Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Super Simple Chicken...Chicken & Salsa

This evening I continued my "use what needs to be used up" theme (a carryover from last night's dinner).  I had a large container of fresh salsa that expires in a few days, and half of a bag of fresh brussels sprouts.  I buy my sprouts at Costco in 2-lb bags and usually fix 1 pound at a time.  I also had a package of chicken cutlets in the fridge so I placed my chicken cutlets in the bottom of a baking dish (didn't need to grease the pan) and then spread about 1/2 to 3/4 cup or chunky fresh salsa on top and baked it at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.  While it was baking I shredded some sharp cheddar cheese and at the end of the 30 minutes, I topped the chicken with shredded cheese and broiled it for about 4 minutes until bubbly.  It was quick and Super Simple Chicken!  I have seen other recipes before where you use taco seasoning as well...but I wanted to keep it simple.  The chicken turned out good -- not "4 cartwheels good"...but, maybe 3. I halved and roasted my brussels sprouts (tossed with olive oil and sea salt) and cooked them at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes (tossing them around half way through the cooking). When they were cooked, I dusted them with ground Chipotle Chile Pepper and then sliced an avocado and "BOOM"...dinner was ready! I snapped a few photos below. Enjoy!



Unknown said...

I made this chicken this evening and it was awesome - the toddlers ate it up. Easy quick and filling. You are a genius!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks, Terry! So glad you and the little ones liked it! Sometimes the easiest meals end up being the ones we enjoy most! :-)