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     Tonight I wanted something quick, but still wanted to enjoy my time cooking in the kitchen. For me, it’s a time to relax and make something for my family I know they will enjoy. I found this Greek Chicken recipe on my Martha Stewart iPhone app and not only was I able to plate it in about 15 minutes, it was also very tasty!

Here’s what you’ll need to serve 4 people:

  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh whole mint leaves
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds thin chicken cutlets (about 8)
  • S&P (salt & pepper)
  • Total cost $15.75

     So what exactly is a chicken cutlet. Any type of meat that says cutlet is just referring to a thin slice of that particular meat. For me, I take a whole chicken breast and slice it in half so that I have 2 thinner chicken breast. For this recipe, you could buy 4 chicken breast and after cutting them in half you would have 8.

     In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, mint, and 1 tablespoon of good olive oil. Season with a teaspoon of S&P and then set it aside.


     To grill the chicken, you could use a grill pan or you could light up the backyard grill. Even though it was 112 degrees in Oklahoma City today, I chose to light up my grill. If you choose to use a grill pan, just lightly brush the pan with oil before you put the chicken on. Make sure you season the chicken with S&P before you put it on the grill.

     Each piece of chicken should be thin enough that it only takes 2-3 minutes per side to cook. Once the chicken is through grilling, transfer it to a plate and cover it with tin foil if you are waiting on side dishes to finish. Otherwise, transfer it to serving plates and top with the tomato and cheese mixture.

Enjoy this quick and easy meal for 4 – we did!! (there was only 2 of us though – lunch tomorrow!!)  @ChefMikeW





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