If you read my blog, you know I like to make many recipes from Cooking Light magazine and their website. There's a section in their magazine called Dinner Tonight which gives recipes for an entire meal. The recipes usually take 30 or 40 minutes to make. This meal plan is in their May 2010 magazine edition.
This is one of those family pleasing, family happy meals. At least in my house it was. The chicken was so flavorful and tender. And it's pan seared in a little olive oil. I did add a little extra olive oil when browning the other side of the chicken and for the 2nd batch. The chicken went perfect with the orzo side dish. And the light lemony salad dressing was the perfect complement to the whole meal. This is a dinner that I know I will make again.
Note: I did double the chicken recipe ingredients because the recipe listed is for 2 servings and I needed 4 servings.
Note: The orzo recipe posted has a typo. The recipe ingredient list has 1 1/4 cups of chicken broth but the instructions say to use 1 cup chicken broth. You actually use 1 1/4 cup chicken broth.
Dinner is served!
Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: You want the chicken breasts to be thin so to make it easier to pound thin, I butterfly (cut) the boneless chicken breasts in half, longways, but not all the way through. You open it up and you have a very large chicken breast. I pounded the butterflied chicken breast to about 1/2 inch thickness. It is much easier to pound it thin like this then starting with the whole thick chicken breast. You can buy the thin sliced chicken breasts but I find them to be too thin sometimes.
Hi and welcome to Mom's Cooking Club! This is my small place where I like to share recipes, ideas and tips. I am not a gourmet cook. I'm just a home cook who loves to make simple, easy & delicious meals for my family. I'm always trying new recipes to add variety and keep everyone's tastebuds happy. In the process, I'm teaching my twin teenage daughters the basics of cooking & to have fun in the kitchen. So, thanks for visiting and welcome to the club!