Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Recipe & a thank you!

Hey guys! 
I thought I'd share with you a super easy delicious meal I made the other night. 
For lack of a more creative name, I'll call it:
Creamy Broccoli Chicken & Rice. 

What you'll need:
1. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts: I get the thin sliced to make it easier.
Plus, it helps ensure that the chicken is cooked entirely through.
2. One Fresh Lemon
3. Rice - you can choose whichever rice you want.
4. Italian Bread Crumbs
5. Black Pepper
6. 1/2 cup of Milk *optional*
7. Campbell's Cream of Broccoli Soup
8. Broccoli
9. Olive Oil *optional*
Instructions:
1. I started by putting the rice in my rice cooker because that takes about 25 minutes to cook. 
2. *Optional* Coat the chicken in vegetable or olive oil (you can always squeeze some of the lemon in the oil) & then dipped it in the breadcrumbs. You can use egg, water or whatever kind of seasoning you'd like.
3. Then, I cooked it in a pan of oil on medium heat, 7 minutes each side. Since every stove and piece of chicken is different, use your judgement to make sure the chicken is completely cooked.
*You can always cook it in the oven if that's your preference. From my personal experience, I think it tastes better on the stove and it keeps the chicken from getting dry.
4. Steamfresh is amazing because you just pop it in the microwave for about 6 minutes and voila amazing broccoli. 
5. In a separate pot, I mixed the cream of broccoli, 1/2 cup of milk (optional - just wanted to make it creamy), squeeze of the lemon and black pepper and brought it all to a boil.

All that's left is putting it on a plate! I layered mine because I love the taste of it all mixed together.
Enjoy!

My dinner last night was not quite as fun.

Unfortunately, a cold decided to pay me a visit so I was passed out by 8:30.
Here's to kicking this annoying cold before my trip this weekend!

You might remember that I did a guest post for Kristen over at Life's a Beach.
My Momma dropped off some of my mail last night. 
Imagine my surprise when I found a gift card to Starbucks from sweet Kristen for simply doing that post. 
How sweet is she? That definitely made my night. 
Thank YOU, Kristen. It was my pleasure :)

4 comments:

  1. Looks delish!!! :) I'm hungry already and it's still 10am! haha!

    Sweet blogger friends are the best ;)

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  2. Maybe I should have waited for the recipe before jumping the gun! :) SO sweet of her to send you a starbucks card!! <3

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  3. Yayy! Thanks Girl!
    Need to try this recipe too!

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