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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Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

You will enjoy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal! The flavor of banana bread permeates baked oatmeal, in this filling and delicious family-friendly breakfast!You will enjoy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal! The flavor of banana bread permeates baked oatmeal, in this filling and delicious family-friendly breakfast!

The other day I was looking at recipes online (a hobby of mine), and discovered this one for Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal. I love banana bread and I love oatmeal, so I had a hunch I would enjoy this breakfast treat. Yep- I was right… this is a delicious, filling, flavor-filled breakfast!

The recipe calls for all the goodies found in a good loaf of banana nut bread. This includes bananas, pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg, etc.. This difference is this recipe uses old-fashioned rolled oats, and is baked in a casserole dish! The baked oatmeal is really delicious, and the taste kind of reminds me of my Mom’s Banana Nut Bread.

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Here’s How Easy It Is To Make Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl (oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt).

Rolled oats and spices in white bowl

Melt the butter and add it to the dry ingredients. Stir the ingredients together, to combine.

Melted butter poured into dry ingredients in bowl

In a separate bowl, mix together milk, mashed banana, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture, and stir. Add the chopped pecans and mix well.

Mashed banana, milk, etc. added to oats in bowl

Spray an 8″ square baking dish with non-stick spray (or grease with butter). Pour the baked oatmeal batter into the prepared dish.

Banana Oats in white 8x8 inch baking dish

Time To Bake the Oatmeal

Bake the oatmeal in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Mine took 30 minutes to completely firm up in the middle. During the last 5 minutes of baking time, I placed a cookie sheet with extra chopped pecans in the oven to lightly toast (to be used as garnish later… optional).

When the dish is finished baking, remove the pan of banana bread baked oatmeal and sheet of toasted pecans to a wire rack. Sprinkle the top of the oatmeal with toasted chopped pecans. The next thing you do is to let the hot baked oatmeal cool down to room temperature.

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal baked and out of oven

You can eat the banana bread baked oatmeal warm, but I truly think it tastes best when eaten at room temperature. Once totally cooled, it was easier to cut into pieces, but ultimately… just serve it however you prefer.

Once the oatmeal has cooled, cut it into slices, and serve. You could bake this the night before you want to serve it, so it’s ready to go in the morning. Yum… this baked oatmeal tastes like banana bread, but it’s packed with oats! The old fashioned oats make it an even more filling and nutritious breakfast treat!

Piece of baked banana bread oatmeal on plate with a fork

I’m glad I tried this recipe for banana bread baked oatmeal. I hope you will consider making it, as well. The leftovers the next day were wonderful! This baked oatmeal is really delicious…and is a great way to get kids (and grown-ups – *cough, cough*) to “eat their oatmeal”!

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Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
You will enjoy Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal! The flavor of banana bread permeates baked oatmeal, in this filling and delicious family-friendly breakfast!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked oatmeal
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 372 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons butter , melted
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup mashed banana (this was about 2 medium bananas, mashed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pecans (or walnuts), chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped pecans , toasted (for garnish-optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray or butter an 8" square baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix well.
  3. Melt butter in microwave safe dish. Add to oat mixture; stir to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, mashed banana, egg, and vanilla extract. Add to the flour mixture, and stir well, to fully mix ingredients. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Test it to make sure it is done in the center. When baked oatmeal is done, remove pan to a wire rack, and let cool. Sprinkle toasted pecans on top, if desired. Serve warm, or let cool completely to room temperature before serving.
Optional- during the last 5 minutes of baking time, place the 3 Tablespoons of chopped pecans on a baking sheet and place into hot oven (do this if you want to garnish oatmeal with toasted pecans).
    Nutrition Facts
    Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 372 Calories from Fat 162
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 18g28%
    Saturated Fat 5g31%
    Cholesterol 46mg15%
    Sodium 294mg13%
    Potassium 498mg14%
    Carbohydrates 45g15%
    Fiber 5g21%
    Sugar 21g23%
    Protein 8g16%
    Vitamin A 395IU8%
    Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
    Calcium 175mg18%
    Iron 1.9mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Dover Sole In A Browned Butter Lemon Sauce

    Dover sole fillets are pan-seared, then drizzled in a browned butter lemon herb sauce in this easy to prepare, delicious, low-calorie seafood dish!Dover sole fillets are pan-seared, then drizzled in a browned butter lemon herb sauce in this easy to prepare, delicious, low-calorie seafood dish!Well, I was walking through a local store the other day and found a package of frozen Dover Sole fillets on sale. I bought them and made this light and delicious recipe for Dover sole in a browned butter lemon sauce (commonly called Dover Sole Meunière). Pretty sure $6.08 (my cost) is a good price for 2-3 main course servings (and it beats fast food)!

