Category: Main Dishes

Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken

Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken is delicious and easy to make! Chicken breasts are marinated in sauce, and cooked on a BBQ or indoor grill pan!
Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken is delicious and easy to make! Chicken breasts are marinated in sauce, and cooked on a BBQ or indoor grill pan!

We eat a lot of chicken in our home. It is such a versatile type of food, because it can be fixed in so many different ways, with so many different flavor combos!  Recently I made this delicious, but incredibly SIMPLE recipe for Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken, and wanted to share it here.

This marinade I found in a cookbook was created for flank steak, but I thought it would taste great on chicken, as well, so I tried it! YUM! The recipe is super easy to make, and the end result is deliciously flavored chicken breasts! Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are marinated for at least an hour in an easy to make marinade.

After the chicken has marinated, all you do is cook the chicken on a bbq grill or on a griddle pan in the kitchen. EASY PEASY, right? For the photos below, I cooked the marinated chicken on a cast iron grill that was placed directly over a flame on my stove.

Make The Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinade For The Chicken

Making the marinade is very simple to do. Place grated fresh ginger, toasted sesame oil, vegetable oil, minced green onion (scallions), and minced garlic cloves into a blender.

Blend these ingredients for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is fully blended and fairly smooth.

The ingredients for the marinade are placed in a blender.Marinade ingredients for chicken are blended until well combined.

Pour (scraping the blender clean) the marinade into a large re-sealable bag or a shallow container.  Add the boneless, skinless chicken breasts to the marinade, and turn to coat them completely with marinade.

Seal or cover chicken, and place in refrigerator to marinate for AT LEAST 1 hour. I made mine up in the morning, so it marinated all day!

NOTE: The recipe, as written below in the printable recipe card, makes enough for 4 chicken breasts. As you can see from my photos, I only cooked 2 pieces of chicken, so I cut the marinade amount in half.

Chicken pieces are place in zip loc bag, along with the marinade.The chicken pieces are coated with the marinade, then refrigerated.

Cooking The Marinated Chicken

After marinated chicken has been in the refrigerator for at least an hour (or when you’re ready to cook it), spray a grill (off heat) with non-stick baking spray or brush with vegetable oil generously. Heat grill on medium-high temperature until it’s really hot, but not smoking.

Once the grill is really hot, carefully transfer the marinated chicken to the grill. You should hear it sizzle when it hits the grill. Once you place the chicken on the grill, do not disturb or move it. After about 8-10 minutes, carefully flip the chicken over to the other side.

How Long Do I Cook The Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken?

For THICK chicken breasts: After 8-10 minutes, the bottom of the chicken breast should be nice and golden brown. After you flip the chicken over, set a timer for 8 minutes and check for internal temperature. I used thick breasts and they took 18 minutes total to fully cook.

For THIN chicken breasts: Thin cutlet type chicken breasts will obviously cook a LOT faster than thicker ones (they may only take 3-4 minutes per side).

Marinated chicken is grilled on a hot, well-oiled grill pan.The garlic ginger sesame marinated chicken is turned over halfway through grilling time.

TIP:**Cooking times will vary due to different thicknesses of chicken breasts. Check the internal temperature by inserting a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the breast. Chicken is done when the internal temp. is at 165° F.

Two pieces of garlic ginger sesame marinated chicken cooking on indoor grill pan.The meat thermometer says the chicken is fully cooked at 165 degrees F.

Once the marinated chicken was fully cooked, I let it “rest” for a couple minutes, to let the juices redistribute within the meat.

When it was time to serve, we had the chicken with steamed broccoli, red peppers, and cauliflower, and some rice on the side. The meal was simple, satisfying, and we loved the subtle marinade flavor on the chicken! It tasted delicious!

Flavorful garlic ginger sesame marinated chicken on plate with rice and steamed veggies.

I really hope you will consider trying this recipe for garlic ginger sesame marinated chicken. It’s an easy chicken dish to make, especially if you marinade the chicken early in the day! Hope you enjoy a truly wonderful day.

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Original source for marinade recipe: Page 501 in “The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2019”, copyright 2018, published by America’s Test Kitchen.

Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Marinating Time (minimum)
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 21 mins
 

Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken is delicious and easy to make! Chicken breasts are marinated in sauce, and cooked on a BBQ or indoor grill pan!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: marinated chicken
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 230 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh ginger , finely grated
  • 2 stems green onion , minced
  • 3 Tablespoons garlic cloves , minced
Instructions
  1. Place grated fresh ginger, toasted sesame oil, vegetable oil, minced green onion (scallions), and minced garlic cloves into a blender. Blend these ingredients for about 30 seconds, or until mixture is fully blended and fairly smooth.

  2. Pour (scraping blender clean) the marinade into a large re-sealable bag or shallow container.  Add the chicken breasts to the marinade, and turn to coat them completely with marinade. Seal bag or cover container, and place in refrigerator to marinate for AT LEAST 1 hour.

  3. After chicken has marinated for at least an hour, spray a grill (off heat) with non-stick baking spray or generously brush with oil. Heat grill on medium-high temperature until really hot, but not smoking. Transfer chicken to the grill. It should sizzle when it hits grill. Once chicken is on grill, do not disturb or move it. After about 8-10 minutes, flip chicken over to the other side. TIP:**Cooking times will vary due to different thicknesses of chicken breasts. Check the internal temperature by inserting a meat thermometer into thickest part of the breast. Chicken is done when internal temp. is 165° F. Remove chicken from grill and let it "rest" for a couple minutes, to let juices redistribute within the meat before serving.

    For THICK chicken breasts: After 8-10 minutes, the bottom of the chicken breast should be nice and golden brown. After you flip the chicken over, set a timer for 8 minutes and check for internal temperature. I used thick breasts and they took 18 minutes total to fully cook.

    For THIN chicken breasts: Thin cutlet type chicken breasts will obviously cook a LOT faster than thicker ones (they may only take 3-4 minutes per side).

  4. Serve... and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 133mg6%
Potassium 464mg13%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Garlic Ginger Sesame Marinated Chicken is delicious and easy to make! Chicken breasts are marinated in sauce, and cooked on a BBQ or indoor grill pan!

 

 

 

Classic Tuna Salad

Classic Tuna Salad is a filling, healthy, delicious entree salad that’s Weight Watchers friendly (ZERO points Freestyle), and is ready in 10 minutes!
Classic Tuna Salad is a filling, healthy, delicious entree salad that's Weight Watchers friendly (ZERO points Freestyle), and is ready in 10 minutes!

Do you enjoy tuna salad? We sure do, but typically we enjoy it on sandwiches. My husband likes to add hard boiled eggs and mayo to drained tuna, and that’s about it!

Recently I stumbled upon a recipe for classic tuna salad that can be served as a quick lunch or dinner main course, and decided to give it a try! YUM!!!! The entire salad took under 10 minutes to make (including chopping and slicing the veggies). That’s a WIN, in my book.

The tuna salad is so delicious (even as leftovers the next day) I thought I would share it with you today.  This recipe was adapted by a Weight Watchers member from a cookbook recipe she had. Even if you are not following a WW plan, this is a very filling, low calorie, delicious salad.

This recipe for classic tuna salad uses non fat Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise to cut out  some fat calories and make it compatible with a Weight Watchers Freestyle eating plan. That small change made this salad have ZERO Freestyle points (for those of you who follow a WW plan and know the over 200 foods that have a zero points value).

How To Make This Classic Tuna Salad – EASY PEASY!

Truthfully, there is nothing even remotely difficult involved in making this delicious tuna salad.  Simply prep the veggies, by cutting, chopping and slicing. Seen below are the chopped dill pickles (I love Claussen), celery, fresh parsley and chives (from our garden), and red onion.

