#100HappyDays: Caprese chicken magic

I don’t claim to be a professional quality chef. But for an at-home cook, I’m getting pretty damn good (if I do say so myself).

A marker of this “goodness”? The ability to throw together tasty meals without a recipe which is a relatively new feat for me. I’m great with adapting and modifying recipes, but I’m getting a feel for making stuff up on the fly. Simple stuff, but still.

Case in point–Last night’s Caprese chicken and pasta. Please make it today!

All you do is generously salt and pepper chicken breasts, and grill on the stove or BBQ. When a couple minutes from done, top with sliced tomatoes, shake over some garlic salt and Italian seasoning, drizzle a bit of balsamic, and cover with slices of mozzarella (thick ones, if you’re being naughty like me). Broil for a few minutes and top with basil. That’s it!

Pair with pasta or salad, or both. (For the pasta, I sauteed a few cloves of smashed garlic with red pepper flakes, tossed in the pasta, seasoned with salt and pepper, and added parmesan, tomatoes and basil. Perfection!)

xoxo,
shawna

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