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Sweet Sesame Chicken

You are going to absolutely love this one! It is sooooo good AND I came up with it myself! (Yes, that was a pat on the back 😉 ) This recipe also inspired another one that will be posted later this week. Make sure you look forward to that one!

Not too sweet, this yummilicious chicken is sure to make your taste buds shout with joy! It’s truly a dinner treat!

I made this recipe in the crockpot because hey, who doesn’t like simple? But then again, I’m sure it would be just as simple baking it in the oven. At least with the crockpot, you don’t heat up the house on hot days. So, choice is yours…crock or bake.

Sweet Sesame Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 green bell pepper, chopped

2 green onions, sliced

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 c raw honey

1/4 c + 1 tbsp low sodium chicken broth

1 tbsp braggs

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

1/4 tsp ground mustard

1 tbsp arrowroot powder

sesame seeds

Instructions:

Turn on crockpot and add 1/4 c broth and honey. Let heat up while chopping veggies.

Stir honey and broth mix to combine before adding veggies. Should be warm enough that the honey melted some.

Add peppers, onions, garlic, braggs, mustard, and pepper flakes.

Stir to mix

Add chicken, cover and cook on low for about 4 hours or until chicken is very tender. Be careful not to burn the honey mix.

Remove chicken and set aside

Transfer honey sauce to a small sauce pan

Mix 1 tbsp cold broth with 1 tbsp arrowroot powder

Bring sauce to a boil and whisk in arrowroot mix. Keep whisking until sauce thickens.

Remove from heat and drizzle spoon over chicken breasts

Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of chicken and serve

Enjoy! 🙂

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Orange-Pineapple Chicken Skewers

Well let me tell you, this experiment was a long shot! I wasn’t sure how this was gonna turn out and was prepared to throw it in the trash. I was pleasantly surprised though that this was actually very tasty. It is a different flavor than I’ve ever had before and may not be for everyone but the chicken practically melts in the mouth! It’s worth trying in a small batch to see what you think.

I was really worried when hubby came home and had his taste testing because fruit and meat just doesn’t go together in his mind. Of course, I didn’t tell him what was in it before he tried it. As I anxiously awaited his response to his first bite, I was just bursting to tell him what was in it. First bite and his face lit up and he said,  “WOW that is delicious!” and then asked what was in it. Boy was he surprised! So, without further ado….

Orange-Pinapple Chicken Skewers

Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chunked

Juice of 2 oranges

1 c frozen pineapple chunked, thawed, divided

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground mustard

1/4 tsp oregano

1 tbsp braggs

your favorite veggies chopped into large chunks

Instructions:

(The chicken will be marinated. I used my vacuum sealer marinade dish and vacuum sealed, placed in fridge and marinated for 4 hours. A baggie or other covered dish should work fine.)

Add chicken, orange juice, cinnamon, ground mustard, oregano, and braggs to container. Dice 1/2 of the 1 c of pineapple chunks and add to the container. Seal and marinate for at least 4 hours.

Make your kabobs using your favorite veggies and the other 1/2 c pineapple chunks. I used the pineapple, purple onions, mushrooms, red bell peppers, and grape tomatoes

Grill, serve, and Enjoy! 🙂

Spinach and Mushroom Chicken

I was really trying to come up with something different but my brain just was not cooperating. I didn’t have any creativity flowing so I just figured I would think of different things that sounded good and put them together and see what happens.

I love spinach and I love mushrooms. How could those not go well together? So, I thought I’d toss them together with some chicken breasts and give it a try. The smell of it cooking all day about drove me nuts! It smelled sooo good! I was hoping it tasted as good or even better than it smelled. It just so happened to turn out pretty tasty and hubby loved it so, it made it to this post!

Spinach and Mushroom Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

3 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 1/2 c fresh baby spinach (I somewhat packed it but not tight)

3 c  sliced baby portobello mushrooms

1/2 lg onion, coarsely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp poultry seasoning mix

1 tbsp braggs

1 c low sodium chicken broth

Instructions:

Put everything in the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours until chicken is tender

I served it with plain quinoa (the juice from the chicken adds lots of flavor to the quinoa) and almond green beans

Enjoy! 🙂

Grilled Chicken

There is no plain meat that tastes as good as meat that is cooked on the grill! When you are trying to eat clean and healthy, being able to grill meat is a must! I live in Northwest Indiana and as anyone who knows this area can tell you, we have more winter than summer and the temperature can change by 20 degrees in one day! This makes using an outdoor grill difficult to do year round. This is what makes me so thankful for the invention of the indoor grill!

Hubby bought one of these for me and even though I was wanting one, I wasn’t sure if the results would be the same. Well, I came up with a way to season my chicken so that you wouldn’t know the difference whether it was cooked inside on an electric grill or on the outdoor grill! This grilled chicken can be eaten as is (it’s so good!) or used in salads or other dishes.

Amazing!

Grilled Chicken Recipe:

Ingredients:

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 tbsp liquid hickory smoke (I use Wright’s brand-it’s all natural, contains just water and liquid smoke concentrate)

1/4 tsp extra virgin olive oil

McCormick perfect pinch salt-free garlic & herb seasoning

Instructions:

Preheat grill

In condiment bowl (or other small bowl) add liquid smoke and olive oil

brush tops of chicken breasts with smoke mix using a silicon basting brush

Sprinkle seasoning generously over tops of chicken breasts

When grill is heated, arrange chicken breasts on it seasoning side down.

Brush the unseasoned tops with smoke mix and sprinkle generously with seasoning.

Cook thoroughly, flipping halfway through.

Enjoy! 🙂