    I found the recipe on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try. Sure glad to have cooked it, as my husband and I really thought the fish had a great taste, due to a browned butter sauce with fresh squeezed lemon juice, fresh parsley and oregano, cooked and spooned over the lightly browned pan cooked fish.

    Anytime I find a simple to prepare, good sounding recipe (with only a few ingredients) is a winning combo for me. Here’s how to make this:

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    Prepare The Dover Sole

    The recipe calls for four (4 ounce) Dover sole fillets. The fillets are very thin, and my package contained 6 of them (a couple were small), so I made the whole package. Rinse and dry the fish, then lightly season each piece with salt and pepper. *Note: Some recipes for this classic Dover sole dish call for dredging the fish in flour before cooking, but the recipe I was using did not, which is why I tried it!

    Dover sole fillets ready to cook.

    Heat 2 Tablespoons butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Cook the butter until it turns a golden brown color ( a lot of the “foaming” will settle down).

    Butter is melted, then browned in a large skillet.

    Cook The Dover Sole Fillets

    Gently add the fish pieces to the hot skillet. Cook 2-3 minutes on the first side (the bottom edges will begin to turn light brown). CAREFULLY turn the fish to the other side (the fillets are usually very thin…they will tear easily if you are not extremely careful).

    Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes on other side, until fish is done.  Carefully remove fish to a baking sheet; keep fish warm while you make the sauce.

    Seasoned Dover sole fillets added to brown butter in skillet.

    Without wiping out the skillet, add remaining 3 Tablespoons butter to the pan. Let it melt and cook until the butter has turned brown.  Once butter has a golden brown color, add the juice of one lemon.

    (*Note: I cut a couple thin slices off before juicing to use as a garnish on finished fish), chopped fresh parsley and fresh oregano (oregano is totally optional, but adds a bit more flavor to the sauce). Stir to fully combine herbs and butter/lemon sauce.

    Lemon juice, oregano and parsley added to browned butter sauce for dover sole.

    Remove sauce from stove. Place one or two fish fillets onto individual serving plates; spoon some of the sauce over the top of the fish. If desired, you can also garnish each portion with a thin slice of lemon.

    I served the fish with a side of roasted broccoli/red peppers and some Easy Homemade Rice Pilaf.  And… in case you’re wondering…It was absolutely delicious (and NOT “fishy tasting”), filling, but not “gut-bomb” heavy!

    Dover sole in a browned butter lemon sauce, served with rice pilaf and broccoli.

    This was such a simple, delicious, easy meal to prepare. My husband and I agreed we will enjoy having this again! If you enjoy Dover sole, you will LOVE my recipes for Dover Sole Fillets with Mango Avocado Salsa OR  Baked Dover Sole Rollatini! Hope you will check out the recipes!

    Have a wonderful day… the sun is finally out here in Portland and it is stunningly gorgeous as I write this blog post. After several weeks of rain, I can honestly tell you we are THRILLED!

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    Dover Sole In A Browned Butter Lemon Sauce
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     
    Dover sole fillets are pan-seared, then drizzled in a browned butter lemon herb sauce in this easy to prepare, delicious, low-calorie seafood dish!
    Category: Entree, Seafood
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: dover sole
    Servings: 3 servings
    Calories Per Serving: 301 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 4-6 (4 ounce) Dover sole fillets
    • Salt and pepper
    • 5 Tablespoons butter , divided
    • Juice of 1 lemon (cut a couple thin slices for garnish before juicing, if desired)
    • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped parsley
    • 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano (completely optional)
    Instructions
    To cook fish:
    1. Rinse and dry pieces of fish. Lightly season each piece with salt and pepper.
    2. Melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a large skillet on medium heat until golden brown (and a lot of the "foaminess" has settled down a bit). Carefully add the fish fillets to the hot skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes (the bottom edges of the fish will start to turn light brown in color).
    3. CAREFULLY turn the fillets with a large spatula (they will easily tear if not extremely careful). Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes on other side, until done, spooning melted butter over the top of fish as it cooks. Carefully remove fish to a large platter or dish, and keep warm while you make the sauce. Do not clean out the skillet.
    4. To make sauce:
    5. Using same skillet you cooked fish in, melt remaining 3 Tablespoons butter on medium heat. Let it cook until it turns golden brown (but do not let it burn). Add juice of lemon , chopped parsley, and oregano (if using) to skillet. Stir to combine ingredients. Remove pan from heat.
    6. Place 1-2 pieces of fish onto individual serving plate, then spoon some of the sauce and herbs over the top of the fish. Garnish with a thin slice of lemon and additional parsley, if desired. Enjoy!
    Nutrition Facts
    Dover Sole In A Browned Butter Lemon Sauce
    Amount Per Serving (1 fillet)
    Calories 301 Calories from Fat 162
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 18g28%
    Saturated Fat 11g69%
    Cholesterol 50mg17%
    Sodium 167mg7%
    Vitamin A 695IU14%
    Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
    Calcium 6mg1%
    Iron 0.1mg1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Chocolate Chip-Coconut Monkey Bread Minis

