Cook like Housewife with a recipe from the the RHONJ star's latest cookbook.

May 22, 2012 - The Dish0

Teresa Giudice 'Fabulicious: Fast & Fit!'

You don't have to be Teresa Giudice's kind of Italian to cook – and eat! -- like one.

"I had to put this one first because it's my favorite recipe in this book," the New Jersey Housewife writes in her third cookbook (and next Best Seller?), Fabulicious Fast & Fit. In an excerpt published online, she writes: "Like my children, I love them all, but this one just has a special place in my heart (and like one of my children, it happened by accident-kidding!) I'm always mixing and matching ingredients in the kitchen; one day, I mixed up a bruschetta topping but ran out of bread, so I pulled some chicken breasts from the freezer and ecco!"

Bring the taste of Italy into your home with these ingredients:

3 ripe plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch dice
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 medium celery rib, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the pan
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 11/2 pounds)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

"Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat the oven to 450ºF. Lightly oil a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Combine the tomatoes, onion, celery, wine, parsley, oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Set aside while the oven is preheating," Teresa instructs.

Next, turn your culinary attention to the chicken. "One at a time, place a chicken breast half between 2 plastic storage bags. Using a flat meat pounder or a rolling pin, pound the chicken until it is 1/2-inch thick. Season with the salt and black pepper."

How do you bring it home? Find out in Fabulicious Fast & Fit. Get more from Teresa – and all the Jersey Wives – using our Tweet Tracker.

6 comments
Ntwanano
Ntwanano

I'm on neither side to be hosnet-Teresa wrote a poorly humourous quip about Caroline, even though it was unmalicious it still offended another person, also I doubt she seeked out Caroline's permission to have her named used in the book.However, Caroline is making a mountain out of a moehill, Teresa made one iffy remark but it wasnt that offensive. Teresa apologized to Caroline, Caroline should have accepted it and ended it.If your asking who I like more as a person, hands down its Teresa- Sure she can say cruel things in the heat of the moment and sure she has a big stubborn streak BUT shes genuine, she's loyal to her family and friends, she doesnt meddle in other people's affairs, she's an extremely hard worker and just an all around decent person.Caroline on the other hand I cant stand her, she comes off as very controlling, "my way is the highway, and if you dont like it get off the road" type attitude. I also hate how she meddles in other peoples' business and looks her nose down upon others as well when they dont live up to her standards. I couldnt stand it when she called Danielle garbage, downright uncalled for. Now if someone called Caroline that, she'd be screaming mad and probably getting her husband to order a hit on you lol.I heard a rumour that Caroline and Jaqueline were told by Bravo that if they didnt start bringing the drama for Season 4 then they would be fired. I'm wondering if Caroline is just playing this up in order to keep her job, because really I cant see someone being THAT worked up over a quote like this "Caroline is 1/16th italialian".

Claudia2637
Claudia2637

Do u want honesty? Can't believe u guys !

Mariemagee
Mariemagee

HELP! Chicken Bruschetta recipe does not say how long to cook in 450 degree oven--nor when to add veggies during cooking. Thanx.

DEBBIEINMISSOURICITYTX
DEBBIEINMISSOURICITYTX

TRE, congrats! heard your cook book made the NYT bestseller list! Well...it was sold out at Barnes and Noble in Sugarland, Texas on your birthday may 18th! Wishing you all the best!

zocola
zocola

Yum...thank you for the recipe Teresa!

Fleur
Fleur

I was given this cookbook as a gift and I love it. The recipes are really good and the book is fun to read. Like a conversation between good friends. Yummy and fun!