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Black Pepper Chicken

4 servings


1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
1-1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1-inch fresh ginger root, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
3 tablespoons lite soy sauce, divided (optional, coconut aminos, Tamari or Bragg Liquid Aminos)
3 tablespoons white vinegar, divided
1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar or honey
2 tablespoons olive oil


Whisk together in a medium sized bowl, half of the soy sauce, half of the vinegar, and the sweetener. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Place in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes.

Add oil to a skillet and heat to medium-low. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds, just until garlic is golden and fragrant, but not burnt.

Add the marinated chicken with any juices in the bowl and cook for 3 minutes. Add the bell pepper strips, remaining soy sauce and vinegar, and black pepper and stir. Cook for about 10 minutes until peppers have softened and chicken is cooked through.

Spoon chicken over or alongside brown rice or quinoa.


Slow Cooker Nacho Soup


2 pounds chicken breast, boneless, skinless
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
6 cups chicken broth or beef
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 cup monterey jack cheese
sour cream
additional cheese
tortilla chips
diced tomatoes


Place chicken, onion, garlic and spices into a 6-quart slow cooker. Using a set of tongs or a large spoon, mix the ingredients together. Once mixed, pour in chicken broth.

Set slow cooker to HIGH, cover and cook for 3 hours.

After 3 hours remove and shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Return shredded chicken to the slow cooker and add tomatoes, beans, heavy cream and cheese. Cover and set slow cooker to the LOW setting.

Let soup cook for an additional 45 minutes.

Ladle soup into bowl and top with favorite nacho toppings. Serve with tortilla chips.

you can use turkey or beef

Oven Baked Chimichangas

Yields: 4 servings


1 pound Ground Turkey ( Or Chicken)
1 package Taco Seasoning (1.25 Oz)
1 cup Water
1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
2 teaspoons Chopped Fresh Oregano
2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Cilantro
1 can Fire-roasted Green Chiles (7 Oz.)
1/2 cup Diced Fresh Tomatoes
2 Chopped Green Onions
1/2 cup Low Fat Sour Cream
1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
4 Tablespoons Melted Butter
4 Large Flour Tortillas (Burrito Sized)
1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (to Melt On Top)
Garnish: Tomatoes, Lettuce, Cheese, Guacamole, Salsa, Sour Cream


Saute poultry until cooked through and starting to brown. Add taco seasoning and stir. Add water and stir. Over med – low heat cook until liquid has reduced 2/3.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Add cumin, oregano, cilantro, chiles, tomatoes and green onions. Simmer until the rest of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream and 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.

Lay tortillas on wax paper and brush both sides with the melted butter. Spoon 1/4 of filling into center of tortilla and fold like and envelope. (use a slotted spoon to get rid of any excess liquid)

Put tortillas, seam-side down on a non-stick sheet pan. Spaced so they DO NOT touch. Bake 20 -25 minutes or until golden and crisp (Mine only took 15 minutes so keep an eye on them or they’ll burn!).

Sprinkle with cheese and return to oven to melt.

Serve with the garnishes.

Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup quartered fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
3 cups red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
4 cups fresh spinach
1/4 cup snipped fresh basil
2 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese


In a 12-inch skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir for 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Remove from skillet.

Add mushrooms and onion to skillet. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms and onion are tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Return chicken to skillet; stir in tomatoes. Cook about 2 minutes or until heated through. Add spinach and basil; toss just until spinach is wilted.

Divide chicken mixture among dinner plates. Sprinkle with cheese.

King Ranch Chicken Casserole


3 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 onion, chopped
1 green or red bell pepper, diced (remove seeds/stems)
1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup chicken broth
1 can (10 oz) Ro-Tel diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
12 soft corn tortillas (6 inch), torn into 1-inch pieces
3 cups shredded Cheddar Jack cheese
cooking spray


Heat oven to 350F.

Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.

In large bowl, stir together chicken, veggies, soups, tomatoes, chili powder and garlic salt.

Layer one-third of the tortilla pieces in baking dish. Top with one-third of the chicken mixture and 2/3 cup of the cheese. Repeat layers twice, ending with the cheese.

Bake uncovered 32 to 35 minutes or until bubbly.

Slow Cooker: Easy Taco Soup


1 lb Frozen Chicken Breast
1 Can Bush’s Great Northern Beans (undrained)
1 Can Black Beans (undrained)
1 Can Dark Red Kidney Beans (Partially Drained)
1 Can Green Giant White Corn (undrained)
1 Packet Taco Seasoning
1 Packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix. (powder)
1 Can Diced Tomatoes w/ Green Chiles (undrained)
+ Dash of Cumin.


Place all ingredients in crock pot.

Cook 1 hour on high or 6 hours on low.

Notes: Do not defrost chicken, put it in first, on the bottom of the pot closest to the heating mechanism. Do not drain any of the cans except the kidney beans and even then only drain off what sits on the top of the can, leave 3/4ths of undrained.

Can be substituted with a pound of frozen ground beef. Can be topped with shredded cheese and sour cream.

Cheddar Baked Chicken


1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup AP flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 pouch Shake n Bake Extra Crispy
1 cup Rice Krispies
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Pour your melted butter to coat the baking dish.

Mix the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together the egg and milk.

In a third bowl, combine the cheese, bread crumbs, and cereal.

Keep your bowls in that order and work down the line. First, dredge your chicken in the flour mixture, dip in the eggs, then press it in the bread crumb mixture to coat. Really push the chicken down in the bread crumbs. Transfer to your baking dish.

Bake for 35 minutes or until coating is golden brown and chicken is done.