ITALIAN CHICKEN & MARINARA SAUCE WITH MILD HORSERADISH – ONION – GARLIC ATOP WHOLE WHEAT PENNE PASTA

–4 chicken tenderloins or breast strips

–marinara sauce (Italian spaghetti sauce, bottled)

–horseradish sauce (bottled, mild)

–onion (one-half, sliced)

–garlic powder

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

1 – Place one-half cup of whole wheat penne pasta in an uncovered baking dish.  Season with salt.  Add water to 1 inch above the pasta.  Microwave on high for 6 minutes; then microwave on 50 percent power for 6 minutes.  When finished, keep covered to preserve warmth.

2 – Place 1 cup of bottled marinara sauce in a covered baking dish.  Add 3 tablespoons of horseradish sauce.  Slice one-half onion, and add to the dish.  Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Stir.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.  When finished, nestle the chicken amid the sauce.  Season the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a little olive oil.  Microwave on high for 5 and one-half minutes.

3 – Serve the chicken and sauce hot, atop the pasta.  I also served broccoli and beans (for recipes, see the search box on this blog).

–pasta sauce adapted from Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way; other recipes original.

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