Which came first?

Different things drive my decisions about what to fix for dinner.  I still have some polenta in the fridge and we’ll have that sauteed as our side dish.  I was thinking of what would go well with it and decided on grilled chicken breasts with the chipotle marinade.  The chicken can marinate while we’re at the pool this afternoon and the polenta is made.  In winter I don’t mind hanging out in the kitchen and cooking on Sunday afternoons but not in summer.  This marinade is good on pork and steak in addition to chicken.

Chipotle marinade 

  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 TB tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium soy sauce)
  • 2 TB sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a blender.

So in our case tonight, the polenta was first!


About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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