    Chocolate Chip Coconut Monkey Bread Minis are a yummy, hand-held version of this breakfast treat! They’re filled with chocolate chips, coconut, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon!Monkey Bread Minis are a yummy, hand-held version of this breakfast treat! They're filled with chocolate chips, coconut, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon!
    Recently I made an eggs, bacon, and biscuit breakfast for my husband and I, but had some leftover biscuit dough. I decided to create miniature, hand-held monkey bread using the leftover dough. These yummy Chocolate Chip Coconut Monkey Bread Minis were the result!

    I didn’t use a recipe, but instead, just went with what I knew would work (based on making monkey bread previously). The decision was made to add coconut and chocolate chips to the middle, as a nice surprise!  These chocolate chip coconut monkey bread minis are very easy to make.

    Since I was using canned biscuits (Grands), I only had 4 rounds of biscuit dough left over, so the recipe I post will make 4, but it is absolutely easy to double the recipe if you have more mouths to feed. Here’s how I made these chocolate chip coconut monkey bread minis. Let me tell you… they are incredibly delicious!

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    How To Make Chocolate Chip Coconut Monkey Bread Minis

    You will need to start with biscuit dough, right out of the can! I used Grands biscuits, because they are so big!

    Canned biscuit dough is used to make monkey bread minis.

    Using kitchen scissors, cut each biscuit in half.  Next, cut each biscuit  half into 3 pieces. Note that each biscuit will end up being cut in 6 pieces when done.

    Each piece of biscuit dough for the monkey bread minis is cut into 6 pieces

    Let the Biscuit Pieces Go Swimming In Butter

    Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Dip each piece of biscuit in the melted butter. Make sure to turn each piece over, to fully coat with butter.

    Monkey bread minis dough is tossed in melted butrer.

    Put all the buttered biscuit pieces in large bowl. Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon (I didn’t measure… just eyeballed it!) This is what it looked like.

    Buttered monkey bread minis are liberally sprinkled with cinnamon.

    Add the brown sugar, and stir to completely coat the biscuit pieces.

    Brown sugar is added to the monkey bread minis in bowl.

    Prepare Chocolate Chip Coconut Monkey Bread Minis For Baking

    Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray. Place 3 biscuit pieces into each of the 4 muffin cups.

    Three pieces of monkey bread minis dough is placed in each of 4 muffin tins.

    Add the shredded coconut and chocolate chips to the monkey bread minis. I didn’t measure, but estimate it is about a teaspoon of each per muffin cup.

    Chocolate chips and coconut are added to monkey bread minis.

    Place 3 more biscuit pieces over the top of the chocolate chips. Once that’s done, top the monkey bread minis with any butter/brown sugar mixture left in bowl.

    More dough and butter brown sugar topping is added to monkey bread minis in muffin tins.

    Place a few chocolate chips (pointy side down) into the top of each of the monkey bread minis.

    A few chocolate chips are added to tops of monkey bread minis.

    Bake The Monkey Bread Minis

    Place the monkey bread minis in a preheated 350 degree oven. I baked them for 17 minutes (check them around the 15 minute mark). When done, they should be golden brown and not look “doughy” on top.

    Place the hot muffin tin on a wire rack. Let cool for 5 minutes, then carefully removed the the monkey bread minis. You can use a large kitchen spoon to scoop the monkey bread minis out without any trouble. Once removed from pan, let them cool down a bit.

    Chocolate chip coconut monkey bread minis are baked, then cool down on parchment paper.

    You can pull away the pieces just as you would do with monkey bread. Make sure to enjoy the chocolate chip coconut monkey bread minis while warm. You can also simply eat them just like a muffin!

    I cut one in half so you can see the inside. See how the monkey bread minis are filled with melted chocolate chips and coconut? YUMMO!

