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Asian Chicken Marinade

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Sorry about the quality of the picture. Every where I took the plate, the sun would shine and make the picture look horrible. I eventually just gave up trying to get the picture the way I wanted it. Coop still has a nasty cough. He just sort of lays around, where ever. I feel horrible that he feels so badly still. Honestly, I think he feels fine, but it’s the cough that wears him out. He told me that his teacher made him leave the classroom because he coughed so much that it was bothering the other students who were trying to learn and pay attention.  It bothers me that this happened, because he just can’t help it. He’s so close to his max amount of days missed that he can’t stay home and rest and honestly, he doesn’t need to. He’s feeling fine really.

You really do want to let this marinade 2 to 3 hours. If you don’t it doesn’t have a lot of flavor.   If you baste it, it helps, but not as much as letting it soak in. Just a forewarning.

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoons ginger

4 cloves garlic

1 tablespoons sesame oil

Mix together. Marinade 2-3 hours. Grill.

 

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Honey Lime Chicken

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Life Made Sweeter put this recipe on their blog and I really thought I might like to try it.

THANK YOU Life made sweeter! This recipe is AHHHMAZING. Hashimoto’s has caused so many health issues for me and caused me to put on a ton of weight since I had my son. I have been seeing a nutritionist to get myself back in working order so to speak. I’ve lost a little bit, but it really takes time. I like that I’m not restricted and can eat out or have a soda if I choose to. Honestly, I don’t drink any soda really. Every once in a while I do, but it keeps me up all night if I drink them now. I used to drink nothing but soda. Now things are different, but I’m still struggling with certain areas of my journey. I’ll get there, but it feels like it’s taking an eternity. I find it a huge struggle when we’re running to appointments, or driving 3 hours just to get to an appointment. I need to step my game up. In the last year I’ve taken care of everyone else, I really need to focus on me for just a short period…I just need to feel good again!

1 lb chicken breasts

salt and black pepper to taste

3 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 lime

1/3 cup honey

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1/2 Tablespoon finely chopped cilantro

 

Seasonings:

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon chili powder leave out if sensitive to spice

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Spray a large sturdy baking sheet with cooking spray or for easier clean-up, line with parchment paper or heavy-duty foil.

Place the chicken on the prepared baking sheet. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, lime juice, honey, sesame oil, and cilantro together. Drizzle 1/3 of the sauce over the chicken.

Bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the seasonings in a small bowl and set aside.

After 20 minutes, remove baking pan from the oven, flip the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with seasonings and drizzle sauce over chicken (reserve 1 teaspoon for the end).

Return the oven back to the pan and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or once the chicken is cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of 165ºF.
Drizzle the chicken with additional sauce and turn the oven to broil for 1-2 minutes, until the chicken has a nice brown color (watch closely so the chicken does not burn).
Sprinkle with chopped cilantro or parsley, if desired and serve hot.
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Asiago Chicken Pasta

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I woke up this morning thinking “Is it the weekend yet?” I’ve been tired all day. I’m out of routine. That’s my problem. I could use a nap, but I know if I do nap, I wont be sleeping at all tonight.  Instead I’m finding things to do around my house to keep myself awake and going.

I’m looking for land. We desperately want to move. We thought we found the perfect land, but it fell through. Now we’re on the search again. I hope we find something. We found a house, but we put it on hold for the land…and of course it’s pending now. Go figure. Let’s hope we find the right place for us. I hope it’s soon.

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

2 oz shredded asiago cheese

1 lb boneless chicken cutlets

1 teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided

1/4 cup all purpose flour

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon minced garlic

9 oz linguine pasta, fresh

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

1/2 cup half and half

2 cups baby spinach

Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Coat chicken in flour on both sides. Shake off. In a preheated saute pan heat butter and oil. Cook chicken on both sides until browned and 165 degrees. Remove from pan. Place garlic, thyme, salt and pepper into pan. Cook and stir. Add pasta, stir in broth and half and half. Cook until pasta is tender. Stir in cheese and spinach. Cook until cheese melts. Serve chicken over pasta.

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Soy Honey Noodles

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I found this recipe at Simply Delicious. I really liked how simple it was to make. The only complaint that I have is the spice for the noodles was WAY too much. So I’ve revised the recipe to our liking…and I’ve made it a little bit different than the recipe calls for.

