Cooking spray Serves 4.
Like many of you, I find myself pressed for time, but still crave a somewhat sophisticated meal. This week I came up with a recipe for Mediterranean chicken that didn't cramp my schedule or my style. It's also wholesome, with the Peruvian grain quinoa, which has a high protein content. Next time I make it (which will definitely be soon), I'll stir in the basil at the last minute to prevent wilting. If you're not a fan of raw garlic, sauté it for a minute to mellow out its flavors. To look at the recipe, read more.
1 pound chicken breasts, butterflied
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1/4 cup chopped pitted Spanish Manzanilla olives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped capers
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, finely crushed