Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts...what to do tonight!
Ok, just given the task to make the dinner. Noramlly I use the bnls sknls breasts to make fried nuggets or strips, but that won't do tonight because grandma is here. DOn't want something all dried out and tasteless but need something that is kid-friendly as well.
I can marinade for awhile but it's 12:20 now and dinner is at 6:30 or 7:00. Save me!
does it need to be finger food? If not, my kids love a simple stir fry.
Marinate briefly (1 hour is all it needs... less if you don't have time) in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, rice vinegar (or whatever vinegar you have) honey and chile flakes.
Then, proceed with your normal stir fry technique with whatever good veggies you have on hand or can get by the time you need to eat - onions, carrots, snow peas, bell peppers, etc.
Serve it with rice and you are set.
Just sautee them. Use half olive oil and half butter, dredge them in seasoned flour, and cook on med-high for about four minutes per side. Very specific instructions are in the current edition of The Joy of Cooking, and I posted them somewhere on Chowhounds if you can find that.
Chicken strips with rice, oranges and dried cherries
Skinless boneless chix strips
1 1/2 t lemon juice
1 1/2 t lime juice
1 t dijon mustard
2 t brown sugar
1/4 c dried cherries
few sprigs cilantro
While the rice is steaming,combine lemon and lime juices, grate the orange rind to yield 1 t and add to the juices with mustard and sugar, brush on chicken and set aside.
Saute chix strips in hot oil until golden brown, peel orange and cut in sections.
When rice is cooked, add orange sections, cherries, pepper and salt to taste, top with chicken and sprinkle some cilantro on top.
Pound out the chicken breasts (get the kids to help here if they'd like).
When evenly thick, cut them into strips. Spray pan with cooking spray and heat on high. Add chicken, cover, and remove from heat. Three minutes later, put the high heat on again, put the pan on the burner and heat for 30 seconds, flip the chicken, cover, cook for one minute and remove from heat.
Meanwhile, put broccoli and carrots in a microwave dish (Pampered Chef Miscrowave pan with the locking lid with drain holes workd well here) and cook on high in chicken broth and water for about 8 minutes.
Combine with Velveeta cheese thinned with a little cream (or if watching salt, make a cheese sauce with cream cheese and mild cheddar).
Put in a casserole dish, top with breadcrumbs, and Wala Wala > Mock Chicken Divan.
Offer grain mustard and capers on the side.
Or, do you know how to make an easy Chicken Cacciatore? IMO grilled onions are required.