When my husband and I were dating, and his parents invited us over to his place for dinner, my parents asked me to go out and buy a household gift to bring along with us. What on earth was I supposed to buy a grown man who doesn’t cook and apparently has a very distinct decorating style? I remember driving over to Crate and Barrel and my only instructions were to “buy something you can use in the future.” That was my dad’s hopeful attempt to have this relationship work out and pass it off as a joke. I bought a Panini grill. Well, everything worked out and I’m happily married to my Husband. That Panini grill, I’ve used more than I ever thought I would for a couple reasons: (1) Cleanup is easy (2) reduced number of pots/pans used (3) it’s a great substitute for a grill.
Recipe adapted from Quick Dish by Tablespoon
Chicken Veggie Packets
Ingredients2 Chicken Breasts 1/2 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed and sliced into 1-inch pieces 4 oz sliced Mushrooms 1 can Progresso Creamy Tomato Basil soup Sea Salt, to taste
DirectionsTake two large pieces of aluminum foil and place one chicken breast in each. Evenly divide the asparagus and mushrooms between the two packets, over the chicken. Spoon 4-6 tablespoons of soup into each packet. Fold up the foil packets and grill for 20-30 minutes on the Panini grill.
Nutrition Information: Cals 189. Carbs 13g. Fat 3g. Protein 28g. Sodium 491mg.