Nicole’s “I lovingly hate you” chicken and sauce
Let’s just say there was a domestic dispute in the kitchen, but it was nothing a little kissy kissy couldn’t solve. Moving along: After a delightful morning at Green Bluff, we had the ingredients for the ultimate sauce. I saw my tomatoes. I saw my green peppers and zucchini. I saw them together in a sauce pan. This low carb dish is a winner. It makes enough sauce that you could pair it with either meatballs or pasta in the future. Freeze what you don’t plan on using within a week. Hint: The cheapest way to accomplish the 16 tomato feature is to buy them in bulk. We bought ours at Green Bluff.
1 Zucchini (sliced into quarters)
2 Green Peppers (sliced into small chunks)
2 Stalks of Celery (diced)
1 Shallot (diced)
2 cloves of Garlic (diced)
16 tomatoes (boiled, peels and smashed)
3 Basil Leaves (torn to pieces)
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Ruby Port
1/4 of a Fresh Mozzarella Ball
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
2 Chicken Breasts
1. 1-2 Grilling Tongs
2. Potato Masher
3. Large Bowl.
1. To prepare your tomatoes, boil a quasi-large pot of water. In the meantime, fill a large bowl with water and ice. Lots of ice. When water is boiling, use a pair of tongs to submerge tomatoes for about 30 seconds. I had two tongs, so I did two tomatoes at a time, one in each hand. They should crack near the stem point. Place that tomato in the ice water bowl. After you boil each tomatoes, peel the skin off. Place those peeled tomatoes in a dish and use a mash potato smasher to mash them to bits and pieces.
2. Slice and dice your green peppers, zucchini, shallot, celery, garlic. Saute those beasties in the olive oil until soft.
3. Place them in a mixer/Cuisinart along with the tomatoes. I did two bunches because my Cuisinart was not big enough for all of it. Puree it like you mean it.
4. Throw all that goo into a large pot for simmering. When it gets to a good simmer boil, add in the port, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes.
5. Pan sear the two chicken breasts with olive oil, salt and pepper.
6. Serve with sauce over chicken with grated mozzarella.
Nutritional Facts: There’s so much potassium you could cry.