Chicken “Purses”

Posted on February 28, 2008. Filed under: Chicken Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 4

1  3oz. package of cream cheese

1 tbsp melted butter

1 cup cooked chicken, diced

2 tbsp milk

1 tbsp minced onion

1/2 tsp seasoned salt

1 dash pepper

1 can refrigerated crescent rolls (like Pillsbury)

Preheat GT Xpress and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Open crescent rolls, unroll and divide into 4 rectangles.  Press together perforations, do not divide into triangles.  Mix together all other ingredients, divide onto each dough square.  Bring up the corners and pinch together, making a purse.  Cook 2 at a time in the GT Xpress for 6 minutes or until golden brown.

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Chicken with Corn and Tomato Salsa

Posted on February 14, 2008. Filed under: Chicken Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 2

2  5-6 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

3 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp cracked pepper

1 clove garlic, minced

1 sprig rosemary

2 tsp Dijon mustard

Salsa Ingredients

2 Roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped

1/2 corn kernels

1/2 small red onion, finely chopped

2 tsp jalapeno chili, seeds removed, finely chopped

2 tsp lime juice

2 tsp fresh basil, chopped

Combine oil, spices and mustard, place in sealable plastic bag with chicken.  Marinate for at least 30 minutes.  Combine salsa ingredients in small bowl and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.   Preheat GT Xpress and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Remove chicken from marinade, place in GT Xpres.  Close cover, cook 12 minutes until done, turning halfway to promote even browning.  To serve, place chicken on plate and spoon salsa over chicken.

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Mandarin Chicken Salad

Posted on February 14, 2008. Filed under: Chicken Recipes, Healthy Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 4

2  4-5 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

4 oz. water chestnuts, drained and sliced

2 green onions, chopped

1 small can mandarin orange segments, drained

2 tbsp slivered almonds

1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped

1/2 head cabbage, thinly shredded

1/2 cup chow mein noodles

salt, pepper and garlic to taste

Dressing

1/2 tsp dry mustard

1/4 cup salad oil

3 tbsp rice vinegar

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp soy sauce

Preheat GT Xpress and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Place one breast in each side of well.  Close cover and cook 12 minutes, turning halfway through.  Allow to cool while assembling salad ingredients.  Slice in thin diagonal slices and toss with dressing.  Top with slivered almonds and chow mein noodles.

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Low Fat Baked Chicken Chimis

Posted on February 3, 2008. Filed under: Chicken Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Mexican Recipes | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Serving Size: 4

1/2 small onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil

1 cup salsa

1 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 pinch salt

1 cup cooked shredded chicken

4    12″ flour tortillas

1/2 cup canned refried beans

Sauté onion and garlic in oil until softened, add salsa, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and salt.   Stir in chicken working with 1 tortilla at a time.  Spread 2 tablespoons of beans onto tortillas, top with 1/4 of chicken mixture.  Fold up bottom, fold in sides and roll, ending up with a roll about 5 inches wide.  Repeat with all 4 tortillas.  Preheat GT Xpress and spray with no-stick cooking spray.  Place chimi in well, seam side down, spray with light coating of spray to help crisping.  Close cover and cook for 6 minutes until browned and filling is hot.  Repeat with second two tortillas.  Serve with additional salsa and fat-free sour cream.

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