Celery, parsley, red onion, and dill pickles are chopped to add to tuna salad.

Once you’ve “prepped” the veggies, place them in a medium sized bowl with drained albacore tuna, spices, lemon juice, and non fat Greek yogurt.

Tuna, chopped veggies and non-fat Greek yogurt are mixed in bowl.

Combine all the ingredients, adding a little bit more Greek yogurt if necessary, to reach the consistency you prefer. I started with 3 Tablespoons, then added just a smidge more.

All the ingredients for the classic tuna salad are mixed together in bowl.

Here is an up close look at the tuna salad after all ingredients are mixed together.

Once everything is combined, you are ready to enjoy this wonderful ZERO point, flavor-packed, classic tuna salad!

They say you eat with your eyes first, so I served it on a bed of chopped iceberg lettuce, and surrounded this classic tuna salad with a sliced Gala apple!  The salad LOOKED good, and the crunchy sweetness of the apple tasted GREAT alongside this salad!

Classic tuna salad, on a bed of chopped lettuce, with apple slices on the side.

There you have it! A healthy, and quite filling entree salad that has ZERO Freestyle points if you follow a WW plan. That works for me!

Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.  By the way, I had the exact same lunch the very next day, as well! It really is a great tasting lunch or dinner!

The classic tuna salad, with apple slices on the side is a filling, flavor packed meal!

I sure do hope you will consider trying this delicious classic tuna salad recipe! Even if you are not following a Weight Watchers plan, I am confident you will really enjoy this delicious salad. Have a wonderful day!

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Recipe Adapted From: The Cookbook “Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat”, by Melissa Joulwan, published by Smudge Publishing. Recipe was adapted by a WW member, then posted in WW connect community.

Classic Tuna Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Classic Tuna Salad is a filling, healthy, delicious entree salad that's Weight Watchers friendly (ZERO points Freestyle), and is ready in 10 minutes!

Category: Entree/Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic tuna salad
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 143 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cans albacore tuna (in water) , drained (7 oz. per can)
  • 1/4 cup red onion , finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery , finely diced
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle , finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley , chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chives , finely chopped (fresh or dried)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice , freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 3-4 Tablespoons non fat, plain Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Drain tuna, and cut, chop or slice the veggies.

  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl, and stir well, to fully mix all the veggies and spices with the tuna and non-fat Greek yogurt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve (can also be eaten immediately).

  3. To serve, place a rounded large scoop on a bed of chopped lettuce, or make into a sandwich, whichever way you want to enjoy this classic tuna salad. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Classic Tuna Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 540mg23%
Potassium 312mg9%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 7.7mg9%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here is one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Classic Tuna Salad is a filling, healthy, delicious entree salad that's Weight Watchers friendly (ZERO points Freestyle), and is ready in 10 minutes!

 

Rosemary Wine Pork Chops

Rosemary Wine Pork Chops are marinated, boneless thick-cut chops that are grilled on a BBQ or a smoker. They’re tender, juicy & full of flavor!
Rosemary Wine Pork Chops are marinated, boneless thick-cut chops that are grilled on a BBQ or a smoker. They're tender, juicy & full of flavor!

Do you enjoy grilled pork chops? We sure do, and this recipe for rosemary wine pork chops is a real winner! Boneless pork chops marinate in a easy, simple sauce, and then are grilled on a traditional BBQ or a pellet smoker (we grilled them on our Traeger grill).

The recipe is so simple, but yields very tender and flavor-filled pork chops! For us, grilling is especially wonderful as the days get warmer and warmer. I don’t know about you, but we grill outside a LOT in late Spring and summer, to avoid getting our kitchen heated up. Here’s how to make this yummy dish!

Make The Marinade For The Rosemary Wine Pork Chops

The marinade for the pork chops is super simple to make!  In a small bowl, combine olive oil, red wine, chopped rosemary, salt and Montreal seasoning. Mix well with a whisk or fork, until all ingredients are fully combined.

NOTE: Measure out a few Tablespoons of the marinade into a separate container and reserve for later. You will use this reserved marinade to brush on the pork chops while they are cooking!

Trim as much fat off the pork chops as you can, and discard (discard the FAT, not the pork chops, ha ha!). Place the pork chops in a zip loc bag.

Marinate The Pork Chops

Pour the marinade for the rosemary wine pork chops into the plastic bag. Seal the bag, and then “smoosh” the bag around with your fingers to coat the pork chops on all sides with the marinade.

Once the pork chops are fully coated in the marinade, place the bag into the refrigerator and let the meat marinate for 2 hours (minimum).

After the rosemary wine pork chops have finished marinating, remove the chops from the marinade. Discard the marinade in the bag (do not use it after being exposed to the raw pork).

Grab the reserved marinade you set aside earlier, and now you are ready to put these tenderized, marinated pork chops on the bbq grill to cook!

Grilling The Rosemary Wine Pork Chops

Place the pork chops directly onto the grill grate. There is no need to “oil” the grill, because the pork marinade has olive oil in it, which will help to prevent the meat from sticking!

Using a Standard BBQ Grill (propane or briquettes)?

Prepare grill as you normally would. Once briquettes are ready, or grill has pre-heated, place the rosemary wine pork chops directly over heat on the grill grate.

Grill, turning once (and occasionally basting with marinade), until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-160°F. This will take approximately 25-20 minutes.

Using a Traeger or Other Smoker/Pellet Grill?

If using a Traeger grill (we were), follow the normal “start-up” process: let Traeger smoke then ignite (about 5 minutes). When the fire has ignited, set the temperature gauge to 450° F., and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes.

Once preheated, cook the rosemary wine pork chops for 30 minutes, or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-160° F. Baste the pork chops occasionally with the marinade while they cook.

A Real “Traegerpalooza”!

The evening we grilled these delicious pork chops, we cooked quite a few other dishes on our Traeger grill, including roasted turkey breast, hot dogs, and brat sausages (not pictured). I didn’t have to cook dinner for almost a week after this BBQ extravaganza, because we had so much great food to enjoy!

We also cooked Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops and Grilled Asparagus (with lemon and Parmesan), which are shown in the photo below by the rosemary wine pork chops (see arrow).

When they are done, remove the pork chops from the grill, and let them rest for 5 minutes to let the juices inside redistribute throughout the meat. Once you’ve done that, these delicious rosemary wine pork chops are ready to eat!

I really hope you enjoy this recipe for grilled rosemary wine pork chops! The pork is very tender, and the chops are wonderfully flavored! Have a fantastic day!

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Recipe Adapted From: www.traegergrills.com/recipes

Rosemary Wine Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Marinating (inactive time)
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins
 
Rosemary Wine Pork Chops are marinated, boneless thick-cut chops that are grilled on a BBQ or a smoker. They're tender, juicy & full of flavor!
Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rosemary wine pork chops
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 340 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless pork chops (1½" thick) (approx. 4 ounces each)
For Rosemary Wine Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary , chopped
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Montreal seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Make The Marinade: In a small bowl, combine olive oil, red wine, chopped rosemary, salt and Montreal seasoning. Mix well with a whisk or fork, until all ingredients are fully combined. NOTE: Measure out a few Tablespoons of marinade into a separate container and reserve for later. You will use this reserved marinade to brush on the pork chops while they are cooking!

  2. Trim as much fat off the pork chops as you can, and discard. Place pork chops in a zip loc bag (or covered container). Pour the marinade over the chops, to cover. Seal the bag, and then "smoosh" the bag around with your fingers to coat the chops on all sides with marinade. Once pork chops are fully coated, place bag (or container) in the refrigerator and let pork marinate for 2 hours (minimum).

  3. After chops have finished marinating, remove the chops from the marinade. Discard the marinade in the bag (do not use it after being exposed to the raw pork). Grab the reserved marinade you set aside earlier, and you're ready to grill!

