The Great 2012 Cooking Extravaganza! Day 39

February 10, 2012 at 12:16 am (Food) (, , , , , , , , , )

Hello again friends, and welcome back!

Tonight’s dinner was AWESOME (insert little sing-song high pitched voice here LOL)!  It was quick, easy, and YUMMY! Here’s the Uber-simple recipe…

2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of any excess fat or leftover skin, cut into SMALL bite-sized pieces

Coat chicken pieces with approx 1/2 cup flour, 1 Tbsp salt and 1 Tbsp pepper

Cook in frying pan with just enough oil to coat bottom of pan over MEDIUM heat until golden brown and cooked through.

Add vegetable of your choice, I used about 2 cups of frozen green beans cut into bite-sized pieces, but you could use fresh broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, just about any fresh or frozen veggie you prefer.  Cook until veggies are warmed through and crisp tender.

Add in one full container of Philadelphia cooking cream, tonight’s flavor was pesto, and 1/4 cup milk.  Stir well, cook about 2 minutes.  Add in about 2 cups WARM cooked rice or pasta, we had rice since we had some left from our Asian meal a couple of nights ago.  Top with 1 cup shredded cheese, tonight I used a mixed shredded cheese that was mozzarella, cheddar and colby cheeses.  Serve!

This isn’t the first time I’ve used this cooking cream, but it was a new flavor for us, and I did more than just coat the chicken with it this time, I actually SORT OF followed the recipe on the container.  It was REALLY good!  Can’t wait to try another flavor now!

Until tomorrow dear friends, eat well, love well, live well!

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3 Comments

  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities said,

    Why do you have to coat the chicken with flour? Isn’t that completely unnecessary considering you’re already going to be eating white rice.

    • dlcwelch828 said,

      It just helps give the chicken a nice golden color and a little crispness. Otherwise, you have to cook the chicken until it’s overdone to get the same look. You could leave it out if you want, but honestly, it’s really not much flour when it’s all said and done. And you could use wheat flour, or brown rice, if that’s what you like! I just don’t care for brown rice, no matter how many times I’ve tried it, it just doesn’t have the right texture for me. I really think cooking is all about what YOU like, not what everyone else likes, so feel free to make changes to suit your tastes!

  2. Mom said,

    Hey, your momma didn’t teach you to cook like this! Good thing! Sounds like you are doing a bang-up job! You Go Girl!

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