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I love to cook and try new dishes, and more often than not I am asked for the recipe, so I decided to start Little Miss Cookalot as a way of sharing my successes, and failures in the kitchen. The recipes that you find on LMC are what you would find if you came to my house. As a mother of two, there is a focus on food for fussy eaters and you may also notice I like to bake... Most recipes here are amended from well known chefs/cookbook authors, and you will find the source at the bottom of each recipe unless its entirely my own creation. Check back regularly as I hope to add at least 2 new recipes every week.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tomato and Olive Roasted Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken

2 chicken breasts
1 cup rocket and baby spinach mix
1 packet gnocchi
10 kalamata olives (the more flavour the better)
10 cherry tomatoes
fresh lemon to serve

Heat oven to 150C.  Cover the bottom of a roasting pan with a thin layer of olive oil.  Add olives, tomato and sprinkle with sea salt.  Cook slowly for about 20 mins.  Remove from heat.

Turn oven up to 200C.   Meanwhile heat a fry pan with a little oil and brown each chicken breast.
Wrap each breast in tinfoil and put into the oven for about 15-20 mins or until cooked through.

Cook the gnocchi in boiling salted water for approx 3 mins.  Drain and add to the olive/tomato mix.  Sprinkle with more sea salt and shake the pan about.  Return to the oven until the chicken is ready.  Be careful not to burn, but a little crispiness does add a really good flavour.

Divide the rocket/spinach between 2 plates.  Place 1/2 the gnocchi on each plate and top with a chicken breast.   A good squeeze of fresh lemon juice and you are ready to go.

TIP  Also great with grilled salmon, Serves 2

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