Quick Recipes & Tips!

Lemon Kitchen Recipe #1
Here is my #1 time saver.   I use this often when I entertain and I don’t have alot of time to cook.   It’s easy and clean up is a breeze! This family-friendly recipe is budget-concious and the best thing is that my kids love this meal over pasta or mashed potatoes!  Feel free to add carrots, zucchini or other veggies to change it up!

One Easy Recipe for Busy Moms And Others Alike!

Jenny’s Quick Chicken & Veggies “Mash-Up”

Serves 4
10-12 Boneless Chicken Breast Tenderloins
1 Green Bell Pepper-chopped
1 Orange Bell Pepper-chopped
1 Jumbo light Yellow Onion-chopped
4 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Garlic
4 Tbsp Soy sauce
½ tsp Mrs. Dash Spice Mix or
other dry spice mix to your liking.
1. Preheat oven to 425F. Place thawed rinsed chicken in bowl , pour soy sauce, drizzle a little olive oil, salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash, and dry garlic sprinkled over chicken.. stir, and let marinate in refridgerator for 1-2 hours.

2. Chop Bell peppers and onion and set aside.

3. Using 13x 9 rectangle pan, drizzle a little olive oil on bottom of pan. Lay all peppers and onion across bottom of pan.

4. In fry pan, brown chicken in oliveoil and marinade til browned on all sides.

5. Lay browned chicken over veggies in rectangle pan. Adding the marinade in pan too to keep it moist during baking.

6. Cook uncovered in 425F degree oven for 15 mins, then lower temperature to 400F for 30 more minutes. Test chicken at this point, to cook until chicken is cooked through. Recommended temp to make sure Chicken is cooked all the way through is 165F with a cooking thermometer.
Check this site for all in the recommended cooking temps as described by USDA. http://www.fsis.usda.gov/is_it_done_yet/brochure_text/index.asp

7. The veggies should be soft and chicken browned and cooked through. When done, remove from oven, cover with Aluminum foil and let the dish rest for 5 mins. This way the juices will lock into the chicken and it will all mesh and mash up together flavor wise!! Serve hot with mashed potatoes or over pasta and enjoy!

____________________________________________Tip #1:   Food Safety is Important! I found this video on the USDA’s site as I posted earlier in my recipe above… But really this video is awesome and very helpful for the home cook!

Video News Release: USDA’s “Is It Done Yet?” Food Thermometer Campaign (Windows Media) | Script

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