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Chicken Burrito Bowls

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I am always looking for something to grab quick in the morning to take for lunch. If I don’t take something with me, I tend to go to the cafeteria and make bad choices or even worse hit a fast food place on my travels between hospitals.

I am really trying to eat more healthy and cut down on breads and eat more veggies.  Jordan found this recipe and wanted me to try it.  These were easy to make.  I was able to make 6 individual dinners out of one batch.  (they were plenty big).  The link that Jordan sent me had so many different kinds.  I am going to try a new one each week.

I keep these in the freezer and just grab one when I leave.  It is ready to pop in the microwave by lunch.  Delicious!!!!!!

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Chicken Burrito Bowls

2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

3 bell peppers ( I used one of each color), sliced

1 large red onion, sliced

2 TB olive oil

1 TB taco seasoning

1 jar salsa

3 cups cooked brown rice

1 can of black beans

1 can of corn

1 1/2 cups shredded cheese  ( used a pizza blend and it was great)

2 limes, cut into wedges

cilantro

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Place the chicken, peppers and onions on the sheet pan.  Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the chicken breast, making sure to season each side.  Season with salt and pepper.  Place a large scoop of salsa on each chicken breast.

Bake for 25 minutes.  I found that it took longer than this and my chicken was done before my peppers and onions.  I like my peppers and onions done quite well with the edges taking on a nice brown color.  I think next time I will cook my chicken separately so I don’t overcook and dry out the chicken.

Now for the fun part.  At least it was for me, but then again I like to make felt food.

In individual containers layer:

Rice

Beans and Corn

Salsa

Peppers and Onions

Chicken

Cheese

A little more salsa

Cilantro and Lime wedges

Eat immediately or keep in the freezer for a quick go to lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2017 in Recipes

 

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Thai Lettuce Wraps

I love, love , love lettuce wraps.  I have seen a lot of recipes for them and have tried a few, only to be a little disappointed.  I don’t like ones that have a ton of ingredients.  I found this recipe at Williams and Sonoma and I love it.  It is fast, easy and really good.  It is made with things I usually have on hand and I whipped these together in about 20 minutes.  Since there are so few ingredients and it is made with ground chicken, it fits into my revisiting of weight watchers (won’t tell you how many times this is for me!!).

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Thai Lettuce Wraps

Sauce:

6 TB soy sauce

2 TB rice vinegar

2 TB sesame oil

1 TB fish sauce

juice of 1/2 lime

2 tsp sugar

Mix all of these ingredients together.

In a wok heat 2 TB vegetable oil.  Add  1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, 1 1/2 Tb peeled and grated ginger, and  2 cloves garlic minced.   Cook for several minutes until aromatic.  Add 1 1/2 pounds of ground chicken, cooking until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.  Add half of the above sauce and cook for several minutes until absorbed.

Additional toppings:

Chopped cilantro, chopped basil, bean sprouts, rice noodles, chopped peanuts.

To serve, place a scoop of the chicken mixture on a leaf of lettuce.  Add additional toppings as desired.  Serve with the remaining dipping sauce.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2016 in Recipes

 

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Chili’s Quiltless Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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When I am being very good on Weight Watchers, I really try to limit my eating out, but I love Chili’s Guiltless Grilled chicken Sandwich. The combo of the grilled chicken breast with the honey mustard sauce is such a treat They do not carry this item any more. You have to order the regular grilled chicken sandwich and hold the cheese and bacon and order steamed broccoli instead of fries. This was hard at first since I love French fries, but I have really started to love their broccoli. It is steamed just right and has a little parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. I have been looking for a good alternate to make at home and I came across this one. A winner!!!!

Guiltless Grilled Chicken Sandwich

MARINADE
1 cup water
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1 dash garlic powder

FAT FREE HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING
2 tablespoons Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon fat-free mayonnaise
1 teaspoon vinegar

SANDWHICH
4 chicken breast fillets

4 whole wheat hamburger buns

1 cup shredded Lettuce

4 slices Tomatoes

Directions
Prepare the chicken marinade by combining the ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the chicken fillets, cover, and refrigerate for several hours. Overnight is even better.
When the chicken has marinated, cook the fillets on a preheated barbecue or indoor grill set to a high temperature for 4-7 min per side or until done.
While the chicken is grilling, make the fat-free dressing by mixing together the ingredients in a small bowl.
Build each sandwich by first stacking 1/4 of the lettuce on the bottom hamburger bun.
Stack the tomato slice on the lettuce.
Stack the chicken fillet on the tomato.
Cover each sandwich with the top bun and serve with honey mustard on the side.
8 Points per serving (1 sandwich).