    Chocolate Chip Coconut Monkey Bread Minis are cut in half to show insides

    These monkey bread minis are so good! The flavors of butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, chocolate and coconut really come together. I hope you enjoy this portable, handheld miniature version of a fun (and somewhat decadent) breakfast treat!!! The recipe can easily be doubled, as well.  Really hope you will give these a try.

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    Chocolate Chip-Coconut Monkey Bread Minis
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    17 mins
    Total Time
    27 mins
     

    Chocolate Chip Coconut Monkey Bread Minis are a yummy, hand-held version of this breakfast treat! They're filled with chocolate chips, coconut, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon!

    Category: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: monkey bread minis
    Servings: 4 servings
    Calories Per Serving: 479 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 4 large biscuit dough rounds (I used Grands because they are big)
    • 1/2 cup butter , melted
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (approx.)
    • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 4 Tablespoons shredded coconut flakes
    • 4 Tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips (plus a few more for top of dough)
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter. Pour into a large mixing bowl.

    2. Cut each piece of biscuit dough in half, then cut each half into 3 pieces. (I used kitchen scissors). Toss the biscuit pieces into the butter. Stir to completely coat each piece with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon, then add brown sugar. Stir to fully coat pieces of dough.

    3. Spray 4 muffin cups with non-stick spray. Place 3 pieces of dough into each of 4 muffin cups. Add 1 Tablespoon of coconut followed by 1 Tablespoon chocolate chips per muffin cup. Top each one with 3 more pieces of dough. If desired, poke a few extra chocolate chips into the top of the dough (point side down to make it stick into the dough). Spoon any leftover brown sugar/butter mixture onto top of each one.
    4. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 17 minutes (check them at 15 minutes since oven times vary). When done, they should be golden brown in color (and the top should be cooked through and not "doughy" looking). Let them cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then carefully lift them out to a wire rack to cool. (I used a large serving spoon to scoop all the way under the finished mini monkey breads and to get them out in one piece). Let cool slightly, then serve. Enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    This recipe is for 4 servings, but can EASILY be doubled, if you have more mouths to feed. Leftovers can be re-warmed in a microwave on a low temperature setting.

    Nutrition Facts
    Chocolate Chip-Coconut Monkey Bread Minis
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 479 Calories from Fat 315
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 35g54%
    Saturated Fat 20g125%
    Cholesterol 62mg21%
    Sodium 481mg21%
    Potassium 189mg5%
    Carbohydrates 38g13%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 23g26%
    Protein 3g6%
    Vitamin A 710IU14%
    Calcium 46mg5%
    Iron 2.1mg12%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Easy Homemade Rice Pilaf

    Homemade rice pilaf is delicious, and is a perfect side dish for beef, poultry, and seafood. Who needs a box mix when it can easily be made from scratch?Homemade rice pilaf is delicious, and is a perfect side dish for beef, poultry, and seafood. Who needs a box mix when it can easily be made from scratch?

    Do you buy rice pilaf from a box on the grocery store shelf? What if I told you it’s VERY easy to make your own and it tastes FANTASTIC?!!! That’s right… this Easy Homemade Rice Pilaf is my latest recipe “find” and it is amazing. Seriously GOOD.

    I love rice pilaf, and have been buying boxes of it (“The San Francisco Treat” – wink, wink) for years and years, until I found this recipe. This homemade rice pilaf is delicious, very easy to make, and is my new “go to” homemade rice pilaf recipe.

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    How To Make Easy Homemade Rice Pilaf

    Melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a medium-sized  skillet. Add orzo pasta and the black wild rice to the skillet. Cook the rice on medium-low heat, stirring often, until the orzo becomes golden brown in color.

    Orzo and wild rice cook in butter in skillet

    Add the diced onions and continue cooking until the onions have softened and become translucent in color. Toss in the minced garlic, and cook for an additional minute.

    Chopped onions are cooked with orzo and wild rice for homemade rice pilaf.

    Add the white rice, salt, pepper, turmeric and chicken broth to the skillet, and stir well, to combine.

    White rice and seasonings are added to the homemade rice pilaf in skillet.

    Let The Rice Pilaf Cook 

    Bring the mixture to a boil, and stir the rice often. Once the liquid is boiling, reduce the heat to Low. Put a cover/lid on the skillet, and continue to cook rice for 25-30 minutes. *Note: Check the rice at 25 minutes. If it’s almost done, but not all the way done, add a little water, and give it a quick stir. Try cooking it for another 5 minutes, to be sure the rice is completely done.

    Chicken broth is added to homemade rice pilaf, then cooked.

