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For a Light Dinner Try Chicken Marsala

 Chicken Marsala

    This low calorie Chicken Marsala recipe is great for those watching their diets or for those who just want a light, delicious and flavorful summer dinner, using Marsala, Italy’s most famous fortified wine.  Prep Time: 11 minutes. Total Time: 19 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

Ingredients: 4 small (12 ounces total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves; Nonstick spray coating; 1-1/2 cups  sliced fresh mushrooms; 2 tablespoons  sliced green onion; 2 tablespoons water; 1/4 teaspoon  salt; 1/4 cup dry Marsala or dry sherry.

Directions: Place 1 piece of chicken, boned side up, between 2 pieces of clear plastic wrap. Working from the center to the edges, pound lightly with a meat mallet to about 1/4-inch thickness. Remove plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves.

Spray a large skillet with nonstick spray coating. Preheat skillet over medium heat. Add 2 chicken breast halves. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender and no pink remains. Transfer to a platter; keep warm. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves.

Carefully add mushrooms, green onion, water, and salt to skillet. Cook over medium heat until mushrooms are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated (about 3 minutes). Add Marsala or dry sherry to skillet. Heat through. Spoon vegetables and sauce over chicken. Makes 4 servings. Calories 161, Total Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 72 mg, Sodium 191 mg, Carbohydrate 2 g, Protein 27 g. (Per serving)

Serve with choice of pasta type, and choice of  vegetable — broccoli, asparagus, green beans, mixed peppers, or peas are good with this dish.  (Recipe.com; Photo: The Grub Daily)

Thursday – May 23 Small Business 8(A) Certification Training Become Eligible For More Contract Awards

SANTA ANA, CA— Become Eligible for More Contract Awards with 8(a) Certification. The Small Business Administration’s Santa Ana District Office will provide 8(a) Business Development Program Application Workshops. The SBA’s 8(a) business development program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market. The May 23 Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the SBA Training Room. Applicant firms must be: A small business; Unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States; and Demonstrate potential for success. Remaining workshop dates in 2013 for Orange County are June 27th, July 25th, August 22nd, and October 24th. All of these workshops will be located in the Training Room of the SBA office, located at 200 W. Santa Ana Boulevard, Suite 700, Santa Ana, CA. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the sessions starting at 8:30 a.m. promptly and lasting until noon. Registration is required. Please email sandra.anguiano@sba.gov with your business name and the name of person attending to RSVP for the application workshop.

Monday – May 20 Free Breast Cancer Support Group Meets Monthly At Armc

COLTON, CA – The Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) provides a FREE Breast Cancer Support Group for patients and their families from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the third Monday of each month. The next meeting is June 17, 2013, in the Oak Conference Room, First Floor, ARMC, 400 North Pepper Ave., Colton, CA 92324 This Support Group provides a comfortable environment where women can talk amongst themselves and support each other through breast cancer treatments under the guidance of Breast Clinic Coordinator, Lori Nuno. Information: 909-580-3546.