Sesame Chicken and Noodles in Mushroom Broth Sunday, Oct 16 2016 

4 shiitake mushrooms
1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
4 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons fish sauce
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, sliced
1 serrano chile, thinly sliced
1 quart water
2 cups uncooked fresh Chinese-style noodles
1 pound chicken cutlets
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds
2 teaspoons sesame oil
4 baby bok choy, cut in half lengthwise
1/2 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices red bell pepper
1 lime, cut into 8 wedges

Remove mushroom stems. Thinly slice caps; set caps aside. Bring stems, broth, and next 6 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan. Remove pan from heat.

Bring 1 quart of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add noodles; cook 3 minutes or until done. Drain.

Sprinkle chicken with black pepper. Place seeds in a dish. Press seeds into both sides of chicken. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan. Add bok choy, cut sides down; cook 3 minutes or until browned. Add reserved mushroom slices and bell pepper. Strain broth mixture through a sieve into pan; cover and cook 2 minutes. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon.

Thinly slice chicken. Place 1/2 cup noodles, about 1/4 cup vegetables, and 4 ounces chicken into 4 shallow bowls. Spoon 1/4 cup broth mixture over each. Garnish each with two lime wedges.

Cooking Light, August 2012, page 26

Chicken with Pepperoni Marinara Sauce Monday, Jan 6 2014 

Cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
16 slices pepperoni, coarsely chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 cups lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as McCutcheon’s)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds chicken cutlets
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preheat broiler to high.

Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add garlic and pepperoni; cook 2 minutes or until garlic begins to brown, stirring frequently. Add oregano; cook 30 seconds. Add marinara sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in basil.

Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken with pepper. Add chicken to skillet; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned, turning after 3 minutes. Spoon sauce over chicken; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts.

Cooking Light, January/February 2012, page 32

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Grilled Chicken Parmesan Friday, Jun 7 2013 

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
Salt and pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
6 (3- to 4-ounce) chicken cutlets, 1/2 inch thick, trimmed
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (1 cup)

Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook until onion is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Stir in tomatoes and their juice and mash with potato masher until coarsely ground. Increase heat to high and bring to boil, about 10 minutes. Off heat, stir in Parmesan, basil and oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Grill chicken over hot fire until well browned on first side, about 3 minutes.

Flip chicken over and top each cutlet with 2 tablespoons tomato sauce. Divide mozzarella among cutlets. Cover and cook until mozzarella starts to melt and chicken registers 160 degrees, about 3 minutes.

Transfer chicken to plate, tent loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve, passing any remaining tomato sauce separately.

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