PANKO – BREADED ITALIAN CHICKEN TENDERS SEASONED BY MINT & HERBS DE PROVENCE AND WITH SUMMER SQUASH – CAPERS – MINCED GARLIC – DICED TOMATOES

 Basil may be substituted for the mint. . .

For 2:

–3 chicken tenderloins

–Panko Italian breadcrumbs (one-third cup)

–mint (dried, 1 teaspoon)

–herbs de provence (dried, 1 teaspoon; or use basil, marjoram, dill, and oregano, one-quarter teaspoon each)

–diced tomatoes (one-half can, drained)

–summer squash (fresh, one-half medium squash, thinly sliced)

–capers (2 tablespoons)

–minced garlic (1 tablespoon)

–salt and pepper

–extra virgin olive oil

1 – Place the sliced summer squash in a small, covered baking dish.  Add one-eighth cup water.  Season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes. 

2 – Place the squash, diced tomatoes, capers, and garlic in a large, covered baking dish.  Season, again, with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.

3 – Place the chicken tenders amidst the vegetables.  Season with salt, pepper, mint, herbs de provence, and extra virgin olive oil.

4 – Microwave on high for 5 minutes.  When finished, check the center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, return to the microwave for 1 minute more.

5 – Serve the chicken and vegetables hot.

–chicken adapted from The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook, by America’s Test Kitchen.

Author: Celia Hales

Site features gourmet Mediterranean microwave cooking, often featuring original recipes by the blogger as well as recipes by master chef Edward Giobbi; and a second site on the spiritual dimension of the law of attraction.

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