In the summer I like to cook things that highlight the produce of the season. But I also like quick, healthy dishes that won’t leave me sweating in the kitchen for more than an hour! This one-pan apricot sage chicken is a perfect combo of the two because it uses locally canned jam and fresh herbs from my garden. The chicken can be served with a lot of different side dishes and altogether it only takes 30 minutes in the kitchen. That is a win win on these 90+ degree days! [Read more…] about One Pan Apricot Sage Chicken
The best kinds of dinners are the kind that you can eat in a variety of ways. That’s exactly the beauty of this Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken; there is no right or wrong way to serve it! Put it in a bun, on top of a salad, or in some cheesy nachos…the possibilities are endless! This is also a wonderful meal to make on the weekends if you like to prep your lunches for the week. And as if that were not reason enough, this salsa verde chicken is just over 300 calories per serving with 10 carbs. That makes it a great choice for those of us who are wanting to cut back a bit. Let me show you make to make it: [Read more…] about Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken
When I first moved to Knoxville, I was excited to try all the new restaurants! Since I am a bit of a foodie, I wanted to try Central Flats and Taps, one of the highest rated restaurants in Knoxville and a place my friends raved about. So on date night my hubby and I tried it out. Dan fell in love with their spicy hot wings and I swooned over their Grilled Chicken and Artichoke Salad (they call it the Spicy Chicken Salad). It was so simple and fresh I was pretty sure I could recreate it at home and save some moo-lah.
I was right! I was able to make this scrumptious salad and the chicken to go with it in under 30 minutes and for a fraction of the cost. Though I love date night and having someone else wash the dishes, I was excited to make something at home that tasted so “restaurant quality.” Let me show you how I made it: [Read more…] about 30 Minute Grilled Chicken Artichoke Salad
Thai chicken curry with edamame is one of my favorite “go-to” meals. The reasons why are because it is fast, flavorful, and healthy. Isn’t that what every mom wants?! I don’t know about you, but some nights I just need something simple and fairly brainless that I can make really quick so I can move onto folding the ever-growing pile of laundry, helping the kids with their homework, or heading out to church. I also find that because of the fun colors on the plate, my kids seem to enjoy eating their vegetables. Even my 2-year-old chews up his broccoli in the tangy Thai sauce. What’s more is that it can easily be made vegetarian by substituting the chicken for tofu or extra edamame. It’s basically a winner on a whole lot of levels! [Read more…] about Thai Chicken Curry with Shelled Edamame
My dad called me last week and told me it was in the high 80s in California. I looked out my window at the flurries coming down and wished Tennessee wasn’t so far from California! Since then it has begun to warm up slowly, but my heart is still missing my first home! I decided to pull out the BBQ from its winter hibernation, whether it was warm enough or not, and grill up some chicken for some juicy Chicken Caesar Salads. This meal always reminds me of home because of how many times we ate it out on the patio for Sunday night dinners. It is also a fairly healthy dinner option and boy do I need that now that these jeans are getting a little snug from all this winter cooking! Let me show you how quick but flavorful these chicken caesar salads can be: [Read more…] about Chicken Caesar Salads