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Recipe Review- Chicken Pizzaiola

 

Chicken Pizzaiola
 
My hunny originally made this with a side of spaghetti squash for Valentines day and it was SO yummy! We made it again last week with a side of asparagus. He chopped up onions and peppers before and sautéed them in coconut oil on the stove before adding them as toppings! We had leftovers and it reheated well for lunch the next day! Who said chicken has to be boring?!
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 cups tomato sauce (one 24-26 oz jar or homemade)
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast (6-8 oz each), trimmed (we cut ours in half to bake)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated (1 cup)
  • 4 oz mozzarella, shredded (1 cup)
  • 2 oz pepperoni (preferably nitrite/ preservative free)
  • *optional: sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms, other pizza toppings of your choosing
Instructions
  1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spread the tomato sauce in a 9x 13 baking dish.
  2. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Spread the Parmesan in a shallow dish, then coat the chicken with Parmesan. Lay the chicken on top of the tomato sauce and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the mozzarella, pepperoni and other desired toppings over the chicken. Increase the oven temperature to 475 and continue to bake (~5 minutes) until the cheese melts and the chicken is 160 degrees on an instant- read thermometer (can purchase online or at a local grocery or anywhere with kitchen supplies)

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Taco, salsa chicken

Ok guys!! Another super simple chicken recipe with multiple ways to enjoy it! Either as a main dish with some yummy veggie sides, over a salad with some added cheese and sour cream, or on a low carb wrap! Extremely convenient to set and forget in the crock pot overnight, while at work, or bake in the oven for a quick dinner!

Ingredients:

Salsa- 1 jar (regular not large size)

1 packet of low sodium taco seasoning

4-6 chicken breasts

Instructions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 or set out crock pot

place thawed chicken breasts in 13x 9 pan  (or place in crock pot)

pour salsa and 1 packet of taco seasoning over chicken

** may sprinkle cheese on top if desired

Bake for 35-45 minutes (depending on thickness and # of chicken breasts) OR

Cook on LOW for 6-7 hrs in crockpot overnight OR

Cook on HIGH for 4 hrs in crockpot

Serve as main dish with a salad and veggie OR

overtop of a bed of lettuce add sour cream, cheese, guacamole, etc for a “taco salad” OR

on a low carb wrap for taco night! :)

**Lots of ways to enjoy this incredibly simple chicken recipe. It is extremely moist and you can add a little more “kick” with a hotter taco seasoning, more of it, or some hot sauce!

We actually had this twice this week!!! I like to add a little extra salsa for additional moisture and flavor and prefer mine a top a salad. My husband prefers his as a main dish and can serve with steamed broccoli or green beans and some cauliflower mashed potatoes (recipe coming soon!!)

 

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Chicken Cordon Bleu

If you are bored with chicken, here is a super yummy and easy way to change things up!!! We love us some chicken at the Fowler house hold, but I am always looking for new ways to spruce it up and get creative!!! Chicken doesn’t have to be boring! You can enjoy it with many seasonings, spices, or marinades (caution with marinades and sauces b/c many of them have lots of sugar/ carbs! ) This recipe is one of my husbands new favs! He has requested it twice in 8 days! :) I know the way to a man’s heart :) ha! It’s super easy, looks kinda fancy on the plate, but only takes a few minutes to prepare. (I took a picture but am having a hard time getting it downloaded :()

Ingredients :

4-6 chicken breasts (free-rancge/ hormone free)

ham or turkey (nitrite free- I buy Boar’s Head)

swiss cheese

bacon ( nitrite free)

low carb Italian dressing (i used lite zesty italian- kraft brand- 3 nc/ 2 tbsp)

toothpicks

Instructions:

pound out each individual chicken breast to make it as thin/ flat as possible

lay a piece of ham or turkey (or both) down inside the chicken

next, lay a piece of swiss cheese on top of that (so its stacked, chicken, ham/ turkey, cheese)

roll chicken up with the ham/turkey and swiss in the middle

use a toothpick to secure it in place

wrap 2 pieces of bacon around the outside of the chicken and secure in place with 2 more toothpicks

lay in 13×9 greased pan (with olive oil)

drizzle italian dressing over top for marinade

bake at 350-375 for 45 minutes (could take longer if doing more chicken breasts or thicker chicken breasts)

Enjoy along side your favorite green veggies or with a spinach salad!

