Chicken and Asparagus with Chia Seeds

You are probably thinking why the heck is there chia seeds in this dish. Well once answer because they don’t have much flavor and you can add in more fiber and vitamins to your dish. Why not? They don’t have any flavor and you would never know they are in there. So why no and give it a try?  I am always trying to find ways to compile ingredients together and hope they taste good. I know that I am on a asparagus and vinegar kick lately but I try and incorporate different ingredients to these dishes.  Story is eat lots and lots of veggies but you don’t always want them the same way. So if you are interested in some crazy flavors here is a recipe for you to try.  

 

Ingredients:

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast ( cut into strips)

3 stalks celery

10 fresh spinach leaves

1 pkg of sliced mushrooms 

3-4 garlic cloves 

1 med onion

1 bundle of asparagus 

2-3 tsps balsamic capers ( I cannot find fresh capers) 

1-2 tsp chia seeds 

2-4 tbls balsamic vinegar 

1/3 cup white wine 

1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth 

1/2 tsp coriander seed 

1-2 tsps crushed red peppers 

1/4-1/2 tsp tarragon leaves

Instructions:

In a med pan add water and heat until hot for blanched asparagus.

In a med pan cook chicken strips in oil of your choice ( I prefer coconut oil ). While chicken is cooking on med heat; in a separate pan add oil with minced garlic and onion and cook until golden brown.

Once golden brown; add in celery,crushed red peppers, tarragon leaves, coriander seed and white wine. While that is cooking add  some crushed red peppers and tarragon leaves to the chicken.

Once chicken is golden brown turn heat off and set aside. Back to the onions and garlic pan; add in mushrooms, spinach leaves, chia seeds, capers and saute for a few minutes. In the meantime check the water to see if boiling, if so add the asparagus to the water and blanch for 2-3 mins. Once they are cooked to your liking turn heat off and set aside.

Now back to the main dish; you will add the balsamic vinegar and chicken broth and chicken. Cook for about 5 mins and then add in the asparagus and cook for another 5-8 mins until most of the fluid has evaporated.  Once the fluid is evaporated turn off heat and enjoy. 

I enjoyed this dish without anything to go under it but if you are feeling that you want more to this dish you can add rice or potatoes of your choice. 

I hope you enjoy. If you have any questions please let me know and I will help you along the way.  Happy New Year Everyone!!

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