This dish is perfect for summer. It cooks quickly so you don't have to sweat very long in a hot kitchen. It's also light and perfect for the night before you need to fit into a bathing suit.
All you need are cherry tomatoes, corn, garlic, scallions (green onions), cilantro, limes, olive oil, salt, pepper, and chicken breasts. I feel healthy already.
Don't forget to season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Betty Crapper has made this mistake before. I don't recommend you skip it.
Once you've preheated your skillet, brown your chicken breasts in a little olive oil. Remove chicken to a plate and get started on that yummy tomato corn salad.
Add some more olive oil to the skillet. Saute the scallion whites, followed by the garlic. Toss in your tomatoes and corn. Stir and scrape up the brown bits from the bottom. Cook for a few minutes, until tomatoes and corn soften.
Add the scallion greens and season with salt and pepper, if needed. Serve sprinkled with fresh lime juice and cilantro.
Chicken with Warm Tomato Corn Salad
(adapted from Ellie Krieger's book So Easy)
1 1/4 lbs chicken breasts, cut thin
4 tsp olive oil
4 scallions, whites and greens separated, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pints grape tomatoes, halved
2 cups corn kernels (I used frozen)
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to the pan and cook until browned and cooked through. Transfer chicken to a plate and keep warm.
Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to skillet. Add the scallion whites and cook for about 1 minute. Stir frequently. Add the garlic, stirring constantly, and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and corn to the pan and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the scallion greens and season with salt and pepper to taste.
When serving, sprinkle with fresh lime juice and cilantro.
- This dish is so quick to put together, I definitely recommend prepping all the ingredients before you start.
- It is a really light meal. I serve mine with white rice to make it more substantial.
- If you are serving white rice, start the rice before you begin chopping and everything should be done at the same time.