Chicken Florentine Pesto with Shirataki Noodles


Chicken Florentine Pesto with Shirataki Noodles
Recipe type: Chicken Dishes
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  • 1 package Shirataki Macaroni Noodles
  • 4 chicken breast boneless cutlets (1¼ to 1½ pounds total)
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ yellow or white onion, chopped, about 1 cup
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup white wine or stock
  • 8-16 ounces of fresh spinach*, washed, long stems removed and chopped
  • Black pepper
  • ¼ cup cream
  • ¼ cup (or more) pesto
  1. Drain and rinse Shirataki Noodles very well. Place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Put the pasta in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Cook the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt, heat the olive oil in a sauté pan and brown the chicken breasts on both sides over medium-high heat. They don't need to be cooked all the way through, just browned. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the chopped onion to the pan and sauté 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. While the onions cook, slice the chicken into strips. Put any pieces that are cooked all the way through in one pile, and put the ones that still need a little cooking in another pile.
  5. When the onions are just beginning to brown, add the garlic and cook another minute. Add the white wine or stock and boil vigorously until the liquid is reduced by half.
  6. Add the spinach and the undercooked pieces of chicken to the pan. Using tongs, turn them over to coat them with the juices in the pan. Continue to cook, turning and stirring often, until the spinach is wilted and the chicken cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat and add some black pepper, the pile of cooked chicken pieces and the pesto. Stir to combine. Add the cream to the saute pan and stir well to combine.
  8. Add the contents of the pan to the bowl with the Shirataki Macaroni Noodles and mix well. Serve at once.
*To wash spinach, fill up a clean sink basin with cold water and let the spinach soak in the water. Move it around a bit to loosen any dirt. Fresh spinach is usually pretty dirty, so you may need to do a couple of soakings. Remove the spinach and shake off excess water. Lay the spinach leaves down on a clean towel and pat dry. Frozen spinach can also be used in this recipe. Just thaw and pat dry before use.





Shirataki Noodles w/ Spinach Sauce Salad

Shirataki Noodles with Spinach Sauce Salad
Recipe type: Salads
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  • 1 pound (2-8 ounce packages) Shirataki Noodles
  • 1 pound fresh spinach
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 gloves garlic
  • ½ cup lite soy milk
  • ½ cup non-fat italian dressing
  • ¼ cup parsley -- chopped
  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup mushrooms -- sliced
  • 1 cup carrots -- diced
  • 1 cup cucumbers -- diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes -- halved
  • ½ cup yellow or green pepper halved (or both)
  1. Trim and wash spinach, place in saucepan with some water clinging to the leaves. Cover and cook over medium heat until wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Drain off water. set aside.
  3. Drain and rinse Shritaki Noodles in warm water. Place on paper towels to dry and set aside.
  4. Place next 7 ingredients in a blender jar. Add spinach and process until smooth.
  5. Place next 5 ingredients and Shirataki Noodles in a large bowl.
  6. Add blended dressing and toss to mix.