• Chicken and Mushroom Orzo

    Recipe from Damn Delicious.

    http://rhythmsfitness.com/classes/zumba-gold/ Ingredients:

    • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 2 TBSP unsalted butter
    • 8 oz. (or more to taste) brown mushrooms (mini portabellas, cremini), halved
    • 2 large shallots, diced
    • 3 garlic cloves , minced
    • 4 tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
    • 2 TBSP flour
    • 3 c. chicken stock
    • 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
    • 1 c. orzo pasta
    • 3-4 c. (or more to taste) baby spinach
    • 1/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan
    • 1/4 c. heavy cream
    • 2 TBSP chopped fresh parsley leaves

    buy Lyrica Directions:

    1. Season chicken with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
    2. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet in a single layer and cook until golden brown and cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 4-5 minutes per side; set aside.
    3. Add mushrooms and shallot, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in garlic and thyme until fragrant, about 1 minute.
    4. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
    5. Stir in chicken stock and Dijon, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Stir in orzo; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
    6. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pasta is cooked through, about 6 minutes. Stir in spinach, Parmesan and heavy cream until the spinach has wilted, about 3 minutes. Return chicken to the skillet.
    7. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley.

    Chicken and Mushroom Orzo:

  • Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    So quick and easy. Absolutely delicious!

    Recipe from Damn Delicious.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 TBSP olive oil
    • 1 lb. ground chicken
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 1/4 c. hoisin sauce
    • 2 TBSP soy sauce
    • 1 TBSP  rice wine vinegar
    • 1 TBSP  freshly grated ginger
    • 1 TBSP Sriracha, optional
    • 1 8-oz. can water chestnuts, drained and diced
    • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
    • Kosher salt black pepper, to taste
    • 1 head butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce

    Directions:

    1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.
    2. Stir in garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger and Sriracha until onions have become translucent, about 1-2 minutes.
    3. Stir in chestnuts and green onions until tender, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
    4. To serve, spoon several tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of a lettuce leaf, taco-style.

    Chicken Lettuce Wraps:

  • Easy Sloppy Joes

    Recipe adapted from Amber’s Kitchen.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 lb. ground chicken, turkey, or beef
    • 1/2 of a white/yellow onion
    • 2/3 of a 10 3/4 oz. can of tomato soup (or the whole can if you like it saucier)
    • 1 jar of “Homade Chili Sauce

    Directions:

    1. In a large skillet, cook the ground meat and the onion until each is cooked through and onion is translucent. 
    2. Add the tomato soup and the chili sauce. Stir to combine. 
    3. Turn heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
    4. Fill some hamburger buns with meat mixture, and enjoy!

    Easy Sloppy Joes:

  • Egg Roll in a Bowl

    Recipe adapted from Recipe Runner.

    Ingredients:

    • 1/4 c. soy sauce
    • 2 tsp. honey
    • 1 TBSP rice vinegar
    • 1 1/2 tsp. sriracha or to taste
    • 1 TBSP grated fresh ginger
    • 2 tsp. grated or minced garlic
    • 1 TBSP toasted sesame oil
    • 1 lb. ground chicken or turkey
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 12-16 oz. bag of broccoli slaw
    • 1/2 c. grated carrots
    • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
    • Serve over rice or noodles
    • Top with Yum Yum sauce

    Yum Yum Sauce: 1 c. mayo, 1-3 TBSP sugar, 3 TBSP rice wine vinegar, 3/4 tsp. smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, and sriracha, if desired; mix and adjust to your taste.

    Directions:

    1. In a bowl whisk the soy sauce through garlic.
    2. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the ground chicken and crumble with a wooden spoon. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until mostly cooked through.
    3. Add the broccoli slaw, carrots, and green onions to the ground chicken. Stir everything together and continue to cook until the broccoli slaw is tender and softened, about 4-5 minutes.
    4. Pour in the soy sauce mixture and stir everything together. Cook for several more minutes until the sauce has thickened and absorbed into the chicken and broccoli slaw. Taste for seasoning.
    5. Serve over rice or noodles and top with Yum Yum sauce.

