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Honestly Good Mashed Potatoes with Healthy Chicken Filets

October 1, 2014

We must say, these mashed potatoes are honestly the best!  They only take a few minutes longer than just the standard way.  Everyone in our family loved these potatoes.  We tweaked this recipe to make it as healthy as possible.  This is Kevin’s version from Better Homes and Gardens, November 2007.  We served it with baked chicken.  Add a serving of broccoli or peas and carrots and you will have an overall, healthy meal! ~Renee and Kevin

Potatoes:

5-6 medium russet potatoes

3/4 c. skim milk

1/2 c. whipping cream

4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, divided

1 tsp. salt, divided in half (part table salt / part sea salt)

Cut up potatoes, place in pan, cover with water.  Add 1/2 tsp. salt mixture.  Bring to boil.  Reduce heat and cook until tender.  Drain well.  Let stand in colander 5 minutes to dry and cool slightly.  Meanwhile, in small saucepan combine milk and cream.  Heat just until hot.  In mixing bowl beat potatoes with the electric mixer just until potatoes break.  Add 2 Tbsp. butter; mix on low speed just until incorporated.  Add remaining 2 Tbsp. butter. Beat again.  Slowly beat in milk mixture, adding only as much as potatoes can absorb.  On medium speed, beat until potatoes are light and fluffy.  Do not overmix.  Sprinkle in remaining 1/2 tsp. of salt mixture.  Briefly blend.  If needed, add more of the milk mixture if needed before serving.

 

Healthy Chicken Filets:

This chicken recipe is a spin-off of one of his earlier posts, but was tweaked to be a little healthier (plus we didn’t have all the ingredients so we adapted!)

4 thinly sliced chicken breasts

2 c. fine bread crumbs

1/2 tsp. basil leaves

1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

1/2 tsp. ground thyme

1 c. buttermilk (we made our own using 1 c. skim milk with 1 Tbsp white vinegar)

Combine bread crumbs with seasonings.  Dip chicken in buttermilk.  Next, roll in crumb mixture.  Rub olive oil over baking sheet.  Place chicken on baking sheet.  Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.

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