#100HappyDays: Caprese chicken magic

I don't claim to be a professional quality chef. But for an at-home cook, I'm getting pretty damn good (if I do say so myself).

A marker of this "goodness"? The ability to throw together tasty meals without a recipe which is a relatively new feat for me. I'm great with adapting and modifying recipes, but I'm getting a feel for making stuff up on the fly. Simple stuff, but still.

Case in point--Last night's Caprese chicken and pasta. Please make it today!

All you do is generously salt and pepper chicken breasts, and grill on the stove or BBQ. When a couple minutes from done, top with sliced tomatoes, shake over some garlic salt and Italian seasoning, drizzle a bit of balsamic, and cover with slices of mozzarella (thick ones, if you're being naughty like me). Broil for a few minutes and top with basil. That's it!

Pair with pasta or salad, or both. (For the pasta, I sauteed a few cloves of smashed garlic with red pepper flakes, tossed in the pasta, seasoned with salt and pepper, and added parmesan, tomatoes and basil. Perfection!)


1. 24 Hours of Happy
2. If loving a wheelbarrow is wrong...
3. A trip to the nursery
4. Transplants
5. Sweet peas
6. Cool as a...
7. A Butterfinger Blizzard
8. Happiness by the yard
9. Keeping the vampires at bay
10. Giving P.F. Chang's a run for its money
11. A little Spring snow in the Sierras
12. Communing with fellow comm nerds
13. Ladies' night
14. Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe, New Mexico
15. The shredded cedar fitness plan
16. Baby's first Easter
17. Bathmat runways
18. Oasis in progress
19. My kind of Easter egg hunt
20. Mass cookie production
21. West Coast Formation Clinic 2014
22. West Coast Ravens, smoke on!
23. West Coast Formation Clinic All Up
24. Colorful, if not magical, beans
25. Stinking roses
26. Noodle salad
27. Tomato mania
28. Real smiles
29. Conquering cross-wind landings
30. Gypsy chickens and birthday celebrations
31. Conjuring a rainstorm
32. Bountiful boxes
33. The reluctant birthday boy
34. Copper poppies

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