Category: Chicken

Santa Fe Chicken

You’ll love Santa Fe Chicken, with Tex-Mex seasoned baked chicken breasts and a crushed tortilla chip crust, salsa, avocados and Pepper Jack cheese!You'll love Santa Fe Chicken, with Tex-Mex seasoned baked chicken breasts and a crushed tortilla chip crust, salsa, avocados and Pepper Jack cheese!Anyone out there love a good Tex-Mex kick to their chicken? We sure do, which is why this Santa Fe Chicken tastes fantastic!

This easy to prepare dinner dish features baked, seasoned chicken breasts with a crushed tortilla chip coating. the chicken is covered with salsa, melted Pepper Jack cheese, and avocados! Can you say “YUM”???!

The recipe is very simple to prepare. I used two large chicken breasts and cut them horizontally in half, which gave me 4 thin chicken breasts, for 4 servings! My husband and I loved the flavor of the finished Santa Fe Chicken, and I hope you will, too!

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How To Make Santa Fe Chicken

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.  Finely crush tortilla chips in your food processor (or crush in a sealable plastic storage bag, using a rolling pin or mallet to crumble). These crumbs will be the coating for the chicken, so you want them to be in small pieces.  Place the crumbs onto a dinner plate, and set it aside.

Crushed tortilla chips ready to coat Santa Fe chicken.

 

Prepare The Chicken

Season the boneless chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and a light sprinkling of cumin and garlic powder.

NOTE: If using whole chicken breasts, be sure to pound out the chicken with a mallet until it is about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. You can place the chicken breasts (one at a time) between two pieces of plastic wrap to do this, which will help minimize splatters. If you are using very large chicken breasts like I did, slice them horizontally in half (then no need to pound them).

Chicken breasts, lightly seasoned with salt, pepper and spices are used to make Santa Fe Chicken.
Coat each piece of chicken on both sides with mayonnaise – I know… weird, right? The mayonnaise helps keep the chicken very moist as it bakes. It also holds the tortilla chip crumbs onto the chicken! I was able to use my homemade mayonnaise to do this, which is why it has a slight yellow hue in the photo below.

Mayonnaise is brushed onto seasoned chicken breasts, to coat

Dredge each chicken breast in the tortilla chip crumbs on BOTH sides. You can use your fingers to help pack down the crumbs, if necessary.

Santa Fe chicken breasts are dredged in crushed tortilla chips, to coat.

Spray a casserole dish with non stick spray, then place the coated chicken breasts in the pan.

Chicken breasts with tortilla chip topping in white baking pan

Bake The Santa Fe Chicken

Bake Santa Fe chicken, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes (or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165 degrees). I baked mine for a total of 25 minutes. When done, remove the pan from the oven. Top each piece of chicken with salsa. I used the homemade salsa I canned last summer!

Baked Santa Fe chicken breasts are topped with salsa after baking.

Sprinkle the grated Pepper Jack cheese on top of the salsa. Place the Santa Fe chicken back into the oven and continue cooking for 5 more minutes (until the cheese has melted).

Grated Jack cheese is added to the salsa on top of Santa Fe chicken.

This is how it looked, right when it came out of the oven. Not sure if you’ll agree with me or not, but I think Santa Fe Chicken looks like a Tex-Mex version of Chicken Parmigiana!

Santa Fe Chicken with melted jack cheese out of oven.

Serving Santa Fe Chicken

To serve, garnish each piece of Santa Fe chicken with a couple slices of fresh avocado and some chopped cilantro. Garnishing the dish is optional, but it really adds additional flavor AND beautiful color to each serving! Flavor and color is a winning combo!

That’s it! See how easy it is to whip up this delicious Santa Fe Chicken dinner for 4? I really believe you will love the Tex-Mex flavor (and the tortilla chip crust) on these baked chicken breasts! Sure hope you will give them a try… I KNOW I will be making these again!

Santa Fe Chicken, garnished with avocado slices and cilantro and ready to eat!

Have a wonderful day, and may you KNOW today just how much you are loved by the One who created you! May God bless you in all you do today.

If you’re looking for additional chicken recipes with a Southwestern taste, you might want to check out my recipes for Chicken Enchilada Mole Casserole, Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup (a copycat recipe), or a delicious Layered Chicken Enchilada Casserole. I have LOTS of chicken recipes (of all kinds) on this blog. You can find them all, listed in the Recipe Index at the top of the page.

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Recipe Adapted From:  http://www.cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice.com/santa-fe-baked-chicken/

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Santa Fe Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

You'll love Santa Fe Chicken, with Tex-Mex seasoned baked chicken breasts and a crushed tortilla chip crust, salsa, avocados and Pepper Jack cheese!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: Southwest
Keyword: Santa Fe chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 691 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or 2 large breasts, cut in half horizontally!)
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Cumin (to sprinkle on chicken breasts)
  • Garlic powder (to sprinkle on chicken breasts)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (can substitute olive oil, if necessary)
  • 1 + 1/2 cups tortilla chip crumbs (chips processed in food processor or pounded in plastic sealable bag)
  • 1 + 1/3 cups salsa
  • 1 + 1/3 cups grated Pepper Jack Cheese (may substitute sharp cheddar)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 ripe avocado , peeled and thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a casserole dish with non stick spray (or use parchment paper on bottom of pan).
  2. Finely crush tortilla chips by processing them in a food processor (or in large plastic sealable bag using a meat mallet or rolling pin) until they are small crumbs. Place crumbs onto a dinner plate. Set aside.

  3. If using 4 chicken breasts, pound them down to about 1/4-1/2 inch thickness by placing them between sheets of plastic wrap. Use a meat mallet to pound them out. If using 2 large breasts, cut them in half horizontally (no need to pound them down thinner). Lightly season each piece of chicken with salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic powder.

  4. Spread mayonnaise onto both sides of each piece of chicken (one at a time), then dredge mayonnaise coated chicken in tortilla chip crumbs, turning to coat both sides. Use your fingers to press on additional crumbs, if necessary.

