Monday, June 20, 2011

Diet Food Scares Me

I have never been one to stick to a strict diet. You tell me I can’t have bread; I’ll have four rolls. You tell me only chicken; I’ll order a steak. That’s just how it is; however, this week our new mom is steadfast and stable in trying to lose those few extra baby pounds hanging around. I’m proud of her, so I’ll see what I can do about sticking to her” wow,-really-only-chicken-and-greens” strict diet.

After tossing around a few ideas with her all being rejected, we finally found one that we all could enjoy.  Don’t blame it on me if a roll or two finds its way to my table.  It’s very sneaky like that.
I found this recipe years ago in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine.  I was new to recipes, and I would try a different one every night mainly because my parents were still footing the bill. Thankfully, for my wallet, I have gotten out of that stage. I pretty much try to stick to family favorites, wallet friendly meals.  Luckily for me, this one fit this category perfectly.
Chicken in a Pocket is on the menu!  I made the name up, because I can’t find the original recipe. Therefore, I am also “winging it”.
Chicken in a Pocket
Chicken breast {I used frozen }
Barbeque sauce
Salt and Pepper
Bell pepper
I also threw in some jalapeno because I have some fresh from my garden
Aluminum foil

You are supposed to slice up some red potatoes to add in it. I left them out only because of diet/price restrictions. Trust me- they are worth adding!
First, take out your aluminum foil and tear off as many pieces of chicken that you are cooking. Make sure they’re large enough to wrap around your chicken and veggies.
Then, chop your veggies.
Spray the bottom with a little PAM
Add the chicken
Cover with BBQ sauce
Add your opinion, bell pepper, jalapeno, S&P and a few pats of margarine
Wrap it up nicely
Continue until all are wrapped and ready to go, and
place on a cookie sheet because some of them may leak.
Bake around 425 for about 40 minutes.
I served this with rice and zucchini and squash straight from the garden, and it was delicious; a perfect summer meal. This creates a delicious sauce that goes great on top of the rice.
Can you believe no rolls were harmed during this meal? I can't, but we didn't even miss them...almost! :)
Happy cooking! Kirby


  1. This recipe was awesome, thank you! I usually just read the recipes and look at the pretty pictures because I am far from a kitchen wiz, but this was simple and amazing. I also used the jalapenos from our garden on a couple of the chicken breasts(finally a way to incorporate those into something!). Thank you so much for taking the time to post these and shaking up our dinner routine.

  2. Thank you so much for your comment; I love hearing reviews from others! That's the same reason I used some jalapeno, too! Thanks again!!

    And mom- thanks! :) Kirby