When we go with my parents to Costco we buy their chicken breasts in bulk. It's cheaper and it's so much easier just opening up the freezer and knowing there is something to make.
Unless of course you open up the freezer, see all the boobs staring back at you and have no idea what you're going to do to make them tasty.
That's where this book comes in. I love this book! I bought it on sale at my favorite Half Price Book store. I've made quite a few recipes from it already and they are all so easy.
Take this for example:
Honey Lemon Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts
- 2 lemons
- 2.5 fl oz honey
- two stalks lemongrass
- 1 tbsp oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- Add the oil and chopped garlic to a pan.
- When the pan is hot, add your chicken breasts. You're just going to let them brown on either side.
- While the chicken is browning, mix your lemon, honey, and your sliced lemongrass.
- Take your browned chicken out of the pan and add the saucey mixture. Simmer so that it thickens a bit
- Add your chicken back to the pan and let it sit in the pan for about a minute. Flip the chicken so that both sides get nice and coated in the sauce.
- Dump everything into an oven proof dish. Heat the chicken for about 25 - 30 minutes at 375 degrees F, turning them over halfway through cooking.
I know that the book is called one pot but I didn't have a pan that would work in the oven as well. All my pans have plastic handles but even with two dishes - it's not labor or time intensive. The book calls for you to use tarragon but I couldn't find any fresh at my grocery store so I went with lemongrass instead for an even more lemony flavor. But you can use any spice or herb you want. What's great about this dish is that it's so easy to manipulate to your liking. I always add garlic to everything I make and this dish was no exception. I've made this dish twice now and it's already become a dinner staple.
Give this one a try on your next busy night. You'll end up with an easy and delicious no-sweat dinner.