Playing With My Food Again

We are about ready to take off again, and we are trying to get through as many of our leftovers as we can before we go. We love Costco’s rotisserie chicken and eat it quite often. Usually we can get at least 2-3 meals a piece out of each chicken. Our first meal of course, was just the chicken on its own. The second meal took on an Italian accent.

I had some leftover rice and lentils that I mixed together and added the chicken to. Then I sauteed some spinach, mushrooms, garlic, shallots, artichoke hearts and tomatoes to top the chicken. It was quick, easy-peasy, healthy and delicious. It doesn’t get much better than that.

One of my friends from church and I were talking food and we discovered we both LOVE the Tap n Taste store, and we also really enjoy the same flavors too. So she inspired me to use some of my Sicilian Lemon Balsamic vinegar in yet another new way. I just love all the creative ways I am using it too. She was actually using another one of their flavored balsamic vinegars for dinner that day too. Once again, great minds were thinking a like.

The spinach, mushrooms, garlic and shallots were sauteed first, and then once the spinach was wilted and the mushrooms were cooked, it was time to add the tomatoes and the artichoke hearts. I added those at the end and cooked them just long enough for them to heat up, since they are more delicate.

I finished it all with about 1 TBSP of the Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar, to give everything a little lemony taste.

I served it all over rice and lentils this time, but it would also be very good with angel hair pasta too. Everything was then complimented by a nice, crisp chardonnay to make for a perfect summer meal.

!Mangia! Buon appitito!

Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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