*These are seriously so so good*
10 soft taco shells
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 oz) can diced green chillies
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9×13 pan
2. Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese.  Roll up in tortillas and place in pan.
3. In a sauce pan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute.  Add broth and whisk until smooth.  Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
4. Stir in sour cream and chilies.  Do not bring to boil, you don’t want curdled sour cream.
5. Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.
6. Bake 22 min and then under high broil for 3 min to brown the cheese.
Taken from Joyful Momma


½ cup strawberry jam or preserves, I used my Strawberry-Pineapple Freezer Jam, use your favorite
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Sriracha Chili Sauce
1 ball pizza dough, your favorite or this recipe or a purchased ball of dough*
1 cup diced or shredded chicken breast, from rotisserie chicken or left over chicken of any kind
½ cup applewood smoked bacon, cut in 1 inch pieces, cooked and drained
½ cup thin sliced sweet onion
12 ounces shredded Italian blend cheese, I used Sargento, but whatever you like best is fine
¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
¼ cup fresh strawberries, diced small

1. Place pizza stone or sheet pan on middle rack of oven. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2. Place balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 4 to 5 minutes or until reduced to half of the original volume and mixture is thick and syrupy. Add strawberry preserves and Sriracha and mix well. Set aside to cool.

3. Pat or roll out pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to approximately a 14 inch circle. Shape does not have to be perfect, this is a rustic pizza. Place a piece of parchment paper, slightly larger than your dough on a pizza peel or an upside down sheet pan. (The parchment paper will make your transfer of the pizza to the oven infinitely easier!) Sprinkle parchment paper lightly with cornmeal. Fold dough in quarters and place on parchment paper, then unfold.

4. Combine chicken with 2 tablespoons of the balsamic-strawberry mixture and mix to coat all chicken with sauce. Pour rest of sauce onto pizza dough and spread to cover. Leave a 1 inch border all around the edge. Scatter chicken evenly over the sauce.

5. Place about 3/4 of the cheese on top of dough and spread to cover sauce evenly. Scatter  bacon and sweet onion over cheese to distribute evenly. Scatter remaining cheese over this layer.

6. Slide parchment paper with pizza on top onto stone or cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Watch carefully, at this temperature it is easy to burn the pizza!

7. Remove from oven and let cool slightly, 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and fresh diced strawberries. Serve and enjoy!

*You can purchase pizza dough from Whole FoodsTrader Jo’s and many other grocery stores. Often pizzerias will sell a ball of their own dough for a very reasonable price.


Three-Cheese Chicken Cannelloni

PER SERVING (1 stuffed cutlet, 1/2 of recipe): 274 calories, 3.5g fat, 647mg sodium, 12g carbs, 2g fiber, 6g sugars, 43g protein — POINTS® value 5*

Pasta is passé (and starchy!). We like our cheesy filling rolled up in CHICKEN! And we know you will too.

1/4 cup frozen chopped spinach
1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1/3 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
2 tsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping
1 tsp. chopped garlic, divided
Dash nutmeg
Dash each salt and black pepper, or more to taste
Two 5-oz. raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast cutlets
3/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
1 tsp. dried minced onion
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 stick light string cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place spinach and mushrooms in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, until softened. Blot thoroughly, removing excess liquid. Add ricotta cheese, Parm-style topping, 1/2 tsp. garlic, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

Place one chicken cutlet in a large sealable plastic bag and, removing as much air as possible, seal bag. Carefully pound chicken through the bag with a meat mallet or heavy can, until uniformly about 1/3-inch thick. Repeat with second cutlet.

Lay cutlets flat and spread evenly with veggie-cheese mixture. Starting with a longer side, roll up one cutlet (not too tightly or the filling will ooze!), and secure with toothpicks. Place in a baking pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Repeat with second cutlet. Cover pan with foil.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, Italian seasoning, and remaining 1/2 tsp. garlic. Mix well and set aside.

Break string cheese into thirds and place in a food processor or blender — blend at high speed until cheese takes on a shredded or grated consistency. (Or just tear string cheese into pieces and roughly chop.) Set aside.

Remove pan from the oven, and carefully remove foil. Spoon seasoned tomatoes equally over chicken, and sprinkle shredded/grated string cheese evenly over tomatoes. Return to the oven (uncovered) and bake for 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and cheese on top has melted. Remove toothpicks and enjoy!


What You Need!

