Jennifer, over at Savoring the Thyme has unlocked the secret to a truly tasty and budget-savvy meal with her Greek Inspired Chicken.  Even better is that this not-so-boring chicken can be kid friendly!

 

Better brush up on your Sirtaki!  Opa!

 

Please click here to visit Savoring the Thyme and see the instructions that we followed!

 

Reviewer #1 – Sheri

Mission: I’ve been dying to try Savor the Thyme’s recipe. When I first spotted it on Pinterest, I drooled on my computer. Any excuse for me to use feta in a recipe. Not to mention, I’m tired of the same old chicken. I’m trying to only serve lean protein and we’re all getting bored with it. “Chicken again?”

Details:

  • The directions we’re easy to follow.  Just flour the chicken breasts (season first) and cook them in the frying pan with some olive oil.
  • The fun part was putting together the Greek goodness. Olives, Feta, and tomatoes! Yum.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

Use a cutting board that has a lip around the edge so the tomatoes and olives don’t go rolling off when you try to slice them.

Sheri - Greek Chicken 1

Pros:

Simple and so delicious! And it has feta!

Cons:

None, aside from the fact that I should have made more of the topping just to throw on a salad.

Sheri - Greek Chicken 2

Conclusion:

First of all my husband was pleased not to have to eat the same old chicken recipes I usually make! This one had a ton of flavor and was truly easy to make. It’s definitely something I can whip up quick when I get home from work. Did I mention I LOVE feta!? I’m sure this would be a great crowd pleaser for a group as well. It’s not only flavorful, it’s eye appealing as well. I’m going to try this a little different next time…marinating the chicken in Greek dressing first. We’ll see how it goes.

 

 

Reviewer #2 – Kristy

Mission: To cook healthier meals for the New Year…always a resolution! And this looked delicious!

 

Details:

  • I am trying hard to follow the Paleo diet so I had to use almond flour to coat the chicken instead of all-purpose flour.
  • I changed it up a bit by sautéing the spinach with the garlic (yummy…I used lots of garlic) then I topped the finished dish with fresh chopped basil.
  • Despite trying to keep the Paleo diet I still topped with the crumbled feta.  A gal still needs cheese, it makes everything a little more scrumptious. And what’s Greek inspired if it doesn’t contain olives and feta!?!

Tips & Tricks Learned:

Be certain to defrost the chicken…I was too lazy to and it took a bit longer for my chicken to cook.  It came out a bit dry because of this.

Kristy - Greek Chicken 1

Pros:

Very easy to make, healthy and the ingredients were super cheap!

Cons:

Nothing really, my chicken was dry but that was because of my own laziness!

Kristy - Greek Chicken 2

Conclusion:

Mike and I both thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely be saving this to make it again! Very healthy dish that is super quick to make!

 
 

Reviewer #3 – Janet

Mission: My first thoughts, Yum! But the picture looks too good to be true, no way could I make mine look that yummy.

 

Details:

  • I had feta on hand, so before that went bad, I decided to whip up the meal. I grabbed the rest of the goods at the grocery store.
  • I used soy flour and coconut oil that I also had on hand.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

I let the chicken cook for quite a while…uncooked chicken frightens me.

The coconut oil worked really well for cooking, I just always forget to use it to substitute olive and veggie oil.

The recipe was really easy to follow, I didn’t deviate much from it.

Pros:

Did I really make something this delicious and fresh tasting? And it actually looked like something I could serve to guests? Awesome!

Plus, it actually keeps really well left over for those who are making it just for themselves.

Cons:

Nothing here, except cooking chicken in the skillet makes my apartment stink for the next 4 days. Can’t wait until I get a house someday!

Janet - Greek Chicken

Conclusion:

I already have this on my docket of go-to meals. It was so yummy, light and fresh, it almost made me forget it was winter!

I am so proud of myself for actually making something that somewhat resembled the picture and that would actually be appetizing for my fiance or guests. This is a must try recipe!

 

 

Reviewer #4 – Sarah

Mission: To find a delicious, healthy and quick meal for my family.

 

Details:

YUM! This recipe sounded great from the get-go and really turned out amazing.

  • This recipe had minimal ingredients, that were all easy to find, so that was a plus from the start.
  • Our family tries to steer clear of gluten as much as possible, so I substituted almond flour for the regular flour it called for.
  • In addition, I added chopped onion when the tomatoes and olives were tossed in the oil as we love onions in this house!

This recipe was so easy to prep and cook so we will definitely be making it again! I couldn’t believe how quick it all came together – I think I was in the kitchen no more than 20 – 25 minutes before it was done and on the table.

Next time we make this, I may try using kalamata olives in place of the black olives for a little extra zing.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

Make sure your oil of choice is hot before you start cooking your chicken. The chicken breasts I used were a bit thick, so the cooking time was more like 5-6 minutes per side vs. the 3-4 it called for.

Sarah - Greek Chicken 1

Pros:

Easy, healthy and delicious! This would be a great go-to recipe for entertaining.

Cons:

Nothing!

Sarah - Greek Chicken 2

Conclusion:

So delicious and my husband and kids loved it! I can’t wait to make it again!!!

 

 

Reviewer #5 – Amanda

Mission: Try a new way to spruce up the good ole chicken breast (let’s be honest – it can be rather boring!).

 

Details:

  • I used 5 chicken breasts instead of a package of three but I think the lbs. were about the same.
  • I did finish the dish with some thinly cut fresh baby spinach.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

I am a true chicken-over-cooker at heart and have a VERY hard time not turning the meat several times and NOT cutting into it to check the doneness at the end. Both of these issues usually result in over cooked chicken but I got lucky this time and that did not happen. I did however; lose a lot of the delicious, crispy goodness due to my excessive turning. Moral of the story boys and girls, just turn it once. That really is all you need!

