Friday, March 23, 2007

Easy Pork Chop Packets

[adapted from a Reynolds foil recipe I got in the mail ages ago]

4 sheets (12x18 inches each) heavy duty aluminum foil
1 small onion, sliced
4 boneless pork chops, about 1/2 inch thick
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450F. Center onion slices on each sheet of aluminum foil. Top with pork chops; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine cream of mushroom soup, sugar, garlic, and soy sauce; spoon over pork chops. Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Repeat to make four packets. Bake 16 to 18 minutes (or until done) on a cookie sheet in oven. Serve over rice.

***note: sometimes I leave out the onion
***note2: this works well with chicken, too

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Ginger-Marmalade Chicken

[adapted from More Lean and Luscious by Bobbie Hinman and Millie Snyder. ISBN:0-914629-49-2]

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken parts
2 1/2 tablespoons orange marmalade
2 tablespoons orange juice (with pulp)
2 tablespoons French or Catalina dressing
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 - 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
nonstick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350F. Place chicken in a shallow baking dish that has been sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Mix well. Spread evenly over chicken. Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes or until chicken is done.

***note: this is also good using pork instead of chicken