Complicated recipes aren’t really my thing. I hate to admit it, but I don’t follow directions all that well, so the less steps the better.
I’m kind of obsessed with chicken. Red meat not so much. My man, on the other hand, would kill for a good hearty steak while I’m putting chicken on his dinner plate a few nights a week.
When we first started dating he would tell me he didn’t mind my repetition in the kitchen. Although now I’m picking up on his hints for things other than white meat. So when I came across this spiced up recipe it was worth a try. It made both of our taste buds happy so I thought it was worth sharing.
Its simple! That alone is a good enough reason to try this out! There are a few ways I like to pair this chicken. It is amazing to eat alone, but it’s also amazing added to pasta (like the original recipe) or a salad. If I make this for dinner I normally go with steamed broccoli as a side dish. The spices from the chicken on your plate add flavor to the broccoli, which makes for a great combination.
The original recipe from The Cozy Cook is a chicken, spinach, and bacon pasta. Let me tell you, its delicious! You can check it out here. If you aren’t up for cooking the whole meal, try my simple version of the chicken below, then add whatever side you prefer!
This makes for a super cheap meal. I get fresh chicken from our local grocery that’s always for sale at $2.99 per lb. The rest of the ingredients are already in that spice rack sitting on your counter.
For any of my homemade seasonings I like to use these Ball Dry Herb Jars. I included the link in case you would like some for your kitchen! They are super handy, great for mixing ahead of time, and I love the spout to sprinkle out the mix.
1 1/2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
Add a dash of Onion Salt and Cayenne Pepper
Prepare your chicken breast by slicing it in half so it is thinner for cooking purposes. When your chicken is cut and your spices mixed, add 2 tbsp of olive oil to your medium sized skillet and heat on medium high. Once the oil is hot, sprinkle some spice mix on both sides of the chicken and place it in the pan to cook. Be sure the chicken is well covered with spice mix and alternate sides for even cooking. While you wait, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy a super simple and fairly healthy dinner!