Italian Chicken

Servings 4 servings


  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 6-oz.
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Marinate chicken overnight or for at least 4 hours (see recipe)
  • Prepare marinade: Place the first 7 ingredients in a food processor or blender (garlic through thyme); process until smooth.
  • Place chicken in a large zipper-topped plastic bag and pour marinade on top.
  • Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours, turning occasionally. At the time of cooking, melt the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Remove chicken from marinade (discarding marinade and bag) and cook for 4 to 6 minutes per side or until cooked through.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve Spaghetti Squash “Noodles” on the side (cut the squash in half lengthwise and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet, cut sides down. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven until tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly. Scoop out seeds then, using a fork, scrape the squash out of its shell in long, thin [spaghetti-like] strands). Add a salad of mixed baby greens, sliced red onion, avocado, and tomato, tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette.
NUTRITION per serving: 234 Calories; 6g Fat; 40g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 99mg Cholesterol; 676mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 6
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