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Nerdy Nibbles

Posting has been a bit sparse lately....I have a whole post coming up on why that is. I have been up to a lot of fun things lately!

But, in an effort to provide you some reason to keep coming back to my little blog, I have decided to share with you a new recipe the BF and I tried out last night. You see, a few weeks ago I challenged the BF to find recipes that are relatively low carb, but more importantly right now, low fat (remember that cholesterol thing?!). He came through and last night's dinner was better than I expected, fairly simple and easy to make. So, I thought I would share it with you...it's a great recipe when your garden is overflowing with zucchini!


I think it was called Triple Mango Something....

Ingredients:
-Chicken breasts (we used two, but they were pretty big, we both decided it would be plenty for us with only 1 large chicken breast)
-1 Mango
-1/2 Cup of your favorite mango juice (I used Dole's Mango, Peach, Orange or something like that)
-1/4 Cup mango jam (or some kind of mango sauce thingy <- very technical cooking term)
-2 zucchinis, sliced lengthwise thinly

Directions:
-The recipe said to halve the chicken breasts, but the BF and I decided it would have been better to just cut the chicken into bite-size pieces, so do that. Throw them in a pan with a little olive oil and cook until almost done.
-Cube the mango, add the mango, mango juice, and mango jam to the chicken, cook until chicken is all done and everything smells really really good!
-Meanwhile, place the sliced zucchini in a microwave safe square casserole dish, with 1/4 cup water, partially cover with plastic wrap (or, since I didn't have any I put a ziploc bag around it and left it open....I'm an engineer, what can I say?!) and cook 3-4 minutes until warm.
-Drain water, or just grab those little zucchini fries out of the dish, place on plate and top with chicken/mango deliciousness!
-Also, it was yummy to drink the mango juice with the meal!!

Needless to say, I was impressed, and we will definitely be having it again!!!

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