Tonight I found a recipe for chicken breast that called for using light Italian dressing in the pan instead of oil. I searched my refrigerator and all I had remotely similiar to Italian dressing was this:
I figured ‘close enough!’ Not even tasting it, I squirted about 1/4 cup in the pan and began heating it up. Next I threw in the diced chicken breast. I substituted baby bella mushrooms for carrots (I ran out of carrots) and started sauteeing my dinner. I wish I had the forethought to take a photo of the finished product, but I didn’t.
You’ll have to take my word for it that it was great! I want to share my new recipe with you and hope you’ll try it and let me know if you like it. I will try to estimate my amounts, but you’ll have to remember, I cook for 6 big eaters.
Here we go:
2-3 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 medium onions cut into wedges (we love onions!)
1/3 -1/2 cup Wishbone Red Wine Vinegarette dressing
1- lg pkg Baby Bella mushrooms sliced (honestly, you can’t really have too many mushrooms)
1 pkg neufchatel cheese
1 can chicken broth
fresh ground pepper
1 box of Minute Rice brown rice
**I think this is pretty low calorie, so eat up!
Cut the raw chicken in cubes. In a large sautee pan, pour in the dressing in lieu of oil. When hot, drop the chicken in and begin browning. Thoroughly season with fresh ground pepper. Toss the onion wedges in and brown for about 8 minutes stirring often.
In the mean time, follow the directions on the rice and microwave it while the chicken is cooking.
When the chicken seems browned, throw in the mushrooms and let them cook for 5 minutes or until they shrink a bit. Continue to stir. Pour in 1 can of chicken broth. Cube 1/2 -3/4 brick of Neufchatel cheese and toss into the chicken mixture. As you stir, the cheese will melt and mix with the chicken broth, creating a delicious creamy sauce.
Spoon over brown rice and serve. It’s delicious and is a little sweet. I hope you like it!
This turned out to be a completely different dish than my original recipe, Farmhouse Chicken. It’s all mine. And now it’s yours.