This has possibly become one of my new favorite things. Inspired by a cute picture of chicken salad stuffed mini peppers, I went looking for a good recipe for our Kentucky Derby party a few weeks ago. I’ve never actually made it, or gravitated towards it. But this was outstanding, and we’ve now had it both in the mini peppers and as lettuce wraps for lunch. Easy to keep on the light side, we’ll make this again and again. This is from Cooking Light.
I’m always on the lookout for interesting ways to cook chicken breast – a) it’s kind of boring on its own, and b) I’m not fabulous at most methods of cooking it. But this came out quite well, wasn’t dry, and was great for leftovers – just the right size for lunch. You could really use any vegetable and cheese you wanted with this – I did broccoli and provolone. Very low cal and easy. I got this from Skinnytaste.
Stir fry is not something I usually bother with a recipe to prepare, as it’s a great clean out the fridge opportunity. But I saw this on Rasa Malaysia and wanted to give the idea of it a try, simply because we love bok choy. I almost never use chicken in my stir fry, because I suck at cooking it any way but braised/baked/handed to Shawn to grill. Otherwise it’s gummy, tough, and dry, yum yum! But this was actually a great technique and I will do it again. The sauce was light, and I found myself thinking that this would be a lovely summertime meal with additions from the garden to accompany the bok choy. We bulked this up with some shirataki noodles instead of rice.
I found this somewhere in the expanse that is Pinterest, and it seemed like a good idea…although ground chicken is sometimes kind of weird. But this was pretty good, and a generous portion as well. It fit with the leaner proteins for the 21 Day Fix, and was a good use for a jar of my tomato sauce from our garden this past summer.
I’m not usually a big casserole person (aversion to cream of x, and I do try to stay low carb), but then I saw this – spurred on by this month’s Cooking Light with a similar casserole using brown rice, but we had some quinoa and it sounded good. I found this on Pinch of Yum, and modified it a bit with less liquid and no bacon (I know, I know). It was very good! Perfect for lunch.
It’s hard to argue with an easy weeknight chicken dish, especially one that is super cheesy, too! I saw this on Pinterest (having good luck with ideas there lately) and modified it more to our seasoning tastes. It was good! I’m not the best with chicken breast, but this was not even a little bit dry, and this is a very versatile recipe – add any veggies you like. We threw in spinach. The only change I’d make is to add more tomatoes next time – maybe a second can. We had this with some steamed broccoli on the side. Yes, there IS chicken somewhere under that cheesy goodness!
You have to love a recipe that combines two comfort foods – pot pie and soup! And if you’re a huge fan of all things comfort food like Shawn is, this is totally a winner in our house. I confess that I’ve never really had actual pot pie, but I liked this a lot, and Shawn said it tastes like the real thing…in soup form, anyway. This was great with some crusty bread (yeah yeah, this was not a low carb weekend, not even a little 😉 ). A nice winter soup to have again on a pending snow-day.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts have never been my forte (unless grilled or a crockpot), but I’ve had some luck with baked versions. I caught this on some list of Sriracha recipes and decided to give it a try. We liked it a lot, and it was good for a quick weeknight meal. I think next time I might marinate the chicken for a while, just to give it even more depth of flavor. We had this with some sauteed bok choy.
This was another Cooking Light recipe that we picked for weeknight speediness, and thought it was a little so-so. To be fair, I have never been great at cooking chicken breasts on a stovetop. But it had potential, and I’m posting it because with leftovers the next day, I added a little bit of shredded cheddar cheese and it was suddenly much better! I would probably still like this better if the chicken were grilled, so worth trying again next summer. 🙂
Sumac and Za’atar are two of my favorite spices/seasonings to work with – I love the flavors. When I saw this recipe from Spendid Table, based on a Palestinian called m’sakhan, I put it on my list to make. Somehow it has taken a long time before I got around to it, but I’m glad we finally did. We both liked it a lot, and it’s very easy – marinade, roast, done. We had it with roasted butternut squash and broccoli for a nice fall meal.