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Herbed Tomatoes, Chicken and Rice

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I loved this dish! It was so simple to prepare and the chicken came out so moist and tender. Delicious!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Light House Italian Dressing
4 small  boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can  (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup water
2 cups  instant brown rice, uncooked
1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1   fresh tomato, chopped
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
Directions:

1. HEAT dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and garlic; cover. Cook 5 min. on each side or until chicken is browned on both sides. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.

2. ADD canned tomatoes and water to skillet; stir in rice. Bring to boil; simmer, uncovered, on low heat 10 min. Return chicken to skillet. Top with cheese; cover.

3. COOK 5 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF); top with remaining ingredients.

 

Serves 4.

 

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Spaghetti with Green Sauce

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This was a dish I had high hopes for, but it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. I wanted it to be creamier. I think I used too much pasta and didn’t have enough sauce. I will try this again, but will plan for more cream cheese!

Ingredients:

1 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
1/2 cup  Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
1 small onion, chopped
1   green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
6 large  romaine lettuce leaves, torn
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, cubed
1 cup  fresh cilantro
1-1/2 cups Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
Directions:

1. HEAT oven to 350ºF.

2. COOK spaghetti as directed on package. Meanwhile, heat 1/4 cup dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Add lettuce; cook and stir 2 min. or until wilted. Transfer to blender. Add remaining dressing, cream cheese and cilantro; blend until smooth.

3. DRAIN spaghetti; place in large bowl. Add sauce; toss to coat. Spoon into 13×9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with mozzarella. Cover.

4. BAKE 10 min. or until spaghetti mixture is heated through and mozzarella is melted.

Serves 8.

Roasted Chicken Breasts with Corn and Tomatoes

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At first, I wasn’t feeling this dish. But once it came out of the oven and it was all ready, I sat down to eat, and I was pleasantly surprised. It was delicious! So delicious, I didn’t even  have time for any pictures!

Ingredients:

2 cans (28 oz. each) stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 cans  (15-1/4 oz. each) corn, drained
2 large onions, cut into wedges
1/2 cup  Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
10 bone-in chicken breasts (3 lb.)
1 pkg.  (8 oz.) Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
Directions:

1. PREHEAT oven to 375ºF. Combine tomatoes, corn, onions and 1/4 cup of the dressing. Pour evenly into two 15x10x1-inch baking pans; spread evenly to cover bottoms of pans. Pour remaining 1/4 cup dressing over chicken in large bowl; toss to coat. Top tomato mixture in each pan with 5 of the chicken breasts.

2. BAKE 45 min. or until chicken is cooked through (165ºF).

3. TRANSFER chicken to serving platter; cover to keep warm. Mix both tomato mixtures in medium bowl. Add cheese and cilantro; stir until well blended. Serve with the chicken.

Serves 10.

Adapted from here.

Salsa Chicken Wrap with Pineapple Pico de Gallo

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Despite all the prep work for this recipe, it turned out to be a hit! I really enjoyed the different combinations of flavors that came together so well in this recipe!

Ingredients:

2 cups finely chopped fresh pineapple
1/4 cup  finely chopped red onions
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp.  finely chopped jalapeño peppers
1 Tbsp. lime juice
2 cups  shredded cooked chicken
1/4 cup Zesty Italian Dressing
1/2 cup  (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) Cream Cheese Spread
2 Tbsp.  Thick ‘N Chunky Salsa
4   flour tortillas (10 inch)
4 leaf lettuce leaves
1 large  tomato, cut into 8 thin slices, halved
Directions:

1. Combine first 5 ingredients.

2. Toss chicken with dressing. Mix cream cheese spread and salsa until well blended; spread onto tortillas. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, chicken mixture and half the pineapple mixture; roll up, tucking in both sides of each tortilla as it is rolled. Secure with toothpicks; cut in half.

3. Serve with remaining pineapple mixture.

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