Thursday, November 17, 2011

Easy Dinner - Take 2

Little effort - tasty results!

"You look like you want to go home and crawl under the covers," the cashier said as I was checking out at the West Side Market.  She was right, but did I look that tired?  Another bruising day at work and I was ready to throw in the towel.  I knew just the dinner to prepare that would practically cook itself.  Not exactly a dieter's dinner but you have to splurge every so often. 

Meaty chicken breast

This is another recipe I learned from my mother.  You take a whole chicken breast, season with some salt and then cover it with barbeque sauce.

Easy as 1 - 2 - 3

So clean up is easy line your pan with tin foil.  Salt and pepper the breast and cover with a generous portion of barbeque sauce - I buy a prepared sauce to keep things simple.  The sauce seals in the moisture and you end up with a really juicy chicken.  Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour. 

I love Birds Eye frozen winter squash - zero fat

Prepared string beans from Citarella and half a package of frozen squash

See what I mean about juicy?

I split the breast in half after it's cooked - leftovers for the next day!

This is one of my favorite dinners to prepared when I'm tired.  The winter squash reminds me of sweet potatoes - and the orange with the red of the barbeque sauce makes a pretty plate.  This is real comfort food and the troubles of a busy day melt away.


1 whole chicken breast (you need the whole breast not half or cutlets)
1/4 - 1/2 cup prepared barbeque sauce
Salt & pepper to taste


Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees
Place the breast in a pan that is lined with tin foil (for easy clean up)
Season with salt & pepper
Cover the breast with a generous amount of barbeque sauce - so it's completely covered
Cook for 45 minutes to an hour
Serve with squash - I use half a package for one person - microwave per instructions on package - it usually takes 2 - 3 minutes
Serve immediately

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