In these difficult times stuck in the house and restaurants closed I have had to get more creative with easy meals in order to not continue spending $100 every 2 weeks in take out. My vice has always been food, i love food, i overspend on food and home goods. So I’ve definitely made more excuses this past week and a half on “quarantine”, that since my job is essential and I’m still very much employed i need to “support local” but in essence I’m just being a lazy fat ass eating my enchiladas more than usual. This considered, I have been forcing myself to cook more dinners/prep my lunches with easy but yummy recipes. This recipe only takes about 10 minutes to make and has simple ingredients you likely already have at home. I personally prepare it with some brown rice as a side.
This recipe is also amazing as a protein add in for spinach salads as well, and even as a spicing for Chicken Caesar salads (cut the juices by a half)
Feel free to double this recipe, I make a little less as my toddler is the pickiest eater and I live alone.
1/2 package chicken tenders (usually around .5lb)
1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp Lime Juice
1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 and 1/2 tsp Black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp parsley
1/3 cup red peppers chopped
Quick note; if making rice, try to time it so you start cooking the chicken 10 minutes before rice is done so they finish about the same time.
Start by pulling out juices/spices. Chop pepper, should be around 1/2 the bell pepper. Mix together spices in a small bowl so you can add all at once.
Heat pan on stove to medium/little over medium heat. drop in 1/2 tbsp olive oil, let heat for 30 seconds or so. Drop in Chicken, and lime juice/lemon juice (watch for popping as olive oil will react to the juices), add in spices trying to sprinkle them evenly over chicken tenders. Let cook for 1 minute, then flip chicken and add in red peppers.
Let chicken cook until starting to turn golden brown/crisp a little on the outside, keep flipping chicken so they cook evenly. Remove chicken and serve over buttered rice.
You can also brush a little fresh lime juice right over the chicken strips as you remove them from the pan, this will add an extra kick of the tangy lime juices.