My daughter came over and offered to make dinner for us. I said, “Heck Yes”!!!
I asked her what she had in mind. She asked me what I had in the house.
Well, I had quite a bit of boneless skinless chicken breasts and a bag of mixed vegetables in the freezer. That was a good start. She asked if I had white rice, (I did). She knew I had a bottle of organic coconut aminos, (as she saw it in the refrigerator). She also asked if I had a yellow onion. That was a yes too.
She got started.
Ingredients, (try to use organics whenever you can)
For frying the 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast;
- Spray avocado oil
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon coarse ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
For Scrambling Eggs;
- 2 Chicken Eggs, (I like brown, but you can use white chicken eggs)
For Cooking Everything in a Pot;
- Spray avocado oil
- ½ of a large organic yellow onion diced, (or 1 whole medium organic yellow onion diced)
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, (already diced, seasoned and fried)
- 6 cups white rice, (already cooked)
- 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables, (carrots, corn, green beans and green peas were what was used in this dish)
- ½ cup organic coconut aminos
Begin by Cooking the Rice and Frying the Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
It’s great if you have fresh boneless skinless chicken breast, but what I had was frozen. First, they had to be defrosted in our microwave oven.
While the chicken is defrosting, the rice can be started. You can use a pot to cook the rice, or a rice cooker if you have one.
Now the rice is cooking. Once defrosted, the chicken needs to be sliced.
We found this Royal brand bamboo cutting board on Amazon, as part of a set of 3, (one small one medium and one large size).
You may not know this, but bamboo is a hard wood. Bamboo is not a tree, but a grass. Even though it is a grass, it is harder than oak. Bamboo will grow to maturity, ready for harvest, in 3 to 5 years. Oak matures in 20 to 30 years. It makes more sense to harvest bamboo than oak for the sake of cutting boards. The next time you want to buy yourself a nice set of cutting boards, save a tree and purchase bamboo cutting boards.
Next the chicken needs to be diced.
Spray avocado oil in a frying pan.
Heat the avocado oil on medium, (don’t allow it to turn brown), then add the diced chicken.
Over the top of the chicken, sprinkle ¾ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon coarse ground pepper and 1 tablespoon of granulated garlic, (stir it in).
Cook the chicken until all of the pieces no longer have any pink on them, (they should look kind of white when fully cooked). Turn off the heat under the fully cooked chicken.
Now is a great time to wash and blot dry your cutting board, (hot soapy water and a scrubby to remove raw meat residue works well).
~ I do have a 2nd, smaller cutting board that will be used to dice an onion.
This is half of a large onion, (but you can use a whole medium onion if you want).
Cut the half in half then slice as seen below.
Turn the onion so you can dice it.
I love this GreenLife brand, Soft Grip Diamond Healthy Ceramic Nonstick, 6 QT Stock Pot with Strainer Lid.
Spray the bottom of the pot with avocado oil.
Set the burner to medium heat. Put all of the diced onion into the pot. stir and sauté until it is slightly translucent.
Add 3 cups of vegetables to the pot, stir and cook for 5 minutes.
After the vegetables are heated, add the cooked chicken into the pot, and stir.
In the pan you used to cook the chicken, scramble 2 eggs.
Add the scrambled eggs to the pot and stir.
~If you want your rice to be fluffy, try to cook off most of the liquid in the pot, before adding the rice.
Add all the cooked rice into the pot.
Traditionally, this recipe calls for soy sauce, but we avoid soy products as much as possible.
Add ½ cup of organic coconut aminos.
It’s time to dish yourself up. Don’t forget to add something nice on the side, like the sliced peaches seen here.
Making Your Place Settings Shine
I’m allergic to nickel. Did you know, as of the time of this writing, up to 17% of women are allergic to nickel and 3% of men are too. Most flatware found for sale has nickel in it.
The Copeland pattern is nickel free and is still available through Onida.com. I found a similar pattern on Amazon, also by Oneida. The pattern is called Reyna. It too is 100% nickel free, identified as 18/0, (18% chromium 0% nickel).
If you like this pattern, but aren’t able to find it, in the link above you may see other patterns you like. Just make sure you select a pattern that says it is 18/0 if you want nickel free flatware.
The plate you put your food on, can set the mood for the meal. I have several dishware sets. I use different patterns to serve up a meal (depending on how I want to dress up my table). At this time, I do not find my 222 Fifth Christmas Lane pattern available.
I hope you are able to find the right look for your table.
I did find the following 222 Fifth brand patterns still available for purchase. Just click any link or picture to go to Amazon for a better look at these beautiful dish sets.
Blue Adelaide 16 piece place setting, (squared plates)
Turquoise Adelaide 16 piece place setting, (squared plates)
Yellow Adelaide 16 piece place setting, (squared plates)
Black Adelaide 16 piece place setting, (round plates)
Dark Blue Adelaide 16 piece place setting, (round plates)