Here are a few new recipes and fitness tips to get you on a healthy start to the new year!
Pan-Seared Chicken with Southwest Corn and Brown & Wild Rice
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts halves, rinsed and patted dry (6 oz. each)
1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
Salt and black pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp. canola oil, divided
1 cup diced red onion
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) Del Monte® Southwest Corn with Poblano & Red Peppers*, drained
1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
2 pouches (8.8 oz. each) Uncle Ben’s® Ready Rice® Whole Grain Medley Brown & Wild
Season chicken with parsley, salt and pepper. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken 7 to 9 minutes on each side or until no longer pink inside. Remove from skillet; set aside and cover to keep warm.
Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion 5 minutes or until beginning to brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in corn and cook 4 minutes or until beginning to brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Cook 2 minutes or until tomatoes are tender.
Heat rice according to package directions. Slice chicken and serve with rice and corn salsa.
*NOTE: If Southwest Seasoned Corn is unavailable, Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn can be used. Stir in one 4 oz. can roasted green chilies, drained, with the corn in Step 2.
1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
crushed red pepper flakes to taste
1/3 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and cut into strips
1/2 cup pesto sauce
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic until tender, then stir in chicken. Season with red pepper flakes. Cook until chicken is golden, and cooked through.
In a large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto. Toss to coat evenly.