Whole-Grain Dijon Mustard Chicken & Skillet Supreme Pizza Pasta

It’s finally here! The recipe you’ve asked for and, as a bonus gift of healthy eating goodness, the recipe for Skillet Supreme Pizza Pasta.

Whole-Grain Dijon Mustard Chicken

Ingredients: Olive oil, whole-wheat flour, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, 1 T. plus 1 t. whole-grain Dijon mustard (I use Grey Poupon’s harvest coarse ground), and 4 thinly sliced chicken breast cutlets (you can also use chicken strips).

Instructions: (1) In a large, nonstick skillet heat oil over medium to medium-high heat. (2) Mix flour, salt and pepper on a plate, lightly coat the chicken breasts with the mixture and place in heated skillet. Brown on each side, cooking for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Remove to a chicken to a plate, turn down heat. (3) Pour in chicken broth and add mustard, scraping the bottom of the pan. Cook for a minute or two to slightly thicken the sauce. Add chicken back to the pan and toss it around to coat with sauce. (4) Eat it all up because oh. my. goodness. it is GOOD and it is good for you! Did you know that mustard seeds are loaded with phytonutrients? Yup! No, not sure what they are, but I bet they are good for you! šŸ˜‰

My side dishes: My nearest and most hungry, Marty, loves mushrooms and spinach sauteed in olive oil. I add a half tablespoon of butter for added goodness. And my favorite rice from a box is bought at Safeway, it’s their Eating Right brand – American Basmati Brown & Wild Rice Blend. If there is only two of you (the box has 4 servings) this rice keeps very well in the fridge for a day or two.

Skillet Supreme Pizza Pasta

Ingredients: 1 pkg. Barilla Plus Rotini pasta, 1 pkg Foster Farms Italian Turkey Sausage, one handful diced green pepper, two handfuls diced sweet onion, 14.5 oz can Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes, lots of fresh baby spinach, Gourmet Garden Seasoning Herb Pastes: Thai trio of garlic, basil and chili pepper, 4 oz. Athenos Feta crumbled with basil and tomato, 2 cups 2% shredded Mozzarella cheese.

Instructions: (1) Cook pasta according to instructions. (2) While pasta cooks, cook your Italian turkey sausage according to directions, then take out of pan and place on a place to slice into 1/4″ slices. (3) Over medium heat, saute onion and green pepper in the same pan for a 3 or 4 minutes, then add a whole mini tube of Gourmet Garden basil, 1/2 tube each of garlic and chili pepper and saute for another minute. (4) Throw in the can of tomatoes and the spinach. Toss and heat until the spinach is wilted. (5) Add the Italian turkey sausage slices back into the pan (if you still have any left – I slice two, eat one, slice three, eat one, slice two, toss one to the dogs) and stir in the feta cheese. (6) I have a large, deep nonstick skillet that I can throw into the oven, so I just add my pasta to the skillet, stir and top with the mozzarella cheese then bake until the cheese is melted. If you do not have such a pan, you can toss this whole mixture into a 13 x 9 pan to bake. But be careful not to let it sit in the oven too long or you will dry out your pasta!

More on Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices: Sold in the US, Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and much of Europe, to find a local store go HERE. These herbs and spices in a tube make my life so much easier – and more tasty and wonderful. No more peeling and chopping garlic or ginger. You don’t have to worry about your basil being fresh or chili pepper sauce tasting old. It’s all fresh and tasty and ready to squeeze into your favorite dish!

“To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” -William Londen

TODAY’S EXERCISE: 2.3 miles (1.2 miles intervals, 1.1 miles walking)
YESTERDAY’S EXERCISE: 2 sets x 15 reps of Squats (35#), Incline Push-ups, Seated Row (40#), BW Step-ups, and Prone Jacknife. 1.2 miles walking.
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~ by Kimberly Mason on October 20, 2008.

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