Chicken and broccoli

Samantha wanted time to experiment with her new roller skates tonight.  Fortunately, an easy dinner meant that I was free to help her up and down the street behind our house.  She is rocking the skates!

Goat cheese basil chicken

  • 1 bone in chicken breast per person
  • goat cheese softened (about 1 TB per chicken breast)
  • 2 – 3 basil leaves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 TB olive oil

Preheat oven to 375.  Mash goat cheese, basil and pepper together.  Gently separate skin from chicken and stuff goat cheese, basil mixture under skin.  Spread olive oil over chicken and bake at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes.

Tonight I served it with steamed broccoli topped with a little bit of grated Parmesan.

Chicken with goat cheese and steamed broccoli

Chicken with goat cheese and steamed broccoli


Birthday night

Our daughter turned 6 today.  My husband is at a conference so she and I had dinner out.  I had a seafood Cobb salad and she had chicken tenders and fries.  I still feel compelled to provide a recipe so I give you (I admit that this is recycled from about a year ago but we have some new followers and it is still good):

Chicken with lime

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast per person or extra for leftovers
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 TB lemon juice
  • 1 TB white wine
  • 1 tsp crushed rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 lime cut in wedges
Preheat oven to 350.  Put chicken in a ceramic baking dish with olive oil, lemon juice and white wine.  Mix to combine.  Top with rosemary, paprika and pepper.  Bake about 35 – 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 150.  Serve with lime wedges.  Squeeze fresh lime juice onto chicken and eat.
Steamed broccoli 
  • 1 head broccoli, stems cut off
Place a steamer insert into a pot of water.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Add broccoli and steam 3 – 5 minutes or until tender when poked with a fork.  If you want to be extra healthy, top with freshly squeezed lemon juice.  If you want to indulge a little, top with grated Parmesan cheese.  If you want to indulge even more, top with melted butter and lemon juice.  If you are trying to gain weight (not something I’ve ever needed to do!), get some Hollandaise sauce and go crazy.  🙂