I’ve had the recent loss of a properly working fridge. Sadness!!! Because I had to load my milk, eggs, coffee cream, butter and yogurt into the cooler while we wait (and wait and wait) for the repairmen to get the parts and get them installed, I’ve had to be kind of “off-the-cuff” with my meals. Not having room for fresh vegetables, condiments, etc., I’ve pretty much just been pulling from the freezer and pantry. “Necessity is the mother on invention” they say, and it’s true! I had to pull a meal together completely out of necessity and it was a really happy discovery!
I needed supper to consist of chicken breasts, canned tomatoes and feta cheese because that’s what I had. I found a recipe that sounded good, but I didn’t have the exact ingredients, so I substituted with what I did have, and the results were fabulous!!
This chicken is cooked in under 15 minutes!!! Broiling the chicken gives it a little crispiness that makes it taste like it’s been grilled. Yum!! If you need a fabulous meal in a flash, here’s what this recipe calls for:
Chicken breasts filet
Pre-heat oven broiler on high.
Mix equal parts of olive oil and vinegar. For one LARGE chicken breast, I used about 2 tbl of each. Brush vinegar mixture on both sides of chicken breast. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, on both sides. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Place baking sheet 4-6 inches from broiler. Cook for 10 minutes. Turn and cook until juices run clear. I had a thick chicken breast, so I cut it in half so it was thinner. It cooked in the 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and place a spoonful of diced canned tomatoes (drained), on chicken. Sprinkle with Feta Cheese. Broil one more minute. Serve immediately.
My menu for a completely 15 minute meal:
Chicken with Feta and Tomatoes
Steamed Green Beans
Seriously, this was so delicious! My husband said, “This recipe needs to be on the ‘Do-over’ list!” I agree. We will be having this again and again even after the fridge gets fixed! I’m thinking this recipe is the “Silver lining” in this refrigerator trouble! Thank you, Lord, for these little blessings!
With love from my country kitchen,
2 thoughts on “(L)Oven Monday – Chicken Dinner in Under 15 Minutes!”
This sounds so good, Denise! I tend to shy away from using the broiler. Guess I need to get braver! Thanks for sharing.
You know what? I did the same thing! I learned from this recipe and my Salmon with Soy and honey recipe that the broiler just needs to be watched, not feared! If I keep a close check on things, it will cook nicely and give the desired crispiness that this feature does best! Happy broiling!