Using a Traeger or Other Smoker/Pellet Grill?
  1. Prepare grill as you normally would. Once briquettes are ready, or grill has pre-heated, place pork chops directly over heat on the grill grate. Grill, turning once (occasionally basting with marinade), until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-160°F. This will take approximately 25-20 minutes. When they are done, remove the pork chops from the grill, and let them rest for 5 minutes to let the juices inside redistribute throughout the meat. Serve, and enjoy!

Using a Standard BBQ Grill (propane or briquettes)?
  1. If using a Traeger grill (we were), follow the normal "start-up" process: Let Traeger smoke then ignite uncovered (about 5 minutes). When the fire has ignited, set the temperature gauge to 450° F., and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes (covered). Once preheated, cook the rosemary wine pork chops for 30 minutes, or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-160° F. Baste pork chops occasionally with reserved marinade while they cook. When they are done, remove the pork chops from the grill, and let them rest for 5 minutes to let the juices inside redistribute throughout the meat. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Rosemary Wine Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 chop)
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 356mg15%
Potassium 518mg15%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Rosemary Wine Pork Chops are marinated, boneless thick-cut chops that are grilled on a BBQ or a smoker. They're tender, juicy & full of flavor!

Lemon Piccata Cod

Lemon Piccata Cod is a simple, delicious dish that features pan-seared cod, cooked in butter, and topped with a lemon, wine and caper sauce to serve.
Lemon Piccata Cod is a simple, delicious dish that features pan-seared cod, cooked in butter, and topped with a lemon, wine and caper sauce to serve.

Several months ago I had some cod fillets in the freezer that I wanted to use for dinner. I started pondering HOW I wanted to cook them. Isn’t that always the case? Here’s some fish… now how should I cook it?

I ended up deciding to cook them and use the sauce I make for my yummy chicken piccata. It would just have to work for cod! This plan sounded good to me. How can you go wrong with cooking fresh fish and serving it with a butter, wine, broth, capers and lemon juice sauce? It seemed like lemon piccata cod was just begging to be made. So… I made it! And it WAS good! Who knew?

Lemon piccata cod is very simple to make, as well, and the whole dish can be ready in about 20 minutes! The cod fillets are pan-seared (in browned butter) until done, then a simple but delicious pan sauce is made and spooned over the fish, when served. Easy peasy! Here’s how to make this dish:

Prepare The Cod Fillets

Place about 2-3 Tablespoons of flour onto a dinner sized plate.  Add salt and pepper, then mix these ingredients together, and spread it out on the plate.

Flour and seasonings are placed on a plate to dredge the cod fillets in before cooking.

Rinse the cod fillets, and then pat them dry with paper towels. Place each cod fillet into the flour mixture one at a time, and “dredge” the fish in the flour to completely cover BOTH sides.

The cod fillets (for lemon piccata cod) are rinsed and dried before coating in flour.

Cod fillets are dredged in flour and seasonings before cooking.

Cook The Cod Fillets

Heat 2 Tablespoons butter (on medium heat) in a large non-stick skillet. When butter has melted and skillet is really hot, add the pieces of fish.

Cook the fish for about 4 minutes. When the bottom of the fish is nice and golden brown, carefully turn the fish to the other side. Continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes until golden brown and crispy on the outside.

TIP: The butter will brown as you cook the fish. Spoon the browned butter over the top of the fish as they cook (after turning to second side). Do this often, because it helps to add even more flavor!

The floured, seasoned cod fillets are cooked in butter in large skillet.

The cod has been cooked on both sides in browned butter.

Once the fish is done, remove from the skillet and keep warm while you make the lemon piccata pan sauce. Do NOT clean the skillet. Leave all that browned butter in there!

Make The Pan Sauce For The Lemon Piccata Cod

To the browned butter in the skillet, add the white wine and minced garlic. Cook on medium high heat until the garlic has slightly browned and some of the wine has cooked away. This will take 2-3 minutes (approximately).

Add chicken broth, lemon juice and the capers to the skillet. Cook until very hot (2-3 minutes), and then add 1 Tablespoons of butter to the skillet, to finish the sauce. Cook, stirring often until butter has melted and is incorporated into the sauce. Once done, you are ready to serve the lemon piccata cod!

The lemon piccata sauce with capers cooks in a large skillet.

Serve The Lemon Piccata Cod

To serve this dish, place each of the lemon piccata cod fillets onto dinner plates. Spoon some of the lemon piccata sauce over the surface of the fish. Feel free to use as much or as little sauce as you wish. You will probably have a tiny bit extra left over.

The lemon piccata sauce adds so much flavor to the very mild tasting cod, so I recommend a good couple spoonfuls! Garnish each piece of fish with a couple thin lemon slices, and serve!

The lemon piccata cod is topped with lemon slices, and served with rice and veggies.

I truly hope you will consider trying this very simple, but tasty lemon piccata cod, and trust you will enjoy it! Have a wonderful day!

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Lemon Piccata Cod
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Lemon Piccata Cod is a simple, delicious dish that features pan-seared cod, cooked in butter, and topped with a lemon, wine and caper sauce to serve.

Category: Entree-Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon piccata cod
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 335 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cod fillets (2 fillets-4 ounces per fillet)
  • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • salt/pepper, to season fish
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
For Sauce
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice (fresh)
  • 3 Tablespoons capers , drained
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • fresh lemon slices , for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place about 2-3 Tablespoons of flour onto a dinner sized plate.  Add salt and pepper, then mix these ingredients together, and spread it out on the plate.

  2. Rinse the cod fillets, and then pat them dry with paper towels. Place each cod fillet into the flour mixture one at a time, and "dredge" the fish in the flour to completely cover BOTH sides.

  3. Heat 2 Tablespoons butter (on medium heat) in a large non-stick skillet. When butter has melted and skillet is really hot, add the pieces of fish. Cook the fish for about 4 minutes. When the bottom of the fish is nice and golden brown, carefully turn the fish to the other side. Continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes until golden brown and crispy on the outside. TIP: The butter will brown as you cook the fish. Spoon the browned butter over the top of the fish as they cook (after turning to second side). Do this often, because it helps to add even more flavor! Once the fish is done, remove from the skillet and keep warm while you make the pan sauce. Do NOT clean the skillet. Leave all that browned butter in there!

  4. To the browned butter in the skillet, add the white wine and minced garlic. Cook on medium high heat until the garlic has slightly browned and some of the wine has cooked away. This will take 2-3 minutes (approximately). Add chicken broth, lemon juice and the capers to the skillet. Cook until very hot (2-3 minutes), and then add 1 Tablespoons of butter to the skillet, to finish the sauce. Cook, stirring often until butter has melted and is incorporated into the sauce. Once done, you are ready to serve the dish! To serve, place the fish onto dinner plates. Spoon the lemon piccata sauce over the surface of the fish. Feel free to use as much or as little sauce as you wish. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Piccata Cod
Amount Per Serving (1 fillet with sauce)
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 869mg38%
Potassium 590mg17%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Vitamin C 17.7mg21%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Lemon Piccata Cod is a simple, delicious dish that features pan-seared cod, cooked in butter, and topped with a lemon, wine and caper sauce to serve.

Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops

Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are bone-in pork chops, marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!

Are you looking for an EASY grilling recipe for bone-in pork chops? If so, then I hope you will continue reading! This recipe for Caribbean jerk pork chops is ridiculously simple to prepare, and the chops taste wonderful!

The prep time for these pork chops is only a couple minutes, then the chops are refrigerated for half an hour. After that, throw ’em on the grill or smoker, and enjoy the finished grilled pork chops. Anyone can make these flavorful pork chops, and I’m happy to show you just how very easy it is!

