Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless-skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 T unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • garlic powder, salt, pepper

Instructions:

  1. Melt butter in iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Generously sprinkle garlic powder, black pepper, and salt on one side of the chicken breasts.
  3. Add lemon juice to skillet.
  4. Place chicken, spiced side down onto skillet.
  5. Repeat step 2 on exposed side of chicken.
  6. Brown chicken, approximately 5-7 minutes.
  7. Turn chicken over, cover 2 minutes.
  8. Finish browning chicken, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  9. Allow chicken to rest for at least 2 min.

Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium russet potatoes
  • water
  • 3 T butter
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp basil

Instructions:

  1. Set a large pot of water to boil.
  2. Clean potatoes thoroughly, dice in 1/2 inch cubes.
  3. Boil potatoes until tender, drain, return to pot.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, except milk, and mash with a potato masher.
  5. Gradually add milk until potatoes reach your desired consistency. A little more milk may be needed if you prefer soupier potatoes.

Stir Fry Veggies

When making veggies, I usually try to carry the protein’s flavor over so that they compliment each other well. These stir fry veggies were prepared to compliment the lemon butter chicken, but any combination of flavors, spices, or oils would really be fine.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz frozen stir fry veggies
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in small pan to medium.
  2. Add veggies, stir.
  3. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper, stir.
  4. Cook until just tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. Note: Veggies may turn slightly yellow/brown. This is an effect of the lemon juice and does not affect the taste.

PS- Can you tell I love my iron skillets? There’s hardly a meal that I don’t use them for.

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