Baked Chicken Breasts with Vegetables

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Baked Chicken Breasts are a great way to…

…..put together a quick and easy supper on a busy weeknight.

Add the veggies and you could have your entire dinner all in one pan and leaving you free to tend to other matters while it’s in the oven.

This is what we used  along with the chicken tonight but you can make it with all kinds of variations of the meat and the veggies.

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Turn on the oven and set it at 400°F/204°C.

Slice up the veggies while the oven heats up.

Lay the chicken breasts out on a baking sheet and salt and pepper both sides.

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Lay the tomato slices out on the chicken.

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Then the onions. and the garlic.

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Sprinkle with salt and pepper then top it off with the lemon slices, grated parmesan and the rosemary. You could use dried rosemary if you would rather.

 

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About ten minutes in the oven. When the juices run clear from the chicken or it reads 165°F on an instant read meat thermometer switch the oven to broiler and push the veggies off to the side of the pan.

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Give it about 3-4 minutes under the broiler and serve up your Baked Chicken Breasts with Vegetables. This combo of the vegetables turned out to be a real tasty compliment to the chicken breasts.

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We knocked off a chilled bottle of Italian Soave with our Baked Chicken Breasts with Vegetables and it paired up real well.

 

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  1. Turn on the oven and set it at 400°F/204°C. Slice up the veggies while the oven heats up. Lay the chicken breasts out on a baking sheet and salt and pepper both sides.
  2. Lay the tomato slices out on the chicken. Then the onions. and the garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then top it off with the lemon slices, grated parmesan and the rosemary. You could use dried rosemary if you would rather.
  3. About ten minutes in the oven. When the juices run clear from the chicken or it reads 165°F on an instant read meat thermometer switch the oven to broiler and push the veggies off to the side of the pan. Give it about 3-4 minutes under the broiler and serve up your Baked Chicken Breasts with Vegetables. This combo of the vegetables turned out to be a real tasty compliment to the chicken breasts.
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Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets – 20 Minutes – 3 Ingredients

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Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets……

…..isn’t as crazy as it sounds. It’s quick and easy and real good.

About fifteen years ago I first ran into it in a restaurant in Manasquan on the Jersey Shore as “Pistachio Crusted Filet of Flounder”.

I saw it on the menu and said “What!”

Our friends, Susan and David, told me that it was great and that I should try it.

So I did and it WAS great!

Here it is done with Salmon.

It’s simple to make and you will enjoy it. It’s definitely easy enough for a busy weeknight.

It also works real good with Tuna steaks, Cod filets or Tilapia,

Get the oven going sat 450°F/232°C.

Now, you could put the pistachios in the food processor or spare yourself the cleanup and just pound them a little bit in a zip loc bag. Use the flat side of a meat mallet or the bottom of a sauce pan.

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Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Or, use a non stick baking sheet like you see here.

Pat the salmon filets dry and lay them skin side down in the pan. If your filets have been skinned just look for the flatter side that has a gray stripe running across it and lay out the filets with that side down.

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Spread the mayonnaise only on the top side.

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Generously sprinkle the crushed pistachios all over the mayonnaise and gently pat them down with a spatula or the flat side of a knife. 

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Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the salmon will easily flake when tested with a table fork. Then serve up your Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets.

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I multi-tasked while the salmon was in the oven and did some “baked” potatoes in the microwave and topped them with a pat of butter and a pinch of dried parsley flakes. And, threw together a salad. 

The whole meal took twenty minutes. Chardonnay goes great with salmon and that’s what we scarfed down, er,,sipped, with our Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets.

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  1. Get the oven going sat 450°F/232°C. Now, you could put the pistachios in the food processor or spare yourself the cleanup and just pound them a little bit in a zip loc bag. Use the flat side of a meat mallet or the bottom of a sauce pan. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Or, use a non stick baking sheet.
  2. Pat the salmon filets dry and lay them skin side down in the pan. If your filets have been skinned just look for the flatter side that has a gray stripe running across it and lay out the filets with that side down. Spread the mayonnaise only on the top side.
  3. Generously sprinkle the crushed pistachios all over the mayonnaise and gently pat them down with a spatula or the flat side of a knife. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the salmon will easily flake when tested with a table fork. Then serve up your Pistachio Crusted Salmon Filets.
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Salmon Filets with Lime Juice and Cilantro – 20 minutes – Quick and Easy – Gluten Free

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Salmon Filets with Lime Juice and Cilantro…

……is quick and easy and a real tasty way to put together a real good weeknight  supper.

