Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Let's go to Philly!

Ok, that was a lame title, I admit.  I've been dealing with some pretty intense stuff that life has been throwing at me the last several months, which is why I haven't blogged about food in so very long.  Part of it was because, for several weeks, I couldn't EAT any.  Then after that, it just sort of slid downhill.  I apologize.

But I'm here with a yummy, YUMMY creation that I came up with using some Philadelphia Cooking Cream.  It's new and I got a coupon for some FREE, so hey, why not!  I have actually made this recipe three times since the Cooking Cream came out - I've tried it with all three of the flavored blends -
Italian Cheese & Herb Cooking Creme, Savory Garlic Cooking Creme and Santa Fe Cooking Creme.It really works well with all three flavors!

So here's the recipe:
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts
  • Frozen veggies of your liking. I used italian green beans.
  • Philadelphia Cooking Cream - name your flavor
  • chicken broth - approximately 1 cup
Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. In a large frying pan, cook the chicken in the chicken broth - basically, you're poaching the chicken.  You could also use some vegetable oil or butter to brown the chicken instead. I'm trying to keep the fat content down in our meals, so I went with chicken broth.  Once the chicken's cooked through, I add the vegetables.  Just simmer the two together as the broth evaporates.  Once it's mostly gone, I add the cooking cream.  It's much softer than regular cream cheese, so it melts and you just toss to coat everything.  You have a whole meal in one pan - my favorite kind!

In the summer, I plan on trying this with some fresh zucchini from the garden!

The 3 chicken breasts are enough to serve our 5, plus some for leftover :)

Finally, if you click THIS LINK HERE and answer a couple of questions about this "conversation" that you've just read here about Philly Cooking Cream,  you will be entered into a drawing for $1,000. :)  When it asks for the name of the person who you "talked to", just use my first name, Dawn.  Thanks!