So it has been interesting in my house for the past week.
Well, more like in the half bath and kitchen. You see, the husband and I decided to re-do our half bathroom downstairs right by the kitchen. So for the past few weeks, our kitchen table and counter tops have been covered with cabinets to be painted, hardware to be replaced and lots of other goodies like paint trays, brushes, and tape.
Last week, in order to finish priming, we took out the light fixture in the bathroom. Which just so happens to be on the same circuit as our kitchen light (not appliances, thank goodness). Know what that means? This food blogger has been trying to squeeze in all prep work upon arriving home now that it’s starting to get a little darker out earlier.
Cooking in the dark. Probably not as much fun as dancing in the dark. (All 80’s fans – particularly my Biffer – you are welcome for that awesome reference.) The name of my blog now feels like a web of lies…
Anyways, I have managed to whip up a few things with enough lighting to give the people what they want – delicious recipes!
Twice this week, I’ve had people comment on some of my recipes having lots of ingredients – which I know can be overwhelming. Guess what – this one is super easy and has minimal prep work and just 10 ingredients (including salt and pepper!). It’s a surprising combo of flavors – a little sweet BBQ flavor with some tart from the fruit, and the green onion brings it all home for me. Try this one out and let me know what you think!
Hoisin Plum Chicken (2 servings / 5 WW pts. per serving)
2 thin cut boneless, skinless chicken breasts, raw (4-5 oz. each)
1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 medium scallions, chopped
1 small plum, diced
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
2 1/2 Tbsp. Hoisin sauce (found in the Asian section of your grocery store)
1/4 cup fat-free chicken broth
1/2 lime, juiced
Begin by heating oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides. Add to skillet and cook 4-5 minutes on each side. Set aside and keep warm.
Reduce heat to medium and add garlic, onion, plums and broth to skillet and cook 3-4 minutes. Stir in hoisin sauce and stir. Cook 1-2 minutes until slightly thickened and stir in lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste and pour sauce over chicken breasts.
Serve and devour. Told you it was easy!
Have a great weekend y’all – I’ll be working in our bathroom and hopefully getting the lights back on soon!