Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice

Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice
1 block [light] cream cheese, at room temperature
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pkg Italian dressing mix
4 chicken breasts (mine were still frozen)
1/4 c water
4-5 c cooked rice

1. Combine cream cheese, soup, and dressing mix in slow cooker; add chicken and cover with mixture.
2. Drizzle water over chicken and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
3. Shred chicken and mix back in to slow cooker; stir in rice and serve.

For leftovers:
Wrap in crescent rolls with some Cheddar cheese and follow baking directions.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Quinoa Salad Wraps

Quinoa Salad Wraps
1 c cooked quinoa
1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced
1 small red onion, finely diced
1 tomato, diced
shavings of 1-2 carrots
1/2 c broccoli, finely chopped
1 avocado, diced
2 T olive oil
2 T plain greek yogurt (or light sour cream)
2 T rice vinegar
3 T lime juice
2 T honey
salt and pepper, to taste
romaine lettuce
4-5 whole grain tortillas or pitas

1. In a medium bowl, combine quinoa, pepper, onion, tomato, carrots, broccoli, and avocado.
2. In another medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, yogurt, vinegar, lime juice, honey, salt, and pepper; toss quinoa mixture in dressing.
3. Line tortillas with lettuce and spoon quinoa mixture on top; wrap up and enjoy.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mexicorn Dip

Mexicorn Dip
1 c [light] sour cream
1/2 c [light] mayonnaise
3 green onions, finely chopped
3 jalapenos, seeded and finely diced
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
3- 11 oz cans Mexicorn, drained
2 c shredded Cheddar cheese

1. In a medium bowl, blend sour cream and mayonnaise; add remaining ingredients and mix until well-incorporated.
Keep refrigerated and serve with vegetables, tortilla chips, Fritos, etc.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pesto-Stuffed Chicken

Pesto-Stuffed Chicken
2 large chicken breasts
3 T [light] sour cream
3 T pesto
3 T mozzarella cheese
1 egg
3 T panko breadcrumbs (I use Italian style)
3 T Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 375*; line with foil and grease a cookie sheet or 9x13 pan.
2. You can either butterfly the chicken breasts or pound them (in a baggie or between two sheets of plastic wrap) until they are about 1/4-1/3" thick. [I butterflied them and then took a mallet to them.]
3. Combine sour cream, pesto, and mozzarella; halve pesto mixture and spread on either breast; roll up chicken and secure with toothpicks.
4. In a shallow dish, whisk egg; in another shallow dish, combine breadcrumbs and Parmesan.
5. Dip chicken in egg wash and then in breadcrumbs.
6. Bake for 30 minutes, remove toothpicks, and enjoy.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


1/2 c water
1 c sugar
1 c fresh lemon juice
8 c cold water

1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil; stir in sugar until completely dissolved.
2. Pour in to pitcher and add lemon juice and water; stir until well mixed.