It's all GREEK to me...

When Ryan and I were dating we developed more than just a love for each other (HA!). If you can imagine, we are both food junkies... we would both rather spend $150 on a great dinner than a pair of shoes. We love that food brings people together; we love to entertain; we love just to cook up a storm and try new recipes.

Our song became our song one night while trying a new recipe. Corn mushroom casserole (sooo yummy) was the new recipe that night and as we were cooking at "the yellow house" DMB Crash came on and we danced right there in the kitchen. Pretty sweet, huh?

Recently we have been sticking to some staple recipes and reheating our frozen meals from my power cooking group and while that is nice and keeps food on our table, I do miss having the time to try out new things and cook with him.

This weekend, we were able to dedicate some time to menu preparation for the next few weeks and tried out a DELICIOUS (and HEALTHY) new recipe that will become one we use over and over again!

Greek Chicken with Orzo and Feta ...
378 calories/serving

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can diced tomato with onion and garlic, undrained
1 can sliced olives (drained)
1/3 cup chicken broth (we used low sodium)
1/4 cup flour
feta cheese
orzo pasta

Ryan mixing up our green tea

Line large skillet with EVOO and heat on high. Dredge chicken in flour and oregano (add as much oregano as you like) and place in skillet. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until brown. Remove from skillet and drain. Cut chicken in large chunks and return to skillet. Add chicken broth and tomatoes; simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add olives until heated and serve over orzo. Garnish with feta cheese.

Super tasty and healthy, too! Even the Radster ate it (we did removed the olives and most of the tomatoes, but he loved some feta cheese!) We served with flatbread and hummus!

Things to note:
1. It took a little longer than 4 minutes/side to make sure the chicken was cooked through, but I had some hefty breasts (HA!).
2. I never really measure out things like EVOO and spices to taste which is why I didn't add the measurements here.
3. Next time we are going to use 2 cans of tomatoes and 2 cans of olives because we like our veggies (not sure what that will do for the calorie count...olives may add a bit)
4. It made a great sandwich for leftovers... just rolled it up in our whole wheat flatbread

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Also hope that your cooking partner is as cute and wonderful as mine! ;)

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