For years this was the dinner we had on Mondays. In fact our son who is married and has children of his own tells me that on Mondays he always makes chicken. I know he is not making “traditional” chicken, his dishes tend to be much more international, but still it’s chicken on Monday. Warms my heart.
Anyway, it is Thursday and I am making the vegetables that go with our chicken and John is cooking the meat. He sears the chicken breast in a pan first and then puts it in a 350F oven until cooked through.
I make the rutabaga (extended with a couple of potatoes) in the Instant Pot and set it for 15 minutes then let it cool for 10 minutes before releasing the residual steam. Pressure cooking rutabagas insures that they will be totally cooked and easy to mash. I add a teaspoon of butter to the mash. The broccoli is simply sautéed in a pan with a little water and another teaspoon of butter until tender.
While the chicken is finishing in the oven John makes a packet of chicken gravy. Our dinner is completed and it feels like a hug on a chilly night.