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 (542 g)

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving % Daily ValueCalories 170.0 Calories from Fat 27 15% Amount Per Serving % Daily ValueTotal Fat 3.0g 4% Saturated Fat 0.6g 3% Cholesterol 0.4mg 0% Sugars 14.1 g Sodium 858.5mg 35% Total Carbohydrate 32.4g 10% Dietary Fiber 2.4g 9% Sugars 14.1 g 56% Protein 5.3g 10%

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Recipes, Uncategorized, Weight Watchers

 

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Roasted Pepper Stuffed Chicken Rolls

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I just tried these last night and I could not wait to post them.  I loved these.  There is a little deli in Salt Lake that serves a chicken sandwich that has these same flavors.  I think it is called Tuscan chicken sandwich.  This tastes so much like it, but without the carbs!!  I originally saw this on “Hungry Girl” but she used a tomato soup and sour cream sauce over it.  That did not sound great to me so I decided to just try the chicken roll without the sauce.  It was so good. This is a great skinnylicious recipe and one that I will be cooking again real soon.  It is simple and quick.

Ingredients

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Laughing cow light garlic and herb cheese wedges

Fresh Basil

Roasted Red peppers

 

Directions

Pound chicken breasts until thin and uniform in shape.   Place a wedge of the cheese, a few basil leaves and a piece of roasted pepper in the middle and roll up.  Secure with a tooth pick.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Place in a greased casserole dish and cook at 350 covered for about 30-45 minutes.  Remove foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes until chicken is starting to turn golden and juices run clear.

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Posted by on November 17, 2013 in Recipes

 

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Shredding Chicken–Brilliant

I have recently been introduced to Pinterest.  I know that is like saying “Hey we’ve landed on the moon”!!!  I have heard so much about this and every time I am at a party or shower, they tell me, “Oh I found this on Pinterest”, but I didn’t know what was out there and how it can take over your life!!!  Jordan had signed me up months and months ago and had even created me some boards, but there they stood empty and waiting.

I did not know how to pin, how to follow, nor did I even know I had my own FEED!!!  But my eyes have been opened.  Since pinning my first pin, I am ashamed to say I have stayed up till very late or should I say very early going from one person’s boards to another.  Each strike of the computer key opens up a whole new world to explore.

I can say that one thing I found has proven to be a time saver. I wish that it could make up for all the time I have used (not wasted) pinning!!!

This is brilliant.  I loved shredded Chicken in so many things, salads, enchiladas, wraps, soups, tacos, the list goes on and on.  But I hate to shred it.  Here is a very quick and easy way to get that restaurant like shredded chicken in minutes.

Boil chicken breasts and while still warm place in mixer with the paddle attachment.  Mix until chicken is shredded to desired amount.  This only takes seconds.  It is beautiful!!!!!

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Posted by on November 17, 2013 in Recipes

 

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Oriental Salad

Jordan and I had the best salad at little sandwich place in Farmington called Little Bites.  I went right to the store and bought all the ingredients for it and tried my luck at copying it.  I think I got it just right.

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Salad Ingredients

Chopped Lettuce

Julienned carrots

Sliced Cabbage

Mandarin Oranges

Cooked Bowtie Pasta

Shredded Chicken

Toasted Almonds

Poppy Seeds

 

Dressing

 

½ cup oil

½ cup rice vinegar

½ cup orange juice

¼ cup sugar

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp dry mustard

 

You can adjust salad ingredients and the dressing ingredients to your taste.

I made these up ahead for Jordan and I to take to work and school, as our mornings are early and busy, plus I love the look of the jars in my fridge—so cute!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2013 in Recipes

 

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Hawaiian Haystacks

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These were the thing back in the 60’s for all large events.  Kind of like the ham and funeral potatoes for Mormon funerals.  These were the standard Mormon missionary farewell menu item.

I was cleaning out an old recipe binder of mine and came across this and my mind was flooded with memories.  Back then the farewells were a family affair and the entire family spoke, sang, gave prayers etc.  See the old programs below 

I loved these haystacks!!!!!

I am going to resurrect them and make them for my family.  When I told them what was in them, I did not get a very enthusiastic response.  But then again I don’t think I would look at this recipe and want to make it if I had never tried them before.  Come on –chicken soup, pineapple and cherries.  Does not sound too appealing.  But there really is something about this combo that is so good together.  If this was before your time –give it a try.

These are great for a large crowd as everything can be done before and guests can customize their own haystacks to their liking.  Kids love making these and many of the ingredients are really very kid friendly.

Be brave and give it a try.

Hawaiian Haystacks

 Ingredients:

  1. Rice
  2. Chinese Noodles
  3. Diced Chicken
  4. Grated Cheese
  5. Cream of Chicken soup mixed with ½ to ¾ cup milk
  6. Chopped celery
  7. Chopped tomatoes
  8. Grated Swiss Cheese
  9. Cream of mushroom soup mixed with ½ -3/4 cup milk
  10. Sliced Green onions
  11. Crushed pineapple
  12. Coconut
  13. Marchino cherries
  14. Slivered almonds

Place all ingredients in their own bowls lining them up buffet style.  Keep soups warm.

Layer in order listed-choosing ingredients to your liking.

1965.11 Farewell Program (#38)

1965.17 Mike, Barry & Ric

1968.6 Don, Ric & Afton

1982.12 Missionary Picture

1982.16 Missionary Talk Program

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2013 in Recipes

 

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