I LOVE this way of preparing meals!
In alignment with transitioning over into a more simplistic lifestyle, I am beginning to make more of these one pan meals. And the possibilites are almost endless with all the various kinds of one-pan meals you can make.
One-pan meals require some prep but very minimal. It’s up to you with how involved you want these meals to be. The objective to preparing one-pan meals is to save time and even money too.
This chicken dish is a pretty easy throw-together meal inspired by a recipe from Olive and Mango (please check out their blog and IG for amazing new ideas)
I added my own take on this one-pan recipe by simplifying the herbs and spices and adding baby arugula as the greens. This meal is great because it includes all the nutrients you need in a meal. You can also serve it with rice mixed chopped baby arugula and drizzled with olive oil. Don’t for the salt and pepper to taste.
I created my own marinade using paprika, pinch of cumin, rosemary, thyme, grated garlic, lemon/orange zest and salt/pepper. I let the chicken marinade overnight to ensure that the absorption of the herbs, spices and zest was at it’s strongest. And wow was it perfect!
Is an olive just an olive?
Short answer is no. Olives some in all shapes, sizes and flavors. When it comes to olives, I prefer them with the pit inside. According to Cook’s Illustrated, typically olives are soaked in brine for up to a year. Some companies pit the olives and then return them to the brine. Allowng the olives ot absorb more of the salt. If you prefer pitted olives, you can buy the unpitted ones and remove the pits yourself.
I prefer keeping the pits intact because I want them to stay their shape and not become all mushy. Also, and this is just me because I am a fast eater, I find having to eat around the pit helps me to slow down and savor each bite.
I want you to try this meal out and let me know if you prepared this recipe or if you added your own spin. I would love to hear from you! Tag me on Instagram @CravingTHeYum
Eat better, feel better!