    Here is a photo (below) of what the homemade rice pilaf looked like when it was done. The rice will be soft, and the black wild rice will have a touch of firmness. It looks very similar to what you get from a boxed mix (but honestly think it tasted better).

    Easy Homemade Rice Pilaf is fully cooked and ready to serve.

    When the rice is done, remove skillet from the heat. Take the lid off the skillet, and let the rice stand (uncovered) for a couple minutes. Fluff the homemade rice pilaf with a fork, and serve!

    Rice pilaf is garnished with dried parsley, in a bowl.

    Serve The Homemade Rice Pilaf

    I served the homemade rice pilaf to accompany a chicken dinner I made recently (Rosemary Chicken With Caramelized Onion Wine Sauce). We’ve also enjoyed this homemade rice pilaf as a side dish for seafood and pork chops, which was also delicious.

    This flavorful rice is a perfect side dish for beef, poultry, pork or seafood, and in my book, you can’t beat that! The leftovers are incredible, too (with a good stir and a quick heat up in the microwave!).

    Homemade rice pilaf, served with peas and chicken.

    I really hope you will give this delicious homemade rice pilaf a try. We LOVE it, and it’s now been added to our regular rotation. It’s wonderful being able to make rice pilaf from scratch! It sure saves unnecessary trips to the grocery store!

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    Easy Homemade Rice Pilaf
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    25 mins
    Total Time
    35 mins
     
    Homemade rice pilaf is delicious, and is a perfect side dish for beef, poultry, and seafood. Who needs a box mix when it can easily be made from scratch?
    Category: Side Dishes
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: homemade rice pilaf
    Servings: 6 servings
    Calories Per Serving: 152 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 2 Tablespoons butter
    • 1/2 cup orzo
    • 1/2 medium brown onion , diced
    • 2 cloves garlic , minced
    • 1/2 cup white rice
    • 1 Tablespoon black wild rice
    • Salt and pepper , to taste
    • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric (a spice, gives the rice it's yellow color & it's good for you!)
    • 2 cups chicken broth
    Instructions
    1. Melt butter in medium skillet. Add orzo and black wild rice; cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the orzo is golden brown in color (about 5 minutes).
    2. Add diced onion and cook until onions soften and are translucent. Add minced garlic; cook for one minute, stirring often.
    3. Add white rice, salt and pepper, turmeric, and chicken broth. Stir to combine.
    4. Cook mixture until the liquid comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to Low, put a lid on the skillet. Continue simmering the rice for 25 minutes. When done, the rice will be softened, and the liquid will be absorbed.
    5. *Test the rice at the 25 minute mark. If the rice is in need of a bit more cooking (but most liquid is absorbed already), add just a touch more water, and cook for another 5 minutes. The black wild rice will still be a bit firmer than the rest of the rice... (that's okay).
    6. When rice is done, remove the skillet from the heat. Take off lid, and let it stand for a couple minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork, and serve. Enjoy!
    Nutrition Facts
    Easy Homemade Rice Pilaf
    Amount Per Serving (1 g)
    Calories 152 Calories from Fat 36
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 4g6%
    Saturated Fat 2g13%
    Cholesterol 10mg3%
    Sodium 322mg14%
    Potassium 132mg4%
    Carbohydrates 24g8%
    Protein 3g6%
    Vitamin A 115IU2%
    Vitamin C 6.2mg8%
    Calcium 14mg1%
    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.

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    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.

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

    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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    Lemon Coffee Cake Muffins

    Enjoy one of these jumbo lemon coffee cake muffins with lemon glaze, and start the day with a smile! Make 6 JUMBO muffins or 12 regular muffins.Enjoy one of these jumbo lemon coffee cake muffins with lemon glaze, and start the day with a smile! Make 6 JUMBO muffins or 12 regular muffins.

    Anyone out there want a JUMBO sized Lemon Coffee Cake Muffin for breakfast? Here’s a recipe I found on Pinterest that makes 6 tasty jumbo sized (or 12 small) muffins!

    I tried this recipe because it looked good, and I love lemon flavored muffins, cupcakes, scones, etc.).  Anyways, I received a jumbo muffin pan (6 cups) as a gift, and was aching to give it a “test drive”, so this is the recipe I chose.

    I made these muffins several months ago, but am just now getting around to posting the recipe. It’s fairly straightforward and easy to make these lemon coffee cake muffins. Because I chose to make JUMBO muffins, the calorie count is high, but you can easily make 12 “normal” sized muffins (for less calories).

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    Make The Streusel Topping

    Mix up the flour, brown sugar, salt and cold butter for the streusel with a pastry cutter. You could also use a food processor and give it a few pulses.

