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Monday, September 27, 2021

Recipe for Italian Chicken

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Mr. VS brought home fresh mozzarella this past weekend and wondered what we could come up with to make with it.  I decided chicken of course is what we would make!

Recipe for Italian Chicken  

What you will need to make this recipe:

  1. 3 T butter
  2. (1) package of chicken thighs (thawed) 
  3. 1 onion diced
  4. 1 1/2 t Italian seasoning
  5. 1/4 t Red pepper flakes
  6. Sea salt and pepper to taste
  7. 1/4 c chicken broth
  8. (2) Roma tomatoes (sliced)
  9. Sliced mozzarella cheese (for each piece of chicken) 
I was all ready to make dinner tonight and when I went to open the package of chicken, the chicken was bad.  It smelled horribly so I was like what do I do now?  I had just removed it from the fridge, not sure what happened here, but I needed dinner, and quick.  I had an hour!


I removed a package from the freezer, I only had 1 hour to get this
chicken from frozen to plate.  Whew!  Do I make it or not?  Let's see.

I removed the frozen chicken from its packaging.  I took out a large glass bowl, added the chicken to it and put about 1/4 c of water in the bottom of the bowl.  I turned on the microwave for 10 minutes.  


3 minutes in, I stopped the microwave and was able to remove the padding from the bottom of the chicken.  I threw it in the trash, and turned the microwave back on for the remaining 7 minutes.


I removed the chicken from the microwave when it went off.  I put each piece of chicken in the skillet with the diced onions.  Below is the directions for this recipe if you already have your chicken thawed.
  

How to make our recipe for Italian Chicken:

  1. Place chicken thighs in skillet with butter in bottom 
  2. Add diced onion
  3. Season with Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper
  4. Add chicken broth
  5. Cover and let cook until chicken is no longer pink
  6. Add tomatoes 
  7. Add sliced mozzarella cheese
  8. Cover and cook until cheese is melted


Ok, next... it's like you do not know me at all if you thought I would leave you with the rest of a can of chicken broth and no way to use the rest of it.  


Ok, no time to make mashed potatoes from scratch, but I substituted water for chicken broth.  Just use the rest of the can, bring to a boil, add the potatoes, and then I use almond milk instead of regular milk (use what you have).  These potatoes are so creamy made with chicken broth... and they were pretty flavorful too!  


Waste not, want not... the entire can of chicken broth is used so no need to figure out another menu using it or wasting it.  If you are anything like me, I save the remainder of chicken broth and it ends up in the back of the fridge unused and I end up throwing it away.  I decided that was not happening this time.

Well, in case you were wondering, dinner was mighty fine, and Mr. VS was a huge fan of this one.  Also, can you believe I made it in an hour from frozen chicken to dinner plated in one hour?  Yeah, I could not believe it either!  Whew... so happy to add another recipe to our arsenal that is decent health wise and of course gluten free for me.

Do you make different things every week, or does your menu consist of a lot of the same items?  We used to make the same things every week because, honestly, it was easy for me to do that.  I knew what I was making, how it was to turn out, and you get in a groove.

Now?  I enjoy changing things up and making new menu items for us to try.  Dinner shouldn't be more of the same, and going through the motions.  Don't get me wrong, I have been guilty of this for years, but now?  I actually look forward to throwing new dinners together and having hubby try them.

Let me know if you give this one a try, we highly recommend it!  Enjoy your week!  Somehow, that day, you know, Monday keeps popping up...  

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