May 2, 2012 7:22 am
Updated: May 3, 2012 6:34 pm
Hi, my name is Pat. My "handle" is ravlady59. I am 53 years old and engaged to a really great guy. He eats anything I fix, without complaint. Plus he doesn't mind cooking with me or doing the dishes after dinner. How great is that?!
I am very new to blogging. In my blog, I would like to be able to share cooking tips, recipes that have and have not worked for me, and just get some new ideas about meal planning and leftover recreations.
Let me start with my meal last night. I have been watching the commercials for the Swanson stock packettes on TV and they are fixing a pretty chicken dish. I created my own dish last night based on what I saw. Don't quite know what to call it but it turned
out pretty good.
3 chicken breasts (boneless/skinless) sliced into strips about 1/8-1/4 inch wide.
1 package sliced fresh mushrooms
1 bunch green onions (sliced) separate the white from the green
1 container Grape tomatoes
1 lemon juiced
1/2 cup white wine or water(divided)
1 tsp cornstarch
1 clove garlic minced finely or pressed
pasta or noodles
salt and pepper to taste
Saute the mushrooms in a little butter or oil (about 2 tblsp) until soft and browned. Add chicken strips, salt and pepper and garlic. Cook until chicken is lightly browned and done through. Add whites from the green onions. Cook for 2 -3 minutes. Add white
wine, cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Mix juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup) and add wine to make 1/2 cup. Add 1 tsp cornstarch and stir until disolved. Add tomatoes to pan and cover. Cook only 2 or 3 minutes to heat the tomatoes through - some will burst
and some will stay whole. Add lemon juice mixture and stir. Lower heat to very low - 1 to 3 on my stove.
Make noodles or pasta according to package directions. Before draining check chicken. If the mixture seems too dry add pasta water to obtain desired sauce consistancy. Drain noodles or pasta.
Serve chicken atop pasta and garnish with green onion tops. It was really tasty and had some tang from the lemons and sweetness of the tomatoes.
Let me know what you think!