    Making the streusel topping for the muffins in a food processor.

    Once mixed, the butter in the streusel should be about the size of small peas. When the streusel is done, refrigerate it until ready to add to the muffin tops.

    The streusel topping is ready to add to the muffin batter on top.

    Make The Lemon Muffin Batter

    To make the muffin batter, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, and then set aside.  In a mixing bowl (or stand mixer), beat the butter and granulated sugar on medium low power until creamy.

    Butter and sugar is mixed to begin making the muffin batter.

    Stir in lemon zest, then add one egg at a time (while beating on LOW). Add the vanilla, and blend well (making sure to scrape down sides of bowl). Pour in 1/3 of the buttermilk, then 1/3 of flour mixture, and continue beating on low. Add the rest of the  buttermilk and flour in 1/3 increments until all have been incorporated..

    Batter for the lemon coffee cake muffins is finished mixing.

    Evenly divide the batter into 6 large greased or buttered muffin cups (or 12, for smaller muffins).

    The batter is evenly divided into muffin tins.

    Top each muffin with the streusel topping. Completely cover the top of each muffin.

    Streusel topping is added to the top of the lemon coffee cake muffins before baking.

    Bake The Lemon Coffee Cake Muffins

    Bake the muffins at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until done. Stick a toothpick into the center of a muffin to test for doneness. If it comes out clean (without batter), then the lemon coffee cake muffins are done. Remove the muffin tin to a wire rack to let the muffins cool when they are finished baking. Let the muffins cool completely in the muffin tin.

    Make The Lemon Glaze While Muffins Cool

    While muffins are cooling, make the lemon glaze, by mixing powdered sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice until smooth.

    A lemon glaze is mixed to drizzle on the finished muffins.

    Time To Glaze The Lemon Coffee Cake Muffins!

    Once the muffins have cooled, gently transfer them out of the muffin tin to a wire rack. Place aluminum foil under the rack to catch any drips from the glaze! When the lemon coffee cake muffins are at room temperature, drizzle the lemon glaze over the top of each one. I even let it run down the sides! Let the glaze firm up, then serve, and enjoy!

    Once glaze has been drizzled on the lemon coffee cake muffins, they are ready to eat.

    Hope you enjoy these lemon coffee cake muffins! Have a great day. The JUMBO muffins have lots of calories, so I’ve also included the caloric count for standard sized muffins in the printable recipe below, as well. Have a good day!

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    Lemon Coffee Cake Muffins
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    45 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr
     

    Enjoy one of these jumbo lemon coffee cake muffins with lemon glaze, and start the day with a smile! Make 6 JUMBO muffins or 12 regular muffins.

    Category: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: lemon coffee cake muffins
    Servings: 6 huge muffins
    Calories Per Serving: 985 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    For The Muffin Batter:
    • 2 cups all purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup butter , room temperature
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Lemon Zest
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    For The Streusel Topping:
    • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup butter , chilled
    For The Glaze:
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 3 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
    Instructions
    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Butter or spray a jumbo (6 cup) muffin pan OR a regular 12 cup muffin pan.
    2. Make the streusel by combining flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in chilled butter with a pastry cutter OR pulse in a food processor until butter is size of small peas and evenly distributed. Refrigerate mix.
    3. To make muffins: Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in large bowl; set this aside. In a separate bowl (or stand mixer), beat the butter and sugar on medium low until mixture is creamy. Add the lemon zest, then slowly add one egg at a time (while beating on low and scraping down edges), until fully combined. Add vanilla extract and blend.
    4. Alternate adding 1/3 of buttermilk and 1/3 of the flour mixture, blending together until all has been added and mixed into batter. Divide batter into 6 greased jumbo muffin cups (or 12 regular muffin cups). Distribute the streusel over the entire surface of each muffin.
    5. Bake muffins (jumbo sized) in 350 preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until done. (If you are making 12 regular sized muffins, make sure to reduce the cooking time!). You can test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into center of muffin. If it comes out clean, muffins are done. Let muffins cool completely in the pan, then remove muffins to a wire rack (with a piece of aluminum foil underneath to catch drips from glaze).

    6. To make glaze, whisk the powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice together. Drizzle the glaze over the tops of the cooled muffins. Let sit until glaze firms up, then serve and enjoy!
    Recipe Notes

    NOTE: If making 12 muffins (standard size), the calories per muffin is 492. Remember to reduce cooking time if you are preparing 12 muffins instead of 6 jumbo sized muffins. 