Marinate The Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops Before Cooking

This is the marinade that we use to make these delicious pork chops. I am not sponsored by this company, but just want to show you what we used. We bought this sauce at our local grocery store, and it is also available on Amazon.

Mix the marinade with pineapple juice in a small container. Place two large bone-in pork chops in a resealable bag or container and pour in the marinade and pineapple juice blend.

This is the Caribbean-inspired marinade I used for the pork chops.

Seal the bag or container and then “smoosh” the bag around to distribute the marinade sauce, to fully cover the chops with sauce.

Once the pork chops are coated in sauce, place the container or bag in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, so they can absorb lots of flavor!

The bone-in pork chops marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before cooking.

When ready to grill the pork chops, remove them from the refrigerator. Discard the excess sauce that had the raw pork in it.

Pour additional “fresh” Caribbean jerk sauce (without the pineapple juice) in a small container, so you can baste the chops with it, while they cook on the grill.

Marinated Caribbean jerk pork chops (and extra sauce) are ready to put on the grill.

We Had Quite The Grilling “Traegerpalooza”!

The same evening we enjoyed these delicious Caribbean jerk pork chops, we also grilled other items alongside them on our Traeger grill.

In the photo below you can see we also had grilled asparagus, brats and hot dogs, tri-tip steaks, and another batch of boneless pork chops, made with a different sauce. We also roasted a whole turkey breast on the Traeger (not pictured). As you can see, the Caribbean jerk pork chops were in great company!

These are some of the foods we grilled along with the pork chops.

Directions For Cooking Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops On A Traeger Grill

If using a Traeger smoker grill to cook the pork chops, follow manufacturer instructions to get the fire ignited. Once ignited and smoking, set the temperature control to 450° F. Close the cover, and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes.

Once the grill is preheated and at temperature, place the marinated pork chops directly on the grill grate. Cook the Caribbean jerk pork chops for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches between 145-160° F.

Continue to baste with sauce while cooking. It is not necessary to turn the chops, because of the indirect heat feature (convection) present on a Traeger grill. Remove the pork chops once done, and let them “rest” for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving.

Cooking The Pork Chops On A Traditional BBQ?

If you will be cooking the Caribbean pork chops on a traditional BBQ, place the chops directly on the grill grate. Continue to baste with sauce while cooking, turning as necessary during the cooking time.

The cooking time might vary slightly due to cooking them over a direct flame, so be sure to check the internal temperature of the pork chops. They are safely “done” when they reach an internal temperature of 145-160° F.

Remove the pork chops once done, and let them rest for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving.

We grilled the pork chops on our Traeger grill, along with other items.

Here are the finished Traeger grilled Caribbean jerk pork chops! They are full of flavor, and are enhanced by the wood pellet smoker feature of the grill! We used mesquite wood pellets in our Traeger.

NOTE: If cooking these on a traditional “over the flame” BBQ, the chops will be a lot browner and crispy on the outside.

The Caribbean jerk pork chops have come off the grill, and are ready to eat!

I really hope you will give this very simple recipe for Caribbean jerk pork chops a try! We really enjoyed them, and trust you will, too! Have a wonderful day!

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Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Marinating
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 3 mins
 
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!
Category: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 362 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 large pork chops (bone-in)
  • 1/2 cup KC Masterpiece Caribbean Jerk Marinade
  • 2 Tablespoons pineapple juice
  • Additional marinade for basting meat while grilling , as needed
Instructions
  1. Mix the marinade with pineapple juice in a small container. Place two large bone-in pork chops in a resealable bag or container and pour in the marinade and the pineapple juice blend.
  2. Seal the bag or container and then "smoosh" the bag around to distribute marinade sauce, to fully cover chops with sauce. Once the chops are coated in sauce, place container or bag in refrigerator for 30 minutes, so they can absorb lots of flavor!

If Cooking On A Traeger Or Smoker Grill:
  1. If using a Traeger or smoker grill to cook the pork chops, follow manufacturer instructions to get the fire ignited. Once ignited and smoking, set the temperature control to 450° F. Close the cover, and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes. Once the grill is preheated and at temperature, place the marinated pork chops directly on the grill grate. Cook the Caribbean jerk pork chops for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145-160° F. Continue to baste with sauce while cooking. It is not necessary to turn the chops. Remove the pork chops once done, and let them "rest" for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving. Enjoy!

If Cooking On Traditional BBQ Grill
  1. Once fire (or briquettes are ready) place the chops directly on the grill grate. Continue to baste with sauce while cooking, turning as necessary during the cooking time. The cooking time might vary slightly, due to cooking them over a direct flame, so be sure to check the internal temperature of the pork chops. They are safely "done" when they reach an internal temperature of 145-160° F. Remove the pork chops once done, and let them rest for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 chop)
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 93mg4%
Potassium 600mg17%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!

Traeger Roasted Turkey Breast

Traeger roasted turkey breast is an easy way to cook a delicious, well seasoned turkey breast on the smoker/grill, without heating up the kitchen!
Traeger roasted turkey breast is an easy way to cook a delicious, well seasoned turkey breast on the smoker/grill, without heating up the kitchen!

Last summer we got a Traeger grill. I had saved and saved my money for a while, and purchased it for my husband’s birthday (and so I could use it for my blog, too!) We have enjoyed experimenting and learning how to grill and smoke meats, veggies and desserts on our grill!

A couple of weeks ago we had what we fondly call a “Traegerpalooza”! We cooked this Traeger roasted turkey breast, grilled asparagus with lemon and Parmesan, 2 types of pork chops, turkey sausages, tri-tip, and brats (sausages). It was so good (and I didn’t have to cook dinner for almost a week)! Ha Ha!

How To Make A Traeger Roasted Turkey Breast

The roasted turkey breast turned out fantastic, so I wanted to share what we did with you today! We started out with an almost 5 pound turkey breast (bone in).

The first thing I did was to rinse the turkey, and then pat it dry with paper towels.

A whole turkey breast (bone-in) is rinsed, then patted dry before adding seasonings.

Make The Spice Rub Mix In Under 5 MInutes!

A dry rub spice mix was quickly mixed up.  It’s soooo easy to pull together, and I have used this same flavorful mix before on smoked pork loin roast , pork butt, and whole chickens that we have slow roasted on the Traeger.

The spice mix is made with brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, pepper, and dry mustard. It is a fantastic spice rub, and you will have some leftover for your next grilling project, too!

The turkey breast is generously sprinkled with the spice rub on all sides. I rubbed the spices into the turkey, and even rubbed some of the mix inside the turkey breast.

A dry rub spice mix is made to season the meat with, before cooking.

Dry rub spices are applied to the entire piece of meat, before putting it on the grill.

Cooking The Traeger Roasted Turkey Breast

Turn the Traeger to the SMOKE setting with the lid open. After about 4-5 minutes, you should see lots of smoke coming from the grill, meaning the pellets have ignited. Turn the temperature to 325° F and close the grill cover. Let the Traeger preheat for about 15 minutes.

TIP: Prepare the spice rub and the turkey WHILE the Traeger is preheating, to save time!

Once the grill has preheated, place the seasoned turkey breast directly on the grill grate. Close the cover, and let the turkey breast cook for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Cooking times will vary slightly because of varying weights of turkey breasts used. Check the internal temperature occasionally as it cooks, to ensure you don’t overcook or undercook the turkey breast.

The Traeger roasted turkey breast is placed directly on the grill grate to cook.

How Will I Know When The Traeger Roasted Turkey Breast Is Done?

Continue to check the internal temperature using a probe inserted into the thickest part of the breast. When the turkey breast has reached an internal temperature of 165° F, pull it off the grill.

Transfer the Traeger roasted turkey breast to a cutting board, and let it “rest” for about 15 minutes before slicing. This “resting time” helps the juices redistribute inside the meat.

