Saturday, November 1, 2008

BSI Pear Submission

by Meghann on November 1, 2008

Tonight I finally was able to test out my BSI recipe for the week and let me tell you this one tasted like a winner. The recipe has a short ingredient list and was super easy put together, yet the end result was amazing. I am so happy to submit the fallowing recipe to Erica at Itzy’s Kitchen for her selection of Pear as this week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient contest. :)

Chicken with Balsamic Pear Sauce

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Ingredients:

  • chicken breast
  • 1 small pear, sliced
  • 1/4 of a small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • handful of crushed pecans
  1. Cook the chicken breast on the stove top until the chicken is cooked through
  2. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside
  3. Add the onions to the hot pan until soft then add the sliced pear
  4. In a separate bowl mix together the broth, balsamic vinegar, sugar and whole wheat four until well blended
  5. Pour the sauce mix into the pan and bring to a boil
  6. Once boiling reduce temp and return the chicken to the pan
  7. Cover the pan and let simmer until the sauce thickens to your liking, between 5 and 10 minutes
  8. Once plated top with the crushed pecans

The sweetness of the sauce really added a wonderful element to overall flavor of the chicken. The pear and the balsamic flavors blend together perfectly. I highly suggest you try this one at home!

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For my side I microwaved a small sweet potato.

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For dessert tonight, I knew I wanted frozen yogurt, but I could not decide between fruit or crunchy as my topping, so I decided to have both!

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On the bottom I had a small handful of Puffed Brown Rice, then the Peanut Butter Cup Frozen Yogurt and finally 3 fresh Strawberries chopped on top.

Several of you have been requesting the brand of Peanut Butter Cup Frozen Yogurt I eat so I snapped a picture so you could get a visual.

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It’s Publix Brand Premium Frozen Yogurt. Unfortunately it is only available at Publix which are only located in the south. But it is really yummy and I highly recommend it to everyone who had a Publix near by. :)

While I was blogging away this afternoon (and completely ignoring the overflowing pile of dirty clothes in my closet) I snacked on a serving size of Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix.

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Gina is making am appearance in good ole O-Town tomorrow and I have a date to meet her for Latin Cardio in the morning and then for a day of leisurely shopping (or should I just say window shopping?). I have never taken a latin cardio class so it should be interesting, especially considering I have no business shaking my hips back and forth. I will let you know how it all turns out!

Don’t forget to set your clocks back tonight! We get a whole extra hour of sleep. Woo hoo!!

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