Kitchen Gadgets That Make Wonderful Meals

Simple Tuesday Weeknight Menu: Grilled Chicken and Broccoli Greens, with Brown Rice Couscous served on a bed of lettuce with a drizzle of your favorite dressing

Tender Grilled Chicken Breasts make this a delicious meal for your family

Kitchen Gadgets That Make Wonderful Meals

 Yesterday while I was out and about, I stopped in at one of our local thrift shops. I’m a sucker for a bargain and I love searching for new kitchen items old and new. While I was there, one of the items I came across was a Stove Top Grill. You place it directly on one of your stove burners and cook directly on it. One of the simplest and most effective cooking gadgets.

  I had grilled chicken planned for dinner, but I wasn’t looking forward to grilling outdoors while it was 101 degrees. The grill cost me a $1.  I thought to myself, if the results are good, what a bargain! So I decided to experiment and ended up with wonderful results. The chicken and broccoli tasted just like I had grilled them outdoors. Here’s a wonderful and delicious recipe you can create with a stove top grill.

Grilled Chicken Breasts


3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 head of lettuce of your choice

2 cups broccoli

Your favorite dressing


Marinate chicken breasts in refrigerator for 30 minutes or overnight. Remove chicken breasts from refrigerator 15 minutes prior to cooking, bringing them to room temperature. This allows the chicken to cook evenly.

Preheat your stove top grill for 8 minutes on high heat or per user manual. Reduce heat to medium and place chicken breasts flatly on grill. Grill on each side for 12-15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.  Remove from grill and place on cutting board to rest for 5 minutes. Slice lengthwise and place on lettuce greens on a platter.

I served the grilled chicken with grilled broccoli and a brown rice couscous. We drizzled a little bit of our favorite dressing on top.

As always, my quick and easy recipes for Busy Moms can be found on my website Noel’s Kitchen

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About Noel

Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who’s passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel’s Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She’s blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family mealtimes back to the table and stay healthy.


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