Category Archives: Chicken

Broccoli, Tomato & Chicken Skillet: Super Easy Healthy Dinner!

This Tomato, Broccoli & Chicken Skillet is the perfect weeknight dinner!  One dish, healthy, & an easy cleanup! Just what we need for those busy days!

Broccoli Tomato Chicken Skillet: Quick, Easy & Healthy One Dish Weeknight MealI don’t know about you, but some nights I am just not in the mood to make a huge, time consuming meal.  I need something quick and simple that tastes great!

This recipe fits the bill perfectly!  Broccoli, Tomato & Chicken Skillet is the perfect recipe when you want to feed your family a healthy meal without a ton of time!  From prep to plate in 15 minutes!  It’s a recipe that’s a keeper in my book!

We do paleo (or try to), so we added cauliflower rice but you could use regular rice or none at all.  After making it, I realized it would have been perfectly fine without any additions at all.

If you know you are gonna have a night where you won’t have time to prep, (game nights, perhaps?) you could easily prep everything ahead of time.  It would cut your meal time on the day you cook it to less than fifteen minutes!

I like to cook it in my cast iron skillet, as with those you literally just have to wipe it out with a damp cloth when you are done!  I didn’t learn until I was grown that you aren’t supposed to completely wash cast iron!  Now we have well seasoned skillets!

Broccoli, Tomato and Chicken Skillet

Broccoli Tomato Chicken Skillet Quick and EasyIngredients:

2 boneless skinless breasts

1/4 c chopped onion

2 Tbsp butter

1 package frozen cut broccoli, thawed

1 tsp lemon juice

dash of salt (if you like salt)

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp thyme

1/4 tsp oregano

3-4 med tomatoes, cut into wedges

Directions:

  1. Cut chicken breast in half, then slice them into 1/2 inch wide strips.
  2. In skillet, cook chicken and onions in butter til chicken is no longer pink.
  3. Stir in broccoli, lemon juice, salt (if using), thyme, oregano and pepper.
  4. Cover and simmer 6 minutes.
  5. Stir, then add tomato wedges.
  6. Cover and simmer 3-4 minutes more
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Obviously, this recipe is super simple and anyone could easily make it pretty quickly.  I love that cleanup is super easy too!

What are your favorite simple weeknight dinners? 

I’ll take all the suggestions I can get!

General Tso’s Chicken

Easy General Tso's Chicken Recipe

  • 1 lb boneless chicken, skinned and cubed
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c cornstarch, 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsps rice wine
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 sm onion, cut into squares
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into squares
  • Oil for deep frying

1.  Mix cornstarch and eggs in a large bowl, add in chicken and coat thoroughly.

2.  Prepare the sauce by combining 2 tsp cornstarch, wine, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce in a small bowl.

3.  Heat oil for frying.

4.  Fry chicken in batches so that chicken is just cooked.

5.  Remove chicken and let stand to drain off some grease.

6.  In only a couple of tbsp of oil, fry onion and bell pepper.  When they are almost done, add in chicken and stir fry until chicken reaches a crispy brown.

7.  Add the sauce in and continue to stir fry.  Toss around for a couple of minutes, until sauce becomes a glaze.

Serve over rice and enjoy!

*This recipe was modified from Food.com  There are modifications, but if you’d like to find the original, please search Mean Guy’s General Tso’s Chicken on food.com  Thanks and I hope you enjoy!

Originally posted 2014-09-13 20:54:54.

Lemon Chicken & Potatoes

 Herbed Lemon Chicken & Potatoes

Ingredients

2 lbs chicken

2 med potatoes, cut into chunks

1 lemon, sliced

1 cup water

1 tbsp vegetable oil

Garlic Herb Mix:

1 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tsp basil

 

Preheat oven to  375.

Combine herb mixture in small bowl, set aside.

**I didn’t do this, but having cooked the recipe I will do it next time.  Put a slight sear on the chicken before baking, it would greatly help with the visual appeal.  Just sear it on either side long enough to put a little color on!  😀  The recipe still tastes great without the sear, just a thought.  😀

Herbed Lemon Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

Place potatoes in bottom of baking dish, put sliced lemon on top.  Next mix water in with the herbs.  Pour into pan.  Make sure there is enough water to cover the bottom of pan.

Place chicken on top of potatoes/lemon.

Herbed Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Cover with tin foil.

Bake for 50 minutes.

Enjoy!

Do you have a favorite healthy chicken recipe???  I’m on a health kick and would LOVE to hear some suggestions!  Mine are usually typical Southern food.  LOL

Originally posted 2013-08-16 12:09:20.

