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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Chicken & Feta Veggie Toss

Light, healthy and flavorful!
This Chicken & Feta Veggie Toss won over my crowd, I bet it will yours as well!

chicken and feta veggie toss (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Sometimes the best dinners are the ones that start unplanned and require the least amount of fuss. This dish was very unexpected.  I basically just starting chopping and hoping for the best.

Somehow it worked.

Life is sometimes like that.  Things are unexpected.  People surprise you.  You don't often know the basics about a person.  I was reading one of my many, many, many blogs the other day {seriously, I have so many} and she had listed just random, interesting facts about her.  It was so much fun to read!

So just like this dish - a random, thrown together dinner one night, here are some random thoughts, ideas and facts about me.


Or be bored if you are strictly that "recipe" reading type.  I've always said this is a food blog, not a food recipe site.  I share recipes 99.9% of the time, but I often throw in other random things as well.

chicken and feta veggie toss (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

1.  I'm an avid reader.  Always have been.  I have a list longer than you'd care to see of all the books I want to read.  I'm fairly certain the librarians hate me.  I'm constantly asking if they have this or that and I'm pretty sure in their head they are saying "go look it up on our computers".  I'm also a bit disappointed that I've only read 9 out of these 34 books, the Most Addicted Books of the Past 25 Years.  I guess I'll put more on my list.

2.  I'm early.  All the time.  In fact I kind of panic and get all shaky when I know I'm going to be late {usually because of other people - ahem, the husband}.  I often say I will drive somewhere just so I know we will be on time.  In high school I was the youngest of my friends so I relied on them to drive me places.  I remember being "tardy" on multiple occasions because a certain friend would forget to pick me up for school.  I wanted to die.

3.  I'm not a shopper.  I want to be, but I'm too cheap.  With that being said I really, really want to sign up for Stitch Fix or something similar.  Who has tried it?  Good?  Bad?  I like the idea of having a personal stylist who knows me from afar and sends me pieces to choose from.  

4.  I live in a super small house.  I sometimes feel like HGTV is secretly tapping me for a version of Tiny House Hunters.  When we moved here we were on one income, I was 8 months pregnant and we needed a place super fast.  I didn't want to give birth in a hotel, or in our realtor's car driving us around looking for homes.  We now have 5 people and one ornery dog under this roof.  I'm counting down the days until we move, which will probably be 5 years from now, but I still look forward to it.

What odd, random facts do you have about yourself?

I could probably go on and on, but I'd rather not bore you.

chicken and feta veggie toss (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Back to this dish, shall we?

You will not feel bad about serving and eating this for dinner.  It is chalk full of fresh vegetables and just when you think it will be boring you get a tasty of the juicy chicken along with the tang of the feta cheese.

Any feta fans out there?

I love it.  LOVE IT.  I put it in eggs, on top of pasta {this Greek pasta dish I make is fabulous} and I've even baked it into a garlicky cheese bread.  It's tangy, salty and just brings a dish together.  Eat this dish warm or cold, it's great both ways!

Chicken & Feta Veggie Toss

2 c. cooked, diced chicken
2 c. cooked white rice
1 large carrot, diced
1 zucchini, diced
1/2 onion, finely diced
2 c. fresh spinach
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 pkt. Ranch seasoning mix
1 c. crumbled Feta cheese
olive oil

1.  In a bowl combine the cooked rice, chicken and ranch seasoning.  Set aside.
2.  In a saute pan, drizzle olive oil to coat the pan.  Over medium high heat saute the carrots, onion, garlic, zucchini and spinach until tender.  Add the vegetables to the chicken and rice mixture.  Season liberally with salt and pepper.
3.  Toss with feta cheese and serve warm or cold.

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