Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easy Parsley Chicken

Growing up, I was the pickiest eater.  In fact, I think that's the reason why my daughter is so picky...it's payback.  I remember wanting chicken, Lipton noodles, raw vegetables (never cooked) and fruit.  I flirted with vegetarianism a few times, once because of seeing Jurassic Park, other times just because I was sick of meat.  But even though I tried, I always came back to chicken.

This recipe is so easy that I'm hoping that the payback I'm experiencing with my baby lady eases up a little bit and she decides that she likes chicken, just like I did.  I can handle making and eating this pretty frequently.  It's quick and easy, and has really good flavors, too.  And it's in cubes so it's not too hard for a little kid to eat.  I'm just hoping that she will actually eat it someday.

I served it with this broccoli.

Serves 4 as a main dish

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast  halves, cut into 1 1/2 in. cubes
2 T. all-purpose flour
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper
2 T. olive oil
2 T. minced garlic
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
2 T. unsalted butter
1 lemon, quartered (optional)

Dry the chicken cubes with paper towels and then toss them with the flour, salt, and pepper.  Heat the oil in a 12 in. skillet over high heat for a couple minutes, then add the chicken.  Cook in one layer, turning occasionally, about 4 minutes.

Combine the garlic and parsley in a small bowl with the chicken is cooking.  Add the butter and the parsley mixture to the chicken and sauté for one more minute.

Serve with a lemon wedge if desired.

adapted from Fast Food My Way by Jacques Pepin
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  1. This looks really good and simple. I am always looking for a new chicken recipe and parsley is an all time favorite herb.

  2. Simple and delicious! At last the weather is warm enough for my herb garden to start growing in earnest. I promise that some of my fresh parsley will end up in your lovely recipe Lauren.

  3. Lovely recipe! I like the 'ease' factor too. Hope she likes it!

  4. Sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sounds great! Simple... the way I like it. I love chicken! Thanks for sharing!


  6. I couldn't go vegan/vegetarian because I can't live without my chicken!
    Yummy recipe... I love the simplicity of the dish and the gralic! ;-)

  7. I love this recipe! Anything with Chicken that is simple and flavor full is my favorite type of recipe!



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