If you’re like me, you panic at 5:00 p.m. thinking about what to put on the table for dinner. I don’t particularly enjoy cooking so whatever I make tends to be quick and easy. I get stuck in ruts making the same things over and over. I don’t read cooking / foodie blogs regularly because it isn’t my passion and I usually end up feeling completely inadequate and overwhelmed. But, and here’s the big but, I LOVE EATING. So I cook. Sometimes all it takes is one new recipe to shake things up and bring my meal plan out of doldrums. I always appreciate an easy, yummy dinner idea so I thought you might too. And, to me, home is as much about what you do in it as what you do to it.
EASY CHICKEN MARBELLA
Add ingredients listed above to a medium mixing bowl and stir gently to combine. Pour the mixture over three to four chicken breasts in a baking dish. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Warning: your house is going to smell amazing.
It should look something like this when done.
Remove bay leaves. Serve with couscous and pour juices over.
Even easier…make this dish in the crockpot after freezing the ingredients. You can combine all ingredients in a freezer bag ahead of time and store in the freezer until you’re ready to cook. (Great gift idea for moms-to-be! Write baking instructions on the bag and don’t forget to include a box of couscous to go along with it.) You could easily whip up a batch of this chicken marbella on the weekend, freeze, then serve later in the week. I like a lot of olives and capers but you can use less if you wish. Multiply the recipe to accommodate larger gatherings.
images: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking