What Can You Do With 900 Seconds and a Pan?

Chicken / March 26, 2014

Every time someone says, “Oh, of course you have an extra 15 minutes!” They’re lying. It is all about choice and whether or not it’s Friday the 13th that determines how much breathing room you have.

I don’t have ANY extra time to speak of. I have my own business, I travel, my husband and I care for my mother-in-law who has dementia, and I am a runner. Given that, if I’m going to do something with 15 minutes, it better be pretty darned amazing.

Enter a quick dish I whipped up last night in, seriously, 15 minutes. (Perhaps I’m over estimating the importance of poultry in the master scheme of things, but fire up the band ’cause this was delish.) I served it with quick caramelized russets with parsley and onion.

Seriously — 15 Minute Honey Chipotle Chicken is just plain prodigious.

15 Minute Honey Chipotle Chicken

Prep time – 3
Cook time – 12 minutes
Serves 2


2 boneless chicken breast cut into 3 inch strips and patted dry
6 T chipotle mayonnaise (your favorite brand will be fine!)
4 T honey, more or less
1 russet potato, large dice
1/4 C white onion diced small
Handful parsley for cooking and garnish
Salt and pepper
2 T olive oil
2 T butter


  • In one skillet, put butter in preheated pan. Add potato and onion and sauté until caramelized, about 8 minutes. At the same time, in another skillet, add 2 T olive oil to heated skillet and add chicken. Brown on each side, about 4 minutes a side at the most depending upon how thick the chicken is. Don’t crowd the meat. Lower heat, cover with honey mayo sauce, cover with lid and put on low for 1 or 2 minutes until heated through. Then add a bit of parsley to potato mixture and stir. To plate, set down chicken, and cover with pan juices. Then put potato next to it. Cover all with a little parsley.

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