Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What We Had For Dinner



I really loved this dinner, guys. And it's been one of my few balanced meals this week. The chicken was pretty simple, and the broccoli cheese bake was delicious! Definitely a win in my book, so of course I'm here to share:

Broccoli Cheese Bake


Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
2/3 cup fat-free milk
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

1. Place 1 in. of water and the broccoli in a small saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. 

2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, salt, pepper and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in the onion and cheddar cheese until cheese is melted. Drain broccoli; stir into cheese sauce. 

3. Transfer to a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. *I used the baby ramekins and they cooked for less time*

Chicken in White Wine Sauce

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

1. Combine the flour, salt, paprika and pepper into a shallow bowl. Add chicken, one piece at a time, coating both sides. 

2. In a large ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken in oil for 1-2 minutes on each side. Add broth and wine, bring to a boil. Remove from heat. 

3. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. 

Bam. That easy! Seriously, all of my recipes are quick and easy. It's one of the things I screen them for. Oh, and healthiness, since I'm trying to be good and all. 

It's rough guys, rough! Why is food so good?

But, I can assure you that this recipe is good and healthy. Score. 

Happy Humpday!

10 comments:

Kate Sparkles said...

That broccoli and cheese looks so yummy!! It's so unfair that food is so delicious!!

Rachel said...

Looks so good! I have to try this asap.

Jordan said...

That looks so yummy! You make it sound easy, but seeing as how I do NOT know my way around the kitchen, it sounds intimidating to me. Please teach me your ways! (My boyfriend thanks you ahead of time)

Happy Wednesday! xo

Samantha said...

You're making me hungry and my lunch break isn't for another 2 hours!! Thanks for the recipe!

Charlotte said...

Just discovered your blog and love it! I spent 30 minutes looking through your Boston posts, as I'm going this fall (for the first time)!

This dinner looks delicious, by the way! Nice to meet you!

Cassandra said...

Yum! I love broccoli and cheese. Thanks for the recipe!

Leah said...

thanks for checking out my blog! you should def try these...so yummy! This chicken and brocolli however is making my mouth water... :)

Elissa said...

well I love broccoli and cheese a lot, but just do not like them together. Even though they apparently are a natural pairing that a lot of people like! Glad you are finding easy, healthy recipes you like!

Linnea said...

That looks sooo good. And trust me, I struggle too with being healthy. It's a tough road!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh my dear gracious, that looks amazing, girl!