Thursday, July 20, 2006
Another quick and easy recipe to cap off a great week
Pasta With Chicken and Prosciutto
America’s Quick Cuisine Copyright 2004
½ cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth or dry white wine I used wine
¼ cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried basil
8 ounces dried spinach spaghetti I used Dreamfields spaghetti
2 teaspoon olive oil
4 green onions, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 ounce prosciutto, cut into thin strips
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into ½-by-2-inch strips
1. In a small bowl, stir together broth, mustard, lemon juice, and basil. Set aside.
2. In a 4- to 5-quart pan, cook spaghetti in about 8 cups boiling water until just tender to bite (8 to 10 minutes); or cook according to package directions.
3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a wide nonstick frying pan or wok over medium heat. When oil is hot, add onions, garlic, and prosciutto; stir-fry until prosciutto is lightly browned (about 3 minutes). Increase heat to medium-high. Add chicken and stir-fry until no longer pink in center, cut to test (3 to 4 minutes). Add broth mixture to pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
4. Drain pasta well and place in a warm bowl; spoon chicken mixture over pasta.
Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 399 cal, 37 g pro, 45 g carbs, 6 g fat, 72 mg chol, 670 mg sodium
Another quick and delicious dinner. What a great week I had. I enjoyed every meal and never felt overwhelmed or rushed. I hardly spent any time in front of a hot stove either.
Out of all of this week's new recipes, I was most concerned about this one because I was worried it would be too-mustardy but it was really a nice tangy sauce. The flavors of the wine, mustard and lemon juice melded together really well, although I thought the basil was a bit overwhelming. I love basil but the dried basil taste was a bit strong. Fresh basil would be great in this.
This is from one of my newest cookbooks from Ollie's Bargain Outlet. Only $6.99 for over 800 'easy-to-follow' recipes. Recently while surfing around, I remember reading a cookbook review from someone who said they don't care for books that are just full of recipes, with no 'story' going along with it but I'm a sucker for those types of books when the recipes are good, especially when there are glossy pictures involved.
I hope next week goes as well as this week. The weekend weather forecast is looking pretty lousy so maybe I'll actually cook something over the weekend. Maybe.
Question of the Day: Do you cook more over the weekend or during the week?