I never really cared much about cooking when I was growing up. Basically, all I can remember wanting to cook when I was growing up were chocolate chip cookies.
My mom was a good cook, but I don’t remember us having sit down homemade meals, regularly. And, I’m ok with that.
However, when I went off to college, I didn’t even really know how to brown meat. Sad, I know.
My roommate, Audrey, had to teach me how to make Hamburger Helper! Ha! I’ve come a LONG way since those days.
When Jeff and I started dating, I quickly realized the key to his heart was definitely through his stomach! He loved loved loved a good home cooked meal and I really enjoyed making new recipes. It made me feel good knowing he liked something I made and it really just fueled the fire to find more recipes he would like.
I was really excited when I was sent some free samples of the new Knorr Homestyle Stock for free! Y’all know I love free stuff!
I took a look at some of the recipes included in the package and settled on Lemon Chicken Primavera. My favorite part about the recipe was that it said “Prep Time: 15 minutes” and “Cook Time: 10 minutes.” Yes, easy makes me happy and yummy makes him happy.
And, wouldn’t you know, when I got all of the ingredients together to take this nice, pretty, picture for you, I forgot the flour. So yes, flour is another ingredient.
Also, I substituted lemon juice with lime juice. Honestly, I walked up and down every aisle in the store and couldn’t find lemon juice. I didn’t feel like asking someone and the boys were getting feisty so I googled “substitution for lemon juice” and realized lime juice would do just fine. We had plenty at home.
My favorite part of the recipe was getting my hands dirty. I love doing this for chicken fried steaks, too. After dipping in eggs and flour, my chicken looked like this.
After finishing everything up, here’s a look at the finished recipe.
Served with some rice, and y’all, this was delicious!! You could even try it with different vegetables besides asparagus. Jeff loved it and that’s all the confirmation I needed. This recipe’s going in my recipe binder so we can have it more often.
I’m a big fan of the Knorr Homestyle Stock. I love that each tub makes 3 1/2 cups and it’s more cost effective than buying the cans or cartons.