I need someone to name these recipes for me because I stink at it…
I made this up for the Man today, and it was hit so I thought I would share it with y’all.
Maple Pear Chicken Salad
1 8oz boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into three or four pieces
1/2 sweet red pepper, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 bartlett pear, peeled, cored and sliced thinly
3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1-3 tsp butter or olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
lettuce for the bed
This is a terribly quick and simple meal to make up since I fixed it while getting my bread ready to rise for the day, doing dishes and had entered the final countdown before Alex had to get ready for work.
In a frying pan, over medium heat, I put the sliced pear, maple syrup, butter, garlic and half of the red pepper. Once those things had started to simmer together, I added the chicken pieces and covered the whole bit, then let it cook ten minutes or so while I chopped the lettuce and set the table.
Since stove settings very, make sure the chicken has cooked all the way through. If it starts to get a little dry, add a few tablespoons of water or broth, but if it’s covered, it should stay moist enough.
I put some chicken and a helping of the hot ‘sauce’ on the lettuce that I tossed with the rest of the pepper, it wilted it a little and – viola! Lunch was served…
Sweet, salty, mapley, garlicky – absolutely packed with flavor, we have a winner.
I know this meal isn’t in the Great Chicken Challenge- but it certainly could be. It fits all the criteria – easy, cheap, tasty and happily healthy.
Served 2 people; 20 minutes to make
280 calories (under 300 – yay!)
cost roughly $2.25 cents
This would be delicious with spinach instead of romaine or iceberg lettuce, or adorned with some chopped walnuts… be creative – it’s your meal, Enjoy!