It's a mom prerogative to worry about what their child is eating at college and I am certainly no exception. This is the first year that my son has been responsible for preparing all of his own meals. I am so thankful that he enjoys cooking and that he makes healthy food choices - most of the time.
Even though he probably wouldn't mind eating pasta every day - I'm always on the lookout for healthy meals that are inexpensive and quick and easy for him to fix with minimal dishes. (Of course there are certain space and time constraints to the things that he can prepare in his apartment at school.) Who am I kidding? I want quick, easy, delicious meals to fix at home too.
I used to make this smothered chicken when my kids were little and somehow in the hustle and bustle of life, it got pushed to the back of my recipe box and I forgot all about it. I haven't made it in so long, I forgot how easy it was to fix and how much my family loved it. This meal is perfect for busy families AND for busy college students.
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2-3 pounds thin chicken breasts
1/2 chopped onion
1/2 cup water
1 package dry chicken soup mix
8 ounces evaporated milk
Pour sauce over chicken and serve.
I served my smothered chicken with a homemade yeast roll and steamed broccoli. (Just a little motherly advice, Ryan.)
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