I don’t know about you, but about every cell in my body feels like it is bursting with cheese, decadent desserts, wine, and all those other wonderful things I’ve been consuming since Thanksgiving. As wonderful as they are, they start to take a toll on the waistline and energy level. Sluggish is an understatement since how I’ve been feeling since the start of the New Year. I know what I have to do. Go back to clean eating and save the indulgences for once in a while.

Clean eating – geesh! That doesn’t sound yummy. That is until Julie Freed of Freed Fit comes to the rescue! She takes some of our favorite recipes and makes them delicious – AND CLEAN! She’s done it again here with her chicken paillard recipe. Enjoy!



  • 4 chicken breasts
  • ½ lemon
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tsp. EVOO
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Fresh basil
  • Salt & pepper – to taste


  1. Coat a large pan with cooking spray, add garlic and season with salt & pepper.
  2. Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound until ¼ in.
  3. Add chicken to pan and cook 4 minutes on either side.
  4. Add white wine and tomatoes. Stir and let the liquid reduce down.
  5. Toss arugula with EVOO, lemon juice, salt & pepper.
  6. Top arugula with chicken, tomatoes, and basil.

Founder Julie W. Freed has been in the events industry since 2004 working with some of the leading events companies, including Rafanelli Events where she was the Event Director, producing some of the largest and most complex events for the firm’s top clientele.  Infused with passion and purpose, she launched Freed Events to provide clients with a highly personalized experience that embraces distinct collaboration with the industry’s top talent. 

Julie is known for her efficiency, authentic nature, love for logistics and most importantly, for building long-term, trusting relationships with her clients and event partners.   She lives in downtown Boston – with her husband, founder of Freed Law, and their two young children – and are actively engaged in their community.







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