My friends are constantly complimenting me on my cooking. It’s always difficult for me to figure out exactly how to respond to a, “THIS IS SO F&*ING GOOD” remark. Typically, that’s because now in my post-Ramen noodle days; it really does seem so simple to me. I can just imagine ingredients that will taste good together.
Granted, some recipes CAN take all afternoon. However, since I have a life…I try to stick to those 15 minute or less recipes when I can. I seem to find that chicken is great for this. I’m always thinking of new flavors for chicken and making them happen WITHOUT taking the time out to marinate. Surprise, surprise: meats can soak in awesome flavor if they’re just cooked with a sauce. You no longer have to plan your meals three hours in advance.
So here are some concoctions I’ve come up with for my chicken. AND how to make them healthy–without sacrificing any of their yummy goodness.
These are all for four skinless chicken breasts. And they’re all pretty great in wraps, too.
CHEDDAR RANCH BACON
1/2 a bag of Kraft Fat Free Cheddar Cheese
4 slices of turkey bacon
1/2 cup of Low Fat Ranch dressing
Fry up the bacon and then tear it into small pieces. Mix them all together and fry in a skillet with the chicken.
SPICY & SWEET CHICKEN
1/2 jar of HOT Salsa
1 small can of pineapple, in its juice
1/4 cup of orange juice
Mix the salsa, pineapple, and orange juice together. Squeeze juice from lime in. Make sure to add salt and pepper and fry in a skillet with the chicken.
BEER HONEY CHICKEN
1 glass of light beer
2 tbsp of honey
Mix together in a skillet.
I could probably name 60 of these recipes I have so far. The basic idea is to be creative and brave. And then mix it up in a skillet with chicken. Got any other rad chicken ideas? We’d love to hear ‘em (just don’t tell PETA)!