Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Supper on the Spot

Supper on the Spot
Posted by Missy on March 18th, 2011

          Typically, I’m known for cooking very healthy meals but, when cooking for someone else’s kids, in a different kitchen then I‘m used to, this can be difficult, especially when it seems like they didn’t leave anything interesting to cook!  Last night while babysitting, I had this problem… What to cook?!?   And what to cook with such a small selection of food?!?  Here’s what I found to work with.  Two chicken breasts, some home made bread, a couple of eggs, and a yellow pepper.  I also found a variety of spices hidden away in the cupboard.   The challenge was on! What could I find to make with these few ingredients?  Here’s what I made!

Taking two chicken breasts, place them in an uncovered sauce
pan and add water until it half covers the chicken.  Place the pan on the burner and turn on medium-high.

Next, mix two eggs in a small bowl with a pinch each of garlic powder, lemon pepper, poultry seasoning, and chives.  You don’t have to use these exact spices - I base it by what I have on hand at the moment.

Prepare a cookie sheet with just a tiny bit of spray oil, then, take four pieces of bread and dip them one at a time in the egg mixture.  Only dip one side of the bread, then, place the dry side down on the cookie sheet.   Put the cookie sheet into the oven at 350.  Home made bread is the very best and is what I used last night when I made it today (and took pictures of it) I had only store bought bread on hand.

Don’t forget the chicken!  While you are preparing the bread to go into the oven, make sure you flip the chicken breasts and keep enough water in the pan to keep them from sticking.  When the chicken is cooked enough, shred it using two forks.  Chop ½ onion and add it to the chicken.   While babysitting, I couldn’t find any onions so I used ½ yellow pepper instead of an onion.  You can use either or both.  This recipe is very flexible.
Next, add about 2 teaspoons of soy sauce, (or you can play around with it and use bbq sauce, A one steak sauce or worcestershire sauce)  ½ teaspoon garlic powder, and about a teaspoon each of chives, poultry seasoning, and lemon pepper.
Continue to cook this mixture until the onions are clear and nearly all the water is gone.

Don’t forget the bread in the oven!   When I made this I found that the edges of the bread tend to want to get to hard so treated the edge with a bit of butter to soften them up.  (Told you this was not a healthy recipe.)   When the bread is done, the egg will be well cooked and it should be like toast on the back.

When the bread and the chicken are both done, take the chicken mixture and place it on top of the bread.  Sprinkle with shredded cheese and place it back in the oven for a couple of minutes until the cheese melts. ( I used cheddar and mozzarella but you can play around with that as well. ) Remove from oven, sprinkle with pepper (my favorite!) and serve!

Having homemade bread really makes a huge difference. But believe me, it tastes better than it looks.  The kids loved it!


  1. Wow, that sounds delish! I'll have to give it a try! :)

  2. Thank you! It was fun to make!