Monday, January 13, 2014

chicken & vegetable nicoise

this is probably one of my favorite meals ever! my parents gave me & my sister a cookbook of their favorite recipes for Christmas 2012 & i was so glad this one was in it! it's pretty healthy & super delicious. my husband & i made it last weekend & i have been dying to share it! it takes a little bit of "prep" time, but it is worth it! my husband & i are actually starting whole30 today (which is one of the things on my 30 by 30 list) so i wanted to mention that this meal is whole30 approved if you leave out the pasta!

4 chicken breasts (thin sliced)
4 small zucchinis
1/2 red onion
baby tomatoes
8oz green beans
1 tsp minced garlic
6tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
8oz angel hair pasta, cooked

step 1: combine vegetables & garlic in a bowl. toss with 4tsp olive oil, salt and pepper.
step 2: take a large, heavy piece of aluminum foil (about 18 inches long) and fold in half. place the chicken breast in the center of the foil. brush with olive oil & sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper. surround with seasoned vegetables.
step 3: fold foil over chicken & vegetables. crimp edges together to make a tightly sealed packet. place all 4 packets on a baking sheet & bake at 350 degrees in the center of the oven for 20-25 minutes.
step 4: serve chicken & vegetables atop pasta (or not if you're on whole30). enjoy! :)


  1. Mmmm that looks amazing! I love anything that includes roasted vegetables!

  2. This looks so good! I'm definitely going to have to make this for Nate and me sometime. :-)

  3. This looks crazy good! May have to give it a try! :)

  4. yes! we were saying that we could probably just make the vegetables & eat that! :) this is so delicious!

  5. oh yes, it is so good!!! if you do make it, let me know how you like it!! :)

  6. it IS crazy good!! :) you must try it! & let me know how you like it!!

  7. Yes... quite yum! Great pics & "how to's"

  8. I think we'll have to try this recipe out this week! Looks delicious!

  9. thanks! & thanks for the recipe! it was our first time making it ourselves & it came out really good!

  10. it is really delicious! :) if you do try it, let me know how you like it!!

  11. jollylittlelife.blogspot.comJanuary 16, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    This looks delicious! I love all those vegetables. I will have to fit this into my meal planning next week.

  12. it is SO tasty! it's one of my favorite meals! :)

  13. please do! & let me know how you like it! it's easily one of my fave recipes!! :)

  14. This looks amazing!