Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cocoa-Merlot Chicken with Golden Greens

Serves Four

2 cups GOOD Merlot
2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp cocoa nibs
4 oz trumpet royale mushrooms (or mushroom of your choice)
1 lb boneless skinless chicken tenders
1-2 bunches golden beet greens

Bring Merlot, chicken broth and cocoa nibs to a boil and continue to reduce until liquid is halved.

Meanwhile, grill one pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders (the tenders are quicker to cook!) sprinkled with just a little salt and pepper. You can add healthy oil to the mix by cooking the chicken in 1 tbsp of oil (add in the calories/fat/etc).

After removing chicken from pan, add mushrooms and sauce and cook, scrapping pan, until sauce has reduced again.

Serve with steamed golden beet greens. To make, just chop fresh beet greens and steam in a steamer or micro for a couple minutes.

Nutritional Information is for 1/4 of the sauce, 3 oz of chicken, and 1/2 cup of steamed beet greens.

311 calories / 9 grams of fat / 6 grams of fiber / 31 grams of protein


Laura said...

uh....yum? that looks awesome!

Donnetta said...

OMG - that looks DIVINE!!

I'm SOO following you!!

Dropped by from SITS to welcome you to the SITtahood and now I'm stalking, I mean following!!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

whaaaa?? this looks fabulous!
and I still can't find cocoa nibs anywhere around here. :(

C.G. the Foodie said...

I get them at Whole Foods in the baking aisle where they keep the chocolate. You can also order online. Expect a cocoa steak sometime in the future... yum!

Lesley said...

wow does that look good...stopping by to say a BIG welcome to SITS

Bob said...

Thanks for this delicious use for our mushrooms. (Those Trumpet Royale come from our farm.)I love this use of cocoa nibs. A chef at the American Harvest Workshop two years ago did a lamb chop with zinfandel, cocoa nibs and Trumpet Royale that was also stunning. Check out the farm at

Missy said...

Looks amazing! I love anything with mushrooms!!

Valerie said...

Oh my gosh that looks soooo good. I am soo hungry now. lol

I am stopping by to welcome you to SITS. I think your going to enjoy our community.

Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

Looks good.

I love the squirrel photo.

Welcome to SITS!

Carolyn Jung said...

Now I know what to do with the bag of cocoa nibs I got in the mail. :)


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