And When You're Overwhelmed... There's Always Chicken

Photo of Baked Soyaki Chicken

Photo of Baked Soyaki Chicken

As the renovation continues so must the rest of our life.

Although, if I am being honest, it has begun to feel like the only life we live revolves around our renovation. So, I am trying to focus my thoughts on other things and today I focused on the awesome deal I got when I bought organic chicken.

Yep, I'm now focusing on chicken. Good thing it was delicious!

For those of you that buy organic meat, you know how dang expensive it can be. But once you see a crazy food documentary, you're life will forever be haunted by anything other than organic. Over the past few years, as our family has made the switch, my major discrepancy has been how expensive it is. Two organic, whole chickens at Costco will run me about $22 dollars and one chicken only gives us one meal with a little left over. So needless to say, I have started making a lot more vegetarian dishes.

But fear not, I have found a loop hole! If you aren't picky about what cuts of meat you buy, you can get some AMAZING deals. Like, did you know that you can get 5 Organic chicken legs for $2.81?!?!?!?! Seriously! (Just imagine me yelling that while standing on a chair... because that's a dang good deal!)

Picture of Trader Joe's Organic Chicken Drumsticks

Picture of Trader Joe's Organic Chicken Drumsticks

At Trader Joe's they have organic chicken broken down in a few different varieties, but this is by far the best deal. Now, I know you don't want to eat chicken legs every night of the week but it is a great option to have.

So here's what I made for dinner tonight:

SoyYaki baked chicken with Organic Basmati rice and sautéed green beans. And ya know what, everyone ate e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g on their plates. Can I get an Amen for that?

I just marinated the chicken in approx 4 tbsp of the SoyYaki for about 30 min in the fridge then baked them at 400 degrees for an hour. While the chicken was baking I simmered 1.5c rice with 3c water until the rice was soft (about 30 min). Then I sautéed the trimmed green beans with a Tbsp of Olive Oil, a Tbsp of butter, a few cracks of pepper, a good pinch of salt, and a grated garlic clove.

I also warmed up a little extra sauce and drizzled a little on the rice and chicken, but the flavor is super concentrated so be careful not to use too much when you garnish. And there ya have it!