Coconut Lime Chicken Soup Recipe

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My Foodie Penpal outdid herself this month!  She sent me this recipe and almost everything to make it…  I’m not going to lie, normally this isn’t something I would make.   I’m not a coconut fan, I’d never had coconut milk, and honestly I would be intimidated by the name.  Sounds like something way too fancy for me to make!  However, since I had everything and HATE figuring out what to do for dinner, I went for it.  I am SO glad I did!!!

If you haven’t tried coconut milk, it’s really good!  Even though I don’t really like coconut…  Cheryl has officially made me believe that if I get stuck on an island I could indeed deal with the coconut milk!  Yay, I won’t starve!  (I’m not a big seafood fan, LOL)  Now I just have to figure out how to open them and remember!  LOL.

Cheryl pointed out that this recipe is very versatile, so feel free to modify it!  Also, I loved it so much that I ended up eating some of the leftovers for breakfast the next day.  I tried it cold—> still AMAZING!!!  So this soup really can be served hot OR cold!

Anyway, the recipe is courtesy of Miss Cheryl from Florida and her awesome July Foodie Penpal Box 2013.  A HUGE thank you, Mrs. Cheryl, because the soup is amazing and one of my new favorites!!!

Ingredients:

1/2 pkg dried flat rice noodles

3 1/2 cups GF chicken broth

1 1/2″ piece of ginger, sliced

1 (13oz) can coconut milk (full fat is better, but can use light)

2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced

6 Tbsp lime juice

3 Tbsp fish sauce

2 tsp brown sugar

1/2-1 jalapeno, thinly sliced OR 5-10 jarred jalapenos chopped

1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped

Directions:

Break noodles into thirds (a little bigger than bite size), then prepare

noodles according to package. Drain and set aside.

In a large pot, bring broth and ginger to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and

simmer for 10 minutes then add coconut milk and chicken.

Once chicken is completely cooked (about 5 minutes), add the remaining

ingredients and simmer another 10 mintues. Season to taste with salt if

necessary.

Add noodles just before serving.

Originally posted 2013-07-27 08:00:01.

Game Night Dinner: Pita Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Game Night Dinner: Pita Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Made this the other night and HAD to share!!!!  They were super yummy, mostly healthy, and great for a few games of Uno!  All in all, a huge success!!!  Will be making them again for game nights!  The pita bread worked so much better than regular bread because the moisture didn’t soak through and make it soggy.  😀  What’s your fave homemade game night menu???

Ingredients
2 cans of cooked chicken (or 2 cups)
1 1/2 cups California seedless table grapes, rinsed and cut in half
1/4 cup celery, diced
1 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons basil, fresh, chopped
1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
1 tablespoon lemon Juice, fresh

Directions
Combine all salad ingredients in bowl and mix well.

Originally posted 2013-07-16 08:03:29.

Crispy Baked ‘Fried’ Chicken

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A.K.A. Cornflake Chicken

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Originally posted 2013-06-21 00:01:10.

Chicken Fiesta Wrap with Fast Fixin’ Chicken Nuggets

Fast Fixin' Refried Wrap
Recipe Courtesy of Fast Fixin’ Chicken Nuggets
Created by by PhD nutritionist Kathy Mora

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Originally posted 2013-04-28 05:00:00.

Fast Fixin’ Chicken Verde Wrap Recipe

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Chicken Nugget Verde Wrap
As you may have read on my review before, Fast Fixin’ Chicken Nuggets are really yummy!  They also have some benefits that many other companies can’t boast!  Such as 20% less fat and calories than the leading brand (Tyson) and they are made with the best and healthiest part: breast meat!  Best of all though, is the taste!  They are really good…  LOL.  Think I may have said that!
Recipe by PhD nutritionist Kathy Mora

Ingredients:
4-5 Fast Fixin’ Chicken Nuggets
1 Spinach Tortilla (other tortilla of choice can be substituted)
Approximate portions:
2 Tbsp Guacamole with chopped tomatoes (store bought or homemade)
1 tsp chopped fresh red/purple onion (optional, can substitute red/green pepper)
1-2 Tbsp Shredded lettuce
1-2 tsp Shredded cheese (Mexican style, Monterey Jack, Cheddar,
Salsa verde to taste

Preparation*:
1. Using microwave- place Fast Fixin’ Chicken Nuggets on microwave safe plate or
dish and heat according to package directions.

2. Wrap tortillas in damp paper towels, heat in microwave ~15-20 seconds until
warmed, but not stiff.

3. Spread guacamole in center of warmed tortilla. Add onions/peppers, lettuce,
cheese, chicken nuggets. Folding sides in, wrap contents into tortilla like a burrito.

