Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tuesday Night Chicken Recipe

Whenever I am looking for a recipe while meal planning, I always find myself putting the words "easy," "fast," "simple," etc... in the search field. I love to cook, but I also love a simple weeknight meal that will put dinner on the table super quick.

This recipe is from Stupid Easy Paleo. She's not lying. This recipe is definitely stupid easy. But also stupid delicious. There's a nice kick to this chicken! There's a couple of seasoning blend recipes in there too. I really loved the taste of the Italian Seasoning Blend. I plan on using that again for sure!

Tuesday Night Chicken
from Stupid Easy Paleo
Serves 4

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp House Seasoning (see below)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 batch Italian Seasoning Blend (see below)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • Fresh basil to garnish (optional)
House Seasoning Blend
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
Italian Seasoning Blend
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes

1.   Chop onion and garlic and prepare seasoning blends.

2.   Prepare chicken breasts. Place the chicken in between two pieces of parchment paper and pound to 1/2 in thickness. Cut in half and season with the house blend. Set aside.

3.   Heat a high-sided skillet over medium-high heat, and add some oil to the pan... just enough to coat the bottom. Add seasoned chicken to skillet. When the chicken has been seared on both sides (note seared, not cooked), transfer to plate and set aside.

4.   Reduce temperature to medium and add a little more oil to the pan. Add the onions, garlic, salt, cinnamon and the Italian seasoning to the skillet. Cook until the onion is translucent, stirring often.

5.   Pour the tomatoes into the pan and stir together with onion mixture. When the sauce begins to bubble, add chicken. Cover and let simmer for 20 min.

Serve over your favorite vegetable. We had spaghetti squash, and it paired perfectly. YUM.

Until next time...

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