Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day 22--Lemon Spinach Chicken

Easy to prepare and definitely easy to clean up, there's nothing better than a dish cooked in foil! This chicken can be either baked in an oven or cooked on the grill. Adjust cooking times to suit the method of cooking. I'm not giving amounts here--this is a pile on what you like kind of recipe. Just remember that spinach really cooks down, so you'll need more than you think you might.

Lemon Spinach Chicken
Boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
fresh ground black pepper
your favorite saltless herb seasoning
raw spinach, cleaned and destemmed
grape tomatoes or roma tomatoes cut in quarters
 button mushrooms, quartered
Lemon Juice
lemon slices
red pepper strips

Center the chicken in a square of foil. Season with pepper and  herb seasoning. Surround with the mushrooms. Top with spinach and tomatoes. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Lay two lemon slices over veggies. 

Bring up edges of the foil and fold together to seal tightly. Place in a baking dish.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.

Note: Any of you favorite veggies can be cooked this way. Summer squash is a good mix with the tomatoes.