Thursday, November 3, 2011

First Edition of Jason and Staci Make Dinner

With Jason's recent diagnoses we have really tried to focus on our health, we've been doing crossfit with some of our close friends and trying to eat healthy as well. Jason is an amazing cook and so i figured I could start sharing some of the things we make.

First up Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa. And on the side "Orange Saucy Brussel sprouts! YUM!!

Here are the ingredients:

  • Chicken:
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • Salsa:
  • 1 cup chopped plum tomato (about 2) (we used cherry tomatoes and cut them in half)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 avocado, peeled and finely chopped

    First you start with making the salsa, chop up all your ingredients and put them all together in a bowl like so...

    Then squeeze in the lime and mix gently so as not to mash up the avocado.

    place the salsa in the fridge while you prepare the chicken.

    To prepare the chicken preheat the oven to 375, mix all the ingredients and marinate for up to 10 minutes like so...

    Then spray your baking pans and place the chicken like so...

    Put in the oven till cooked through.

    Moving onto the Brussel sprouts. We bought this 2 lb bag at Costco

    You will need freshly squeezed juice from one large orange, about a table spoon of butter, a teaspoon of ground ginger, salt and pepper, teaspoon of cornstarch and 12-15 sprouts cut in half, like so.....

    Bring some water to a boil and place the sprouts in for about 5 mins or until soft.

    once they are soft add butter to pan and then sprouts, let that start simmering then add your juice, your spice, your salt and pepper and your corn starch to thicken the sauce.

    cook for about 5 mins and WHA LA you have Orange Saucy brussel sprouts.

    Place the chicken on the place and cover with the salsa, add your side of sprouts and you have a FABULOUS meal!! Enjoy!!


    momma debbie said...

    beautifully written, with excellent pics! more's from the heart. keep it up. hugs to you both

    Aly said...

    This looks amazing Staci! I would love to try it sometime. Only if I could get the kids to eat the brussel sprouts. Thank you for sharing, I am always looking for new things! ;)