FOODIE: Pan-Seared Chicken with Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes & Salad

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Hey ladies!!! Sorry it’s been a few since I shared my FOODIE adventures, a culinary experiment I started around March because all of my meals tasted the same (of Lawry’s, to be honest…), but your girl’s been busy! And when I’m busy, I’m afraid I cook my staples; baked chicken, fish, spaghetti, etc…however, last Friday, I had some chicken breast in my fridge and decided to get funky with it.

I wanted to make something new but quick so I googled pan-seared chicken because that’s supposed to be fast, right? I found this recipe Pan-Seared Chicken with Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes paired it with this recipe Salad with Goat Cheese, Beets and Walnuts and got down to business.

My tweaks & thoughts after the jump…

My Thoughts:

My guest liked the chicken with the combination of the mashed potatoes and salad, but I was less than thrilled. I suggest cooking the chicken for a shorter period of time so that the meat stays moist…mine was a bit dry. Also, add more salt and get creative with the seasonings because the marinade the chicken recipe suggests, which I let soak for about one day, wasn’t as flavorful as I would’ve liked.

On the other hand, the goat cheese mashed potatoes were tasty, but I suggest using only about 1/4 of an onion, instead of a whole.

What new recipes have you made lately?

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