  5. Bake chicken (uncovered) in 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. When done, chicken should have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

  6. Remove pan from oven. Spoon salsa over top of each chicken breast, followed by grated Pepper Jack cheese. Place chicken back in oven for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese has melted. Remove from oven. Serve chicken with a garnish of avocado slices and chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

To thinly slice avocado... cut in half, remove seed. Run a large spoon under and around avocado half and remove entire half of avocado in one piece. Thinly slice. Caloric calculation does NOT include avocado garnish.

Nutrition Facts
Santa Fe Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 691 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 1283mg56%
Potassium 781mg22%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 830IU17%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 380mg38%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Grilled Chicken & Spring Greens w/ Raspberry Balsamic Dressing

I had the best salad the other day for lunch! I was intent on making a healthy lunch, and I came up with this Grilled Chicken & Spring Greens with Raspberry Balsamic Dressing! And let me tell you… I loved every single bite (and crunch, thanks to the sunflower seeds)!Grilled Chicken & Spring Greens w Raspberry Balsamic Dressing / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

This was such an easy salad to put together! I pre-grilled the chicken early in the morning (on my handy-dandy indoor grill… Thanks, George Foreman!), so all that was involved at lunch time was to assemble the salad and whip up some dressing (under a minute).

I used some Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar that I had previously purchased at a specialty shop on the Oregon coast, but in case you don’t happen to have any just laying around waiting to be used, I have seen numerous “flavored” balsamic vinegars at local grocery stores.

Here’s a picture I took at a Flavored Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar tasting shop I visited with a friend, in downtown Seattle last summer (so fun to sample different flavors!). I left there with bottles of dark chocolate balsamic vinegar and blood orange olive oil- put the two together…oh my crazy goodness!

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It’s fun to experiment with different flavored balsamic vinegars…they are slightly thick and sweet! I have several flavors, including peach & cinnamon, dark chocolate, and my beloved raspberry! YUM.  If you don’t have access to “flavored” balsamic vinegar, rest assured…you can easily substitute regular aged balsamic vinegar in the dressing, and it will still taste great!

I like to make extra and keep grilled chicken on hand for last minute salads, quesadillas, tacos, etc., but if you don’t, here’s what you do. Slice a large chicken breast in half horizontally, then sprinkle it lightly on one side with garlic powder, coarse black pepper, celery salt, and seasoning salt.  Then grill it, bake it or broil it… whatever technique you prefer, and let the chicken cool down a bit (so it’s warm) before slicing it into thin strips and adding it to your salad.

Make The Salad Dressing

To make the salad dressing, mix equal parts balsamic vinegar and olive oil until completely blended, then add a tiny bit of salt and pepper, to taste. For one salad, I mixed 2 teaspoons olive oil and 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar (& had some leftover!)

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I assembled chilled Spring Greens on a plate, added fresh raspberries, then sprinkled it with roasted sunflower seeds. I thinly sliced the warm grilled chicken breast, placed it on the top of the salad, then lightly drizzled the Raspberry Balsamic dressing over the top.

I am not posting an official “printable recipe”, because it’s really a simple salad to prepare, especially if you want to add other ingredients to make it “your own”.   I have highlighted the directions in blue (see above), for your convenience, however.

Be creative!  I’ve even used a Peach/Cinnamon balsamic to make this salad, as well. Just substitute fresh peach slices for the raspberries! Just arrange the salad, then drizzle with the dressing!

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I truly LOVE this salad (contemplating just how many times I can eat this before I ever get tired of it…), and hope you will consider making it. It’s a very healthy salad (protein, veggies, healthy oil, and fruit!)… and I trust you will LOVE it, too!

Have a fantastic day… may God bless you, and the work of your hands.

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Chicken Marsala – “21 Day Fix” Recipe

I recently found this recipe for Chicken Marsala that is compliant with the “21 Day Fix” clean eating program. I found it to be full of flavor, easy to prepare, and a dish I would make again.Chicken Marsala - "21 Day Fix" Recipe / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
This recipe features sautéed baby portabella mushrooms, with shallots and garlic, served alongside pan browned chicken breast slices, in a light, slightly creamy sauce. Here’s how you make it:

Melt a small amount of coconut oil in a medium skillet on low to medium heat. Add sliced baby portabella mushrooms and sauté them for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Once mushrooms are cooked, add Marsala wine, chopped shallots and minced garlic. Let this mixture simmer for about 15 minutes, until the wine reduces quite a bit. Stir the mixture occasionally.

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It will look like this when it’s just about done.

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While the mushrooms are cooking, prepare the chicken. Slice chicken breasts thinly, then place chicken strips in a large bowl or ziploc bag, along with wheat flour and spices. Mix well, to fully coat the pieces of chicken.

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This is what the chicken pieces will look like, once coated.

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Shake off excess flour. In a large skillet, melt coconut oil and heat on medium. Once skillet is hot, add chicken pieces, and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until the chicken is lightly browned on both sides.

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Once the chicken is cooked through and lightly browned, add the mushrooms and sauce.  Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon wheat flour and stir (nominal amount added to thicken sauce).

Add chicken broth and almond milk. Stir again, to fully combine. Let this simmer until fully heated through.

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Once heated through, sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley or dried parsley flakes, and serve!

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If following the 21 Day Fix Plan, the counts for this chicken dish is 1 Red, 1 Green, and 1 tsp. (The count for the wheat flour divided between 4 servings is so nominal it is not included).

I served the chicken with sides of green salad and quinoa. If NOT following this eating plan, just go right ahead and enjoy this dish! It really is quite tasty.

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Enjoy this delicious chicken dish. I know my husband and I sure did!  Don’t ya just love it when a “lighter” version of a classic dish also tastes just as great? Have a great day… look around… “there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for”!

