Keepin’ it simple…
Thought I should make a post about how I eat on the days in between I try cooking “different” stuff, i.e. regular days with good, but low-effort, food that require no planning.
The following recipe is a perfect example of that.
It was made in a very short time, only using what I found when opening the refrigerator, and is maybe better to be seen as inspiration rather than a “real” recipe…
No-effort Chicken with Roasted Parmigiano Veggies
More of inspiration than an exact recipe...
What you need:
- chicken breasts (1 per person)
- leftover rub from latest grilling
- butter, clarified butter, or ghee
- whatever veggies you have at home
- extra virgin olive oil
- salt (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
What to do:
| 1||Pre-heat oven to about 390F (200C).|
| 2||Cut the veggies into bite size pieces, toss them in olive oil with a bit of salt and pepper and pour over into an oven tray.|
Optional: Grate some cheese over.
| 3||Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes.|
| 4||Meanwhile, place a frying pan on high heat with a piece of butter/clarified butter/ghee in it.|
| 5||Wash and dry the chicken breasts, and cut them lengthwise into 3 pieces.|
| 6||Place them in the hot pan and give them some color on both sides while seasoning with the rub, and then pour in some water (start with a cup (2.5 dl) or so). |
Let them simmer until the veggies are done, flipping them over every once in a while.
(The water will evaporate (and should), so add just a little bit more at a time if needed. The water is supposed to be gone when the veggies are done, and doing this way will keep the chicken very juicy…)
| 7||Right before serving, let a chunk of butter/clarified butter/ghee melt in the frying pan and flip the chickens a few times to give them a nice, buttery, coating.|
| 8||Serve with some mayo.|
For Whole30 compliance:
Omit the cheese.
Use clarified butter or ghee.
(..yupp, half of the reason for this post was to put the Romanesco’s on display. ;)
If you ask me, they are by far the coolest, most beautiful vegetable there is!)