Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

I could tell after one bite of this cheesy chicken and broccoli pasta that this was going to be on a frequent rotation of dinners at my house. It probably took me 35 minutes, start to finish, including 30 minutes to cook the chicken. I boiled up some shell pasta and added in the broccoli…

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Souvlaki Chicken Skewers

I can’t think of a better time to fire up your grill than Labor Day weekend (besides Memorial Day, 4th of July, and any given weekend during summer). But Labor Day is what we’re celebrating at this moment, and I’m going to make the most of this clear and sunny day in Washington. Today we’re…

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Peanut Chicken Quesadillas

Here’s another great quick and easy lunch/dinner idea. Flour tortillas packed with shredded chicken, lots of blended cheese, green onion, and my new favorite obsession- peanut sauce. Peanut sauce is made from peanut butter, which of course is always welcome at my table. It’s blended with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and lime juice, and becomes this…

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Slow Cooked Coconut Curry

Savory gets me every time. Today I threw a whole bunch of veggies, chicken, and coconut milk into a slow cooker and let it cook me dinner. This is a winning recipe for curry newbies. It has plenty of room for simple swaps- like zucchini or carrots, and chicken or shrimp. You can also raise…

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Moroccan Chicken with Lemons and Dates

How to make sure you have the perfect weekend- make sure it ends with this Tan-Tan Moroccan Chicken with Lemons and Dates. The Tan-Tan seasoning is full of flavor and makes this otherwise simple chicken dinner, something very special. There’s a hint of sweetness from the cinnamon in the Tan-Tan mixture and from the pitted…

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Slow Cooker Taco Soup

This slow cooker favorite is loaded with seared chicken, black beans, fire roasted tomatoes, corn, and seasonings galore. It’s basically a party in a pot and it’s addictive. The longer you let this cook, the more lovely the flavors become. I put a good amount of dry rub on some chicken, gave it a quick sear,…

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Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole

Weekend planning complete! I’m a huge fan of enchiladas; it’s the first thing I look for on the menu of a Mexican restaurant, (okay, second thing- after margaritas). I love the idea of pairing the bold and cheesy flavors of an enchilada with a comforting rice casserole. As long as you’re willing to heat up…

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Lemon and Sage Chicken Cutlets

I’m always looking for new ways to amp up the weeknight dinner staple, chicken breasts. Have you tried fried sage before? It is seriously delicious and has recently become one of my new favorite flavors. Last night we indulged in some one-pot lemon and sage chicken cutlets with a white wine sauce. Lightly breaded chicken cutlets dipped…

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Honey Balsamic Chicken Tenders

The rich combination of honey, balsamic, and garlic gives these chicken strips tons of flavor. This is an easy weeknight meal that I like serving over a bed of rice or whole wheat noodles, sauce included. Chicken strips are marinated for about 30 minutes with a killer combo of garlic, balsamic, and dried herbs, then…

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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Though most people buy Caesar dressing in a bottle, homemade is incredibly easy and tastes far superior to store bought. This is a classic Caesar salad recipe with romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, green onions, and shredded Parmesan cheese. Turning this dish into a pasta salad with all the same Caesar flavors gives it a heartiness…

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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Healthy, simple, slow cooker chicken fajitas recipe that only requires a few ingredients. This is the best method I found to keep the chicken from drying out. Use your own spices to taylor to your level of preference.

One Pot Chicken Lo Mein

Throw all ingredients into a large stock pot and done! I like to use whole wheat linguini boiled in chicken stock with carrots, green onion, bell pepper, chicken, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes for a kick.