Son2 as a Junior this past year took cooking for one of his electives… This past week he made dinner for the family…

This is the recipe he used from class… I copied it word for word straight from the cookbook he made in class… 

Boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs 
1 tablespoon oil 
1/2 cup chopped onions 
1-2 garlic cloves 
1 cup broccoli 
1 1/4 cup rice 
2 3/4 cup water 
2-3 teaspoon chicken bouillon 
Pepper, dash 
Garlic salt, dash 
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese 
Optional–1/2 cup thinly sliced red peppers and or 1/4 cup shredded carrot
1. Wash and pat dry chicken.
2. Cut chicken into thin strips about 1/4 inch wide.

3. Heat oil in Teflon frying pan or a frying pan with a lid. Be careful for smoke point.
4. Add chicken, onions, garlic, and (shredded carrots if you choose to have them). Stir constantly browning the onions and chicken. Spice with pepper and garlic salt.
5. Carefully add water, bouillon, and rice. Bring to a hard boil.
6. Add broccoli and any other vegetables.
7. Cover and lower temperature to simmer 15 minutes without looking. (Do not allow the steam to escape).
8. After 15 minutes, check to see if rice is soft. If not, cover and cook another five minutes. Add small amount of water if needed.

9. When rice is soft, turn off temperature. Add cheese and cover with lid for 3 minutes to melt the cheese.

Happy Eating…

~3 Sides of Crazy~

I love when boys learn to cook. I truly believe it makes them better eaters when they see what goes into it and better cooks to learn about what goes well together and ultimately better husbands because they will appreciate their wives cooking efforts more and won’t be able to jump in and help out when they have families which will ultimately lead to their own children learning by example.


I think it is great that he not only took the class in the first place, but also decided to cook at home for you.

I love it when my 11 y/o boy cooks his own lunches or breakfasts. The only time he cooks for the whole family is when he smokes racks of ribs, but then he doesn’t do any sides, it’s just the main dish.