I don't know about you, but I see recipes on my Facebook feed or Pinterest boards all the time that I find intriguing. I have tried a few, but they are not always worth it. My kids are picky eaters, and not to sound too clichè, but who has the time to make a dinner, not to mention one that you bothered to invest your time and energy in that no one likes?? When you go to the trouble to make a dinner for your family, you want everyone to enjoy it. So, you fall into the trap that I often do, which is trying something new that has ingredients your family generally likes. So, recently, I saw this Chicken Caprese recipe from Delish at http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a47169/caprese-chicken-recipe/ in my Facebook feed as shared by a friend. I decided it looked worthy of trying. Here is my attempt at making it and photographing the steps! Keep reading to see what my family and I thought!
Next, I browned the chicken. Not a hard step, but I have a tendency to put it in the pan too early, before it is hot enough, so it never normally looks this way. I was so busy slicing tomatoes, the chicken actually had a chance to sear!
|Browning the chicken|
|Balsamic vinegar and tomatoes- smelled so good!|
|Chopping up the basil from my Modern Sprout Herb Kit|
|Boiling the pasta|
Next, I added the mozzarella. I didn't have the larger mozzarella, so I just cut up the little mozzarella balls to cover it. That actually helped me, because some of my kids would not touch the chicken if it had cheese on it, so I just left half of one breast not covered.
|Chicken-half "plain" and half with cheese|
The finished product! I hope you can see the goodness that this was! The balsamic vinegar created this sort of sauce that coated the pasta beautifully. My husband and I loved it!! The kids were less than impressed, but hopefully your kids are not as picky as mine! I highly recommend trying this! Definitely top it with lots of Romano cheese, add a side salad and some garlic bread and maybe a glass of wine and this is a fantastic dinner! Hope you liked it as much as we did!
Signing off for today,
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