I've been playing with making up some new recipes for the Spring/Summer. Tonight, I made this one up and it's delicious as well as pretty healthy.
1 boneless skinless chicken breast with all the fatty stuff cut out
2 heritage carrots (regular carrots would work but I like the purple ones!)
2 stalks of celery
4 or 5 fresh chives
1/2 a lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon salt or to taste
1/2 tablespoon of lemon pepper seasoning
I cooked the chicken in the olive oil and fresh lemon juice from said lemon. The chives were from my yard, the celery was left over from the potato salad I made over the weekend. The carrots...I almost always have carrots in my fridge because they make a great snack food. Really, this dish was about using what I had on hand.
I chopped up the carrots, chives, and celery. Once the chicken was brown on one side, I coated the uncooked side with the lemon pepper, turned it, and added the veggies. I also added the salt at this point. Then, I just waited until it was all cooked. I served this over a bed of rice. I had cooked the rice the other day so I just heated it up in the microwave with a soaking wet paper towel over the rice so that it wouldn't dry out in said microwave.
It's surprisingly good. I wasn't sure how tasty it would be since I'm not normally a celery fan but this turned out really well. It has a nice tang to it thanks to the chives and lemon but it's not overpoweringly sour.