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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

30 minute meal

I just got home.
It's 5pm.
"What's for dinner?" The family says.....

Ahhhh. I didn't plan ahead. 

Quickly I raid the pantry, fridge, and freezer. 
Here is what I grab….

Frozen chicken breast, rice, and Birds Eye Recipe Ready Fajita Starter.

I can make this work. For fun I are the timer for 30 minutes and see if I can pull a Rachel Ray...

Step 1
Thaw chicken quickly in the microwave. 
(Yes, I know this is not the best way to do it. I always get a semi cooked end and a frozen center but let's be a real, I didn't plan ahead,  I have a hungry family waiting, and I'll do what ever I need to do.)

Step 2.  
Two cups water and one cup of rice set to simmer for 15 minutes.

Step 3. 
Pull the (semi) thawed chicken out and chop it up into cubes.

Step 4. 
Throw some olive oil in the pan and brown the chicken. 
At this point I threw in some salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, garlic… and maybe some other random stuff to make it taste good. I prefer the wing it, add it if it sounds good, and taste as you go method. 

Step 5.
Add the frozen pepper and onion mix.

Looking at the cost of green and red peppers lately I'd say for a $1.98 this is a great bargin and not to mention super convent to have on hand.

Stir and admire the pretty colors….
…. and think of all the veggies and great nutrients that your family will be eating. 

Step 6.
 Rice should be done buy now. Toss in with the chicken mixture and stir.

Step 7.
Top it off with some shredded cheese because we know that everything tastes better with cheese!


Take that Rachel Ray. I did it myself with 15 SECONDS to spare!!!!!

A nice low fat balanced meal with protein, starches, and veggies. Serve with a bowl of pear sauce. 
(for a refresher on how to make pear sauce click here.)

Do you have a 30 minute meal? 
I'd love to feature some guests with recipes and pictures. 
Let me know if you are interested. 

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