I know it’s been too long since my last blog. Because it’s been a few weeks, now I feel bogged down with a million recipes to write about and an internet connection that is temperamental at best. You have my sincere apologies and a pledge to get back on track. Here’s what we had for dinner tonight:
You’ll notice that there is a side of asparagus on my plate. Asparagus is one of those foods that my young, uncultivated tongue didn’t appreciate. I used to call them “aspara-guts.” Saute them in butter and garlic and they don’t taste anything like guts… well, at least I don’t think they do.
Chicken Murphy (adapted from “Family Circle”)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1 28oz can of whole tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch cubes
- 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch slices
- 4 hot red peppers, seeded and cut into quarters
- 1/2 a sweet onion, sliced
- 1 cup of uncooked orzo (cook this like you cook rice with a 2 to 1 ration of water to orzo)
Heat oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until lightly browned. Stir in the tomatoes and liquid, salt and pepper. Break up the tomatoes using the back of a wooden spoon. Cook over med-high heat for 3 minutes. Add the chicken, peppers and onion. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve on a bed of cooked orzo.