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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

May Meal Plan 1: Grilled Chicken with Spicy Ginger Vinaigrette

I got the recipe from the Food network. Over all I was pretty disappointed. It was ok, but definitely not something that stood out as fabulous. Perhaps if I had an egg roll & some stir fry veggies on the side it would have livened things up, but on its own I was disappointed.

Cooking spray
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 5 ounces each)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup rice wine (mirin)
2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
1 teaspoon wasabi paste
2 teaspoons hot mustard (not powder)
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 cups prepared cole slaw mix
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
16 wonton wrappers
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

To make the chicken:
Coat a stove-top grill pan or griddle with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat to preheat. Season both sides of chicken with salt and black pepper. Place chicken on hot pan and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, until cooked through.

In a small bowl, whisk together rice wine, vegetable oil, wasabi paste, hot mustard, and ginger. Set aside.

To make the beggar's purses:

Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add slaw mix and soy sauce and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until wilted.

Arrange wonton wrappers on a flat surface. Top each wrapper with 1 heaping teaspoon of slaw mixture. Pull up sides and pinch the middle together, making a purse. Heat peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add purses
and cook 1 minute, until bottom is golden brown. Add broth and bring to a simmer. Cover and steam 3 to 5 minutes, until purses are tender and translucent.

Serve 4 of the chicken breast halves with all of the vinaigrette spooned over top and all of the beggar's purses on the side. Reserve remaining chicken for stroganoff, if desired.

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