Chicken and Vegetable Medley l Jeri’s Corner: Fitness and Food

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A funny story about this dish.  I had a taste for rice pilaf using cauliflower because I am still following Paleo.  I had the cauliflower in the skillet and added some chopped celery, shredded carrots and some chopped scallion in a little bit of chicken stock.  I didn’t like the way it was coming together so I put my ‘lets see what happens’ cap on.  I chopped up a few garlic cloves and added that to the ‘vegetable medley’.  I had a jar of sun dried tomatoes and two cans of fire roasted tomatoes and 1/2 of a zucchini that I needed to do something with so I added that to the mix as well.  I thought..oh boy what a mess.  So, what do I pair this with….chicken.  To the freezer, add water to the pressure cooker, add the chicken and cook for 12 min.

I did bring this to work and had some other folks taste it to make sure my taste buds were working.  Got a two thumbs up so here it is, my Paleo meal for week eight!

Paleo Chicken and Vegetable Medley
(Serving Size 5 – 4oz chicken/1 cup vegetable medley)

Shopping List

  • 6 Chopped Celery Sticks
  • 5 Chopped Scallions
  • 1/2 bag of Shredded Carrots
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 head of small Cauliflower
  • 1 jar of Sun Dried Tomatoes, rough chop
  • 2 14 oz cans of Fire Roasted Tomatoes, rough chop
  • 1/2 chopped Zucchini
  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Vegetable Medley

I used a skillet that was 3 1/2 inches deep.  On medium heat, add about 3 tablespoons of olive oil.  Once the oil is hot add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes.  Add the cauliflower and cook until cauliflower starts to turn brown.  Make sure to toss from time to time to brown as much as you can.  Should take about 15 minutes or so.  Once that is complete add the remaining ingredients including the juice from the tomatoes.  Cover and simmer on medium low heat for about two hours.

As mentioned earlier, I used my pressure cooker to prepare the chicken with just water.  I did not season it because the vegetable medley was going to cover it.  You can prepare the chicken in the oven with little seasonings.

Chicken with Vegetable Medley

Chicken with Vegetable Medley

This is what you have! My mess turned out to be not so much of a mess.  I hope you enjoy it!  You could also pair this with steak.

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