Chicken with Olives, Salsa and Lime

If you need an effortless 
dish for dinner 
that comes together in 20 minutes, 
this saucy chicken dinner is for you.

Chicken breasts braised in flavorful pico de gallo (salsa) and salty green olives for tender, delicious meat...

I love a recipe such as this that calls for the juice of a lime!  This is an adapted Real Simple recipe.  To speed up the process, I found a jar of pico de gallo sauce in the grocery store’s refrigerated section.  You may prefer to chop your own mixture of onions, tomatoes and herbs.

Bill and I thought this was great. It’s easy peasy ~ it became one of my favorite chicken recipes, maybe it will be yours also!

Serve this dish with rice or a simple green salad and crusty bread ~ dinner doesn’t get much easier than this.

Don’t forget the lime wedges at serving time!

Printable recipe


2 tablespoons olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 cups pico de gallo
½ cup chopped green olives
Lime wedges, for serving


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high.
Season chicken all over with salt and pepper.
Add chicken to skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides, flipping half way through about 4 minutes per side.
Add pico de gallo and olives, and bring to a simmer.
Simmer until chicken is cooked through and sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
Serve chicken with lime wedges.


Fresh Peach Cobbler

Ripe juicy peaches with spicy cinnamon and a 
buttery cobbler crust,
baked until golden brown and delicious ~
who doesn’t like a sweet treat now and then...

Here, we all like fresh peaches and I was happy to see ripe white peaches at the farmers’ market the other day.  

July 4th Best Potato Salad

Bill has probably not met a potato salad he didn’t like, I used to take it or leave it, as in too mushy, too wet, and swimming in mayo. 

Then I made it this way...

Potato salad has been around for many cook outs, a classic for the 4th of July!  The dish has been served since the early 20th century and things haven’t changed much with it.  


This isn’t a fancy or complicated recipe...
Flavorful and irresistible, these garlic potatoes are good for any meal of the day.

I'm a fan of potatoes made about any way, with the exception of potato soup ~ found something else for dinner when Mom made that years ago. 

Down East Crab Cakes

Down East Crab Cakes 
taste great, 
less filler!

The Down East Crab Cake name comes from crabmeat mixed with eggs and sauce, 
no mayonnaise included!

Most of us love the sweet, briny crab meat that comes from the coasts.  Crab cakes started out as a measure of thrift.

Creamy Chicken-Broccoli Mac & Cheese with Mushrooms with Birdwatching on the Side

  With this version of mac and cheese, you can eat all you like ~ there’s a helping of greens is in it, as in broccoli.  Broccoli is full of vitamins and minerals and is a classic example of a superfood. 

Actually, there has not been much cooking here lately, as Bill and I have been busy “birding" for a while ~ watching 2 bird nests in bushes on the side of our house; one, a nest of cardinals and the other, a nest of robins.  

Black Forest Trifle and a Chuckle of the Day for You!

Brownies made their debut at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, so in my way of thinking, that officially makes brownies the state dessert for Illinois, which leads on to this decadent sweet dessert...

It has all the flavors of a Black Forest Cake, but without the fussiness of a layer cake:  it’s Black Forest Trifle.  

You know,

nobody can ever

cook as good as

your Mama.

~ Paula Deen

You know, nobody can ever cook as good as your mama. Paula Deen
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