
2 chicken breasts, butterflied
1/4 – 1/3 cup flour
1 small onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil and herbs, chopped
1 Bay leaf
1/2 tsp oregano
Lemon juice to taste
2/3 cup chicken stock or white wine
1/4 – 1/2 cup cream
Parsley, fresh or dried
In a large skillet, preheat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir salt and pepper into flour (about 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper, or to taste). Coat chicken in flour and cook in hot oil until browned on both sides (doesn’t have to be completely cooked through). Remove chicken from skillet and set aside. Using the same skillet, turn heat down to medium and add additional 2 tablespoons olive oil and saute onion, pepper, garlic, and sun dried tomatoes for about 5 minutes, or until onions are soft and golden. Add bay leaf, oregano, lemon juice, and chicken stock or white wine. Add chicken back in and cover and cook for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cream, parsley, and more salt and pepper. Serve over warm couscous. (Adapted from this recipe.)
You won’t regret it.
(Sorry for the dark images. Its usually always dark by the time I cook/bake/do anything picture worthy during the week. And I’m not a photographer, clearly. Don’t judge).
Now that you have some food for the body, here’s some food for thought:
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
Keep that in mind today as you face each challenge, each hurtle, and any discouraging thoughts. When God is behind us, ain’t no one gonna mess with us and succeed at it ;).