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4/4/13 7:50 A

Pasta, chicken, tomatos, 2 tbs pesto.
Pesto with chicken.

put rice, tomatoes, about 1 cup salsa in rice cooker. Cook and shred chicken, mix it up.
Spanish rice.

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4/3/13 4:00 P

-brown chicken on both sides in a bit of oil, 5 min/side give or take
-remove from pan. add all, some or none of the following: chopped garlic, onions, celery. saute till soft.
-add all, some or none of the following: salt, pepper, dried oregano, basil, smoked paprika
-pour in that can of tomatoes!
-now add like 1/3 cup uncooked white rice.
-dump the tomato-veg-rice into a casserole dish. nestle that browned chicken breast in there. cover. bake at 350 degrees for about a half hour.
-for extra decadence, once it is cooked, remove the lid and top with cheese (mozza, provolone, parmesan, swiss, whatever!) and leave it to melt in the oven for a couple minutes longer.

This is extremely filling for the calories. Despite the long list of instructions, it's also really easy and very "forgiving" and adaptable. I have thrown mushrooms in with the veg, or left the sauteed veg out altogether, or added frozen peas with the tomatoes... i've used canned tomatoes and i've used leftover spaghetti sauce. I also tend to use a corning ware casserole that is stovetop-safe (saves having to transfer everything from a frying pan into a casserole).

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4/3/13 3:37 P

I would bake the chicken in the tomatoes, and add some spices to make like a bruschetta type dish

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4/3/13 2:46 P

Onions, chicken cut into strips: cook in wok or large frying pan; add tomatoes, olives, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes (any ones of the last 3, or all) Mix with angel hair cooked pasta, add some feta cheese or Parmesan cheese and you have a delicious dinner.

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4/3/13 12:33 P

You could easily make a salad. Or mix them in with some pasta and alfredo sauce (make sure you 'cook' the tomatoes) to make a yummy Italian dinner.

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4/3/13 9:49 A

you can also make lasagna roll-ups or chicken parm (unbreaded with lowfat cheese on top), pizza/calzones, pasta, etc!

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4/2/13 5:35 P

With some basic spices you could turn it to the more Italian side...throw some basil, oregano, garlic powder (or fresh), onion powder, black pepper, etc. in with the tomatoes. Maybe a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese?

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4/2/13 5:00 P

this was the recipe I was planning on doing

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4/2/13 4:58 P

So, in the box of canned goods my grandma sent me, I thought there was some homemade salsa in there. I was planning on doing an easy salsa chicken in the oven where I just cover a breast in a cup of salsa and let the oven do its work since I'm gonna be busy tonight, but what can I do with this giant jar of tomatoes with the consistency of chunky salsa and my 2 thawed breasts that would be similar?

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