BROCCOLI-PINE NUT-CURRANT CHICKEN

Eyebrows were raised when my guys’ favorite kitchen novelist plated this pretty meal. Why? It wasn’t because of the broccoli, red bell pepper,  or even the pine nuts. The perpetrator: currants, those teesnsy-weensy raisin-y bits of sweet indulgence. The verdict: thumbs up with the exception of Junior Too who scooted the currents aside and, otherwise, mightily enjoyed his dinner.

Broccoli-Pine Nut-Currant Chicken

4 tbsp olive oil, divided

3 large chicken breasts (about 1-1/2 lbs), sliced thin into bite-sized pieces

8 oz broccoli florets, coarsely chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin into bite-sized pieces

lemon zest of one lemon

1/2 cup currants

1/4 cup pine nuts

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

1) To large skillet add 2 tbsp olive oil (reserving 2 tbsp); heat over medium; add chicken and, stirring occasionally, cook 7-8 minutes until just cooked through; transfer chicken to bowl and set aside

2) Wipe skillet clean, return to heat, and add reserved 2 tbsp oil; when oil is hot, add broccoli, red bell pepper, and lemon zest; stirring often, cook 5 minutes; stir in currants, pine nuts, and red pepper flakes and cook 3 minutes

3) Add chicken and soy sauce to skillet and, stirring often, cook 3 minutes; remove from heat and divide between 4 plates; serve with additional soy sauce and enjoy!

Servings: 4

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2 thoughts on “BROCCOLI-PINE NUT-CURRANT CHICKEN

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  2. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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