Main Dishes For labor Day


Grilled Chicken Satay Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

4 boneless and skinless chicken breast halves, about 1 1/2 pounds
1/2 cup low-sodium teriyaki marinade, divided use
2 small zucchini, rinsed trimmed
2 red peppers, rinsed
6-8 cups mixed salad greens
4 green onions, rinsed and sliced on the diagonal
Spicy Peanut Dressing (recipe follows)
Garnish: 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts

Place the chicken in a bowl and add 1/4 cup of the teriyaki marinade. Turn the chicken over until the marinade is evenly distributed. Allow to marinate for 15 minutes up to several hours, time permitting. Light the coals of an outdoor grill.

When the coals have turned to gray ash, grill the chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Slice the zucchini lengthwise into thin slices. Core the red peppers and cut into 2-inch wide slices. Brush with the remaining teriyaki marinade and grill until soft, 2-3 minutes on each side.

Arrange the salad greens and green onions on 4 individual dinner plates. Cut the chicken and vegetables into serving size pieces and arrange on top of the mixed greens. Serve with Spicy Peanut Dressing and garnish with chopped peanuts. Makes 4 servings.

Spicy Peanut Dressing
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon red chili sauce or red chili flakes

Blend the ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth




Saute in olive oil:

10 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley


2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 (60 oz.) tomatoes, chopped
3 cups cooked chicken, cubed

Other ingredients:

3 green peppers, cut into strips
1 pound Italian sausage
2 cups chicken broth
1 pound pasta (your choice)

Cook uncovered, simmer for 1 hour. In a separate pan, saute the green peppers. Slice sausage into small pieces and cook with peppers until pink is gone. Add sausage to sauce with chicken and peppers and 1 to 2 sups chicken broth. Mix with pasta and serve..