In the book “Zone Meals in Seconds” is a chapter called “The Can-Do” Zone that features quick recipes made from convenience products. Here are a couple of examples.
Olive oil cooking spray
1 ½ cups chopped frozen onions
1 tablespoon dry basil
½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
6 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped
4 cups no-fat chicken stock
4 ounces white wine
2-3 pinches saffron, optional
1 ½ cups Perdue cooked chicken tenderloins, cut up
1 cup cooked barley
2 ½ cups, canned asparagus, drained and cut up
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Pam olive oil spray
Spray olive oil cooking spray in a non-stick skillet. Add onions, garlic, basil and salt and cook on medium low heat for 5 minutes or until onion is softened. Add sun-dried tomatoes, chicken stock, white wine and saffron and bring to a boil for about 3 minutes. Raise the head to medium, add chicken and cooked barley and cook 3-4 minutes. Add asparagus and cook for another two minutes or until heated through. Add Parmesan cheese and season with pepper and salt if needed.