1-1/2 cups water

6 Tbsp. KRAFT Roasted Red Pepper Italian with Parmesan Dressing, divided

1 pkg. (10 oz.) spinach leaves, stems removed, chopped

1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken

1/4 cup coarsely chopped roasted red peppers

6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 lb.), pounded to 1/4-inch thickness

1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese

Make It!

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

BRING water and 2 Tbsp. dressing to boil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Stir in spinach, stuffing mix and peppers; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 min.

SPREAD onto chicken breasts. Roll up each breast, starting at one short end; place, seam-side down, in 13×9-inch baking dish. Brush with remaining dressing.

BAKE 35 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF). Top with cheese; bake 5 min. or until melted.

via spinach-stuffed chicken breasts recipe at kraftfoods.com.

1 1/2 cups Green Giant® frozen broccoli florets, thawed, drained (from 12-oz bag)

1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

1 cup cut-up cooked chicken breast

1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

1/2 cup Bisquick Heart Smart® mix

1 cup fat-free (skim) milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 eggs or 1/3 cup fat-free egg product

1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray. Layer broccoli, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the chicken and onion in pie plate.

2. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk, salt, peper and eggs with wire whisk or fork until blended. Pour into pie plate.

3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 3 to 4 minutes longer or just until cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes.

via “Healthified” Impossibly Easy Chicken ‘n Broccoli Pie – Healthified – Eat Better America.

“Healthified” Chicken Tortilla Casserole – Special Occasions – Eat Better America.

1 can (10 3/4 oz) 98% fat free 45% less sodium condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles
1 container (8 oz) fat-free sour cream
1/2 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
8 yellow corn tortillas (6 or 7 inch), torn into bite-size pieces
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1 large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend (6 oz)
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix soup, chiles, sour cream, milk, chili powder and cumin until blended. Stir in chicken, tortillas and bell pepper. Stir in tomato and 1 cup of the cheese. Spoon and spread mixture in baking dish.
2. Cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 375°F.

Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 100); Total Fat 11g (Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 60mg; Sodium 610mg; Total Carbohydrate 22g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 4g); Protein 22g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 20%; Iron 8% Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2 MyPyramid Servings: 1/2 c Dairy, 1 oz-equivalents Grains, 2 oz-equivalents Meat & Beans, 1/4 c Vegetables
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Mexican Lasagna

June 26, 2009

Found at http://www.sparkrecipes.com

1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
1 cup each diced red onion and diced green bell pepper
2 tsp minced garlic
1cup canned black beans drained and rinsed
1 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup frozen or canned corn
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
2 cups your favorite tomato pasta sauce
1 cup medium salsa
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp fresh minced cilantro
4 large or 8 small whole wheat flour tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded nacho/mexican cheese
1/4 cup green onions
1 cup light sour cream

Preheat oven to 375 f. Spray a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish and set aside.

In a large, non stick pot or skillet, cook ground turkey, onions, green pepper and garlic over medium – high heat until meat is no longer pink. Break up any large pieces of turkey as it’s cooking.

Add black beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder, and cumin. Cook and stir for 2 more minutes. Add pasta sauce, salsa and black pepper. Bing to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro and remove from heat.

To assemble lasagne, spread 1/3 sauce mixture over bottom of casserole dish. Top with 1/2 the tortillas, overlapping and cutting to fit the dish. Top with 1/3 sauce mixture, followed by 1/2 the cheese. Cover cheese with remaining tortillas, followed by remaining sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with green onion.

Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 more minutes. Let lasagne stand for at least 10 minutes before slicing for easier serving. Top each piece with a dollop of sour cream.

makes 8 pieces

Found at Cooks.com

3 c. turkey or chicken
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. chopped onion
8 oz. water chestnuts
4 oz. mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom
2/3 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sour cream
2-3 tbsp. melted butter
2/3 c. shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1 pkg. crescent rolls

Saute onions, celery, and mushrooms in butter. Add soup, mayonnaise, sour cream, chicken, water chestnuts. Cook until hot and bubbly. Pour into 9 x 13 or 10 x 10 pan. Cover with crescent rolls. Combine butter, cheese, and almonds. Sprinkle over rolls. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Chicken D’lish Kebabs

PER SERVING (two kebabs): 285 calories, 3g fat, 432mg sodium, 21.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 12g sugars, 44g protein — POINTS® value 5*

The yogurt marinade makes this chicken INSANELY tender and delicious! And don’t worry… we didn’t get “curried” away with the spices (tee-hee!).

