Healthy Meal: Chicken Scarpariello

Even though I had chicken for dinner yesterday, I had a craving for it today for lunch. I decided to make a Rachael Ray recipe that’s been sitting in my Food Network Recipe Box for months – Chicken Scarpariello.

Instead of 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, I just sprayed the pan with my Misto and that seemed to work out fine. I didn’t have red bell peppers, so I substituted green, and I also didn’t have parsley, so I skipped that at the end (it probably would have made the flavors even a little tangier, but not a huge loss). I also didn’t make the lemon orzo with which it’s meant to be paired, instead adding more bell peppers to bulk out the dish.

Nutrition facts:
221 calories for each serving (recipe here)

Review: 3/5 stars
This came out SUPER hot and spicy even though I didn’t even add the juice from the hot pepper jar like you’re supposed to at the end. Next time I’ll cut back on the cherry peppers I put in. Overall, though, the other flavors were good and it was very quick and easy, as well as extremely healthy. I’d make this again as long as I can figure out how to tone down the heat.


  1. Another great looking dish! Keep these coming. I love food posts. :o)

  2. I’m drooling now. That looks good!

  3. Aww come on, the heat is what kicks that liver into gear ;-). Thermogenic spices are brilliant for weight loss. Rockin dish girlie!

  4. Laura, I am amazed with your talent and discipline in making these dishes. I usually just grab a bowl of cereal when I am hungry. I am lucky I have a family, otherwise I would only eat raw foods and cereal – not very healthy!

  5. This looks good. I’m going to have to try this.

  6. restaurant quality!

    Kelly Turner

  7. Yum, I love spicy food. The orzo was probably supposed to cut down on the spicy factor. Maybe you can eat it with rice next time or something.

  8. or not!
    Im not a fan of spicy foods but read yet ANOTHER study yesterday about how they tones down our appetites…or so ‘they’ say.

  9. Any possibilities of you coming over my house to cook those fancy dishes for me? I am drooling all over my keyboard.

  10. Looks delish! Sounds yummy!

  11. I’m impressed with all the cooking you’ve been doing lately. I’ve been just trying to manage throwing stuff together that’s healthy for dinner. I get home late after working out and need something pronto. Salad with a garden burger cut up on top, or veggies and soup. Or rice, beans, tomato, avocado, sour cream (burrito w/out the shell).

  12. Mmm, that looks tasty and we love spicy!

    I just came across your blog from Lisa’s Epiphany. Looks like fun!

  13. mmm that looks good! thanks for posting!

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