Pros:

Easy, quick, cheap, fairly on hand ingredients or at least ones that even I can get in the back woods I call home.

Cons:

Well my children. They are the only con. Having zero to do with the dish itself (it was truly insanely delish and would be a major crowd pleaser for a group of adults) my kids didn’t like the fact that there was “stuff” on top of the chicken. I kind of new that would happen but for the sake of a picture I topped it anyway. They lived by either not eating it or scraping it off.

Amanda - Greek Chicken

Conclusion:

I will DEFINITELY be making this again. My hubby ate two servings and raved about it (which can be rare since I do usually overcook chicken). The flavor was SO good!

 

Greek Chicken Conclusion

 

The delectable Greek Inspired Chicken and it’s photo by Savoring the Thyme


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Sugar & Spice by Celeste has shared the recipe for her Favorite Quiche!  This recipe looks like the perfect secret weapon for your holiday brunch or last-minute get together.

 

With the holidays right around the corner and house guests on their way, we couldn’t wait to test this one out!

 

Please click here to visit Sugar & Spice by Celeste and see the instructions that we followed!

 

Reviewer #1 – Sheri

Mission: I have never in my life made quiche. I’ve always been a frittata kind of gal. However, I know my mother loves quiche. I figured it would be great to have a nice brunch with my mom.

 

Details:

  • I read the recipe a few times first because I’ve never done this before. I seriously had no clue that you actually bake the pie crust a little before you make the quiche. I also did a little dance when I saw I could use a store-bought crust. Score!
  • While the crust was baking I sautéed the onions and mushrooms and cooked the bacon. I put the egg mixture together and wilted the spinach. When the spinach was about wilted I turned off the burner and started shredding the Gruyère. It was truly an easy recipe to follow.
  • I combined the ingredients and poured it into the crust shell. Dang! There seemed to be too many ingredients. The egg mixture went up over the crust.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

Roll the crust out a bit more so it reaches the top of the baking dish.
Sheri Quiche 1

Pros:

Easy and tasty. Perfect for a brunch with friends.

Cons:

None, especially seeing I got to use the store-bought pie crust.

Sheri Quiche 2

Conclusion:

Wow, the flavor! This quiche was fantastic. Even my father had two pieces and he’s not a huge fan of quiche. The only thing I would have done different is rolled the pie crust out a bit and baked it a little longer prior to putting the quiche together.

This recipe is being filed under “awesome for brunch.”

 

 

Reviewer #2 – Janet

Mission: My first thoughts, “Looks yummy and recipe seems simple!”

 

 

Details:Janet - baby quiche

  • Prior to making the quiche, I had prepared a cherry pie for my family’s Thanksgiving meal. Homemade crust is freezable (after checking with my mom of course), so I wrapped it and stuck it in the freezer until a day prior to making the quiche. I didn’t have enough for a full 9-inch crust, but opted to cut the ingredients down a little and make it in a few smaller dishes.
  • As for the ingredients, the cheese was the priciest of everything (found one brand for $11!) but Target offered a slightly cheaper smoked Gruyère ($5) and was made just next door in Wisconsin. After Googling for a substitute, swiss cheese can work as well.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

This recipe allows for some rough estimation of ingredients. Since I decided to make a few smaller quiches, I used only two eggs, a splash of milk, and cut down the other ingredients to about half of what the recipe called for.

Cook it longer than you think. It may start to look light brown on top, but you want to make sure that the egg is cooked through, so just give it a few more minutes than the recipe calls for.

Pros:

Worked pretty well to make with my smaller dishes. Turned out really yummy! Great as leftovers as well.

Cons:

Though it turned out perfect, the small dishes were precarious to get into the oven without spilling! No other cons with this recipe!

Janet Quiche

Conclusion:

Definitely going to keep this one handy in my recipe box. I brought my leftovers to work and my coworkers were impressed with my chef-skills. They even asked to get the recipe!

If you want to make your coworkers jealous of your lunch, you have got to try out this quiche! (hehe)

 

 

Reviewer #3 – Amanda

Mission: Test out a simple recipe in hopes of having a new dish for the holiday company.

 

 

Details:

  • I chose Alpenhaus Le Gruyère which was a little pricey at about $8.00 for 8oz but I only needed about half the block so not too bad.
  • I did not have a tart pan (although it has been added to my Christmas wish list!). I used a fluted 9 inch glass pie pan instead and that worked just fine!

Tips & Tricks Learned:

The recipe said 45-55 minutes. I would definitely suggest 55. I was bringing my quiche to a party and was in a hurry so it only got 50 minutes and it was just a little softer than I wanted. Still delish though!

Amanda Quiche 1

Pros:

A nice mix of flavors a little deeper than your standard quiche. Pretty quick to throw together too!

Cons:

The cheese is kind of a budget breaker but I think you could sub that for something cheaper or use less.

Amanda-Quiche-2

Conclusion:

I will definitely make this again and may mix up the ingredients by using sausage instead of bacon or even ham.

 

 

Reviewer #4 – Katie

Mission: Dazzle and delight your family and friends with this delicious dish!

 

 

Details:

  • This recipe was very easy to follow and I even made my pie crust from scratch!
  • I made one quiche per the recipe and one modified to my boyfriend’s taste: no onions.

I fed a house-full and this dish was a total hit!

Tips & Tricks Learned:

Super simple to modify the recipe to your taste…I added Chipotle TABASCO sauce to mine for added kick!Katie Quiche 1

Pros:

Tastes great, easy to make and healthier than waffles

Cons:

None!

Katie Quiche 2

Conclusion:

Total hit and definitely adding to my recipe repertoire!

 

 

Quiche Conclusion

 

 

The lovely Favorite Quiche and it’s photo by Sugar & Spice by Celeste


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