Friday, February 5, 2010

Tonight is Chicken Night!

I like to develop my own recipes and try new ones too, but there are times when my kids just want a simple familiar dish. As a friend of my mine said once, “My kids don’t eat the food they show in gourmet the magazines”.  Because of that, I often cook roasted and grilled meats that can be eaten with kid’s favorite side dishes (i.e.: pasta, potatoes). To be honest, I like when my family asks for our “old time favorites” because they easy and fast to prepare. If you are in the same shoes, I have a recipe that your family will enjoy:

Skillet Chicken:

1/8 cup (1oz) of lemon juice
¼ teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon of ground paprika
½ teaspoon of garlic powder
½ teaspoon of onion powder
½ teaspoon of chicken flavor bouillon
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt to taste
1 pound of chicken breast tenderloin, skinless
½ teaspoon of vegetable oil

Place the first eight ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk to blend. Pour over chicken breast. Gently fold with a wooden spoon to ensure all the chicken is evenly coated. Put the wooden spoon aside.

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook over medium-low heat, turning it only once. Let it cook for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Check and adjust the seasoning. Serve it warm.

Side dish suggestion:

Variation: If you cut the raw chicken breast into smaller pieces, it will make a great appetizer that can be served with yogurt dipping sauce

The belly rules the mind.  ~Spanish Proverb


  1. will be trying your chicken recipe this week. You should stop by my blog on Fridays. I just began a new series..Friday is Pieday! You might enjoy it. Thanks for sharing all your great recipes.