Thursday, December 30, 2010

Assembly Required

Kate received this cook book for Christmas. It's an Usborne title. It has step by step instructions for learning the basics of kinds of cooking, how to use kitchen tools, and preparing food with several basic recipes.

I always am on the hunt for a family friendly meal to make for our Hub dinner on Tuesdays and I had to look no further than page 12.  These are easy to make and assemble chicken/vegetable pockets that an aspiring cook can help to make. This time, Maddie had signed up on the job list to "help mom make dinner."  This was a fun one for her to learn as it required some assembly, chopping (most of which I did) and rinsing and drying the chicken.

We simply used:
  • half of a white onion, chopped
  • one green, one red, one orange and one yellow pepper, cut into strips
  • boneless chicken thighs and boneless chicken breasts cut in half (to which Maddie inquired, "Chickens have breasts?". 
  • We assembled the ingredients into pockets of tin foil.
We then topped each pocket with a pat of butter, and a  pinch of salt and pepper. We put the pockets on baking sheets in the oven at 400 degrees for about one hour. The chicken was moist and the peppers were tender and delicious.
An easy meal for the hub and one that worked well for kitchen help.

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