Five Ingredients. Five Minutes. Fabulous Flavors. Weeknight Chicken Saute Recipe with Beets, Walnuts and Pea Pods

February 17, 2011 in Entrees, Frugal Tips, Gluten Free

Easy weeknight saute will be a go-to!

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Five Minute Recipe – Chicken Saute with Walnuts, Beets and Pea Pods

I am lovin’ our Fab Five dishes! Our challenge to ourselves is to find dishes that are frugal, fabulous and on the table in five minute or less with a minimum of processed foods. Here’s our latest – a huge hit with my family. My husband was raving and licking his plate – I just let him believe I had slaved for hours – I did not dare tell him it took only five minutes.

Rotisserie chicken is one of my favorite grocery store buys. I love them. I buy a couple of them every month for use in entrees, sandwiches, late-night grab-a-bite fridge snacks.

I came up with this simple saute just throwing five of my favorite things in a saute pan. This is a fab food combo – such great flavors! And the canned beets are delicious and so very handy. You can serve this with or without a starch – we are watching carbs at our home these days, so did without. I added a dash of vinegar at the end, which mingled with the sweet beet juices and added wonderful rich flavor.

This will become one of my go to quickie meals.

And don’t worry – we’ll keep these fab five-minute miracles comin’!

WEEKNIGHT SAUTE with BEETS, WALNUTS AND CHICKEN

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serves 4

1 cup rough chopped walnuts
2 cups snow pea pods
2 cups bite-sized rotisserie chicken meat
1 can (15 ounces) sliced beets, drained and rough chopped
1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar (or other favorite vinegar)

Heat a large saute pan to medium high heat and spray with a little cooking oil. ((NOTE: I didn’t count a light spray of cooking oil as one of my five ingredients, since it is one of the staples I always have on hand and I used just a tiny bit to keep things from sticking to the pan. If you don’t have spray, just use a tiny bit of vegetable oil.)) Add walnuts and stir and cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant.

Add pea pods and cook about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until pods are softened.

Add chicken, beets and and vinegar and cook just until heated, about 1 minute.

Serve immediately.

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Try some of our other fab easy chicken recipes:
Weeknight Chicken Posole
Chicken Thighs with Mustard, Molasses and Maple Syrup
Stacked Chicken Enchiladas

Here’s some other fab easy chicken dishes out there:

Easy Citrus Chicken, Bitchin’ Camero
Easy Chicken Stir Fry, Home with Mandy
Easy Chicken Hash, The Perfect Pantry
Honey Mustard Chicken, Eclectic Recipes
Baked Chicken Pesto, Kalyn’s Kitchen
Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Everyday Southwest

–posted by Donna

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