Chicken with Artichokes and Lemon!

YUM.  Simple, one pan dish that includes a protein AND a veggie.  From prep to table in less than 15 minutes.  One pan to clean.  Healthy.  Can’t go wrong!

Hey, now you can tell all of your friends what an artichoke is!  Who knew?  Aren’t they beautiful?  Let’s see if you paid attention… is an artichoke a flower or a thistle?  Read through to the end to find the answer hidden somewhere in this post!

You’ll need only a few inexpensive ingredients:

1-2 thinly sliced chicken breast per person (Saving money tip: Buying a whole chicken breast is cheaper than buying the chicken breasts pre-cut.  Buy a large package of chicken breast, pound them, slice, and freeze what you won’t be using for this meal!)

8 oz artichoke hearts

1/2 lemon

1 small yellow onion

1 tsp salt/pepper

1 tbls parsley (fresh or dried)

1 tbls olive oil

1. Dice the onion.  In a large skillet, add the olive oil.  Saute the onions for about 3 minutes until they are sizzling and become translucent. Use your spatula to push the onions to the side of your pan.

2. Add the chicken.  Season the side facing up with some salt, pepper, parsley and lemon.  Wait 2 minutes, then flip and season with the rest of your seasoning.  When they have cooked another 2 minutes, take out the chicken and place on a plate.  Leave the onions.

3. Add the artichokes to your pan.  Use some of the natural juice from the can.  Add parsley and a squeeze of lemon.  Mix together with the onions.  Let them cook on medium heat for about 3 minutes, and as soon as all of the liquid has been sucked up and caramelizes, it’s ready!  Place artichokes and onions on top of your chicken and ENJOY! PS- thistles 🙂 Did you get it right?!

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Doesn’t get much simpler than that, folks!  Simple, healthy and inexpensive!  TRY IT! Come on… you know you want to…
Make it a GREAT week everyone!

Keep it classy,

Chef Stef

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