Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Roast Chicken w/ Sage & Sensational Stringbeans

Let's face it, after making dinner night after night it's easy to run out of ideas. But don't pull out the take out menus just yet. My Roasted Chicken Thighs with Sage and Sensational Stringbeans is a pefect weeknight go to meal  and not mention very nutritous. I love chicken thighs they're so juicy and tender. If you're looking to save a few calories just take off the skin after cooking, you'll have all the flavor with way less fat. The sage perfumes the chicken with an out of this world flavor that makes something as simple as chicken thighs spectacular. We all know Simple to Spectacular is what I'm all about.

Now let's give have a round of applause for my Sensational Stringbeans. Traditionally, you see sauteed stringbeans with garlic and olive oil- yes very healthy but again I'm watching my calorie intake during before my wedding. I use a few drops of heart healthy extra virgin olive oil and pour in some unsalted vegatable stock for a low fat flavor boost. I also toss in some vivacious vitamin packed red bell pepper and top it with toasted whole wheat panko breadcrumbs for crispy crunch that packs a punch. Trust me this is a dish your family and figure will love you for!

Jen DePalma's Roasted Chicken Thighs with Sensational Stringbeans
1 lb of organic free range chciekn thighs
1/4 cup of dijon mustard
1/2 cup of low sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp of chopped sage
1/4 of any type of dry white wine

Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degress
Whisk together dijon, soy sauce and sage - pour over chicken
Then pour in wine allow to marinate for 15-20 minutes
Place chicken in broiler pan cook 20-25 mintues or until cooked through

Jen DePalma's Sensational Stringbeans
2 lbs of stringbeans
1 red bell pepper sliced
4 cloves of garlic sliced
3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup of vegatable stock
1/4 of whole wheat panko breadcrumbs

Directions
To large saute pan,  add oil and garlic
Light brown garlic  add in string beans after 3 minutes add in pepper
Season with Salt and pepper- add in stock cook 5-7 minutes

In a separte pan, toast breadcrumbs
Serve greenbeans top with breadcrumbs and enjoy!

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