It is so easy at times to fall into a recipe rut. Often I find myself eating the exact same thing for breakfast and lunch each day, and rotating about 5 different dinners each night. The main thing that gets in the way when I want to try a new recipe is that I usually don’t have all of the necessary ingredients in my pantry. I try very hard not to be one of those people that runs out and buys 10 new things any time she wants to make dinner. That can make your grocery budget multiply fast. With each new recipe I try though, I learn more about ingredients I can substitute or add in what I have on hand.
This recipe is a prime example. The cop loves chicken. But I was getting tired of our old standbys: chicken parm, paninis, grilled chicken, chicken strips. I needed something new! I found this recipe over at Layers of Happiness and I immediately could not wait to try it out! What a great find. Not only does she keep it simple (her recipe is 5 ingredients ) but it’s healthy and fresh.
I made a few updates to this recipe. I’ve added ingredients I had on hand (so feel free to include or not add in based on what is in your fridge) to include more veggies and some alternative flavors like monterey jack cheese and creamy greek yogurt.