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April 22, 2010 Ariel
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We tried two new recipes this week, both of them were a great success, so I decided to share them!
The first one, the Tangy Ranch Chicken was sort of an accidental meal. We were supposed to have a ground beef dish, but as I was cooking, I discovered my beef was no good :(. I get grass fed beef from a local farm and unfortunately my order came in while I was out of town, so by the time I was able to pick it up and get it home to cook, it was bad. Lesson learned and I am so thankful that I had this recipe and all the ingredients! It only took about 30 minutes – I thawed the chicken in a bowl of cold water and made my mashed potatoes and green beans while waiting for it. Then it cooked very quick, thankfully, since we were all hungry by that point! Leo raved about it so much (and it was delicious!) that it has now become my “in a pinch” recipe.
Tonight, we tried the Tetrazzini. I love tetrazzini, so I was a little wary about this one. But, I had some chicken left from a roasted chicken I had picked up earlier this week and didn’t want to waste it. I was a little short on chicken and ranch than what was called for, but it was more than enough for us! It was so good – even Ethan ate two little bowls! We added sweet snap peas as a side. I put cheese on top of mine and I think next time I will experiment with other additions – bell pepper, onion, etc.!
Here are the two recipes for you to enjoy – I got the Tangy Ranch out of a magazine and the Tetrazzine printed with a coupon, I have listed the websites for you to find more great dinner ideas!

Oh, I put in parentheses any changes I made to the recipes. Enjoy!

Tangy Ranch Chicken:
2/3c Ranch Dressing
1/3c Yellow Mustard
3tbsp. brown sugar
4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (2)

mix dressing, mustard and sugar

heat oil in nonstick skillet. saute chicken until browned, about 10 minutes.
stir in sauce. cook, stirring until chicken is glazed. (I added the sauce and turned the chicken a couple times, spooning sauce on either side. I also cut the chicken -to see if it was done- and added sauce inside!)

Super easy and so good – we didn’t need as much chicken as it called for, so I put the extra sauce on our green beans – also yummy!
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Chicken Ranch Tetrazzini
1pkg/8oz. linguine
3c shredded cooked chicken (I didn’t measure, just used what I had left from a roasted chicken from Target)
1 1/2c Ranch Dressing (I only had a little more than 1c and it worked fine)
1/2c dry white wine or chicken broth (I used broth)
1 jar/4oz.sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4c buttered bread crumbs-melt two teaspoons of butter, mix with breadcrumbs til evenly coated
(I added cheese)

Cook linguine according to directions
Drain and combine with chicken, dressing, wine/broth, mushrooms. (I mixed all those together while the pasta was cooking and then added the pasta when it was ready)
Pour into a 2qt casserole dish (I used a 1 1/2qt since I had less chicken and ranch, also used less pasta-about 1/2 the package)
Top with crumbs (and cheese! 🙂 )
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until bubbly around the edges


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