one skillet margherita chicken

easy one skillet margherita chicken

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Y’all know what you want! Recipes that are easy, quick, simple and extraordinarily delicious! Well, this easy one skillet margherita chicken hits the marks 150%!

Boosting Nutrition

While everything about this dish is healthy, there’re a couple of extra boosts to ramp up the nutritional value. First of all, we’re using V8 juice. Very Well Living talks about whether V8 is good for you. And, as I always say, dig and read for yourself. There’s so much out there to learn about what we put in our bodies and all the ‘ifs’ that might be specific to one person but not another. According to Very Well Living:

If you enjoy the taste of V8 juice, you’ll gain several benefits when you consume the beverage. And in general, health experts would say that V8 juice is a better option than a sugar-sweetened beverage.

For example, V8 juice is much lower in sugar than many other drinks. An eight-ounce glass of Original V8 contains just 6 grams of sugar, while a glass of orange juice contains 22 grams of sugar. An 8-ounce glass of unsweetened apple juice provides 24 grams of sugar.

Most V8 vegetable juice varieties are a good source of potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure, prevent muscle cramping, and balance the body’s electrolytes. V8 also provides vitamin A to boost your immune system, and vitamin C to prevent the bone disease scurvy and help with wound healing.

Another great ingredient in this recipe is nutritional yeast. Now, if you follow me, you know that I use it in so many recipes. So, if you want some extra health power, go ahead and stock it in your pantry items. Really for me, it’s almost like salt and pepper. Not only does it help with the overall flavors, but it has other value. Here are some of the most important from Healthline:

  • It is a complete protein: Nutritional yeast contains all nine essential amino acids that humans must get from food. One tablespoon contains 2 grams of protein, making it an easy way for vegans to add high-quality protein to meals (2Trusted Source).
  • It contains many B vitamins: One tablespoon of nutritional yeast contains 30–180% of the RDI for B vitamins. When fortified, it is especially rich in thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
  • It contains trace minerals: One tablespoon contains 2–30% of the RDI for trace minerals, such as zinc, selenium, manganese and molybdenum. Trace minerals are involved in gene regulation, metabolism, growth and immunity (3Trusted Source4)

Hey, this Appalachian Buttermilk Salad is perfect to serve with this dish! Gives you that cool crispy texture that pops with the chicken! xoxo ~ally

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one skillet margharita chicken

easy one skillet margharita chicken

Yield: About 2 hungry folks!

Ingredients

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • 1 ½ to 1 ¾ lbs. chicken breasts, boneless skinless, butterflied
  • 3 Tbl. canola oil
  • 2 tsp. nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning mixture
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup V8 juice, low sodium
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, roughly smashed
  • ½ cup green olives, with pimentos, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced thinly, French cut
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) tomatoes, diced
  • Grated Cheese for Serving
  • Red Chili Flakes, optional

Instructions

  • Mix the nutritional yeast, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil. Brown both sides of the chicken.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add the V8 juice and spices. Blend a little.
  • Add the garlic, green olives, onion, and pour the tomatoes over the mixture. Top with the fresh basil leaves. Cover with a lid. Cook in a preheated 375 oven for 30 minutes. Remove lid and cook another 5 minutes. This will reduce just a tad the liquid and thicken the sauce.
  • When done, put on stovetop, cover and let it cool somewhat. Serve with grated cheese.

Notes

You can use any cut of chicken you like. Bone in and skin on. But, adjust cooking time accordingly. Chicken should finish at 165 degrees.

This dish is perfect served over rice or pasta!

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one skillet margharita chicken

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