need an easy chkn recipe for dinner tonite-Im out of ideas

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    Hey everyone

    Im staring at these boneless chicken breasts and Im tired of making the same things that I usually make. I dont want to spend alot of time on it because of the homeschool thing - I have papers to grade and lesson plans to make.

    Any suggestions?

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    What's in your pantry? Do you have a grill?
     
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    I keep my pantry so well stocked that people accuse me of buying out Whole Foods - LOL

    and yes, I have a grill
     
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    Have you tried the last one that you posted? Is it really good?
     
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    Sorry I didn't see this earlier.

    How about chicken cacciatore?

    Cut the boneless breastsi into 8 even pieces each (per single breast). Brown in olive oil and remove from pan. In pan, sautee a quartered onion until transparent (but not really browned). Add 1/4 mushrooms (about 1 lb). Cook until getting limp.

    Stir in one 16 oz. can of tomato sauce and about 1/2 can of water or, better yet, stock. When it comes to a boil, add salt and pepper to taste, 1 bay leaf, 1-2 sprigs of parseley (stripped from the vein) and 1/2 stalk rosemary. Add chicken and one can of pitted black olives. Simmer for about 1/2 hour.

    Serve over polenta, rice or pasta.
     
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    THanks! THats alot easier than the recipe that my grandmother taught me! :)
     
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    Sorry for the delay(got paged-damnit), looks like Evil took care of business.

    Here's one, maybe not so quick though, but a great spring - summertime recipe.

    Citrus Chicken:



    Ingredients:
    1.Chicken breast boneless, skinless - 4 each
    2.Fresh orange - 2 each
    3.Fresh Lemon - 2 each
    4.Fresh Lime - 2 each
    5.Honey - 1/2 cup
    6.Cumin - 1 teaspoon
    7.Chili Powder - 1 teaspoon
    8. Fresh Mint - couple of sprigs
    9. kosher salt , fresh ground pepper - to taste


    Method:

    1. Using a zester, zest the oranges, lemons, and limes, reserve the zest.
    2. In a bowl squeeze juice from the citrus fruit, add honey and spices and mint.
    3. Marinade chicken in juice for up to 4 hours.
    4. Remove chicken from marinade - place into sauce pot and over low heat reduce by half. Then add reserved zest.
    5. Grill chicken, brushing on reduced marinade.

    Notes:
    Because of the sugars in the marinade be careful with flare up. May want to have a spray bottle with water near by.
    If you do not have a zester, a vegetable peeler will work. Just peel the rind without digging into the white pithy part. Then cut into thin strips(juilenne).
    The chicken will have a light and refreshing taste, great with cold beer or a nice chardonnay.
     
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    Great recipes everone, this thread is making me hungry.
     
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    Me too. Too bad Jimmy doesn't like anything with flavor.
     
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    Pizza and McDonald's have all the flavor a guy needs!
     

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