Chicken Strips with Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients

Chicken:
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 pound chicken breast tenders
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
Dressing:

 

  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Red Wine Beef Ragu

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. boneless beef short ribs or Chuck Roast
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 cups red wine, preferably Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. black pepper, divided
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lb. pappardelle pasta
Optional Toppings
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Fresh basil

Cajun Chicken Strips

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 1⁄2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Add chicken half at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, cook chicken in butter for 8 to 10 minutes or until the juices run clear.
  3. Garnish with parsley and peppers if desired.