Friday, February 27, 2009

Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken

It's Friday & it's Not So Fat!!!!

This may not be a particularly exciting dish but it's healthy & clean & just what you need sometimes after you have had a few bad eating days. It's very simple & quick too! The salsa lends flavor & moistness to the dish without adding any fat!


1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp olive oil
2 red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
1 jalapeno chili pepper, finely chopped
1 medium Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup of salsa, mild or hot (we use hot)

I grilled my chicken breasts with a little salt, pepper & garlic powder. Use whatever cooking method you prefer. When cooked set chicken aside & slice. In a medium pan, heat olive oil. Saute vegetables until tender. Add salsa & cook just until warm. Spoon over chicken. Serve over whole grain brown rice.

To give my whole grain brown rice a little more flavor, I use chicken or vegetable broth instead of water. I also throw in a little garlic powder or cilantro depending what the main dish is. This time, I threw in some fresh chopped mushrooms at the very beginning of cooking the rice.

{My Thoughts}

Just omit the jalapenos if you don't want this dish to be spicy.



Have a great weekend everyone! 

Tonight I am going out with my best friend Tam to see a show at our intimate & charming Winter Garden Theatre. And Sunday we go to Disney to see my talented nephew perform in a show as part of his high school band. He will also be marching in the parade down Main Street. 

32 comments:

sassy stephanie said...

Sweet and spicy. Love it. Sounds a little bit like ME! That asparagus looks awesome too! How goes the hunt?

Wifey Dessert said...

this looks super yummy and simple!!! your weekend sounds super exciting!! hope it goes well!!!

CookingCourtney said...

i was just looking for a easy chicken recipe, this looks like a winner!
YUM

Kacey R. said...

This looks wonderful my friend! Have a blast this weekend. Dinner theater & Disney! Woohoo! I love marching bands. Too cool!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

sounds like a fun weekend - and once again - looks delicious

Tabitha Blue/Fresh Mommy said...

Ok, it's morning when I'm reading this... and it still looks so good. And chicken broth to make the rice, what a great idea!! So easy, and a bit extra flavor... thanks!!!!


:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Ace C said...

I ate something like this today. The healthier the better.

Pat aka Posh said...

Not only sounds delicious but quick and easy.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Kristina P. said...

I LOVE brown rice! So healthy and delicious!

Brenda said...

I cook my brown rice with chicken broth too. This looks delicious, as are all of your recipes. I would use the jalepeno, we love spicy!

Mrs. Potts said...

I love coming to your blog & finding the recipes. It makes me feel good to know that there are other people out there who really enjoy great food.

Briony said...

this looks and sounds delicious! i love the chicken broth tip...i use bullion but it does the same thing :)

Maria said...

I love your healthy posts! Brown rice is the best and the veggies look incredible!

Coco said...

What a fun weekend you have planned!!!! Have fun and take pics.

Lindsey said...

Gosh, your blog always makes me hungry, ha! So yummy!

Have a great weekend friend!

KDLOST said...

looks spicy and delicious! :) tgif!

Jen said...

Oh why do I have to come over here when I am hungry?

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Nana said...

Another good one. I love fish.

simpledaisy said...

yummmmm...
Looks great and I love garlic!!

Chef Chuck said...

Delish!!

Nana said...

I swear when I read that yesterday it said fish. Chicken will work.
About the paint, he was on top of a ladder, paint and all when the ladder collapsed.

HeatherY said...

Looks really tasty and I love a little something spicy! Have a great weekend!

Debbie said...

I simply must learn to read your blog on a full stomach!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

This sounds so good! I printed it out.
Have fun!

Wibeche og Rune said...

This is my first time I visit your blog. And I found your blog very intresting:)

Your food looks so good.

Wibeche

Briony said...

i took that pic flying over chicago...it came out pretty cool, glad you liked it.

Rebecca said...

Yeah, I deleted the daily notes and went back to Bitsy... I'm so blog fickle, LOL! I read yours on the Google Reader all the time and have become so bad at commenting since I started using that. But I'm still around!

Lula! said...

Oh my stars--DELICIOUS.

Remind me to send you the crock-pot Thai chicken recipe I made last week. Thought of you while eating...'cause I wished you were here with me. With some Blue Moon, too. :)

jsprik said...

that looks soooo good!!

Pam said...

It looks like a tasty dinner. I love that the chicken has a kick.

Michelle said...

Oh it looks very exciting and yummy!