Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Dinner Diva Menu Week of 1/11

Sunday: Gouda-Stuffed Chicken with Apples, crusty french bread, spinach salad

Gouda-Stuffed Chicken with Apples
4 (4 oz) skinless boneless chicken breasts
3 oz smoked gouda, sliced thinly
2 T. flour
2 t. oil
1 cup chicken broth
1 c. apple cider
1 garlic clove, minced
1 T. honey
2 granny smith apples, peeled and cut into 12 wedges

Cut a horizontal slit in each chicken breast to form a pocket. Divide cheese evenly among pockets. Dredge chicken in flour.

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over med-high heat. Add chicken; cook 7 min on each side or until done; remove from pan, keep warm

Add broth, cider, and garlic to pan; bring to a boil. Add honey and apples; cook 10 min or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally.

Spoon apples and sauce over chicken. Yeild: 4 servings

Monday (Vegetarian): Cavatappi With Spinach, Beans and Asiago Cheese, Commercial garlic bread or garlic cheese bread

Tuesday: grilled tilapia, wheat pilaf (commercial, such as Near East), steamed broccoli

Wednesday: White Chicken Chili, Saltines, fruit salad

1 small onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Jalapeno pepper, minced
4 ounce can chopped green chiles, drained
1 teaspoon powdered cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2/3 cup cooked white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
8 ounces cooked chicken breast, cubed (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in soup pot until tender. Add JalapeƱo, chiles, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, and salt, and saute another minute. Stir in chicken broth, beans, and chicken. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Stir in cilantro and cheese and serve.

Thursday: Chili-Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Use the leftover white chili from Wednesday, and ladle over pre-baked potatoes. Top with cilantro and shredded cheddar

Friday: Leftovers or Out to eat (we are going on an actual date!)

Saturday: Pizza night