What’s On My Plate? My Favorite Dinner

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Over at Good Cheap Eats, we’re sharing “what’s on our plates.” It’s an opportunity to look at what real people on real budgets are eating. The real deal meal, ya know? Pop over and check it out!

But first, let me tell you about my favorite dinner. OK, maybe not THE favorite. But, certainly A favorite dinner. I love this meal. And it’s one of my go-to dinners to serve company. It’s so easy and fuss-free.

Grilled Chicken, Salad, Rice, and Bread

Last night we grilled chicken that I had marinated in balsamic vinegar and tarragon. I cooked brown rice straight up, no spices or broth, in the rice cooker and then made a little salad bar with what we had on hand. That ended up to be tomatoes, cucumbers, green onion, and romano cheese. I also mixed up some ChiChi’s Italian dressing.

Layer salad, rice, and chicken. Drizzle with dressing. Serve a slice of sourdough baguette on the side. And we. are. good. to. go. Love it!

Disclaimer: Not all of the FishFam ate as well as I did. Some had their food in little piles, with nothing touching. Others limited their plates to the color white: chicken, bread, and rice — and maybe a Romaine heart.

What’s been on YOUR plate? Do tell over at Good Cheap Eats.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. That sounds so good. I love salads.

  2. This looks so delicious! What a quick and healthy meal. This is one of my dinner favorites too.

  3. That dinner looks amazing! I love huge salads.

  4. Debbie says

    Hi Jessica,
    Do the little fishkids eat all those veggies and lettuce? Do they like the dressing too?
    Its amazing to me if they do.


    • Jessica Fisher says

      They all eat some veggies and lettuce and dressing, though not as much as I do. But, I’ve always been weird about salad. Could eat it everyday.

  5. Looks delicious! Bring on summer! (We’re in the middle of a New Zealand winter, so it’s all cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower for us at the moment.)

  6. Renae says

    I’ve never been successful cooking brown rice in the rice cooker. What are your exact measurements?

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