Watching his show reminded me about his book, You On A Diet, that I bought years ago and promptly did nothing with except let it collect dust in the cookbook cabinet.
A few weeks ago I decided it was time to try one of his heart healthy recipes. After dusting it off, I looked through it for something that I could pair with kale and the very last of my tomatoes from my garden. His Mediterranean Chicken with Beans sounded perfect.
Mediterranean Chicken with Beans from Dr. Oz:
Chicken ingredients:2 bone-in chicken thighs without skin ( I actually used 2 half breasts)
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
8 pitted calamata olives, halved
1 tablespoon olive oil1 teaspoon wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1 small bunch fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (15 or 16 ounces) white beans, rinsed and drained
1 tomato, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh mixed herbs
your choice1 teaspoon red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper (optional)
Directions:For chicken, heat oven to 375F. Place each chicken thigh on a large square of aluminum foil. Combine remaining chicken ingredients; spoon over chicken. Fold foil up and over chicken sealing edges forming a packet. Bake 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Meanwhile, for beans, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; cook 5 minutes or until heated through. Carefully open chicken packets and transfer mixture to two serving plates; serve beans alongside chicken.
Like I said, I already had kale at home and sauteed it as usual.
1 large bunch of kale, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 onion, sliced
1/2 c chicken or vegetable broth
Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft
Add kale and broth and simmer until kale is tender
It was a delicious and nutritious heart healthy recipe that will no longer collect dust!