Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sweet & Tangy Chicken & Peas for Two!

It was just another day of forgetting the time until my stomach started growling and I realized it was time for lunch.  I needed something fast to prepare that wouldn't take much time to cook either.  Enter the frozen chicken breasts in the skillet.  I have been 'gorging' on pinterest recipes lately and there was a honey chicken kabob recipe that had me drooling one day so I whipped up a stove-top version of my own honey chicken that, after the first bite, literally made my mouth water for more.  Vayle gave me the two thumbs up also.  We figured out that if you eat some peas with each bite of chicken it just bursted your mouth with the wonderfully sweet, tangy flavor.  If you're serving more than two people, just adjust the recipe & size of your skillet accordingly. 

This is a clean eating option.

Sweet & Tangy Chicken & Peas for Two

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
dash of pepper
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups frozen peas (or fresh if you have them)

In a very small dish combine chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, sea salt & pepper, set aside.  In a small skillet heat the tablespoon of olive oil and place the chicken breasts in the pan when it gets hot.  Sprinkle half the chili powder mixture over the two chicken breasts.  Cover skillet and brown one side, about 3-5 minutes depending on if you put them in thawed or frozen.  Flip chicken and sprinkle rest of chili powder over the other side of the chicken, cover and cook a few more minutes.  In another bowl or glass measuring bowl combine the vinegar and honey, add to the skillet and also add the peas.  Cook, covered, another 10 minutes or so flipping chicken every so often and allow the peas to cook on the bottom of the skillet.  Remove lid for a final couple of minutes to allow the sauce to thicken and serve!

Nutrition facts from www.fatsecret.com based on 2 servings:
Per serving: Calories - 369, Fat - 5.61g, Cholesterol - 81mg, Sodium - 356mg, Potassium - 323mg, Total Carbs - 42.87g, Fiber - 5.9g, Sugars - 32.34g, Protein - 37.48rffdfg.

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