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Chicken Marsala - "21 Day Fix" Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Enjoy this "lighter" version of Chicken Marsala, featuring baby portabella mushrooms, chicken, shallots, garlic and Marsala wine.
Category: Entree
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chicken marsala 21 day fix
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 316 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
Cook mushroom sauce:
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 8 ounces baby portabella mushrooms (Baby Bella), sliced
  • 1/4 cup shallots , diced
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3/4 cup Marsala wine
For chicken:
  • 1 pound boneless , skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon wheat flour
  • 2 Tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper , to taste
  • Fresh parsley , chopped OR dried parsley flakes
Instructions
  1. Melt coconut oil in a medium skillet. Add chopped mushrooms and sauté for about 8 minutes. Add minced garlic, chopped shallots and Marsala wine. Let this mixture simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the wine has reduced quite a bit, stirring occasionally.
  2. While the mushrooms are cooking, place the chicken slices, along with 1/4 cup wheat flour, onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano into a large bowl or ziploc bag. Stir or shake to fully coat the chicken pieces with spices.
  3. Heat 1 Tablespoons coconut oil in separate large skillet on medium heat. Shaking off excess flour, place chicken pieces into skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until lightly browned and cooked through.
  4. Once chicken is cooked through, add the mushrooms and sauce. Sprinkle mixture with 1 teaspoon wheat flour. Stir to combine. Add almond milk and chicken broth; let this simmer for a few minutes until fully heated through.
  5. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, or dried parsley flakes. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

21 Day Fix counts: 1 Red, 1 Green, 1 teaspoon (wheat flour is so nominal once divided into 4 servings, that is is not added to count).

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Marsala - "21 Day Fix" Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 269mg12%
Potassium 708mg20%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Mixed Salad with Hoisin Vinaigrette and Crisp Panko Chicken

We’ve been having record-setting heat here in Portland this week. It was too hot for a heavy meal the other evening, so I made a Mixed Salad with Hoisin Vinaigrette and Crisp Panko Chicken for our dinner. It was easy, delicious, light but filling, and PERFECT on a hot day!Mixed Salad with Hoisin Vinaigrette and Crisp Panko Chicken / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
I found the recipe in one of my cookbooks… a Cooking Light cookbook (such good recipes)! This entree salad has it all! Crispy chunks of oven-baked chicken breast on a bed of chilled, mixed greens, and drizzled with a vinaigrette that is slightly tangy (but good) due to the addition of hoisin sauce, fresh ginger and Dijon mustard. I loved every bite (shocker, huh?)

Here’s how easy it is to make this yummy salad (start to finish took only about 25 minutes):

I first preheated my oven, then mixed up panko, salt, chili powder, and black pepper.

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I tossed the chicken pieces, a few at a time, in the panko mix to fully coat all sides.

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Place chicken in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray.

Mixed Salad with Hoisin Vinaigrette and Crisp Panko Chicken / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Bake chicken at 375 degrees for a total of 15 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces over halfway through the cooking time. When done, they will be golden brown and crispy on the outside.

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While chicken is baking, quickly blend together the vinaigrette, using a food processor or a blender. It will look like this once fully blended. Set aside.

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Arrange the chilled salad greens onto serving plate or into bowl. Add chopped green onions, blueberries, and tomatoes. (If it is easier, you can add the vinaigrette at this point, and mix greens, then top with chicken. OR you can add chicken, then top with vinaigrette (my plan).

Mixed Salad with Hoisin Vinaigrette and Crisp Panko Chicken / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

I chose to add chicken to top of salad, THEN drizzle with vinaigrette, cause I think it looks better for serving. Whatever is easiest for you works for me. Once that’s done, all that is left for you to do is EAT!

Mixed Salad with Hoisin Vinaigrette and Crisp Panko Chicken / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

See how easy that was? Sure hope you enjoy this fantastic main dish salad. It truly was perfect for a hot April night! Glad I stumbled upon the recipe in one of my cookbooks (and adapted it just a smidge). Can’t wait to make this again. Have a great day!

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Recipe Adapted From: The Cookbook “Cooking Light-Annual Recipes 2007, page 103, published 2006 by Oxmoor House, Inc.

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Mixed Salad with Hoisin Vinaigrette and Crisp Panko Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
You'll love this entree salad...Spring greens, topped with crisp chicken breast chunks, tomatoes, green onions, and drizzled with a delicious Hoisin Vinaigrette.
Category: Main Dish Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salad with hoisin vinaigrette
Servings: 2 servings
Calories Per Serving: 463 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For chicken:
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb. chicken breast , cut in 1 inch pieces (I used one large chicken breast, cut horizontally then cubed)
  • Cooking spray
For Vinaigrette:
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce (found in Asian section of grocery store)
  • 1 Tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger (peeled)
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce (low-sodium if you have it)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 large clove garlic , minced
For Salad:
  • 1 8 oz. package mixed greens (or use a combo: I used mesculin, romaine, spinach)
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes , seeded (or use cherry tomatoes, cut in half)
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix panko, salt, chili powder and black pepper in small bowl. Add chicken pieces, a few at a time, tossing to fully coat with seasoned breadcrumbs. Set each piece in a single layer on lightly sprayed baking sheet; continue until all chicken pieces are coated. Bake chicken at 375 degrees for approx. 15 minutes (or until done and golden brown), turning chicken to other side halfway through cooking time.
  3. Blend the vinaigrette ingredients together, using a blender or food processor; blend until smooth.
  4. Place chilled salad greens, tomatoes, blueberries, and chopped green onions onto individual serving dishes. Top with a portion of the crisp panko chicken pieces, then drizzle with vinaigrette.
  5. Serve, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This makes enough for 2 main course servings. If smaller portions are desired (for side salad), it should serve 4.

