- 2 tbsp. reduced-calorie margarine
- 1 lg. onion, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
- 1 (28 oz.) can peeled Italian plum
- 3 c. chicken broth
- 1 sm. boiling potato, peeled and
- 2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves or
- 2 tsp. dried basil
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- Salt to taste
- 1 c. milk
Melt margarine in a soup pot over low heat. Add onion, carrot and garlic. Cook, covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and wilted. Crush tomatoes in their liquid and add to the pot along with the chicken broth, potato, basil, nutmeg and salt. Cook, covered, over low heat for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool to room temperature. Puree in a blender, in small batches, adding a bit of milk to each batch. Return to soup pot and adjust seasonings. Before serving, warm through over very low heat. Do not boil. Serves 6.
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
- 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
- 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
- 4 scallions -- minced
- Salt and freshly ground pepper -- to taste
Dust chicken lightly with flour. Melt butter in nonstick fry pan and
saute chicken over medium-high heat until brown on both sides, about
2-3 minutes per side. Remove chicken and keep warm.
Pour broth into skillet, increase heat and deglaze skillet by boiling
and scraping loose browned bits on bottom of pan. Add ginger and
cook, stirring frequently, 2 minutes. Stir in mustards and scallions.
Season with salt and pepper. Spoon sauce over chicken.