Hi, PCH Fans!
Do you know what tomorrow is? Well, if the warm weather and longer hours of sunlight haven’t already given it away, the answer is the FIRST DAY OF SUMMER! This is my absolute favorite time of year and not just because of the warm weather, BBQs and all the fun outdoor activities. As you all know I absolutely love to cook and summertime is perfect for creating some fresh and fun recipes that are sure to please your palate!
While most think of summertime food as smoky, tasty BBQ — which, don’t get me wrong, fans, is absolutely delicious — it’s also the perfect time of year to incorporate some delicious fresh veggies into your recipes and for creating super simple skillet meals! These skillet meals make a tasty dinner in very little time, which is perfect for summer days filled with outdoor activities, camps and more.
Of course before I got started I headed right on over to PCHSearch&Win to help me decide where to start. Did I want to try a chicken skillet? A beef one? Or maybe even ground turkey? After a few searches I landed on a recipe for a simple chicken strip skillet recipe that seemed perfect! It even had suggested side dishes of sautéed vegetables and rice! I decided to try it and use some sautéed zucchini (one of my favorites) and brown rice.
The prep was super simple. Cut the chicken into strips, add the spices and seasonings called for in the recipe and make the side dishes. As the chicken cooked in a large skillet on the stove, I made the brown rice and then threw the zucchini into the pan with the cooked chicken! The whole meal was done in about 30 minutes! The best part was the easy cleanup (just 2 pans) and even though it was very filling, it was also very light which is perfect for those hot summer days!
So what was my favorite part of this dish? Even though the chicken came out delicious I think the sautéed zucchini won my vote! It was tasty, refreshing and even still had a little crunch to it! Using fresh vegetables makes such a huge difference!
So fans, are you ready to try your own summer skillet meal? Head on over to PCHSearch&Win right now and find recipe that makes your mouth water! Oh, and don’t forget that your first search of the day after you log on automatically enters you into the FABULOUS PCH sweepstakes AND give you the chance to instantly win some pretty amazing prizes.
P.S. Do you know how I found the delicious, fresh zucchini for this recipe? If you guessed PCHSearch&Win then you are correct! I found them from a local farmer’s market that came up in my PCHSearch&Win search for fresh vegetables in my town! How cool is that?