Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thai Grilled Chicken, Fried Rice and Zucchini medallions
Some days it all works out.
Since I am still in denial about the end of summer, I'm having trouble getting back into the hectic swing of things that is our life during the school year. The past few nights that ds has had tennis matches, dinner has been sad. Very, *very* sad. In fact earlier this week I even stooped to frozen pizzas. Now, granted, I was sick and dragged myself out to watch him play ... but *still*. Sad. So sad. So since I knew we'd all be at his match last night, I decided I needed to get prepared. I grabbed the recipe for Cilantro Thai Grilled Chicken that I'd bookmarked over at Artsy-Foodie, mixed up the marinade and tossed in a couple of chicken breasts and had it grill-ready in the fridge before we left.
After some celebratory high fives (ds won his games), dh started the grill as soon as we came home. Within minutes, I'd started the rice and sliced up the zucchini for Kate's Zucchini Rounds, topped them and had them all set to go under the broiler. When the grill was ready, I'd already sliced, diced and gathered all the ingredients necessary to throw the fried rice together. Dinner was delicious and ready at a reasonable time.
The chicken was tasty and moist. Flavored simply with cilantro, garlic, Asian Fish Sauce and Toasted Sesame Oil it was a breeze to make. If you need more detailed directions, check out Alexa's beautiful blog: Artsy-Foodie. He pictures will make you drool and before you know it, you'll be bookmarking page after page of recipes that you want to try.
The fired rice is always a hit with picky dd. And I love, love, *love* Kate's Zucchini Rounds. They are a quick side, prefect for any meal. And, hey ... it's topped with fresh Parmesan and gets all brown and yummy under the broiler. Of course it's good.
Kate's Zucchini Rounds
Recipe was posted once upon a time at homemadesimple.com or you can look here where I've blogged about it before.
Melted butter or margarine or butter-flavored cooking spray
Slice zucchini (as much as you want to make) and arrange on a no-stick cookie sheet. Drizzle with melted butter or margarine, or spray with butter-flavor cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Broil until cheese bubbles and browns.