Additional Info:

If you are looking for good deals on free-range chicken, check out Trader Joes, they have some great deals! You could also try this with a BBQ sauce marinade instead of Italian, I am going to try this next!!! Probably Walden Farms brand since most BBQ sauces have lots of added sugar! You could also google “low carb BBQ sauce” and make your own! We had ours along side steamed green beans and brocolli sprinkled with parmesan cheese :) It was super yummy and simple and the hubs was super happy as well! :) Who doesn’t like their chicken wrapped in bacon, with swiss cheese oozing out!! Delectable!

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Chicken Enchiladas

 

Chicken Enchiladas
 
These chicken enchiladas are SUPER simple, cheap, and great for feeding the multitudes or just a small family. One recipe can make between 20-24 enchiladas so they are wonderful for freezing and pulling out later on a night when time is limited or you just don't feel like cooking :) I definitely have those nights!! They have been a hit at "potlucks" we have done at church and with friends, and are my "go to" meal when taking dinner to folks who have recently had a life event such as surgery or a new baby and don't have the time or abilty to be on their feet cooking. New moms oftern worry about spicy foods if they are breastfeeding, but these enchiladas are not spicy at all, yet folks can feel free to add additional seasoning if they desire. Every time I make them for friends, I double the recipe and make some for my family and put the leftovers in the freezer. We have a freezer full as we speak!! They are wonderful served over a bed of lettuce and topped with sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and maybe even a little queso. We like to "build our own" here at the Fowler household and get creative with the "toppings"!
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Ingredients
  • 1 rotisserie chicken (feel free to cook your own chicken, but this is GREAT for a night when time is limited!!)
  • 1 bag of shredded cheese
  • 16 oz of sourcream
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • low carb tortillas (any flavor or brand as long as they are low carb) 2-3 packs
Instructions
  1. Pull chicken off rotisserie and shred
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl (chicken, cheese, sour cream, cream of chicken soup)
  3. Spoon mix evenly onto low carb wraps (avoid putting too much mix in wraps because they will over flow and spill out of the tortilla into the oven- still yummy to spoon out of the baking dish though :)) I typically get approx 20-24 enchiladas. I spread the mix in a straight line on the far left side of the wrap so it is easy to keep all ingredients inside as I roll them up before baking. If choosing larger tortillas you may get 10-12, just depends on how full you want them!
  4. Place wraps in a 13x9 dish
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes on 350, last 5 minutes sprinkle cheese on top
  6. May freeze leftovers and reheat OR freeze before cooking (you do not have to cook them before freezing so this is something you could prepare in advance)
Notes
My favorite low carb wraps are the Ole' Extreme Wellness Wraps and they can be found at almost ANY local grocery store typically in the taco section or ethnic isle. However, if you are avoiding ALL wheat including low carb products, you can take the enchilada mix and spread in a greased 13x9 pan, top with cheese and bake as a casserole. Super yummy! These enchiladas are a GREAT hit in our family, EVEN with those that are NOT health conscious! They have no idea they are getting a low carb dish, yet they love every bite! Don't forget to add your favorite low carb toppings such as sour cream, salsa, or guacamole. And by serving over a bed of lettuce you add bulk and fiber to your meal! Also a great way to get our mexican food kick without the added carbs from flour tortillas, rice, and chips. What are your favorite mexican dishes? What creative ways have you been able to make them healthier? Please share below, I love new ideas!! More recipes to come using these low carb wraps including ways to make homemade chips and appetizers! Feel free to use any low carb wrap you desire, but make sure it is low carb, check the label and don't choose one above 5-7 net carbs (total carbs- fiber= net carbs)

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