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Easy Chicken Tomato Basil… kind of

I alluded the other night to a dish that was very nommy, but it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to.  Let’s explore this, shall we?

Easy Chicken Tomato Basil Adventure

One of the recipes I was most excited to try out from the hungry girl cook books was the Easy Chicken Tomato Basil. It only required:

1lb of chicken breast
1 can crushed tomatoes w/basil
1 1/2 cups sliced onion

When I was at the  grocery store, I figured I would just buy my own basil and put it in the dish.

One problem:

This is what we call "everything but basil"

My basil did NOT make it home from the store!

What was a girl to do?

I totally stood like this for five minutes…

Oh, I know!

Come on, you saw that coming...

Alright, I’m sure no one was surprised that I poured a shit ton of garlic powder into the dish, but I also thought it would be good to add some seasoned pepper also.

So I tossed in the browned onions and baked for 30 m:

Chicken and Basil... without the basil


Okay, I probably would have added the garlic even with the basil, BUT STILL. I should get credit for my ingenuity.

For those of you who were wondering, the wedding was lovely. They had some great food there, but I dined myself on two chicken breasts (I was hungry!) and some grapes. That had me fueled well enough for a night of dancing and revelry.

I am about to run out of this particular dish, which means I will have to cook another one. I think tomorrow I am going to try either the butternut squash fries or hashbrowns. We shall see…