I’m a very busy working dad who loves to get into the kitchen and cook. But let’s face it, some days that’s just not possible. Having easy dinner time solutions that can be ready in 45 minutes or less are critical during the week. So this week, I decided to challenge myself. In the same vain as Guy’s Grocery Game, I decided to cook from one aisle of the grocery store: the frozen aisle.
Frozen food is convenient and often misunderstood. Today’s meal literally took me 45 minutes to get on the table. It’s a homemade brown butter succotash with a delicious Barber Foods Cordon Bleu. All the ingredients, save the butter and spices were frozen.
First lets talk about the Cordon Bleu. Made with quality ingredients, the cordon bleu is made by Barber Foods. If you’re curious, cordon bleu is French for “blue ribbon.” For anyone who has attended a county fair, a blue ribbon usually means first place. Let me say, this chicken wrapped with the perfect combination of cheeses and ham is deserving of a blue ribbon.
Now, Barber Foods has recently updated their recipe. It’s even better and as a dad that’s been eating Barber for a while, trust me, you’ll love it.
It’s simply delicious. The chicken was moist, with just the right amount of cheese and ham. It hits the spot and is ready in 25 minutes. A great thing about using the Barber Foods stuffed chicken is that while it’s baking, I’ve got time to make a side dish!
What is a perfect side for this meal? Three words: brown butter succotash. (Anything with ‘brown butter’ will get my attention.) This dish is done in about 30 minutes. First you brown you’re butter, and open your bags of frozen vegetables. Measure the right about of each and 20 minutes later you have a perfect side dish.
The flavor combinations are incredible. For a weeknight throw together meal I’d say the frozen aisle has been a great success and one I plan on repeating. Hope you enjoyed this recipe, let me know your thoughts on taking it up a level!
Remember, Barber Frozen Stuffed Chicken Breast are meant to be oven-baked. You can’t microwave them and always cook to an internal temperature of at least 165F.
- 16 oz bag of frozen Lima beans
- ½ cup of frozen mixed bell peppers
- 1 cup of frozen green beans
- 1 cup of frozen corn
- ½ a stick of butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- Brown butter over medium low heat. (Careful not to go to fast, you'll burn the butter)
- Add all frozen vegetables and allow to cook until tender (about 10-15 minutes)
- Add spices at the end to taste.