I’ve written posts in my head so many times. Life happens. New Year, New Posts. Helloooo, creative outlet.
Tonight I crafted a quick meal that was wicked easy, filling, low-carb, and tasty. To come up with recipes, I usually Google the main ingredients I have or have in mind (tonight was “chicken broccoli”), read through a few recipes, draw out the common ingredients, and then do what I feel like anyways. Here’s what I came up with this evening. It has a similar flavor profile to the spinach and artichoke dip that Bugaboo Creek used to do oh-so-right.
Cast-Iron Chicken Broccoli Cheese Broil
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
1.5 lbs/whatever size pack of chicken breasts you can find. I bought some pastured chicken on sale at Whole Foods and it was the best chicken I’ve ever had. Pastured chicken is usually $$$. I like sales.
2 T. olive oil
1 packet Good Seasons Mild Italian dressing mix
***If you haven’t had this mix yet, it is essential. It’s so versatile. You can use it for an alfredo hack, for a quick dip in sour cream, on ground beef, in meatballs…
2 big stalks of broccoli (about 1 lb.)
¼ cup sour cream
2 T. mayonnaise
1 bag shredded Italian-blend cheese (e.g., Sargento 6-cheese Italian)
Salt and pepper to taste
7. Daydream about Toscanini’s ice cream.