The turkey breast rests after cooking, and before slicing.

Once the turkey breast has “rested”, it is ready to slice and eat! The turkey breast is juicy, and full of flavor, thanks in part to the dry rub spices, and the long smoking time!

We LOVED having perfectly cooked slices of roasted turkey breast for quick dinners and sandwiches. It tastes so good! I froze half of the turkey breast to save for another time, too!

The roasted turkey is juicy, and slices well, which is perfect for sandwiches!

Hope you enjoy this recipe for Traeger roasted turkey breast. It’s awesome to be able to smoke a turkey breast and then have it around for easy dinners or a great tasting turkey sandwich throughout the week! Have a GREAT day!

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Recipe Adapted From Traeger Grill recipe booklet (that came with grill)

Traeger Roasted Turkey Breast
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 45 mins
Total Time
2 hrs
 
Traeger roasted turkey breast is an easy way to cook a delicious, well seasoned turkey breast on the smoker/grill, without heating up the kitchen!
Category: Entree, Grill
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Traeger roasted turkey breast
Servings: 10
Calories Per Serving: 251 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4.5 pound turkey breast (approx,) , bone in, skin on
For Dry Rub Spice Mix (this will make MORE than you will use- enough for several uses)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 Tablespoons pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon dry ground mustard
Instructions
  1. Rinse the turkey, and pat it dry with paper towels.

  2. Mix ingredients for spice rub in a small bowl. Generously sprinkle turkey breast with spice rub on all sides (and inside, if desired). Store extra spice rub mix in covered container for additional uses.

  3. Turn the Traeger to SMOKE setting with the lid open. After about 4-5 minutes, you should see lots of smoke coming from the grill, meaning the pellets have ignited. Turn temperature to 325° F and close grill cover. Let the Traeger preheat for about 15 minutes. Once preheated, place seasoned turkey breast directly on grill grate. Close the cover, and let it cook for approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes. Cooking times will vary slightly because of differing weights of turkey breasts used. Continue to check the internal temperature using a probe inserted into the thickest part of the breast, to ensure you don't overcook or undercook the turkey breast.

  4. When the turkey breast has reached an internal temperature of 165° F, pull it off the grill. Transfer turkey breast to a cutting board, and let it "rest" for about 15 minutes before slicing. This "resting time" helps the juices redistribute inside the meat. Once turkey has "rested", slice, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: The spice mix was NOT calculated into the caloric calculations. The spice mix (as written) will make enough mix for several additional uses beyond that of the turkey breast, so it was not included.

Nutrition Facts
Traeger Roasted Turkey Breast
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 368mg16%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 40g80%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Traeger roasted turkey breast is an easy way to cook a delicious, well seasoned turkey breast on the smoker/grill, without heating up the kitchen!

Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta

Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta, (in a soy/sweet chili/sesame sauce) is a simple, delicious Asian-inspired meal that can be ready in about 30 minutes!
Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta, (in a soy/sweet chili/sesame sauce) is a simple, delicious Asian-inspired meal that can be ready in about 30 minutes!

A couple months ago I made a meal (for my husband and I) with shrimp in an Asian inspired sauce, and it was served with zucchini noodles. It tasted wonderful, and my husband suggested it would be a great recipe to try with pasta (instead of zoodles)!

So… that’s how this recipe for sweet chili shrimp pasta came from THAT conversation! This is one VERY EASY recipe, and if you can multi-task, it can be ready in about 30 minutes or less!

Prepare The Pasta

To save time, begin cooking the pasta, and then make the sauce and cook the shrimp (while pasta cooks). This multi-tasking will save you a lot of precious time in the kitchen!

Cook the spaghetti noodles in boiling, salted water, according to the package instructions. Once done, drain the noodles.

Cooking the spaghetti noodles for this shrimp an pasta dish.

Make the Sauce For The Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta

While the pasta cooks, make the sauce, because it is ridiculously EASY to make. Place sweet chili sauce, low sodium soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl, and whisk well, until fully combined.  Once combined, measure out 1/2 cup of the sauce, and set it aside.

Whisking ingredients together for the sauce used to flavor sweet chili shrimp pasta.

Place the peeled, deveined shrimp into a large mixing bowl, and pour the remaining sauce left in the bowl over them. Gently toss, to fully coat the shrimp with the sweet chili sauce.

Large shrimp marinate in sauce to season them for the sweet chili shrimp pasta.

Cook The Shrimp

Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray, and heat skillet on medium heat. Once the skillet is hot (but not smoking), add the shrimp to the skillet in a single layer.

Cook the shrimp for about 2 minutes, then turn and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes. When done the shrimp will have turned pink and should be cooked through.

You can spoon some of the sauce in the skillet over the shrimp while they cook, if desired. Remove shrimp from skillet when done, and keep warm.

The marinated shrimp are pan-seared until done, in a skillet.

Once spaghetti noodles are finished cooking, drain them well and place in the skillet that you used to cook the shrimp. Add the 1/2 cup of reserved Asian sauce to the pasta, and toss, to fully combine.

An Asian sweet chili sauce is added to the drained, cooked pasta.

Add the shrimp to the pasta, and toss gently, to combine the pasta, sauce and shrimp. Cook until the sweet chili shrimp pasta is heated through. This should only take a minute or two, and then the dish is done!

Marinated shrimp are added to the skillet with the sweet chili sauce and pasta.

Serve The Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta

When ready to serve, place half of the pasta onto a serving plate or into a bowl. Top with half of the shrimp, as well.

Garnish the sweet chili shrimp pasta (if desired) with sesame seeds and thinly sliced green onions (white and green parts). Eat it while it’s hot… and ENJOY!

The sweet chili shrimp pasta is served, topped with sesame seeds and green onions.

I really hope you enjoy this recipe for sweet chili shrimp pasta! There is a lot of flavor in the noodles and on the shrimp! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Recipe Source For The Sauce: https://iowagirleats.com/2017/06/14/sweet-chili-sesame-shrimp-and-zoodles/

Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta, (in a soy/sweet chili/sesame sauce) is a simple, delicious Asian-inspired meal that can be ready in about 30 minutes!
Category: Entree-Seafood
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: sweet chili shrimp pasta
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 489 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces spaghetti pasta
  • 7 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce (I used Mae Ploy brand)
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce (or Tamari)
  • teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp (peeled, deveined, patted dry)
For Garnish (optional)
  • 1 stem green onion (scallion) , sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. To save time, begin cooking pasta, and then make sauce and cook shrimp (while pasta cooks). This multi-tasking will save you a lot of time in the kitchen! Cook pasta according to package instructions. Once done, drain the noodles.

  2. While pasta cooks, make the sauce. Place sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl, and whisk well, until fully combined.  Once combined, measure out 1/2 cup of the sauce, and set it aside.

  3. Place shrimp into a large mixing bowl, and pour remaining sauce left in the bowl over them. Gently toss, to fully coat shrimp with the sauce. Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray, and heat skillet on medium. Once skillet is hot (but not smoking), add shrimp to the skillet in a single layer. Cook shrimp for 2 minutes, then turn and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes. When done shrimp will have turned pink and should be cooked through. You can spoon some of the sauce in the skillet over the shrimp while they cook, if desired. Remove shrimp from skillet when done, and keep warm.

  4. Once pasta is done, place drained pasta into the skillet you used to cook shrimp. Add 1/2 cup reserved sauce to pasta, and toss, to combine. Add shrimp, and toss gently, to combine pasta, sauce and shrimp. Cook until dish is heated through (1-2 minutes). 

