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      Mini Taco Bowls

      Prep Time:10 min

      Total Time:25 min

      Makes:4 servings, two taco bowls each

      8 Flour Tortillas

      1 lb. extra lean ground beef

      1 cup Thick ‘N Chunky Salsa

      1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

      2 cups chopped lettuce

      1 cup chopped tomatoes

      1/4 cup Ranch Dressing

      HEAT oven to 350°F. Microwave tortillas on HIGH 30 sec. Press 1

      tortilla into each of eight 2-1/2-inch muffin cups. Carefully fold

      back edges of tortillas, leaving opening in center of each for

      filling. Bake 10 min.

      MEANWHILE, brown meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in salsa; bring

      to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 min. Spoon into

      tortilla bowls; top with remaining ingredients.


      Thai Peanut Chicken

      Prep Time:15 min

      Total Time:35 min

      Makes:4 servings, about 1-1/3 cups each

      1/4 cup CATALINA Dressing

      1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

      1-1/2 cups water

      1 can (14-1/2 oz.) chicken broth

      2 Tbsp. soy sauce

      1 Tbsp. peanut butter

      1/2 lb. thin spaghetti, broken in half, uncooked

      2 cups broccoli florets

      1 cup thin carrot slices

      HEAT 2 Tbsp. dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken;

      cook and stir 5 min. or until cooked through.

      ADD remaining dressing, water, broth, soy sauce and peanut butter;

      mix well. Bring to boil. Add spaghetti; cover. Simmer on medium-low

      heat 5 min.

      STIR in vegetables; simmer, covered, 4 to 6 min. or until spaghetti

      is tender.


      Chicken Salad Panini

      Prep Time:10 min

      Total Time:16 min

      Makes:4 servings, one sandwich each

      2-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast

      1/4 cup Mayonnaise

      2 Tbsp. Real Bacon Bits

      2 Tbsp. thin green onion slices

      2 Tbsp. Ranch Dressing

      8 slices multigrain bread

      1 tomato, cut into 8 thin slices

      4 Cheddar Cheese Slices

      MIX chicken, mayo, bacon, onions and dressing; spread onto 4 bread

      slices. Top with tomatoes, cheese and remaining bread.

      COOK in preheated grill pan or skillet sprayed with cooking spray on

      medium heat 3 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides.


      Bruschetta ‘n Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

      Prep Time:15 min

      Total Time:1 hr

      Makes:8 servings, one stuffed chicken breast each

      1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained

      1-1/4 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

      1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

      1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken

      8 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (2 lb.)

      1/3 cup Roasted Red Pepper Italian with Parmesan Dressing

      PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Combine tomatoes, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the

      basil and dry stuffing mix; stir just until moistened.

      PLACE 2 chicken breast halves in large freezer-weight resealable

      plastic bag. Pound chicken with meat mallet or side of heavy can

      until chicken is 1/4 inch thick. Repeat with remaining chicken,

      adding two at a time to bag. Place chicken, top-sides down, on

      cutting board; spread evenly with stuffing mixture. Starting at one

      of the narrow ends, tightly roll up chicken. Place, seam-sides down,

      in 13×9-inch baking dish. Drizzle evenly with dressing.

      BAKE 40 min. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake an

      additional 5 min. or until chicken is cooked through (165°F) and

      cheese is melted.


      Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad

      Prep Time:25 min

      Total Time:25 min

      Makes:6 servings, 1-3/4 cups each

      2 pkg. (6 oz. each) Grilled Chicken Breast Strips

      1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce

      1 pkg. (10 oz.) mixed salad greens

      1 large tomato, cut into wedges

      1/2 cup sliced red onions

      1/2 cup Ranch Dressing

      1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese Crumbles

      COOK chicken and barbecue sauce in large skillet on medium-high heat

      until heated through, stirring occasionally.

      TOSS greens with chicken, tomatoes and onions in large bowl.

      TOP with dressing and cheese.


      VELVEETA Country Garden Primavera

      Prep Time:20 min

      Total Time:30 min

      Makes:4 servings

      3 cups matchlike zucchini sticks

      2 cups cauliflower florets

      1 Tbsp. oil

      1-1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes

      1 cup mostaccioli, cooked, drained

      1 tsp. dried basil leaves, crushed

      6 oz. VELVEETA Cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

      COOK and stir zucchini and cauliflower in oil in large nonstick

      skillet on medium heat until crisp-tender.

      ADD tomatoes, pasta and basil; mix lightly. Cook until heated

      through, stirring occasionally.

      STIR in VELVEETA; cook until melted, stirring occasionally.


      Fiesta Chopped Salad

      Prep Time:10 min

      Total Time:10 min

      Makes:4 servings, 2 cups each

      1 bag (12 oz.) salad greens

      1 pkg.(6 oz.) Southwestern Seasoned Chicken Breast Strips, chopped

      1 cup Three Cheese Crumbles

      1 cup coarsely broken tortilla chips

      1 avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped

      1/4 cup chopped red onions

      1/2 cup Ranch Dressing

      TOSS greens with all remaining ingredients except dressing.

      ADD dressing; mix lightly.

      SERVE immediately.


      BBQ Chicken

      Prep Time:10 min

      Total Time:1 hr 50 min

      Makes:5 servings

      1/2 cup Zesty Italian Dressing

      1 broiler-fryer chicken (3 lb.), cut up

      1/2 cup Hickory Smoke Barbecue Sauce

      1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped

      POUR dressing over chicken in resealable plastic bag. Seal bag; turn

      to evenly coat chicken. Refrigerate 1 hour to marinate. Remove

      chicken from marinade; discard bag and marinade.

      PREHEAT grill to medium heat. Mix barbecue sauce and chopped pepper;

      set aside.

      GRILL chicken 40 min. or until cooked through (165°F), turning

      occasionally and brushing with the barbecue sauce mixture during the

      last 15 min. of the grilling time.


      Pronto Pasta Italiano

      Prep Time:5 min

      Total Time:20 min

      Makes:4 servings, 1-1/2 cups each

      1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

      1 lb. lean ground beef

      1 jar (15 oz.) pizza sauce

      1/2 cup Shredded Pizza!

      Four Cheese PREPARE Dinner as on directed on package. Meanwhile,

      brown meat in large skillet; drain, if necessary.

      ADD Dinner and pizza sauce; mix lightly. Sprinkle with shredded

      cheese; cover. Reduce heat to low; cook 2 min. or until shredded

      cheese begins to melt.


      Kelly in IL

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