Chicken and Olive Saute

6 whole chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut in half
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1/4 cup olive oil
mixture of flour, salt, pepper & paprika

For the Sauce:
2 tablespoons chicken pan drippings
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon basil, chopped
1 cup pitted black olives, halved
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
2 cups tomatoes, peeled and chopped
4 cups spinach, washed, stems trimmed and packed

Rub chicken pieces with flour mixture. Brown garlic in hot oil. Add chicken and brown well. When browned, remove chicken and set aside.

Prepare sauce.

Saute onion and green pepper in pan drippings, stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, garlic and basil. Heat together over low heat for 10 minutes.

Add chicken pieces and cook for 30 to 35 minutes or until chicken in tender. Stir sauce occasionally. When chicken is cooked, remove from sauce and place in wide serving dish.

Add spinach to sauce and cook for about 3 or 4 minutes. With slotted spoon, lift spinach and spoon alongside chicken in serving dish. Add olives to remaining sauce and heat thoroughly. If necessary, boil sauce gently to reduce and thicken it. Spoon sauce over chicken.

Serves 6.

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Apricot Salsa Chicken

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
6 (4 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
1 (12 ounce) jar apricot preserves
1/2 cup apricot nectar
Hot cooked rice

In a shallow bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Add chicken; turn to coat.

In a skillet, brown chicken in oil; drain.

Stir in salsa, preserves and nectar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until sauce thickens and meat juices run clear.

Serve over rice.

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Easy Cheesy Chicken

4-6 chicken breast, rinsed and patted dry (place in a freezer bag)
2 cans cream of chicken soup (can use fat free)
2 cans of cheddar cheese soup (can use fat free)

Mix the two soups together in a seperate freezer bag.

Place both freezer bags in a 2 gallon freezer bag and freeze flat. (Make sure you mark what it is on the front).

To Use; Take out of freezer frozen–Run cool water over each bag just to release the block from the bag. Add to your crock pot. Place crockpot on low for 8-10 hours.

You can serve this over mashed potatoes, rice or noodles

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles

4 chicken breast halves
6 cups water
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped, optional
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 (12 oz) pkg frozen egg noodles

Place chicken water, onion and salt and pepper to taste into a slow cooker. Add celery if desired. Set temperature to low and cook for 6 to 8 hours.

When chicken is tender, remove from the slow cooker and tear or chop into bite-sized pieces. Set aside in a small casserole dish to keep warm.

Turn the slow cooker up to high and heat and stir in the frozen egg noodles. Cook until the noodles are tender then return the chicken pieces to the broth. Adjust seasonings to taste.

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Asparagus Chicken Stir-Fry

1/2 pound fresh asparagus
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
4 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil, divided
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into thin 1-inch strips
Hot cooked rice

Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces, discarding tough bottoms of spears.

In a small bowl, mix together the hoisin sauce and brown sugar and set aside.

Heat wok or large skillet over medium high heat. When hot, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Stir fry asparagus for approximately 2 minutes. Remove from the wok and keep warm.

Heat wok to high heat. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and the chicken pieces and stir fry until the chicken is no longer pink. Add the reserved asparagus and hoisin/sugar sauce and stir fry all together until pieces are well-coated with sauce.

Serve over the hot rice.

Makes 2 servings.

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Baked Chicken Salsa

1 chicken breast
1/2 cup salsa
3 jalapeno peppers, sliced
6 small black olives

Cut a piece of tin foil large enough to close around the chicken breast. Place the chicken breast onto the foil and pour salsa over top of the breast Place peppers and olives on top. Wrap the foil around the chicken and fold the ends together tightly and place in an oven dish.

Bake at 400 degrees for 60 minutes.
Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.

Number of Servings: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 330.5
Total Fat: 5.5 g
Cholesterol: 136.9 mg
Sodium: 883.3 mg
Total Carbs: 11.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
Protein: 56.9 g

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Citrus Glazed Chicken

4 (4 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup almond slices, toasted

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Place chicken breasts on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with one tablespoon of orange juice concentrate (reserve remaining concentrate for sauce). Bake in oven 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.

