One late volleyball game and starved......what to make for dinner? I want something easy and fast, but that tastes good. It's 8:00 p.m....I throw open the refrigerator doors and look for anything and everything I can use to make something edible....and quick, and don't I find my faithful standby, boneless chicken thighs.
I quickly thaw the chicken and get them ready to be dredged in a seasoned flour mixture that has garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt and pepper, and a healthy shake of paprika.
Once they are coated nicely, I pour some olive oil in my pan and add a little butter, and brown each side for about 5-10 minutes. Place the partially cooked chicken on a separate plate and throw in some cut up Vidalia onions. Once they are tender, I add a couple of tablespoons of the seasoned flour and mix. Pour in enough chicken broth to create a sauce. Add the chicken back in and simmer for another 15 minutes covered.
While the chicken is simmering away, I cook up some leftover fresh pasta that I had made over the past weekend. Just before serving, I add a can of artichoke hearts to my chicken dish that I have cut up. There is just something about the flavor of artichoke hearts and chicken that is delicious. All that is left is to taste the sauce and add a little extra salt. That's it.
So, I started a little after 8 p.m. trying to figure everything out and at 9:00 p.m. on the nose, we were eating this. I thought I did a pretty good job making something yummy in that amount of time. My family is pretty darn lucky... I could have just boiled up some Ramen noodles, or poured a couple of bowls of cereal!