Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My new Go-To ...

Since I have taken over the "cooking" duties (see post here) and am now planning out meals two weeks in advance, I'm always on the hunt for a yummy, quick, fairly-healthy dinner recipe!!

Well, Southern Living definitely didn't let me down with this one... It's my new Go-To Recipe!

It's quick and Delicious!! So I thought I would share with you guys - in case you didn't happen to steal accidentally take a copy of June's Southern Living from the Dr's office! ;)

Photo by Beth Hantzos

Grilled Chicken and Veggie Tortellini

4 small Zucchini, cut in half lengthwise if grilling, chop small if sauteing
2 skinned & boned chicken breasts (13 oz)
1 Tbsp. Freshly ground Italian Herb seasoning
1 (19 oz) package frozen Cheese-Tortellini
1 (7 oz) container of reduced-fat Pesto
2 large tomatoes, seeded & chopped
Garnish: grated Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat the grill to 350 (medium heat). Sprinkle zucchini & chicken with seasoning.

2. Grill zucchini and chicken at the same time, covered with grill lid. Grill zucchini 6 to 8 minutes on each side
(or until tender) and then switch. Grill chicken 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until done.

3. Meanwhile, prepare tortellini according to package.

4. Coarsely chop chicken & zucchini. Toss tortellini with pesto, tomatoes, chicken & zucchini.

Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.

I've made this twice now. The first time I used the grill and followed the directions exactly as stated. The second time our propane tank was empty (crap!) so I pulled out the 'ol trusty college George Forman for the chicken and sauteed the vegetables. I also added squash (because we had a lot in the fridge) and served with a side of asparagus! I also didn't have fresh seasoning - just used good old McCormicks Italian Seasoning with S/P. :)

So go on - give it a try! Your family will be glad you did!!

So now I'm curious - what's your go-to recipe??? That 'ol faithful recipe that never lets you down? I'd love to give yours a try ... I have a very hungry husband (and lots of his single Navy pilot friends in need of a good hot meal!) to feed !! Ladies, if you're single ... my house is the place to be! :)


  1. This looks delicious! I really like tortellini so I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe!

  2. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog via Keepin' Company Thursdays. I am now a follower of yours. That recipe looks delish. Will have to give it a try sometime soon.

  3. stopped by via "thirsty thursday"! yum, yum!! gonna have to add that one to the "keepers" folder! pampered chef has an awesome frittata recipe - http://www.pamperedchef.com/our_products/recipesearch/recipedetail.jsp?recipeId=37224



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