Sweet Chili Chicken and Veggies on Naan

Good afternoon, ya’ll! Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! We just got home from watching the movie, Inside Out. It was so cute! I highly recommend it.  inside-out6

Last night I made Sweet Chili Chicken and Veggies on Naan. The hubby and I loved it, but the kids were not fans. They didn’t care for the sweet chili sauce I marinated it in. But they ate some, because it was dinner. Of course they loved the Naan =)

Sweet Chili Chicken and Veggies on Naan

Ingredients

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in to bite sized pieces
1 container of mushrooms, sliced
1 cup of sliced peppers- I mixed red, yellow, and orange
1 onion, sliced
1/2 bottle of sweet chili sauce- normally it would be for dipping my spring rolls in, but it made a great marinade =)

Directions

Marinate the chicken and veggies in the marinade for at least 30 min. and up to 2 hours. Cook on high heat in a large skillet or wok. Heat up some Naan; I do it directly over the gas eye. This would also be great with rice,noodles, or couscous. Easy and quick dinner!

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Thai Sweet Chili Chicken Thighs and Veggies

Evening, ya’ll! Can the weekend really be almost over? It always goes by too fast! Tonight dinner was super simple and extra tasty! I bought this marinade for my chicken. I highly recommend it! Sweet with a kick of spicy.

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Thai Sweet Chili Chicken Thighs and Veggies (mushroom, onions, peppers), Naan Bread

Ingredients

1 bottle of this marinade

3 -5 chicken thighs -I did 3 with the marinade and 2 without for the girls. They are not spicy fans, yet.

about 3 peppers, chopped- I used an assortment of red, green, yellow, and orange. I am planning on making a veggie frittata later this week with the leftover peppers.

1 container of mushrooms chopped in half or thirds depending on the size

1 Onion, chopped

Directions

Put 3 chicken thighs in a baggie with about 1/2 the jar of marinade. Marinate it for about 20 minutes in the fridge. In the meantime, chop your veggies. Slice your chicken in to strips or small chunks. Heat your skillet on high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add in your chicken and veggies. Add the rest of the marinade. Cook for about 15 minutes or until your chicken is cooked through. Enjoy with rice, noodles, or a side of Naan bread. We used the bread to scoop up the delicious mixture. I am adding the leftovers to some  lo mein from the other night to have for lunch tomorrow.010

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Chicken Kabobs, Oven Roasted Corn, and Naan with Arugula and Walnut Pesto

I have been in the kitchen cooking since 3 pm. I made marinara sauce for my baked shells, cooked hamburger meat, marinated my chicken, made pesto, cooked dinner, and assembled my baked shells for tomorrow’s dinner. Any day I get to spend in the kitchen is a great one! Here is what we ate tonight…

Chicken Kabobs

I cut up chunks of chicken (4 breasts) and marinated it in olive oil, garlic (6 cloves, smashed and chopped), and salt and pepper to taste. Let set in fridge for at least 20 minutes. This is a great mild marinade, but heat would have been amazing in this. I might have added some diced jalapeno, a splash of hot sauce, or a few shakes of red pepper flakes if the girls were not eating this with us. Maybe next time I will do 2 marinades.
I also cut up some onion and added whole mushrooms to skewers I soaked in water for 20 minutes (while the marinade was going). Rotate on smoking hot grill or grill pan for about 6 minutes or so per side until the inside is no longer pink. 002

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Arugula and Walnut Pesto

You guys know I love to make pesto. This is the same as all the others. Greens (arugula), nuts (walnuts), cheese (Parmesan), and olive oil streamed in to the right consistency.
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Oven Roasted Corn

I wrapped 6 ears of corn in aluminum foil with 2 pats of butter per ear. I placed them in a 450 oven for about 20 minutes. Fresh corn is always a big hit! We planted some in our garden this year, so hopefully we will get a few ears out of it!

I heated some Naan bread on my gas eye and assembled a sandwich of sorts.It was heaven.

 

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Grilled Chicken Caesar Wraps

Another snow day! I am ready for winter to be over, but since I am stuck at home, I can at least make a healthy lunch for my family! My husband got the idea at the store the other day to take this to work for lunch, but since we are home, we all got to enjoy.

I butterflied and grilled up some chicken breasts on my cast iron stove top grill. These are a great investment for grilling in the winter. Then I sliced up some romaine lettuce and warmed up some Naan bread (you could use pita, flat bread, or tortilla) on the eye of the gas stove. I sliced up the chicken on the cutting board. My husband and I built our sammies and topped it with Caesar dressing.

I served the girls “deconstructed,” because the girls are not really into lettuce or dressings, but we make them try everything at least once each time at the table. Lizzie is beginning to get the taste for lettuce, so hopefully the others will come around.

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