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Old 08-19-2009, 09:24 AM
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Need an easy (not too many ingredients), low-calorie, low-fat way to cook 5 chicken breasts.

I'm new to this forum & not much of a cook (live on salads, sandwiches, frozen dinners, etc.) but eat mostly healthy, low-fat (love all kinds of veggies!), trying to lose about 25 lbs. I'm also a single female & live w/ a male roommate (we don't eat together), which is why I don't usually follow recipes, they're usually too elaborate & for too many servings! I also never use the oven (too hot now in summer!) & hardly use the stovetop either. Yesterday I bought 2 packages of freash Perdue individually wrapped skinless, boneless chicken breasts (5 breasts per pkg) because they were on sale & the store was tripling coupons (got $2.25 off each package!) Stuck one pkg in the freezer but want to cook the other 5 chicken breasts in one day & then use the leftovers for future meals this week (for sandwiches, salads, etc.)

Don't have a grill to use but love grilled chicken-- easy way to grill on the stovetop? I have NO pots & pans, no kitchen dishes, etc. of my own, moved here from out of state, left almost everything behind & use all my roommate's kitchen things-- he has nonstick pots, skillets & I think he has a crockpot! Any help would be appreciated!

(Go ahead & refer me to other threads here or other websites, but I'd really prefer individual suggestions/recipes, Thanks!)

Old 08-19-2009, 09:27 AM
Location: Kansas City, MO
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The only way I prepare chicken breast is through the grill. You can get a small grill for less than $10. I would go pick one up. It's an easy and healthy way to cook chicken breast.
Old 08-19-2009, 09:30 AM
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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Get a George Foreman or similar grill. I have a small single one and a small rice cooker and between that and the micro to steam my fresh veggies I have a meal together with little to no work and in less than an hour (rice cooking is most of it).
Old 08-19-2009, 09:49 AM
Location: mid-Illinois
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And here's a way to use a George Foreman or a regular grill.

Use chicken breasts or even lower priced chicken and cut off the bone and marinade in the following:
3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
4 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Put the marinade and the meat in a ziplock bag. Marinade as long as you can....overnight is best. I turn mine over a couple of times while marinading. Grill the meat on a grill or cook on a George Foreman grill. Slice in very thin strips after meat is done and keep meat warm. Cut up a couple of large onions, a couple of large peppers, a couple of yellow peppers and a couple of red peppers in strips.

In a large skillet (electric skillet will keep it cooler in the house), cook peppers and onions in about 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil until done but still holding their shape. Mix 1 1/2 tsp. lime juice, 3 tablespoons water. 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce and a couple shakes of salt and pepper and pour mixture over the cooked veggies while still in the pan. Then toss the meat with the veggies and serve on warm soft tortillas with cut up tomato, salsa, lettuce, sour cream, shredded cheese. Taste just like Chili's Fajitas.....the men will love them!

If it looks like it's not enough marinade for 5 breasts, just use the same measurements stated for the veggies and add to the meat....then mix up another batch for the veggies.

Leftovers even taste good on a sandwich.
Old 08-19-2009, 12:49 PM
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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OK that sounds yummie... going to have to print it and give it a shot this weekend.
Old 08-19-2009, 04:00 PM
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Put all of the chicken in a zip loc bag add 1 bottle of
Lawery's Garlic & Herb Marinade let set for ½ hour
or better yet over night place in frying pan and cook
Old 08-19-2009, 05:30 PM
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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Default Grilled Chicken

1 or 2 chicken breast
1 cup of Kamora or your favorite Coffee Liqueur

Put chicken and Kamora in a ziplock bag and marinade over night.

Fire up the grill, I use pecan wood as it gives the meat a sweet tasting flavor.

Grill 5 minutes per side or until juices run clear.

If you don't have a grill, you can cook this on one of those GF wanta be grilly things. lol

You can also grill an awesome flank steak the same way, see picture

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Old 08-20-2009, 11:28 AM
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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The easiest way I do chicken breasts is steam them. I trim off any fat if there is any. Take a skillet and put about 1/2" of water in it. Add 1 or 2 chicken bullion cubes and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer, add chicken breasts, put a cover on and simmer about 15 minutes depending on thickness, turn over about halfway through. Don't over cook just make sure there is no pink left.

Now you can slice, chop, or shred them up and use them for salads, burritos, taco's, soups, just about anything you can think of. It's a simple and easy base for chicken.
Old 08-20-2009, 11:30 AM
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whole breasts or cut them up, put them in a wok add low cal Italian salad dressing and you are done in less than 15 minutes
Old 08-20-2009, 12:00 PM
Location: East Tennessee
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For a really easy dish, wash and place them in a crockpot with a bottle of your favorite sauce, cook on low for 5-7 hours or until tender.
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