Recipe for Lemon Basil Chicken with a Spinach Avocado Salad {Enjoy!}

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“Give us this day our daily bread.”
-Matthew 6:11

The kitchen is probably my favorite place in the new home that I will soon share with my almost husband.

I love sitting in the living room, smelling the fragrant aromas coming from the oven as I look into the kitchen…

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And there’s nothing better than being able to cook something wonderful while being able to look out over the rest of the home…

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Today, I am going to share a recipe with you that is so easy and so delicious. This is the first dinner I cooked for my fiancé in our new home. Enjoy! 🙂

Lemon Basil Chicken Breasts {Slow cooked in garlic & white wine}

(This recipe is for 2 servings)

Ingredients:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used the “Simple Truth” organic chicken-it was great!)
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp. grated lemon rind
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1/2 cup dry white cooking wine
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1 Roma tomato, diced

Instructions:
1. Place chicken in your crock pot/slow cooker (I recommend always greasing your slow cooker with some olive oil prior to cooking to avoid burning.)
2. In a bowl, mix the garlic, lemon rind, salt and pepper, and white wine. Pour this mixture evenly over your chicken.
3. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours. Stir in the fresh basil and tomato just before serving.

Side Spinach Avocado Salad:
-Dressing: combine 2 tbsp. olive oil with the lemon juice from your previous lemon. Add salt and pepper to taste.
-In a bowl, toss 2 cups of spinach with one sliced avocado. Add your dressing and continue to toss.

We also took my dog for a walk that night to the market right across the street where my fiancé got some fresh whole wheat rolls to add to our dinner.

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Get creative! Cook. Feast. Enjoy.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. What a great sounding recipe – will have a go at this for sure – seems like a perfect housewarming meal to me! http://europa-cafe.com/

  2. Maureen says:

    Rachael- I found your blog through Sally/I Take Joy. I am not your usual reader…mid 40’s and Momma to two boys, ages 4 & 3. It is exciting and SO encouraging to see you seeking God for your life and your marriage. You are a light in the darkness to so many young women! I lived in SoCal (Orange COunty) for 15 years and I know the challenges of that culture. May God continue to bless you as you lead the way to Him!

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