Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Chicken & Rice Alla Milanese

Whoa, its been awhile. I really do cook almost every night believe it or not. I guess I just haven't made alot of new stuff lately and when I have I've been too busy to post about it. School for me and the little bit is back in full swing, so like always I'm in search of quick, easy, but yet tasty and healthy recipes. I had a bottle of Italian dressing in the pantry staring at me and felt like I needed to do something with it other than your average salad with dressing. I went hunting on the Wishbone website and found this one Marinate boneless skinless chicken breasts in Italian dressing 3 hours up to overnight. Brown chicken in a skillet on both sides. Add in a cup of remaining dressing, chopped tomato and chopped mushrooms Simmer for 45 minutes. Remove chicken from pan. Make a slurry of 1/2 cup of hot water and 2T of flour. Add to skillet and bring to a boil. Stir constantly for 5 minutes allowing sauce to thicken. Plate cooked rice, chicken, sauce, saffron and cheese. I did make some adjustments. I butterflied my chicken to make it extra thin. And I just cooked my rice in the rice cooker. I plated it, rice, chicken, sauce and a sprinkle of the saffron and cheese. I used the Unexpected Cheddar from Trader Joe's. Its out of this world, fyi.
Oh and by the way, this one was family approved. :-)