Recipe Corner: Sautéed Italian Chicken

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Today I’m giving you a one-person recipe that uses only five amazingly simple ingredients! It starts with chicken. Everybody loves chicken, right? It’s one of the most versatile meats on the market because you can do almost anything with it. This recipe will take you about 15 minutes to make and is sure to excite your tastebuds. And even better news, ladies, it will be kind to those hips at 350 calories!

INGREDIENTS
– 1 Chicken Breast, Boneless & Skinless
– 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
– 1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning
– Dash of Salt

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: We start with our chicken, frozen and slightly thawed. Most folks like their chicken completely thawed before using it in a dish, but keeping this chicken frozen and only thawed enough to run a knife through it will give this recipe extra moisture and flavorful goodness when the water and juices start to melt into the pan. It also allows you to be able to cut the chicken into the right size slices without the meat slipping and sliding all over the place. Trust me on this one!
1. Take your partially thawed chicken and cut it up into bite-size pieces.
2. Pour the Olive Oil into a medium size pan on medium-high heat
3. Toss the chicken into the pan with the olive oil and lightly toss together
4. Hit the chicken with a tiny dash of Salt
5. Allow the chicken to cook in its juices until it turns a pale white color and the juices start to reduce away
6. Sprinkle the Lemon Pepper Seasoning over the chicken and stir to coat evenly
7. Let the chicken cook for another couple of minutes until it’s completely cooked through (it should look like a slightly darker white/light tan color now)
8. Pour in the Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing over the chicken and start to stir and toss the chicken constantly to allow it to coat the meat completely
9. Cook the chicken in the Italian dressing, stirring often, until you get a lightly browned sautéed look to it
10. Remove the pan from heat, plate up, and enjoy!
THE EXTRA MEAL TRICK
If you want to add some depth to this meal, put half the chicken over some romaine lettuce and add about 2 tbsp of caesar dressing for another layer of delicious flavor. What’s good about going the salad route with this recipe? You split the recipe in two, which means you split the calories of the chicken. With the additional calories of the caesar dressing you’re still coming in under 350 calories, but you’ve made yourself an extra meal for tomorrow with the leftover chicken!
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