I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of sweet and spicy flavors together. I also am a busy homeschooling mom of three. Who works from home. I need delicious meals on the table quickly. It would help if there were some veggies involved that taste yummy for the kiddos as well! So I started mixing veggies and mixing flavors and came up with a couple versions that rock my socks off.
Listen to me. This is quick, simple and is like angels are frolicking on my taste buds. You, too, will experience this.
- Chicken Tenderloins OR Pre-Cooked Frozen Grilled Chicken Strips
- Bag of Frozen Mixed Peppers [I get a red, green & yellow pepper mix] Half a bag.
- Broccoli [frozen or fresh] and/or Sugar Snap Peas. Half a bag.
- Brown Sugar 3 tbsp
- Butter [the REAL stuff] 4 tbsp + 2 tbsp
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Cayenne Pepper OR Sriracha Sauce
- Basil [dried]
- Garlic, minced 1/2 tbsp
Chicken Option 1: You can make ahead chicken tenderloins that you’ve pre-cooked with greek seasoning, lemon and salt. Cut them longways into strips. Option 2 is obviously to just buy pre-cooked frozen grilled chicken strips. That's what I do half of the time, because "ain't nobody got time fo' dat."
Basically dump everything frozen into the deep pan. If I have fresh broccoli or sugar snap peas, I add those in when it's almost done cooking so that I don't over cook them and have soggy veggies. After about 10 minutes I add in all of the seasoning.
Now I do this to taste so if you think it needs a bit more sweetness for your liking or more spice [I am heavy on spice. Cayenne AND Sriracha for this gal!] go ahead and add it in. If you want more veggies or fewer veggies, no worries. If you like more butter, be my guest.
Butter makes everything better.
And when butter and brown sugar meet....Love Child. I call it all done when my chicken is nice and hot, and my snap peas are hot but still have a nice crunch to them. Don’t burn it.
You can eat this as is, all alone. I have served it that way, with brown rice, black bean pasta, quinoa, etc. I need to try it with zoodles [zucchini noodles], oooo or spaghetti squash!