Anyways...I always say better late than never though.......right? Right...so Wednesday it is.
I had some chicken that needed cooking ASAP. I was informed last night not to cook.
Noooo....not a bash on my cooking abilities. It was just HOT.
We had salad 2 days in a row. (uuugh)
Tonights dinner...which required cooking (YEAH!) came from my beloved Pillsbury Fast & Healthy Cookbook.
It was simple. Need I say more? Perfect after a long day.
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt (I used lemon pepper)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon grated orange peel (umm....zest!!)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used bone-in chicken thighs)
I doubled the lemon pepper and garlic powder, which may or may not be necessary. You decide.
In a teeny tiney bowl, mix the seasoned salt and garlic powder....
In a 10-inch skillet, heat oil and orange peel over medium heat.....
It smells reeeeeeeeally good!
Add your chicken and sprinkle with seasoning mix....
I only sprinkled half of the seasoning so that I could season the other side too. Thats why I doubled that part of the recipe, but I didn't end up using all of it. Maybe just half it again.
Cook, turning once, until chicken is done (juices run clear, yadda yadda yadda). If you're using chicken breast, this should take about 15 minutes. Other parts will take a little longer.
I steamed some veggies on the side
Then I ruined the whole thing by making one of those packages of noodle-roni. But man was it good!
O'well.... what can I say? I'm not gonna beat myself up over it. At least 2/3rds of the meal was healthy. Not too bad.
Btw...the chicken had great flavor. I imagine this would be really good on the bbq too.
Orange-Zest Chicken Breast Stats (if cooked as recommended by Pillsbury)
Calories from fat: 60
Total fat: 7g
Saturated fat: 1.5g
Trans fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 0g
I was wondering....if any of you would like to participate in my Salubrious Sunday recipes? I could post your links and pics with my posts. I would just need the info by Wednesday, say noon-ish, PST in order to include them with mine.
If you're interested, send the links and pictures to me: peacefulcooking (at) gmail (dot) com
It would be fun. And I'd love to see what Salubrious stuffs you all might be cooking up.