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 (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
- 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)
- Heat the oil in a grill pan or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.
- While the chicken is cooking, combine remaining salsa ingredients in a bowl. Serve with chicken.
and more importantly, happy eating!