March 24, 2010

Yup, still in love.

Of course I am in love with my husband.  And food.  

Hence, I like to make my husband food. *ahem*  Food for my husband.  

These two got the mouthful-thumbs-up at the keyboard.  And one even a shout out on FB. 

Chicken Curry Salad
Leftover roasted chicken (or cooked cubed chicken)
finely chopped red onion (about 1/2 onion)
2 Tbsp curry powder
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tsp lime juice
handful of raisins

Eat at the refrigerator with a spoon.  
Or on whole wheat bread with lettuce.

Cheapassmama note:  Do not buy your spices in the "McCormack" aisle.  Look over in the international section first.  Many times there are packets of spices for 1/2 to 1/4 of the cost.   

This one was posted by some WeWa peeps.  Shockingly, I actually had all the ingredients in the house and nothing was bought "special" for the recipe.  How awesome is that!  

Lime Chicken w Avocado Salsa

Marinade Chicken in:
1 Tbsp minced fresh cilantro
2 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
3 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 tsp salt

1 cup chopped tomato
2 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 avocado, peeled and finely chopped


1. To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; toss and let stand 3 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done.

2. To prepare salsa, combine tomato and next 5 ingredients (through pepper) in a medium bowl. Add avocado; stir gently to combine. Serve salsa over chicken

I cut up the chicken into pieces before cooking and divided up the servings into 5 small containers with some rice.  I put the salsa in little 1/2 cup containers.  The acid from the lime will keep the avocado from become brown.  I froze 2 servings including the salsa.  I'll keep you posted on how well the salsa freezes.  

NI: 345cals/8g fat/3g fiber/25g protein
Total Cost:  About $7.00 ($1.40/meal)

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