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New Recipe Challenge: This One's A Keeper

Monday, January 28, 2013

My "At Goal and Maintaining" team has a challenge going on where we try a new recipe and post our review of it.

Collecting recipes is a bit of a hobby of mine. I have a large recipe file of my own, plus my mom's and grandma's recipe boxes. I have stacks of cookbooks, folders of clipped and copied recipes, several recipe boards on Pinterest, and collections of saved recipes on Spark. Perhaps I need professional help?!

Anyway, I decided that this challenge would be a great way to try some of these recipes I've been collecting. So last week I made "Ranch Marinated Chicken Breasts." Here's the recipe as I entered it into Spark Recipes:

It wasn't a particularly healthy recipe but I revised it to make it lower in calories. Our whole family loved it, including my fairly picky teenage daughter. I like the fact that it's quick, doesn't dirty a lot of pots and pans, and uses basic ingredients I have on hand. Plus, it's less than 200 calories per serving and has almost 30 grams of protein.

The leftovers were even better the next day! This is delicious cold in a wrap or salad, as well as reheated. A definite keeper!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
-AMANDA79- 1/29/2013 8:53AM

    Professional help? You and me both! I could look at recipes for hours. Great work on pleasing the picky teenager.

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NUOVAELLE 1/29/2013 2:46AM

    Great job on lightening up the recipe! Especially if it was a hit with a picky eater!
It sounds yummy!

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    Do you cook it in the sour cream mixture or remove it from that prior to baking? It sound yummy and the left over chicken would be great in my salad for work. I will try this one.

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TINAJANE76 1/28/2013 5:25PM

    Mmm, that sounds delicious. Chicken marinated in sour cream = heaven on earth in my opinion. I make an unhealthy sour cream-marinated chicken breast dish that's great but only as an occasional treat. Thanks so much for sharing this lightened up version!

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MARTY728 1/28/2013 4:23PM

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KELTIC-CARA 1/28/2013 2:32PM

    Looks great, love sour cream and looks easy will definitely try it. Thanks


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KBRADFORD88 1/28/2013 2:20PM

    I'm doing something wrong...I can't figure out how to open the recipe. help

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LIVIN2LOVE1 1/28/2013 1:38PM

    I have printed recipes, passed down recipes, cookbooks, and online recipe archives as well. Maybe it's a Kansas girl thing ;) since that's where I was born and raised.

This recipe looks delicious and different from anything that I've ever tried with chicken. I printed it and I'll give it a try next week.

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NATPLUMMER 1/28/2013 1:33PM

I've got tons of recipes that I've collected but never tried...I should try some soon :-)

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BASEBALLMOM410 1/28/2013 1:26PM

    This sounds awesome! I am a HUGE recipe collector too. I love trying new simple recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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GOOSIEMOON 1/28/2013 1:06PM

    Sounds yummy! Thanks for the idea!

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