Category Archives: Chicken

500 Calorie Enchiladas

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 I found this recipe in Cooking Light magazine. I was skeptical about how they would taste, being 500 calories (serving: 2 enchiladas) but, the ingredients seemed pretty straight forward, so I tried it. They were delicious!! My husband even liked them, and his didn’t contain and cheese. I liked this recipe because I had everything on hand in my pantry or refrigerator. What you need: 1 pound boneless, skinless, chicken breast 1 TBS chili powder 1-15oz can black beans (low sodium) rinsed and drained 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup salsa 8-8inch whole-wheat tortillas 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (reduced fat) What you do: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut chicken into small pieces. Place in a large pan, sprinkle with chili powder and cover with 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Chicken should be white in the middle….

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Lemon Basil Chicken

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This chicken is meant to be grilled. I don’t have a BBQ grill, so I just grilled on my Panini grill. You can also grill in a pan, or on a grill plate on your stove. This chicken was full of flavor. So yummy! Pretty much anything with basil and lemon goes on my recipe rotation. I have a big binder full of recipes that I want to try eventually. I am sure this recipe would be much better with fresh basil, but I only had dried on hand so that is what I used and it was still yummy! You can couple this with a variety of side dishes: salad, rice, broccoli, veggies, etc.   What you need: 1/4 cup olive or canola oil 2 TBS lemon juice 1 TBS red wine vinegar 1 TBS dried basil 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper…

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Slow Cooker Mango Chicken Tinga

Slow Cooker Mango Chicken Tinga

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This dish was on my “to make” rotation for a while. I was unsure how it would turn out, but it was a CrockPot meal and I wanted to try it. It actually was pretty tasty! I am always on the look out for easy recipes that are dairy-free for my husband. I found the recipe on the Better Homes and Gardens website. It didn’t have a picture with the recipe so I was unsure how it would turn out, but it doesn’t look too bad – perhaps a yellow plate was a poor choice.   What you need: 1 sweet onion, cut into small wedges 1 mango, seeded, peeled, and diced 2 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breast 3 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 – 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 – 14.5 oz can reduced-sodium…

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Asian Sticky Chicken

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What you need: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 1” fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1/2 teaspoon pepper 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless. (I was out of chicken breasts, so we used tenderloins) What you do: Combine all ingredients in a resealable bag and marinate at room temperature for about 20 minutes or all day in the refrigerator. (I did about 3 hours in the refrigerator and it was perfect) You can cook the chicken however you like. We grilled the chicken and it turned out great. We don’t have a BBQ grill, so we just used our electric griddle. But you can also cook it in a pan for about 4 minutes on each side until cooked through. It has an amazing flavor. We also made a little balsamic salad to eat on the side, which…

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Chicken Pillows

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I searched high and low for the best recipe for Chicken Pillows or Chicken Pockets or Chicken Rolls….whatever you call them. After combining a few recipes to my liking I came up with this one. I usually add celery to a few for myself, because I like the crunch. My husband doesn’t like celery, so I make his as written. What you need: 1 pkg Crescent Rolls 1-Large Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast; shredded. 1-2 tsp Paprika, or to taste 1/4 tsp Garlic Salt, or to taste 8-oz Cream Cheese; softened 1-Tbsp Butter; melted 2 or 3-Green onions; chopped 1/4 cup Milk or Melted Butter Italian Bread Crumbs Peas or Celery (optional) What you do:   1. Boil chicken until cooked; shred. 2. Season chicken with paprika and garlic salt. In a mixer, mix cream cheese, green onions, melted butter, and shredded chicken. Separate crescent rolls and put a heaping spoon…

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Skillet Chicken Teriyaki

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This dinner is awesome because you can just use 1 pan!! Just 1 skillet on your stove, or as we did, an electric skillet. I got an electric skillet for my wedding and this meal is great for it. What you need: 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1-2 Large Chicken Breasts, cut into bite sized pieces 3/4 cup pineapple juice or apple juice (we used pineapple, but apple works great) 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1/4 teaspoon dry ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder cornstarch if needed served over rice What you do: 1.   Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet. Arrange the chicken in the skillet. Fry over medium-heat until the chicken browns slightly. Turn and brown the other side too. 2. Pour the pineapple or apple juice into the skillet. Ad the soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, dry…

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