• Air Fryer Chicken

    Adapted from Pinch of Yum.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 lb. chicken tenders
    • 1-2 TBSP avocado oil
    • 1 tsp. paprika
    • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
    • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
    • 1 heaping tsp. cornstarch

    Directions:

    1. Add the oil through the cornstarch to a bowl or ziploc bag and mix to combine. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Refrigerate and marinate until ready to use or cook right away.
    2. Set air fryer to 400F to warm up for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, add the chicken and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until chicken reaches 165F.

    Air Fryer Chicken:

  • Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Recipe adapted from Sammy Montogoms.

    Ingredients:

    • 3 TBSP olive oil
    • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
    • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
    • 1 onion, roughly chopped
    • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and whole
    • 2 TBSP tomato paste
    • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    • 3/4 tsp. oregano
    • 2 1/4 tsp. cumin
    • 3 tsp. smoked paprika
    • 2 tsp. chipotle chili powder
    • 7 1/2 c. chicken broth
    • 1 c. tomato sauce
    • 1 can of corn, drained and rinsed or 2 c. fresh or frozen, divided
    • 1/2 c. heavy cream
    • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • Serve topped with cheese, green onion, cilantro, avocado, jalapenos, sour cream, and/or tortilla chips

    Directions:

    1. Begin by roughly chopping the carrots, red pepper, and onion.
    2. To a large pot, add the olive oil and set to medium heat. Add chopped carrots, red pepper, and onion and cook for 7-10 minutes, stirring often.
    3. Reduce heat to low and add the whole garlic cloves. Sauté for an additional 2 minutes and then add the tomato paste. Cook until the tomato paste becomes a darker red color, about 3 minutes.
    4. Add the salt through tomato sauce and 1/2 of the corn. Bring to a light boil and let simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the veggies become soft.
    5. Once the veggies are soft, turn off the heat and use an immersion blender and blend the soup until smooth.
    6. Add the heavy cream, and taste to see if it needs any additional seasonings.
    7. Shred the chicken and then add the shredded chicken, the remaining corn, and fresh lime juice to the soup and stir one last time.
    8. Top soup with desired toppings.

    Creamy Tortilla Soup:

  • Teriyaki Chicken Burgers

    Recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum.

    Ingredients:

    Burgers:

    • 1 lb. ground chicken
    • 1/4 c. teriyaki sauce
    • 1/2 c. panko breadcrumbs
    • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp. salt, optional

    Sesame Slaw:

    • 4 c. shredded cabbage
    • 2 TBSP toasted sesame oil
    • 2 TBSP rice vinegar
    • 2 tsp. sugar
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1/2 c. chopped green onions

    Extras:

    • 2 TBSP avocado oil for frying
    • 4 brioche buns
    • Yum yum sauce (or mayo, sriracha, chili crisp, whatever sauce you like)

    Directions:

    1. Make the Sesame Slaw: Toss the slaw ingredients together. Taste and adjust.
    2. Make the Burgers: Combine chicken, teriyaki sauce, panko, salt, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Mix with your (clean) hands until well-combined. Form into 4 large patties.
    3. Fry the Burgers: Heat a bit of avocado oil over medium heat. Add the burgers to the hot pan and cook for 3-5 minutes until golden and mostly cooked through; flip to finish for another 2-3 minutes. Cook until no longer pink in the middle, or a meat thermometer registers at least 165F.
    4. Toast Buns:  Wipe out the skillet if there are burned bits left in the pan. Pop your buns into the skillet for just a second, cut side down over medium low heat, to get them lightly toasted.
    5. Assemble Burgers: Spread top and bottom buns with yum yum sauce, place a burger, and top with the sesame slaw. Press burgers together, slice into it, and enjoy your life. I love these so much.

    Teriyaki Chicken Burgers:

  • Chipotle Chicken

    Recipe adapted from Abby Thome.

