23 January 2008

tastes like chicken...

between travel, chasing snow & a good ol' winter cold on the weekend...& a mid-week double delight of today's italian class & tonight's puccini opera "tosca"...cooking is a bit light & rather predictable (according to boyworld, anyway!) this week.

in casa piacere predictable=chicken!

this what's cooking wednesday recipe is a recent experiment gone well...the dish Baby Girl dubbed "awesome chicken" over her holiday. it stands well on its own (& was a fine meat with last night's mashed potatoes & edamame) & it eases rather well into a chicken soup if you have leftovers (i make extra just for that purpose).

sorry...no photos...some very sweet men cleaned up the kitchen too quickly for me to get a shot. can't complain about that!!

awesome chicken

add extra virgin olive oil to a pan to cover the bottom...place 2 pounds split chicken breasts (boneless) in pan

whisk together 1/4 c. dijon mustard, 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar, juice squeezed from 1 lemon, 1/4 c. more olive oil, & 3 finely diced garlic cloves...drizzle over chicken

sprinkle chicken with fresh ground pepper & sea salt to your liking

bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes~~ it's that easy!


bleeding espresso said...

Mmm...I love when quick and easy is oh so good!

Beckie said...

I am so trying this! I was supposed to make chicken soup tonight, but I'm making your chicken instead - it sounds wonderful!

Karina said...

HMMM...sounds delicious, I might just make this tonight...if I can drag myself out to the grocery store to pick up some chicken on the way home. Hmmm....

qualcosa di bello said...

sognatrice...i do too!

beckie...& remember, the leftover makes a mean soup too! hope you enjoy

karina...drag...i hear you!

Beckie said...

I made it! It was a huge hit - no leftovers.

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Anonymous said...

The chicken dish sounds great. Simple ingredients. Thanks.

qualcosa di bello said...

beckie...i am so glad your crowd enjoyed it!!

maryann...simple & tasty are my goals in la cucina!