Place remaining orange juice concentrate, lemon juice and chicken broth in a small saucepan.

Blend together Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into broth. Heat over medium-high heat and simmer 8-10 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken slightly. Remove from heat. Whisk butter into sauce. Add chives and parsley. Pour sauce over chicken breasts.

Sprinkle almonds over breasts and serve.

Serves: 4

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Chicken Saute Plus

4 (1 1/2 pounds) skinless, bonelss chicken breasts halves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pan sauce, (see direction steps below)

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken and sauté about 7 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn and cook 6 to 7 minutes more, or until just cooked through. Transfer chicken breasts to plate (cover loosely to keep warm).

Make pan sauce of choice. Return chicken to pan and heat, spooning sauce over chicken, until heated through.

Balsamic Sauce:
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 teaspoons flour

Sauté chicken as above. Pour off all but a light skim of fat from pan. Add balsamic vinegar and tomato paste, stirring to incorporate any pan drippings, and cook 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and cook 3 minutes.

In small bowl, with fingers, knead together butter and flour. Whisk into pan and cook 2 minutes, or until sauce is lightly thickened.

Rich Bourbon Sauce:
1/4 cup bourbon
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 teaspoons flour

Sauté chicken as above. Pour off all but a light skim of fat from pan. Off heat, add bourbon. Return pan to heat, carefully ignite bourbon, and cook until flame subsides. Add chicken broth, black pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil and cook 4 minutes.

In small bowl, with fingers, knead together butter and flour. Whisk into pan and cook 2 minutes, or until sauce is lightly thickened.

Light Tomato Sauce with Thyme:
2 minced garlic cloves
2 chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt

Sauté chicken as above. Pour off all but a light skim of fat from pan. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. tomatoes and thyme and cook 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and salt and simmer until sauce is lightly thickened.

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Pepper Apple Chicken

6 boneless chicken breasts
2 cups apple juice
2 tablespoons butter
2 large Granny Smith apples
1 tablespoon black pepper
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 tablespoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Wash chicken and dry thoroughly. Allow chicken to soak in apple juice for two hours in refrigerator. Remove chicken from apple juice (save juice).

In a skillet, melt butter. Add chicken, reduce heat from high to medium.

Peel and core apples, slice as thin as possible.

Turn chicken once after browned; then add apple slices. Spread evenly. Cover and allow to simmer until other side is browned. Add apple juice, nutmeg, brown sugar, cinnamon and pepper. Stir thoroughly and cover. Simmer 20 – 25 minutes.

Mix cornstarch in water. When mixture starts to bubble, add cornstarch. Stir until thick.

Serve hot.

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Sesame Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

5 tablespoons sesame seeds
8 ounces uncooked linguine
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
¼ cup soy sauce
6 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon hot chili oil
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cooked
1 pound think asparagus, trimmed
3 scallions, white bulb and 3 inches green, cut into 2-inch julienne
1 small cucumber, halved seeded and cut into ¼-inch dice

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Arrange sesame seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 2 to 3 minutes until golden. Shake the pan once or twice so that they brown evenly. Set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the linguine and cook until just tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain again, and set aside in a large mixing bowl.

Place garlic, vinegar, brown sugar, peanut butter and soy sauce in food processor and process for 1 minute. With the motor running, slowly add the sesame and hot chili oils through the feed tube. Process until well blended.

Shred the chicken into 2-inch julienne and toss with the linguine. Add the sauce and 4 tablespoons of the toasted sesame seeds and toss to coat well. Cut the asparagus on the diagonal into 1-inch lengths. Blanch in a saucepan of boiling water for 1 minute. Drain, rinse under cold water and pat dry.

Place the linguine and chicken in a large flat serving bowl and arrange the asparagus on top. Sprinkle with scallions, cucumbers and remaining sesame seeds. Serve at room temperature.

Yield: 6 servings

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