Nutrition Facts
Mixed Salad with Hoisin Vinaigrette and Crisp Panko Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 463 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 1540mg67%
Potassium 1191mg34%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 22.6mg27%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chicken Club Pasta Salad

Chicken Club Pasta Salad is a delicious, filling, chilled salad with rotini pasta, chicken, bacon, tomato, cheese, etc. in a creamy homemade ranch dressing.Chicken Club Pasta Salad is a delicious, filling, chilled salad with rotini pasta, chicken, bacon, tomato, cheese, etc. in a creamy homemade ranch dressing.
The weather has finally warmed up here this week, so to celebrate the sunshine I made a Chicken Club Pasta Salad for dinner the other night. I served it with some fresh fruit on the side – and boy, was it good! It FELT like it was summer (at the end of March!)!

I found this recipe for a chicken club pasta salad on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try, because any salad with chicken and bacon in it has to be good! Add to that cheddar cheese, tomatoes, fresh herbs, and a creamy ranch dressing… and it sounded like a winner! And it was… we REALLY enjoyed this entree salad (and I got to use fresh parsley and chives from my garden in it, also!). If you like a more traditional pasta salad, check out my simple recipe for that here.

This is a very easy salad to prepare. Most of the prep work (and it’s not too tedious) involves cooking bacon, a piece of chicken, and some pasta (I like to call it “multi-tasking!”). The rest comes together quickly and with little to no fuss! My kind of meal! I made the entire salad in the early afternoon, tossed it with a bit of the dressing (to keep it from drying out) and refrigerated it until dinner time. Then I added more salad dressing right before serving!  Here’s how you make it:

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How To Make Chicken Club Pasta Salad

First cook a large chicken breast. (Boil it, grill it, bake it… or use leftovers… just get enough cooked chicken for 2 cups, and cut it into 1″ cubes and set aside).  Next thing is to cook the bacon until fairly crisp. Drain and cool, then cut. I used kitchen shears to cut it into small pieces.

Cutting cooked bacon for pasta salad

Cut the bacon, cheddar cheese and tomato into small pieces. Set aside.

Cheddar cheese, tomatoes and cooked bacon for chicken club pasta salad

Add all dressing ingredients to a medium sized bowl. Whisk to fully combine. Refrigerate until ready to add to salad.

Ingredients for creamy pasta salad dressing, in metal bowl

Creamy salad dressing is mixed for chicken club pasta salad

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water, until pasta is completely cooled off. (I used tri-color rotini pasta for the color it added, but you could also use shells, macaroni noodles or mini-penne pasta for this dish).

Cooked tri-color rotini pasta is drained, for salad

Add cooled pasta, bacon, chicken, cheddar cheese and tomato to a large salad bowl.

Pasta, bacon, tomatoes and cheese are mixed together for club salad
Time For The Salad Dressing

Pour some of the dressing over the salad and stir to combine. If making this up early in the day, add only enough dressing to cover the pasta so it won’t dry out in the fridge. When ready to serve later, add additional dressing, to taste.

If you are making and serving this salad immediately, add enough dressing to taste and coat all ingredients (there will be some leftover dressing no matter which way you choose to prepare this!)

Creamy dressing is poured over pasta salad
Serve the salad up, dig in, and enjoy this delicious, filling salad!  It tastes wonderful the next day, as well. Hooray for leftovers at lunchtime!

Chicken club pasta salad, on plate with fresh fruit
We really enjoyed this chicken club pasta salad. I think it would be perfect on a HOT summer’s night, or to serve at a luncheon or potluck with friends! Hope you will consider giving this a try!  You might also like this BLT Wedge Salad, or my recipe for Chopped Greek Chicken Salad

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Chicken Club Pasta Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Chicken Club Pasta Salad is a delicious, filling, chilled salad with rotini pasta, chicken, bacon, tomato, cheese, etc. in a creamy homemade ranch dressing.

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken club pasta salad
Servings: 5 servings
Calories Per Serving: 674 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For The Salad:
  • 8 ounce pasta (I used rotini tri-color pasta)
  • 8 slices bacon , cooked crisp, then cut into small pieces.
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast , cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 tomato , seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese , cut into 1" cubes
For The Ranch Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chives , chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon dried dill weed (or chopped fresh dill)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & black pepper , to taste
Instructions
  1. Prep ingredients (cook chicken and bacon / chop tomatoes, cheese). Set aside.
  2. Make the salad dressing. Set aside.
  3. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water, until pasta has completely cooled off; drain well.
  4. Put salad ingredients into a large salad bowl (except for the salad dressing). Mix.
  5. Add salad dressing to taste. You will NOT have to use all the dressing. If eating salad immediately, just add enough to toss and coat all ingredients well. If making salad early in day, add enough salad dressing to lightly coat all ingredients, stir, then cover dish and refrigerate until ready to serve. At serving time, add additional salad dressing to taste (since pasta will absorb some of the dressing while refrigerated). Stir to combine. Serve, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Note: I used 1 really large chicken breast, which provided me with the 2 cups chicken.
Original recipe also called for 1/2 of an avocado, diced. Didn't have one when I made this, but I'm sure it would be great in this salad, as well.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Club Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 674 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 536mg23%
Potassium 475mg14%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Easy Cashew Chicken

Your friends and family will love easy cashew chicken (a favorite Chinese dish) , that can be made in 20 minutes, for a fraction of the cost of takeout!Your friends and family will love easy cashew chicken (a favorite Chinese dish) , that can be made in 20 minutes, for a fraction of the cost of takeout!
Do you like Chinese food? We sure do!  I really LOVE finding recipes for delicious dishes like Easy Cashew Chicken that are so simple to make at home. I love to eat out, but also love saving money, especially when it’s easy to make this favorite Chinese meal in under 20 minutes!

It’s very easy to make this simple dish of cashew chicken at home. Really! And as an added bonus, IT’S QUICK TO PREPARE, AND TASTES FANTASTIC!!!! Here’s what you do to make this Classic Chinese dish in under 20 minutes!

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Make The Sauce

Mix the ketchup, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, brown sugar and ginger together in a small bowl, until fully combined. Set aside.

Sauce ingredients are mixed for cashew chicken.

