So, you may have noticed that I kinda really only like chicken or tuna as the meat/fish portion of my dinners.
And I really only like tuna, in my tuna salsa dish [recipe here] or on a sandwich/roll with lettuce. So for dinner, I try to come up with different ways of preparing chicken for dinner to give me a little variety.
I really enjoy one pot baked chicken dinners that are easy to prepare & then can be left to do their thing in the oven while I am making an alternative meal for the kids or just hanging out with the kids.
For this meal, I had run out of one of my regular basic seasoning options for chicken so was left to develop something new. So here's my experimental recipe:
* trimmed & cut up 2 chicken breasts into 3 bits, so 6 portions in total & put them into a Pyrex dish.
* added 1 tblspn olive oil
* 2 tblspn cous cous
* 2 tspn chia seeds
* 1 tspn Vegetta seasoning
* massaged it all in the Pyrex dish & threw into hot oven for approximately an hour, maybe just shy of that
Once cooked, I diced tomato, cucumber, spring onion & shredded lettuce. And added shredded chicken & salad to a low-fat Mission wrap. Super easy & was actually delicious! Jeff loved it too & even some of the kids enjoyed it! That is success in our house!
I'm not convinced I should have cooked the chia seeds. You know how some things lose their health benefit with heat? Anyway, I have just googled THIS and apparently it wasn't such a bad idea afterall. Cooking them is no problem. So there you go.