Monday, September 15, 2008

Warm Chicken Salad

Our dinner tonight is one of my favorite recipes...I haven't made it for a while and it was SO good tonight! The kids really like the flavor of the chicken...I usually have to make some kind of roll or bread to go along with this, because the salad itself just isn't enough for the little munchkins!!!!

In other "news"....I ran 3 miles today! wahoo!!! It's still not as much as I would "normally" do of course, but atleast it's something! I was really hoping I could push it to 4 miles today, but my body wasn't having it. I was happy with my 3 though!!! When I first got on the treadmill my husband was like, so your gonna run? I'm like, well, I don't know, maybe just walk...cuz my stomach was feeling kind of yucky. He's like, okay, well don't overdo it! So I start going and like 5 minutes later he comes inside and see's me running and was like huh???!!!! It was quite funny. Then when I told him I did 3 he laughed and said, I bet it felt good though huh??!!! You betcha!!!!

Here's the yummy recipe:)
Warm Chicken Salad
6 cups torn spinach
2 cups torn leaf lettuce
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced (I don't like red, it's too strong for me, so i just use a regular onion)
2 red or gree sweet peppers - cut bite size
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbls oil ( i use EVOO)
2 Tbls balsamic vinegar
2 Tbls water

In large bowl combine spinach, leaf lettuce, red onion and pepper strips. Cover and chill up to 2 hours...( i never actually chill for 2 hours...I don't think it really makes a difference at all)

Cut chicken into bite size strips. Toss chicken w/rosemary and lemon pepper. Stir fry chicken strips and garlic in hot oil over medium-high heat until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Remove chicken and add to salad mixture.

For dressing, add vinegar and water to skillet (that was used to cook the chicken) stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Pour dressing over salad, gently toss to mix.


Diane said...

yay for running!! i can't imagine how EXCITED you are .. teehee! i have a dr. appt tomorrow for my foot...cross your fingers i can get it fixed & it's not a fortune... I MISS THE GYM!! :(

Heather said...

You are too amazing. ONLY running 3 miles. I bow down to you my dear.