Sautéed Chicken with Sauce

 

This is one of those meals I used to make all the time when the kiddies were little.  It has all the ingredients to make it kid friendly.  It is easy, quick, and tasty and can me made while they are busy cleaning up their toys or putting away their homework.  While you can use bbq sauce for this dish my favorite is the Heinz 57.  Ketchup is good too.

 

If you had decided to bone and skin the chicken breast yourself, discard the skin, cook the bones with a carrot sliced diagonally, sliced celery, chopped onion, a bay leaf, parsley salt and pepper.  Boil on high for 5 mins and then simmer until rest of your dinner is done.  Add some pasta into the liquid once you remove the bones.  Don’t forget to remove any meat left on the bones to add to your soup.

 

If you don’t have carrots or frozen peas, use what ever you have on hand.  Steamed green beans or Broccoli on the side works great too.

 

Cooked broad noodles or rice, enough for 4 people

Cook Spray

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves, cut in ¼” slices and then cut in 1” pieces

1 ½ cups finely chopped onion

2 minced cloves of garlic

2 carrots sliced 1/8” thick diagonally and cut down vertically

½ - 1 cup of Heinz 57 sauce or Ketchup or Barbeque Sauce of your choice

1 cup frozen peas

¼ cup chopped parsley

 

While the pasta or rice cooks.

 

Sauté the onion and garlic in a hot skillet covered with cook spray and olive oil.

Add the carrots and stir well.

Add the chicken and sauté while stirring till well covered with the oil for about 3 – 5 mins.

Add the sauce of your choice and cook another 2 mins while stirring well, now add the frozen peas and cover the skillet and cook till the peas turn bright green 3 mins or so.

 

Sprinkle with parsley and Dinner is DONE!

 

Serves 4.  Add a salad and a soup to stretch it to 6 or just because you like salad and soup.  Don’t forget a desert.  All good kiddies deserve an ice cream cone!