2.05.2011

Thursday: Lean Lemon Chicken & Bobby's Broccoli w/Cheese Sauce


Tonight's meal was interesting......

I am not a clumsy person. Some people are known to be clumsy or unlucky at times, I am not. I don't typically run into things, fall down or bruise randomly without a cause. After a few years of cooking I managed to have an incident with this meal. While cooking the chicken I happened to splash hot olive oil onto my face and neck. Lovely burns. They really are not noticeable, but holy goodness they BURNED (until my sweet husband went to Walgreens and got some meds). This isn't the recipes fault - it is completely the cooks. :) I didn't follow directions well.

Bobby's Broccoli with Cheese Sauce 
3 cups (.5 lb) broccoli florets - I used fresh
1/4 C zesty cheese dip

Boil 4 cups of water. Add broccoli and cook for roughly 3 minutes or until the veggie is crisp/tender. Drain and pat dry. Spoon dip in microwaveable bowl and heat in short intervals (15 sec) until warm. Mix the broccoli and cheese and enjoy!
This was surprisingly good. It was yummy and I will make it again. Great for kids and husbands who may have a hard time eating vegetables. I added pepper for more flavor.


Lori's Lean Lemon Chicken
2t garlic powder
2t lemon pepper
1/2 t seasonsed salt
4 small, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray
1 cup lemon juice - freshly squeezed (5 lemons)
4 slices of lemons

Combine garlic powder, lemon pepper, and salt. Mix to blend and rub seasoning evenly over the chicken. Cover and refrigerate chicken for 15 mins or more for flavor. Heat a skillet over high heat until a drop of water sizzles on it. Remove pan from heat and LIGHLTLY MIST with olive oil spray. Place chicken in pan and cook 2-3 mins on each side to brown. Place chicken in an 8 x 8 non stick (or lightly greased) baking dish and spray each chicken piece with 2 sprays of the butter. Pour lemon juice over the chicken and top with a lemon slice. Cook for 22 minutes (or until chicken is cooked) at 400 degrees.
Seasoning was great. Definitely more of a healthy dinner choice and the chicken was not dry. I will make it again when I can master not burning myself.

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