These are the ramblings of a self-described wheat, grain and gluten-free “gourmet girl” that loves to cook and eat good food. I love creating and sharing recipes and photographing “beautiful food”. In July 2012, I eliminated wheat, grains and added sugar from my diet and rediscovered real, whole fresh foods again and effortlessly lost 65+ pounds. Join me in my wheat, grain and gluten-free journey. See how easy it is to enjoy grain free gourmet, one meal at a time! Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!
This evening, neither hubby or I were very hungry for some reason. I had a package of boneless chicken breasts that I planned to use for dinner...I just didn't have a plan as to what to do with them! I sometimes find it hard to figure out what to make when I'm not hungry or in the mood for anything in particular. So, I pulled the chicken breasts out and put them between saran wrap and pounded them until they were thin and then spun my spice rack around...sort of like playing "Wheel of Fortune"...only in this case it was more like "what spice will strike my fancy tonight"...LOL. I have most of my spices in alphabetical order -- kind of dorky, I know....but I have accumulated so many spices that all of them can no longer be alphabetized...because they are everywhere!!! Anyway...these are the spices that I finally landed on...roasted cumin, smoked paprika, ground chipotle pepper, onion powder, kosher salt and black pepper. Whew...that's a lot of spices! I lightly sprinkled all the seasonings on one side of my chicken breasts and then sauteed them spice side down in olive oil in a nonstick skillet until they were lightly golden, then sprinkled the 2nd side with the spices before flipping them over. I can't tell you how fragrant the chicken smelled with that spice combination while it was cooking -- it smelled awesome. While the chicken cooked, I quickly sauteed a bag of baby spinach in another skillet and added a splash of cream, salt and pepper. Once the chicken was done...I topped each chicken breast with a mound of cooked spinach and then placed a slice of pepper jack cheese on top and ran it under the broiler to melt for a couple minutes. I sauteed some fresh sliced mushrooms (for me) and "voila"....dinner was ready in about 20 minutes! I served it with a side of bibb lettuce topped with diced avocado and tomatoes. It was so quick and simple...and pretty too. I snapped a couple photos for you to see. Enjoy!