Enjoy the licorice flavors of fennel and the earthy zip of artichokes with this recipe for Braised Chicken With Artichoke Hearts and Fennel. You can steam fresh artichokes. It takes about 20 to 40 minutes. Artichokes are done when an inner petal pulls away easily and a sharp knife or skewer easily pierces the heart. Or buy canned, bottled, or frozen varieties. Look for no-salt-added products.
This one’s always a favorite in our dining room at the Pritikin Longevity Center, and it’s so easy to whip up at home. Pair with a baked or sweet potato, or a quick-cooking whole grain like couscous. Or slice your chicken up and enjoy with a big green salad plus any other veggies you have on hand.
Here’s an easy spicy dinner. While your chicken is simmering on the stove, prepare a tasty quick-cooking whole grain like quinoa or brown rice (convenient fast-cooking versions of brown rice are now in supermarkets). And, in keeping with the Mexican theme of the evening, jazz up your grains with some fresh low-sodium salsa. Got leftover chicken breasts? Freeze them for future dinners or lunchtime sandwiches.