Saturday, March 3, 2012

Chicken Pesto Empanadas

My husband and I went out for Italian food on Thursday night and we drove past, Panas, an empanada restaurant. He was reading the reviews to me while I drove home and one of the popular empanadas was chicken and pesto. Yesterday while I was at Fresh Market grocery store grabbing ingredients for the asian salad I posted about I saw chicken pesto empanadas! I bought a 4 pack for lunch today to split with my husband. I think the empanadas rocked! I'm not sure I need to visit the restaurant.

Trader Joes Orange Chicken

People are always asking what everyone likes to buy at Trader Joes. Last night we used the orange chicken in a new way. We cooked the chicken and sauce following the instructions on the bag but we used the chicken to top a salad. I bought romain lettuce, a red bell pepper, green onions, and Ken's asian sesame dressing. Then I sprinkled some sunflower seeds and red pepper flakes on top of my chicken. It was pretty similar to Pei Wei spicy chicken salad. I felt a little better about eating the batter covered chicken on top of a salad :) try it sometime.