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CHOCOLATE CHIPOTLE CHICKEN

CHOCOLATE CHIPOTLE CHICKEN

CHOCOLATE CHIPOTLE CHICKEN Combining smoky heat with chocolate may sound unconventional, but trust me, it's a winning combination! For a heart-healthy twist, I've opted for chicken in this recipe, but lean flank steak or tofu would also work beautifully. If...

POLYNESIAN CHICKEN COMBO

POLYNESIAN CHICKEN COMBO

POLYNESIAN CHICKEN COMBO These sweet and sassy flavors are like a burst of sunshine in any season, but grilling takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness. While I designed this recipe with chicken in mind, it's versatile enough to work with salmon or seitan...

CREAMY BASIL CHICKEN

CREAMY BASIL CHICKEN

​CREAMY BASIL CHICKEN 🌱🐓🌱Not everyone desires fruit in every dish, so this dish does not contain fruit, but of course I strongly encourage some fruit on the side (ie. the Hawaiian Tropical Fruit Salad😊). This garlicky, creamy basil chicken dish is a healthy take on an...

CUE’ING UP TACOS

CUE’ING UP TACOS

​CUE’ING UP TACOS Though we might be avoiding turning our ovens on, it does not mean we have to give up Taco Tuesdays! The cue'ing up tacos on the grill are just as tasty as the stovetop version, without the massive cleanup. Highly suggest using a grill basket...

JAMMIN’ JAMBALAYA

JAMMIN’ JAMBALAYA

JAMMIN’ JAMBALAYA This traditional jambalaya dish is healthy comfort by going with a lean chicken sausage, less oil and less rice. Not a fan of chicken? Go with a spicy veggie sausage instead, doubling the portion and skipping the chicken breasts. Either way, I...

LEMON GARLIC-APRICOT CHICKEN

LEMON GARLIC-APRICOT CHICKEN

LEMON GARLIC-APRICOT CHICKEN ​This lemon garlic-apricot chicken is a recipe I have made and tweaked for years. It is spicy, sweet and sour — quite a tantalizing combination. It was originally for a slow cooker, and much more complicated. This is simplified and quick...

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND CHICKEN

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND CHICKEN

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND CHICKEN When it comes to cooking chicken, efficiency is key. To ensure your chicken and veggies are perfectly cooked, I've discovered a handy trick: microwave the veggies before roasting them alongside the chicken. This simple method...

MISO LIME CHICKEN

MISO LIME CHICKEN

MISO LIME CHICKEN Chicken can get a tad boring sometimes, so I try to spark things up here with a tasty zing from the miso and fresh lime juice. This seriously simple and tasty sauce works well with fish or tofu as well! 1 pound chicken tenders or chicken thighs...

CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI OVEN RECIPE

CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI OVEN RECIPE

CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI OVEN RECIPE Elevate your iron intake with a delicious twist in this chicken and broccoli recipe. Pairing foods rich in iron with vitamin C sources boosts your body's absorption of dietary iron. With the addition of lemon, not only do you benefit...

CHICKEN KIEV-STYLE with rice

CHICKEN KIEV-STYLE with rice

CHICKEN KIEV-STYLE with rice This is based on the more famous Chicken Kiev, but lightened up and heart-healthy! The original recipe leaves the chicken with the skin, stuffs it with butter, dips it in egg and bread crumbs and deep fries it. This version has much less...

CURRIED CHICKEN SKEWERS

CURRIED CHICKEN SKEWERS

CURRIED CHICKEN SKEWERS These can be served as the main dish or as an appetizer. Prepping and marinating overnight in the refrigerator will maximize the flavors, but if you just have an hour or two, that will surely work here as well. Any favorite, on-hand combination...

JAMAICAN JERKED CHICKEN

JAMAICAN JERKED CHICKEN

picture from The Pioneer Woman JAMAICAN JERKED CHICKEN This recipe calls for Crisco oil, which I replaced with low sodium vegetable broth, as well as decreased the amount of sugars and sodium. Though it makes 10-12 servings, and most of us are not quite so many right...

GRILLED YOGURT-MARINATED CHICKEN

GRILLED YOGURT-MARINATED CHICKEN

Photo by thestayathomechef.com GRILLED YOGURT-MARINATED CHICKEN Greek yogurt is the secret to keeping this chicken tender. Laced with fresh garlic, basil, oregano and lemon juice, the marinade also infuses the chicken with lots of flavor grill 1 1/2 pounds chicken...

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