Category Archives: Chicken

Sweet Ginger Soy Chicken

My husband trains like a bodybuilder and when he cracks down that means his diet gets really lean and methodical. This makes for some fun new inventions in the kitchen! I love helping him eat clean (I mean, heck, who’s really benefiting here? *wink*)

This took 15 minutes 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 (2.3 lbs) pkg chicken, sliced
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 2-3 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (use 1 heaping tbsp ready minced, its faster prep)
  • 1 heaping tbsp minced ginger
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey or sucanat
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame  (rinse in cold water in colander and set aside) OR  1 can green peas, drained

Directions

  1. Heat sesame oil in pan on medium heat
  2. Add onion and cook gently for about 5 minutes, then add 3 cloves garlic and cook additional 2-3 minutes or until onion is translucent
  3. Add chicken and ginger
  4. Stir in broth, soy and honey. Then add edamame/peas and cook until tender

Sorry, no picture as of yet!…it was gone before I could get a good pic! Ah, well…

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Rosemary Garlic Drumsticks

Faith Keith - Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Ingredients

  • This recipe coats 10 chicken drumsticks:
  • 1-2 eggs (I only needed 1, but depending on how large your eggs are you may need 2. This is only to coat the drumsticks)
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dehydrated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp dehydrated onion
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp paprika (for color)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • olive oil

Directions

  1. Set oven to 350°F
  2. Whisk the egg(s) in a wide mouth bowl (so you can dip the drumsticks easily)
  3. Mix all remaining ingredients in another wide mouth bowl or plate (so you can roll the drumsticks easily)
  4. Coat drumsticks in egg, then roll in spices (I’m not gonna lie…I totally used my fingers to smudge some around to ensure it was well seasoned)
  5. In a skillet on medium heat, add oil and lightly brown the drumsticks (this is only for aesthetics, so don’t go crazy with trying to cook or fry them here)
  6. Place the drumsticks on a foil-lined baking sheet (for easy clean up)
  7. lightly spray with oil or 0 calorie butter to keep the drums moist
  8. Bake for 25 minutes on one side then flip and bake for a final 15 minutes, or until cooked through (juices will run clear)

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Western Churkey Burger

picture forthcoming!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground “Churkey” (1/2 lb extra lean ground turkey + 1/2 lb ground chicken breast)
  • 1/4 C chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp salsa (I used homemade salsa, so it was very chunky, not so pureed)
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp chopped onion

Directions

Mix all ingredients until well blended. Pan-fry, grill, or even bake these puppies. Serve them on whole wheat buns, pita thins, corn tortillas or chopped over a fresh salad.

Tip:

To create great flavors, mix several kinds of meats!  Extra lean ground pork+ground sirloin+extra lean turkey is a tasty combo as well. I use this method in many styles

I made a double batch and shaped them into either 1/2 pounder patties (man size) or 1/4 pounders.  Wrapped them individually in plastic wrap and put them all into a ziploc so I could pull them out for a quick meal depending on who I will be serving.

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Waldorf Salad

Waldorf SaladThis is an eat-clean recipe that I tweaked. It was DELICIOUS. Served this with Eating Right Multi-grain with Sea Salt Baked Pita chips.

INGREDIENTS
1 lb chicken breast, cubed
Lemon juice
Garlic salt
3 ribs celery
1/2 large red delicious apple, chopped
1/8 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1 Tb dried cranberries (minuscule? yeah…high sugar)
1/2 C fresh cilantro, chopped
1/3-1/2 C Greek yogurt
round black pepper

PREPARATION

  1. Heat skillet to medium heat. Drizzle 1 tsp peanut oil.  Add chicken. Season well with garlic salt and black pepper.  While sauteing, drizzle lemon juice.
  2. Once cooked through, remove chicken from heat and add celery, apples, pecan, cranberries and cilantro.
  3. Add yogurt and toss. Grind black pepper for garnish. Chill.

Add a kick of cayenne if you dare!

[Recipe inspiration: Tosca Reno, The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook]

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Southwest Eggrolls

My dad and brother (still bachelor-ing it out while my mom is back home in the Philippines) came over to join Luke and I for some Sunday lunch.  I made Jerk-rubbed Catfish and Southwest eggrolls:

Eggroll

Saute the chicken in a drizzle of peanut oil and season with garlic salt.

Remove the chicken. Once cooled enough to handle, shred the chicken.

Set aside the tortillas on a plate (you will microwave them later before wrapping to make them pliable)

Saute (mostly just to heat) the remaining ingredients WITHOUT the cheese.  Once the corn and peppers are tender, add the chicken and the cheese.  Stir until it melts. Remove from heat.

Place the tortillas on a plate and cover with a paper towel. Microwave for about 15 seconds.

Portion the mixture onto the tortilla and wrap. [Fold bottom point over mixture, then fold in each side. Then roll eggroll up remaining wrapper. You can seal the final point with a brush of water or toothpick.]

Most recipes say to freeze your eggrolls for about 4 hours, but I cooked mine right away.  I pan fried them in only about 3 tablespoons of peanut oil.  They cook fast.  The higher the heat, the less oil your eggrolls will absorb.

To serve, cut them in half and arrange.  Serve with a dipping sauce if you want, but these can stand on their own two feet.

DIPPING SAUCE

Chipotle or avocado dipping sauce is typical.  I did not have the right items on hand, so I made this:

3 tablespoons light mayo (Smart Balance with omega 3)

2 tablespoons fat free sour cream

a dash of cayenne

1/8 cumin

1/4 chili powder

garlic powder

1/4 paprika (for color)

garnish with parsley

Unfortunately (yet, awesomely so), they were consumed before I had a chance to snap a picture! Of all the fancy and gourmet things I have made, my dad claims this was the best thing he’s ever tasted. Ha!

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