Recipe of the Week: Basil Chicken Shrimp
Courtesy of: Hungry-girl.com
Two 4-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
4 oz. (about 8) raw large shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined, chopped
2 cups roughly chopped spinach leaves
3 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
Optional seasonings: additional salt and black pepper
Bring a grill pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and cook for about 4 minutes per side, until cooked through.
Plate chicken, and cover to keep warm.
Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add tomatoes, garlic, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir until hot and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Carefully add chicken broth to the skillet, and bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer. Cook and stir until reduced to a sauce-like consistency, about 5 minutes.
Add chopped shrimp to the skillet. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes, until cooked through.
Add spinach and 2 tbsp. basil. Cook and stir until wilted and well mixed, about 1 minute.
Top chicken with contents of the skillet. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tbsp. basil.
MAKES 2 SERVINGS