Prepare The Chicken For Cooking

Cut two (large) boneless, skinless chicken breasts into 1″ cubes. Dry them with a paper towel, if necessary, to absorb juices.

Chicken breasts cut into cubes for cashew chicken.

Mix the flour, salt and pepper together. Add this mixture to the chicken pieces, then stir to coat chicken. I found it easiest to do this in a large bowl.

Chicken breast cubes are coated with flour and seasoning before cooking.

Be sure to get the flour coating onto all sides of the chicken. Shake off the excess flour.

Excess flour is shaken off chicken breast cubes before cooking.

Cook The Chicken

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle a generous amount of canola or vegetable oil (approx. 3-4 Tablespoons) on bottom of skillet. Once the oil and skillet are really hot (but not smoking!), add the chicken pieces. the chicken should sizzle when it hits the skillet!

Chicken pieces are cooked in very hot oil until browned.
Cook (without moving the chicken around) for 2-3 minutes, and then turn chicken to other side and cook for another couple minutes. The chicken pieces should be light golden brown on all sides.

Cooked chicken is turned over so the other side is cooked until golden brown.

Add The Asian Sauce

Pour the Asian-inspired sauce over the chicken. Stir gently to combine and coat the pieces of chicken with sauce. Reduce the heat to medium-low.

Sauce is poured over the chicken pieces in skillet.

Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked all the way through. It will start smelling really good right about now!

Chicken pieces are cooked in the Asian sauce for a few minutes until done.

Finish Making The Cashew Chicken

Add the cashews to the skillet, and stir gently to combine sauce, chicken, and cashews. Remove the skillet from the heat.

Cashews are added to chicken and sauce.

Time To Eat Some Cashew Chicken!

Serve the cashew chicken with a garnish of sliced green onions (if desired), and spoon it on top of a bed of rice!  That’s it, and now it’s time to enjoy this delicious meal.

Easy cashew chicken is ready to eat, on a bed of white rice!

I think you will find this is “restaurant quality” delicious! Since it only takes under 20 minutes to have cashew chicken on the table, who needs take-out?

Easy cashew chicken is served on a bed of rice.

I hope you will consider trying this recipe for cashew chicken. It truly tastes fantastic. If you enjoy chicken with an Asian twist, you might also enjoy my recipes for P.F. Chang’s Ginger Chicken with BroccoliKung Pao Chicken or Asian Lemon Chicken Strips.

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Easy Cashew Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Your friends and family will love easy cashew chicken (a favorite Chinese dish) , that can be made in 20 minutes, for a fraction of the cost of takeout!
Category: Dinner, Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: cashew chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 282 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 large chicken breasts , skinless/boneless (cut in 1" cubes)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup roasted cashews (salted or unsalted, but not raw)
  • 4 Tablespoons oil (canola, olive, or vegetable) - enough to coat the bottom of large skillet (approx.3-4Tbl)
  • 1 Tablespoon Thinly sliced green onions , for garnish (if desired)
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together ketchup, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, brown sugar and ground ginger. Once fully blended, set aside.
  2. Place flour, salt and pepper in large bowl. Toss the chicken cubes (a few at a time) in the flour, salt and pepper, turning until fully coated on all sides. Shake off excess flour from chicken pieces and place on plate. Repeat until all are coated.

  3. Heat oil on medium high in a large, nonstick skillet (approx. 4 Tablespoons-enough to coat the bottom of skillet). Once the oil is really hot, add the chicken pieces, keeping them separated as you add them to the skillet. Cook on medium high on each side for 2-3 minutes (until fully cooked and light golden brown). Discard any leftover oil from skillet.

  4. When chicken is done, pour the sauce over the chicken. Stir gently to combine and coat chicken pieces. Immediately turn heat to medium low. Let the sauce and chicken simmer until hot, and heated through (a couple minutes), then add cashews to skillet. Stir to combine.
  5. Serve the cashew chicken on a bed of rice. Garnish with thinly sliced green onions, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Cashew Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 752mg33%
Potassium 336mg10%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tandoori Chicken (Weight Watchers)

Tandoori chicken is a Wt. Watchers recipe for this classic Indian dish. It’s low-fat, full of spices and unique flavors, and very easy to prepare.Tandoori chicken is a Wt. Watchers recipe for this classic Indian dish. It's low-fat, full of spices and unique flavors, and very easy to prepare.

I tried a recipe for Tandoori Chicken (a classic Indian dish), a few months ago. It happened to be a Weight Watchers recipe that I found online. This version of a classic Indian dish is low in calories, seasoned with unique flavors, and is very easy to make.

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What IS Tandoori Chicken?

Tandoori Chicken is a very popular Indian dish, typically cooked in a clay oven called a Tandoor (which is where this chicken gets its name from).  Tandoori Chicken typically consists of roasted chicken, which is coated with a mixture of plain yogurt and pungent spices. The spices give the chicken its vibrant color and unique taste, and vary with different recipes.

I was curious to try Tandoori Chicken, so I started looking for simple recipes I could make, to see what the chicken tasted like.  The original recipe I used, (a Weight Watchers recipe), called for using chicken breasts for a lower calorie count. When I made the dish I used boneless chicken thighs, so my photos will reflect that.

Not everyone out there likes the mix of unique spices found in this popular Indian dish, but if you do, you might enjoy this “low calorie” version.

How To Make Tandoori Chicken

Combine spices, onion, garlic, lime juice and yogurt in a bowl. Mix well to fully combine ingredients.

The tandoori spices for the chicken are mixed with plain yogurt in a small bowl.

This is the spice mixture that the tandoori chicken will marinate in before cooking.

Place the chicken and the yogurt marinade in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Mash the bag around between your fingers until the chicken is fully covered with the sauce. Refrigerate the seasoned chicken for 6-8 hours (or overnight), for best flavor.

Chicken is marinated in tandoori spice mixture for 6-8 hours before cooking.

