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Free Chick-fil-a in Indianapolis and Giveaway

I meant to mention this earlier, but if you live in the Indianapolis area you can get a free breakfast item at Chick-fil-A every day this week. Indianapolis is one of the test markets for their new smoothies, yogurt parfaits, breakfast kid’s meal and house roast coffee. The items are also being tested in Austin, Texas and Knoxville, Tennessee. I got to try free samples of the parfait and the smoothies and they were both tasty. I have a weakness for yogurt parfaits in particular, so I hope that one gets launched nationwide.

Here is the schedule for the rest of the week:

Wednesday, April 22 – Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit

Thursday, April 23 – New Yogurt Parfait

Friday, April 24 – Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Minis

Chick-fil-a also gave me 10 coupons for a free smoothie and a free parfait. HOWEVER, they expire May 30 and can only be used in Indianapolis, Austin or Knoxville. If you try to redeem these in New York the counter help will give you an odd look and wonder why you tried counterfeiting imaginary coupons. I also […]

Southwest Chicken Stir-fry

The good thing about posting a recipe every weekend is that it forces me to cook. I’ve gotten rather lax about making my own meals lately. I use a lot of energy fighting my chronic headache, which hasn’t left me much strength to do normal things like cook or do the dishes or floss every night. Instead, I’ve been eating pricier instant dinners or buying wraps and salads from Whole Paycheck. But here’s a recipe that wasn’t too taxing, didn’t take too long to cook and mixed up my protein and veggies into one tasty, filling meal.

Southwest Chicken Stir-Fry

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch strips

1 small zucchini

1 small yellow summer squash

2 Tablespoons canola oil

1/3 cup salsa

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Mix lemon juice and chili powder in bowl. Stir in chicken. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes. Cut zucchini and yellow squash into thin slices.

Coat 12-inch skillet with 1 Tablespoon of oil and put on high heat. Add chicken and marinade. Stir-fry until chicken is no […]

Adventures in crockpotting – Crockpot Applesauce Chicken

Ever since I met Stephanie O’Dea at the BlogHer conference, who blogs at A Year of Crockpotting, I’ve wanted to try a crockpot recipe. Only, I don’t own a crockpot, which made it a little hard. So I called up my mother, who is the warehouse supervisor for the miscellany of our lives, and behold, she conjured up a crockpot from the back storeroom (aka her 2-bedroom apartment)!

Note its olive green complexion, which was as popular in kitchen appliances in the 70’s as disco and wide lapels. This crockpot was a wedding gift that outlasted my parents’ marriage. I decided to test how well Rival built their slow-cookers with the Crockpot Applesauce Chicken from Stephanie’s site.

4 frozen chicken breast halves or thighs

1 1/2 cups of applesauce

1 T dried onion flakes, or 1 yellow onion, chopped finely

1 T apple cider vinegar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Put the frozen chicken pieces into your crockpot. Add the onion (if you are using the dried onion, wait and add it to […]

Free chicken giveaway!

Bawk, bawk, bawk! I hope you’re not too chicken to enter my free chicken giveaway. Sorry, no, this isn’t the kind of chicken you can take home as a pet. Perdue has sent me two coupons each redeemable for a package of Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (maximum value $9.99, expires 3/31/08). So, if you were only interested in free chicken bones for use in your voodoo curses, this is not the contest for you. According to the coupon, these chicken breasts are sized to cook quickly & evenly and individually wrapped for easy storage. The website states that there are 6 breasts to a package, 140 calories each.

Perdue products are only available in the Midwest, South East and the East Coast, so keep that in mind. This giveaway’s only for US residents. Sorry, my international peeps, but the prize won’t do you any good anyway! If you want to enter, simply post your favorite chicken recipe in the comments. Healthy recipes are preferred of course, so instructions like “…and then coat the […]

Recipe – Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

4 chicken breasts

1 box frozen chopped spinach (thawed and drained)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup low fat mayo

1/2 cup low fat feta

4 strips turkey bacon

Cut a pocket in four chicken breasts. Mix together the spinach, garlic, mayo and feta. Stuff chicken with mixture and place in shallow baking dish. Place a slice of turkey bacon on each piece of chicken and bake at 375 for one hour.

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! This recipe is most delicious. Yummy even. Who knew I could use the word ‘yummy’ to describe spinach? The cheese, mayo, garlic spinach filling is good enough to use in other recipes too, perhaps on a whole-wheat pita or in an omelet. Plus, it was very quick to put together, though the baking did take about 45 minutes. (I used small chicken breasts.) I subbed a strip of ham for the bacon and it came out fine, if a little black and curly on the edges. This one is definitely going into heavy rotation on my dinner menu list.

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