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Fresh Tomato Basil Chicken 🍅🍃
Tomatoes are covering my kitchen counters currently thanks to my garden deciding that ALL. THE. TOMATOES. are ripe THIS week 🤣 While I love the bountiful harvest, I’m really trying to use them in most meals.
Recipes don’t get much simpler than this! And thanks to the garden fresh tomatoes and basil, this dish is really good too!
I had everything on hand (frozen chicken breasts that I defrosted) so this was a VERY budget-friendly meal which has also been a current theme for me this year.
You could serve this over zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, or quinoa to create a well-rounded meal.
I try to buy meat, fish, and poultry when I find a really good sale, then freeze some for later. This practice has helped the family food budget tremendously.
I love that you can easily keep this dairy-free, OR add a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan cheese to your own serving.
🍅What’s YOUR favorite way to eat TOMATOES?
If you’ve been stuck in a tomato rut … it’s time to mix it up a little bit!
😲There are actually more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes on the planet, including colorful heirloom varieties that date back centuries.
Each tomato has its own flavor based on its sugar and acid profile. For example: orange tomatoes are less acidic than red tomatoes and have a milder taste.
🍅 That being said – ALL tomatoes are an excellent source of micronutrients like vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folate and potassium.
Plus, they’re an especially great source of lycopene, which may help protect you from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
The redder the tomato, the more lycopene!
Eat them raw or in sauces, soups, or stews. You can also roast, saute, or stuff them.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 Tbsp ghee, or grass-fed butter
- 1-1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenders, cut into 1-inch cubes
- sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- 4 fresh garlic cloves, sliced
- 4 large vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
- 1 bunch of fresh basil, leaves picked
Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the oil and butter.
Stir Fry your chicken pieces for around 6 minutes until cooked through and nicely browned; Season with sea salt and pepper.
Add in the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
Stir in the fresh diced tomatoes and basil.
Saute for a few more minutes, or until bubbly and hot.
Garnish with additional fresh basil leaves if desired.