SWEET CHICKEN SHERRY ROLLED IN GARLIC – HERB BREADCRUMBS – TOPPED WITH GREEN ONIONS – IN A SAUCE OF BABY BELLA MUSHROOMS – MINCED GARLIC – CRÈME SHERRY

For 4:

–6 chicken tenderloins

–crème sherry (one-third cup)

–garlic – herb breadcrumbs (one-half cup, boxed)

–green onions (3 stalks, chopped)

–baby bella mushrooms (4 or 5, fresh, chopped)

–minced garlic (bottled, 1 tablespoon)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

  • – Place the chicken in a plastic bag. Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Pour in the garlic – herb breadcrumbs.  Shakes well.  Set aside.
  • – Place the crème sherry in a covered baking dish. Add minced garlic and a few drops of olive oil.    Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  • – Place the chicken in the sherry sauce. Top with minced mushrooms and green onions.  Finish with a few drops of olive oil.
  • – Microwave on high for 7 minutes. When finished, check a center piece for doneness.  If not cooked, replace in the microwave for 1 minute more.

5 – Serve the chicken hot, with sauce atop.

–chicken inspired by Edward Giobbi’s Eat Right, Eat Well—the Italian Way.

BACON – FLAVORED COD WITH CHIVES – MUSHROOMS – ONION – GARLIC IN CLAM JUICE SAUCE / BAKED GREEN TOMATOES WITH TOPPING OF PARMESAN – HERB BREADCRUMBS – OLIVE OIL

–cod (size of 3 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–Bac’n pieces (soy bacon

–chives (bottled)

–mushrooms (baby bellas, 4 or 5)

–onion (Vidalia, one-half, medium)

–garlic powder (bottled)

–clam juice (or fish broth)

–green tomatoes (2, fresh, medium)

–Parmesan cheese (shredded)

–herb breadcrumbs (I use Pepperidge Farm cornbread crumbs)

1 – Wash and halve the green tomatoes.  In a small mixing bowl, stir together herb breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil.  Then place this topping on the tomatoes.  Microwave for 10 minutes; uncover when finished, because otherwise tomatoes will be piping hot.

2 – Quarter 4 or 5 baby bella mushrooms, and place in a covered baking dish.  Slice one-half, medium, Vidalia onion, and place in the dish.  Season with Bac’n pieces, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Add a little clam juice to the dish.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.

3 – Nestle the cod amid the mushrooms and onion.  Season with salt, pepper, Bac’n pieces, garlic powder, chives, and olive oil.  Microwave on high for 7 minutes.  Cod is done when it begins to break apart.

4 – Serve the cod and vegetables hot, with the tomatoes as a side.

–cod adapted from Real Simple magazine; green tomatoes original.

BUTTERED ALMOND CHICKEN ROLLED IN HERB BREADCRUMBS & TOPPED WITH LEMON SLICES & PARSLEY

–4 chicken tenderloins or breast strips

–Promise margarine (heart-healthy)

–sliced almonds (one-eighth cup)

–breadcrumbs (herb, packaged; I used Pepperidge Farm)

–lemon (1, sliced)

–parsley (fresh if possible)

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

1 – Place chicken in a plastic bag.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Pour a generous amount of herb breadcrumbs (fine) in the bag.  Shake well.  Place the breaded chicken in a covered baking dish.  Set aside.

2 – Place 2 tablespoons of margarine in a small, covered, microwaveable bowl, along with one-eighth cup of sliced almonds.  Microwave on high for 30 minutes.  Stir.  Spread the buttered almonds atop the chicken.

3 – Wash and slice a lemon with a very sharp knife.  Place the lemon slices atop the chicken and almonds.  Sprinkle with parsley.

4 – Microwave the chicken for 5 and one-half minutes.

5 – Serve the chicken hot.  I also served bean soup, cauliflower with onion, and a salad (recipes, see the search box on this blog).

–chicken adapted from the food.com web site.