Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

This light pasta dish was just the ticket for a healthy and tasty dinner. Ingredients: 1 (16 ounces) package dried penne pasta (1) 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into cubes salt & pepper, to taste garlic powder, to taste ½ cup chicken broth 1 bunch slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces 1 … [Read more...]

Chicken Mac & Cheese

Chicken Mac & Cheese

I made this dish the other night when Danny and Ashley (my son and daughter-in-law) came over to have dinner with us and pick up the kids.  I wanted something gluten free for David but something everyone else would like, too.  I used gluten free pasta, flour and bread crumbs which made this gluten free.  It was very good and we all liked it a lot, but next time I’m going to make it without the … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

I’ve tried several recipes that involved foil packets cooked on the grill.  I like them!  They’re SO easy and they don’t heat up the kitchen! So here’s the latest and it’s super easy. Ingredients & Directions: In a big piece of foil, tightly wrap 1 small chicken breast cut into cubes, 1 chopped sweet potato, sliced scallions, a dash of sriracha, a palmful of sesame seeds (optional) … [Read more...]

Kale Cobb Salad

Kale Cobb Salad

I don’t have a lot of good dinner/salad recipes so I was pretty excited about this one.  I didn’t mix everything together in the bowl.  Instead I made individual servings so every bite would be packed with goodies.  I’ll definitely be making it again. Ingredients: 6 slices bacon (1) ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup chopped shallot (I omitted) 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Rotisserie Style Chicken Recipe

Rotisserie Style Chicken

I made my first batch of bone broth last week but I made this recipe first.  I cooked a chicken in the crock pot and then used the drippings, bones and skin to make bone broth.  The chicken was a hit and so was the broth. Ingredients: 1 (4-5 lb) whole roasting chicken 3 teaspoons kosher salt (1) 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (2) 1 teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 … [Read more...]

Caprese Chicken with Bacon

Caprese Chicken with Bacon

Wow!  This was amazingly delicious and easy and I will definitely be making it again. Ingredients: 8 bacon strips 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each) (1) 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 2 plum tomatoes, sliced (2) 6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced (3) 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese Directions: Place bacon in an … [Read more...]

Crispy Rosemary Chicken & Fries

Crispy Rosemary Chicken & Fries

This one-pan meal was easy to make and tasted great!  The chicken was tasty and the fries were delicious. Ingredients: 8 bone-in chicken thighs (3 pounds) (1) 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried crumbled rosemary 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or ½ teaspoon dried oregano 1-1/2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 6 small red potatoes, quartered (2) 3 … [Read more...]