I have found the secret to good cooking: butter and wine. You thought this was a healthy eating blog? Don’t worry, a little butter and a few splashes of wine (in the food and my mouth) go a very long way.
For dinner tonight, I first pounded then sea salt salted and peppered some free range chicken I got at Whole Foods. (I’m unbelievably excited I don’t have to worry about how they are twice as expensive as Tyson now that I have my WF discount!) I seared the chicken in a frying pan, transfered them in a baking pan, poured white wine on top, and then threw them in the oven at 400.
After the chicken was in the oven, I melted about a teaspoon of butter (or maybe a little more…) in a pan and started sauteing some onions. Then I added two cloves of garlic and a handful mushrooms. When the pan started to look dry, I just poured in a splash of white wine. The flavor was incredible. I used gourmet sliced mushrooms:
Then I put added generous handfuls of three types of greens: kale, spinach, and arugula. I added more wine, covered for a few minutes, and then stirred.
By this time, the chicken was ready!
And now I proudly present my dinner:
Three Greens Sauté with White Wine Chicken
The chicken was good, but the veggies were WOW!! There was so much flavor from the wine-soaked mushrooms and the onions caramelized in butter, and the greens were tender and fresh tasting. The garlic flavor was subtle but definitely there!
I originally put about half of the greens that I made on my plate, but I went back and ate the rest after I finished my first portion .
In case you can’t tell from the picture, there were A LOT of greens in that pan!! Before cooking, there was at least 5 or 6 cups of raw veggies.
Even though I can obviously put away some leafy greens, I have failed to finish my jumbo bag of kale before it started going bad:
See the yellow leaves?? And see how it expired on 2/24, but I’ve been eating it anyway? (Whoops!)
I was able to pick around the bad leaves to make my dinner, but I threw the rest out. I will get a new bag soon, as I have really been enjoying eating kale lately. I just love the crunch that it has! I could have tried harder to finish this bag…. next time, I am determined to eat every leaf before it goes bad!
- How long would it take you to finish that bag of kale?
- And what are your cooking “secrets”?