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Chicken Vegetable Rice

Chicken Vegetable Rice
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups chicken breast
  • Raw Chicken
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • Corn
  • 2 cups zucchini
  • Zucchini
  • 1½ cups carrots
  • Carrot
  • 1 cup green onions
  • Green Onions
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cups uncooked rice
Instructions
  1. Prepare rice according to package instructions.
  2. In skillet cook chicken in Olive oil (I like to use Tuscan Herb flavored) over medium heat, until no longer pink.
  3. Add in vegetables and cook until all vegetables are tender.
  4. Add in rice, mix well and serve.

 

Turkey Empanadas

Turkey Empanadas
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground turkey meat
  • 1 medium sweet onion, finely diced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup raisins
  • refrigerated pie crust sheets - for 2 pie crusts
Instructions
  1. In a large cast iron skillet, brown the turkey. Add the onions when the turkey is almost cooked, and continue cooking until the onions are translucent. Then add the next 7 ingredients (everything except the pie crusts) and turn heat down to low; simmer gently for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking oil.
  3. Unroll the pie crust sheets and cut both into even quarters and place on baking sheet. Spoon the mixture into the middle and fold over, matching edges of the crust. Seal the edges by pressing the tines of a fork along.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove and cool slightly.

 

Easy Skillet Chilaquiles

Easy Skillet Chilaquiles
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 12 small corn tortillas, torn into small strips
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 to 2 cups homemade salsa (roja or verde)
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup grated Pepper Jack cheese
  • homemade salsa for topping
Instructions
  1. In large skillet over medium heat, add cooking oil; when hot add the tortilla strips and cook, flipping often until they browned slightly and slightly crisp
  2. Pour in the salsa and stir to coat the tortilla pieces well; reducing heat to low.
  3. Top the tortilla strips with chicken and cover with shredded cheese. Loosely cover the skillet, allowing the chicken to warm and the cheese to melt. Remove from heat.
  4. Serve immediately.

 

Whole Wheat Mac ‘N Real Cheese

Whole Wheat Mac 'N Real Cheese
 
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5
 
Ingredients
  • 8 oz whole wheat elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables
  • 1¾ cups milk, divided
  • 3 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¾ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni according to package direction.
  2. When macaroni is half way cooked add frozen vegetables and continue cooking until macaroni is tender.
  3. Drain through a colander and keep warm.
  4. In sauce pan, add 1½ cups of the milk to the pot and bring to a simmer.
  5. Whisk together remaining milk, flour, salt and pepper.
  6. Slowly add flour mixture to simmering milk, simmer until thickened.
  7. Add both cheeses and mustard, stir constantly until cheese is melted completely.
  8. Add Macaroni and Vegetables, stirring until well coated.

 

Thai Broccoli Chicken Salad

Thai Broccoli Chicken Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets, cut small
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas, thawed
  • ¼ cup diced green onion
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges
  • finely shredded cabbage for serving, optional
Instructions
  1. In large mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, soy sauce, lemon juice and water.
  2. Whisk until all ingredients are smooth. Add a small amount of water if needed
  3. Add to broccoli, sweet peas, onions, mandarin oranges, and chicken and toss.
  4. Serve immediately.

 

Albacore Asian Stir Fry

Albacore Asian Stir Fry
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 - 5 oz . cans white albacore tuna, packed in water
  • peanut oil
  • 1 small sweet onion, cut into thin strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 - 16 oz bag frozen stir-fry vegetables
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • hot cooked brown rice for serving
Instructions
  1. Drain Tuna.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet until very hot.
  3. Add the onion and garlic and stirring quickly for approximately.
  4. Add frozen vegetables and cook, stirring until vegetables soften, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Cook on a high of heat as possible, but do not burn.
  6. When vegetables are tender, stir in the soy sauce, lemon juice, add the albacore.
  7. Remove from the heat, and stir gingerly to combine.
  8. Serve over hot cooked brown rice.

 

Quinoa Chili Casserole

 

Quinoa Chili Casserole
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated or minced
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 - 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 - 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • ½ Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease 13x9 baking pan.
  3. In large skillet over medium-high heat, combine olive oil, onions, red bell pepper and cook until vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients EXCEPT cheese.
  5. Bring mixture to a boil, turn down to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Place mixture in the 13x9 pan and sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes (cheese should be bubbly and melted)
  8. Remove and let stand for approximately 10 minutes to let it all set together.