Chicken & Bean Chili

Chicken & Bean Chili

This delicious Chicken & Bean Chili is so easy to make and it tastes great.  Don’t be scared off by the long list of ingredients – it’s mainly spices.  And if you don’t have one of the spices, leave it out (except the cumin – that’s the most important one). Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 cans … [Read more...]

Foil-Packet Chicken Puttanesca

Foil-Packet Chicken Puttanesca

This gluten free recipe was a hit at our house and I’ll definitely be making it again but with a few minor changes.  Check out the Notes section below for what I’ll do different next time. And in case you’re wondering what “puttanesca” means (I didn’t know), Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “served with or being a pungent tomato sauce typically containing olives, garlic, capers, hot … [Read more...]

Chicken with Asparagus, Mushrooms & Rice

Chicken with Asparagus, Mushrooms & Rice

David LOVED this recipe, especially the way I modified it.  He said he would definitely like for me to make it again.  Next time I might make it without the mushrooms – then I would eat it, too. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 chicken thighs (1) 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 ounces sliced mushrooms (about 2 cups) (2) 1 cup brown rice ½ teaspoon salt ¼ … [Read more...]

Summer Chicken Salad (GF)

Summer Chicken Salad

This summer salad is light and refreshing and works for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: 3-1/2 cup seasoned chicken breasts, cooked and chopped 1 small zucchini, diced into small cubes 2/3 cup assorted color cherry tomatoes, halved ½ avocado, diced ½ bunch asparagus, roasted & chopped (click here for a great recipe for roasted asparagus) 1-2 scallions/green onions, diced 1/3 … [Read more...]

Slow-Cooker Chicken Vegetable Soup

Chicken and Vegetable Soup

This easy to assemble, gluten free soup, has great flavor and can be easily be modified based on your preferences.  If you don’t eat soup in the summer (we obviously do), you’ll definitely want to make it in the fall. Oh, and be sure to read about how I changed it.  My changes made it easier and a bit cheaper. Ingredients: ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon ground pepper 4 boneless, … [Read more...]

Three-Herb Chicken

three herb chicken

My family isn’t a fan of bone-in chicken or any other piece except the chicken breast but I thought this recipe sounded good.  However, grilling didn’t end up being an option so I used chicken breasts instead and cooked them in the oven.  I still plan to try this as written, but in the meantime, it was also very good the way I did it. Ingredients: ½ cup vegetable oil ½ cup lime juice 2 … [Read more...]

Italian Chicken-Lentil Soup

Italian Chicken-Lentil Soup

I wasn’t sure about putting soup on my menu since the weather’s getting warmer, but as it turned out, it was COLD the day I made this so it was perfect! Ingredients 4 medium carrots, sliced (2 cups) 1 medium zucchini, chopped (2 cups) 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 1 cup dried lentils (8 ounces), sorted, rinsed 4-1/2 cups chicken broth ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 lb … [Read more...]