    Nutrition Facts
    Lemon Coffee Cake Muffins
    Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
    Calories 985 Calories from Fat 378
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 42g65%
    Saturated Fat 26g163%
    Cholesterol 161mg54%
    Sodium 1369mg60%
    Potassium 276mg8%
    Carbohydrates 143g48%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 82g91%
    Protein 12g24%
    Vitamin A 1325IU27%
    Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
    Calcium 131mg13%
    Iron 4.1mg23%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is a creamy, delicious, easy to prepare side dish with a few simple ingredients! It’s so good it will have you saying “Aloha”.Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is a creamy, delicious, easy to prepare side dish with a few simple ingredients! It's so good it will have you saying "Aloha!"I found a simple recipe for a Hawaiian Macaroni Salad while searching online the other day. I first tried Hawaiian macaroni salad (and loved it) several months ago, when our oldest son dropped by our home with pulled pork and macaroni salad he picked up from a local, well known authentic Hawaiian restaurant.

    We loved this recipe!  I grew up not really liking “regular” macaroni salad, due to all the sweet pickle relish my Mom put in the recipe (not a big fan!). Perhaps that is why I really like this simple, creamy Hawaiian-style macaroni salad, made with a few simple ingredients (and no pickle relish!) Finely shredded carrots are what give this tasty salad it’s slight orange coloring. Here’s how to make this fantastic “Hawaiian-style” side dish:

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    How To Make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

    Cook one pound (16 ounces) of elbow macaroni according to package instructions.

    Cooking macaroni for Hawaiian salad

    Finely shred the carrots and onion while the macaroni is cooking. I used the smaller opening of my hand grater to finely shred both the carrots and the onion.

    Onion and carrot is shredded for Hawaiian macaroni salad.

    Drain Macaroni, But Do Not Let It Cool

    When the macaroni has finished cooking, drain it well, but don’t let it cool off. Just let the water drain out, but don’t rinse the noodles. The hot macaroni will absorb more if it mixed while still hot.

    Macaroni noodles are cooked, then drained.

    Put the macaroni in a bowl, or container with a lid.  While the macaroni is still hot, add apple cider vinegar, carrots and onion. Stir well. After ingredients are mixed together, let it cool for about 15 minutes.

    Carrots, onions and apple cider vinegar added to cooked macaroni.

    While macaroni is cooling off, mix together mayonnaise, milk and sugar in a separate container. Once macaroni is completely cool, add the mayonnaise mixture; gently stir it in, until ingredients are fully combined.

    Mayonnaise mixture added to Hawaiian macaroni salad in bowl.

    Time To Refrigerate The Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

    After ingredients are completely mixed together, add salt and black pepper, to taste. At this point the salad will seem “wet” , but never fear! The macaroni will absorb lots of the moisture as it refrigerates.

    Salad is mixed well, then refrigerated to absorb flavors and sauce.

    Cover the salad and refrigerate for at LEAST 4 hours (trust me, the longer it refrigerates, the better it tastes!). Make sure to give it a stir before serving, then enjoy this great side dish with some pulled pork (and rice), for an authentic Hawaiian meal!

    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is ready to eat!

    I’m really glad I made this Hawaiian macaroni salad. I kept coming back and having a few bites of it here and there (couldn’t stay out of it!).  I even invited our son over to taste test it, and he loved it (and took some home for later)!  It is (or WAS… we scarfed it) delicious, simple to prepare, very creamy (like it’s supposed to be), and a great side dish. Hope you’ll give it a try!

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    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is a creamy, delicious, easy to prepare side dish with a few simple ingredients! It's so good it will have you saying "Aloha!"

    Category: Salad/Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Hawaiian macaroni salad
    Servings: 10 servings
    Calories Per Serving: 561 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 1 pound elbow macaroni , uncooked
    • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 2 large carrots , finely shredded
    • 1/4 cup finely shredded onion
    • 2 1/2 cups mayonnaise (Best Foods or Hellman's recommended by original source)
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
    • Salt and pepper , to taste
    Instructions
    1. Prepare the elbow macaroni, according to package instructions. When done, drain macaroni and put it into a large bowl while still hot.
    2. While the macaroni is hot, add the apple cider vinegar, shredded carrots and shredded onion. Stir and mix well. Let the macaroni cool down for 15 minutes.
    3. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, milk, and granulated sugar together until fully combined. Gently stir in the mayonnaise mixture into the macaroni (which is now at room temp). Stir until all ingredients are fully coated. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
    4. Cover bowl; place salad in refrigerator for at least 4 hours (or overnight-the longer it refrigerates, the better it will taste!). When ready to serve, give the salad a light stir... and enjoy!
    Nutrition Facts
    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
    Amount Per Serving (1 g)
    Calories 561 Calories from Fat 378
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 42g65%
    Saturated Fat 6g38%
    Cholesterol 23mg8%
    Sodium 369mg16%
    Potassium 166mg5%
    Carbohydrates 36g12%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 4g4%
    Protein 6g12%
    Vitamin A 2085IU42%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 25mg3%
    Iron 0.7mg4%
    * 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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    Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola

