Never mind that we eat cold cereal just as often as a real dinner. Please don't let our secret out.
We get the jars of artichokes at Aldi's, and it comes with olives, pimento, and artichokes. We then leave out the red peppers and mushrooms. The sauce made out of the artichoke marinade is what makes it yummy, so we experiment with the other ingredients.
1 jar of marinated artichokes
3 chicken breasts
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 jar roasted red peppers, sliced
3/4 C chicken broth
1/2 C apple juice (or more chicken broth)
1 T cornstarch
2 cups barley, steamed like rice
Drain the artichokes into a skillet on medium high. Cube raw chicken with kitchen shears, then cook it in the liquid for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in mushrooms. Cook 4 more minutes until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in artichokes and peppers.
In a medium bowl, combine apple juice and corn starch. Gradually stir into chicken mixture. Boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute until thickened. Put grains on your plate and top with chicken mixture.