Recipes, Savory

What’s For Dinner? Bruschetta Chicken Bake

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Thursday nights are curling nights for my husband.  He alternates weekly between the early and late draw and, on the early nights, I need to have dinner cooked and ready for him to eat and head right back out the door.  5:00 always seems to be when my kids are at their absolute worst so I need quick, easy recipes that require very little watching.  Bonus if it is something I can prep while the baby naps and then just throw it into the oven!

I discovered this recipe one night when I had no idea what to make for dinner.  After staring into the pantry for inspiration, I eventually pulled a box of Stove Top stuffing down from the shelves and was happy to discover a recipe on the back of the box with ingredients I already had in the house.  It came together so quickly (prep time is 10 minutes) and was a lot tastier then I expected.  I think it is one of the easiest things I make and is my go to when I am feeling particularly lazy and don’t want to cook.

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Ingredients

  • 1 can (540mL) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package Stove Top Stuffing Mix (I use the lower sodium version)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.  Combine tomatoes, stuffing mix and garlic in bowl and mix together.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into bite sized cubes and layer in the bottom of an oven safe baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with dried basil and shredded cheese.
  4. Top with stuffing mixture.
  5. Bake 30 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

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Serve with steamed veggies and enjoy!

Recipes, Savory

What’s For Dinner? Sweet Chicken

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One of the best wedding presents I received was a lovely recipe book my mom compiled of all our favorite family recipes.  I know it took a lot of time for her to type up and put together and I am thankful to have all the tried and true recipes I enjoy from my childhood.  I have added my own recipes to it over the past couple years, but there are still a lot of the originals I come back to time and time again.

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Last night I decided to make the sweet chicken that was included in our books.  It is a simple recipe that consists of chicken baked in a combination of honey and soya sauce,  and proves that sometimes simple is best.  The sauce is a lot like a teriyaki and I enjoy it best served over rice to soak up the extra sauce.  With a steamed veggie on the side, it makes for a quick meal that both the adult and child family members of my family enjoy – the dogs seemed pretty pleased with the kids leftovers too!

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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs chicken (we found boneless, skinless chicken thighs work best)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soya sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Directions

  1. Place chicken in a shallow pan.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Whisk together other ingredients to make the sauce.
  4. Pour sauce over chicken.
  5. Cook at 375 degrees for 1 hour.

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Enjoy!