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Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 11, Thursday

Golden Chicken Breasts
Brown Rice and Beans, Oriental Style

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     Red beans and rice with a twist and a chicken breast with a kick: easy summer cooking. Look for quick cooking brown rice, be patient or substitute Basmati.

Golden Chicken Breasts, Grilled

Total time: 30 minutes
   When you are marinating any sort of meat it helps to poke a fork into it, then turn the meat several times to soak up the marinade.  The orange marmalade and sherry give the chicken sweetness, while the ginger and garlic add some heat.

Golden Chicken Breasts, Grilled Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Brown Rice and Beans, Oriental Style

Total time: 25 minutes
    Sauté onions and celery, add red kidney beans (or any color/type of bean) and cooked, brown rice for a nutritious side dish, full of vitamins and fiber.  Use  quick-cooking brown rice to save time.  Flavored with soy sauce, sherry and Balsamic vinegar, this gives 'Beans and Rice' a whole new meaning!

Brown Rice and Beans, Oriental Style Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small bowl, marinating dish, small saucepan, lid,
medium skillet
Mix marinade, spoon over chicken
Light/turn on barbecue grill
Start to cook rice
Start to cook chicken

Slice onion, celery
Sauté paprika, onion, celery
Mince garlic, add to onion
Turn chicken
Open, drain, rinse beans
Add beans, vinegar, sherry, soy sauce to skillet
Heat through
When rice is done, stir into beans
When chicken is done, remove, slice, Serve