  5. To serve, divide hot pasta onto plates, and top with shrimp. Garnish (if desired) with sesame seeds and sliced green onions. Eat while hot... and ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/2 of total))
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 285mg95%
Sodium 2541mg110%
Potassium 274mg8%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 182mg18%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta, (in a soy/sweet chili/sesame sauce) is a simple, delicious Asian-inspired meal that can be ready in about 30 minutes!

Thai Turkey Meatballs and Zoodles

Thai turkey meatballs are baked, then combined with spiralized zucchini noodles, and covered with a soy/sriracha/lime/honey glaze in this yummy dish!
Thai turkey meatballs are baked, then combined with spiralized zucchini noodles, and covered with a soy/sriracha/lime/honey glaze in this yummy dish!

I saw this recipe on Pinterest recently, and though it sounded really good!  Sometimes cooking with ground turkey can be rather “bland”, but these Thai turkey meatballs, zoodles, and glaze were packed with flavor! Hooray! They are delicious, and one serving comes in at about 300 calories!

The turkey meatballs are filled with green onions, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, cilantro and fresh grated ginger, so you KNOW they will be good! Knowing these Thai turkey meatballs are baked, not fried, and also accompanied zucchini noodles, helped me decide to try this simple yet delicious recipe!

How To Make Thai Turkey Meatballs and Zoodles

The first thing you will need to do is make the meatballs. Place ground turkey, garlic, ginger, green onions, cilantro, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chia seeds into a large mixing bowl. NOTE: The chia seeds will help the meatballs to hold together (without having to use eggs).

Mix all of the ingredients together using your (clean) hands or a fork. You want this Thai turkey meatballs mixture to be very well combined. Cover the bowl, and refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes (this helps the chia seeds to work as a gel to firmly hold ingredients together).

Ground turkey with chopped onions, cilantro and spices, ready to make Thai turkey meatballs.

Meat mixture is ready to form Thai turkey meatballs for baking.

Form The Meatballs

Before shaping the Thai turkey meatballs, preheat your oven to 400° F. and line a 13×9 inch baking sheet with parchment paper.

To form the meatballs, place a heaping Tablespoon of the turkey mixture into your hands, and gently roll the meat into a meatball.  This recipe will make approximately 18 meatballs.

PLEASE NOTE:  This recipe, as written, yields 3 servings (with 3 meatballs per serving). You, obviously will have leftover meatballs. You can freeze leftover baked meatballs OR you can double the amount of zucchini and sauce used, in order to make 6 servings.

As you finish rolling each meatball, place it onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Be sure to leave space between each meatball.

Bake The Thai Turkey Meatballs

Place the meatballs into the preheated 400° F oven.  Set a timer for 10 minutes, and bake.

The Thai turkey meatballs on parchment paper lined baking sheet before baking.

Prepare The Glaze and Zoodles While Meatballs Bake

While the meatballs are baking, whisk together the ingredients for the Asian-inspired glaze. These ingredients are soy sauce, fresh squeezed lime juice, honey and sriracha sauce. Set aside.

The ingredients for Asian sauce to coat the Thai turkey meatballs after baking is whisked in bowl.

While the meatballs are baking, spiralize the 3 zucchini into spaghetti-style noodles, then “trim” the noodles into smaller lengths. If you don’t own a spiralizer, use a vegetable peeler to peel the length of the zucchini into long strips, then cut into thin strands.

I like to blot the noodles semi-“dry”, using paper towels. This helps to absorb a lot of their natural moisture. When done, set zoodles aside.

Spiralized zucchini noodles are ready to add to the Thai turkey meatballs and sauce.

Flip Meatballs

After the Thai turkey meatballs have baked for 10 minutes, remove from oven and quickly flip each one to other side. The first photo below, shows what they looked like after 10 minutes.

Pop ’em back into the oven and continue baking for another 10 minutes.When done, the meatballs should be cooked all the way through, and will be nice and golden brown on the outside. The second photo below shows what they looked like when done baking.

When the Thai turkey meatballs are halfway through baking, they are flipped to other side.

When the Thai turkey meatballs are done baking, they will be golden brown.

To Finish Making Thai Turkey Meatballs and Zoodles

Pour the glaze into a large skillet. Bring the glaze to a boil over medium-high heat. Let it cook until it thickens a bit (usually about a minute), stirring often.

Add half of the meatballs (9) to the skillet, and stir to cover them with the glaze. Push the Thai turkey meatballs to one side of skillet, then add the zucchini noodles. Stir to cover with glaze.

Cook for 4-5 minutes (al dente), then the Thai turkey meatballs and zoodles are ready to serve!

Thai turkey meatballs and zucchini noodles are added to glaze in skillet to cook for a few minutes.

To Serve This Dish

This recipe is written to yield THREE servings, with 3 meatballs per serving . Portion out the zucchini onto three individual plates, and top each with three meatballs (or 4, if you’re feeling quite hungry!).

Since the recipe only utilizes HALF of the meatballs made, it is very easy to freeze them, to use the next time you make this recipe!

The zucchini noodles, sauce and Thai turkey meatballs are served, along with rice on the side.

I really hope you will try this recipe for Thai turkey meatballs and zucchini noodles. Pretty sure you will really like it! By the way… you can also substitute ground chicken breast for the turkey, too, if you prefer!

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Recipe Adapted From: https://inspiralized.com/thai-chicken-meatballs-with-zucchini-noodles/

Thai Turkey Meatballs and Zoodles
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Thai turkey meatballs are baked, then combined with spiralized zucchini noodles, and covered with a soy/sriracha/lime/honey glaze in this yummy dish!
Category: Dinner, Entree
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Thai turkey meatballs
Servings: 3 (3 meatballs each)
Calories Per Serving: 303 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For meatballs:
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 3 cloves garlic , finely minced
  • teaspoons fresh ginger , peeled and grated
  • 3 stems green onions (scallions) , chopped (white/light green parts only)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves , finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
For Zoodles:
  • 3 medium zucchinis
For Glaze:
  • 3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 large lime (juice of)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon sriracha sauce
Instructions
  1. Place meatball ingredients into a large mixing bowl. NOTE: Chia seeds help meatball ingredients bind together (without using eggs). Mix all the ingredients together using your hands (or fork), until fully combined. Cover bowl, and refrigerate for 30 minutes, to let chia seeds "gel" ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 400° F. and line a 13x9 inch baking sheet with parchment paper. To make meatballs: place a heaping Tablespoon of turkey mixture into your hands, and gently roll between both hands into a meatball. As you finish rolling each meatball, place it onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Be sure to leave space between meatballs. This recipe yields about 18 meatballs. PLEASE NOTE:  Recipe, as written, yields 3 servings (with 3 meatballs per serving). You will have leftover meatballs. You can freeze leftover baked meatballs OR you can double the amount of zucchini and glaze used, in order to make 6 servings (3 meatballs each). 

  3. Place the meatballs into preheated 400° F oven.  Set a timer for 10 minutes, and bake. After meatballs have baked for 10 minutes, remove from oven and quickly turn each one to other side. Pop 'em back into oven and continue baking for another 10 minutes. When done, meatballs should be cooked all the way through, and will be nice and golden brown on the outside. Remove from oven.

  4. While meatballs are baking, whisk glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside. While meatballs are baking, spiralize 3 zucchini into spaghetti-style noodles, then "trim" the noodles into smaller lengths. Blot the zoodles semi-"dry", using paper towels. This helps absorb a lot of their natural moisture. Set aside.

  5. Pour glaze into a large skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Let it cook until it thickens a bit (about a minute), stirring often. Add half of the meatballs (9) to skillet, and stir gently, to cover with glaze. Push meatballs to one side of skillet, then add zucchini noodles. Stir, to cover with glaze. Cook for 4-5 minutes (al dente), then it's ready to serve!