When you’re ready to prepare the tandoori chicken, remove it from the plastic bag. Spray a wire rack with non-stick spray. Place the wire rack on top of a baking pan or sheet. This will help to catch drips while the tandoori chicken cooks. Place the chicken pieces onto the rack.

Tandoori chicken pieces are placed on a wire rack, and is ready for the oven.

Cooking Tandoori Chicken In the Oven

Preheat the broiler in your oven.  Place the chicken (still on the rack) on the middle rack of the oven. Broil the tandoori chicken 4-5 inches from broiler element) until completely cooked through.

This usually takes about 15-20 minutes or so to completely cook the chicken. Once done, chicken should have an internal temperature of 165 degrees F). Remove the tandoori chicken from the oven, and serve. We enjoyed the chicken with rice and a veggie on the side!

A broiler is used to cook the tandoori chicken.

I think it’s interesting to try dishes, like Tandoori chicken, from other countries… why not see what people around the world eat and enjoy? Hope you have a fantastic day… full of culinary adventures!

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Tandoori Chicken (Weight Watchers)
Prep Time
6 hrs
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
6 hrs 15 mins
 

Tandoori chicken is a Wt. Watchers recipe for this classic Indian dish. It's low-fat, full of spices and unique flavors, and very easy to prepare.

Category: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: tandoori chicken
Servings: 4 servings (using breasts)
Calories Per Serving: 175 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons tandoori spice mix (* see Notes section for substitute spices)
  • 1 medium brown onion , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 cup plain , fat free yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 four ounce breasts) (I used 6 boneless skinless thighs)
Instructions
  1. Mix the spices, onion, garlic, yogurt and lime juice together until well combined.
  2. Place yogurt mixture in a large re-sealable plastic bag, and add chicken pieces. Seal bag. Mash bag together with your fingers until all chicken pieces are coated with yogurt mixture. Refrigerate 6-8 hours (or overnight) for full flavor.
  3. When ready to cook, preheat oven broiler. Spray a wire rack with non-stick spray. Place rack on top of baking sheet or baking pan (to catch drips while baking). Place chicken on rack on middle rack in broiler (about 4-5 inches from broiler element). Broil abut 15 minutes, or until chicken is completely cooked through (to internal temp. of 165 degrees).
  4. Remove from broiler, and serve with rice and veggies.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Caloric calculation is based on using 4 (4 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts (if using thighs, the caloric count will be higher)
TIP:If you need a substitute for the tandoori spices, you can mix together and substitute the following:
1 Tablespoon fresh minced ginger +1 1/2 teaspoons coriander +2 teaspoons cumin
+1 teaspoon paprika + 1 teaspoon salt +1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Nutrition Facts
Tandoori Chicken (Weight Watchers)
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 544mg16%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce

Rosemary chicken with caramelized wine sauce is a simple, easy and delicious one skillet dinner! You will love it’s flavor!Rosemary chicken with caramelized wine sauce is a simple, easy and delicious one skillet dinner! You will love it's flavor!

I am always on the lookout for new chicken recipes. It seems that we eat more poultry than anything else in our home, so it’s fun to try new recipes. I recently tried a recipe for Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce, and it was fantastic!

Chicken tenderloins are pan-seared, then complimented with a delicious sauce, featuring caramelized onions and a wine sauce. There is so much flavor in this dish, and guess what? IT IS SO EASY TO PREPARE!

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How To Make Rosemary Chicken

Sprinkle chicken tenderloins with finely chopped rosemary, and season both sides generously with salt and pepper. If you don’t have tenderloins, you can also cut thick chicken breasts into strips – I used 2 large chicken breasts, cut them into strips… my husband and I had dinner and we had leftovers!

Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. When oil is hot, add chicken pieces; cook chicken for 3-4 minutes per side (until light golden brown, and juices run clear).

Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Remove the chicken pieces to a plate; keep warm (I used an oven safe plate and put them in a 200 degree oven to keep warm).  DO NOT CLEAN THE SKILLET OUT!

Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Make The Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce

Add the sliced onions to the skillet, add in 1 teaspoon of finely chopped rosemary, and season with salt and pepper.

Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Cook the onions for about 6-8 minutes on medium heat, until they have caramelized and become golden brown. Remove the onions to a plate and keep warm (yep, I put them in the oven to keep warm, next to the chicken!). DO NOT CLEAN THE SKILLET!

Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Add the white wine to the skillet; cook for a couple minutes (this will help to deglaze the skillet). Add the chicken broth to the wine sauce, and continue cooking until the sauce has been reduced by about half.

Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Once sauce has reduced to about half, add butter. Taste test the sauce at this point. If it needs more salt and/or pepper, add them at this time. Stir to combine.

Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Add Rosemary Chicken Back Into Onion Wine Sauce

Add the warm chicken strips back into the sauce (heat is still on medium).

Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Add the caramelized onions on top of the chicken. Continue reheating only until chicken and sauce is heated through. Spoon some of the sauce on top of the chicken and onions.

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Serve Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce

Place 2 or 3 chicken strips onto each serving plate, then add onions. Spoon a bit of sauce over the top, and serve while hot.

Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

I served the chicken with my Easy Homemade Rice Pilaf, and a veggie on the side. It was delicious; the chicken, sauce, and rice pilaf have so much flavor!

Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

I hope you will consider making this chicken dish. We sure loved every bit of it, and trust you will, also! Have a great day and remember to be kind as you go about your day. There’s someone out there that might greatly need your encouragement!

