Saturday, March 20, 2010

Piquant Boneless Chicken Breast

I cook a lot with chicken because it is always on sale and easy to cook for one person. This is another great recipe from the cookbook, Going Solo in the Kitchen by Jane Doerfer.

I neglected to get the pic of the second page of the recipe but I will step you through it.

Just like the last chicken recipe, it just has a few ingredients that you probably have already. You need some butter, garlic, chicken stock, flour, lemon, mustard powder, half of a chicken breast and some salt and pepper.

Combine the lemon juice and broth. Mine is next to my side dish, some more brussels sprouts. I do love them!

Chop up the garlic.

Measure out some flour and season it with the mustard powder, salt and pepper. The recipe says to shake it in a bag and all that, but this is much easier for me and doesn't waste a bag.

Give the chicken a roll in the flour and seasoning.

Lets get cooking. Melt the butter in a frying pan.

Get the chicken in and brown it up for 4-5 minute or until cooked through. If you hate when recipes say that, the best thing to do is buy a meat thermometer. You can get them cheap and you never have to worry if your meat is done. Get it out of the pan and keep it warm.

Get any excess fat out and drop in the garic. Let this cook for about 30 seconds and stir the whole time.

Pour on the lemon juice and chicken stock and cook for just 30 seconds more. Scrape any yummy bits up off of the bottom of the pan.

Get the chicken on a plate and pour the sauce over it. Super fast and delicious. It was great with my steamed sprouts. I hope you are having a great weekend and enjoying some spring weather!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Sharing

I thought I would take a break from food this Sunday to share some things around here.

First of all it is warm and sunny here in AZ.

The dogs are enjoying the yard and the temperatures. Soon it will be blazing hot, not that they mind that either.

I have been getting a lot more local food lately as a year round indoor farmer's market has opened in Tempe, AZ. I got this delicious local honey there and enjoyed some on a local roll last night.

We are lucky in AZ to have baseball almost year round. The hubby and I have been going to some Spring Training games and it has been a lot of fun being outside AND taking some days off of work.

Finally, I'd like to tell you about something I participate in called Chemo Angels.

The basics of the program is you are given a patient going through IV Chemotherapy and you are their 'angel' through the process. There are different levels of 'angeling' you can do. I am a card angel, so I send my patient a card once or twice a week and every once in a while a small gift. There is also a higher level where you send a gift weekly. They really need people right now as the economic issues we are all facing has caused some people to have to leave the program. If you can afford a few stamps a week and the cost of some cards/stationary, I would really recommend you give the program a shot. I have really enjoyed doing it.

Click here to learn more. If you can't do it and know someone who can, pass on the link.

Finally I will end with another great owl find...

This cute purple tote bag was at Big Lots and I had to grab it. I love purple and I love owls so it was made for me!

I hope you all are having a great weekend!!