12 oz. raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast, cut into cubes (1 1/2 inches)
2 red bell peppers
1 large (or 2 small) yellow summer squash
1 onion
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. curry powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Dash paprika

In a medium sealable container, combine yogurt, lemon juice, curry powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and paprika, and stir well. Add chicken and coat completely. Cover container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Meanwhile, if using wooden skewers, soak four in water for 20 minutes to prevent burning. Cut peppers, squash, and onion into chunks equal in size to the chicken cubes.

Skewer the chicken and veggies alternately onto four skewers, packing the pieces together tightly.

Spray grill lightly with nonstick spray, and bring to medium-high heat.

Grill kebabs for 5 minutes with the grill cover down. Then carefully flip kebabs with long barbecue tongs.

With the grill cover down, grill for another 5 – 7 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

Remove from grill and allow to cool slightly. Once cool enough to handle, pull chicken and veggies off the sticks and eat!


Grillin’ of the Corn

PER SERVING (entire cob): 128 calories, 1.25g fat, 900mg sodium, 28g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 10.5g sugars, 3g protein — POINTS® value 2*

This garlic-teriyaki grilled corn on the cob is SCARY-GOOD!

1 fresh cob of corn, husk removed
2 tbsp. thick teriyaki marinade with about 20 – 25 calories per tbsp. (like the one by Lawry’s)
1/2 tsp. crushed garlic

In a small dish, mix teriyaki sauce and garlic.

Place corn on the cob in the center of a large piece of aluminum foil. Spread garlic-teriyaki marinade across the corn, turning the cob so the marinade is evenly distributed. Wrap cob up securely in the foil, making sure there is no place for the marinade to escape.

Bring grill to medium-high heat. With the grill cover down, grill foil-wrapped corn for about 15 minutes, carefully turning occasionally with long barbecue tongs.

Remove from grill and allow to cool slightly. Once cool enough to handle, remove foil and eat!

Girl on Grill Veggie Wraps

PER SERVING (two halves): 145 calories, 3.5g fat, 483mg sodium, 31g carbs, 16.5g fiber, 8g sugars, 12g protein — POINTS® value 2*

Vegetarians, we know it’s tough being the only one at the cookout eating a Gardenburger. This one’s for you. Make those carnivores jealous!

2 La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Large Tortillas
Two 1/2-inch-thick peeled eggplant slices (cut lengthwise)
1 large portabello mushroom cap
1 red bell pepper, halved, seeds removed
1 small zucchini, ends removed, cut lengthwise into 4 slices
3 tbsp. plain fat-free yogurt
1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp. crushed garlic
2 dashes salt
2 dashes black pepper

Spray grill well with nonstick spray, and bring to medium-high heat.

Grill all the veggies for 5 minutes with the grill cover down. Then carefully flip with long barbecue tongs.

Grill veggies for about 5 minutes longer with the grill cover down, until slightly soft and blackened. Remove from grill and allow to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, in a small dish, combine yogurt, basil, and garlic, and mix well. Set aside.

Once veggies are cool enough to handle, cut mushroom cap and pepper halves into slices. Then warm tortillas slightly in the microwave (or carefully and quickly on the grill).

Spread half of the yogurt mixture onto each tortilla. Place a slice of eggplant down the center of each tortilla, and place a slice of zucchini on either side. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.

Evenly distribute mushroom and pepper slices between the two tortillas, laying them in the same direction as the other veggie slices. Roll each tortilla up like a burrito.

Slice each wrap in half (giving you four halves total), and enjoy!


Taken From Kraft Foods:

What You Need!
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1-1/4 cups KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
8 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (2 lb.)
1/3 cup KRAFT Roasted Red Pepper Italian with Parmesan Dressing

Make It!

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

MIX tomatoes, 1/2 cup cheese and basil in medium bowl. Add stuffing mix; stir just until moistened.

PLACE 2 chicken breasts in large freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Pound with meat mallet or side of heavy can until chicken is 1/4 inch thick. Remove from bag; place, top-sides down, on cutting board. Repeat with remaining chicken. Spread chicken with stuffing mixture. Starting at 1 narrow end, tightly roll up each breast. Place, seam-sides down, in 13×9-inch baking dish. Drizzle with dressing.

BAKE 40 min. or until chicken is done (165°F). Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 5 min. or until melted.

For a south-of-the-border-style chicken dish, use diced tomatoes with bell or jalapeno peppers, KRAFT Mexican Style Shredded Cheese instead of the mozzarella cheese and chopped cilantro instead of the basil.