Two Easy Chicken Recipes (& a Milo PSA)

Happy Wednesday everyone!!  Sorry, not a Halloween fan, so no happy Halloweens from me.  Wait til Thanksgiving, then you will get plenty of holiday cheer!

However, I do want to start off with something October related — October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog month, and if you have even glanced at my blog with one eye shut, you would still know that my shelter dog is the most important thing in my life (sorry James, but I know it’s the same for you :) ).  I plan on adopting plenty more shelter dogs in my life (and possibly fostering), but until then, check out this article highlighting some amazing shelter dogs here.

Thanks for adopting me

Adopt a shelter dog, it could save your life :)  He saves mine daily just by being here!


Now onto the meat (pun intended) of the post

Ready for two crazy easy chicken dishes?  When we first moved, we didn’t have a lot of groceries, but we had a ton of frozen chicken.  Hence, these two bad boys.

Spicy Lime Chicken

- Two chicken breasts

- 2 T of olive oil

- 1/4 cup lime juice

- 1 T each of chili powder, canjun spice, cumin, and black pepper

Coat the two chicken breasts with the lime juice (let soak for 15 minutes or more for a more intense flavor).  Combine the seasonings and rub on each chicken breast.  Coat your skillet with the olive oil, then cook the chicken over medium high heat for about 4 minutes on each side (that’s how long mine took, but the chicken was thin — make sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly before eating it).  That’s it!  Super easy and flavorful.

Bruschetta Chicken

- 2 chicken breasts

- 2 T of olive oil

- a dash of black pepper

- 2 T of balsamic vinegar

- 1 can of Italian style diced tomatoes

- 2 big handfuls of spinach

- 1 T of basil (fresh is better but I had only dried at the time)

- 1/2 of mozzarella cheese (or a lot more if you like — no judgment here, cheese is the best)

Coat the chicken in balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle the chicken breasts with black pepper.  Coat your skillet with olive oil, and cook the chicken over medium high heat for 4 minutes on each side.  Then add the diced tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes.  Then add the spinach and cook until wilted.  Remove skillet from heat and mix in the basil and top each chicken breast with the cheese.  Cover the skillet for 2-3 minutes to allow the cheese to melt.  Enjoy!

That’s it!  Not too much for this evening.  Another day of Insanity tomorrow (it has been AWESOME being able to do all the jumping moves without worrying about a downstairs neighbor), and *hopefully* engagement pictures!

Have a wonderful evening!


  1. Jessie says:

    I love the spicy lime chicken recipe! I must try this out soon :)

  2. Nicole says:

    I didn’t know October was shelter dog month…thanks for sharing. Kostas is my 2nd shelter dog…I think they have a special appreciation for being in their forever home.

  3. Milo is too cute! John and I are thinking about getting another dog so Max can have a friend. I really want to adopt this time.

  4. Shelter dogs rock! I too hope to have more dogs and maybe even foster.

    I think it’s safe to say that I love dogs more than humans. Is that bad? :)

    Hope you’re enjoying the house!

  5. I love your shout out to Adopt a Shelter Dog month! I hope one day (when we live in a place that allows for dogs) we can adopt one too! My friend fosters cats actually and she said it’s such a rewarding and fun experience.

  6. That bruchetta chicken looks so good. This year, we didn’t do anything for Halloween. Since we are in an apartment, we don’t even get any trick or treaters. I will be decorating for Christmas though!

  7. aw adopt a pet month? I wish i could have a dog!

  8. Min says:

    I LOVE that you shared this..I had no idea October was adopt a shelter dog month. Didn’t even know it existed. Your passion, love, dedication towards making a difference in these oh so adorable and loving and yet abandoned dogs is really admirable!

  9. Corrie Anne says:

    I love lime with Chicken! Delicious! Our dogs are both rescues, and I try to encourage others to consider it as well.

  10. Those both look great! We love chicken around here so we just might have to try them both!

  11. Sun says:

    Yum – I love that both of these recipes use simple ingredients and look easy to prepare!

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