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Ancho Chili Grilled Chicken with Vegetables

Another yummy chicken recipe:

  • 4 chicken breast cutlets


  • 2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and add it to a zip lock bag with the chicken pieces. Marinate overnight or for at least 2 hours. Grill till done but not overcooked.

Grilled Vegetables

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 vidalia onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili

Transfer the vegetables in a large bowl. Add the oil, salt and ancho chili. Mix well and marinate for an hour at room temperature. Grill with the chicken and serve.

A Pantry Recipe: Vegetable Pulao

vegetable-pulao This is a great side dish that goes really well with a variety of different entrees. The rice dish already has a bunch of vegetables, so all you need to do is grill or roast some meat and you are good to go! You don’t even need a salad in case you are too lazy to make one!- which I admit- I am most of the time. I think that is why I am always looking to come up with dishes that have all the food groups in one! It is hard to come up with different rice dishes with new and delicious flavors all the time- this one is a winner!

This particular one came about with whatever I had in the fridge. I had bought some vidalia spring onions from the farmers market. Carrots, dill and cilantro are always in my fridge. I also decided to add my other staple ingredient- frozen spinach. I love adding spinach to all sorts of dishes- I love the flavor and my daughter loves it in anything. I make all my rice and couscous dishes with chicken broth- I always have lots of boxes sitting in my basement. So making this dish was a cinch- I just had to come up with the recipe in my head- which didn’t take very long either. 
It is nice to have some dishes in your repertoire that can be made easily with the ingredients you have on hand all the time. Especially if you have a busy, crazy day and do not have time to think about dinner let alone go to the grocery store. Most people I know don’t like going to grocery stores or don’t have time. Me, on the other hand, love-love going food shopping- especially the day I am going to cook something- but it is not possible all the time and so I love being able to come up with something without leaving the house.
This was a big success- my daughter loved it. I served the vegetable rice dish with pink lentils and it was a complete meal! Simple, easy and very tasty.

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