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What's for dinner?

Posted by on May. 31, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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liss05
by Gold Member on May. 31, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Grilled Peach, Romaine, Chicken and Blue Cheese Salad

Shelley writes, "Bear with the 2-step chicken recipe; it will add flavor and save time for a fast weeknight meal!"



  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • 1-2 slices fresh ginger (or 1/4 tsp. POWDERED GINGER)
  • 4 garlic cloves (or 1 tsp. PENZEYS MINCED GARLIC)
  • 1/4 tsp. KOSHER-STYLE FLAKE SALT, to taste

Salad:

  • 1-2 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 ripe peaches, halved and pits removed (see note)
  • 3-4 thick slices red onion
  • 2 TB. olive oil
  • 4 TB. blue cheese, crumbled
  • 4 TB. cashews or sliced almonds

Sesame-Ginger Dressing:

  • 2 TB. rice or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 TB. olive oil
  • 1 TB. honey and/or stevia, to taste
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. POWDERED GINGER
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly grated ginger (optional-use the larger amount of POWDERED GINGER if omitting)
  • 1 TB. soy sauce (we use reduced sodium)
  • 1/2 Cup pineapple juice

       


In a slow cooker or 275° oven, combine the chicken, GINGER, GARLIC and salt. Cook on high for no longer than 3 hours or on low for no longer than 7 hours. Three hours in the oven at 275° will do it. The chicken should be cooked through but still firm.

Get your grill going. Slice the washed romaine down the middle but don't cut completely in half; leave the end intact to prevent the lettuce from falling apart. Quarter it if it is really large. Brush the chicken, lettuce, peaches and onion with olive oil. Place on the grill and cook until lightly brown, about 3-4 minutes. The lettuce will be slightly wilted. Remove from the grill and slice everything into bite-sized chunks and place in a serving bowl. Stir to combine. Top with blue cheese and nuts. Serve with Sesame-Ginger dressing.

To prepare the dressing: Combine all of the ingredients in a bottle and shake vigorously. It is a good idea to make the dressing a day ahead so the flavors have a chance to meld.

Note: We had trouble finding good fresh peaches when testing this recipe, and found sliced frozen peaches grilled up really well if they went on the grill halfway thawed, about 1 minute per side.

Prep. time: 20 minutes plus 3-7 hours chicken pre-cooking time
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4

Nutritional Information:
Servings 4; Serving Size 1 chicken breast, salad and 2 TB. dressing (312g); Calories 330; Calories from fat 150; Total fat 16g; Cholesterol 60mg; Sodium 400mg; Carbohydrate 24g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Sugars 16g; Protein 25g.

OliviaW.
by Silver Member on May. 31, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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Homemade pizzas.
lalasmama2007
by on May. 31, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Looks good!

Quoting liss05:

Grilled Peach, Romaine, Chicken and Blue Cheese Salad

Shelley writes, "Bear with the 2-step chicken recipe; it will add flavor and save time for a fast weeknight meal!"



  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • 1-2 slices fresh ginger (or 1/4 tsp. POWDERED GINGER)
  • 4 garlic cloves (or 1 tsp. PENZEYS MINCED GARLIC)
  • 1/4 tsp. KOSHER-STYLE FLAKE SALT, to taste

Salad:

  • 1-2 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 ripe peaches, halved and pits removed (see note)
  • 3-4 thick slices red onion
  • 2 TB. olive oil
  • 4 TB. blue cheese, crumbled
  • 4 TB. cashews or sliced almonds

Sesame-Ginger Dressing:

  • 2 TB. rice or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 TB. olive oil
  • 1 TB. honey and/or stevia, to taste
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. POWDERED GINGER
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly grated ginger (optional-use the larger amount of POWDERED GINGER if omitting)
  • 1 TB. soy sauce (we use reduced sodium)
  • 1/2 Cup pineapple juice

       


In a slow cooker or 275° oven, combine the chicken, GINGER, GARLIC and salt. Cook on high for no longer than 3 hours or on low for no longer than 7 hours. Three hours in the oven at 275° will do it. The chicken should be cooked through but still firm.

Get your grill going. Slice the washed romaine down the middle but don't cut completely in half; leave the end intact to prevent the lettuce from falling apart. Quarter it if it is really large. Brush the chicken, lettuce, peaches and onion with olive oil. Place on the grill and cook until lightly brown, about 3-4 minutes. The lettuce will be slightly wilted. Remove from the grill and slice everything into bite-sized chunks and place in a serving bowl. Stir to combine. Top with blue cheese and nuts. Serve with Sesame-Ginger dressing.

To prepare the dressing: Combine all of the ingredients in a bottle and shake vigorously. It is a good idea to make the dressing a day ahead so the flavors have a chance to meld.

Note: We had trouble finding good fresh peaches when testing this recipe, and found sliced frozen peaches grilled up really well if they went on the grill halfway thawed, about 1 minute per side.

Prep. time: 20 minutes plus 3-7 hours chicken pre-cooking time
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4

Nutritional Information:
Servings 4; Serving Size 1 chicken breast, salad and 2 TB. dressing (312g); Calories 330; Calories from fat 150; Total fat 16g; Cholesterol 60mg; Sodium 400mg; Carbohydrate 24g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Sugars 16g; Protein 25g.


Pukalani79
by Ivy on May. 31, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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 BBQ chicken.  Thanks for reminding me! I need to put it in the crockpot!!

lalasmama2007
by on May. 31, 2013 at 3:13 PM

I'm not sure if its going to be pizza or pasta tonight with a salad.

Jinxed8
by Platinum Member on May. 31, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Yeah I don't know either it's really hot today ... I don't feel like cooking one bit.  Although a pasta salad sounds real good right now !

I may just pick something up on my way home from work ...

zumbafreak11
by on May. 31, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Burgers and macaroni salad.
MarylandMom123
by on May. 31, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Veggie enchiladas and rice.

1CrazyCajun
by on May. 31, 2013 at 4:53 PM

 Baked Lemon Pepper Fish, Garlic Potatos, Green Beans, Salad.

 

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storkradio193
by on May. 31, 2013 at 6:07 PM

cashew chicken

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