Reader’s Recipe: Rosemary Chicken

Thank you to Kelly for submitting a recipe for rosemary chicken from Real Simple magazine, which I selected as my first Reader’s Recipe!

*Don’t forget to comment on this post with a recipe or key ingredient you think I should try next week!*

I was intrigued by all the yummy veggies in Kelly’s  recipe, but what sealed the deal for me was the ease of the recipe. You guys know I love easy, peasy dinners!

After work, I swung by the grocery store to pick up the necessary ingredients as well as my weekly essentials.

I arrived home to my sick fiancé and crazy dog. Poor Ryan stayed home from work today because he’s not feeling so hot. This dinner seemed like the perfect dish of comfort food for a sick boy and I figured it was  good night to try out this warm and nutritious meal. Let’s hope it helps him get healthy fast!

Dinner came together quickly, and after a few minutes of slicing and dicing, the chicken and veggies were a-roastin’!

Rosemary Chicken + Roasted Veggies

Rosemary Sprigs

My favorite part of this dish was the roasted zucchini. The combination of the veggie with the olive oil and sweetness of the rosemary made it taste phenomenal.

Chicken

My Plate

Ryan and I both enjoyed second helpings of this dinner. Ryan said we should make thie recipe again if only for the smell. The rosemary made our whole apartment smell fantastic!

I also enjoyed a small bottle of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice with dinner for some added sweetness.

POM Juice

I’m off to unpack from our weekend in St. Pete before climbing in bed early. I’m tiiiired.

Rosemary Chicken with Zucchini

Serves 4, Hands-On Time: 15m Total Time: 1hr 15m

Ingredients

  • 1 pound new potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 small zucchini
  • olive oil
  • whole-grain mustard
  • 1 bunch rosemary
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 1-quart resealable plastic freezer bags

Directions

  1.  Heat oven to 400° F. Quarter the potatoes. Peel the carrots. Cut the carrots and zucchini into 2-inch sticks. Mix them in a bowl with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons mustard, 1 tablespoon rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Season the chicken with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  2.  Roast for 25 minutes. Toss the vegetables, turn the chicken, and continue roasting until the chicken is cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes more. Divide among individual plates.

No Cavities!

Woop, woop! No cavities for this girl.

Happy Tooth!

Though I do not enjoy the teeth-cleaning process, I love the feeling of super-slick teeth after a dentist appointment. So fresh and so clean, clean.

On the Road Again

After my dentist appointment, I hit the road to head back to Orlando to make it to work at a decent hour.

Fortunately traffic was virtually non-existent (Yay!) and I made it to the office in around 90 minutes, and that time includes a pit stop at Starbucks for a light mocha Frappuccino.

Starbucks Light Mocha Frappuccino

Yum!

Lunch

My lunch today came right out of my emergency food drawer.

I keep my bottom desk drawer stocked with foods I can reach for in a pinch. It’s saved me several times when we’ve been completely out of food at home.

Today, I reached for a can of Progresso light chicken vegetable rotini.

Progresso Chicken Vegetable Rotini

(My pictures turned out icky, so please enjoy the professional photo above. 😉 )

I also enjoyed a coffee bean dark chocolate Attune bar and pistachio Greek yogurt pudding for dessert.

Pistachio Yogurt Pudding

Dark Chocolate Coffee Bean Attune Bar

These chocolate bars are gosh darn delicious. 😉

Bath & Body Works Deals

Bath & Body Works has free shipping on their site all day (just use the code SHIP4FREE when you check out).

I noticed a lot of you seem to share my love of fun socks when I posted about my Valentine’s Day socks, and B&BW has several cute pairs of socks on sale for only $3 each.

$3 Socks

Gotta love a bargain!

Ahhh, The Dentist

I stayed the night in St. Pete at my parents’ house because I have an early morning dentist appointment in town.

You might be wondering, why don’t I just get a dentist in Orlando?

It’s quite simple really. I am terrified of all things medical and I love my dentist. He has a great track record of filling cavities and making every dental experience pain-free.

How do you feel about visiting the dentist or doctor?

When I say I’m terrified of medical things, I’m not kidding. I hate needles and blood and have to lay down to get a shot. I don’t even have my ears pierced. My mom is a nurse… but my dad is the same way as me. We’re big babies! 😀

This morning, I had a quick workout:

  • 10 min. stair master
  • total-body weights
  • 10 min. elliptical

I’ll be enjoying breakfast on the run (protein bar + Chobani raspberry Greek yogurt), as I head out for my dentist appointment before driving back to Orlando to get to work!

Breakfast on the Go!

 

Cross your fingers for no cavaties!!