Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mistakenly Delicious Chicken

Last week I made chicken salad to have for lunches all week. I seasoned it just like I did for my Southwestern Chicken Salad, but added Adobo seasoning this time.

I put the chicken in the pan and then got talking and forgot about it for a few minutes. The pan was on high heat, too. When I ran back to the pan and flipped the chicken over, it was nicely charred, almost blackened. I decided to let the other side char as well as the aroma coming from that pan was incredible.

Once I shredded the chicken for the salad, I couldn't stop eating little bits of it...it was delicious!! The outside was so crispy, but the inside stayed so juicy. And the spices were so smoky because of the charring.

So when planning my meals for the week, I decided to make this Mistakenly Delicious Chicken into a dinner!


  • 2 chicken breasts, trimmed and pounded out just a bit - not too thin.
  • Spices - Adobo seasoning, chili powder, cumin, coriander, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper. I used them from most to least in that order.


  • Fully coat both sides of the chicken with the spices.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan over high heat.
  • Add chicken and let cook over high heat for about 5 minutes. Flip and cook other side.
  • If your chicken is still pink in the middle, turn the heat down and cover it for a few minutes, until cooked. You could also transfer it to a hotel oven for a few minutes.

I served the chicken with my basic Parmesan Garlic Risotto and roasted Brussels sprouts.

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  1. Don't you just love it when things work out this way, especially in the kitchen. It looks great and I LOVE brussel sprouts.

  2. Your hubby and family must be in heaven every night with your cooking, your pictures look so good, i want to eat them right off the page!