When it comes to summer, there is only one thing on my mind: getting outside. I don’t want to be cooped up in the house and I definitely don’t want to be in the kitchen cooking. Just the thought of turning on the oven makes me cringe. I like to keep our summer meals quick, simple, and, whenever possible, cold. The problem is, I can only eat so many salads and cold cut sandwiches before I start craving a real meal. It’s times like that when I decide to pull out a fast meal that only tastes like it took forever to cook! One of my favorites is a recipe I like to call: Italian Summer Chicken. Don’t let the recipe fool you though, it’s excellent any time of year! Made with fresh chicken, it’s flavorful, juicy, tender and most important: easy to make!
Foster Farms chicken is all natural and the new Simply Raised line has no antibiotics! All their fresh chicken products are American Humane Certified, produced with no added sodium and there’s no added preservatives, steroids or hormones. They are local to me in the Pacific Northwest, which is awesome.
My favorite thing about this recipe, in addition to the fact that it’s so simple and cooks in a flash, is that you can customize the sauce by adding a variety of summer-fresh vegetables: mushrooms, artichoke hearts, zucchini and bell peppers are all fantastic additions.
This chicken is quick (under 10 minutes to cook and a breeze to prepare) and you can even start the recipe well in advance, “freezer cooking” style. I have done this before by sealing my chicken breasts in a bag with the dressing and freezing. Then all you have to do is thaw and dredge in flour and you’re ready to roll. Though it seems “fancy” its simple enough for every day eating, but “fancy” enough for when company comes. It’s a welcome change from all the barbecue fare!
You can feel good about serving this recipe to your family too-because Foster Farms chicken is all-natural! Their products are American Humane Certified, produced with no added sodium and there’s no added preservatives, steroids or hormones. They are local to me in the Pacific Northwest which is awesome too-it means all their chicken is delivered to the store within 48 hours.
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