One-Pan Chicken & Veggie Rice Bowl with Dill Caper Sauce
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I gotta be honest, I am exhuasted this week! This whole new dog thing is zapping my energy, and even though I was able to catch up on some sleep the past two nights, I think it’s catching up to me!
Thankfully, I’ve been able to get back in the swing of things and shoot a few recipes this week, and I will also say, this is one of those moments where I am extra grateful for my online community. Posting about the process of adopting a rescue dog and hearing everyone’s tips, suggestions, feedback, and kind words makes me feel so grateful to have support. It’s a very unique experience to have so many strangers chime in, and it feels goodto have it during times of need!
Here’s to hoping next week I have something to talk about other than dogs!! Ugh, but she is also so cute though!!
THINGS I’M LOVING
Home Goods: I keep seeing all these beautiful tablescapes online, and since I have been all about the dinner parties this year, I’ve been trying to stock up on products at home that create the ultimate dinner party ~vibe~. One thing I felt I was missing from my dinner parties was candles! I found these pretty Nordic-style Wooden Candlestick Holders on Amazon, and they will be on display at our next dinner gathering!
Jewelry: I like jewelry that you can wear dressed up and dressed down, and these Charlotte Bold Earrings from Mejuri can be worn with ANYTHING (I love the croissant look). I have sensitive ears, but I also don’t have the budget to always buy solid gold jewelry, so I’m a big fan of gold-plated over sterling silver. I wore these earrings to my wedding, but I have also been wearing them all summer long, since!
Sunglasses: I have had the same pair of sunglasses for years, but I figured I should add an extra pair to my collection, and now I’m feeling really hip!! A gen-zer even complimented me when I wore these Retro Rectangle Sunglasses on my walk, so you know I’m COOL. With these glasses, you actually get 2 for $15. I only wanted the tortoiseshell pair, so I gifted the other to a friend. How fun — friendship sunglasses!
There’s something so soothing to me about a rice bowl, and I find that one of the quickest and easiest ways to make a dinner healthy is to roast a bunch of veggies and add it to your dish.
This dill caper sauce is a riff on Justine Snack’s Italian Salsa Verde. I use the same basic forumula but replaced shallots with garlic and parsley with dill.
Chicken & Veggie Rice Bowl with Dill Caper Sauce
Ingredients (serves 2-3)
2 cups cooked rice (I used white, but you can also use brown!)
1/2 large red onion, cut into wedges
2 medium bell peppers, diced
1 bunch broccolini
1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, diced
Dill Caper Dressing
1 1/2 tbsp roughly chopped capers
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup roughly chopped dill fronds
Juice of 2 lemons
1/4 cup olive oil
Pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Add red onion, bell peppers, broccolini, and diced chicken breast to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, add a pinch of salt and pepper, and bake for 20-25 minutes untik chicken is cooked through and veggies are cooked to your liking.
2. While everything is baking, prepare the dill caper dressing. Add capers, garlic, dill, lemon juice, and olive oil to a medium bowl, and mix together.
3. When the veggies and chicken are done, add rice to bowls and top with the chicken and veggie mixture. Finish off with the dill caper dressing (you will most likely have leftovers) and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
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