Chicken Seasoning

Sometimes, I just don’t feel like cooking.  The whole process of figuring out what to make, getting the ingredients, making sure it’s going to taste good, and cleaning up the mess afterwards just doesn’t seem worth it some nights.  Well, I feel like that probably…once a week!
How simple is it to cook chicken breasts in a pan?  Pretty darn easy.  How simple is it to make that chicken taste absolutely divine?  Ditto.  By mixing up some dried herbs and spices you already have on hand, you can really take a simple piece of meat to the next level.  You are basically making barbecue chicken with out the sauce.  This recipe is perfect for a dinner during the week..when you don’t feel like devoting any time to figuring out what the heck to make that night.  Just getcha some chicken and rub it with this, and you’re pretty much done!  You could even double or triple the seasoning mix and just keep it on hand for when ever you need it.  How easy is that?

I served this chicken with a side of couscous which I prepared in a tupperware in the microwave.  So all the leftovers of couscous were already in the storage container for me to use the rest of the week. And with that, couscous just jumped to the front of the line for my favorite “starch”.  We also dipped the chicken in store bought barbecue sauce.
The color is beautiful!
Ingredients
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon season salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Juice from 2 limes

Directions
-Mix the first 9 ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle on each side of the chicken breasts.  Rub it around to evenly coat the chicken with the seasoning.

-Add the butter and olive oil to a shallow pot or skillet over medium heat.

-Cook the chicken until golden brown on both sides.

-Sprinkle the teaspoon of garlic powder and pour the lime juice over the chicken.

-Stir the sauce around and cook for another 5 minutes.  Spoon the sauce over the chicken.

12 thoughts on “Chicken Seasoning

  1. Ah, you're like me. I love the trick of making the side dishes in tupperware type stuff so I don't have to dirty up another bowl. Just wish I could do it with company instead of just family. :)The chicken does look delicious. I enjoy robust seasonings like that (especially since chicken breasts are so tasteless by themselves).

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  2. Exactly! Sometimes, after a long day of work you just don't have the energy to cook or go out to dinner. I think this is even easier than going out to dinner.

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  3. I know what you mean about the effort (especially the clean-up!) I hate how without fail cooking on the stove top means things will spatter and I will have to clean the stove. AGAIN. *sigh*This seasoning sounds super yummy. Like the heat you've got going on in it!

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