Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tuscan skillet chicken!

This is a great mid-week dinner! One pan, that is all you need. It is simple to throw together, and really delicious! I found it on pinterest, and it comes from a blog called Our Family Eats.
Look how pretty it looks....so colorful!

1 pound petite red potatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound chicken tenderloins
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (12-oz.) bag frozen green beans, thawed
1 lemon, zested and juiced
Cut each potato into 4 wedges. Place in a large microwave-safe bowl and season with salt and pepper. Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. Stir and microwave for 4 minutes more.
While potatoes are cooking, cut each chicken tenderloin into 4 equal pieces. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until nicely browned, stirring frequently. Add remaining oil and potatoes; cook and stir for 5 minutes more to brown potatoes and fully cook chicken.
Stir in rosemary, garlic, green beans, lemon zest and juice. Cook for a few minutes more to heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
My notes:
I had the taters in the microwave for about six minutes total, and I think that was perfect.
I didn't have any garlic cloves, but had a jar of minced garlic. Perfection.
I forgot the lemon! Next time for sure, it would give the recipe the ooomph it needed!

Steve and I really enjoyed this. As I said, it was easy to throw together, and also, it could be mixed around a bit too- maybe other veggies? Other spices? Pork? I love playing around with recipes, because then with one recipe, you have different options each time! For example, every time I make a chicken pot pie, I do things a bit different, just to keep things interesting  ;)  I tend to go a bit crazy in the spice stores. Penzeys? Love it.
What's cooking in your kitchen tonight?  

1 comment:

  1. This sounds delicious. Bookmarking it for later this month! Thanks for sharing!