Friday, September 18, 2009

Creamy Dijon Chicken with Balsamic Tomato Salad

This is an effortless dinner when you need a quick weeknight perk up meal. We had been car shopping all day and when we got home, cooking was the last thing I wanted to do. I found this recipe and had everything on hand, plus with us both pitching in it only took 20 minutes to make!! This is a cooking light recipe, and it tasted light and healthy...but still great! Abe couldn't get over the fact that it tasted so yummy without a lot of prep.

2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
cooking spray
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 cup light mayo (I use the olive oil kind!)
1 T. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp. dried rosemary

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Coat chicken with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika. Place chicken on broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 5 minutes per side or until done.
  3. Combine mayo, and remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Serve chicken with sauce.

Balsamic Cucumber and Tomato Salad

1 cucumber, seeded and cubed
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
2 T. balsamic vinaigrette
2 T. parm cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

  1. Combine all ingredients, tossing gently.


Joelen said...

I love how easy this is and it looks delicious!

Molly Jean said...

That salad is so simple but sounds SO fantastic. It's the perfect end of summer treat. Okay, anytime really... but I'm craving it right now!