Category Archives: chicken

Chicken and Asparagus with a Tarragon White Wine Sauce

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Hello blog readers.  It’s been awhile since my last post (6 months to be exact) and it’s because my life has been really busy.  I had a very busy summer and the start of the fall has been busy as well.  I am currently enrolled at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition training to be a Holistic Health Counselor.  That has consumed a lot of my free time so this is why I have neglected the blog.  One of the things we are learning about is setting goals and following through with those goals.  So I have made it a goal to make a post for every recipe that I have photos for and to keep this blog up-to-date.

I wanted to start with something comforting and easy to make.  I made this a few weeks ago.  I had most of the ingredients on hand.  This recipe is French influenced but it’s very light and healthy but hearty at the same time.

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Avgolemono Chicken Soup with Rice

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I got this recipe from a Food and Wine Magazine email that I receive every other day with great recipes that are healthy and easy to make. This soup is really easy to make because half the ingredients the recipe calls for are already cooked for you. To save time I bought the rotisserie chicken from the store already cooked and I used the boil-in-a-bag rice since it only takes about 8 minutes to cook.

Here is the excerpt from F&W’s site:

Avgolemono is a classic sauce of chicken broth, egg yolks and lemon juice; the addition of a bit more chicken broth, rice and shredded chicken turns it into a satisfying soup.

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Chicken with Creamy White Wine Sauce

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When I was in Florida for Thanksgiving, I was watching the Food Network because there wasn’t anything else to watch.  Barefoot Contessa was on and she was making this recipe.  She said that it is a French inspired sauce to pour over chicken or fish and that it was very easy to make.  As I was watching, I wrote down the ingredients and the methods she used.  I tried to find the recipe on Food Network’s site but I couldn’t find it so this post is basically going off of memory and what I have written down on a scrap piece of paper.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

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I had a holiday party a few weekends ago at my apartment and I wanted to make something that I haven’t made before.  I have heard about Buffalo Chicken dip before so I decided I was going to make it for the party.  I love anything Buffalo flavored; chips, almonds, wings, etc.  After searching the web for recipes I decided to take a piece of each recipe and create my own.

A lot of the recipes I saw online called for canned chicken.  I have never heard of canned chicken and the thought of it makes me sick.  I used fresh chicken breasts and just boiled them and once they were cool I shredded them with my hands.  Another common ingredient I saw was ranch dressing; another thing I am not a fan off along with mayo.  I always enjoy blue cheese with Buffalo wings so I decided to add that to the dip instead.  I had some scallions left over from another dip I made for the party so I added that to the dip to.

I mixed all the ingredients together and then cooked it in the oven for about 30 minutes.  Right before the party started I transferred the mixture to the mini-Crock Pot I have which kept it warm all night. If you don’t have a small Crock Pot, leave the dip in the baking dish.

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Farfalle Pasta with Chicken and Pesto

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I have been meaning to post this recipe for about a month now but I have been distracted with other things going on. I received this recipe via text from my friend Kasey.  Our text conversation started because she was asking me how I was doing and she told me what she made for dinner.  I responded that sounded delicious and then she suggested that we swap recipes. She then sent me a recent recipe she had made with pasta and pesto.  It sounded really easy to make and more importantly it is very healthy with good carbs and protein.  I was in the middle of my month-long boot camp class and decided this meal will be perfect to gain strength and replenish muscle.  It calls for pine nuts, but I forgot to put them on my grocery order.  Also to save time, I bought the chicken already cut up for stir fry.

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Chicken Fajitas

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I tried to come up with a healthy version of a favorite–chicken fajitas.  I got all fresh ingredients and whole wheat tortillas.  I even made up my own sauce to cook the chicken in.  Traditionally the chicken isn’t cooked in a sauce, but I wanted to add extra flavor.  I mixed fajitas and enchiladas and the end result is this.  Using a George Foreman grill would work great to cook the vegetables, but since I don’t own one I had to use a large skillet.

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Baked Chicken with Red Skin Potatoes and Artichokes

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Served over orzo.

I can’t remember where this recipe came from.  I found it in my recipe book hand written by me; so it’s either a recipe  my mom told me over the phone or I saw it on the Food Network.  The recipe calls for herbs that are flavors from the Mediterranean, particularly Italy, so I am categorizing this as a Mediterranean dish.  This is a very simple and healthy dish that is made with fresh, simple ingredients.  It is low in fat and it has a higher carbohydrate count because of the potatoes, but the protein from the chicken helps to balance that out.

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