Friday, January 15, 2010

Sauted Chicken and Peppers

I had a fabulous meal last night! I LOVED every bite, it was filling, and while most of you may eat this in a tortilla, or over mashed potatoes or even brown rice, I just didn't feel the need to "expand" my meal. BUT I realized this is a pretty good family main course too, and all the colors just make it look so pretty! It is light, figure friendly, full of lean protien, antioxident building veggies, and a bif of healthy fat.

Sauted Chicken and Peppers
*ONE serving*

1 TBS Olive oil
4 sprays of "I can't believe it's not butter" spray
3 chicken tenderloins (frozen or raw)
1/3 Red* bell pepper sliced into strips
1/3 Yellow* bell pepper sliced into strips
1/3 Orange* bell pepper sliced into strips
1/3 of a Purple onion sliced into strips
1 green jalepano pepper sliced (seeds and all)
Pinch of salt
Dash of black pepper
Couple of shakes of garlic powder

Heat a nonstick skillet on Med to Med High. Add olive oil. Toss in all veggies. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. After the veggies have sauted for about 2 to 3 minutes, add chicken. Spray 4 squits of the butter spray to add flavor. Allow chicken and veggies to cook for a little bit, turning chicken every 5 minutes or so and shaking up the veggies. You will know when it is done by the aroma, your chicken will be browned and plump, and the veggies will have some browned color on them, as well as being tender (with still a bit of body). Start to finish this was done (using frozen chicken tenderloins) in less then 20 minutes. With all the colors of the rainbow, your sure to enjoy what you eat, mixing the colors as you go, as well as the different flavors.

*Note. I realize that the colored bell peppers may be a bit more expensive then the green, but they are well worth the price. I often will buy the three colors mentioned above in a bag together, and by only using 1/3 of each ( which still is a whole bell pepper), it can be used for three meals! So in reality, it fits into my budget because a little goes along way! When it comes to the cost of food, sometimes we have to think outside of the box on how to use products in a way that we can "expand" their lifetime. *
From my scale to yours ~ I wish you a successful day!
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2 comments:

  1. Yummy! Thanks for posting these great recipes. You inspire me to cook.

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  2. @ Paula ~ Thanks! I am finding my LOVE for being in the kitchen again! I can't wait to begin sharing more.

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