Diva Tasting:Sides for Chicken and Meat

Spicy Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 5 slices crisp bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 lg onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend

Directions

  1. Crisp the Bacon and set aside on paper towels
  2. Cook and stir the , onion, and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat until the bacon has just started to brown, about 8 minutes; mix in the balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, salt, black pepper, and green beans. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer the green beans until almost all the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes. Stir in the bread crumbs. Remove the skillet from the heat, and sprinkle with Italian cheese blend and crumbled bacon fold in well.

Avocado Salad:

Ingredients

  • 4 Avocados Peeled, Pitted And Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Red Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/4 Cup Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the avocados, onion and cilantro. Pour the vinaigrette over everything, and toss lightly to coat.

VARIATION: You may add 1 pound grilled skinless, boneless chicken breast, diced and use as an entree. Serves 4

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