Wednesday, May 23, 2012

yum, yum good

i've had some technical difficulties this week blogging. i made a few attempts to edit via my phone, and that didn't turn out so well for the already written posts i had all ready to go. yup, it erased them.

i've been meaning to post a few spring/summer recipes,
so since those posts will take a while to re-do, i bring you food.
(right? isn't that what anyone in their right mind does to win people over? feed them? technically you have to do the cooking in this situation, but i promise these are easy recipes.)

i found this chicken one over ten years ago in cooking light & i love it. (as in, before i was even a married woman - back when i was rocking roommates and i think almost every recipe i made was out of cooking light.) easy, fast, flexible (ie easy to make lots of substitutions if you rock the salsa portion) and delicious.

last week i made the chicken along with my favorite new salad-kale salad with pinenuts & currants, that i discovered on epicurious earlier this year. 
have you ever heard your child say, "mom, can you please make kale salad tonight?" because i've heard it about 14 times since i first made this salad. you can find it here. (i promise- it is really good. as in every time i make it people ask for the recipe good & i swear my children pound it and ask for seconds.)

grilled chicken breast with plum salsa:
i did not take this lovely photo, 
because my camera is in need of some first aid, 
so i stole it from here

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Plum Salsa:
  • 1 cup chopped ripe plum (about 2 plums)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  1. To prepare chicken, combine the first 4 ingredients. Rub chicken with brown sugar mixture. (I just throw all of the ingredients in a ziplock and then throw the chicken in and shake it around until all of the chicken is evenly coated)
  2. Heat the oil in a grill pan or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, combine remaining salsa ingredients in a bowl. Serve with chicken.
happy cooking!
and more importantly, happy eating!

1 comment:

  1. oh and I saw plums at the farmers market yummy and cold and delicious. in the icebox.


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