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There are so many types of cherries! I cannot even begin to tell you. I say pick a cherry type you think would be great for this recipe and give it a shot. The regular “pie” cherry that you would use to make a cherry pie would work great too. I used Rainier cherries for this go around. This recipe offers many great combinations of tastes and is quick to make.
Sorry for the absence everyone – I’ve been trying to adjust to 60+ hour work weeks (in addition to a brutal commute) on the latest project I’ve been assigned to, and it’s been difficult to get things written up that we’ve been doing.
Adjusting to this new work schedule has also been cause for a few adjustments to our menu planning. Having only Sundays off right now, and with early waking hours (and consequently early bed times) the rest of the week, our focus now is on meals that can be done with very little cooking time and even less preparation. Luckily, we have a large number of recipes on the site that already qualify (tagged either “easy” or “quick”), and we will continue to add more until I am assigned to a less hectic project.
This recipe is a variation on our Pesto Baked Salmon using fresh basil from our CSA share. When preparing the chicken breast, however, I also added a “pocket” cut into each breast and stuffed with pesto. This infuses flavor and moisture through the meat much more effectively than simply spreading the pesto on top.
This recipe contains a perfect blend of chicken, stir-fried veggies, and salad greens all coated in a creamy cashew dressing. It is easy to make ahead and serve cold – making it perfect for lunch or for a summer potluck. The dressing by itself would be great for dipping coconut-breaded chicken tenders, or as a sauce over grilled asian-spiced pork chops. And feel free to toss in your own variations on the veggies rather than sticking simply to the carrots and red bell peppers we used. I know this would go great with the addition of mushrooms, snow peas, or just about anything else you can think of.
Posted in Lunch, Main Dish, Poultry, Recipes, Salads & Dressings
Tagged bell peppers, carrots, cashew butter, chicken breast, Cilantro, easy, garlic, green onion, Honey, Quick, sesame oil, tamari