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Pressed Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Pressed Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Pressed Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jenla

Makes 2 servings



Under the weight of a second skillet, the "pressed" chicken releases its fat and juices into the pan and ends up cooking in all that sumptuousness. The result is almost unbelievably moist meat. Adding the quick-cooked vegetables and the spicy perfume of marjoram completes what is sure to become a go-to recipe in your dinner arsenal.

Recipe Ingredients for Pressed Chicken

225 grams chicken breast
1 spray pam
1 cup tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
3 teaspoon marjoram

Recipe Directions for Pressed Chicken

  1. Pat chicken dry and season with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers.

  2. Add chicken, skin side down. Cover with a round of parchment paper, then a heavy pot or skillet, followed by a 3- to 5-pound weight (such as two 32-ounce cans or a brick wrapped in foil). Cook 10 minutes, then remove weight, pot, and parchment.

  3. Turn chicken over and re-cover with a clean round of parchment, pot, and weight, then cook until just cooked through, about 8 minutes more. Transfer chicken to a plate and keep warm, covered.

  4. Add squash, tomatoes, garlic, 2 teaspoons marjoram, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to fat in skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until squash is just tender and tomatoes have become saucy, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in any juices from plate and season with salt and pepper. Spoon over chicken.

  5. Sprinkle chicken and vegetables with remaining teaspoon marjoram.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 191.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
209
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.5g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
96mg
32%
Sodium
88mg
4%
Potassium
490mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
4.4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
35.8g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 5% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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