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Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Pan-seared, rosemary seasoned chicken tenderloins, served in a caramelized onion wine sauce.
Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rosemary chicken
Servings: 4 servings (2 pieces per)
Calories Per Serving: 238 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 8 Chicken tenderloins , or 2 large chicken breasts, cut into 1" wide strips (rinsed and dried)
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary (divided)
  • Salt and pepper , to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 1 large onion (or 2 medium), peeled and sliced into rings
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
Instructions
  1. Season chicken pieces on both sides with 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary, salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil until hot. Add chicken tenderloins, and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, until the juices run clear, and the chicken is done/golden brown in color. Transfer the chicken from the skillet onto a plate, and keep warm. (I put chicken on an ovenproof plate and kept warm in a 200 degree oven). Do not clean out the skillet.
  3. Add remaining 1 Tablespoon olive oil to skillet and heat on medium heat. Once oil is hot, add onion slices, and season with remaining 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary, salt and pepper (a generous sprinkle!). Cook the onions, stirring frequently for 6-8 minutes, until golden brown and softened. When done, remove the onions from skillet and keep warm. Do not clean out the skillet.
  4. Add white wine to the skillet. Cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes. This will help burn off the alcohol and will de-glaze the skillet.
  5. Add the chicken broth to the wine; continue cooking until the sauce has been reduced by about half.
  6. Add butter to skillet;stir to melt and combine. Taste test... if needed, add additional salt and pepper.
  7. Add cooked chicken, then onions back into skillet. Cook only until reheated through.
  8. Place hot chicken pieces (2-3 per serving) onto serving plate; top with caramelized onions, and spoon some of the sauce over the top. Serve, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 pieces)
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 305mg13%
Potassium 466mg13%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Honey Garlic Chicken And Veggies

Honey garlic chicken breasts are baked in a honey garlic sauce, with red potatoes and broccoli in this delicious, easy, one pan dinner!Honey garlic chicken breasts are baked in a honey garlic sauce, with red potatoes and broccoli in this delicious, easy one pan dinner!

Last evening I tried a new chicken recipe… for ALL IN ONE PAN Honey Garlic Chicken And Veggies. Plump chicken breasts, a yummy sauce, red potatoes and broccoli all bake together for this meal.

The honey garlic chicken recipe was very simple to prepare, and the cleanup was a breeze. A main reason cleanup is easy, is because the chicken, baby red potatoes and broccoli are all cooked in the same baking dish. Hooray for one dish meals! On top of that, the final results tasted GOOD.

The honey garlic chicken is coated in a honey, garlic, brown sugar and Dijon sauce, which imparts great flavor to the chicken. All the chicken breasts are baked with baby red potatoes and broccoli florets, and they are yummy!

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How To Make Honey Garlic Chicken And Veggies

The sauce is made first by combining olive oil, melted butter, honey, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, garlic, and spices. It’s so easy!

Honey garlic sauce ingredients in metal bowl

Whisking the sauce for honey garlic chicken.

Prep The Potatoes And The Chicken

Spray a baking dish lightly, then place cut up baby red potatoes in the pan in a single layer. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. **Please note: this recipe makes 4 servings… my pictures only reflect amount of chicken, potatoes and broccoli used for 2 servings.

Red potato veggies seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper

Brush the sauce onto both sides of the chicken, then place the chicken breasts on top of the potatoes. Spoon additional sauce onto the top of each of the chicken breasts. You will also need to sprinkle the chicken with additional salt.

Chicken breasts with honey garlic sauce on top of potatoes

Bake The Honey Garlic Chicken

Bake the chicken and potatoes in a 400 degree (preheated) oven for 25-30 minutes (mine took 30 minutes), or until completely cooked through (internal temp. of 165 degrees F). About 10 minutes before the chicken is finished baking, put the broccoli into the pan (nestle it in), and continue baking.

Caramelize The Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies

When the chicken (and potatoes) are fully cooked through, place the pan under the broiler (in the middle of oven) for 2-3 minutes. This small step of broiling will help to caramelize the tops of the chicken breasts and will slightly char the broccoli.

Chicken with broccoli and potatoes in white baking pan

Serve The Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies

When done, spoon some of the sauce left in the pan over the top of the honey garlic chicken.  Garnish the chicken breasts with chopped or dried parsley (if desired), dish up the potatoes and broccoli… and serve!

Baked honey garlic chicken is served with sauce, potatoes and broccoli.

I truly hope you enjoy your one pan honey garlic chicken dinner (and the easy cleanup)! Have a fantastic day, friends. May God bless and keep you.

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Recipe Source: http://damndelicious.net/2015/06/27/one-pan-honey-garlic-chicken-and-veggies/

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Honey Garlic Chicken And Veggies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Honey garlic chicken breasts are baked in a honey garlic sauce, with red potatoes and broccoli in this delicious, easy one pan dinner!
Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: honey garlic chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 443 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For sauce:
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , melted
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and Pepper , to taste
For chicken and veggies:
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes , halved)
  • 4 boneless , skinless chicken breasts
  • 4-5 cups broccoli florets
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves or dried parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Prepare the sauce: Whisk 2 Tablespoons olive oil, melted butter, honey, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, minced garlic, oregano and basil together in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Whisk until smooth. Set sauce aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 13x 9 baking dish with non stick spray (or lightly oil pan).
  3. Cut the baby potatoes in half. (If using larger red potatoes, make sure to cut them into fourths (so they will cook all the way through). Put the potatoes in the baking pan, in a single layer. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tablespoon olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Brush the sauce onto both sides of the chicken breasts and lay the chicken in a single layer on top of the potatoes. Brush additional sauce onto top of each chicken breast. Bake the chicken and potatoes at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. About 10 minutes before the chicken is done, add the broccoli (nestling it in the pan). Continue cooking for 10 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked (chicken should have an internal temp. of 165 degrees when done).
  5. Once chicken (and potatoes) are done, place the pan on the middle shelf of the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes, until the sauce on top of the chicken is slightly caramelized, and the broccoli has a slight char.
  6. Place chicken on individual serving plates, and spoon more of the sauce from the pan on top. Garnish chicken breasts with chopped parsley (fresh or dried), if desired. Dish up potatoes and broccoli, serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Honey Garlic Chicken And Veggies
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 286mg12%
Potassium 1230mg35%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Vitamin C 93mg113%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lemon & Garlic Chicken Kabobs

Flavorful, yet light in calories, these tasty, marinated Lemon and Garlic Chicken Kabobs (with veggies), are an EASY meal to BBQ or broil for dinner!Lemon & Garlic Chicken Kabobs / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

YUM! That was the reaction my husband and I had when we first tasted these Lemon & Garlic Chicken Kabobs! These chicken kabobs and the accompanying veggies combine for a delicious meal! The afternoon I was going to grill them outside on our BBQ, it started raining… hard. So, “Plan B” was put into effect, and I ended up broiling the chicken kabobs in my oven.

