Tag Archives: Chicken

Honey Lime Chicken Kabobs

18 May

Remember that honey lime chicken I posted a little bit ago? Well, since it turned out good, I used it for my mom’s surprise party and made kabobs..many kabobs..7 lbs worth of chicken.

Kabobs are such a great thing to make. Especially if needing a meal in mass amounts! Perfect for a party.

I made the marinade the day before, and cut up the chicken to allow it to soak up all those delicious flavors for a long time. The day of the party, I cut up the peppers and onions to go on the kabobs with the chicken, and assembled the kabobs. When guest started arriving, I put those babies on the grill, and turned them half way through cooking to get the other side browned.

Everyone loved them! The chicken was so moist and everyone was raving about them.

Don’t know what to make to dinner tonight? I do. This. So delicious. Get marinating!

Get the marinade from my last post when I used it, right here :)

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before grilling

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after getting them off grill!

Curry Apple Chicken Salad

12 May

HAPPY MORTHER’S DAY to all you amazing mothers out there! And children, this would be a lovely lunch to prepare them:)

Have you ever had curry? If not you are missing out! Curry powder is an Indian spice that makes dishes delicious! Usually when I think of curry, I think of a creamy sauce filled with protein and veggies, that you spoon over rice. That’s the kind of stuff you can order at Thai restaurants or such! But this has that same yummy curry taste, but is a healthy dish!

This is a new take on your normal chicken salad. No mayo in this one. No creamy, fattening ingredients. Just healthy, great tasting food. This is a great thing to make for lunch. Serve it on a sandwich, on top of a salad, just eat with a spoon, or you can carve out the inside of an apple and serve in an apple bowl. Yep, that’s exactly what I did if you look at the picture below! It makes eating fun and keeps it healthy (not to mention, makes a great presentation) :)

This is a recipe my mom has made our family for a couple of years now, and it never gets old. I even bought my own bottle of curry powder to keep up at college so I could make it while gone! Its cheap, as you use canned chicken, high in protein and low in fat, as it uses chicken and Greek yogurt instead of mayo..and of course, it is delicious! Hope you can get some use out of this yummy one!

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Curry Apple Chicken Salad
-1 can white chicken
-1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
-1/2 big apple, diced small
-1/4 cup chopped celery
-1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
-1T curry powder
-to taste: sea salt, season salt, pepper
-optional: hallowed apple to serve it in (use spoon to scoop out insides after cutting off top with knife)
Directions: Combine yogurt,chicken, and seasonings together in bowl. Add in apple, celery, and nuts. Enjoy!

Honey-Lime Chicken

3 May

Guess what? I’m planning a surprise birthday party for my mom this weekend.

You may ask, why are you telling me this? Well, I decided as one of the entrees, to make chicken and veggie kabobs! So of course I had to experiment with marinades for it:)

I made this one and marinated chicken breasts in it for a couple hours and put them on the grill for dinner last night, and they turned out amazing! My mom was obsessed with it and said “the chicken is just so moist and good!”. I then knew what marinade I was going to use Saturday.

Now this may sound like a weird combination somewhat, but it tastes so delicious! All the flavors come together so perfectly. Next time you are looking for a healthy marinade, look no farther, this is a winner. A sweet, yet savory and rustic flavor at the same time. Couldn’t ask for anything better.

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Honey-Lime Chicken Marinade
-1/4 cup soy sauce
-3 T honey/agave
-1/4 cup white vinegar
-juice from one lime
-2 tsp sriracha
Directions: Mix altogether and coat chicken breasts. Leave soaking in marinade in fridge for at least an hour. Cook chicken as desired!

Chicken and Veggie Stir-fry

9 Apr

After a long week of classes, I love looking forward to date nights with my boyfriend :)

Lots of times we go out to make it easier on ourselves when we’re tired, but since he knows I love to cook, last night we made dinner together. I love nights like these!

His parents came up for Easter this past week and we had SO many leftover fresh vegetables from the big meal we all prepared (that us college kids don’t normally have on us) :) So we decided to use them up!

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What a better way to enjoy a lot of fresh, colorful veggies, than making a stir-fry?! The healthy way of course without all the added heaps of oil:) Added some teriyaki cooked chicken to the mix once the veggies were all cooked, and bam! A good dinner we certainly had. A healthy one too loaded with lots of vegetables and protein packed chicken!

Cooking with coconut oil has so many added benefits, and gives it a great taste. If you haven’t tried it yet, please do! I even put it on toast with a touch of sugar for a yummy, sweet snack:)

Then to finish off the meal we had some mashed regular potatoes and sweet potato casserole on the side of this delicious stir-fry :) Mmm, it was a yummy night to say the least! Here’s the recipe for the stir-fry, so easy!

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Chicken and Veggie Stir-fry
-2 chicken breasts, cooked in teriyaki sauce
-1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
-1 red bell pepper, sliced thinly lengthwise
-4 cups of broccoli
-2 cups baby carrots
-2 T coconut oil
-1/2 cup water
-1 T cornstarch
-2 T soy sauce
-Seasonings: Italian seasonings, garlic salt, season salt, pepper, red pepper powder(if you like it a bit spicy!)
Directions: Put all veggies in a pan on stove with coconut oil, and sauté until soft. Mix water, cornstarch, and soy sauce in bowl together. Add to pan of veggies. Season with all above to taste. Add cooked chicken in and cook for one more minute. Enjoy!