|The best present ever|
Some people go way over the top with "A new year, a new you". While setting a date such as January 1st to get a new start is a great way to be motivated, most people will abandon all good changes by the time Valentine's Day roll around. Myself have decided to start anew, since I jumped off the wagon and started running backward on the tracks during the holidays, double stomach bug and flu since Thanksgiving, I was out to survive more than lose weight. That aside, my frame of mind is set to HAPPY.
Now let's talk chicken.
Because... chicken is good.
serves: 2 people
prep time: 2 minutes + hours to marinate
cooking time: varies
4 chicken breasts cut in tender size, about 4 strips per breasts.
1 cup of Frank's Hot Sauce
1/4 cup of lime juice
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp of oil
1/4 tsp salt
Chicken takes a while to flavor, so prep this the night before, to maximize the marinating.
Mix the marinade and slop the chicken in there. Cover and let sit over night, or a couple hours as you wish.
Grill, sauté or bake the chicken until done. 4 minutes per sides in a high heat pan, or 20 mins at 350F in the oven.
Why such an easy recipe? Because I'm a self-serving kitchen bastard who wanted to highlight my brand new Post-Christmas present from my husband to myself. Lodge makes the most fantastic cast-iron skillets and if you're into that, you should get this one. I'm not replacing my Emeril one but because the ridges aren't so high, it will be a lot easier to clean this puppy, the sides aren't as high so I would be careful not to make something too greasy but it's perfect for chicken, fish and vegetables.
Your friend in 2014