They still had a wonderful taste due to the marinating of the meat, but I think the smoky flavor from an outside BBQ grill would add even more flavor to the chicken. Next time I will try grilling them, if our Pacific Northwest weather will cooperate! Anyways, here’s what you do to make these kabobs:

How To Make Lemon & Garlic Chicken Kabobs

Cut chicken breast (skinless, boneless) into 3/4 inch chunks. Set aside.

Chicken breasts, cut into cubes for kabobs

Mix up ingredients for marinade by combining lemon zest, garlic, flat leaf parsley, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Lemon zest and parsley added to bowl for chicken marinade

Add olive oil. Mix oil and spices together. Pour over chicken chunks and stir, to fully coat chicken pieces.

Olive oil is added to garlic, parsley and lemon zest for kabob marinade

This can be put in a large resealable plastic bag, or into a covered container. Let chicken marinate in refrigerator for 2-8 hours… the longer the better for full flavor!

I mixed up the chicken and refrigerated it in the morning; by dinner time it was fully seasoned and ready to go, which made the prep time very quick!

Chicken cubes and kabob sauce, marinating in plastic bag

Cooking The Chicken Kabobs

When ready to grill (or oven broil), place chicken pieces onto metal or wooden skewers (Important note: If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes prior to cooking – you don’t want the skewers to burn).

Because the pouring rain destroyed my terrific plans to grill outside on our BBQ, I simply switched my plans and broiled them in our oven.

To broil kabobs (indoors in the oven), put the skewers on a rack, with a baking sheet underneath to catch the drips and put it on the middle rack in the oven. Halfway through the cooking time, turn the kabobs to the other side, and continue broiling until chicken is fully cooked.

Chicken kabobs with lemon and garlic sauce, on wire rack to broil in oven

I also made skewers of some simple veggies to broil, to serve on the side with the chicken. I mixed up a simple sauce with lemon juice, olive oil, and chopped red onion, and threaded large mushroom quarters with yellow and green bell peppers. I used a pastry bush to brush on the sauce on all sides, and broiled the veggie skewers in the same way as the chicken.

Mushroom and pepper kabobs on skewers, with marinade in bowl

This is what they looked like (minus a couple other skewers) once they were cooked and out of the broiler. Had it not been raining and we went with “Plan A” (outdoor grilling), the meat would have been a bit browner, but let me tell you, “Plan B” (in the broiler) turned out to be a great backup solution. The chicken and veggies were flavored so well from their marinades/sauces, that they still tasted wonderful!

Cooked lemon and garlic chicken kabobs (with veggies) on plate

My husband and I really enjoyed this easy to prepare, delicious meal!  I served the chicken and veggies with rice. The chicken was light in calories and incredibly flavor-filled; the glazed mushrooms and peppers were a great little side dish, and complimented the chicken well.

Chicken kabobs and veggies with lemon & garlic marinade, served on rice

I hope you will consider trying this easy meal! I am looking forward to trying it on our Weber BBQ grill, once our weather warms up and dries out a bit! Until then, my good old oven broiler is a good option! Hope you have a wonderful day, and may God bless you!

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Lemon & Garlic Chicken Kabobs
Prep Time
2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 27 mins
 

Full of flavor, yet light in calories, these tasty, marinated Lemon and Garlic Chicken Kabobs (with veggies), are an EASY meal to BBQ or broil for dinner!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken kabobs
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 252 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Chicken and Marinade:
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 chicken breasts ,boneless, skinless
For Veggies And Marinade:
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 large red onion , minced (* see Notes section)
  • 4-5 large button mushrooms , quartered
  • 2 red, yellow and/or green bell peppers ,cut into 2" pieces
Instructions
  1. Cut the chicken breast into 3/4 inch chunks. Place in large bowl.

  2. In separate bowl, combine lemon zest, garlic, flat leaf parsley salt and pepper. Add olive oil and stir well, to combine. Pour marinade over chicken chunks; mix well to fully coat chicken. Place chicken and marinade in a covered container or a large resealable plastic storage bag. Refrigerate 2-8 hours (the longer chicken marinates, the better the flavor!). When done marinating, divide and thread chicken pieces onto 4 long metal or wood skewers (remember to soak wood skewers for 30 minutes prior to using so they don't burn). Discard remaining marinade.

  3. Mix the sauce for the veggies by combining juice of 1 lemon, olive oil, and minced red onion in small bowl. Cut mushrooms into quarters. Cut peppers into 1 inch thick slices. Thread veggie slices onto metal or wood skewers. Brush all sides of veggies with sauce.

  4. If grilling, cook chicken over hot grill, rotating to other side halfway through grilling time. Grill for 5-6 minutes per side or until chicken is fully cooked through.
  5. If broiling in oven, place skewers on a wire rack, which is on top of a baking sheet (to catch juices which drip). Place on middle rack in oven. Broil for 10-12 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked through and golden brown, turning skewers over to other side halfway through cooking time. Keep an eye on the chicken to make sure it doesn't burn. Remove from broiler, when fully cooked through.

  6. Remove chicken and veggie from skewers, transfer to plate, and serve with a side of rice, for a great meal. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note: I minced red onion and added it to veggie sauce. However, if you wish, you may leave the onion out of the sauce, and instead slice it into large pieces and thread it onto the skewers with the other veggies. Both ways work well.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon & Garlic Chicken Kabobs
Amount Per Serving (1 skewer (+ veggies))
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 1267mg55%
Potassium 549mg16%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 2055IU41%
Vitamin C 82.3mg100%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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