    It’s easy to bake up a batch of Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola to have around for a delicious, family-friendly breakfast treat!Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    I recently saw a recipe on Pinterest for Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola. Because I love to make (and eat) granola, I decided to give this slightly decadent sounding recipe a try! I love to sprinkle granola on top of vanilla Greek yogurt as a breakfast treat, so I was all over this recipe when I saw it. Guess what? It’s even good sprinkled on top of a scoop of ice cream (at least that’s the word on the street).

    Granola with coconut and pecans and chocolate chips? Be still my heart. Did I also mention that the coconut and pecans are slightly toasted by the end of the baking time (which makes them even more delicious!)? Yes, please.

    The recipe is a cinch to make with only a few ingredients. The prep time is 5 minutes, and the coconut pecan granola is baked for only 30 minutes. That’s it!! Before you have time to think about it, the granola is done… and your home will smell wonderfully “coconut-y”! Here’s what you do:

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    How To Make Coconut Pecan Granola

    Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Place the oats, coconut and chopped pecans in a large mixing bowl.

    Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

    In a separate microwave safe bowl, combine the coconut oil and honey. Cook in microwave on high for about 25-30 seconds to melt the honey and coconut oil.

    Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

    Remove the bowl from the microwave, and stir until smooth.  Pour the honey and oil mixture into the bowl with the oats, etc. Stir well to combine ingredients.

    Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

    Once the mixture is evenly coated, spread the granola out on silicone baking mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.

    Bake The Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola

    Bake the coconut pecan chocolate chip granola at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. Halfway though the baking time, give the mixture a quick little stir and re-distribute the granola on sheet.

    Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

    Once the granola is done, let it cool (it will be soft, but will become firmer and crunchier as the mixture cools down). Let the coconut pecan granola cool completely on the baking sheet, then pour into a bowl.

    Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

    Add Chocolate Chips To The Cooled Granola

    Once the granola is completely cool, add the chocolate chips; stir to combine. Your granola is now ready to enjoy as a breakfast treat, a snack, or a topping for ice cream, etc.

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    Store the coconut pecan chocolate chip granola in a covered container. I found that the recipe as written makes exactly a quart of granola, so I stored it in a quart sized canning jar. I wanted to try this granola before increasing the quantity, but now that I’ve tasted just how yummy it is, NEXT TIME I will make a DOUBLE batch, so we will have more!

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    If you like granola, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this recipe. You might also like to try my recipes for Gingerbread Granola and  Cranberry Almond Granola.  Sure hope you will give either these recipes a try! I sincerely wish for you a wonderful day… filled with hope and encouragement for your heart and soul!

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    Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    35 mins
     

    It's easy to bake up a batch of Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola to have around for a delicious, family-friendly breakfast treat!

    Category: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: coconut pecan granola
    Servings: 16 (1/4 cup each)
    Calories Per Serving: 154 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons honey
    • 2 cups old fashioned oats
    • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    Instructions
    1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees while preparing granola.
    2. Place oats, coconut, and chopped pecans in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
    3. In a microwave safe bowl, cook the honey and coconut oil for 25-30 seconds in microwave on high.
    4. Remove from microwave and stir until smooth. Pour the honey/oil mixture over the oats/coconut/pecan mixture. Stir well until well combined and coated.
    5. Evenly distribute the oat mixture onto a baking sheet that is lined with either a silicone mat, or parchment paper. Bake granola for 30 minutes, stirring it a bit and redistributing it half way through the cooking time. The granola will be golden brown when done. It will firm up as it cools, and get crunchy. Let the granola cool completely.
    6. Once granola is completely cooled down, add the chocolate chips and stir.
    7. Granola is now ready to enjoy! Store in a covered container.
    Recipe Notes

    Recipe makes approximately 4 cups granola total.

    Nutrition Facts
    Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola
    Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
    Calories 154 Calories from Fat 81
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 9g14%
    Saturated Fat 5g31%
    Sodium 8mg0%
    Potassium 94mg3%
    Carbohydrates 15g5%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 7g8%
    Protein 2g4%
    Calcium 11mg1%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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