Monday, October 5, 2009

Fertility Recipe: Chicken with Bell Peppers and Mushrooms

I'm posting earlier than usual this week, because I'm heading to southern Italy and decided not to bring my laptop with me. Thought it better to eat fabulous seafood and enjoy.

Speaking of food... It's been a while since I posted a fertility recipe, so I thought I would do so now. This easy, colorful and tasty dish provides a light, fresh meal appropriate for any occasion. Serve with rice. Serves 2.

2 chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
1 onion, sliced
1/2 lb of mushrooms
3 bell peppers of mixed color, such as red and yellow
2 Tbsp of olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp dry basil or 5 or 6 leaves of fresh basil, chopped

1.    Cut chicken breast into strips about a 1/2-inch thick by about 2-inches long.
2.    Remove top of bell peppers and seeds from the center.
3.    Cut bell peppers into strips about a 1/4-inch thick by 1-inch long.
4.    Cut onion into thin strips.
5.    Cut mushrooms into 4 pieces.
6.    Put olive oil in a non-stick sauce pan and heat on high for 1 minute.
7.    Add onion and chicken, and sprinkle paprika and pepper on top.
8.    Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
9.    Lower heat to medium-high.
10.    Add bell peppers, then stir and cook for 5 minutes.
11.    Add mushrooms and basil, stir, and if desired, adjust seasoning to taste.
12.    Cook for another 2 minutes and serve.