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chill & grill

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Prepare your outdoor grill or preheat oven to 400 F. Rinse chicken breasts under cold water and set aside. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons chicken stock with dried herbs, thyme and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

    In another bowl, combine the next five ingredients with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Moisten with just enough water to hold the mixture together firmly. Combine herb and stuffing mixtures.

    Pull back the skin of each breast and spoon 1/8 of the mixture under the skin. Pull the skin over the stuffing and press firmly, evening out the stuffing.

    Grill chicken about 5 minutes on each side or until opaque all the way through. If using the oven, cook chicken skin-side up, about 20 minutes or until opaque all the way through. Serve with rice and broccoli.

Nutritional information per serving (1 chicken breast, 1 cup rice and 1/2 cup broccoli): 656 calories, 24% fat (17.5 g), 38% carbohydrate, 38% protein, 7 g fiber, 5 mg iron, 186 mg calcium, 75 mcg folate.

Fruit and Smoked
Turkey Salad

Serves 4

    8     ounces smoked turkey breast, cut into bite-sized pieces

    1     cup peaches, pitted and cut into bite-sized pieces

    1     cup nectarines, pitted and cut into bite-sized pieces

    1     cup strawberries, chopped

    1     cup raspberries

    1/2  cup fresh basil, chopped

           Juice of 1 orange

           Salt and pepper to taste

    1/2 cup blackberries

    1     tablespoon balsamic vinegar

    1     tablespoon sugar

    1    cup cottage cheese

    8     tablespoons walnuts

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper; mix and chill at least 30 minutes. Mash blackberries with a fork in another bowl. Add vinegar and sugar; mix well.

    Divide turkey mixture among 4 plates; top each with 1/4 cup cottage cheese. Garnish with 2 tablespoons walnuts and blackberry mixture.

Nutritional information per serving (1 3/4 cups): 317 calories, 34% fat (12 g), 38% carbohydrate, 28% protein, 5.4 g fiber, 2.2 mg iron, 86 mg calcium, 54 mcg folate.

Romaine Salad With Peaches, Olives and Gruyère*

Serves 4


    1/8  cup seasoned rice wine vinegar

    2     tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

    1     clove garlic, minced

    2     tablespoons fresh oregano, finely chopped

    1     cup fennel, thinly sliced

Combine ingredients in a small bowl.


    1 1/2 cups peaches, pitted and cut into bite-sized pieces

    1/4     cup kalamata olives, pitted and finely chopped

    1        medium head romaine lettuce, rinsed and torn into bite-sized pieces

    2        ounces Gruyère cheese, crumbled

               Salt and pepper to taste