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Tuscan Chicken Alfredo tastes like a restaurant quality meal!  You won’t be able to get over how amazing the creamy sauce is and how each bite just the perfect amount of spice to it.  This dish is loaded with tender chicken, sun dried tomatoes, and a lovely garlic sauce. Not only does it taste amazing but it’s easy to make.  The chicken is marinated before cooking, the sauce whisks together in no time, and the veggies add a little texture to each bite.  You might even find yourself licking your plate clean!   The recipe can be found here. Start by slicing the chicken.  I like to slice the chicken into 1-inch pieces, but you can use strips if you prefer.  Place the chicken in a bowl and pour the Roasted Red Pepper Salad Dressing over the top.  The chicken should be mostly coated but you can push it down … Continue reading

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Chicken Souvlaki is a classic Greek dish consisting of marinated grilled meat that is served with vegetables, creamy Tzatziki sauce, and pita bread.  It is a low carb, low in fat and very fresh.  So, for a very good reason, it’s a popular street food in Greece! Souvlaki means “meat on a skewer”.  Pork is the most common type of meat used but chicken, beef, and lamb are other options.  The recipe I am going to share with you today uses chicken.  It’s packed with flavor and will bring a taste of Greece to your kitchen! The recipe can be found here. This is a 3-part recipe.  You must prepare the chicken souvlaki (aka skewers), the yogurt sauce (tzatziki), and tomato cucumber salad.  Each has a vibrant, fresh taste.  You will feel satisfied without feeling full after this meal.  Let’s start with the chicken. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, … Continue reading

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Chicken.  Bacon.  Ranch.  Three things that pair amazingly well together.  Combine them in sandwich form and you have one mighty fine meal.  Think tender chicken, creamy ranch (which really goes with just about anything), and crispy bacon smothered between a bun with some melted cheese for good measure.  This is what dreams are made of.  I may be getting ahead of myself, but I do sure enjoy a good Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich! The recipe can be found here. Start by cooking the bacon according to package instructions.  I like to move the bacon to a paper towel lined plate to absorb some of the grease and set aside until I’m ready to use. Add the cream cheese to a large saucepan or pot and heat over medium-low heat.  Stir occasionally to melt the cream cheese.  Once it’s about halfway melted, add the entire packet of ranch seasoning (Ugh, it … Continue reading

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Flavorful and creamy Instant Pot Garlic Chicken Pasta will make weeknight cooking a breeze!  It’s rich, without being too rich, easy to make, and delicious.  Plus, it’s a one-pot meal because it is entirely made in the Instant Pot.  That’s a win-win for dishes and cleanup if you ask me. The chicken is simmered in a rich and creamy sauce that envelopes the tender pasta noodles.  Each bite is filled with wonderful flavor.  It’s like eating an alfredo sauce that doesn’t actually taste like alfredo.  This is a meal the whole family will enjoy!  You can jazz it up with some spinach leaves for added color or substitute the chicken for ground beef.  If you are looking for a vegetarian option, skip the meat and add mushrooms instead. The recipe can be found here. Start by adding salt, Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper to a large Ziploc … Continue reading

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Step up your Sloppy Joe game with Chicken Bacon Ranch Sloppy Joe’s!  Ready in under 30 minutes, these Sloppy Joe’s are a yummy mixture of chicken, bacon, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, and ranch seasoning all sandwiched between a bun.  If you’ve ever had anything chicken-bacon-ranch flavored before, you know what I’m talking about 😊  This recipe is a win! The recipe can be found here. Start by heating a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add the bacon and cook according to package instructions.  Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain some of the grease.  Do not drain the grease from the pan – you will be cooking the other ingredients in the bacon grease. Reduce the heat to medium and add the chopped onion.  Cook until soft and translucent.  This shouldn’t take long because the bacon grease will already be plenty hot! Add the ground chicken to the skillet and cook until … Continue reading

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Beer Can Whole Grilled Chicken is a fun way to cook chicken.  You need a beer can chicken stand to do this.  The stand along with the can of beer and chicken legs helps support the chicken on the grill, and the beer helps keep the chicken moist while grilling.  I don’t taste a lot of beer flavor in the chicken but if this is a concern of yours, you could easily swap out the beer for a can of pop – any cola flavor will work well.  Coca Cola or Dr Pepper seem to be the most popular, but I bet you could get a hint of citrus flavor if you used Mountain Dew. The recipe can be found here. Preheat the grill to 350 – 375 degrees F.  If you have an upper rack in your grill, remove it before preheating because the chicken will not fit with … Continue reading

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One of our favorite side dishes or appetizers to make over the summer is Jalapeno Poppers.  The filling so simple to make yet incredibly rich and flavorful so we thought why not try to use the filling in other recipes!  The result was Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken. Let me tell you, it’s yummy!  You get tender, juicy chicken with spicy jalapeno and creamy cheese in every bite.  And it’s not that hard to make.  Let’s walk through the recipe. The recipe can be found here. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray. Butterfly each chicken breast by slicing it in half lengthwise, about ¾ of the way through.  You want the chicken breast to fold open, not be separate into 2 pieces, so don’t slice the whole way through. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and diced … Continue reading

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Quesadillas are a simplified version of the classic dish.  You still get the amazing layers of ham, cheese, chicken, and Dijon sauce but this time it’s sandwiched between 2 tortillas and cooked until crisp.  Think easy to assemble and fuss free! The recipe can be found here. Start by making the Dijon sauce.  Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat.  Whisk in the flour.  Then, slowly pour in the milk while whisking.  Add the bouillon cube and continue to whisk until dissolved.  Add the mustard and stir to combine.  Let the mixture simmer for about 5-7 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Keep warm on the lowest burner setting while you prepare the quesadillas.  This stuff is good enough to drink! Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add one tortilla. Add one slice of cheese (or more if you like). Add 2-3 … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup is one of my favorite soups, so I thought, why not try to make a slight variation and create a tasty weeknight meal.  The end result is French Onion Chicken Skillet.  It’s made with caramelized onions, juice chicken, yummy broth, and deliciously melted cheese.  It’s a great meal option and leaves you with some tasty leftovers. The recipe can be found here. Start by heating oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and thyme, and season with salt and pepper.  You can adjust the seasonings to your taste later on in the recipe.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions start to caramelize.  This should take about 15-20 minutes.  There is nothing better than the aroma of onions caramelizing and knowing you will get to enjoy every last morsel! Add the garlic to the skillet and stir to combine (another amazing smell!).  Cook for … Continue reading

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Growing up I always loved a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  I mean, who didn’t?  It was a staple in my daily life and it’s making a comeback.  However, instead of sandwich form I’m pairing it with another food I love.  What for it……chicken wings.  Yes, peanut butter and jelly chicken wings.  A little louder for those in the back…PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY CHICKEN WINGS! The recipe can be found here. These wings are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and will satisfy any craving.  They are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy while being incredibly savory.  The chicken wings are coated in a delicious peanut sauce and the raspberry jelly dipping sauce brings it all together.  The combination of peanut butter, jelly, and chicken might sound weird, but I strongly suggest putting your hesitation aside and giving these wings a try! Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F and lining … Continue reading

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