Feb 18, 2010

Low-Cal meal idea

I browse thru magazine recipes all the time and have never tried to cook anything I've seen. I think it looks so much easier on a page than trying to tackle it myself. I was feeling slightly ambitious the other day and decided to try this seemingly easy recipe for green beans w/ chicken and crumbled feta I saw in People magazine. The recipe was featured by the Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney as a great low-cal meal option.


Finished Product...

Now, the magazine claimed that it would cost under $10 but of course that wasn't the case... however, it was still an easy and quite tasty recipe to try.

Green Beans w/ Chicken and Crumbled Feta Cheese
- 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp olive oil (plus some for drizzling)
- 1 lemon
- l oz fresh green beans (1/2 cup per person)
- 1/2 cup fresh feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1/2 avocado (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste

1. Broil chicken with a dash of olive oil and lemon slices on top for 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the chicken halfway through, and squeeze lemon juice over the chicken. Cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.

2. When chicken is almost done broiling, drop green beans in boiling water and boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Strain green beans, taking them out while they're still bright green and crispy. Toss them into a bowl with 1 tbsp of olive oil, crumbled feta and chopped tomato. You want the green beans to still be warm when you do this to melt the cheese slightly. If desired, slice the 1/2 avocado and add it in.

3. When chicken is done, cut into pieces and toss in with green bean mixture. Serve.
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