Well, our second favorite team won the Super Bowl (the first day of week 6: winner, winner chicken dinner) so we celebrated with chicken for dinner all week.
What’d we have? Let me tell you…
Salad with canned chicken (a nice detox from the unhealthy fare of the Super Bowl):
I love, love, love this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. It’s my go-to for chicken marsala and it’s been far too long since we’ve had it. We had it with orzo and asparagus and will be putting this one back in the rotation.
Penne with a sweet chicken sausage tomato sauce and a bottle of the Davenport Cellars Malbec:
And we made a new concoction, similar to this quinoa salad with chicken, avocado and oranges we had during orange week, and we will absolutely make this one again. However, Brandon had it for leftovers and said it wasn’t as good as the first time because of the spinach.
What is this delicious meal?
We rubbed some chicken tenderloins with jerk seasoning and then grilled them. While the chicken was cooking, we cooked two servings of quinoa.
The magic of the meal is really in the presentation. We used my most favorite plate bowls and plopped down a handful of spinach. We placed the hot quinoa directly on top, allowing the spinach to wilt a bit. We added some crispy shallots, avocado and some fresh-squeezed orange and lime juice, with salt and pepper to top it off. Delicious.