Quick Chicken Spiedini and Green Beans
I had no plan for dinner tonight so I got my wheels turning. I love the art of cooking- taking random ingredients and making them into delicious meals. Although not all of my choices are total homeruns with the family, this one hit the mark!
2 lbs boneless organic chicken breasts, cut into 1″ chunks
juice of 2 lemons + zest from 1 lemon
1/2 tsp dried rosemary or 1 tsp fresh rosemary
1/4 cup olive oil
fresh ground black pepper
crushed red pepper, optional
Mix all ingredients and let marinate at least 30 minutes to overnight. Place 5-6 chunks of chicken on pre-soaked wooden skewers (soak them so that they don’t catch on fire). Cook on an outdoor grill or indoor cast iron grill pan until no longer pink inside.
Garnish with additional lemon zest if desired.
Green Beans w/ Crushed Walnuts
This super fast, super easy veggie dish has an ingredient that will have people wondering…mmm what is that?
green beans (fresh or frozen) – use as much as desired. All ingredients can be adjusted to taste.
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
1/2 tsp fresh grated nutmeg (see hint below!)
Melt butter in a non-toxic pan (no aluminum or teflon), add beans, walnuts and nutmeg. Sautee until desired doneness.
NUTMEG HINT: Keep whole nutmeg in your freezer and use a microplane to grate it fresh for recipes. The taste is amazing and the nutmeg will last virtually forever in the freezer.