    Ingredients:

    • 1.5 lbs. chicken tenders
    • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
    • 1 tsp. chili powder
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1 tsp. onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
    • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
    • 1-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, smashed
    • Olive oil, generous amount
    • Salt and pepper

    Directions:

    1. In a bowl add chicken tenders and all seasonings and add a generous amount of olive oil and then toss to coat. Cover and marinate in fridge for 3-6 hours.
    2. Cook chicken as you desire, such as in a 450F oven for 12 minutes or grill for 6-7 minutes per side, or until done.

    Chipotle Chicken:

  • Summer Ramen Bowl

    Recipe adapted from the Defined Dish.

    Ingredients for 1:

    • 1 egg and/or breaded chicken cutlet
    • 1 brick of ramen, seasoning packet discarded
    • 1 TBSP Get Side Dish Creamy Sesame
    • 2 TBSP soy sauce
    • 1/2 – 1 TBSP chili crisp
    • Honey, to taste (about 2 tsp.)
    • Veggies (julienne cut cucumber, red bell pepper, and/or napa cabbage, wilted spinach etc.)
    • Everything but the bagel seasoning

    Directions:

    1. Soft Boiled Egg: Bring a small saucepan to a boil. When boiling, add the egg and cook for 6.5 minutes. Transfer egg to a bowl of ice water and set aside. Peel egg when cool to the touch.
    2. Ramen: In the saucepan used to cook the egg (or wilt the spinach), add the ramen noodles to boiling water and cook according to package. Drain the noodles and rinse under cold water until noodles are no longer hot.
    3. Sauce: In a bowl, whisk the Creamy Sesame, soy sauce, chili crisp, and honey until well combined.
    4. Assembly: Transfer noodles to a bowl and toss with the sauce until well coated. Top with veggies, egg and/or chicken, and sprinkle with everything but the bagel seasoning.

    Summer Ramen Bowl:

  • Crispy Chicken Tortas

    Recipe from Cooking Con Claudia

    Ingredients:

    • Anaheim chiles (enough for your tortas)
    • Shredded cheese for the chiles
    • 1 lb. thin sliced chicken breast
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 TBSP chili powder
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. black pepper
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1 tsp. onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    • 1/2 tsp. oregano
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/4 c. milk
    • 1 1/2 c. panko breadcrumbs
    • 1 c. parmesan cheese
    • Oil for frying
    • Tortas: Bolillos, mayo, chicken, chipotle mayo, guacamole, and roasted Anaheim chiles with cheese, chicken, chipotle mayo, and guacamole

    Chipotle mayo: Blend 1/2 c. mayo, 1/2 c. sour cream, 1 garlic clove, 2 +/- chipotles to your liking, Juice of 1/2 lemon, salt and pepper, and water to thin, if desired

    Directions:

    1. Roast your chiles in the oven on broil or your grill until the skins are charred; then place chiles in a Ziploc bag for 15 minutes; after 15 minutes peel the skins and remove the seeds; flatten chilles in the process.
    2. When closer to eating, place the chiles in a heated skillet and add cheese to the chiles and cook until cheese is melted.
    3. Meanwhile: prepare the chipotle mayo, if using, by placing all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, adding water as needed until reach desired consistency.
    4. Pound chicken breast into thin even portions.
    5. In a large bowl mix minced garlic through milk and then add the chicken to the marinade.
    6. In another bowl add the panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
    7. Take each piece of chicken from the marinade and coat it with the breadcrumb parmesan cheese mixture; discard any remaining marinade and breadcrumb mixtures.
    8. In a large deep skillet, heat the oil to 325F and fry the chicken.
    9. Heat a large table top skillet and butter the bolillo halves and cook until toasted.
    10. Assemble: To the bottom bolillo, add mayonnaise, then add the roasted cheesy chile, then the chicken, then drizzle with chipotle mayonnaise, then add the guacamole to the top of the bolillo; slice and enjoy!

    Crispy Chicken Tortas:

  • Summer Farro Salad

    Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod.

