Nothing Short of Delicious

I was scanning a favorite blog of mine, Confessions of a Stay-at-Home-Mom, earlier today and got inspired for dinner. She does these "Simple Suppers Mondays" posts where she shares very easy recipes that you can make with simple ingredients.

When I saw her recipe for Chicken Diablo I knew I just had to try it. I made it exactly as she suggested, even serving Lipton's "Fiesta Sides" Spanish Rice with it. Then I added an extra side dish, Stuffed Tomatoes, that couldn't have been easier (recipe below).


It was just one of those times where minimal effort produced maximum awesomeness.

You can obviously click on the link above, but I'm going to copy down the recipe for Chicken Diablo here anyway. The Stuffed Tomato recipe will be right below.

Chicken Diablo*
  • 4 chicken breasts (I made 5 so we'd have left overs)
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup mustard (I used a mixture of yellow mustard and honey mustard)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp curry
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt butter on the stove over low heat. Once melted, stir in honey, mustard, salt and curry.
  3. Place chicken in suitable oven casserole dish (spray with cooking spray). Pour butter mixture over chicken. Bake for 45 minutes.
*Lipton/Knorr's "Fiesta Sides" Spanish rice was awesome on the side.

Stuffed Tomatoes*
  • 4 large ripe, but firm, Roma (or plum) tomatoes. Halve them lengthwise
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 small garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (I def. used more than this)
  • 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley (I always keep Italian parsley in the fridge)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped basil (I have a basil plant I keep in the windowsill)
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Arrange tomatoes, cut sides up, in a 3 qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper and garlic. Then drizzle with half of the olive oil.
  3. Bake the tomatoes, uncovered, until they are softened and sizzling (45-60 minutes). Remove from the oven and preheat the broiler.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, parsley, basil, and thyme. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the tomatoes. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the bread crumb mixture. Broil until lightly browned (2 or 3 minutes). Serve immediately.
*In order to time this right with the chicken, I put the tomatoes in at 375 degrees alongside the chicken. The chicken cooks for 45 minutes. I took the chicken out, covered it with foil, and raised the temperature to 400 degrees. I cooked the tomatoes for an additional 5 or 6 minutes and then topped them with the bread crumb mixture and olive oil. I broiled them for a few minutes while the rice was finishing up (it only takes 7 minutes). The tomatoes were ready, the chicken was still hot, the rice was done...it was perfect.

Thanks, Steph, for sharing your great recipe!


  1. This look great, I am going to try it! And I love your friend's Confessions.... blog. I think I found another regular blog to follow :).

  2. Yes, the meal was so easy and good....Steph's blog is lots of fun to read, you'll really enjoy it :)

  3. I am thankful that you visited my blog so that I in turn could learn about yours. I love to cook and bake so I know I will be visiting this blog again. I am excited that I found it.