I've been doing this one-week cleanse/diet this past week, and I've actually lost five pounds! Hooray! One of the days said that I could have chicken and tomatoes- as much as I wanted, but that's it! I created this dish for dinner that night. I did add some onions and parsley to the suggested foods, but I figured it's okay. When the chicken is cooked this way, it comes out so juicy in the middle. It's pretty amazing. The fresh brushetta was a nice touch to the mildly spicy chicken. Who says you can't have food with flavor on a diet!
source: It's my own creation!
1 T salt
1/2 T granulated garlic
1/2 T freshly cracked black pepper
1 t white pepper
1 t onion powder
1 t cumin
1/4-1/2 t cayenne
1 1/2 T paprika
2 T fresh parsley, chopped
Two chicken breasts
Prepare the blackening rub. This stuff has so much flavor! If you don't like as much heat, only add 1/4 t of the cayenne, or none at all. The paprika gives some heat, too. Combine all the spices together and stir together.
Preheat the oven to 350.
Heat 2 T oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Trim all the nasty stuff off the chicken breasts. Generously coat the chicken breasts on both sides. Place in the hot skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. The outside will "blacken." You don't want it burnt though, so make sure the spice mixture doesn't burn.
Place the chicken on a cookie sheet. Place in the oven for 15 minutes to finish cooking. It should be cooked to perfection. If the breasts are Dolly Parton-sized, double check to make sure they are 165 degrees and have clear juices.
While they are cooking, dice the tomatoes and onions. Place in a bowl. Add the chopped parsley. Add a little bit of olive oil and salt and pepper.
Take the chicken out, place it on a plate, and top with some of the brushetta. This is such a delicious meal! It's pretty healthy, too!