Thursday, July 31, 2008

Let's take the first canyon out of here

Today was one of my longest days ever, and it shows no signs of ending within the next few hours. Days like this make me want to get in the car and just drive. But then the practical part of me says "Ah yes, and when you eventually run out of gas, how do you intend to pay for it? And who will pay your loans and bills while you're off trying to run out of road?" So I sigh and put my nose back to the grindstone. But I do get a temporary reprieve after making 2 hours of evidentiary photocopies, I get to go home just in time to kiss Thatboy goodnight, and then it's just dinner for one.

Dinner for one usually involves leftovers - like that leftover Spanish rice on the middle shelf, and that "about to go bad" zucchini, the almost wilted cilantro, and of course that defrosted chicken breast that I took out this morning assuming that I would be home human time. Hmmm sounds like another chicken on the stovetop recipe for me!

Cilantro Skillet Chicken
  • 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 2 Tbsp lite sour cream
  • 1/2 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Spanish rice, cooked
  1. Combine 1/2 Tbsp cilantro, 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, and garlic, and chicken in ziplock bag. Place in fridge while you prepare remaining ingredient.
  2. Combine sour cream and remaining cilantro.
  3. Heat remaining olive oil in saucepan over medium high heat and cook zucchini until tender. Add to cooked rice.
  4. Put chicken in skillet and cook until cooked through. Serve with rice and sour cream.
Serves 1.
Each serving has:
Calories 331.5
Total Fat 15.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.2 g
Cholesterol 34.2 mg
Sodium 441.3 mg
Potassium 389.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 33.1 g
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
Sugars 2.5 g
Protein 17.3 g


  1. I felt the same way today. I woke up and thought it was Friday...worst way to start a day. But do a happy dance for tomorrow is FRIDAY!

    Looks like a pretty damn good dinner for one.

  2. Hope things start to look up for you soon. Your dinner looks like a good start!

  3. I'll bet you're happy about the weekend.

  4. Oy now I remember why I left the law. OK actually I never forgot and never regretted it either. :)

    That dish looks yummy.

  5. see, in my house, dinner for one = something i can get via drive-thru, spaghetti-o's (with meatballs, of course), or something boxed and frozen.

  6. ditto wan ;)

    or, a cheese and crackers plate with a glass of vino.