Saturday, March 17, 2007

White Chicken Chili Recipe

White chicken chili

Recipe Ingredients

1 can (10 ounces) white chunk chicken
3 cups cooked white beans
1 can (14.5 ounces) low-sodium diced tomatoes
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
1 medium red pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Cayenne pepper, to taste
6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
6 ounces baked tortilla chips (about 65 chips)

Recipe Directions

In a large soup pot, add the chicken, beans, tomatoes and chicken broth. Cover and simmer over medium heat.

Meanwhile, spray a nonstick frying pan with cooking spray. Add the onions, peppers and garlic and saute until the vegetables are soft, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add the onion and pepper mixture to the soup pot. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, oregano and, as desired, cayenne pepper. Simmer for about 10 minutes, or until all the vegetables are soft.

Ladle into warmed bowls. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 teaspoon cilantro. Serve with baked chips on the side (about 10 chips with each serving of chili).

Nutritional Analysis(per serving)

Serving size: About 2 cups
Calories : 376
Cholesterol : 22 mg
Protein : 25 g
Sodium : 474 mg
Carbohydrate : 60 g
Fiber : 12 g
Total fat : 5 g
Potassium : 845 mg
Saturated fat : 2 g
Calcium : 232 mg
Monounsaturated fat : 1 g

White Chicken Chili Recipe by mayoclinic

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Chicken quesadillas

A quesadilla is a flour tortilla filled with cooked meat, refried beans, cheese or other ingredients that are folded then grilled or baked. Serve these chicken quesadillas as a main dish or cut them in strips and serve as an appetizer

Recipe Ingredients

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, each 4 ounces
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup smoky or hot salsa
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
6 flour tortillas, each 8 inches in diameter
1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Recipe Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Cut each chicken breast into cubes. In a large, nonstick frying pan, add the chicken and onions and saute until the onions are tender and the chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the salsa, tomatoes and cilantro.

To assemble, lay a tortilla flat and rub the outside edge with water. Spread about 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture onto the tortilla, leaving about 1/2 inch free around the outer rim. Sprinkle with a spoonful of shredded cheese. Fold tortilla in half and seal. Place on a cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Lightly coat the top of the tortillas with cooking spray.

Bake until the quesadillas are lightly browned and crispy, about 5 to 7 minutes. Cut in half and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis(per serving)

Serving size: 2 halves
Calories : 444
Cholesterol : 51 mg
Protein : 32 g
Sodium : 736 mg
Carbohydrate : 55 g
Fiber : 1 g
Total fat : 10 g
Potassium : 526 mg
Saturated fat : 3 g
Calcium : 390 mg
Monounsaturated fat : 3 g

Chicken Quesadillas Recipe by Mayoclinic

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Buttermilk waffles Recipe

Buttermilk Waffles Recipe

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup whole-wheat (whole-meal) flour
1 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups buttermilk
1 egg
4 egg whites


In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda and sugar.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and whole egg. Add to the flour mixture and stir to mix evenly.

In a large metal or glass bowl, using an electric mixture on high speed, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the flour mixture.

Place a baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 225 F.

Preheat a waffle iron. Spray with cooking spray if necessary. Spoon or ladle about 3/4 cup of the batter into the waffle iron, depending on the size of the iron. Spread slightly with a spoon and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer the waffle to the baking sheet in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 6 waffles.

Nutritional Analysis(per serving)

Serving size: 1 waffle
Calories : 208
Cholesterol : 39 mg
Protein : 11 g
Sodium : 281 mg
Carbohydrate : 37 g
Fiber : 3 g
Total fat : 2 g
Potassium : 274 mg
Saturated fat : 1 g
Calcium : 124 mg
Monounsaturated fat :
1 g

Buttermilk waffles Recipe by mayoclinic

Friday, March 9, 2007

Apple City Barbecue Recipe

Apple City Barbecue Recipe

Apple City Barbecue

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup ketchup (I use Hunt's)
2/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 cup apple juice or cider
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/3 cup bacon bits, ground in a spice grinder
1/3 cup peeled and grated apple
1/3 cup grated onion
2 teaspoons grated green bell pepper

Recipe Instructions

Combine the ketchup, rice vinegar, apple juice or cider, cider vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder, white pepper, cayenne, and bacon bits in a large saucepan.

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the apple, onion, and bell pepper. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until it thickens slightly. Stir it often. Allow to cool, then pour into sterilized glass bottles. A glass jar that used to contain mayonnaise or juice works real well. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Apple City Barbecue Recipe by

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup Recipe

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup Recipe

This is a delicious recipe for ham and potato soup that a friend gave to me. It is very easy and the great thing about it is that you can add additional ingredients, more ham, potatoes, etc and it still turns out great.

Recipe Ingredients

3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk

Recipe Directions

Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.

In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.

Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup Recipe by allrecipes

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