Tag Archives: Chicken

Skinny Chicken Parmesan


skinnytaste chicken parmesan

I’m Italian so I obviously LOVE Italian cuisine. However, with all the pasta and carbs it can get quite heavy for me. This baked chicken parmesan from skinnytaste.com was absolutely awesome and a lot lighter. I loved it, the hubby loved it and all the kiddos loved it. It will be back on the menu soon! I served it with no pasta (I know, I know, but it was a good portion and didn’t need pasta), garlic green beans and a tossed salad. Delish! Click the link for the recipe so you can enjoy it too! Enjoy!


chicken parmesan with garlic grean beans



Baked Chicken and Green Beans



I recently saw a recipe on Pinterest that looked great, but had some negative reviews regarding flavor and being bland. So I decided to take the ingredients and concept of the recipe and make it my own. It turned out fabulous! The whole gang liked it! The chicken was juicy and the beans were super tender! Enjoy!
Baked Chicken and Green Beans
1 lb chicken (whichever you prefer, I used boneless skinless breasts)
1 lb fresh or frozen green beans
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp dried chopped onion (or a chopped fresh onion, I was out of onions so I just added dried and it was good)
1 tsp dried minced garlic or fresh
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tbsp butter
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking dish was olive oil. Add chicken and green beans. You could also add some potatoes chopped small if you like. I had some leftover mashed potatoes I served with this meal.
Pour broth over chicken and beans. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with onion, garlic and Italian seasoning. Cube butter and place on top. Cover with foil and bake for 45-50 minutes.

7 Day Challenge, Day 7!!!! Fend for yourself!!!


Tonight was a fend for yourself night. I was shopping with my sister so I got the luxury of dining out tonight. I just got food court food, a Grilled Chicken Salad from Charley’s Subs. It was really good and only 198 calories, 25g protein! Perfect eating! You can still eat good while dining out, as long as you don’t give in to temptations! My hubby, Chad, also made a salad at home (so proud of him for doing it on his own!) and he gave the kids some leftover homemade pizza and cantaloupe. So, everyone indeed had to fend for themselves! Tomorrow is results day! We will see how much our body has changed in the last 7 days and I will be sharing it when I get home! Until then… Enjoy!!

Crispy Corn Flake Chicken


crispy corn flake chicken

Now that I am back into normal mode and cooking at home again I can post my recipes! We were camping the last week for the holiday and I cooked outside on the grill the whole time. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE grilling, but it is good to be home and back in my kitchen!Tonight we had Crispy Corn Flake Chicken served with roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli! Yum!

Crispy Corn Flake Chicken

8 chicken thighs, bone in, skin removed

1 cup buttermilk

2 cups crushed corn flakes

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

salt and pepper

Place chicken in Ziploc bag and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour buttermilk over chicken. Seal bag and toss to coat chicken. Marinade in fridge for at least an hour. The longer the better! You could marinate all day or even over night. Place corn flakes, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder and some salt and pepper in another Ziploc bag. Remove chicken from marinade shaking off the excess. Place chicken one at a time in the corn flake mix and shake to coat. Place chicken on sprayed cooling rack in baking sheet. Repeat until all chicken is coated. Lightly spray chicken with cooking spray. Bake for 45 min at 400 degrees. Enjoy!!


Sunday Chicken Dinner


oven fried chicken, cole slaw and biscuits

I was a busy lady in the kitchen today. I made blueberry corn muffins, homemade chicken stock and a very tasty Sunday chicken dinner! It was fabulous! It was even better than KFC!! I made oven fried chicken legs, homemade cole slaw, mashed potatoes and garlic cheese biscuits. the chicken and slaw was all homemade, the mashed potatoes were just normal potatoes with milk and butter and I cheated with the biscuits, but they sure were tasty! I’ll share all the recipes! Well except the potatoes because like I said they were just simple mashed potatoes, nothing fancy! Enjoy!!

