Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Yummy Dinners and Self Image

Both of these recipes I got from a cook book that I've had for a long time, but never tried anything from it. The cookbook was from Better Homes and Gardens. The first recipe is called Grecian-Style Chicken. We really liked it, but all felt like it was missing some seasoning. I'd make it again, if I knew what to season it with. We just added some salt to it, but it could be really good with something else. It calls for Feta cheese and I forgot that part, so that could have added some more flavor to it as well.

Grecian-Style Chicken
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ or fine dry bread crumbs (I used raw wheat germ)
4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
1/2 of a medium green sweet pepper, chopped
1/2 of a medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 tsp salt
dash ground black pepper
2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
2 tablespoons water
4 tsp lime juice or lemon juice
3 cups hot cooked orzo, couscous, or rice (I used brown rice)
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (2 ounces)

Place wheat germ or bread crumbs in a shallow bowl; coat chicken with the wheat germ or bread crubms. In a large skillet heat 1 tbsp of the oil over medium heat; add chicken and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender and no longer pink, turning once. Remove chicken from skillet and keep warm.

In same skillet heat remaining oil; add zucchini, sweet pepper, onion, garlic, salt, and black pepper and cook for 3 minutes. Add tomato wedges, water, and lime or lemon juice; cook for 1 minute more. Remove from heat.

To serve, divide orzo, couscous, or rice among four dinner plates. Spoon vegetable mixture over; place chicken on top of vegetables. Sprinkle feta cheese over chicken. Makes 4 servings.

Tonights dinner was this:

And it was SO GOOD. Nathan and I absolutely LOVED it...I will definitely be making it again. The kids really liked it too. The mixture of flavors was delightful to my tongue!!! I think the best part was the potatoes...mmmmm...

1 comment:

Diane said...

i don't know what the heck that is... but it looks disgusting!! HA