Use what ya got!

So as you can see from my earlier blog "Just because we are poor..." we are trying to use up the food we have stuffed away in the back of our cupboards, fridge and freezer.

So this is what I had to work with for dinner...

Defrosted chicken
Bag of spinach

Fresh tomato from my 'Topsy Turvy'
Fire Roasted red peppers

So I created a Spinach Salad with Lemon Pepper Basil Chicken and a Balsamic Vinaigrette

It was really yummy if I do say so myself!

You will see me write a lot about foil packets.
I love when chicken is simple, quick, moist and there is no clean up!

Quick lesson on foil packets:

PREHEAT oven to 450°F or grill to medium-high.

CENTER one chicken breast half on each sheet of Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil. add seasoning and/or top with vegetables.

BRING up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Repeat to make four packets.

BAKE 18 to 22 minutes on a cookie sheet in oven

So today I used olive oil, garlic, lemon pepper, fresh chopped basil, and salt. Then folded it up!

Then before it was finished... I caramelized onions, using olive oil and yellow onion browning them a bit and finishing it with a bit of brown sugar.

Be sure to check the chicken with a meat thermometer when its all done!

I plated the spinach and topped it with the pre-cooked chicken, fresh tomato, fire roasted bell pepper, and the yummy caramelized onions. Then drizzled balsamic vinaigrette over the top.

If you give this a try I hope you enjoy. The onions on the salad were great!

1 comments. Click here to leave your comment.:

Thavy said...

I love it! You are a genius, so creative and a natural when it comes to culinary art! Open your restaurant already or do home deliveries! Yummy yummy yummy!

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