Pistachio + Goat Cheese Smothered Chicken
with Low-Country Bulgur
This recipe was so simple, yet it was one of the best ways I’ve had chicken in ages!! I wish I could take the credit, but this one goes out to Robin Miller. She’s sure got the magic touch – I’ve liked tons of her recipes.
In true Robin Miller style, I cooked 4 chicken tenders (they were large) and am morphing the other two for a Mexican salad on Wednesday. (Too bad I couldn’t do the salad tonight for Cinco de Mayo!)
I pretty much followed her recipe to a T – coat chicken with honey mustard, smother with soft goat cheese, top with crushed nuts (these were a mix of pist. and almonds). Bake for 20 minutes covered, bake for another bit uncovered. Because my tenders were smaller, I only baked uncovered for about 4 more minutes. It was fabulous!!
For the bulgur, I defrosted and sauteed some frozen okra with about a cup of chopped fresh bell pepper. I added a dash of Worcestershire sauce, fresh oregano and cider vinegar, then tossed with the cooked bulgur.
It was a little bland, so I garnished with cilantro and brought out the hot sauce!
From above –
I took a stab at scones today. As I think I’ve said before, I’m very picky about my scones. I like them VERY dry and crumbly to the touch. Anything described as “moist” is not for me. I tried these plain scones from Vegan with a Vengeance and while they were delicious, they were NOT scones! They were like biscuit mini cakes!
I changed the recipe a bit – substituting whole wheat pastry flour for white and Smart Balance for oil. This batch made 4 scones, about 160 calories each.
I think the batter was the best part! I did my share of licking my fingers after patting it out 🙂
With raspberry jam and some Smart Balance
Can’t have scones without tea!
I also snacked on some carrots while making dinner –
Walk + Hunger = Dessert
We went for a 30 minute walk after dinner and by 8:30 I was starving! Not sure why because my dinner should have been filling enough. So I split one of Meredith’s Watermelon cookies we brought back from the beach with the husband 😉 It was doughy and delicious!
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