Monday, September 17, 2007

Chicken and Artichokes

The temperature dipped into the low 60s. Joan did not want to see me sweater up over the grill. So we had chicken prepared inside instead of out. This one is easy. Five ingredients only. So "Gimme five."

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions

1/4 cup sun-dried tomato pesto

1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts in water, drained, quartered

Wash chicken, then sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil, and cook chicken on both sides till nearly done. Remove chicken from pan, and set aside.

In same pan, cook tomatoes for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add pesto, artichokes, and chicken. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer 5-10 minutes, or until chicken is done.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Brad received this recipe as an email subscriber to An easy grill with no mess. Joan served the chicken with a side of pasta with crushed Italian tomatoes and a fresh garden salad.

Preparation Time: 5 min
Total Time: 30 min

1/4 cup KRAFT Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing, divided
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
1 medium tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp. dried basil leaves

PLACE large sheet of heavy-duty foil over half of grill grate; preheat grill to medium heat. Pour 2 Tbsp. of the dressing over chicken in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Turn bag over several times to evenly coat chicken with the dressing. Refrigerate 10 min. to marinate. Remove chicken from marinade; discard bag and marinade.

GRILL chicken on uncovered side of grill 6 min. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, cheese, basil and remaining 2 Tbsp. dressing.

TURN chicken over; place, cooked-side up, on foil on grill. Top evenly with tomato mixture. Close lid. Grill an additional 8 min. or until chicken is cooked through (170ºF).

Makes: 4 servings

Serving Suggestion
Serve with buttered egg noodles and grilled or steamed vegetables.

Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 200 Total fat 7g Saturated fat 2.5g Cholesterol 75mg Sodium 280mg Carbohydrate 3g Dietary fiber 1g Sugars 2g Protein 28g Vitamin A 10%DV Vitamin C 4%DV Calcium 10%DV Iron 6%DV