When it is in the 90s the last thing you want to do is turn the oven on in the house. Even with the AC on full blast the oven is a bad idea. But the taste of the grill isn’t always wanted every day of the week. Here is my way around both problems.
4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breast
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 cup onion
2 garlic cloves
1. Thaw chicken breasts.
2. Pull out 2 large pieces of foil and make the shape of a plus sign. Spray with non-stick spray and drizzle some olive oil to keep the meat from sticking.
3. Finely chop your onion and garlic, kind of mix them up in the same bowl
4. Place about a quarter of the onion and garlic on the top piece of foil
5. Season each chicken breast on underside and place on top of onion and garlic.
6. Season the top side of the chicken and spread the rest of the onion and garlic on top.
7. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil and add small pads of butter on top of each breast.
8. Wrap the chicken up nice and tight!
DO NOT POKE HOLES! The whole point of this is to partially steam the chicken. It stays nice and moist this way.
9. Turn the grill on High and place the pockets on the grill. Our grill at that point cooks at about 400.
10. Cook for 10 minutes, go out and turn the pocket. Cook for another 10 minutes.
11. Turn the grill down to Medium for 15-20 minutes.
12. You can pull them out just to add a few grill marks or remove them from the pocket and place on a plate to serve.
Serve with fresh veggies!
I was super excited to make the potatoes! It finally gave me a chance to use the ones we dug out a few days ago!
1. If needed, cut potatoes. I used a lot of our smaller ones that only needed cut in half or not at all!
2. Lay out 2 piece of foil just like the chicken. Spray with non-stick spray
3. Add potatoes to the center
4. Drizzle with olive oil, seasonings and herbs
5. Top with a few pads of butter
6. Wrap up nice and tight. DO NOT POKE HOLES!
Cook along side the chicken- see directions above and below
7. Turn the grill on High and place the pockets on the grill. Our grill at that point cooks at about 400.
8. Cook for 10 minutes, go out and turn the chicken pocket, FLIP the potato pocket. Cook for another 10 minutes.
9. Turn the grill down to Medium for 15-20 minutes.
And last, but not least, actually my favorite part- THE GREEN BEANS!
Tonight was our first night of having our green beans FRESH out of the garden! Absolutely, hands down, favorite and best thing about having the garden!!! Traipsing through the green bean forest is quite fun as well!
1 Tablespoon Butter
1. Blanch/cook your green beans to desired level of crunch! We like ours a bit on the crispy side still!
2. While the beans are cooking, finely mince garlic and mince onion (or use the dried stuff)
3.. Drain water and put beans back into pot.
4. Add butter, a squirt of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic, and 1/2 tablespoon of onion.
5. On medium-high heat melt the butter and keep everything moving as to not burn it.
6. Once the beans start to show signs of frying and the garlic and onion are thoroughly infused, remove from heat.
That is one yummy, fresh, flavorful summer dinner!