Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Butter Baked Chicken

Here's another super easy dinner idea for you! 

1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
2 Sticks of Butter
3-5 Chicken Breasts (cut in half long ways to shorten cooking time)

Melt the butter in a sauce pan on the stove, and add the lemon juice and garlic powder.  Stir so it is well  mixed.  Dip each chicken breast in the mixture and then place it in a 9x13 baking dish.  When all the chicken is in the dish drizzle with the remaining sauce.  Bake uncovered at 400°F for about 30 minutes. 

Note:  You can switch out the chicken breasts for legs, thighs, etc to mix things up.  Just watch your cooking times as they may differ.  


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Roasted Green Beans

Here's an easy side dish with lots of flavor!  No need to measure anything either!  Here's how to put it together:

Put 1 can of Green Beans (or fresh if you have them!) in a square baking dish.  Cut up some Onion to go on top-depending on how much you like onions, choose how much you want to use.  Sprinkle some Minced Garlic on top and then drizzle with Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar until there is a thin layer on the bottom of the dish.  Pop it in the oven, uncovered, for about 10 minutes at 450°F. 


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Crock Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken

Well, after a few strange dinner planning flops that have happened this week, I was determined to get today's dinner started early so we didn't run into any issues at the last minute that would cause us to order out in a panic (again).  I have made whole chickens in the crock pot before and love them, but today I only had chicken breasts on hand, so I thought I would give my Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe a try with them instead!  I had to adjust a few things, and really watch the cook time, but they turned out great! 

Here's what I used:

-3 lbs Chicken Breasts (this was about 4 breasts)
-16oz Chicken Stock
-1 Tbsp Lemon Juice (I didn't have any fresh lemons on hand so I just used juice; in the future I would add fresh lemon slices instead)
-1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning
-1/4 TbspGarlic Powder

I put the stock and lemon juice in the pot, added the chicken, then sprinkled the seasoning and garlic powder on top.  Cook on low for 2-3 hours. 

Note: If you have never used Crock Pot Liners you need to go out and get some TODAY!  Best thing ever!

Hope you enjoy this quick and easy dinner idea!