January 30, 2009

Chipotle Chicken Skillet

Have you ever started to make a dish and then find out you don't have all the ingredients that you thought you had? That is what happened to me last night. I was making a dish that called for a can of diced tomatoes. I always have diced tomatoes in my cupboard.....or so I thought!

While searching through my cupboard for the diced tomatoes I did come across a can of diced tomatoes with chipotle peppers. I set it aside. No way was that going to work. My recipe called for balsalmic vinegar and I couldn't mix balsalmic vinegar and chipotle!

After more digging I finally realized I had to change my plan . The chicken was already in the pan cooking....so I decided what the heck. I'll use the tomatoes with chipotle and just wing it. That is when I realized that many times when I do have to "wing it" that I end up with something I really love! Grumpy did enjoy it, but I was told I don't have permission to cook chicken anymore. Ha ha, right. If he wants me to make something other than chicken now, he can either help me decide what to have before dinner, or just keep quiet about it and eat. I will admit I have made a lot of chicken lately....but only to you. I'll never admit that to Grumpy!


Chipotle Chicken Skillet
ala HoneyB's

3 large boneless skinless chicken breast
garlic powder
salt
pepper
1 onion, sliced
1- 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with chipotle peppers

Brown chicken in saucepan sprayed with cooking spray. Season chicken to taste with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Once browned on both sides, add sliced onion. Saute with chicken until onions start to turn soft. Add tomatoes and simmer for 30 minutes or til tender.

I served this over rice pilaf. D-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s

20 comments:

pigpigscorner said...

It looks D-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s =) That always happen to me. I'm quite a forgetful person and so I always have to change my plans...go with the flow...

natalia said...

I hope he doesn't read your post !!
This chicken looks so yummy ! Baci

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Hi Shelby!

Impossible to no came out delicious this chicken with chipotle peppers!! Perhaps a touch of paprika give more extra color and flavor...I'm big fan of it :)

Creative One said...

I have had this happen a few times.
That dish does look delicious!

HoneyB said...

hehe, um, Grumpy really doesn't read the blog, but I have been known to read it to him. ;)

Bellini Valli said...

Sometimes there are the best surprises:D

Priscilla said...

Looks delicious to me...especially with that rice paired with it!

Barbara Bakes said...

I think there is something wrong with not liking chicken! There's so many great ways to cook it! I'm sure this one was delicious. I hate it when I run out of something. Luckily, I've got good neighbors close by.

Linda said...

Well I think this looks really good! I love to improvise sometimes. The other night I decided to make homemade B-B-Q sauce and realized I had no cans of tomato sauce. WHAT? How did that happen? So, I used ketchup and it came out great! I think you did a really nhice job with this.

leanne said...

This looks delicious! I will have to try that

Bob said...

Heh, that happens to me all the time. That looks wicked good though!

Patsyk said...

For something that you had to "wing", it came together perfectly! Looks like a delicious meal to me.

Stephanie said...

I do that all the time! I'll start a recipe and think I have everything, but of course there's always something missing! But it usually turns out pretty edible anyway. :-) This chicken definitely looks edible and then some!

Laura said...

Yummy, sounds terrific. next time that happens (although i hope it doesn't!), red wine vinegar pairs well with Mexican flavors.

farida said...

I make something similar to this quite often, sometimes adding potatoes to the dish. Yours sounds great!

Joie de vivre said...

I have often been in that same predicament. But you know the saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention". I'm glad it turned out for you!

Reeni♥ said...

It turned out great, I love improvising on dishes, a whole new creation can come out of it. I eat a lot of chicken too, sometimes I'm afraid I'll sprout wings and start clucking.

Pam said...

Don't you love it when a great recipe just happens. This looks tasty. You can cook chicken for me any time.

Bunny said...

Shelby this looks really really good! I'd love this...next time I'll eat Grumpy's !

Carrie said...

I've done that to recipes before too. I absolutely love the flavour of chipotle...I have this chipotle hot sauce that I add to EVERYTHING.

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