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Monday, February 20, 2006

Dream Dinners Lemon Artichoke Chicken - YUCK!


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Dylan and I were both grossed out by this meal. The elements included a small bag of seasoned bread crumbs, a large bag of lemon artichoke sauce, and three chicken cutlets (this was a half portion). I rubbed a pan with olive oil (I don't have the pan spray called for in the recipe), pressed the bread crumbs into the chicken and then baked the cutlets for 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven. The sauce was heated and served on top of the chicken.
We had a number of problems with this meal. The chicken had an artificial flavor, was watery and had a spongy texture. The sauce also seemed artificial to me. I don't remember everything that was included in the recipe, but I think this was one of the recipes that called for cream soup. That, combined with flavorless dried herbs, made for a dish that was more reminiscent of an airplane meal than the typical home-cooked dish that I like to make for my family.
The saving grace of the dinner plate were the roasted purple fingerling potatoes that you see in the background. These were tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper, smoked paprika and garlic. Yum.
I couldn't bear to throw out the remainder of the chicken, so I plated it up for our babysitter. I feel bad leaving it for her, but I guess it's marginally better than the frozen pizza she usually makes while watching Max.

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