Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lemon Tarragon Chicken Toss

Tried this recipe the other night and it was VERY yummy...

6 oz fettuccine or linguine
2 cups broccoli or cauliflower
1/2 c reduced sodium chicken broth
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp ground white or black pepper
12 oz skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size strips
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 c shredded carrot
1 tbsp fresh snipped tarragon or 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
  1. Cook pasta, adding the broccoli or cauliflower for the last 4 minutes of cooking.  Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl combine broth, lemon juice, honey, cornstarch and pepper.
  3. In large skillet, stir fry chicken in hot oil for until no longer pink.  Stir cornstarch mixture; add to skillet.  Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.  Add carrot and tarragon; cook 1 minute more.
  4. To serve, spoon chicken mixture over pasta.  If desired, garnish with lemon slices.
This was a big hit in my house.  If you don't have tarragon, you can also use fennel seed or marjoram. 

Nutritional Info:
320 cal, 4g total fat (1 sat fat), 49 mg chol
143 mg sodium, 43 g carb, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein

In other news, I have an appointment with my surgeon today.  I'm REALLY hoping I get my first fill today.  I'm ready to fill this bad boy up and get it working.  I can't imagine why I wouldn't get my fill today but I guess you never know.  I did my step class last night...I swear the instructor is trying to kill me.  She's really nice but DAYUM...that class is tough.  And I seriously dripping on my step kind of sweating.  I like that though.  While I don't smell like roses afterward, it does make me feel like I'm getting a good workout.  Doing a 10 mile training walk this weekend.  I think I can do goal is to finish in under 4 hours, that's including any pit stops.  We'll see.  I hope to post a fill update tomorrow.  Have a great Thursday!


Angela said...

THANK YOU!!! This sound absolutely delicious. :)

Amanda said...

ooo! Good idea about the girlie movie!! :)
The recipe looks yummy too!

Phil said...

Nice healthy-sounding recipe there manda. Hope the 10-mile trek goes well for you - i'll bet you can finish in under 3.5 hours based on your previous efforts. Go for it.

Nikki P said...

That sounds just yummy, enjoy your pasta while you can. Just now after my 3rd fill I have found I can't eat it any more :( Just one of the small sacrafices I guess.
Hope your Doc's appointment goes to plan.

THE DASH! said...

The toss sounds good (did that sound um.. funny/rude? lol)
Good luck getting your first fill. Fingers crossed for you.

Patrick said...

Hmmm, Chicken Toss... that just sounds fun, tossing chickens.

Amanda M. said...

Yum! Sounds good!