  6. To serve, divide zucchini noodles onto 3 plates; top each serving with 3 meatballs. ENJOY! 

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Since the recipe only utilizes HALF of the meatballs made, it is very easy to freeze them, to use the next time you make this recipe!

Nutrition Facts
Thai Turkey Meatballs and Zoodles
Amount Per Serving (1 (3 meatballs + 1/3 of zoodles))
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 827mg36%
Potassium 1030mg29%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Vitamin C 41.1mg50%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Thai turkey meatballs are baked, then combined with spiralized zucchini noodles, and covered with a soy/sriracha/lime/honey glaze in this yummy dish!

Black Bean Burgers

Looking for a recipe for fantastic tasting black bean burgers, that vegetarians and meat lovers both will LOVE? Look no further – here it is!
Looking for a recipe for fantastic tasting black bean burgers, that vegetarians and meat lovers both will LOVE? Look no further - here it is!

I recently saw a recipe for the BEST black bean burgers ever on Pinterest. Being curious, I KNEW I just HAD TO TRY THEM! So I pinned the recipe, made them, and the rest is history. Oh yeah… they truly just might be the BEST black bean burgers ever. Amen!

What’s The Story Behind These Black Bean Burgers?

One of our grown sons is now a vegetarian. He used to be our STEAK eating guy… sigh. He is now a grown man who happens to be vegetarian. What’s a meat-lovin’ mom supposed to do when he and his girlfriend (also a vegetarian) come over for a burger BBQ?

Well, up to this point, I would just buy those thin little veggie or vegetarian black bean burgers in the frozen section at the grocery store, so I could offer them a vegetarian burger to eat, along with all of our traditional BBQ sides. No longer! THIS will now be my new “go to” recipe for veggie burgers!

What Makes THESE Black Bean Burgers So “Special”?

These black bean burgers are special, I believe, in part due to one little bitty step that is taken before making the patties, that ensures the burgers will be firm and not MUSHY!  What is this little bitty step, you ask? Popping the rinsed beans into the oven for a few minutes, which helps to partially dry out the canned beans. Yep, you heard that right! Brilliant tip!

The Secret To Making Nice, Firm, Black Bean Burgers

Preheat your oven to 325° F. Rinse, and then drain two cans of black beans in a colander. Pour the drained beans onto a couple layers of paper towels, and pat them dry.

Spread the beans out onto a parchment paper-lined large baking sheet. Bake the beans for 15 minutes, which will help to slightly dry them out. Trust me on this – don’t skip this step! This one little step will help those burger patties to really hold firmly together, and not break down into MUSH!!

Once done, remove the beans from the oven, and set aside.

Canned black beans are drained, blotted dry, then baked, to make black bean burgers.

While the beans are baking, place olive oil, chopped bell peppers, onion, and minced garlic in a skillet. Cook this mixture on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes, until the veggies have softened.

Once cooked, pat the veggies gently with a paper towel, to help absorb a bit of their moisture.

Onion, green peppers, and garlic is cooked in oil to add to black bean burgers mix.

Prepare The Patties For Black Bean Burgers

Place the cooked veggies into a large mixing bowl.  Add the remaining ingredients, except for the black beans. Give this mixture a good stir to fully combine the ingredients.

Eggs, feta cheese, bread crumbs, ketchup and spices added to black bean burgers mix.

Now add the baked black beans to the bowl. Use a potato masher or a fork to really “mash” this patty mixture together, making sure to leave some of the black beans intact.

NOTE: This step can also be done in a food processor. PULSE the ingredients, but do not fully blend.

The baked black beans are added to the black bean burgers mixture, and mashed to combine.

Form The Patties

For each patty, use 1/3 cup of bean mixture. Scoop out 1/3 cup, then transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. This recipe makes 6 thick black bean burgers. After placing all 6 scoopfuls on the paper, flatten them down and round out, using your hands.

Black bean burgers mix is portioned out into 6 (1/3 cup) patties, then flattened.

Cook The Black Bean Burgers

There are TWO ways to cook these burgers. 1) Bake at 375° F., and cook for 10 minutes on each side, OR 2) Lay the patties onto aluminum foil (on your BBQ grill), and grill each side for 8 minutes.

I chose to BAKE the black bean burgers. The photo below shows what the patties look like up close and personal before baking.  You can see there are some whole black beans in each one.

One of the black bean burgers, up close, before baking.

After the black bean burgers have cooked for 10 minutes on each side, they are done!  They hold together VERY well, and are nice and thick, firm burgers!

Six black bean burgers on parchment paper, after baking.

Black Bean Burgers Can Be Frozen, Too!

IMPORTANT NOTE: These burgers freeze well, too! Six burgers was way too many for just my hubby and I to eat, so I was able to freeze a few after cooking! You can also freeze the raw patties this way, also.

Once the burgers have cooled, stack the patties between sheets of parchment paper and place in freezer bags or freezer container. Perfect for future use (just thaw and reheat)!

The black bean burgers can be frozen between sheets of parchment paper in a freeze bag.

All that is left to do… is EAT one of these delicious, thick, black bean burgers!  The burgers were served on a toasted bun, with tomato slices, crisp lettuce, red onion slices and some homemade guacamole (as a condiment)!

That’s it!  Oh my goodness, such great flavor… this burger was soooo good! The guacamole was a perfect substitute for mayo, mustard or ketchup…never even missed them!

One of the black bean burgers, served on bun with tomato, red onion, lettuce and guacamole!

Believe me when I tell you… these black bean burgers taste fantastic! Hope you will consider trying them, too! This is a perfect dish for “Meatless Mondays” or any other day, for that matter! Have a GREAT day!

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Original Recipe Source: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/best-black-bean-burgers/

Black Bean Burgers
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Looking for a recipe for fantastic tasting black bean burgers, that vegetarians and meat lovers both will LOVE? Look no further - here it is!
Category: Meatless Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black bean burgers
Servings: 6 burgers
Calories Per Serving: 264 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 28 ounces canned black beans (two 14 oz. cans) , drained/rinsed/patted dry
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup green bell pepper , finely chopped
  • 1 cup yellow onion , finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic cloves (approx. 3 cloves)
  • teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese , crumbled
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup or BBQ sauce
  • 1 pinch (each) salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Rinse, and drain black beans. Blot the beans dry on paper towels. Spread beans out onto parchment paper-lined large baking sheet. Bake the beans for 15 minutes, to slightly dry them out. Don't skip this step! Once done, remove beans from oven, and set aside. NOTE: If you will be baking the burger patties, turn oven up to 375° once you remove the beans from oven.

  2. While beans bake, place olive oil, chopped bell peppers, onion, and minced garlic in a skillet. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes, until veggies have softened. Once cooked, pat the veggies gently with a paper towel, to absorb a bit of their moisture. 

  3. Place cooked veggies into a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients, except for the black beans. Stir to combine. Add the black beans. Use a potato masher or fork to "mash" this together, making sure to leave some black beans intact. NOTE: This step can also be done in a food processor. PULSE the ingredients, but do not fully blend.

  4. For each patty, use 1/3 cup of bean mixture. Scoop out 1/3 cup, then transfer to parchment paper lined baking sheet. After placing 6 scoopfuls on the paper, flatten them down and round out into thick patties, using your hands.

  5. There are TWO ways to cook these burgers. 1) Bake at 375° F., and cook for 10 minutes on each side, OR 2) Place the patties onto aluminum foil (on your BBQ grill), and grill each side for 8 minutes. After the black bean burgers have baked for 10 minutes on each side (or grilled for 8 on each side), they are done! Prepare burgers with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: The caloric calculation is for one black bean burger patty only. Any additions (bun, condiments, etc.) will need to be calculated separately, as they will differ for each person.

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger patty)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 886mg39%
Potassium 584mg17%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 21.5mg26%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Looking for a recipe for fantastic tasting black bean burgers, that vegetarians and meat lovers both will LOVE? Look no further - here it is!

