Fast Weeknight Dinner and some Dessert too!

Happy Friday everyone!!  I’m so excited the weekend.  Let’s talk about this Chicago weather we are having right now.

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Nearly 50 degrees tomorrow and over 50 today!  For mid January, I’ll take it!  We can ignore the low of 19 on Sunday 🙁

OMG, I have to tell you, I made the most amazing cookies yesterday!  I changed Katie’s recipe here just a little bit and experimented with coconut sugar.  I subbed 1/2 of the brown sugar for coconut sugar.  The results were a great gluten free  chocolate chip peanut butter cookie that my daughter and  husband both loved!

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Alright, let’s move onto dinner.  I know we started with dessert, and that’s always fine in my book.  Ever come home from work and wonder what to make for dinner?  This is an easy weeknight hit in our house and it takes less than 15 minutes to prepare!

IMG_2833Cut two chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces and season them with oregano, basil and some italian seasoning.  Saute the pieces for about 5-6 minutes over medium high heat until they are cooked through.

IMG_2834Add in a chopped shallot and  1/2 of a chopped onion and a couple of  chopped cloves of garlic.

IMG_2835Add in 1/3 cup of sun-dried tomatoes and 3/4 to a full cup of artichokes (I love artichokes so I always put more in.)  Cook for a 3-4 more minutes.  You can also add about a 1/4 cup of tomato sauce in the final minute.  It’s totally optional though.

I served it up with roasted broccoli and brussels sprouts and quinoa.

IMG_2836Super simple, fast and easy!

Dinner is served!!  Clean, healthy and delicious!

Do you have fast weeknight favorites in your house?

Oh, stop back tomorrow when I announce the winner the The Chia Seed company giveaway!

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7 Responses to Fast Weeknight Dinner and some Dessert too!

  1. Yum!
    Love that it’s so quick & easy!

  2. Helen says:

    EVERYTHING looks amazing!

  3. Helen Tivers says:

    The chicken dish looks wonderful.

  4. Marnie says:

    I liked the cookies too 🙂

  5. Roasted brussels and broccoli are my absolute favorite. I could eat roasted brussel sprouts like chips! I’ll definitely have to try that chicken, sounds amazing! Enjoy your warmer Chicago weather! The high here in Memphis today is supposed to be 71.

  6. Blake Jolin says:

    Sugar also contributes to the moistness of desserts and their tenderness. The flour or starch component in most desserts serves as a protein and gives the dessert structure. Different flours such as All-Purpose Flour or Pastry Flour provide a less rigid gluten network and therefore a different texture. Along with flour desserts may contain a dairy product.’^

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