Posted on : March 12th, 2019
I love chicken dinners. It can be comfort food, especially in winter, simply broiled or fried with string beans and mashed potatoes. Or it can be the jumping off place for something truly inspired. Today’s recipe could be both! It is fancy enough for a special dinner but so easy to make, you might just decide to make it part of your regular dinner repertoire.
This recipe features boneless chicken breasts and chopped roasted almonds. And it’s flavored with wine and cognac, herbs and garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms and green peppers. Your guests will be impressed—just don’t tell them how fast and easy it is to do!
Polenta! It’s one of my favorite comfort foods: creamy cornmeal porridge. It’s similar to Southern grits—and you can eat it just like that—but you could also pour it into a loaf pan, let it cool, slice it, and fry it in butter or olive oil and use it in a wide variety of ways. I like to make a chunky tomato sauce with zucchini and mushrooms and spoon it over the slices. It’s a great alternative to pasta and can even be used instead of noodles in an otherwise traditional lasagna. In the old days it was slow-cooked for hours—and you can still do that in a crockpot.
But, true to form, the recipe I’m sharing today is a lot quicker than that because it uses quick-cooking cornmeal or polenta. It’s flavorful because it uses garlic, thyme and parmesan cheese. And it’s crunchy because it’s an almond-lover’s dish, too. Put the chicken combo right on top. It’s delicious!
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