    Ingredients:

    Salad:

    • 2 c. cooked farro
    • 2 c. greens of your choice, spinach, kale, mixed greens, etc.
    • 2 large peaches, pitted and sliced or 1 1/2 c. strawberries and blackberries
    • 1 1/2 c. blueberries
    • 1 1/2 c. grape tomatoes, halved
    • 2 small ears sweet corn, kernels removed (about 1 1/2 c.)
    • 1/2 c. crumbled feta cheese
    • 3 TBSP chopped basil
    • Sliced grilled chicken, optional

    Dressing:

    • 1/3 c. olive oil
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 1 TBSP champagne vinegar or white balsamic vinegar
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 small shallot, minced
    • 1-2 tsp. honey, or to taste
    • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

    Directions:

    1. Salad: In a large bowl combine the farro, greens, peach slices and/or strawberries and blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes, corn, feta, basil, and grilled chicken if using.
    2. Dressing: In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, shallot, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk until well combined.
    3. Assemble: Drizzle the dressing over the salad and gently toss until salad is well coated. Serve immediately.

    Summer Farro Salad:

  • Korean Beef Bulgogi Bowls

    Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious.

    Ingredients:

    Korean Beef:

    • 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
    • 1/4 c. soy sauce
    • 1 TBSP freshly grated ginger
    • 2 tsp. sesame oil
    • 1/2 tsp. Sriracha, or more to taste
    • 1 TBSP olive oil
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 lb. ground beef, chicken, or turkey

    Kimchi:

    • 2 tsp. sesame oil
    • 1 c. chopped kimchi
    • 1 tsp. sugar

    Bowls:

    • Rice
    • 2 Persian cucumbers, sliced
    • 1 carrot, shredded
    • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
    • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 tsp. sesame seeds, optional
    • Yum Yum sauce

    Directions:

    1. For the Korean Beef/Chicken/Turkey: In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and Sriracha.
    2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat.
    3. Stir in soy sauce mixture until well combined, allowing to simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes; set aside.
    4. For the Kimchi: Heat sesame oil in small skillet over medium high heat. Add kimchi and sugar, and cook, stirring constantly, until caramelized and heated through, about 3-5 minutes; set aside.
    5. For the bowls: Cook rice according to package instructions. Add rice to bowls, top with ground beef mixture, kimchi, cucumbers, carrots, and avocado, drizzled with yum yum sauce and garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

    Korean Beef Bulgogi Bowls:

  • Asian Chicken Salad

    Recipe from Damn Delicious.

    Ingredients:

    Salad:

    • 1 head romaine, shredded
    • 4 c. shredded napa cabbage
    • 3 c. leftover shredded rotisserie chicken
    • 1 (15-oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained
    • 1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
    • 1/2 c. roasted salted cashews
    • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
    • 2 c. crispy wonton strips, homemade or store-bought
    • 2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds

    Dressing:

    • 1/4 c. rice vinegar
    • 3 TBSP orange marmalade
    • 2 1/2 TBSP canola oil
    • 2 1/2 TBSP toasted sesame oil
    • 1 TBSP reduced sodium soy sauce
    • 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
    • 2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    Directions:

    1. Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, orange marmalade, canola oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger and sesame seeds; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
    2. Salad: Place romaine lettuce in a large bowl; top with cabbage, chicken, mandarin oranges, cilantro, cashews and green onions. Pour the sesame ginger dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine. Top with wonton strips and sesame seeds.

    Asian Chicken Salad:

  • Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos

    Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 1/2 TBSP canola oil, divided
    • 1 lb. ground chicken
    • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 (4.5-oz.) can chopped green chiles
    • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
    • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
    • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
    • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    • 1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
    • 1 TBSP freshly squeezed lime juice
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1 1/2 c. shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
    • 8 flour or corn tortillas, warmed
    • Toppings: lettuce, tomato, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, etc.

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
    2. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add ground chicken, onion and garlic, and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.
    3. Stir in green chiles, chili powder, paprika, oregano and cumin until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
    4. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro and lime juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in 1 cup cheese until well combined.
    5. Working one at a time, spread chicken mixture on half of the tortilla; top with 1 tablespoon cheese, folding over to seal. Repeat with remaining tortillas to make 8 tacos.
    6. Place tacos in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with remaining 1 1/2 TBSP canola oil.
    7. Place into oven and bake until toasted and crispy, about 12-15 minutes.
    8. Serve immediately with desired toppings.

    Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos: