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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Romantic Finger Foods Party for Two on Valentine's Day

How about a finger foods party for two on Valentine's Day?  With some champagne, a nice cozy nook,  candlelight, finger foods and great conversation and the romance is on - having an elegant sufficiency but not overeating.

Here is some trivia about Valentine's Day:  "Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentines didn't begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. (The greeting is now part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England.) Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois."


Chicken Strips with Mexi-Cali Dip  (recipe below)





Spicy chicken strips with a cool, creamy Mexican-style dip.  Very good.

1 lb chicken breast halves, (0.454 kg)
  cut into thin strips
1 tbsp olive oil (15 mL)
1 tbsp hot pepper sauce (15 mL)
2 tsp butter (10 mL)
Mexi-Cali Dip:
3/4 cup sour cream (175 mL)
1/4 cup medium or mild Salsa (50 mL)
1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese (50 mL)
1 green onion, chopped

In large skillet, fry chicken strips in olive oil, stirring frequently, until chicken is tender and cooked through, about 7 to 10 minutes.  Add hot pepper sauce and butter right at the end and stir just until butter melts.  Remove skillet from heat.

Mexi-Cali Dip:  In medium bowl, combine sour cream, Salsa, cheese and green onion.  Serve hot chicken with dip.

Yield:  6 servings
1 serving
147.3 calories
19.1 g protein
6.6 g fat
2.0 g carbs

9 comments:

Lizzy said...

Mmmmmmm...your spicy chicken strips sound delicious...especially with that excellent dip!

Jennifer said...

It is soo good, Lizzy! Love that one!

Curry and Comfort said...

What a great line-up of dishes for Valentine's Day!:) I hope you dropped by my blog post on 2-8 to get your award. :) Have a great Sunday. ~ Ramona

Tina said...

This is a first on the strips-everyone is coating them these days! Good to see a recipe that does not coat them, just gives them a spicy kick. Also, with that wonderful dip I am sure that the coating will not even be missed. Delicious healthy post. Have a great day!

Balvinder Ubi said...

loves your list of recipes for Valentine. the Mexican dip with chicken strips seems yummy!

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Ramona. ((HUGS))

I didn't know that Tina. Yep, one does not miss any breading.

Hi Balvinder Ubi. :)

Eftychia said...

All dishes sound perfect for Valentine's day! Happy Valentines!

Jennifer said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Eftychia.

Choc Chip Uru said...

This is such a perfectly adorable round up - looks aabsolutely delicious :D
Wonderful post - you are so talented!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru