Friday, October 15, 2010

best meal of the week

i made this on wednesday and it was a big hit. 

chicken breast with red bell peppers and onions in a
white wine sauce

 plated with grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes

 blackberry streusel topped pie with carmel ice cream
{store bought}

here's how i made it:
*butterfly and season chicken with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
*sautee thinly sliced onions in olive oil on a medium low heat until softened, remove.
*sautee sliced bell peppers in olive oil and butter mixture on medium heat until slightly browned and semi-soft, remove.
*cook seasoned chicken in the same pan that the onions and peppers were cooked in for around 10 minutes or so depending on the thickness of the meat. remove.
*keeping the pan on medium high heat, add 1 Tbsp. butter to the pan and scrape up the browned bits left from the chicken and then add a tablespoon of flour, whisking it together to form a paste
*cook for about 30-45 seconds.  than add about a cup of wine whisking until it reduces a bit. 
*then add some chicken stock and finely chopped garlic and whisk until it bubbles then lower heat and let it cook for a few minutes, add a bit of salt to taste.
*place the chicken, onions and peppers in pan with sauce and stirred. 

mashed potatoes
*peel and cut potatoes into small chunks (i used golden yukons)
*boil unti fork tender
*drain and mash with milk, butter, sour cream, salt and pepper

*clean and cut the ends of asparagus
*grill on a grill pan with olive oil until slightly browned, but still firm
*season with a little salt

this was so good and it was pretty simple.  i kind of made up the recipe as i went and i was pleasantly surprised.  try it out, trust me, you will enjoy it! 

{it may look a little complicated but i made this dish on a weeknight after working all day and it was done in no time.}


  1. Wow that looks delish, will definately give it a go. Dessert too, perfect :)

  2. Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comments! I am sitting here reading your blog and your post is making me so hungry! Looks very yummy and the perfect fall dish! Thank you for sharing it!


  3. I'm going to have to try this chicken for sure! Yum!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls