Monday, February 18, 2013

Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Another pinterest inspired recipe!  Maybe the easiest recipe I've gotten from there to date.  It was very tasty.  This will be a week night staple!

Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 TBSP brown sugar
3 tsp olive oil

1.  Preheat oven to 500 and lightly grease a casserole dish.
2.  In a small saute pan, saute garlic with oil until tender.
3.  Remove from heat and stir in the brown sugar.
4.  Place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture.
5.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
6.  Bake uncovered for 15 - 30 minutes.

Autumn Chopped Salad

So it is winter (not autumn) & girls night was going to happen.  I went on the search for a good salad recipe.  I happened upon this on pinterest.  Well this was great!    Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe.  It would be great anytime of the year - maybe even add chicken and have as a meal.  I can't wait to make it again!  I forgot to take a picture - but believe me it was beautiful!

Autumn Chopped Salad
Source:  Espresso & Cream

*6 to 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
*2 medium pears, chopped
*1 cup dried cranberries
*1 cup chopped pecans
*8 slices thick-cut bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
*4 to 6 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
*Poppy seed Salad Dressing (I like T. Marzetti)
*Balsamic Vinaigrette (I like Newman’s Own Light Balsamic Vinaigrette)

*On a large platter, combine the lettuce, pears, cranberries, pecans, bacon and feta cheese. Drizzle generously with poppy seed dressing, followed by some of the balsamic vinaigrette. (I would estimate that I used about a cup of dressing: 70 percent poppy seed dressing and 30 percent balsamic vinaigrette) If you prefer your salad to have more dressing, feel free to experiment with the combination.