Since clean-up is necessary, and cooking is fun, I try really hard to at least get out of going to the grocery store unless I MUST.
So, tonight's dinner was the creative expression of my head/heart/hands as I concocted a recipe with ingredients I had on hand. NO GROCERY STORE TRIP necessary!
I had boneless, skinless chicken strips. I had green peppers and onions. I had Good Season' Italian seasoning mix (and you should keep it on hand too because it makes EVERYTHING taste better!)
I had boxed Quinoa, (I LOVE quinoa! ) If you've never tried it, it can be used in place of rice, but it is healthier and has a slight, nutty flavor.
SO, here's the new recipe created just so I wouldn't have to go to the grocery store.
You will need:
1 pkg. boneless, skinless chicken strips (cut into bite-size pieces)
1 green pepper, cut into strips
1 onion, sliced
2 T. butter
2 T. olive oil
1 pkg. Good Season' Italian Dressing mix
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. salt
1 box Quinoa
2 chicken bouillon cubes
2 T. butter
1/2 pkg. of a small bag of sliced almonds.
I cooked the chopped onion and green pepper in some olive oil and butter (about 2 T. each.). I sprinkled in some minced garlic (about 1 tsp.), added 1 pkg. of Good Season's Italian dressing mix and continue cooking over med. heat.When the veggies were tender, I added the chicken and cooked until browned and no longer pink in the middle.
I prepared the box of Quinoa according to pkg. directions, adding bouillon cubes to the water (makes it taste so much better). I boiled it for 10 minutes.s. I added a little butter to it before I served it. Then I saw a small pkg of sliced almonds, and I added about 1/2 of that. Raw.
To serve, I placed chicken and veggies on top of Quinoa, with a side salad and glazed carrots. It was wonderful! Give it a try!
*Take a pic of your meal if you do. I'd love to see and hear how it turned out for others.