Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 3 – 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups pre-cooked chicken or 1 10-ounce can or pouch of chicken
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. If rice is not cooked, follow directions on package and cook it first.
  3. In a skillet or electric skillet, cook green onions in oil until tender. Add egg and cook to a scrambled egg consistency. Remove eggs from pan.
  4. Increase heat to high. Add rice, chicken, and soy sauce. Stir constantly until rice is heated through.

Variation
Add Veggies- In step 4, add 1 ½ cups of canned vegetables or a 10-ounce bag of frozen vegetables.

Makes 6 servings

 

Chicken Spaghetti

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 3 cups or 1 jar of canned spaghetti sauce
  • 3 cups spaghetti pasta
  • Pepper or red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Cook spaghetti following package directions. Drain.
  3. In a saucepan or electric skillet, heat chicken in sauce.
  4. Heat through and serve over hot spaghetti noodles. Serve topped with pepper, red pepper flakes, or Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Makes 6 servings

 

Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 5-ounce cans of chicken
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 1 Tablespoon dill pickle relish or chopped dill pickle (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Combine all ingredients except chicken and mix until well blended.
  3. Drain chicken and flake apart with a fork. 
  4. Add chicken to other ingredients and mix well. 
  5. Serve on whole-grain bread, tortilla, lettuce leaf, or in a tomato. 

Makes 6 servings

Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups CNP Magic Mix
  • 3 cups water or low-sodium broth
  • 1½-2 cups cooked or canned chicken
    2 cups fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables (green beans, peas, carrots, corn, etc.)
  • 2-3 cups mashed potatoes
  • Nonstick spray

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  4. In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix together CN Magic Mix and water or broth. Cook until smooth and thick, then remove from heat.
  5. Add turkey and vegetables.
  6. Spread in the baking pan.
  7. Top with mashed potatoes.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Makes 12 servings

Twisted Mac & Cheese 3 Ways

Base Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 box pre-packaged mac n cheese
  • ½ pack cheese packet
  • ¼ cup low-fat or fat-free milk
  • 2 Tablespoons tub margarine

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds. 
  2. Cook noodles as directed on package.
  3. After draining noodles, return to heat, stir in milk, margarine, and cheese packet.
  4. Twist it up! 
Tuna and peas mac and cheese in a white bowl

Tuna & Peas Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Base Mac & Cheese
  • 2/3 cup cooked peas
  • 1 5-ounce can tuna, drained

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds. 
  2. Prepare Base Mac & Cheese. 
  3. Stir in peas and tuna.

Broccoli & Chicken Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Base Mac & Cheese
  • 1 cup cooked broccoli
  • 1 cup cooked chicken or 1 can chicken, drained

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds. 
  2. Prepare Base Mac & Cheese. 
  3. Stir in broccoli and chicken.
Broccoli and chicken mac and cheese in a white bowl
Taco mac and cheese in a white bowl

Taco Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Base Mac & Cheese
  • ½ pound lean ground meat (turkey, lean beef, game meat)
  • ½ 10-ounce can tomatoes and green chilies
  • ½ 15-ounce can black beans
  • ½ Tablespoon taco seasoning or CNP Mexican Seasoning

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds. 
  2. Brown meat. Add tomatoes and green chilies, beans, and seasoning. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add meat mixture to mac n cheese and stir well.

Chicken Blueberry Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 2 ½ cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 cup of cooked or canned chicken in chunks or cubes
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons nuts of choice
  • ¼ cup dressing (try the grapefruit vinaigrette in the next column)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds.
  2. Combine ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Divide between smaller bowls and serve.

Makes 2-3 servings

Ingredients

For Grapefruit Vinaigrette

  • ½ cup oil
  • ¼ cup grapefruit juice
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1-3 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds.
  2. Place ingredients in a jar, then seal and shake. Alternatively, mix ingredients in a glass or stainless steel bowl with a fork or whisk.

  3. Place in the refrigerator and let stand 15 minutes or longer to blend flavors.

  4. Use to dress cold or warm salads, marinate meat or vegetables, or pour over vegetables 30 minutes before roasting.

  5. Store extra dressing in the refrigerator and use within 3 days. After 3 days, freeze or discard remaining dressing.

     

Makes 1 cup

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