Chicken, Peppers and Pesto Sauce

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Serves 6

Ingredients

6 chicken thighs, boneless skinless
Salt
Pepper
1 red pepper, sliced thin
1 yellow pepper, sliced thin
1 orange pepper, sliced thin
1 red onion, halved and sliced thin
1/2 cup freshly made pesto (recipe follows)

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the chicken on a large baking sheet, place the pepper and onion sliced all over the baking sheet as well. Place in the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is tender. In the meantime make the pesto and when the chicken comes out of the oven toss the mixture with the pesto and serve immediately.

Pesto Sauce (Light)

Makes 1 cup

Ingredients

1 cup basil leaves
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water

Directions

Mix the ingredients up in a blender until smooth.

Curried Apple Chicken & Parsnip Stew

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Serves 6

Ingredients

Olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped medium
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 boneless and skinless chicken thighs
2 large apples, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 large parsnips, peeled and chopped small
3 fresh curry leaves
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 cup red lentils
2 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup raisins
1 apple, quartered, cored and cut in wedges, for garnish

Directions

In a large stew pan with heavy bottom, over medium high heat, add olive oil. Saute onions, carrots, and garlic, cook, stirring, 7 minutes. Add chicken thighs, and brown on all sides. Add apples and parsnips, and continue to saute. Add curry leaves, curry powder, and lentils. Stir well. Add broth, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add raisins, and simmer for another 10 minutes.

Garnish with a curry dusted apple wedge.

Ginger-Chicken Foil Packs with Baby Bok Choy

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Serves 6

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts cut into thin strips
Salt & Pepper
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup tamari
3-4 baby bok choy heads, leaves
4 shitake mushrooms, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh Thai basil leaves, chopped

Direction

Pre-heat oven to 350°F degrees. In a large bowl mix together all ingredients until well mixed. Place in 2-3 foil packs and bake for about 15 minutes.

Folding packets: Take a large sheet of parchment or aluminum foil and place goods in the middle, fold making sure none of the liquid can escape. Place on a baking sheet in case drips happen.

Lemon & Oregano Chicken Greek Salads

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Serves 6

Ingredients

1 large chicken breast, sliced thin
Salt
Cracked black pepper
1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups romaine lettuce torn into bite size pieces
1/2 cup calamata olives
1/2 cup feta, crumbled
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons (for dressing)
Salt and pepper

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Season the chicken sliced with salt and pepper. Mix together the chicken the lemon zest and the lemon juice in a bowl. Cook the chicken for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Mix together tomaotes, lettuce, olives, feta and parsley. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over the salad, toss chicken in and serve.

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