Thought I should make a post about how I eat on the days in between I try cooking “different” stuff, i.e. regular days with good, but low-effort, food that require no planning.
The following recipe is a perfect example of that.
It was made in a very short time, only using what I found when opening the refrigerator, and is maybe better to be seen as inspiration rather than a recipe as it’s so…simple:
No-effort Chicken with Roasted Parmigiano Veggies
• Chicken Breasts.
• Leftover Rub from latest grilling.
• Whatever veggies you have at home. (In my case: Romanesco, Broccoli, Onions, Cherry Tomatoes.)
• Some leftover Parmigiano. (Any cheese will of course do just fine, and is highly optional..)
• Olive oil.
• Salt and Pepper to taste.
• Cold sauce of choice. (I had some Béarnaise at home, you could also mix some Turkish yoghurt with some minced garlic and/or herbs for an easy, low-effort sauce.)
What to do:
Preheat oven to about 390F.
Cut the veggies into bite size pieces, toss them in olive oil with a bit of salt and pepper and pour over into an oven tray.
Grate some cheese over and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, place a frying pan on high heat with a piece of butter in it.
Wash and dry the chicken breasts, and cut them into strips lengthwise, maybe 3 strips per breast.
Place them in the hot pan and give them some color on both sides while seasoning with the rub, and then pour in some water (start with a cup or so). Let them simmer until the veggies are done, flipping them over every once in a while.
(The water will evaporate (and should), so add just a little bit more at a time if needed. The water is supposed to be gone when the veggies are done, and doing this way will keep the chicken very juicy…)
Right before serving, let a chunk of butter melt in the frying pan and flip the chickens a few times to give them a nice, buttery, coating.
Enjoy the simplicity.
Both LCHF and Paleo…
Take care, and feel free to comment!