When it comes to weeknight meals, simplicity is key. Of course having healthy options on hand is always a priority. Weekdays can be unpredictable and having the consistency of a healthy meal on the table can give us some structure to the week.
Low-hassle meals that are balanced and don’t require a lot of ingredients, are most ideal when it comes to a Tuesday night. Chicken breasts are almost always in my freezer for a quick protein source. While I used to make my own cauliflower rice with a food processor (a huge undertaking- let me tell you), I’ve since discovered the pre-made version at Trader Joe’s. I highly recommend grabbing one to pair with quick weeknight proteins.
Chicken: Chicken is an affordable source high quality, lean protein which boast vitamins like B6 that helps our bodies with a plethora of functions such as keeping our immunity strong, warding off depression and helping our body convert food into energy.
Tahini: Tahini aka sesame seed paste is particularly rich in copper, an essential mineral needed for the production of collagen a major structural component of skin and bones. Copper also works with iron to form red bloods cells and prevent anemia as well as help maintain immunity to help keep us feeling our best.
- 3 chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Lemon slices
- Pink Himalayan salt
- 2 tbsp tahini
- Juice of one lemon
- Preheat the oven to 400 F.
- Place chicken breasts in a lined baking dish. Brush each with olive oil.
- Top chicken breasts with garlic, cilantro, and salt. Top each with lemon slices.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix together tahini and lemon juice.
- Drizzle tahini sauce over baked chicken and serve with cauliflower rice.