My Favorite Go-To Rub

My Favorite Go-To Rub

Grilled chicken and vegetables are quick-cooking, inexpensive and healthy which make them a dinner staple at my house. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are pretty bland so they benefit greatly from a marinade or a rub. It’s a great way to add a lot of flavor without adding fat or calories.

Lately my favorite go-to rub has been Weber’s Kick’N Chicken seasoning.

It provides lots of flavor and a little heat to chicken and it’s also great on vegetables. I like to mix the grilled chicken and veggies with pasta and pesto sauce for a quick, delicious, healthy dinner.

Brush a light coat of olive oil on boneless, skinless chicken breasts and sliced vegetables (I like asparagus, mushrooms, red bell peppers, zucchini and onions) then sprinkle with the Weber Kick’N Chicken seasoning. Grill the chicken and vegetables according to instructions.

  

When they’re finished grilling, let them cool enough to handle and slice into bite size pieces. Toss the chicken and vegetables with hot whole-grain penne pasta and a couple tablespoons of jarred pesto sauce. If the sauce seems dry add ¼ cup of the cooking liquid until you’ve reached the desired consistency. I also like to stir in a little crumbled goat cheese for added flavor.

When I make this, I grill enough extra chicken and vegetables to use for lunch during the week. I slice the chicken and veggies and make a wrap with a whole-wheat tortilla and hummus. Delicious!

 

What are your thoughts? (1)

03.06.14

Katie B

Love your blog, Jennie! This recipe looks delish! I've recently left my job to be a stay-at-home mom and am now doing all the cooking, which was previously done by my husband. I'm always looking for healthy, quick, tasty recipes. I'm excited to try this...even I can't screw this up. ;) Thanks for sharing and keep em' coming! Katie

03.05.14

Jennie Lussow

Congrats on staying home and taking over cooking duties! I hope my recipes and grilling tips will make feeding your family a joy, not a chore!