I really love it when I have fast recipes. I need this in my life. It’s important to be able to have quick recipes for our household. Sometimes I have zero time. On some days we’re running appointment to appointment. It ends up being a eat out night. I’m trying to put a stop to so many of those nights, so I’ve been on the hunt for recipes like this one. Enjoy it.

egg noodles (I used spaghetti noodles)

1-2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons fresh lemon/lime juice

½ teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Pinch red pepper flakes optional

salt & pepper to taste

for the chicken

4 skinless chicken breasts

2 tablespoons oil

garlic powder to taste

salt to taste

juice of ½ lemon

Broccoli

For the noodles: Cook the noodles in salted boiling water until al dente then drain and rinse with cold water.
Combine the soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, garlic powder, vegetable oil, chili flakes and seasoning and mix well.
Pour the dressing over the noodles and toss to combine for a few seconds over heat. Remove.
For the chicken: Heat a large, non-stick pan and add the oil. Season the chicken with salt and garlic powder and place in the pan. Cook on both sides until golden brown and cooked through. Add the lemon juice then remove and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
For the blanched broccoli: Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the broccoli. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes then remove and place in a bowl of ice water. Drain.

 

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Foil pack chicken and broccoli

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this recipe IS great! I omitted the rice in this picture that you see. I’ve made it a few times now and I’ve decided I prefer it without the rice. We generally make something different with it.

We’ve had quiet the day of laziness around these parts. We really need to do some grocery shopping, but I just haven’t felt much like it. I decided that I’d give some prep work a shot. A lot of times I don’t like to cook, because I have too much to do to get the food ready. I decided to start by cutting all my veggies, making sure they’re cleaned, and stored properly. It was so successful. I’ve been really pleased. I’m going to start doing this more now too!

What do you do in order to prep for your weekly meals?

4 4 oz chicken breasts, boneless skinless

  • 2 cups Instant brown or white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 teaspoons EACH chili powder Italian seasoning, black pepper,
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Pre-heat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with 4 sheets of foil (about 6-8 inches) and set aside.Combine the brown rice, and water in a medium bowl and soak for 5 minutes. Divide rice (and it’s water) into 4 sheets of foil.Pound chicken breasts with a meat tenderizer or a rolling pin until they are even. Place the chicken breasts and broccoli florets on the rice. Seasoning each chicken breast generously with 1 teaspoon of chili powder, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and salt to taste. Drizzle each packet with olive oil and fold the sides of the foil over the chicken, covering completely; seal the packets closed. Bake for 40-45 minutes (half if using thin sliced chicken), or until chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165F. Remove from oven and carefully open up the foils.

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Island Chicken

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I told you last time, we’d talk about the flu, so here it goes. I’m pretty sure we got it from our foster. However, Coop was the one who got it first, so chances are he probably got it from school. He had the sinuses type issues. After him, it was me…crazy enough hubby never got it! The crazy thing about it is he never got it!!! Seriously! They told us his immune system would be compromised for about a year.

His progress never seems to fail to amaze me. He’s still going to have a pending surgery, but that’s quiet normal. The neat thing is he’s able to do pretty much anything. He doesn’t have the swelling like others do. There is a lot of sensitivity though. Honestly, it’s quiet something! We’re so happy.

6 skinless chicken breasts

3 tablespoons lemon juice

zest of 1 lemon

2 garlic cloves minced

2 teaspoons dried oregano

2 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup chicken broth

salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything except the broth and marinade over night. Pour the marinade chicken and marinade into the crock pot. Add the chicken broth and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours.

I baked mine in the oven!

 

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Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

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I’m in love. This is soooo good. I tried it two different ways. First I ate it just like this- then another day I ate it and put it in a low carb tortilla. Everyone loved it. I’ve been asked to make it again, several times. I’ve been back on the wagon. I’m trying to lose weight. I think my biggest issue is that I try to do fast. That usually ends up processed, or take out. I’m struggling, but I’m for sure getting back on track. I’m determined it’s happening. I found this recipie at easy health llc

4 pieces of chicken (I prefer thin sliced)

2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

black pepper

1/2 chopped onion

1/2 a green bell pepper chopped

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

cheese of your choice

slice chicken into small thin pieces. mix worcestershire, onion and garlic powder, and add pepper to taste. Cover chicken. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil to a skillet. Add chicken and cook to brown. Remove. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and onions, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook to tender. Add chicken and mix. Cover with cheese until melted.