Well little Miss Rachael Ray has been at it again y’all! I was quite the busy bee in the kitchen last week and thought I’d share one of our favorite (and easy) meals I recently made for Monday’s Menu.
Garlic Brased Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
While I was doing some shopping at Williams Sonoma recently, I came across their Meal Starters (aka: Life Savors)! Y’all I can only imagine how much busy Moms will love this product! We used their “40 Clove Garlic Chicken Braising Base” for this quick and easy Monday Supper.
To make the chicken using the Braising Base, season 1lb boneless, skinless chicken breast with salt and pepper. Heat 1Tbsp of EVOO in a skillet and sear both sides of the chicken. Once seared place chicken in a pot (we used our favorite Le Creuset Pot), cover with the Braising Base and cook according to the label.
It was delicious over my homemade mashed potatoes, but it was very rich in garlic flavor. (Word to the Wise if you don’t like garlic, this dish is not for you.)
Our Garlic Mashed Potatoes were a mix of, Paula Dean and The Pioneer Woman recipes. I mashed my potatoes and then used my electric mixer making the potatoes smooth and creamy. Take a look at both recipes- I used half & half, garlic powder and cream cheese. (Oh my gosh y’all this was a brilliant idea!) I also added fresh chopped chives, bacon bits and cheese to the mixture. I served the Chicken on top of the Mashed Potatoes.
Throw some fresh green beans into boiling water. Cook about 10 minutes, until bright green and softened. Drain. Drizzle a little EVOO, add a dash of Garlic Powder, salt & pepper to taste. Yum!
I don’t know about y’all but thinking about this meal is making me hungry now! Guess it’s time to get into the kitchen and start playing Rachael Ray for supper tonight! On the menu? Prosciutto wrapped pork tenderloin with an arugula salad. We will let you know how it goes! Off to cook!
We hope you’re enjoying your Newly Newlywed or Nearly Newlywed moments as much as we are!
Adam & Holly
PS: Remember, we’re Newlyweds not experts!