    Egg Roll in a Bowl:


  • Taco Skillet or Burrito Filling

    Can easily make this vegetarian by swapping the meat for another can of beans. Also makes for a great taco salad.

    Ingredients:

    • Olive oil
    • 1 1b. ground chicken, turkey, or beef
    • 1 tsp. cumin
    • 1 tsp. chili powder
    • 16 oz. jar of favorite salsa
    • 1 15 oz. can pinto or black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 15 oz. can of corn, drained and rinsed
    • Shredded cheese to your liking
    • Serve over rice with taco toppings (lettuce, tomato, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, etc.) or use as burrito filling

    Directions:

    1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; then add the ground meat and crumble. When meat is no longer pink, add cumin and chili powder and stir to combine; then add the salsa, beans, and corn and cook through. Toss in some shredded cheese and stir until cheese is melted.
    2. Serve with chips and taco toppings, serve over rice, or use as a burrito filling.

    Taco Skillet or Burrito Filling:

  • Chicken Pot Pie

    Recipe adapted from Love Welcome Serve.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 Rotisserie chicken, shredded or chunked
    • 1 1/2 c. warm chicken stock
    • 1 c. heavy cream, plus more for brushing crust
    • Olive oil
    • 1 1/2 c. carrots, chopped
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 10-12 oz. frozen green beans
    • 10-12 oz. frozen peas
    • 1/4 c. flour, heaping
    • 1 14.5 oz. can of whole new potatoes, drained and quartered
    • 2 tsp. fresh thyme, minced
    • Black pepper, to taste
    • Salt, to taste
    • 2 TBSP butter, cut into little bits
    • 1/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 pie dough, homemade or store bought

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 400F.
    2. Combine stock and heavy cream.
    3. In an oven ready skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat; then add the carrots and onion and saute until just starting to soften; then add the garlic and stir until fragrant.
    4. Stir in the frozen green beans and peas and then shake the flour over all the vegetable and stir to coat.
    5. Slowly stir in the stock/cream mixture and reduce the heat to low. Allow the mixture to simmer a little to thicken.
    6. Add the potatoes, thyme, and chicken. Taste and season with salt and pepper. The sauce should be well salted.
    7. Add the little bits of butter to top of the mixture; then add the Parmesan cheese and top with the pie crust. Crimp crust if desired, and then add several slits on top to allow the steam to vent. Then brush the crust with some cream.
    8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the mixture is thick and bubbling.

    Chicken Pot Pie:




  • Chicken Lo Mein

    Recipe adapted from Dinner then Dessert.

    Ingredients:

    • 10 oz. Chinese egg noodles, chow mein noodles, or lo mein noodles
    • 1 tsp. sesame oil
    • 2 TBSP vegetable oil
    • 2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
    • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
    • 1 tsp. minced ginger
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 3/4 c. water
    • 1/4 c. soy sauce
    • 2 TBSP cornstarch
    • 1 TBSP oyster sauce
    • 1 TBSP vegetable oil
    • 1 carrot, thinly sliced or julienned
    • 1/2 onion, sliced
    • 1/2 bag cole slaw mix
    • 1 bunch green onions, thickly sliced

    Directions:

    1. In a bowl, combine the water, soy sauce, cornstarch, oyster sauce, and vegetable oil and mix.
    2. Cook the egg noodles one minute shy of the directions.
    3. Drain and toss with sesame oil in a bowl to coat.
    4. Heat 2 TBSP vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    5. Cook the chicken 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through.
    6. Remove chicken from the pan and add in the red bell peppers, ginger and garlic and cook them for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently until just softened.
    7. Add the sauce, carrot, onion, and cabbage and cook for 1-2 minutes before adding back in the chicken and egg noodles.
    8. Toss all the ingredients together well and serve.

    Chicken Lo Mein:

  • Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

    This chicken is delicious in tacos, and then I used the leftovers for taco salad the next day. Chicken would also work great for burritos.

    Recipe adapted from Carlsbad Cravings.

