Lemony Chicken with Spinach

The one thing I generally do not do when it comes to cook is try to make up my own recipe. This would be the exception. I had pretty much a whole bag of spinach, left-over chicken (from a buy one get one free sale) and pasta. I knew that somehow this combination needed to be a meal.

I looked through Google and Pinterest but could not find a recipe that would not require that I go out and get additional ingredients. Having to do this would defeat the purpose of using the leftovers to make a meal. So I decided to make something up.

Here is what I came up with:

Lemony Chicken with Spinach:

What you need:

1 cup of lemon juice

2 boneless/ skinless chicken breasts

1 tbsp nutmeg

2 cups of spinach

1 box of pasta


1) Boil the pasta;

2) Cube the chicken;

3) Place chicken in pammed pan with lemon juice;

4) Cook chicken through then add spinach and nutmeg.

5) Serve over al dente pasta.


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The only complaint I had about this dish was it was too “lemony”. I found when re-heated it was just right but on first bite it was a bit powerful. I think cutting down the lemon portion to 1/2 cup might help if you are not a huge lemon fan.

Try this out and let me know what you think in the comments below!


Chicken and Pineapples

Every once in a blue moon I come across a recipe that I did not find on a blog or recipe book. This time a childhood friend of mine told me about it. The recipe sounded quick and easy so I knew it was a weeknight must have! After trying it I have to say this recipe will stay on hand for those nights where I don’t want to struggle with what to cook and time is seriously an issue (well basically every night then).

Here is the recipe:


Chicken and Pineapples:

What you need:

1 cup of Honey

1 Cup of Soy Sauce

1 Cup of Water

1 Cup Pineapple Juice

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts



How to Prepare:

1) Mix a marinade of honey, soy sauce, water and pineapple juice.

2) Let chicken soak in marinade for at least 20 minutes.

3) Transfer chicken and marinade into skillet and cook through.

4) Add pineapples in towards the end of cooking.


Viola! Quick and easy dinner that is sure to be more than tasty!

With time cut short by working seven days a week the elaborate meals just aren’t happening as much anymore. Any quick and easy dinner ideas you guys want to share?

Let me know in the comments below!