Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Recipes of the week- Garlic Lime Chicken and Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread

Dinner, dessert and a movie!

It's time for dinner! Today it's Garlic Lime Chicken (sorry, I'm not much for presentation). I got this from the FlyLady website. Leanne Ely has a column called Food for Thought. She's the Dinner Diva and has lots of fabulous recipes.
Garlic Lime Chicken
Serves 6
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (can eliminate if too spicy for you)
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon thyme
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 tablespoons lime juice
In a bowl, mix together first 7 ingredients. Sprinkle mixture on both sides of chicken breasts. (Do this lightly!)

In a skillet heat butter and olive oil together over medium high heat. Saute chicken until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove chicken and add lime juice and chicken broth to the pan, whisking up the browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Keep cooking until sauce has reduced slightly. Add chicken back to the pan to thoroughly coat and serve with remaining sauce drizzled over the top.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Steamed broccoli, baked potatoes and steamed baby carrots.
VEGETARIANS: This recipe works very well with Boca Chikin patties. Cooking time is less.

How about dessert? Here's a healthy one- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread. I got this one off my favorite website: Finding Joy in My Kitchen.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread

1/4 C butter, softened
3/4 C brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 C water
1 3/4 C applesauce
1 C flour
1/2 C wheat flour
1 1/2 C oats (I used Old Fashioned)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp.baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1-2 T brown sugar (for sprinkling on the top)

Cream together the butter and sugar. Then, add the applesauce. To the creamed mixture, add the oats, flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg. Pour into a greased bundt pan (or 2 loaf pans). Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top of the dough. Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for ~5 minutes in the pan, and then remove to a wire cooling rack.

Let's relax with a movie! So this week, the moon has been so bright and beautiful. I thought a perfect movie to watch after eating this meal is Apollo 13. I love this movie because it is a true story and has one of my favorite actors in it: Tom Hanks.


SnoWhite said...

so glad that you tried the bread -- it looks wonderful. wish I had a slice (or 5) right now!!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Garlic and lime taste wonderful together, especially with chicken - and I love all the healthy ingredients in your Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal bread!