Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BBQ Chicken Pizza



One small red onion
Cilantro for garnishing
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
1 package boneless skinless chicken tenders
1 pizza crust ( I buy my dough from my favorite pizzeria)
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce ( I use either Bulls-Eye Original or Sweet Baby Rays brand)
1/2 water


Preheat your oven to the temperature needed for your pizza crust. Next brown chicken tenders until fully cooked. Take out of pan and set aside. In the same pan saute onions, once they have cooked down about 5 minutes, add the chicken back into the pan add BBQ sauce, water and pineapple. Simmer for about 10 minutes. (I cook my pizza crust until it is almost fully cooked before i put on the BBQ chicken sauce.) Top pizza crust with the sauce and sprinkle with as much cheese as you like, put back into oven until the cheese melts. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy! :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Crunchy Asian Salad


Kosher salt
1/2 pound thin whole wheat spaghetti
1 pound sugar snap peas
1 head broccoli
1 cup shredded carrots
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
3 tablespoons toasted white sesame seeds, divided
1/2 cup low fat smooth peanut butter
2 red bell peppers, cored and seeded, and thinly sliced
4 scallions (with and green parts), sliced diagonally
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 Limes


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Brown chicken breasts in a medium size skillet.
Add all the vegetables, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until crisp tender.

For the dressing, whisk together the vegetable oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, water, honey, garlic, ginger, 2 tablespoons sesame seeds and peanut butter in a medium bowl.

Combine the spaghetti with the chicken and vegetables and scallions in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the spaghetti mixture. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and the cilantro and toss together. Squeeze lime over and enjoy!