My baby girl started high school last week. It’s hard to believe that she is now in grade 9. I swear the time flew by faster than I could blink an eye. My oldest daughter is in her second year of university in Southern Ontario so it’s just Bridget and I at home now.
One thing I’ve noticed as Bridget has gotten older is that she has developed a ravenous appetite for foods she likes. She’s still quite picky so I have to be careful what I make or she won’t even try it. It’s disheartening to prepare a delicious meal to only have her not touch it.
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I’ve started planning out our meals and including recipes that I know she’ll eat. She adores chicken so it makes a regular appearance on our dinner table. To keep things interesting for me, I try and find different recipes to make. I get bored with the same ol’ same ol’. Thankfully, chicken is versatile and the sky is the limit for recipe ideas.
This Spanish Chicken recipe is a wonderful weeknight meal. It’s packed with veggies in a flavourful sauce, tender chicken breasts and served on a bed of rice. Bridget approves this meal!
I like it because you can easily prepare it ahead of time. Chop the vegetables in the morning or the night before and half the recipe is done. When it’s time to make dinner, all you really have to do is assemble it and put in the oven.
I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts because that’s our favourite cut of chicken. You could easily swap out for another cut of chicken. Maybe chicken legs or thighs?
I recommend you use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. You can never be too careful.
I’m not sure if they serve this dish in Spain, but I call it Spanish Chicken because it has flavours I associate with the country like tomatoes, peppers and thyme.
It’s great with rice because it will soak up the veggie packed tomato sauce and make it a filling meal.
How to Make Spanish Chicken
Chop your veggies nice and fine. Add the celery, garlic, green pepper, onions, tomato soup, water, salt and pepper to a large bowl and stir together.
Place chicken in a casserole dish and pour the sauce over top. Do not cover or it will take FOREVER to cook.
Bake for 50 minutes. Check to see if the chicken is fully cooked by using a meat thermometer.
Sprinkle fresh thyme over top if you wish. I like the bump of fresh flavour it adds plus the boost of colour.
Healthy and delicious! This is my kinda meal. You can’t go wrong with chicken.
Raised by a Canadian Farmer
We only buy Canadian chicken in our household. I want to support our hardworking Canadian chicken farmers, but I also like that they focus on quality.
Canadian chicken is grain-fed, free of added hormones and steroids and is raised following nationally-set food safety and animal care standards.
When you are shopping for chicken, look for the Raised by a Canadian Farmer mark on the packaging. It means that you will be getting top quality chicken that follows both of these strict nationally-set standards.
I always scan the meat section to look for the mark. Not all stores have the mark on the packaging yet, but hopefully soon. It’s important to Canadians to know where their food is coming from.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups celery, chopped fine
- 1 green pepper, chopped fine
- 1 onion, chopped fine
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 284ml can tomato soup
- 1/2 can water
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Fresh thyme, for garnish, optional
- Preheat oven to 375F. Place chicken in a casserole dish.
- In a large bowl, stir together celery, garlic, green pepper, onions, tomato soup, water, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
- Sprinkle on fresh thyme, if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409 Total Fat: 8.2g Saturated Fat: 1.9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3.4g Cholesterol: 198.6mg Sodium: 400.5mg Carbohydrates: 16.6g Fiber: 2.6g Sugar: 8.7g Protein: 63.5g