Pre Race Half Marathon Meal

If you are like me and have a 24/7/365 life style and don’t have extra time then eating healthy is more of a chore then a way of life.  Well The following recipe is a great example of preparing a healthy dinner within a reasonable time frame.


The Greek Chicken Pasta meal was prepared on the eve of my First Midwest Bank Southwest Half Marathon.  Easy, delicious and healthy.

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Greek Chicken Pasta via @Allrecipes:

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ready In: 30 minutes


  • 1 pound uncooked pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat – cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 (14 ounce) can marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lemons, wedged, for garnish


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion, and saute for 2 minutes. Stir in the chicken. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, and add the artichoke hearts, tomato, feta cheese, parsley, lemon juice, oregano and cooked pasta. Stir until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, season to taste with salt and pepper, and garnish with lemon wedges.

Abe Cortes,


3 thoughts on “Pre Race Half Marathon Meal

  1. Looks delicious. I love Greek chicken, in fact the diner near me serves a very good Greek chicken on Saturdays for $5.99 including salad. I also love feta cheese. I need to visit Greece someday. 🙂

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