By Michal Brown
Staff Writer, Tampa Bay
Being law students time is limited, funds are limited, case briefs are never-ending, and active involvement is time consuming. To make matters worse some of us work part-time or full-time jobs that further consume our time. Needless to say many meals are quick and purchased on the go. In an effort to promote healthy eating and cost cutting, Great Eats, Simple Treats will provide weekly recipes which are simple, inexpensive, and promote a healthy well-balanced meal.
Parmesan Chicken Manicotti
This recipe yields 7 pieces of Manicotti. If you’re preparing for a larger group simply double all ingredients.
Serve with: A salad or your favorite veggies and garlic bread.
Loaded Chicken and Potatoes
Ingredients:· 1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cubed (1″)
· 6-8 medium skin on red potatoes, cut in 1/2″ cubes
· 1/3 c olive oil
· 1 1/2 tsp salt
· 1 tsp black pepper
· 1 Tbsp paprika
· 2 Tbsp garlic powder
· 2 Tbsp hot sauce (more if you like it HOT)
· broccoli (optional)
Topping:· 2 cup fiesta blend cheese
· 1 cup crumbled bacon (Substitute option: turkey bacon)
· 1 cup diced green onion
How to Make:
1). Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9X13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
2).In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and hot sauce. Add the cubed potatoes and chicken and stir to coat. Carefully scoop the potatoes and chicken into the prepared baking dish (If you are pressed for time par boil the cubed potatoes for 5-10 minutes before performing step 1.)
3).Bake the potatoes and chicken for 55-60 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes, until cooked through, crispy, and browned on the outside. While the potatoes are cooking, fry your bacon (about half a pound). 4).Once the potatoes and chicken are fully cooked, remove from the oven. Top the cooked potatoes with the cheese, bacon, and green onions. Return the casserole to the oven and bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Serve With: extra hot sauce and/or ranch dressing or sour cream!