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TOPIC: Whole Food's Chicken-Millet Skillet

Whole Food's Chicken-Millet Skillet 19 Sep 2008 14:03 #4580

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I found this on Whole Food's website and thought I'd share it here. I might not use all thighs if your wanting to watch saturated fats...mix with breast meat on or off bone. Also to make a complete dinner you might want to add a side salad or asparagus, broccoli spears.

Check out their link and comments here :

Chicken-Millet Skillet

Serves 6 to 8
This complete meal is simple to prepare and packed with flavor and nutrition. Use kale or spinach instead of the Swiss chard, if you like. Or substitute chicken legs or quartered breasts for the thighs, too.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons canola or olive oil, divided
8 (about 2 1/2 pounds) skinless bone-in chicken thighs
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1/2 pound cremini or button mushrooms, sliced
1 cup uncooked millet
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup white wine
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (no MSG)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
3 cups shredded Swiss chard (without stems)

Method
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then arrange 4 of the thighs in the skillet. Cook, flipping once, until deep golden brown all over, about 10 minutes total. Transfer chicken to a large plate; repeat process with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and remaining thighs.

Once all of the thighs are browned and transferred to the plate, add onions, mushrooms and millet to the same skillet and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Stir in wine, broth, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Nestle chicken into skillet, submerging it in the millet and vegetables; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until chicken is almost cooked through, about 25 minutes. Uncover skillet and gently stir in chard. Cover skillet and cook until millet and chard are tender and chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes more.

Spoon chicken, millet and vegetables onto plates and serve.


Nutrition
Per serving (about 9oz/277g-wt.): 360 calories (130 from fat), 15g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 85mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 26g total carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 27g protein


Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember — we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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