Sunday, January 26, 2014

Balsamic Braised Chicken

I want to thank everyone who commented and emailed their kind words about the posts from last week. It really touched me to know I'm not the only one who has battled negative thoughts about themselves. Knowing I'm not alone, really helps.

I'm slowly recovering from my surgery. My arm movements have been pretty limited, meaning I can't do basic chores around the house or even get a glass down from the lowest shelf of the upper cabinets.

 I had to enlist the help of the teenagers to get the Christmas stuff put away...this weekend! And, they decided the artificial tree in the foyer should be decorated for Valentine's day...which was their way of saying, they were completely done with putting away Christmas and were not taking apart a tree. I'm pretty lucky that this is the worst my kids do!

Yesterday morning, Punky Brewster and Danger Girl made muffins for breakfast. . . and Punky said they tasted so good because they were made with love.

Awesome, right?

More kid awesomeness happened today when Little B (who is now taller than The Boy, so not sure if we should even keep calling him Little B!) decided to teach Little Miss how to play chess. The afternoon progressed to Punky and Little Miss playing chess against each other. I wish I would have thought to take a picture.

Trust me, though, when a 4 year old and 7 year old play chess, it's cute.

You know what's not cute? Tossing dinner in the crockpot and forgetting to turn it on.

Thankfully, I had enough ingredients on hand to pull off an amazing Sunday dinner that looked a whole lot fancier than it was.

Food stylist I am not. Even less of one, since I had to have help getting the skillet on to the stove and I also can't reach the every day dishes, let alone the let's-take-a-pretty-picture-of-dinner-so-the-folks-on-the-internet-can-drool dishes.

This dish is super easy. Super yummy. Smells good, too.

Balsamic Braised Chicken

6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder
2 T olive oil
1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
1/2 C balsamic vinegar
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 t dried basil
1 t dried rosemary
2 t Italian seasoning

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Brown the onions and chicken in the skillet.

Pour tomatoes and balsamic vinegar over chicken and onions. Add seasonings. Simmer uncovered until the juices run clear, about 15-20 minutes.

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1 comment:

  1. It looks pretty delicious to me Micki!! I hope you recover soon, and life gets back to normal. :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend. Pinned to our party board. :)


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