We’re on spring break this week and it feels like we’re trying to cram as much fun into the week as possible, which also means my time in the kitchen is very limited. After a much needed trip to the grocery store, I came home and pulled out my beloved George Foreman grill. Like most people, I absolutely hate cooking after getting groceries, but I also know Big George will get the job done quickly so that I can get out of the kitchen quickly.
I bought a family pack of boneless chicken breasts and used my kitchen mallet to pound them out to a uniform thickness. Since I was cooking in bulk, I used Herb Roasted Garlic and Herb spice from McCormick’s on a couple of the breasts and then I used a variety of Island Blend Spices on the rest. This allows us to eat the chicken breasts for several days without becoming tired of eating the same flavor.
I’ll usually serve grilled chicken sandwiches one day, a grilled chicken breast and baked potato another day and finally, grilled chicken sliced up on a large bed of salad greens with raw veggies.
See how easy that is? Hardly no prep time and within minutes it can make several meals without boredom becoming an issue. The grilled chicken salad is one of my favorite meals and I often eat it for a quick lunch during the school week.
I also grill hamburgers for the boys at least once a week and again it only takes 4-5 minutes to cook them. I’m sure you busy moms can appreciate that.
Which George Foreman Grill Do I Like Best?
This little baby here is the George Foreman 6 Serving Plate Grill and my BFF in the kitchen. Most people love the crock pot for a quick and easy “go-to” meal, but we love Big George. This particular model allows you to set the temperature so your food is cooked evenly throughout. I’ve used other types of George Foreman grills which don’t have the temperature control and they left the inside of the meat raw while the outside was rather crispy. Not so with this baby. It also has a timer and the grill plates are removable for easy clean up.
The main drawback with this model would be the size. It’s the perfect size for cooking two large chicken breasts or four hamburgers; however, it does take up a lot of space on the counter while cooking and when it’s stored.
We’ve been using this grill for the last five years or so and I can’t say enough good things about it. If you’re looking for a healthier or faster way to cook meat, then you should check this little grill out.