the first dessert I baked for my then-fiance was red velvet cake, and he was hooked...I love to cook, and my 3 daughters are following in my footsteps. This is a collection of recipes that we love. Feel free to comment - good, bad, indifferent - if you try any, let me know how they turn out.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Greek-Style Pork Chops or Chicken

I am trying out new recipes to add to our usual meals - this is from Cooking Light, several years ago - it is a pork chop recipe, but I decided to make it with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I was delicious!


2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided
1 teaspoon dried oregano                
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts) 
3/4 cup plain fat-free Greek-style yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill (I used dried) 
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 1/2 cups diced plum tomatoes (about 2 medium)
1 cup diced seeded cucumber
1/2 cup diced red onion
Cooking spray
  1.  Combine 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, oregano, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and garlic in a zip-top plastic bag. Add meat to bag, and seal. Marinate for 20 minutes at room temperature, turning after 10 minutes. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, remaining 1 teaspoon oil, yogurt, 1 tablespoon dill, and 1/8 teaspoon salt, stirring well with a whisk. Cover and chill. Combine tomatoes, cucumber, and onion. Sprinkle tomato mixture with 1/8 teaspoon salt; toss to combine.
  2.  Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove meat from bag, and discard marinade. Add meat to pan, and cook for 4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink inside.  Remove from pan, and let stand for 2 minutes. Place 3/4 cup tomato mixture on each of 4 plates, and top each serving with 1 chop or breast and about 3 tablespoons yogurt mixture.
Adapted from: Cooking Light

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