Tuscan House Italian Grilled 10 Minute Chicken, Honey Glazed Carrots and Garlic Seasoned Green Beans

Good Thursday morning everyone. I swear my kids have an internal radar to know when I get up early to do something. Most times, including today, I’ll just sit my booty down at the computer at 6am mind you, thinking I have plenty of time to do a little work and then I’ll hear those cute little, up WAY too early, footsteps coming down the hall. They can just sense it somehow! So, today is no exception. They are both sitting on my bed staring at me, telling me they are hungry, thirsty, want to play on the computer and so forth……so I’ll have to be quick here!

I made this dinner Tuesday night before I was off to teach Pilates, knowing it would be quick and fantastic. I didn’t plan on taking pictures, but it was really beautiful and full of flavor so I thought I’d share. I always appreciate the simple things in life and this dinner is just that.

I have always loved sweet glazed carrots, they are the perfect side to any dish in my opinion. And there’s just something about green beans. I remember eating them all the time as a kid, so I still use the canned green beans my mom would use, not prideful about it at all. When you’re in a pinch they are great! However, next time I’m at the farmer’s market, I’m going to pick up some fresh ones and make something special.

Well, we’ve got a busy day of swim lessons and basketball camp so I’m off, but have a nice and hot weekend everyone! I’ll be back soon with another incredible stuffed brownie I took to a birthday party last night.

Tuscan House Italian Grilled 10 Minute Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
½ Cup Kraft’s Tuscan House Italian salad dressing/marinade (It’s a new flavor, really good)
Salt and pepper

1. Using a meat mallet, pound chicken to an even thickness. Preheat indoor grill pan over medium heat on the stovetop. Spray with cooking spray, season chicken with pinches of salt and pepper, and grill chicken 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through. While grilling, brush Tuscan House Italian Dressing over both sides. Remove from grill, place on a plate and cover lightly with foil to rest until serving.

Honey Glazed Carrots

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons butter
4 Cups thinly sliced and peeled carrots
Salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons honey

1. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add carrots, a pinch of salt, pepper and the honey. Stir and let cook for 10-12 minutes, or until softened to your liking. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

Garlic Seasoned Green Beans

2 cans green beans, drained

pinch of salt, pepper and garlic salt

1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium low heat unil warm and ready to serve.