Oven Fried Chicken

10 chicken legs

2 cups buttermilk

4 tsp paprika

2 tsp garlic powder

few dashes of hot sauce

salt and pepper

1 cup flour (I use whole wheat)

2 tsp paprika

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp garlic powder

salt and pepper

Non stick cooking spray

First, you need to marinate the chicken. Combine the buttermilk, paprika, garlic powder, hot sauce, salt and pepper in a Ziploc bag (I split it into 2 Ziploc bags). Add chicken and toss a bit to coat the chicken. Marinate for 8 hours or overnight works too! Next, combine the flour, paprika, baking powder, garlic, salt and pepper in a Ziploc bag. Add chicken one at a time, close bag and give a good shake. Place chicken on cooling rack placed in a baking dish. Repeat with all chicken. Spray chicken with non stick cooking spray. Bake at 425 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until juices are clear.

Cole Slaw

6 cups shredded cabbage (I shred with my food processer)

1 c shredded carrot

1 cup mayo (I used miracle whip, this is one thing I will not make homemade and the only kraft product I allow myself to buy)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tsp celery seed

salt and pepper

Add cabbage and carrot to a bowl. In a small bowl whisk the rest of the ingredients. Pour over cabbage and carrots and mix well. Cover and chill to let the flavors enhance!

Garlic Cheese Biscuits

I have a few packages of biscuit mix in my pantry so I decided to use them instead of letting them go to waste.

1 lb package biscuit mix

1 cup buttermilk

1 tsp garlic powder

1 cup shredded co jack cheese.

Mix well but do not overmix or you will have tough biscuits. Spray a muffin pan with non stick cooking spray. Scoop mix into pan to make 12 biscuits. I used an ice cream scoop to make even scoops. Works for scooping anything into muffin pans! Bake 450 degrees for 12-13 minutes and tops are just starting to brown.

Chicken Wild Rice Soup


Chicken wild rice soup

Yesterday was such a cold and rainy day that I wanted something warm and satisfying for dinner. Surprisingly I had all the ingredients for this dish on hand! This creamy soup hit the spot not only for me but the whole fam too! Enjoy!

1 stick butter

1 onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 large celery stalk, chopped

1 large carrot stick, chopped

1 c frozen corn

3/4 c whole wheat flour

6 c chicken broth

2 c cooked wild rice

2 c cooked diced chicken breasts

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp curry powder

1/2 tsp mustard powder

1/2 tsp dried parsley

2 c milk, half n half, or cream (whichever you prefer, I used milk this time, it’s what I had on hand)

Melt butter in large dutch oven. Add onion, garlic, celery and carrots. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add corn. Corn for another minute. Add flour and mix well. Slowly pour in chicken broth, stirring until all is added and there is no clumps of flour. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer. Add rice, chicken and seasonings. Heat through and add milk. Simmer for 1-2 hours. Enjoy!!!

P.S. My daughter loved it so much she had 3 bowls for dinner and asked to have it for lunch today. So I packed it up for her to bring to school along with some crackers, cuties and a homemade chocolate chip cookie!

leftover chicken wild rice soup

Chicken and Rice with Best Ever Green Beans


Chicken n rice with best ever green beans

Yum! It was a gloomy rainy day yesterday and this comfort food dish hit the spot last night! It was a super easy dish to prep and fast clean up as well! Which is always nice of me to do since my husband does most of the clean up after dinner! Yes, I have him well trained!

Chicken and Rice

4 bone in, skin on split chicken breasts (I usually peel the skin off, but since it was a comfort food night I let myself indulge!)

1 tablespoon olive

salt and pepper for chicken

1 cup brown rice

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

1 tblsp dried chopped onion or 1/2 c chopped fresh onion (I chose the dried to make prep fast and easy!)

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp salt

Spray 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Add rice, broth, and seasonings. Rub chicken with olive and season with salt and pepper. Gently lay chicken over rice mix. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 1 hour 30 min to 1 hour 45 min or until chicken is no longer pink and rice is tender. If rice looks like it is getting dry you can pour more chicken broth over.

Best Ever Green Beans

1 pound fresh green beans ends trimmed

2 tablespoons butter

1 onion sliced

1/2 green pepper sliced

2 slices turkey bacon chopped small

2 cloves garlic minced

1 cup chicken broth

salt and pepper to taste

Saute onions and garlic in melted butter for a minute or two over medium heat. Add green beans and bacon and cook until beans turn bright green about another minute or two. Add green peppers and chicken broth. Reduce heat to low and cover but leave the lid cracked to allow steam to escape. Cook until most of the broth has evaporated and the green beans are cooked but still have a slight crunch to them. About 30 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Ree Drummond on Food Network