BBQ Chik’n & Smashed Potatoes

Last week, I was in a time crunch. I only had 45 minutes to get a full meal on the table, and I didn’t have time to go shopping and it had to be a tasty and satisfying meal. Also, I was craving comfort food (Fall/Winter always makes me crave comfort foods!) I had to work with what was in my house … luckily, this is my specialty. This is the magical meal I came up with.  Serves two.

What you will need:

  • 2 Quorn Chik’n Cutlets
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of vegetable broth
  • BBQ sauce
  • salt, pepper, poultry seasoning
  • 6 medium to small organic red potatoes
  • broccoli florets

First, I switched the oven on to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, I quickly grabbed a small glass baking dish, threw down the cutlets, added the vegetable broth around the cutlets, seasoned the cutlets with the salt,pepper, and poultry seasoning, and then topped it all with a good pour of BBQ sauce over each cutlet. I then threw that in the oven. I simultaneously threw the cast iron skillet into the oven as well to warm it up. 

Next, I filled a large pot with water, seasoned it with salt, and then threw in the red potatoes which I poked with a fork. Turned, the burner on high and brought that to a boil. 

Next, I threw the broccoli florets into the steamer pot. (notice the amount of “throwing” in this recipe … it denotes just how fast I was working). However, I did not turn on the burner to the broccoli. That will happen when there is about 10 minutes of cooking time left. 

I kept checking on the chik’n to make sure I wasn’t burning it. After the potatoes were fork tender (about 20 minutes or so), I drained the potatoes, and took the cast iron skillet out of the oven and put the skillet on a burner set to medium. NOW turn on that burner for the broccoli to high to get the steaming going.

Put a couple tablespoons of oil or butter in the skillet, and then add the whole potatoes. Get out your potato masher, and squish the potatoes so they look something like this.

You’re going to fry the potatoes on both sides so they look like this:

Now take the bbq chik’n out of the oven, and plate up that dinner! I added some more bbq sauce on top. 

Who says quick can’t be delicious and satisfying?

What are your favorite go-to meals when time is on the line? I’d love to hear about it in the comments section.

Until next time, I send you peace, love, and good energy.

~Sharon

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One response to “BBQ Chik’n & Smashed Potatoes

  1. Looks yummy and sounds it too. Lucky beau!

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