Friday, August 7, 2009

#30: Winging it

30 - Come up with 12 healthy “go to” dinner recipes (3/12)

The past two recipes were my slightly modified versions of other recipes that I found. The recipe that I am posting today is my own creation. It's called: making something with all the shit in my fridge. Enjoy!

1 spaghetti squash

1 tbsp olive oil
3 chicken breasts, cubed
1 tsp rosemary
2 red peppers coarsely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 handfuls of green beans cut into 1 inch sections
salt to taste

1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup dry white wine
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
1 tbsp dill weed
1 tsp lemon juice

Cut the squash in half length-wise and scoop out the seeds. Put both halves (open side facing up) in a casserole dish with an inch of water and microwave on high for 10-15 mins (my feeble microwave needs 15 mins). Remove from microwave, cover and let stand for 5 mins.

Saute the chicken in half the olive oil (1/2 tbsp) until it is almost fully cooked (about 10-12 mins). Drain some of the liquid from the cooked chicken and add the other 1/2 tbsp of olive oil, rosemary, green beans, red pepper and garlic. Salt to taste and cook for another 10 mins, or until the green beans are tender. I like to cover the pan with a lid to speed up the cooking process of the green beans.

Melt the butter on med-high in a saucepan and add the flour, stirring for 1 min. Gradually whisk in the milk, whipping cream, white wine and salt, stirring until the sauce boils and thickens. Add the mozzarella and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the dill weed and lemon juice, mixing well. Sauce is ready to serve once thick.

Run a fork across the flesh of the squash, pulling up the strings. Pile spaghetti squash strings on a plate and top with chicken mixture and desired amount of sauce. Voila! This will serve 3 hungry people. Or as I prefer, it will serve 2 and the remainder will wrap up nicely in Tupperware for lunch at work the next day.

*I made this last night and completely spaced out and didn't take any pictures. So if you're curious to know what it looks like in the end...I'll make it again next week and post the results!

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