Good food doesn’t have to be complicated. You can achieve incredible flavor with just a few simple ingredients and the right cooking method.
A quick and easy way to achieve moist and tender chicken (that’s melt in your mouth good) is to use a cast iron skillet and pan sear your bird! Pan-searing uses high heat to seal in juices by forming a slight crust. The key to pan searing is to make sure the pan is hot enough, and do not move or flip the meat until it’s well browned and a light crust has formed.
When it comes to pan seared chicken, this dish is our absolute favorite. The marinade is a flavorful blend of balsamic vinegar and seasonings that help to tenderize the meat and infuse it with a tangy, slightly sweet flavor.
A light dish of fresh pesto zoodles makes the perfect accompaniment to the rich, bold flavors of the chicken. If you’ve yet to make your own pesto, it’s time to break out your food processor and give it a whirl. The key to perfect pesto sauce is to process just the basil leaves, nuts and garlic until the mixture is very finely ground. Then, add the olive oil. This guarantees success every time!
For a delicious change of pace, add half of a ripe avocado to your pesto. You’ll be amazed at how creamy and luscious it is. Mangia!