Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sun-Dried Tomato Italian Chicken

Does your husband ever call your in the middle of the day and ask, What's for dinner? If yours does not...I'd have to say lucky you. Mine, does that all the time. Sometimes, I throw him for a loop and say Something new, it's a surprise. That little statement alone, usually has him a little worried. My new motto....don't ask, no worries.

I tried a new recipe last week and with a few alterations from the original recipe, came up with a very easy and delicious meal. When my husband walked in the door, he immediately wanted to know what was cooking in The Colorado Lady's Kitchen....the aroma was amazing. Dinner was a hit, his worries soon forgotten.




Sun-Dried Tomato Italian Chicken


Looks yummy, right? Well, that is because it is. Are you ready to get started? Great....let's get right to it.

You will need: chicken breast, onion, sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic powder, olive oil, red wine vinegar, mushroom soup and Parmesan cheese, pasta, mushrooms (optional)

slice your sun dried tomatoes into strips, you will need about a cup. Next, finely chop your onion. Set aside for right now.

See, these are set aside...look how pretty the tomatoes are......

remove chicken breast from package and slice into strips. You could also use chicken tenders, but I had the breast on hand and just sliced them myself.

In 2 tablespoons of olive oil, brown chicken well on both sides. Once browned, remove from skillet, set aside.

add onion and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the oil you browned your chicken in, and cook for about 2 minutes, until soft.

Add soup, water, tomatoes, vinegar and basil and garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Heat well. If you want to add mushrooms, now is the time to do so. I left them out today, because I did not have any.

Return chicken to pan and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook 5-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Add basil and stir for about another minute.

Serve with your favorite pasta or whatever you have on hand. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese before serving (optional) I really love bow-tie pasta, but I did not have any today....serve with salad, garlic bread and a vegetable and you have a great easy meal for the whole family. This serves 4.



Sun Dried Tomato Italian Chicken


3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 package chicken breast cut into strips or use a package of chicken tenders
can of cream of mushroom soup
1 cup water
3/4 cup thinly sliced sun dried tomatoes
1/2 cup diced onions
1 1/2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tsp. basil
2 tsp. garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Pasta
shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan over med/high heat. Add chicken and cook about 12 minutes or so until browned on both sides. Remove from pan. Heat remaining olive oil in pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir soup, water, tomatoes, vinegar, spices and basil to pan. Stir. Return chicken to pan and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook about 8 minutes or until chicken is done. Serve chicken and sauce over pasta. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Enjoy!


***No weekly update this week.....I did not have a chance to get a post up. Let's just say, not much has changed....no goals met this week. However, I did get some yard work done, so I guess that is a form of exercise. Oh well....next week starts Monday. Have a great week!!

9 comments:

  1. Wow Suzanne this looks SO delicious. I think we will have to try this one. Soon!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  2. That looks wonderful! I have never used sun dried tomatoes, but now I'm inspired to give this a try! The other ingredients are all ones I usually have handy, so it would be a perfect recipe!

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  3. that looks sooooo scrumptious!!!!! thanks for the recipe, not to be confused with thanks for the memory!

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  4. Oh my!!! This looks wonderful. I'm adding it to my January menu. Thanks for sharing it!Ü

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  5. Suzanne, your recipes R O C K ! I love stopping by! Have a super week!

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  6. No, your husband never calls me in the middle of the day to ask what's for dinner. LOL But this looks yummy!

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  7. Why am I so hungry right now? That looks really good. I can almost spell it cooking. Thanks for stopping by and saying Howdy. I will applaud you if you can stay away from Goodwill for a month. I couldn't. Until lawn sale season starts back up, it is my only treasure source. Who doesn't love Goodwill? Have a great week.

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  8. Hi Suzanne - lovely to meet you!
    Oh my this looks absolutely divine - I am goign to copy the recipe to try tonight!!!!
    I have some recipes on my Vintage Rose Studio blog ... there is one on a lovely roast tomato & pumpkin soup which was a firm favorite (amongst others) during our winter months, take a look : http://vintagerosestudio.blogspot.com/2009/06/roast-tomato-pumpkin-soup.html
    Gena @ Vintage Rose Studio

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