Chicken is a favourite in our house, and I suspect with many readers. No matter what day of the week, if chicken is on the menu, we enjoy it! Today I share a recipe for chicken breasts simmered in tomatoes, wine, and rosemary.


Serves Four

3g carbs per serving

4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 1/2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1 tbsp Lemon Zest
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1 Cooking Spray
1/2 cup White Wine
1/2 cup Chopped Tomato
1/2 tsp Ground/Dried Rosemary

sprigs fresh rosemary as garnish (optional)


1. Place chicken in shallow dish.
2. In small bowl, whisk olive oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Brush over chicken.
3. Let stand for 10 minutes.
4. Coat large skillet (frying pan) with cooking spray and heat over medium. Add chicken and cook until browned, 3-5 minutes per side.
5. Add wine, tomato, and rosemary to skillet (frying pan) and heat to boiling.
6. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until chicken is cooked, 12-15 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165°F.

7. Serve garnished with (optional) fresh rosemary and vegetables of your choice

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Ground Rosemary, mentioned in Don Quixote and Hamlet, rosemary has a storied past. It was used to ward off thieves, boost memory, and inspire fidelity among newlyweds. Historically associated with remembrance, rosemary was presented to grooms on the morning of their wedding as a reminder to be faithful.

Rosemary is used in abundance throughout European cuisines, while its popularity in lamb and chicken dishes have earned it a place in American cooking as well.

Its story is best told in the many lamb, pork, and chicken recipes that call for Rosemary’s piney flavour.

Rosemary Christmas Trees

It’s Christmas time again and maybe you are looking for another decorating idea, or you live in a small apartment and just don’t have the room for a full size Christmas tree. Of late, rosemary Christmas trees plants have become popular nursery, garden centres and grocery store items.

Not only is rosemary used as a Christmas tree festive ornamental for the season, but it is predominantly disease and pest resistant, aromatic, a culinary treasure, and responds beautifully to pruning to maintain the shape. Additionally, a rosemary tree for Christmas can be planted in the garden to wait the following holiday season while maintaining its role as an indispensable herb.

Read a little more about Rosemary Christmas Trees here

Sharing some other recipes you may like

Lemon and Rosemary Pork with a Chickpea Salad – see here

Lamb Rump with Rosemary Cauliflower Mash – see here

Roasted Celeriac and Brussels Sprouts with Rosemary and Duck Fat – see hereYou will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues please take these into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

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