Mediterranean Chicken, Asparagus and Brown Rice Salad

Mediterranean Chicken, Asparagus and Brown Rice Salad

Succulent chicken can be enjoyed on the LEAN plan, made using totally fresh ingredients and taking just minutes of prep work.

Ingredients
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • To Taste Sea Salt
  • To Taste Black Pepper
  • 3 Tomatoes, roughly chopped in MacroBlast Cup
  • 1 Tablespoon Capers
  • ¼ Cup Kalamata Olives, pitted
  • ½ Lemon, juiced
  • ½ Tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • ½ Tablespoon Dried Basil
  • 1 Bunch Asparagus, ends removed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 Clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 Cup Brown Rice, cooked
  • 1 Cup Arugula, roughly chopped
  • ¼ Lemons
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • To Taste Black Pepper
Steps to Prepare
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a shallow baking dish with 1/2 Tbsp olive oil.
  3. Add in the chicken breasts, breast-side up and drizzle with remaining 1/2 Tbsp olive oil.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, then top with tomatoes, capers, olives, lemon juice, and herbs.
  5. Roast for 45-55 minutes until chicken is totally cooked through (juices will run clear.)
  6. Meanwhile, make your salad:
  7. Heat 1/2 Tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  8. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  9. Stir in chopped asparagus.
  10. Cover the pan, turn heat down to low and cook for 5 minutes, jiggling the pan every so often to cook ingredients evenly.
  11. When asparagus is tender, remove from heat and add to a mixing bowl along with rice, arugula, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  12. Toss to coat evenly.
  13. Serve alongside Mediterranean chicken. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container up to 3 days.

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