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Chicken Parmesan

Have you ever had chicken parmesan?  Before I made this, I had not. I enjoyed this but since I had never had it before, I didn’t have anything to compare this to.  I can now say this, it’s really good. At least the one I made was…  The chicken stays nice and juicy and the cheeses together are amazing.  You can use jarred sauce or make your own and you can use breasts or thighs, so it’s versatile, too. This one is a winner!

Gluten-Free Parmesan Chicken

Chicken Parmesan

Get This:

  •  4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. minced garlic
  • 1 T. italian seasoning
  • 2 T. red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 t. seasoning salt
  • 1 1/2 t. sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 – 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

Do This:

  1. Put chicken into a gallon size ziplock bag with oil, garlic, italian seasoning, red wine vinegar, seasoning salt and sea salt and marinate in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes but no longer than 2 hours.
  2. When chicken is done marinating and you are ready to bake it, preheat your oven to 400º F.
  3. Beat egg in a shallow dish (to dip chicken in).
  4. Put parmesan cheese in another shallow dish (to coat chicken in after you dip it in the egg).
  5. Remove marinated chicken from ziplock bag and dip in chicken.
  6. Now roll in parmesan cheese, coating well.
  7. Bake for 3-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (170º F), remove from oven.
  8. Spoon pizza sauce onto cooked chicken in even amounts (you probably won’t use all of it if you use my recipe).
  9. Sprinkle each piece of chicken with mozzarella cheese.
  10. Return to oven and bake until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serve this with a nice big salad or vegetable side.

Slightly adapted from here:

MAKE.THIS.CHICKEN.PARMESAN.NOW. You will not be sorry!

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CrockPot Cream Cheese Salsa Chicken

There are some recipes that you just know are going to be good right from the beginning. Before you even make them, you know you’re going to like what’s coming. This crock pot cream cheese salsa chicken is one of those recipes! It’s perfect for this time of year, too. Perfect for busy moms who don’t have time to be in the kitchen all day. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, but wants the food to taste like you could have!

crock pot cream cheese and salsa chicken

This crock pot cream cheese salsa chicken get’s all that done…and more!  It’s delicious and I can’t imagine anyone not liking it.  Kids, adults…heck, even my teenager gave me the thumbs up on this one! Now for the recipe…

Crock Pot Cream Cheese Salsa Chicken (Click HERE to print recipe)

Get This:

  • 8 well seasoned chicken tenders
  • 1 (8oz) brick cream cheese
  • 3/4 bottle (no sugar added) mild salsa, could use spicy if that’s what you like

Do This:

  1. Line your crock pot with foil and spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray, this will make clean up easier.
  2. Place seasoned chicken tenders in the bottom of your crock pot.
  3. Slice your brick of cream cheese and lay on top of your chicken.
  4. The last thing to do is pour the salsa over the top of everything.
  5. Now just turn that baby on high and cook for 2 hours.
  6. Turn down to low for another 2 hours.
  7. Enjoy!

As is, this is an S meal for all my THM ladies…I served this as is with a vegetable. Feel free to serve over brown rice or in a low-carb tortilla if you are nursing or giving to small children who need the carbs for their growing bodies.

LIVE, laugh, love and be kind!  xoxoCrock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken and Salsa

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Cilantro-Lime Chicken

All I can say is WOW! This cilantro-lime chicken is so juicy and so full of flavor, you won’t believe it! The flavors in this dish meld together so amazingly well.  The original recipe was called something else, but since you can’t taste one of the ingredients, I changed the name. No sense getting people’s hopes up, right? 😉 You will want to make this recipe again and again!

cilantro-lime chicken

Cilantro-Lime Chicken (Click HERE to print recipe)

Get This:

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 3 T. oil
  • zest of one lime
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1 1/2 t. ground coriander
  • 2 t. curry powder
  • 1 1/2 T. soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 T. kosher salt
  • 1 T. truvia (or sugar of choice)
  • 1/2 c. coconut milk
  • 1/4 c. fresh cilantro
  • 2  fresh limes, cut into wedges (so you need 3 total)

Do This:

  1. Trim fat from chicken.
  2. Place chicken in a bowl or a gallon size ziplock bag.
  3. Measure all ingredients EXCEPT fresh cilantro and extra limes into bowl or bag and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade; pour marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and serve with chicken when done.
  5. In a heavy skillet, heat enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan over medium-high heat.  Cook chicken in hot oil, cooking a couple of minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  6. Sprinkle with lime juice, cilantro and a little of the reserved sauce on the side.

Adapted from this recipe.

I hope you enjoy this cilantro-lime chicken as much as I did! I thought it was fabulous!

Live, laugh, love and be kind.  xoxo