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Healthy Chicken Ratatouille

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 314
Protein 39g
Fat 12g
Carbs 17g
Total Time 40 minutes

Hi fit foodies! Looking for a delicious but nutritious meal to prepare? Great! Because here’s an Instant Pot Chicken Ratatouille recipe that you can easily customize with seasonal vegetables.

And if you’re following a more special diet, you can make easy swaps to make it vegan or vegetarian. Reminds you of a movie you’ve watched? Of course, who would not know the movie we’ve come to love: Ratatouille.

The classic movie where a cute and sweet little rat aspires to be a renowned French chef in Paris. Ratatouille is pronounced as ra-tuh-too-ee. It’s a French recipe originating in Nice and is often referred to as ratatouille niçoise.

The meal preparation and cooking time of this recipe varies. The typical ingredients include bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, onion, garlic, tomato. Some chefs include a fusion of green leafy herbs. This makes the dish very low in cholesterol and sodium.

It is also a good source of a lot of nutrients such as dietary fibers, Vitamin B6, Folate, and Potassium. This dish also provides us with Vitamins A, C, K, and Manganese. That’s a lot of nutrition indeed!

In this recipe, rather than adding stripped or cubed chicken, I included skinless and boneless roasted chicken breasts. I seasoned it with salt and pepper and seared on olive oil.

This makes it a complete meal and adds more protein for added nutritional value compared to other ratatouille recipes. This can also be served with brown or jasmine rice to make the dish a little heartier.

So if you’re ready to bring out the inner Martha Stewart in you, add this instant pot meal to your saved recipes! You may serve this as a healthy breakfast or even over a dinner party. If you enjoyed this chicken ratatouille, I would love to hear your comments and suggestions by sending a message or commenting below.

For me, nothing is more important than providing you tasty and satisfying foods and as well as making it easy for you to achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. Live happily and stay healthy!

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Healthy Chicken Ratatouille

Ingredients

Ingredients for 5 servings:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast, cut into large pieces
    • Substitute: tofu or tempeh, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 yellow squash, cut into chunks
  • 1 zucchini, cut into chunks
  • 24oz canned crushed tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1 small eggplant, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (or veggie stock)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  •  Garnish
    • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped (or to taste)
    • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
Steps
  1. Chop chicken into large chunks.  Season with pinches of sea salt & pepper.
  2. Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat and add olive oil and chicken breast pieces.  Sear on both sides for 3 to 5 minutes, no worries if the chicken is not fully cooked.  Remove the chicken and set aside.
  3. Add olive oil to the skillet, then add garlic and red onion.  Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes and be careful not to burn the garlic.
  4. Then add the chopped vegetables and sauté for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the crushed tomatoes and chicken stock.  Bring to a light simmer, then season to taste with sea salt & pepper.
  6. Nestle the chicken breast pieces in the sauce, then cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until the vegetables are soft, yet still somewhat firm.
  7. Garnish and enjoy!

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Calories
314
Protein
39g
Fat
12g
Carbs
17g
Sodium
-
Fiber
4g
Sugar
4g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.