When we were living in Mexico we learned to use limes instead of lemons and cilantro instead of parsley. Mostly because lemons and parsley were pretty damn hard to find and limes and cilantro were everywhere.

There was always lots of fresh fish available and this was our favorite way to throw it together. 

it’s easy to do and you will like it.

Rinse off and pat dry the cilantro and coarsely chop it up. Put it in a small bowl and squeeze in the lime juice.

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That juice squeezer that you see in the pic, we brought back with us from Mexico. You can get them here in the states and for limes especially they work real well.

Melt the butter in the microwave and add it to the cilantro.

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Put a skillet on the stove at medium high and eyeball enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom.

Rinse off the salmon filets and pat them dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Some optional additional herbs for the sprinkling are dried dill weed, dried basil, lemon pepper, garlic powder and on and on.

But just salt and pepper work just fine.

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If your salmon filets still have the skin on them put them in the skillet with the skin side up. If they have been skinned put them in with the flatter side, that has a gray stripe, facing up.

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Just about 2-3 minutes a side depending on how thick your Salmon Filets are.

When you can see the white liquid trying to escape from the middle of the  salmon filets  – it means that they are ready.

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Spoon the cilantro mixture on the filets while they are still in the skillet then put them on your serving dish. Then spoon the liquid from the pan on top.

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This Salmon Filets dish is a real good one. Enjoy it!!

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  1. Rinse off and pat dry the cilantro and coarsely chop it up. Put it in a small bowl and squeeze in the lime juice. Melt the butter in the microwave and add it to the cilantro.
  2. Put a skillet on the stove at medium high and eyeball enough olive oil to lightly coat the bottom. Rinse off the salmon filets and pat them dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If your salmon filets still have the skin on them put them in the skillet with the skin side up. If they have been skinned put them in with the flatter side, that has a gray stripe, facing up.
  3. Just about 2-3 minutes a side depending on how thick your Salmon Filets are. When you can see the white liquid trying to escape from the middle of the salmon filets - it means that they are ready.
  4. Spoon the cilantro mixture on the filets while they are still in the skillet then put them on your serving dish. Then spoon the liquid from the pan on top.
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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner – One Pan – Quick and Easy – 30 Minutes – Gluten Free

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner…..

 ….is done all in one pan and oven baked. All in 30 Minutes, or less.

And,, it turns out great!

When you get home from a busy, tiring day and you want to put a real good meal together but with minimal work and cleanup…..

……this Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner definitely fills the bill. You could substitute any kind of potatoes that you have on hand but the sweets shown here were a nice change from the norm. 

The time in the oven could range from 15 to 20 minutes depending on the size and thickness of the chicken. I used these thin filets that we buy frozen and it helps both the prep and the cooking time. Tenders will also work good.

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Let’s get going. 

Set the oven at 450°F/232°C and put the chicken in the microwave to thaw. 

Peel and cut up the sweet potatoes into bite sized pieces.

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Line a cookie sheet or baking pan with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. I have started using these nonstick cookie sheets and they work out real well. Spread the potato pieces and the broccoli out on the pan. Lay the chicken in the pan. Salt and pepper everything and shake a layer of grated parmesan cheese on the chicken. Lightly drizzle the chicken with olive oil, turn the chicken pieces over and do the same treatment on the second side.

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Into the oven it goes. When the chicken reads 165°F/75°C on an instant read thermometer or is leaking out clear liquid or is firm to a poke it is done. You might like to then switch the oven to broiler and put the pan on a top shelf for a minute or two to get things a little crusty. You don’t have to but,, well,, I like to. 

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It’s time to serve up and enjoy your Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner.

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We had a nice bottle of Ruffino Reserva Ducale Chianti with our Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner. 

It was on sale!

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  1. Set the oven at 450°F/232°C and put the chicken in the microwave to thaw. Peel and cut up the sweet potatoes into bite sized pieces.
  2. Line a cookie sheet or baking pan with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. I have started using these nonstick cookie sheets and they work out real well. Spread the potato pieces and the broccoli out on the pan. Lay the chicken in the pan. Salt and pepper everything and shake a layer of grated parmesan cheese on the chicken. Lightly drizzle the chicken with olive oil, turn the chicken pieces over and do the same treatment on the second side.
  3. Into the oven. When the chicken reads 165°F/75°C on an instant read thermometer or is leaking out clear liquid or is firm to a poke it is done. You might like to then switch the oven to broiler and put the pan on a top shelf to get things a little crusty. You don't have to but,, well,, I like to.
  4. It's time to serve up and enjoy your Parmesan Crusted Chicken Dinner.
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