6. Serve with side of salsa verde.

Chicken Verde Wrap + Salsa + Mango slices + Glass of Milk = Nutritious and
Complete Meal

Enjoy!

* Note- alternatively may heat tortillas and chicken nuggets in oven, wrap tortillas
in foil first. Ingredients can vary per taste and desired amount. Example, can add
chopped peppers, black olives, black bean refried beans, fruit salsa, hot sauce, etc.

Originally posted 2013-04-21 05:00:00.

Chicken Veggie Pita Recipe

Ingredients:

4-5 Fast Fixin’ Chicken Nuggets
1 whole grain pita/flatbread
Approximate portions:
2 Tbsp Veggie Cream Cheese (store bought brand or homemade)
1 tsp chopped tomatoes
1 tsp chopped fresh red/purple onion (optional, can substitute red/green pepper)
1-2 Tbsp Shredded lettuce

Preparation*:
1. Using microwave- place Fast Fixin’ Chicken Nuggets on microwave safe plate or
dish and heat according to package directions.

2. Toast or warm pita/flatbread before assembling.

3. Spread veggie cream cheese in center of warmed pita, layer with tomatoes,
onions/peppers, lettuce, and chicken nuggets. Fold pita in half to create a taco like
shape.

6. Serve with side of fruit salad.

Chicken Veggie Pita + Fruit Salad + Sweet Potato Chips + Glass of Milk = Nutritious
and Complete Meal

Enjoy!

* Note- alternatively may heat pita/flatbread and chicken nuggets in oven, wrap.
Ingredients can vary per taste and desired amount. Example, can add chopped
peppers, black olives, carrot slices, cucumber slices, sprouts, fresh spinach,
mushrooms, etc.

Originally posted 2013-04-21 02:58:00.

CrockPot Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients:
Corn tortillas, 16
Green Taco Sauce, 2 bottles
Black Olives, i can
Onion, 1/2 cup chopped
Cheese, 2 cups
Chicken, large can
Optional:
Shredded lettuce
Tomato, chopped
Feeds 8-10
In the crockpot, layer the bottom with about 8 corn tortillas. Pour a bottle of green taco sauce on the tortillas. Add 1/2 large can of white chicken, broken apart in smaller pieces. Add 1/2 can of black olives. Add 1/4 cup chopped onion. Sprinkle with a cup of cheese. Next, add another layer of tortillas, a bottle of green taco sauce, 1/2 can of chicken, 1/2 can of black olives, 1/4 cup chopped onion. Finish by sprinkling a cup of cheese on top. 
Cook on low 4 hours or on high for 2 hours, until the cheese is melted.
Serve with tortilla chips and spread shredded lettuce and tomatoes on top, if desired.
Family Dinners and Family Unity
My family loves this recipe. I try to find family-friendly recipes my kids enjoy because I believe that family dinners are very important. Vitally important, in fact, to create family unity.
A society is only as strong as its families. Today, in our fast-paced, technologically-saturated lives, we seem to spend more time in front of a computer screen, Smartphone, or TV instead of building relationships with our families. 
Our lives are filled with activities and many of us find ourselves rushing from one activity or event to the next with barely a thought for dinner. We may pick up fast food on the way to a game or between kids’ ballet classes. We may come home, exhausted from running so fast, and let everyone find his or her own food for dinner, thus missing an opportunity to spend time with the most important people in our lives.  
When asked what helped him best prepare to leave home and begin his adult life, my oldest son answered that having family dinners together had had a great influence on him and his choices. I had never realized how important that time can be to develop and maintain family relationships and establish family unity. 
We make family dinner a priority and generally have dinner together almost every night. As we sit together and eat our meal, we discuss what happened at school, what the kids learned that day, how an activity went, even current events. We have also used that time to try to teach our kids things like manners. Of course, discussions about why we shouldn’t produce body noises at the table are usually met with plenty of burps and toots, but family dinnertime at least gives us the illusion of a teaching opportunity. 🙂
The most important relationships we’ll establish in our lives will be within our families. Dinner is a perfect time to ask questions, tell funny stories, and relate the day’s happenings. I have learned with my family of ten children, that kids want time with parents and siblings. Lots of time. 
We often hear, a family who prays together, stays together, but I’d like to suggest that in addition to that, a family that eats together, and more often meets together to build relationships, stays together. Family unity doesn’t happen on its own, it takes time and effort, but the time we invest in our families today, will pay off in dividends for years to come. When we invest time in our families, we create strong bonds that last. Family dinners are one of the best ways to invest in our families and create those long-lasting bonds.  
 
 
Rebecca Talley
Fiction Inspired by Life
http://www.rebeccatalley.com

Originally posted 2013-03-07 06:00:00.