Thursday, January 20, 2011

Roasted Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa Pilaf

Roasted Chicken Breasts
Buy the whole chicken breasts with skin and bones.  They are so much better when roasted.  But take off the skin before you eat it.  Unless you like clogged arteries and running 3 extra miles to burn it off....

Roast the chicken for about 45 minutes until the skin in browned and the chicken is firm to the touch.  Take it out of the oven, cover with foil, and let it rest while you finish the quinoa.

Brussels Sprouts
Cut brussels sprouts in half, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Roast with the chicken for about 30 minutes.  My kids love these.  If you think you don't like brussels sprouts, roast them.

Quinoa.  Sounds fancy or difficult.  It's not.  But it's super healthy and we like it.  Follow the directions on the box to cook it.  It takes about 12 minutes.  The kids were being so good this night that I had time to saute green onions (leftover from last week), a red pepper, garlic, and a few slivered almonds to add to the quinoa to make the pilaf recipe on the box.