Remember when we used to go out to restaurants? Sigh... one day it will happen again! One of my favorite healthy restaurant meals is Chicken Paillard... it sounds fancy, but “paillard” basically just means that the chicken has been pounded nice and thin. It’s usually topped with a simple arugula salad or or served with a lemon wedge and some veggies. Simple, fresh, and easy! I recently started making it at home, and it’s now my favorite way to cook chicken. Because it's pounded so thin, it cooks super quickly and I know we all love a dinner that's thrown together in a matter of minutes! You’re going to look at the ingredients and think it's way too simple, but when you cook it perfectly, it’s soo juicy and delicious and pairs well with any side dish!
2 organic chicken breasts
Salt & pepper
2 tbsp avocado oil
You can keep it as simple as 2 handfuls of arugula tossed with olive oil, lemon, salt, and pepper, or add some additional ingredients! I added avocado and cherry tomatoes. Fresh Parmesan would be a delicious addition!
*here’s my ultimate tip for cooking chicken - use an internal meat thermometer and you’ll never have dried out chicken ever again! 165°F is the magic number!
July 28th, 2016
June 23, 2017
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.