Whoa. Where did June go?
These days have been go go go, so when my friends at Williams-Sonoma asked if I would be interested in checking out their new Recipe of the Day App, my eye landed on the simplest no-fuss recipe I could find, naturally. Luckily, it just so happened to be exactly what I needed. Something healthy, fast, and satisfying. Winner winner weeknight chicken dinner!
Normally, chicken breast is not something I’d say I crave. It’s just a little ho hum for me on the regular. But, pair it with this mint pesto situation and my tune could not have changed faster. Fresh mint, toasted almonds, a little shallot, a big squeeze of lemon juice, and good olive oil all get tossed into the food processor and the result is just magic. Seriously, mint pesto, where have you been all my life?
I doubled the recipe from the original one on the app because trust, you will want extra of this stuff in your fridge. Besides being a chicken breast accouterment game changer, it is also fantastic dolloped over sweet potatoes, slathered on cucumber slices, and yes, even eaten straight off the spoon. Basically I’ve just been looking for different vehicles to get more of this stuff into my mouth. Yep…pretty much.
Also, revelation number 2: sautéed shredded carrots! Why have I never thought of doing this? If you’re doing a Paleo thing, or Whole30 thing, or just trying to get more vegetables into your diet, take note! Saute shredded carrots in olive oil, with some shallots, a good amount of lemon, a pinch of chili flakes, and some salt, and you end up with a kind of carrot hash that is just delicious!
Best of all, everything came together in a flash. This is definitely one weeknight meal I’ll be keeping in my back pocket. Give it a try!
This easy weeknight meal is healthy, quick, and satisfying. And hello, mint pesto! Where have you been all my life?
Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma’s Recipe of the Day App
Recipe Source: LickMySpoon.com.
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