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These meatballs came together fairly quickly and the sauce was delicious, creamy smooth and full of flavor. Although Jim and I both agreed the meatballs were very good, the next time I make this I am going to roast some shrimp and add that to the sauce instead of the chicken meatballs. I served this over rice keeping it gluten free for Robby, but you can certainly serve this over pasta as well.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup roughly chopped carrots
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 to 1 Tablespoon dried cilantro (I used 1/2 T)
Juice of one lime
2 Tablespoons fresh basil
1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon ginger
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
Salt
Pepper
1 pound ground chicken

SAUCE INGREDIENTS
1 can coconut milk
1 Tablespoon red curry paste
1 Tablespoon almond butter
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Rice or pasta to serve

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place all of the meatball ingredients except the ground chicken in a blender or food processor and pulse until chopped. In a large bowl add the ground chicken and the ingredients from the blender, mix until combined. Roll the meat mixture into about 1 1/2 inch balls and place them on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, roll the balls over and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes.
For the sauce – in a large skillet over medium heat add the coconut milk, add the rest of the sauce ingredients and simmer for ten minutes stirring constantly. Add the meatballs to the sauce coating them and serve over rice or pasta.

Enjoy!

 

This recipe can be found at www.thebewitchinkitchen.com

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This is another great recipe from “The Chew” , healthy and easy to make. I know looking at the picture there is a lot of green.  Don’t let that scare you, there is a lot of flavor going on and using the boneless skinless chicken thighs. Jim loved this dish, his plate was cleaned and almost licked clean!

 

 

INGREDIENTS

CHICKEN
4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Salt\pepper

CAULIFLOWER RICE
1/2 head of cauliflower, cored and cut into small florets
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Salt/pepper

SWISS CHARD (or spinach) PESTO
2 Garlic cloves, peeled
2 cups chopped Swiss chard or spinach (I used spinach)
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan plus additional for garnish if desired
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt/pepper

DIRECTIONS
For the chicken, preheat grill pan to medium heat. Season chicken thighs with olive oil, salt and pepper on both sides. Place chicken on the grill and grill for 5-6 minutes. Flip chicken and cook an additional five minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from the grill and let rest for five minutes.

For the cauliflower rice:
In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment, add cauliflower florets and pulse until finely chopped. In a large skillet pan over high heat add olive oil and cauliflower and cook for three minutes or until tender.  Stir occasionally and season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the swiss chard or spinach pesto:
Clean the bowl of the food processor and blade attachment, add garlic into the bowl and pulse to chop, add swiss chard or spinach, walnuts, grated parmesan and parsley. Pulse until finely chopped. Scrape down the inside of the bowl with a rubber spatula. With the food processor running, add the oil, salt and pepper and process until smooth.

TO ASSEMBLE:
Pour the pesto over the cauliflower rice and mix together in skillet.  Remove the cauliflower to a platter, chop the chicken thighs and place onto the cauliflower.  Garnish with parmesan. Serve warm.

Enjoy!

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This is another delicious recipe from “The Chew”. Anytime Jim happens to be home when I am watching that show he always finds something he wants me to make him. This was exactly what happened with this recipe. After looking at the recipe I found one item that I was not familiar with. It’s the mushroom soy ingredient. When I checked my local grocery store they did not have it.  I did order this from Amazon.  You could also use low sodium soy sauce, the difference will be slight.  The mushroom soy does has a deeper flavor and either product you use will be great. This is a really tasty dish.  Jim picked a great recipe!

INGREDIENTS

CHICKEN
1 cup oyster sauce
1/2 cup minced garlic
1/4 cup sriracha
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 pounds bone in, skin on chicken thighs
Canola oil for searing
2 cups white vinegar
1 1/2 cups mushroom soy or low sodium soy sauce

TACOS
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 head of bok choy, sliced
Corn tortillas
2 cups crumbled chicharrones (optional, I did not use)

DIRECTIONS

For the chicken
Combine oyster sauce, garlic, sriracha, sesame oil and black pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add the chicken, toss to coat.  Heat a large stockpot over high heat, add the canola oil.  Add the chicken mixture into the pot and sauté until the chicken is brown, 5-8 minutes. Add the vinegar, soy and stir, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium/low and place the lid on the pot. Cook and simmer for 35 minutes. Shut the heat off and let the chicken rest for five minutes. Pull the chicken to shred. Reserve 1/2 cup of the sauce from the chicken for the bok choy.

For the tacos
Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the bok choy until slightly wilted, about 2 minutes,.  Add the 1/2 cup of sauce from the chicken and cook for one more minute.
Place some of the pulled chicken into the tortilla, top with the bok choy and crumbled chicharrones if desired. Repeat for all of the tacos. Serve warm.

Enjoy!

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This is a one pan dinner that comes together in no time. You can serve this over pasta, over rice, in a lettuce wrap or in a tortilla for a quick dinner. You can easily change up the vegetables to whatever your family enjoys. I love the one pan dinners, don’t you? Clean up is such a breeze!

INGREDIENTS
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into one inch pieces
1 onion, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
1 small head of broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup real maple syrup
3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

Optional for serving
Cooked rice
Cooked pasta
Lettuce leaves
Tortilla’s

DIRECTIONS
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  In a small bowl mix the maple syrup and soy sauce and set aside.  In a large bowl combine your chicken pieces and all of your vegetables, add the maple syrup mixture and stir to coat all of the ingredients. Place all of the ingredients on a baking sheet in an even layer and bake for ten minutes. Stir and bake an additional ten minutes or until chicken is cooked through.  Serve in a tortilla or anyway you choose!

Enjoy!

 

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This recipe is so easy and delicious! Dinner came together so fast. I added a salad and dinner was done.  You get nice flavor from the barbecue sauce and a great crunch from the fried onions. We really enjoyed this dish and I will be making it again! This is simple enough for your teen to make!

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
1 1/3 cup canned French fried onions, crushed
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breast

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the barbecue sauce in a shallow bowl. In another bowl combine the crushed fried onions, cheese and ground pepper. Dip both sides of the chicken in the barbecue sauce, then dip one side of the chicken in the onion mixture.  Place chicken crumb side up on a baking sheet coated with non-stick spray and bake for 22-27 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Enjoy!

 

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