    Ingredients:

    • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 1 TBSP olive oil
    • 1 c. Herdez mild or medium salsa verde 
    • 1/3-1/2 c. honey
    • 1/2 c. lime juice
    • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
    • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. onion powder
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
    • 1/2 tsp. cumin
    • 1/4 tsp. pepper

    Directions:

    1. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and place in the bottom of your slow cooker. Add all of the remaining ingredients . Cook on HIGH for 2-4 hours or on LOW for 6-7 hours or until chicken is tender enough to shred.
    2. Remove chicken to a cutting board, and let rest 5 minutes before shredding (there will be a lot of liquid remaining).
    3. Return shredded chicken and let cook on low for an additional 20-30 minutes to absorb some of the liquid/juices. Drain excess liquid before serving or use tongs to remove shredded chicken. Taste and add more honey for sweeter, lime for more tang.

    Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken:

  • Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

    Recipe from the Stay at Home Chef.

    Ingredients:

    • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
    • 7 oz. diced green chiles
    • 1 TBSP lime juice
    • 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    • 1/2 tsp. chile powder
    • 1/2 c. freshly chopped cilantro
    • 3 c. diced cooked chicken
    • 1 c. sour cream
    • 16 oz. salsa verde
    • 10 8-inch flour tortillas (or 12 corn tortillas)
    • 2 c. shredded monterey jack or mozzarella cheese
    • Cilantro, chopped
    • Serve with rice and beans

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan.
    2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with a hand mixer until it’s light and fluffy, about 60 seconds. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to stir in green chiles, lime juice, salt, cumin, chile powder, and cilantro until well combined. Fold in cooked chicken.
    3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream and salsa verde until combined. Place a large spoonful of the salsa verde mixture into the bottom of the prepared 9×13 pan and spread it out in a light, even layer, just enough to wet the bottom of the pan.
    4. Assemble enchiladas by placing a big scoop if the chicken filling onto the center of a tortilla. Roll up the tortilla, tucking in the ends as you go. Lay it in the pan. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
    5. Pour the remainder of the salsa verde mixture over the top of the assembled enchiladas. Sprinkle the monterey jack cheese over the tops of the enchiladas to cover.
    6. Bake in the preheated 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned. Place under the broiler setting for 2-3 minutes for extra browning. Garnish with more freshly chopped cilantro if desired.

    Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas:

  • Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

    This chicken is so flavorful! Carlsbad Cravings calls it Mongolian chicken, but I definitely get teriyaki vibes. Would make a delicious filling for teriyaki tacos (tortillas, pineapple salsa, and maybe some cabbage)!

    Recipe from Carlsbad Cravings

    Ingredients:

    • 1.5-2 lbs. chicken breast
    • 1/2 c. soy sauce
    • 1/2 c. water
    • 1/3 c. brown sugar
    • 4 TBSP Asian sweet chili sauce
    • 2 TBSP sweet Japanese rice wine (or dry Sherry)
    • 1 TBSP hoisin sauce
    • 2 tsp. grated ginger
    • 1/4 tsp. pepper
    • 1 tsp. Sriracha
    • 1.5 TBSP cornstarch
    • Serve over rice and with broccoli

    Directions:

    1. Add chicken to the bottom of your slow cooker.
    2. In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce through the Sriracha and pour 1/2 c. over chicken. Refrigerate the rest of the sauce. Cook on LOW for 4 hours or on HIGH for 2 hours, or until chicken is tender enough to shred.
    3. When chicken is tender, remove to a cutting board and let sit for 5 minutes and then shred.
    4. After you remove the chicken from the slow cooker, place your cooker insert (if insert is stovetop cooking approved, otherwise remove sauce from cooker and place in a small saucepan) on your stovetop over medium high heat.
    5. Whisk in the 1.5 TBSP of cornstarch to the remaining sauce from the refrigerator and add to the sauce on the stove. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer until thickened. Add shredded chicken back to slow cooker along with thickened sauce. Toss to combine.
    6. Let cook an additional 30 minutes (can add broccoli for the last 30 minutes, if desired) on LOW to absorb sauce. Add salt to taste. Add additional Asian sweet chili sauce for more sweet heat, Sriracha for spicier, brown sugar for sweeter if desired. Serve over rice.

    Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken: