Sauteed Chicken

Sauteed Chicken |

I came home earlier today and we could have a lunch together with hubby. He prepared one of our favorite chicken dish. We love it because it’s very easy to prepare. And maybe he loves to make this because of the same reason!

I stopped by a supermarket on the way home to do some grocery shopping. Although I hate shopping on clothes or that kind of stuff, I am crazy about grocery shopping. So whenever I enter a supermarket, I want to buy almost everything there. I just forget how much I can carry. I think supermarket trolleys must be designed smaller so that people like me don’t fill it up with items they don’t need. My favorite aisles in a supermarket are grocery and detergent aisles. Sometimes I can’t realize the time I spend there.  This time I just took a glance at the soaps, detergents, shampoos, etc. but didn’t examine them closely. I decided to spend time at grocery aisle when I saw it was all in green. There were a lot of herbs which were newly brought to the market so I absolutely bought several bunches of parsley, mint, basil, arugula, thyme, dill and scallion. You see I just lost my control and could hardly stop putting still some other herbs into the trolley. Besides, I bought some summer fruits like cherries, plums, apricot, peach and pineapple. Finally I bought chicken breast as hubby had told me before and ran out of the market not to buy anything more.

Seeing me tired carrying bags full of fruits and veggies, hubby took the responsibility of cooking the lunch. And while he was dealing with the chicken, I washed some of the herbs under water and waited them about 10 minutes in water and vinegar mixture until the luch was done. We always wash the herbs in this way. The measurement is like this: 1 liter water is mixed with ¼ cup vinegar. Vinegar cleans herbs from bacterias which cannot be seen with naked eye. Besides, it helps the sand sink to the bottom. After washing them well, I took them in a large bowl, sequeeze lemon on them. So our lunch was sauteed chicken with green peppers and herbs. Wonderful, isn’t it?

Tavuk Sote
–    2 pieces chicken breast
–    4 green peppers, chopped
–    3 garlic cloves, minced
–    2 tbsp olive oil
–    Salt
–    Red pepper flakes
–    Black pepper
–    Cumin
–    Dried thyme

Cut the chicken breasts in thin stripes. Put them in a wok. Cook them until they release water. Let it cook in that water for a while until the water is about to disappear. Season it at this time. Then add olive oil, stir. And add garlic and green peppers. Stir occasionaly and cook until everything gets tender enough. That’s it! Enjoy your chicken with herb salad.


  1. says

    This looks like a wonderful meal. This was my first visit to your blog. I really like the recipes you have here. I will be back. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  2. says

    Yummy! I love when recipes are so easy and soooo good! I will have to check out your blog regularly now…I’m always looking forward to learn Mediterranean recipes!

  3. says

    Fast and with ease makes everyone pleased! Looks yummy for the tummy. Nutritious, delicious, quick and slick – what more can you ask when you are tired after work. Good for you for cooking instead of refrigerator munching and fast food stopping and shopping!

  4. OysterCulture says

    This dish sounds just so refreshing and tangy, I cannot wait to try it and if its good enough for your husband to make, its perfect for me!

  5. says

    How sweet of your husband to make this delicious lunch! Thanks for the tips on cleaning herbs, I will definitely try that!

  6. says

    I never thought about washing the herbs that way, but it makes sense. Love your chicken dish.

  7. says

    Thanks for the tip Zerrin about washing the herbs with vinegar. I got to try that next time since I also worry about bacteria in produce! The chicken sounds simple and delicious and a nice gesture from your hubby!

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