Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Spiced Chicken w/ Black Eyed Peas and Rice
An update on tonight's dinner. I made the Spiced Chicken w/ Black Eyed Peas and Rice from the Cooking Light "Weeknights" cookbook and it turned out really well. I've made it before but I have a tendency to over cook the chicken, which makes it tough. Tonight it was perfection! I hit it just right. I also used chicken tenderloins instead of the breasts the recipe called for; my family likes that cut better. (I buy bags of the individually frozen tenders so we can take out just as many as we need; great time saver.) My oldest loved it; the younger ones wouldn't touch it, of course. I had my half cup of the rice/peas mixture and 2 of the tenderloins (portion control!), a sprinkling of green onions, (a must with this recipe since it gives it some bite) then some green grapes on the side. Quick, easy, nutritious, and delicious!