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Do This for Your Health: Mediterranean Chicken and Vegetable in an Iron Skillet

A healthy Mediterranean-style dish that can be cooked using an iron skillet is a delicious Mediterranean Chicken and Vegetable dish. This recipe combines lean chicken breast with vibrant vegetables and flavorful Mediterranean herbs. Here's a simple recipe for you:


- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

- 1 tablespoon olive oil

- 1 red bell pepper, sliced

- 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced

- 1 small red onion, sliced

- 1 zucchini, sliced

- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

- 3 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 teaspoon dried oregano

- 1 teaspoon dried basil

- Salt and pepper to taste

- Juice of 1 lemon

- Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


1. Preheat your iron skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil to coat the bottom.

2. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and half of the minced garlic.

3. Place the chicken breasts in the skillet and cook for about 6-7 minutes per side or until they are cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

4. In the same skillet, add the remaining minced garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant.

5. Add the sliced bell peppers, onion, and zucchini to the skillet. Cook for 5-6 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.

6. Stir in the cherry tomatoes, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes are slightly softened.

7. Return the cooked chicken breasts to the skillet and squeeze the lemon juice over the chicken and vegetables.

8. Reduce the heat to low and let everything simmer for a couple of minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

9. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.

This Mediterranean Chicken and Vegetable Skillet is packed with nutritious ingredients, vibrant flavors, and is cooked using an iron skillet for even heat distribution. Enjoy!

Most of us who are not regularly taking iron supplements could benefit from cooking more food with an iron skillet. Be careful not to overdo the iron though! Iron is one nutrient that we can get too much of.


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