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Monday, July 9, 2012


I'm going to preface this with *I hate chicken.*  I rarely rarely eat chicken let alone cook it.  However I decided to venture out of my comfort zone recently and try a little bit.  

I bought already cooked chicken breast at Trader Joes, Mirepoix (the onion, celery, carrot mix), canned chick peas (for additional protein obviously), and grape tomatoes - all from Trader Joes.  Plus 2 lemons!

I diced up the chicken and halved the tomatoes throwing them into a bowl with the mirepoix and chick peas (drained & rinsed).  

For the dressing - (I'm not very proficient in the dressing department) I combined olive oil, lots of lemon juice, lemon zest, minced garlic, and black pepper.  After the fact I decided a squirt of siracha would have been a lovely addition - next time!  I whisked all the dressing ingredients together and was actually pretty impressed with it.  Poured it over my chicken mixture and tossed together.  

This may have been the very first time in my entire life I actually cooked with chicken, and lets be serious - Trader Joe cooked the chicken.  I was shocked how tasty this dish turned out!  I liked it so much, I added a can of black beans the next day to try and stretch it out!

Sometimes I surprise myself...