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Chicken Breast ... Again?

True, you can’t beat the chicken breast for high-protein, low fat eating, but baked or grilled chicken breast day after day can get boring. Try these other chicken breast recipes for a change and transform the lowly chicken breast into a work of art:

Chicken Breast with Pasta and Broccoli

- While your pasta is boiling, prepare the chicken and broccoli. Cut the broccoli into flowerets and microwave until just slightly underdone. Meanwhile, mince up a couple of garlic cloves, cut the breast(s) into chunks and brown both together slightly in a skillet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. When almost done, add about 1/4 cup of chicken broth and the partially cooked broccoli. Toss together with the pasta and some parmesan cheese. Its quick, filling, loaded with protein and carbohydrates, and very good-tasting.

Chicken Breast with Pineapple

- Cut the chicken breast into chunks and brown slightly in a skillet coated with cooking oil spray. Add crushed garlic, soy sauce, a pinch of ginger, and a small can of pineapple chunks, then cover and simmer until almost done. In the last three minutes of cooking, throw in some fresh snow peas and toss all together until the snow peas are crisp-tender. Serve over rice for a beautiful, healthy and delicious low-fat meal.

Quick Wedding Soup with Chicken Breast

- Make a chicken stock by simmering a couple of chicken breasts with some scraped carrots, an onion and a few celery stalks. Place all in a pot, add water to cover, and bring to a boil. Once the stock boils, reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer for 45-60 minutes. When done, remove the vegetables and chicken from the pot, reserving the stock. Shred the chicken and put back in the stock along with some frozen carrot slices, sliced fresh mushrooms, and some shredded spinach or escarole. Cook until all are heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste and top each serving with Parmesan or Romano cheese. Bellisimo!


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