Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chicken with Artichoke Hearts and Feta Cheese

So I admit, my picture kinda sucks... not kinda, it really sucks.  Especially in comparison to how great this tasted!  If you want to see a picture of this dish in all it's glorious splendor click on over to Gina's site, her pic her picture makes it look as good as it tasted!  While mine may not look as pretty, (I didn't even take the time to put it on a platter, yeah I was feeling lazy) it was OH SO WONDERFUL to taste!  To quote my dearest, "Outstanding babe!"  And I didn't even have to ask him if he liked it.  My favorite part... how quick and easy it was!  I prepped the chicken and tossed it the marinade right before we too a quick trip to my favorite Red Dot Boutique (translation, Target for those of you who aren't familiar.), when we returned dinner was on the table in about 20 min.  How great is that!?!

I just so happened to come across a fantastic Meyer Lemon Olive Oil last weekend, so I did a little drizzle of that over the chicken as well.  The lemon flavor really added to it nicely!  I served with a side of cous cous and some steamed broccoli.  You must try this dish!  Enjoy!

Chicken with Artichoke Hearts and Feta Cheese
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 • Size: 1 med thigh with artichokes • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 107.4 Fat: 2.8 g • Carb: 4.1 g • Fiber: 1.7 g • Protein: 16.6 g

6 skinless boneless chicken thighs, excess fat removed (I used 2 breasts, sliced into thin pieces)
6 oz jar marinated artichoke hearts
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp oregano
1/4 cup reduced fat feta cheese
2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
salt and fresh pepper

Combine artichoke hearts along with liquid and chicken and let it marinade about 20 minutes or longer. After it's marinated, drain all liquid, add garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.

Broil on low about 6 inches from the flame for about 10 minutes or until golden brown, turn chicken and cook an additional 8-10 minutes and chicken is fully cooked. Top chicken with feta and broil an additional minute. Remove from oven and top with fresh oregano.

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