Advertisement

Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Chicken Scallopini

Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Chicken Scallopini

Garlic and olive oil both have wonderful health benefits, especially when paired together. The resulting organosulfur and hydroxytyrosol compounds may have anti-carcinogenic and cardio-protective effects. Studies suggest they can help decrease serum levels of glucose, triglycerides and cytokines. These antioxidants have been shown to help prevent and improve metabolic syndrome and decrease oxidative stress (particularly in liver and muscle tissues.) This recipe combines garlic and olive oil together, helping to create these health benefits. Plus, packed with 12 grams of protein, this tasty dish is one you won’t want to miss.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp vegetable base
  • 2 tsp arrowroot
  • 2 tsp cold water
  • 10 oz chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 1/4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Directions

For sauce base:

  1. In small saucepan bring 1 1/4 cup water to a simmer and then add vegetable base to make a stock.
  2. In a small bowl combine arrowroot and cold water to make slurry and whisk into boiling stock until stock begins to lightly thicken and remove from heat.

For chicken:

  1. Trim away any visible fat, silver skin and cut each chicken breast into three equal size pieces. Then place chicken between cellophane lightly pound with mallet to about 1/3-inch thickness. Season chicken with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. In a 12-inch non-stick sauté pan add 2 tablespoons oil and heat. Dredge or light coat chicken with flour and place into heated oil and sauté on medium heat until juices begin to rise to top of chicken, about 2 minutes, then turn over with rubber high-temperature spatula and sauté on other side about one minute.
  3. Add garlic, pour one teaspoon olive oil over garlic, spread out and sauté until garlic begins to turn light golden in color. While garlic is sautéing add parsley.
  4. Add lemon juice and sauce right at the time the garlic begins to color. Shake pan and allow all the ingredients to mix, deglazing bottom of pan for no more then 30 seconds as further cooking in the sauce will toughen and dry out the chicken.
  5. After the 30 seconds, remove the chicken to a side plate and continue to simmer the sauce to reduce until desire consistency. Remove pan from heat, add chicken back to pan to warm, then place chicken on plate and pour sauce over and serve with your favorite side dish.

This recipe originally appeared on DoctorOz.com.

Note for all recipes in this health guide: If you have a disease that is actively affecting your digestion, you may need to avoid spices, high-fiber foods and raw vegetables. Be creative and adapt this recipe to your needs.

Medically reviewed in October 2018.

Interactive Doctor Discussion Tool:
Interactive Doctor Discussion Tool:
A Virtual Look at Psoriatic Arthritis
A Virtual Look at Psoriatic Arthritis
How Well Do You Understand Psoriatic Arthritis?
How Well Do You Understand Psoriatic Arthritis?
Psoriatic Disease 101: Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic Disease 101: Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
The Connection Between Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis
The Connection Between Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis
How Your Diet Can Help Ease Inflammation
How Your Diet Can Help Ease InflammationHow Your Diet Can Help Ease InflammationHow Your Diet Can Help Ease InflammationHow Your Diet Can Help Ease Inflammation
If I Have Psoriasis Will I Also Have Psoriatic Arthritis?
If I Have Psoriasis Will I Also Have Psoriatic Arthritis?
Everyday Tips for Psoriatic Arthritis Joint Pain
Everyday Tips for Psoriatic Arthritis Joint Pain
Understanding the Different Forms of Psoriatic Arthritis
Understanding the Different Forms of Psoriatic Arthritis
3 Exercises for Psoriatic Arthritis Relief
3 Exercises for Psoriatic Arthritis Relief
What is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet?
What is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet?
Psoriatic Arthritis - Exploring Your Drug Options
Psoriatic Arthritis - Exploring Your Drug Options
Heart Disease, Back Pain and 4 Other Health Risks Linked to Psoriatic Arthritis
Heart Disease, Back Pain and 4 Other Health Risks Linked to Psoriatic Arthritis Heart Disease, Back Pain and 4 Other Health Risks Linked to Psoriatic Arthritis Heart Disease, Back Pain and 4 Other Health Risks Linked to Psoriatic Arthritis Heart Disease, Back Pain and 4 Other Health Risks Linked to Psoriatic Arthritis
Could You Have Psoriatic Arthritis and Not Know It?
Could You Have Psoriatic Arthritis and Not Know It?
How to Overcome Daily Psoriatic Arthritis Challenges
How to Overcome Daily Psoriatic Arthritis Challenges How to Overcome Daily Psoriatic Arthritis Challenges How to Overcome Daily Psoriatic Arthritis Challenges How to Overcome Daily Psoriatic Arthritis Challenges
Psoriatic Arthritis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and More
Psoriatic Arthritis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and MorePsoriatic Arthritis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and MorePsoriatic Arthritis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and MorePsoriatic Arthritis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and More
Study Finds Injury Triggers Psoriatic Arthritis
Study Finds Injury Triggers Psoriatic Arthritis
How Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis May Affect Pregnancy
How Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis May Affect Pregnancy
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Avocado
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Avocado
What Foods Reduce Inflammation In the Body?
What Foods Reduce Inflammation In the Body?
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Garlic
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Garlic
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Jumbo Shrimp and Grilled Greek Garlic
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Jumbo Shrimp and Grilled Greek Garlic
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Olive Oil
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Olive Oil
Chicken, Kale and White Bean Stew Recipe
Chicken, Kale and White Bean Stew Recipe
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Leafy Greens
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Leafy Greens
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Whole Grains
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Whole Grains
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Hulled Barley Vegetable Soup
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Hulled Barley Vegetable Soup
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Slow-Baked Dill Salmon
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Slow-Baked Dill Salmon
Energizing Antioxidant Smoothie Recipe
Energizing Antioxidant Smoothie Recipe
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Berries
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Berries
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Mushrooms
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Mushrooms
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Seared Scallops with Oyster Mushrooms
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Seared Scallops with Oyster Mushrooms
Maple, Walnut and Flaxseed Pancakes Recipe
Maple, Walnut and Flaxseed Pancakes Recipe
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Soy
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Soy
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Edamame, Cannellini and Pepper Salad
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Edamame, Cannellini and Pepper Salad
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Roasted Sliced Beets
Anti-Inflammatory Recipe: Roasted Sliced Beets
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Sardines
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tip: Sardines