Therapy

I had my annual therapy session this weekend…..well, it’s my version of therapy.  I played in the dirt!  Cleaned up my garden and yard and planted some new flowers.  There is something so liberating about clearing away all the dead leaves and flower buds that remained from last fall and making way for this year’s new flowering friends!  I love it!  The most exciting discovery while clearing away piles of leaves was that my rosemary bush has come back!  Woohoo!!!!  Okay, it’s a little scraggly looking but it was a crazy winter!

I love the smell and taste of rosemary.  It can make the most simple dish taste like lots of effort was put forth.  This aromatic herb is a must in your kitchen and your garden!  I knew I wanted to cook with it immediately.  My pantry and my fridge was a little bare but I was able to throw together a healthy and seriously delicious salad with very little effort.

Rosemary Walnut Chicken

  • 1/2 cup Walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper (you know how much you like)
  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Combine the walnuts, cheese, rosemary and salt and pepper and spread into a thin layer on a plate.  Spray the chicken with cooking spray or an olive oil spritzer.  Press the chicken into the mixture on both sides and give it another spray.

Bake for 30 minutes flipping the chicken after 15 minutes.  Slice the chicken….

Serve over a mixed green salad with  crumbled goat cheese and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

This is such a simple and healthy meal that is so easy to make!

Whitney

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11 comments


  1. My mouth is WATERING! We planted our garden this weekend, and for the first time…..rosemary and basil were included. I cannot WAIT to start cooking with them!!!!!
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  2. Any tips on caring for fresh herbs? How to store, etc?

  3. i am making this tomorrow. My rosemary plants are like my babies…silly. i am always looking for a good recipe to use them on. This is it.

  4. This dish looks amazing and I would say that taste wonderful too. Thanks for sharing:)

  5. Oooh, I love rosemary and I love walnuts. This looks easy and wonderful.

  6. Mmmm this looks soo good and right up my alley with dishes I love to make! Definitely trying this soon, thanks for sharing! :)

  7. This looks so fresh. I understand about the cleaning up outside, it was wonderful to look outside today and see green grass after only a week and a half ago having snow still on the ground.

  8. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

    Delish! A great family meal.

  9. I agree with your kind of therapy … I like doing that, too!

    I really like this recipe… I have never tried walnuts on chicken so this would be a first for me. I also love that you added the parm and the rosemary…yummy!

  10. Sheri Morris

    My whole family LOVED this recipe! Definitely one we’ll be enjoying again!

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