Baked Chicken Breasts
Baked Sweet Potates
Simple Salad with Grated Carrots
Sweet Potatoes – Wash and scrub the potatoes, pat dry and rub down with olive oil. Place in the oven and let them bake for about an hour. These need to go in before you start preparing the chicken since they need to cook longer.
Baked Chicken Breasts – I cut the meat off the bone, leaving just a little bit of meat on the bone (for the next meal). For tonight’s meal, I crumbled the Shiner Bock Beer Bread I made yesterday and add the following seasonings to it: onion powder, garlic powder, basil, oregano and a little bit of celery powder, salt and pepper. After I wash the breast meat, I coat it with the crumbled bread. Lightly grease a pan, place the chicken in the pan and bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.
Serve with a side of green beans and a simple green salad (ours usually consists of greens and shredded carrots).
Chicken Stock: Put the chicken bones in a separate stock pot, cover with water by about 2 inches. Add carrots, celery, rosemary, crushed garlic, and onions. Cover. Bring to a simmer and let it slowly cook on the stove for about 2 hours or longer. (This is part of the meal for night #2.) When done, strain the broth and remove the rest of the chicken meat from the bone. For the broth, I can it with my pressure canner and put it on the shelf. If you don’t have a canner, you can simply cool it down and freeze it in 1-cup portions.
Note: For the Shiner Bock Beer Bread recipe, please see the recipe under the bread section of the recipes tab.
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Leftover chicken breasts
1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
Homemade french fries
Combine the chicken and BBQ sauce in a sauce pan. Heat until the chicken is hot. Divide the meat onto four buns, top with lettuce and tomatoes. Serve with carrots on the side.
Peel and thinly slice 3 large potatoes (so that the potatoes are about ¼” – ½” thick). Pour about 1″ of oil in a skillet. Add the potatoes and turn the burner to medium-high heat. The potatoes actually cook from the inside out and by the time the fries are golden brown on the outside they are done. Turn the potatoes a few times to prevent burning and so they cook evenly. Drain on paper towels and salt to taste.
You can re-use the oil. Simply strain it and pour it into a separate container until you need to fry another dish/meal.