Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Grilled Balsamic Chicken and Roasted Brussell Sprouts

Anyone ever have a week that seems to go on and on and on??... Oh, me either!

Last night I made a meal that made me excited to cook. Why you ask?   Because it was the easiest thing in the world and it was so delicious, I'm excited for leftovers tonight! So I hope and wish you add this to your dinner menu. Brussels Sprouts offer so many health benefits AND taste delicious, why wouldn't you right?  

I know this might be a little difficult to get the kiddos to eat. Let's face it, toddlers and vegetables aren't exactly best buds. The trick is to find a fun presentation or sneak them into some of their favorite dishes. This can maybe eventually get them to like vegetables or at least try a couple vitamin filled bites :).

Roasted Brussels Sprouts


1 lb Brussels Sprouts
1/4 cup chopped red onion
oil and vinegar dressing


Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Cut the brussels sprouts in halves. 
In a large bowl, drizzle the halved Brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons olive oil, tossing to coat.
Pour them onto a sheet pan and season them with salt (lightly) and freshly cracked black pepper.
Roast the Brussels sprouts for 30-40 minutes. (check on them at 30- they might finish sooner)
While they're roasting, sauté the chopped onion in a large non-stick pan with 1/2 tablespoon of olive. Set aside.
Remove the roasted Brussels sprouts from the oven and saute together the onions and brussels sprouts with 1 tablespoon of oil and vinegar dressing for 2- 3 minutes until mixed thoroughly. Add italian seasoning over top if desired.

Grilled Chicken


1 lb chicken breast
oil and vinegar dressing
italian seasoning


Preheat your Grill on high.

Drizzle chicken with oil and vinegar dressing, just enough to cover the chicken. 

Sprinkle the chicken with italian seasoning mix. If you so desire, you should also add some red pepper flakes to gives it a nice kick.

Place on the grill for about 8 minutes each side (depending on the thickness of your chicken).

I love the simplicity of this meal because the dressing and the chicken mix together so well, definitely going to do this again!!  I'm going to go enjoy my leftovers now.

Better be seein' your faces at boot camp this week :)

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