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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 284.8
  • Total Fat: 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 101.1 mg
  • Sodium: 186.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 38.4 g

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Superfood Meltdown Buttery Cajun Chicken and Turnips

Submitted by: ITSDONNAGAIL

Introduction

Turnips?? Really?? Yeah, turnips. They're one of the little known superfoods. This low-cal, high-fiber, super-nutritious meal is my go-to meal when I am afraid I'm going to binge, and I need to fill myself up on something that is good for me and hits my satiety quotient. This dish will leave you so satisfied, you won't be able to eat anything else--and it's so good for you, you could probably eat as much of it as you want. One bowl of this stuff will give you over 60% of your RDA of Vitamin C and over 90% of your Niacin RDA, plus a host of other vitamins, minerals and fiber. Turnips?? Really?? Yeah, turnips. They're one of the little known superfoods. This low-cal, high-fiber, super-nutritious meal is my go-to meal when I am afraid I'm going to binge, and I need to fill myself up on something that is good for me and hits my satiety quotient. This dish will leave you so satisfied, you won't be able to eat anything else--and it's so good for you, you could probably eat as much of it as you want. One bowl of this stuff will give you over 60% of your RDA of Vitamin C and over 90% of your Niacin RDA, plus a host of other vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    Ingredients:

    Turnips, 3 cup, peeled and cubed
    Onions, raw, 2 cup, chopped
    Scallions, raw, .5 cup, chopped
    Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 2 breast, bone and skin removed
    Butter, salted, 1 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high)
    Tony Chachere Cajun Seasoning: you can find it in most national grocery store chains and it makes this dish. It has more pepper than salt in it. If it's not salty enough for you but it is peppery enough, you may need to add salt instead of adding more Tony's. (And of course, if you can't find Tony Chachere, just salt and pepper to taste)

Tips

This is the kind of everyday dish Cajun grandmothers cook at home on a weekday. It never makes it onto the cooking shows or cookbooks. But they don't know what they're missing. If you've never had turnips, they turn kind of sweet when you cook them, especially cooked with onions. This dish has a lovely sweet-savory blend of flavors. If you can't stomach the idea of turnips, try replacing the turnips with sliced carrots or chopped cabbage. All three ways, it works. C'est bon!


Directions

Season chicken breasts with Tony's and cut into bite size pieces, and sautee in saucepan with pat of butter. While chicken is browning, chop turnips, onions and scallions. When chicken is browned, add onions and bring them almost to the point of carmelization before adding turnips and 1/2 cup water (or chicken stock/broth). Season mixture with more Tony's, cover and allow to simmer. Add water or chicken stock as necessary to keep mixture moist and simmering but not soupy. When turnips are tender, taste to see if you need more salt or more Tony's. Stir in chopped scallions and turn off heat. Dish can be served over rice (I like it with brown basmati rice), but if you're watching your carbs, just ladle it into a bowl and dig in.

Serving Size: 3 hearty bowls, eat 1 freeze 2






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  • I am definitely going to try this. - 2/6/13

    Reply from ITSDONNAGAIL (2/6/13)
    I hope you like it. Please rate it after you try it. Also, try some of the other recipes and let me know what you think. I'm new at recipe-writing and I'd like to know how I'm doing. :)

    Do you have a recipe book I could see? What's your link?


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