Monday, November 15, 2010

How to Feed your Family Superfoods

How to Feed your Family Superfoods

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Easy Chicken Lo Mein

Just like every other parent, I need quick and delicious. Under 30 minutes is optimum, especially if you work outside the home or have kids in various extracurricular activities.Try this easy chicken recipe the next time you're in a bind to get dinner on the table quickly.

Hands-On Time: 20 minutes
Ready In: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

1 tablespoon oil-sesame or peanut oil
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin slices
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce or teriyaki sauce
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger or 1 teaspoon powder
1 3-ounce package chicken flavor ramen noodle soup
1 1-lb bag frozen mixed oriental vegetables
1/4 cup water
Easy Chicken Lo Mein
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and cook, stirring frequently, until no longer pink.
Add vegetables and lid. Cook until vegetables are cooked through, about 5 minutes.
In the meantime, cook the noodles (without the flavoring packet) according to package directions. Drain.
Add soy sauce, garlic, ginger and seasoning packet to water. Mix well. Pour over chicken and vegetables, add noodles and toss to mix.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Chicken Taco Soup

Chilly days mean big pots of soup around these parts. This one combines the flavor of a chicken taco in one warm bowl. Bake up a batch of cornbread to go with this and you're good to go.

Hands-On Time: 5 minutes
Ready In: 20-25 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

1 pound boneless skinless chicken, cooked and shredded
2 cups cooked kidney beans
2 cups prepared salsa
6 cups chicken stock
1 packet taco seasoning
2 cups tortilla chips, crushed


1. Combine chicken, beans, salsa, stock and seasoning in a 2-quart soup pot.
2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat until soup is simmering.
3. Let cook for 15 to 20 minutes so flavors blend well.
4. Top each bowl of soup with crushed tortilla chips.

Switch the beans to pinto if you like and add sour cream and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese to each bowl for a change of pace.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lemon Chicken

This is more of a method than a recipe. In this case I refer to four servings, but you can add or subtract at will. If you love a particular ingredient, use more. Hate it? Use less. You can also add veggies if you like - zuchinni and sliced onion is divine when it's included in this particular recipe. Use red onion and the colors are just beautiful. If you're a fan of piccata, toss in a few capers as well.

You'll need:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

4 large lemons

4 small prigs fresh rosemary

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper

1 tsp butter

4 squares of aluminum foil or parchment paper

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Use the butter to grease the interior of each sheet of aluminum foil. You only need to butter where the chicken will touch on the bottom.
3. Lay one chicken breast in the center of each square of aluminum foil. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken.
4. Slice each lemon in half, squeezing the juice of one half evenly over each breast. Slice the second half very thinly, covering each breast with a few slices.This is pretty lemony - makes it really sing. If you want less, use just a half a lemon per breast.
5. Top the lemon slices with a sprig of rosemary. Sprinkle with the minced garlic.
6. Pull the edges of the foil up over the chicken and roll the, squeezing to seal each packet. If using parchment, gather the edges up top, and tie off with a little kitchen twine. This makes a really pretty 'purse' - great presentation.
7. Bake for 45 minutes in a 350F oven. Allow each packet to rest for five minutes before you open it.

A note - 45 minutes works really well if you have really fat chicken breasts. If yours are thinner, or if you are using fish, cut the cooking time to 30 minutes. If they are super thin, go to 20.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

10 Quick Fixes for Rotisserie Chicken

10 Quick Fixes for Rotisserie Chicken
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It's the secret weapon of moms everywhere: rotisserie chicken. Combine it with a few simple ingredients and serve the family a healthy, protein-packed meal in minutes.

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20 Quick Fixes for Boneless Chicken Breasts

20 Quick Fixes for Boneless Chicken Breasts
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