Easy Mediterranean Chicken Bake

File 2-10-2015, 7 38 59 AM

This is a simple low carb meal and very good.  It comes from http://www.alldayidreamaboutfood.com.  It serves 6-8.  Total net carbs per serving:  7.79 g.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 14-ounce can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 2.5-ounce can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can low sugar tomato sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat until shimmering and hot.  Sprinkle chicken all over with salt and pepper. Add chicken thighs to pan and brown both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer thighs to a large 9×13 casserole dish and arrange in a single layer.  Sprinkle with artichoke hearts and black olives.
  4. Pour tomato sauce over top and sprinkle with shredded cheese.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.  Turn oven to broil and cook another 2 to 3 minutes, to lightly brown cheese on top.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh basil.
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