Last week Whole Foods had a prime member special on boneless chicken breasts for less than $5/lb. I purchased a family size package for my husband and I and made small packages to freeze. Before doing that, I kept two breasts out for a quick supper last Saturday night. A short time ago, I purchased a simmering sauce from the sale section of William-Sonoma. For me they are on the pricey side, but if I can find them on sale, I’ll purchase one or two.
Recently they had an artichoke pecorino simmering sauce on special for $7.99 (original price $14.95). The sauce was made with artichokes, pecorino cheese and Chardonnay wine. To make the dish, I had to brown the boneless chicken and then place it in an oven going pan with the sauce poured over. As the recipe on the jar was for more chicken than I was preparing, I only used half of the sauce. I microwaved a sweet potato to accompany the chicken and started roasting fresh asparagus while sautéing the chicken. Both the chicken and asparagus were done at the same time. The chicken was delicious. The sauce was creamy, you had textured from the artichokes and a bit of citrus from the Chardonnay. It was a quick and easy supper to prepare.
If you’re interested, just go to the Williams-Sonoma website and search “simmering sauces.” They range in price from $14.95 up to $60.00 for a sauce with truffle. There are stir fry sauces, starter sauces for pressure cookers and pasta sauces. If you’re short on time and don’t want the added expense of purchasing meal kits, give these a try. Stock your pantry with frozen vegetables, an assortment of grains (rice, quinoa or couscous) and you can make a quick and healthy meal for your family.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.