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Entire Dinner Recipe for Chicken Basil with Sides and Dessert

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Basil Chicken 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons basil, fresh, chopped
  • 1 fluid ounce chicken broth, fat-free, low-sodium
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon thyme, ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 1/2 ounces chicken breast, boneless/skinless, raw

 

Preparation
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Spray a shallow baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a food processor or blender, combine the basil leaves, broth, garlic, olive oil, thyme, pepper and salt, and process until pureed.
  • Place the chicken in the baking dish and rub both sides with 1/2 of the basil mixture; set aside.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink inside.

 


 

 Three Bean Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup green beans, cooked
  • 1/4 cup yellow beans, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons kidney beans, canned, reduced sodium
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar, cider
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

 

Preparation
  • Toss beans with vinegar and fresh cracked pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

 

Quick & Easy Couscous 
Prep Time: 5 minutes or less
Total Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes or less

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup couscous, cooked
  • 3/4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley, fresh, chopped

 

Preparation
  • Prepare couscous per package directions, Portion out 2/3 cup.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and parsley.

 

 

Blueberries 
Prep Time: 5 minutes or less
Total Time: 5 minutes or less
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free whipped topping, frozen

 

Preparation
  • Top blueberries with whipped topping and enjoy for dessert.

 

Nutrition Facts
Calories 590
Calories from Fat 160
Total Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 100 mg
Sodium 420 mg
Total Carbohydrate 60 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Sugars 18 g
Protein 46 g
Calcium 10%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 40%
Iron 20%

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