Some days, all there is in the freezer is chicken. A lot of people eat chicken just about every day for dinner. John gave me a look last night when I said, “well, we have chicken,” in response to his “what will we cook tomorrow?”
His lackluster look was wiped away when I whipped out the mayonnaise, though. I love breaded and fried chicken breast as much as the next gal, but sometimes you just want something different. So, I slathered it in mayonnaise and then gave it a breading of homemade breadcrumbs seasoned with tarragon, paprika, salt, pepper and a generous amount of shredded parmesan cheese.
It’s baking now, but you can be sure I’ll be posting photos of it (good or bad) when it comes out.
For our veggies, I have roasted some root vegetables – parsnips, carrots, onions and a sweet potato (how sad we were to discover the lone sweet potato!). I then coated them with a mixture of honey, balsamic vinegar and butter and will pop them under the broiler to heat/caramelize them when the chicken is cooked through and resting.
So, yes, it’s chicken again, but it’s not the same old thing and I think John will be happy. Perhaps I should break out a box of Rice a Roni?
PS It’s delicious!