After meatless Monday, guess what I wanted for dinner? Chicken, chicken & chicken..I have been doing this meatless Monday for about three weeks hoping to get in more vegetables, beans & legumes but I do think about meat...
On most days, I eat rice & curry of some sort and I am little tired of it..Last night, I found some chicken thighs and vegetables waiting for me in the refrigerator and turned them into one easy, healthy dinner- Easy Basil Chicken.
3-4 chicken thigh with no skin
1/2 cup dried basil
1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 tablespoon red crushed pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
salt & pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 375F
In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients to make into a paste
Add chicken thigh to the bowl and marinade it well
Place chicken thigh in a greased baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until it looks golden brown
Notes: Add vegetables such as onions, sweet peppers, mushrooms 5-10 minutes before the chicken is ready. Just drizzle some olive oil and some salt and pepper.
Whenever possible, buy chicken or any meat with skin removed or remove skin before you cook or bake. As much as it tastes good, all the fats are lodged in that skin which is probably not so good for your heart and overall health.
It paired well with rice and because of yogurt, the chicken was pretty tender and I enjoyed the mild aroma of basil...