We moved from Southern California to Gig Harbor Washington last month. Moving (as I am sure you know) pretty much dismantles your life. Regular exercise, good sleep, and healthy eating all get thrown out the window. But I took measures to insure we have healthy dinners our first few weeks in the new house by ordering meals from Sun Basket meal delivery. And they have allowed me to share their recipe for Paprika Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Asparagus and Olive Tapenade with you!
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SUN BASKET: PERFECT FOR COUPLES OR FAMILIES!
Moving may be a mess, but our diets don’t have to be! Even in the chaos, we are eating nutritious meals thanks to Sun Basket. Each Sun Basket box contains three nights of fresh, healthy, gourmet meals that are perfectly portioned!
EASY, CONVENIENT, AND LESS EXPENSIVE!
All you have to do is open up the box, pull out the ingredients, do a little slicing and dicing and 20-30 minutes later enjoy an incredibly delicious meal. Another perk, you don’t have to go to the store! And honestly, for the two of us, having Sun Basket delivery is cheaper than if we went to the store and bought everything ourselves.
18 MEALS TO CHOOSE FROM EVERY WEEK!
Sun Basket kicked off 2019 with a few fabulous changes that offer more ways to have your Sun Basket, your way. But of course they still have your favorite traditional, Paleo, and Gluten free options available too!
- NEW: More recipes: Now, Sun Basket is serving up 18 recipes to choose from every week! Never get bored with eating clean.
- NEW: Introducing 3 new meal plans:
- Vegan: Going plant-based has never been easier. Enjoy creative meatless recipes with seasonal organic produce, plant-based proteins, and our house-made signature sauces.
- Pescatarian: Perfect for those who want to eat a plant-focused diet with a healthy dose of wild-caught seafood. We only use seafood listed as Best Choice or Good Alternative by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.
- Mediterranean: Modeled after one of the world’s healthiest diets, with seasonal produce, lean meat & wild-caught seafood paired alongside whole grains, healthy fats, and fresh herbs.
About This Meal:
A two-olive tapenade brings richness to smoky paprika-rubbed chicken breasts, served with one of our favorite spring vegetables, asparagus. Colorful, light and flavorful this meal will surely be a seasonal favorite!
The Recipe:Paprika Rubbed Chicken Breasts and Asparagus
A two-olive tapenade brings richness to smoky paprika-rubbed chicken breasts, served with one of our favorite spring vegetables, asparagus. Colorful, light and flavorful this meal will surely be a seasonal favorite! If you can't find boneless skin on chicken breasts, no worries. You'll follow the directions in bold below and cook a little longer.
- 1-2 organic shallots
- 10 ounces organic asparagus
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 boneless skin on chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each) BTW if you can't find boneless skin-on, no worries, just buy bone in and follow directions below
- 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
- 1 organic lemon
- 1 ounce pitted Kalamata olives
- 1 ounce pitted Castelvetrano olives
- 1-2 cloves organic peeled fresh garlic
- 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh flat-leaf parsley
Peel the shallots and cut them crosswise into ¼-inch-thick slices. Separate the slices into rings.
Snap off the woody ends from the asparagus.
In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Working in batches if needed, add the shallots and asparagus, season with salt and pepper, and cook, turning the asparagus occasionally, until the shallots start to soften and the asparagus is crisp-tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add more oil between batches if needed. Wipe out the pan.
While the vegetables cook, prepare the chicken and lemon.
Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel; season generously with salt and pepper and the sweet smoked paprika.
Juice half the lemon and set aside for the olive tapenade; cut the other half in half lengthwise, then crosswise into ¼-inch-thick half-moons.
In the same pan used for the asparagus, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken and the lemon slices and cook until the chicken skin is well browned and the lemon slices begin to char, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer the lemon slices to the plate with the asparagus. Turn the chicken and cook until the meat is firm and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. (if using bone in skin on: after browning skin and turning skin side up, place a lid on the pan and cook for 10 minutes or until breasts are cooked through)
While the chicken and lemon cook, prepare the olive tapenade.
Finely chop the olives, checking for any pits.
Finely chop, press, or grate enough garlic to measure ½ teaspoon (1 tsp).
Strip the parsley leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.
In a medium bowl, stir together the olives, garlic, parsley, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
When chicken is done, remove from pan, quickly add lemon and asparagus back to pan and toss for one minute to re-warm. Transfer the asparagus and lemon slices to individual plates. Top with the chicken and olive tapenade and serve.
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