Some days are pretty tough. The kids might make huge messes; laundry may have piled up; doctor’s appointments; dance classes….you name it. On those days, I find it difficult to want to cook much of anything. However, I still want to be able to put something healthy onto the table for the family. On those nights, I use this quick tip:
Put your chicken, steak, or whatever into a plastic zip-top bag. Take a meat tenderizer and pound it into nice thin pieces (using the flat, not the bumpy side). If you don’t have a meat tenderizer, use a rolling pin, sautee pan…really anything heavy. What this does is cut your cooking time waaaaay down. You can cook at a higher heat, meaning faster cooking (about 2-3 minutes per side). A whole boneless, skinless chicken breast will need at least 5-6 minutes per side (mine usually take closer to 10 minutes per side to get done all the way through). Serve next to some rice and veggies or on a sandwich roll with lettuce, tomato, pickle, and a little mayo for a quick easy dinner that the entire family will enjoy.
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