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Emily Cooks: Frank’s Favorite Chicken

from Rachael Ray’s first 30 Minute Meals cookbook, which, really, is one of my desert island cookbooks. I love almost everything in it.


2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

4 chicken breasts

2 tbsp. EVOO (twice around the pan)

1 large fennel bulb, ferns removed, halved and sliced thin

1 large yellow onion, halved and sliced lengthwise

14 oz. chicken broth

1/4 c. golden raisins


salt and pepper

Rub the balsamic vinegar into the chicken breasts to tenderize.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the olive oil. Add chicken and cook 5 minutes on each side. When finished, remove to plate.

Add fennel and onion to pan. Cook until onion starts to caramelize, about 2-4 minutes. Add chicken back to pan. Add broth, raisins, parsley, salt and pepper. Heat through. Serve.

Simple Woman’s Daybook–Aug.1, 2011

Outside my window…sunny, hot. It’s August in Ohio. 🙂 Band camp is probably this week for my alma mater. Poor kids.

I am thinking…about what I need to do for the move. Hitting high gear now, since I move next month!

I am thankful for…A/C, yesterday’s day of retreat (more on that at CPG later today).

From the kitchen…trying to use stuff up pre-move, so that means pasta, probably, since I have a lot of it, as well as a lot of sauce. Made a TJ’s run, so I made Frank’s Favorite Chicken from 30 MInute Meals. This one is more like 20 minutes! Recipe to follow.

I am wearing…a purple dress from Coldwater Creek, a St. Mary Magdalene medal, my ruby ring, which I always wear, brown sandals.

I am creating…now that I’ve got “Dido’s Lament” down, I want to learn something new.

I am hoping…for a productive packing week

In the CD player…Josh Groban CDs, since I’m going to see him in concert on Friday!

Around the house..boxes to pack….

One of my favorite things….weekends spent with friends; tea; new books

. I am reading…Mistress of the Monarchy, a biography of Katherine Swynford; The Distant Hours, and read A Good Hard Look over the weekend, which was awesome, because it involved Flannery O’Connor as a character! Squee!

A few plans for the rest of the week…W: Cardiologist appt.; Thursday: 20s group; Friday: Josh concert!; Saturday: Possibly going to the Dublin Irish Festival, because, even though I have lived here all my life, I have never been to it.

Thought for the day… “God alone can satisfy our heart’s desire.”—from today’s Bible meditation.