Monday, February 9, 2009

Just Call Me Rachael

Rachael Ray would have been so proud of me today. I love her show on Food Network. I've never watched her talk show, but her cooking show is yum-o!

So, here's the deal. We got home later than I had planned. I had not gotten my dinner stuff ready before leaving. What to cook? My first instinct was tacos. I went to my freezer to get hamburger and saw chicken. I grabbed it instead.

Next stop: fridge. What have we here? Hmmmm...How about a red bell pepper. Onion. Ooooh! Fresh mushrooms. Forgot I bought those. Better use them up. Of course, there's always fresh garlic too. This should be interesting!

So, here's what I came up with on the fly.

Andi's Whatta-you-got-throw-it-in-the-pot Chicken

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
EVOO
6 mushrooms, sliced
1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Greek seasoning


Heat skillet with about 2 T of EVOO (That's 2 turns of the pan for you RR fans, and EVOO means extra virgin olive oil to you non-RR fans)
Place chicken in pan. Cover. Set at about medium high heat.

Chop vegetables while chicken is cooking. Turn chicken at about 10 minutes. Season with Greek seasoning. Add vegetables. Let cook additional 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and chicken is done.

That's it! That's my amazingly delicious creation that I literally whipped up from the ingredients I had on hand!

We had it with a side of green beans and macaroni and cheese, per the kiddos request. Everyone had "happy plates" at the end of the meal!

Yep, just call me a Rachael Ray wannabe!