Chicken Milanesa

I love making meals that take me back to the time I spent living in Argentina. You can go to the local butcher and ask for meat to be cut for milanesa and they know exactly what you are looking for. It isn’t quite that easy in here. However, we lucked out and found thinly cut chicken breast in the meat case at the grocery store. It is more common to see thinly cut beef.

Ingredients
2 eggs lightly beaten
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 1/2 lbs thinly sliced chicken breast (you can also pound out chicken breast to ~1/4″)
Salt
Non-stick spray

eggs
1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place the flour, bread crumbs, and egg in three separate bowls. Coat each piece of chicken first with flour, dredge in the egg, and then coat with bread crumbs.

milenesa de pollo
2. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and place the breaded chicken on the sheet. Sprinkle chicken with salt to taste. Bake for 15-18 minutes, flipping the chicken half way through.

cooked milanesa
3. Serve with a simple salad or other side. This is a great meal no matter what time of year. Leftovers are great cold, on a sandwich.

What kind of meals remind you of living or traveling abroad?

 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

cookies and milk

These chocolate chip cookies are one of our new favorites. They are simple and delicious! I took them to our family reunion a few weeks ago, and the kids even enjoyed them.

Ingredients
3/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1 cup of white wheat flour (you can use wheat)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup of oil
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup of walnuts (optional)

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Stuffed Summer Squash

We have been enjoying all of the delicious fresh vegetables from our CSA. With the summer season in full swing at work, we have been looking for quick and healthy ways to use it. This was the first week we received a wider variation of produce (not just greens). I have always enjoyed finding new ways to use squash for dinner and in baking, one of my favorite things about fall produce is the wide variety of squash. This week we did a take on stuffed squash using sun dried tomato chicken sausage for the filling.

squash and mushrooms

Ingredients:
1 summer squash
1/4 cup of mushrooms (we like baby portobellos because of the meaty texture)
2 links of sausage (you can use any flavor you like, we used sun dried tomato chicken sausage)
1 tsp italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil
parmesan cheese
cooking spray

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. De-case the sausage into a medium skillet over medium heat (depending on how fatty your sausage is you might need to add a little bit of oil). Stir sausage until fully cooked, add mushrooms and seasoning. Cook for about two minutes or until mushrooms are tender.

squash

Cut squash in half length-wise, remove seeds and hollow out. Spray a glass baking dish with non-stick spray and place squash side by side. Drizzle olive oil onto each squash half.
stuffed squash
Fill each half with sausage mushroom filling and top with parmesan cheese. Cook uncovered for 25-30 minuets or until the squash is tender.

cooked squash

Enjoy! This can be served as a side dish or a main dish. Other recipes we have made with our CSA recently include; Garlic Scape Bean Dip and Kohlrabi, Kale, Mushroom, Bean Salad. What kind of quick summer recipes do you like to make when you are short on time?