6.30.2008

Kathy's Cottage Summer Recipe Swap

Today is the day to share easy summer recipes for Kathy's Recipe Swap. I'm a fan of the whole "semi-homemade" genre of cooking, especially for summertime meals. Both of these recipes come from the Kraft Foods website/magazine. If you don't subscribe to this free publication, you should. Four times a year you receive a beautiful magazine in the mail with seasonal recipes and lots of pictures. Even if you aren't a Kraft fan, your favorite brand substitutions can be made. Click here to visit the Kraft website and subscribe. Now...on to the recipes!






Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich


Prep Time:12 min
Total Time:22 min
Makes:4 servings
1/4 cup KRAFT Mayonnaise (or sour cream; or bottled Ranch or Bleu Cheese Dressing)
1/4 cup chopped green onions
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup BULL'S-EYE Raging Buffalo Barbecue Sauce
4 crusty sandwich rolls, partially split
4 leaf lettuce leaves
2 medium tomatoes, cut into 4 slices each



PREHEAT grill to medium-high heat. Mix mayo and onions; cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Brush chicken with oil.



GRILL chicken 4 min. on each side. Brush lightly with barbecue sauce. Continue grilling 2 min. or until chicken is cooked through (170°F), turning and brushing occasionally with the remaining barbecue sauce.



SPREAD top halves of rolls with the mayo mixture. Place lettuce and tomato slices on bottom halves of rolls; cover with the chicken and tops of rolls.





Layered Bruschetta Salad

Prep Time:10 min
Total Time:10 min
Makes:4 servings, 2 cups each



4 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1 bag (10 oz.) torn romaine lettuce
1 cup croutons
1 pkg. (6 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Italian Style Chicken Breast Strips (I always grill or cook extra chicken breasts whenever I fix chicken to use in recipes like this)
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese



COMBINE tomatoes, basil and dressing; set aside.
PLACE lettuce in medium serving bowl; top with layers of croutons, chicken and tomato mixture.
SPRINKLE with cheese. Serve immediately.

11 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

These look wonderful Teresa. The salad looks really wonderful and I love the idea of basil in it. I just planted some more so I will be anxious to use it in this. The Chicken sandwiches are definitely something I will try. How can you beat 12 minutes prep time? Thanks for these wonderful, easy recipes!

Beverly said...

Teresa, these both look and sound yummy.

My husband loves buffalo chicken, and I know he will like this.

And, I like the idea of bruschetta salad.

Jan & Tom's Place said...

These look yummy, especially the salad.

~Blessings,
Jan

KarenHarveyCox said...

My daughter is going to love that bruschetta salad. She loves bruschetta. Thanks for the recipes, my other daughter loves buffalo chicken so these are sure to please. Karen

P.S. I love your blog header those hydrangeas on the mantle are amazing.

Heidi Ann said...

Good Morning Teresa, I am off to subscribe to the Kraft magazine this minute!!! Thank you for the suggestion!!...Both of your recipes look so good!...and since we are huge fans of bruschetta, that salad will be at the top of my list to try!!!! Thank you, Heidi XO

Debbie said...

Hey Miss Teresa...
I can always count on having a great recipe or wonderful decorating idea when I stop by your blog!!
Both recipes sound great and since I am getting ready to do my once a month shopping trip I will add the ingredients to the list!
Have a great week!!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Karen said...

Hmm, I get the Kraft magazine and still managed to miss both of these recipes.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to take a second look at them. They sound really good!

Karen

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh boy! Consider it snagged!

Jeanne said...

Mmmmmm Delicious recipes Teresa. Not hard and they sound so good. Thank you for having fun with Kathy's recipe exchange. I am loving it.

Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Teresa, I forgot to tell you how much I love the arrangement of hydrangeas on your home page. It looks fabulous and so original. Are those glasses the vintage aluminum? Beautiful!!

Jeanne

Cottage Rose said...

That tomato looks yummy and so does the other food. You make them sound so yummy. I hope you enjoyed your first tomato of the season. Have a good week.

Hugs;
Alaura