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Archive for June 2011

Every day, with a redundancy that is mind numbing, people ask…

What is for dinner?

Someone has to answer. Could be carry out, could be delivery, could be the chef at your favorite restaurant. But for us, and our kids, and because I would rather have my money for traveling, than eating out every night, we eat at home.

In our house, I am the one who answers the siren call of “What’s for Dinner?”

One of my favorite food sites is Taste Spotting. 

On this site, hundreds of food bloggers post their recipes and mouth-watering photographs. Typically of desserts or baked goods. These are fun to make and delicious to eat, however, they don’t answer the daily necessity of What’s for Dinner?

People are busy, I know I am very busy. I work as a bookkeeper, I go to graduate school, I write, I blog, I edit for others, I have two kids, I have a husband, I have a house that needs tending. I love to spend all day in the kitchen, making a complicated Indian curry. I don’t have the time. I need something that is quick , that my picky kids will eat, that my family finds delicious, and that is healthy.

These chicken sandwiches took all of 10 minutes on the grill. We devoured them even faster.

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce
  • 4 buns
  • onions, sliced thin and sauteed in 1 tsp. olive oil until golden
  • sliced jalapenos
  • cheese

Poke the chicken on both sides with a fork. Place in a glass dish with 1/4 cup Italian dressing to marinate. Refrigerate 30-60 minutes.

Pre-heat the grill. Grill the chicken, turning occassionally, and basting with the bbq sauce, until firm and cooked through. (my kids don’t like the bbq, but they still get good flavor from the italian dressing).

For those who would like, top the cooked chicken with onions and jalapenos, then top with a slice of cheese. (we like pepper jack). The cheese helps hold the veggies on the chicken. Close the lid and let the cheese melt.

Place on buns and serve!

Multiply the chicken and buns, using more dressing, sauce, and toppings as needed to feed your crew.

Happy Summer!

 


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