When you follow a Keto, Whole Food, or Paleo diet, weeknight dinners can easily derail your progress if you don’t keep an arsenal of quick and easy recipes on hand. This recipe is both. #ThisGirlLovesToEat
Quick & Easy Cheesy Portobello Chicken
- 9 ounces Frozen Tyson Grilled & Ready Fully Cooked, Diced Chicken Breast (Thawed)
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Onion
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Thinly Sliced
- 4 ounces Sliced Portobello Mushroom
- 1/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
- 3 Slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
- 1/2 Cup White Wine
- 1/2 tsp Dried Tarragon
- Freshly Ground Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Preheat oven to 425° F and grease a 4 cup baking dish with butter.
Heat oil in a medium skillet. Add onion, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add the chicken, Parmesan, tarragon, bacon, and mushrooms to the skillet. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the wine and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Transfer to the greased baking dish and top with the shredded mozzarella cheese. Put (uncovered) into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and beginning to brown. I served this over a bed of mashed cauliflower for a perfect #KetoMeal
Make Ahead Tip: If you are making this dish ahead, put into the buttered baking dish and cover/refrigerate. When ready to put in the oven, throw the dish in the microwave for about 3 minutes, at 50% power, to take the chill off, then top with the cheese and bake as directed.
Nutrition Information (Serves 3)
- 447 Calories
- 39 g Fat
- 4 g Carbohydrates
- 27 g Protein
I had nothing planned for Sunday family dinner after spending the afternoon enjoying the unexpected 88° day outside. I swore not to order pizza 2 Sundays in a row, so I quick thawed a few individually wrapped chicken breasts that I bought at Costco and checked the cupboards for what I could do with them.
My first thought was that I had snipped some fresh basil from the garden and knew that I had some pine nuts and olive oil, I could do a quick pesto and throw the chicken over some pappardelle pasta. That got vetoed because we had enjoyed a block of cream cheese covered with some jarred Trader Joe’s pesto Saturday afternoon with some pita crackers. Damn!
I opened the refrigerator and saw the fresh pineapple that I had ripening to slice and soak in Malibu Rum and inspiration hit. I’d make some homemade teriyaki and we’d have chicken bowls for dinner. Whew! Crisis averted.
Quick Teriyaki Sauce
- 4 TBLS Honey
- 1/2 Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1 + 1/2 Cups Water
- 8 TBLS Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp minced ginger
- 1+1/2 tsp minced garlic (preferably roasted)
- 4 TBLS Corn Starch dissolved in 1/2 Cup Cold Water
- 3 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 3 tsp Sesame Seeds
In 1 +1/2 Quart Saucepan whisk together honey, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and crushed red peppers over medium heat. Dissolve cornstarch in water and whisk into sauce cooking about 2 more minutes until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the sesame seeds. Makes about 4 cups. Store any unused sauce in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.
- Prepare 6-8 Servings of White or Brown Rice
- Thinly slice a green bell pepper, 2 ribs of celery, 2 carrots (julienne or matchstick sized), and 1/4 of a medium onion (if desired)
- Quickly stir-fry the vegetables in a splash of olive oil until onion is translucent and other vegetables have softened
- Cut 3-4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts into 1 x 1 inch strips (give or take), salt and pepper, and stir fry in a well oiled pan over medium-high heat until chicken is cooked through.
- Thinly slice the green portions only of a green onion
- Scoop some rice into the bottom of the bowl
- Add a layer of the vegetable mixture
- Top with a generous portion of the chicken
- Generously spoon teriyaki sauce over the top of the chicken until well coated
- Sprinkle with sliced green onion
This is a really easy make ahead meal. Prepare everything and store separately in covered containers in the refrigerator. It is easily and quickly reheated for a weeknight meal!
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