Baked Asian Chicken Wings

Baked Asian Chicken Wings are seasoned with spice rub, baked, then glazed with a sticky soy/Sriracha/sesame sauce before serving as an appetizer or main dish!Baked Asian Chicken Wings are seasoned with spice rub, baked, then glazed with a sticky soy/Sriracha/sesame sauce before serving!

Okay… seriously… these baked Asian chicken wings are wonderful! They have GREAT flavor, thanks to the spices used AND the delicious Asian-inspired sauce they are coated in. YUM!

I have loved traditional hot buffalo wings for a long time, but I’m telling you… sticky Asian wings are a force to be reckoned with! Chicken wings are seasoned, baked, then broiled for crispness, then coated in a yummy sauce, and served.  Believe it or not, baked Asian chicken wings are also very easy to make.  Here’s how to make these lip-smackin’ appetizers:

Make Spice Rub For The Baked Asian Chicken Wings

Mix the ingredients for the spice rub together in a small bowl. The ingredients in the spice rub are ground ginger, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Set aside. See? Not too hard at all!

Spices are mixed to apply to chicken wings, before baking.

Prepare The Wings For Baking

Lay the chicken wing pieces on several layers of paper towel, and pat them dry. Place the dried chicken wings into a large mixing bowl (or freezer bag), and sprinkle with the dry spice rub. If you are doubling the recipe, make sure to do this step in two batches.

Toss the chicken several times until all the wings have been evenly coated on all sides with the spices.

Chicken wings are patted dry, then coated with dry rub spices before baking.

Cover a baking sheet with foil, and spray with a non-stick baking spray. Lay the seasoned chicken wings out on the foil, in a single layer, with a bit of space between each one.

Baked Asian Chicken Wings are then cooked (on the middle rack) in a preheated 400° F. oven. Bake the wings for 45-50 minutes, until they are nice and golden brown.

Baked Asian chicken wings are ready for the oven.

Prepare Sauce For The Baked Asian Chicken Wings

While the chicken wings are cooking, prepare the Asian-inspired sauce that will cover the wings, once they are done.

Whisk together soy sauce, dry sherry (or Japanese sweet rice wine/mirin), water, sesame seed oil, grated ginger, Sriracha sauce, minced garlic cloves, salt, pepper and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set the sauce aside, while you make a simple syrup.

Sauce is mixed to put on baked Asian chicken wings, after they finish cooking.

Make Simple Syrup For The Sauce

A few minutes before the wings are done, you will need to make a sticky simple syrup that will be added to the Asian sauce.  To do this, place water and sugar in a large skillet. Stir to combine.

Bring this mixture to a boil on medium heat, and once boiling, let it cook for one minute, stirring often. IMPORTANT: Make sure to only cook it for ONE minute, otherwise it might harden up!

Finishing The Asian Sauce

Once the syrup has cooked for one minute, immediately add the reserved Asian sauce into the skillet. Stir to combine, and cook this sauce on low heat for about 2 minutes, stirring often, until it has thickened.

Sticky syrup is cooked, then Asian sauce is added to skillet for chicken wings sauce.

Broil Wings After Baking, To Desired Crispness

As soon as the baked Asian chicken wings are done baking, turn on the broiler element for the oven. Move the chicken wings on the baking sheet up in oven until they are about 6-8 inches from the broiler.

Let the wings broil until they become crispy, but make sure to keep your eye on them so they won’t burn.  Turn the wings over and crisp up the other side under the broiler, then remove from oven. This step will only take a few minutes total! Remove from oven once done.

Prepare Baked Asian Chicken Wings For Serving

Place the baked and broiled chicken wings into a large bowl. Pour the warm Asian sauce over the top, then toss gently, to fully coat the wings with the sauce.

The photo on the left (below) is how the chicken looked after broiling. The pic on the right (below) is how the baked Asian chicken wings looked, once the yummy sauce had been added to coat them!

The wings come out of oven and are tossed in sauce to become Baked Asian Chicken Wings.

Now all that is left to do is to serve the wings!  Place the baked Asian chicken wings onto a serving platter, and sprinkle lightly with sesame seeds. You can also add some fresh cilantro (optional) if you want, for extra color!

The baked Asian chicken wings are served, garnished with sesame seeds.

That’s it! This recipe, as written below, will make a dozen YUMMY baked Asian chicken wings, but can be easily doubled!  We enjoyed these wings while watching the super bowl, along with a delicious batch of Buffalo Honey Hot Wings!

A green plate, with baked Asian chicken wings, is ready to serve and eat!

Hope you have an opportunity to make these delicious appetizers for a family get together, a party, or just a “lay on the couch in sweat pants and watch sports all afternoon” day. I really think you will enjoy these wings… they taste wonderful!

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Recipe Adapted From: http://carlsbadcravings.com/recipe/baked-sticky-general-tsos-chicken-wings/

Baked Asian Chicken Wings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Baked Asian Chicken Wings are seasoned with spice rub, baked, then glazed with a sticky soy/Sriracha/sesame sauce before serving as an appetizer or main dish!
Category: Appetizers, Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: baked Asian chicken wings
Servings: 24 wings
Calories Per Serving: 136 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 24 chicken wings , skin on, rinsed and patted dry
  • Sesame seeds, to garnish when serving wings
For Spice Rub:
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon (EACH) salt, garlic powder and onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For Asian Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup dry sherry
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Sriracha sauce (or Asian hot chili sauce) , can double amt. if you like the heat
  • Tablespoons ginger, freshly grated
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper (a pinch)
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
For Sticky Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Mix ingredients for spice rub in a small bowl, then set aside.

  2. Lay chicken wings on several layers of paper towels; pat them dry. Place wings into a large mixing bowl (or freezer bag), and sprinkle with spice rub. If you are doubling the recipe, make sure to do this step in two batches. Toss the chicken several times until all wings have been evenly coated on all sides.

  3. Cover a baking sheet with foil; spray with non-stick baking spray. Lay seasoned wings out on the foil, in a single layer, with space between each one. Bake at 400° F. on the middle rack in oven for 45-50 minutes, until nice and golden brown.

  4. While wings are cooking, prepare the Asian sauce that will cover the wings, once done. Whisk together soy sauce, dry sherry, water, sesame seed oil, grated ginger, Sriracha sauce, minced garlic cloves, salt, pepper and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set the sauce aside, while you make a simple syrup.

  5. A few minutes before wings are done, make a sticky simple syrup that will be added to the Asian sauce.  To do this, place water and sugar in a large skillet. Stir to combine. Bring this to a boil on medium heat; once boiling, let it cook for one minute, stirring often. IMPORTANT: Make sure to only cook it for ONE minute, otherwise it might harden up! Once it has cooked for one minute, immediately add the reserved Asian sauce. Stir to combine, and cook on low heat for about 2 minutes, stirring often, until it has thickened.

  6. As soon as the wings are done baking, turn on the broiler element for the oven. Move the chicken wings on the baking sheet up in oven until they are about 6-8 inches away from the broiler. Let the wings broil until they become crispy, but  keep your eye on them so they don't burn.  Turn the wings over and crisp up the other side under the broiler. This step will only take a few minutes total! Remove from oven, once done. 

  7. Place hot chicken wings into a large bowl. Pour warm Asian sauce over the top, then toss gently to fully coat the wings with sauce. Transfer wings onto a serving platter, and sprinkle lightly with sesame seeds. You can also add some fresh cilantro (optional) if you want, for extra color! Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Baked Asian Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving (1 wing)
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Baked Asian Chicken Wings are seasoned with spice rub, baked, then glazed with a sticky soy/Sriracha/sesame sauce before serving as an appetizer or main dish!