Thursday, June 26, 2008

Get Cookin'

Here is a scrumptious meal for you to make...I made it last night and my family LOVED it! Its from my new Cooking Light cookbook and so it is healthy AND yummy! Can't beat that!

Chicken Fracais

Prep:20 min. Cook:23 min.

3/4 cup egg substitue
1/4 cup (1 oz.) grated fresh Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
8 (6oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (i used the tenderloins)
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons butter (I use smart balance)
1/4 cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a dish
2. Place each chicken breats half in a zip lock bag and pound to 1/4 inch thickness. Discard bag. Dredge chicken in flour, and dip in egg substitute mixture.
3.Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skilllet coated in cooking spray over medium heat. Add 4 chicken breast halves; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan, and keep warm. Wipe drippings from pan with paper towel. Repeat with 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil and remaining chicken halves.
4. Melt butter in pan; add 1/4 cup wine and 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Bring to boil; cook 10 seconds. Serve immediately over chicken.

Yield: 8 servings


Serve with these~~

Oven roasted green beans
Prep:12 min. Cook 10 min.

1lb. green beans, trimmed
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon coarsley ground black peppter
cooking spray
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1. preheat oven to 475 degrees
2.combine beans and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl, tossing well to coat. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 475 for 10 min. or until tender, turning once.
3. Remove from oven, add lemon juice to beans, and toss.

Yield: 4 servings

Creamy Parmesan Orzo

Prep:6 min. Cook 23min.

1 tablespoon butter
1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
1 1/4 cups fat-free, less sodium chicken broth
1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup (1oz) grated frsh paremsan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 teaspoons pine nuts, toasted

1. Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add orzo, and cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in broth and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until liquid is absorbed and orzo is done (about 15 min.)
2. Remove orzo from heat; stir in cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 servings


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