Saturday, August 25, 2012

Phase 2 friendly chicken ratatouille

I'm trying to get my very large amount of camping stuff organized before we leave on our trip tomorrow, so this is going to be a quick recipe post.  And I haven't posted any new recipes in a very long time.  Mostly because all I do in the summer is BBQ.  So it's been grilled meat and veggies for the last three months!  My hubby LOVED this when I made it last week.  It's a quick and easy chicken dish with very few ingredients.

All you need is:

  1. a large skillet
  2. 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  3. 1/2 salt and pepper
  4. extra virgin olive oil
  5. 3 cloves of crushed garlic
  6. 1 medium sized onion sliced
  7. 1/2 large or one smallish eggplant cubed
  8. 2 small zucchini sliced
  9. 1 can of sodium free tomatoes. I get mine at Fortinos (Loblaws).
  10. 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
So all you do is salt and pepper the chicken breast, then brown it in a bit of olive oil.  Once the chicken has cooked part way (about 10 minutes), you add the rest of the ingredients, cover the skillet and let it cook for another 20 minutes, until the veggies have gotten soft.  Easy peasy!  That is it!  Finito:) Enjoy!

I submitted my W.I.D.T.H. (why I do this here) to Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit.  Jack posts W.I.D.T.H. on Saturdays and Jules and I were this week's post. Click on the link above to check it out.

Who knew that you needed so much stuff to camp for two days.  You'd think we were going for two weeks!  I'm not sure how we're gonna fit everything in our Hyundai Tucson.  My niece is coming with us, so space is at a premium.  I over pack all the time, but you can never be too careful when you have kids with you.  I'm really looking forward to getting out of the city for a few days.  The beach is supposed to be beautiful, so I'm gonna be a bum for a couple of days.  Not too much of a bum though...I have to get my long run in on Monday morning:)


  1. Have fun camping. That looks delish. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love me some ratatouille. This is twice I have heard of some one eating it this week. It actually has been years since I had some. I Faved your recipe on my puter and put it in my recipe folder. Thanks! Years ago, I was on a ratatouille vegan kick. Used garbanzo beans in it in lieu of meat.

  3. The recipe sounds and looks great. I just bought chicken yesterday so it's on the menu. :)

    Enjoy your camping trip.

  4. I hope you have a lovely time away.
    The chicken dish looks lovely.

  5. I saw you and W.I.D.T.H. and had to find your blog! I am a 43 year old mom of two young kids who needs to lose 50 pounds. I look forward to following your journey for inspiration!

  6. I've never had ratatouille, but I might just try it after reading this recipe. :)

  7. Oh, and have fun camping this weekend!

  8. That looks awesome!! I will definitely keep it in mind!!

    Have a good week! I love your WIDTH picture!!


  9. Looks wonderful...have fun camping!

  10. I loved your Width saying. Our children are our best reason to be healthy. I wish I had started my weight loss journey when mine were younger, but now I want to be able to enjoy the next phase of my life and have finally gotten on the right track having lost 80 lbs. You have made amazing progress. I enjoyed your article in the Spectator.

  11. I thought that you can't have tomatoes in Phase 1 of the diet ?