Parchment Chicken Caprese with Asparagus

 Parchment Wrapped Chicken Caprese with Asparagus pairs well with a Casear salad for an easy weeknight meal

Parchment Wrapped Chicken Caprese with Asparagus pairs well with a Casear salad for an easy weeknight meal.Parchment Wrapped Chicken Caprese

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like as an empty nester? I always imagined I would spend more time cooking.  Boy was  I wrong. On most weekdays, I still don’t want to  spend more than 30 minutes on meal prep. I  love good food, and can’t stop searching for more ideas to get  tasty food on the table PDQ. Today’s recipe is one of my new favorites!

Scrolling through my Facebook feed one night, a  McCormick Recipe caught my attention: Stuffed Chicken Caprese.  I made the recipe serveral times, but found the chicken too dry. Enter a new cooking method,   en papillote or cooking in parchment paper.  It made a HUGE difference. Not only was the chicken moist,  but clean-up was a breeze.  This low carb entree  is very light, only 300 calories. ( I serve it with a Casear salad and some French bread for a heartier meal .) Make this your go to recipe for getting a delicious meal on the table lickety split.

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Parchment Chicken Caprese with Aparagus

Parchment Chicken Caprese with Asparagus

Parchment Chicken Caprese with Asparagus is my go to recipe when I want  a delicious and equally nutritious meal on the table fast.

  • Author: Diane Boyd
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: entree
  • Method: baking in parchment paper (en papillote)
  • Cuisine: French

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus spears
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 chicken cutlets
  • 4 tablespoons McCormick All Purpose Seasoning (Oregano, Basil, Garlic and Sea Salt)
  • 4 campari tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • 2 ounces part skim mozzarella cheese, grated

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  1. Cut four pieces of parchment paper  (13 inches by 14 inches). Fold paper in half.
  2. Divide asparagus between 4 parchment sheets; place on the fold. Drizzle each with olive oil ; sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  3.  Top each bunch of asparagus with a chicken cutlet. Season with all purpose seasoning.
  4. Add sliced tomato to the top of each cutlet and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Bring ends of parchment paper together and make small overalpping pleats all the way around to seal the edges completely. Make your last fold turn under.
  5. Bake for 30 mintues. Remove from oven. Open each pouch and top with mozarella cheese. Allow cheese to melt and serve immediately.

Notes

May use foil instead of parchment paper.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken cutlet
  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 11 grams
  • Sodium: 280 mg
  • Fat: 7 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 3 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 19 grams
  • Fiber: 5 grams
  • Protein: 38 grams
  • Cholesterol: 85 mg

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Are Your Leggings Working as Hard as You Do?

An active lifestyle requires a reliable  pair of leggings that fits like a glove, is easy to care for,  keeps you dry and comfortable,  and looks great  in the gym and beyond.

An active lifestyle requires a reliable  pair of leggings that fits like a glove, is easy to care for,  keeps you dry and comfortable,  and looks great  in the gym and beyond.Are your leggings working as hard as you do? An active lifestyle requires a reliable  pair of leggings that fits like a glove, is easy to care for,  keeps you dry and comfortable,  and looks great  in the gym and beyond.

Disclosure: I received a pair of Koral leggings (as mentioned in this post)  to review on my blog. I was not financially compensated for my time. Opinions are my own.

I was happy to see the latest research from UT Southwestern’s O’Donnel Brain Institute that confirm this hypothesis:

Improving your fitness will improve your brain health and slow down the aging process!!

 IMHO, daily exercise is a small price to pay for better brain function and longevity. (Let’s not forget that it also helps us to control our weight, improves our balance (decreasing the risk of falling), and  provides benefits  to our cardiovascular health, bone density, muscle maintenance,  and overall feeling of well being.)

All of the above are  reasons why I exercise daily (and have no intention of stopping).  My commitment to an active lifestyle has shaped me into  an athleisure wear aficionado. It was a no brainer when a representative from Koral Women’s active wear asked  me to write a product review on a pair of  Koral leggings of my choice. I selected  the Koral  lustrous high rise legging in midnight blue.

Immediately after receiving them in the mail, I was curious to determine the answer to the very same question I’m asking  you : Are your leggings working as hard as you do? I analyzed the Koral High Rise Legging  in four key areas: 1. Fit and Comfort; 2. Functionality and  Performance; 3. Care; 4. Fashion. Here are the results , beginning with

  1. Fit and Comfort. Size can be a bit of a challenge for petite women. I am 5’1” and my legging  concern is  getting a sleek,  smooth fit. Nobody want’s baggy leggings and creases!  Here’s proof of the exceptional fit of the extra small.Are your leggings working as hard as you do? An active lifestyle requires a reliable  pair of leggings that fits like a glove, is easy to care for,  keeps you dry and comfortable,  and looks great  in the gym and beyond.

Not only did I get a smooth fit, these leggings are  comfortable with flattering support in both the waist  and inner thigh. They held my mid-section without feeling tight or restricted (a worry when I opt for that x-small). There is nothing worse than being discouraged to workout by ill fitting  clothing.  The fabric (Koral Infinity) which BTW is recognizable by it’s opaque shine, is the bomb. It really is like a second skin.

2. Functionality and Performance.  I evaluated the Koral leggings on this criteria over several days. On the  first day I took the  Koral leggings through the paces while performing a circuit training  that combined both cardio  and  strength movements.  The Koral leggings delivered on compression and support, providing comfort during running,  lifting, squating,  bending , jumping and pushing.Are your leggings working as hard as you do? An active lifestyle requires a reliable  pair of leggings that fits like a glove, is easy to care for,  keeps you dry and comfortable,  and looks great  in the gym and beyond.

In addition to the freedom of movement provided by the Koral legging, the fabric wicked moisture from my skin, and the  leggings  held their shape and smooth and dry appearance throughout my activity.

 3. Care. Taking care of my Koral legging after training was as easy as a  cold water wash with my other workout gear and the usual  air dry routine I provide all my athleisure wear. They were clean, dry and ready to get me through a second day of Are your leggings working as hard as you do?training when I opted  for an edgy workout that included rowing on a simulated paddle board. Notice the fit of the Koral leggings is just a good on day two.

4. Fashion. I have learned the importance of finding enjoyment in everything I do, yes, even the WOD!  For me, one of the  joys of exercise is participating in group classes. Another is wearing clothing that I adore. It may sound cheesy, but  it’s the simple things  keep me engaged with a healthy lifestyle. I  consider my Koral high rise leggings a foundational piece in my wardrobe;  this classic bottom  can be worn with a myriad of other  pieces, both athleisure and non-athleisure. Having multiple options for styling them saves me time getting dressed in the morning. When I finish my workout and  leave the gym, my outfit looks intentional and I ‘m ready to run errands, again  saving me time by avoiding having to make a second  trip out later.

The benefits of an active lifestyle are HUGE! Finding  ways to keep you consistent with daily exercise are priceless.  By reviewing the Koral leggings, I conclude they give me a leg up on the day with their exceptional fit,  comfort during exercise,  easy care, and style that allows me  to make gains and get on with my life right out of the gym. Yes, these leggings are working as hard I as am!

 

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