Friday, March 30, 2007

Happy Friday, Happy Birthday and Chicken Oregano

I was typing this up for something else, and I thought I'd share it with fellow cooking bloggers. I'm always looking for quick and easy meals that we both enjoy. I hope you like it. This one's perfect for busy nights.

Also ("yes, also") ... Happy Birthday, Kari Plevan! OOWWEE!!

Chicken Oregano
Source: Holly Clegg’s Trim & Terrific Freezer Friendly Meals

Makes 4-6 servings

1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 onion, chopped
½ teaspoon minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1 (16-ounce) can whole tomatoes, crushed, with their juices
½ pound mushrooms sliced
¼ cup dry red wine, optional

In a large non-stick skillet coated with non-stick cooking spray, brown the chicken on both sides over medium heat, about 5 minutes in all, cooking in batches if necessary. Add the onion and garlic and cook 5 minutes more, until the vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and oregano. Add the tomatoes, mushrooms, and wine. Cover and cook over low heat about 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is tender. If the sauce gets too thick, add a little water.

To Prepare and Eat Now:
Serve with angel hair pasta.

To Freeze:
Cool to the room temperature, wrap, label, and freeze. Recommended freezing time: up to 3 months.

To Prepare After Freezing:
Remove from freezer to defrost. Reheat in non-stick skillet or over low heat until thoroughly heated. Serve with pasta.

Per serving: 2 grams of fat and 171 calories


Kelli Bragdon said...

The recipe sounds great!! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing- I especially appreciate the freezing directions. :)

mindy said...

I know, Ms. Butts, that you are awaiting my answer about the New Attitude conference, and I have one...I will be coming to the conference, Lord willing. Is a place to stay still available?

Kari Plevan said...


Thanks for the birthday wishes on your blog! I feel very special. It was a great day. And I got to work on the notebook last. It is coming together nicely :)

Talk to ya more soon!

Mrs. Jamie Butts :) said...

I'm sooo excited. About a place of availability... Dustin says, "You better believe it!" WE both of you so much!
Oh... AND you can go to church with us. AND depending on the conference schedule, you can come to the 5A Cookies and Milk Come-and-go party at my house that Saturday (1-4). You can meet all my kids. I'm so excited. I love you!!

Kari Plevan said...

Jamie (and Mindy),

I'm not sure when this visit is...but PLEASE let's hang out all together! Give me details...someone :)