Chicken Topped with Fresh Tomatoes and Onions

 I took some chicken breast, dipped it in some egg and whole wheat flour.  Next, I placed it in a hot skillet with olive oil, drained it on some paper towels afterwards, and placed it on a bed of herbed couscous.  Finally, I topped it with fresh stewed tomatoes, onions and fresh parsley.  Another light Spring/Summer dinner.  Nothing like feeling light and having room for some dessert or coffee.

 Tomatoes lose some of their vitamin C when they are cooked, but heating, processing or crushing can boost their antioxidant power.  Cooked tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, a strong antioxidant that may play a role in reducing heart disease and some types of cancer.  The bright red color comes from the lycopene. The only thing is that if you slice a tomato you will not get as much nutrients from it; So try tomato sauce or stewed tomatoes instead.  


3 Comments Add yours

  1. sweetpea2200 says:

    Looks great, I will have to try it.

  2. foodydoody says:

    I did not know what happens to tomatoes when you cook them. Thanks.

  3. Foodobyte says:

    looks so yummy! lycopene! 😀 love nutrition talk 😛

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