Weeknight Lemon Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon dried italian herbs

Directions

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Combine 1/2 cup oil through herbs together. Combine the chicken and marinade in a large bag, and marinate for 1 to 8 hours.

In a large, deep skillet with lid, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add chicken to the skillet, then pour lemons and marinade on top. Cook until golden on one side, about 8 minutes. Turn the chicken, cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 7 minutes. Serve topped with lemons and sauce.

Crispy Baked Fish Tacos

Ingredients

Crema

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Fish

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 1/2 pounds firm white fish, such as halibut or cod, cut into 2 inch pieces

Tacos 

  • 12 corn or flour tortillas, warmed
  • 2 fresh avocados, sliced
  • 1 batch Cilantro Lime Slaw
  • Crema
  • Toppings (cilantro, sliced jalapeno, queso fresco, sliced radishes, sliced red onions)

Directions

Combine the crema ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Set aside.

Heat oven to 375. Spread the panko in an even layer on a jelly roll pan. Bake for 5-7 minutes, giving the pan a gentle shake halfway through until the panko is toasted and a deep golden brown (be careful that it doesn’t burn). Note: to make the panko even crispier, toss the panko it with 1 tablespoon of oil before toasting it.

Transfer the panko to a medium bowl. Add chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper to the bowl with the panko, then whisk until combined.

Whisk an egg in a small bowl. Dip a piece of fish in the egg and coat all sides. Then transfer the fish to the panko mixture and gently press it on so the fish is coated on all sides. Transfer the fish to a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake the fish for 10 minutes, or until it is cooked through. Internal temperature should be 145. Transfer to a wire rack, then use a for to roughly flake the fish into smaller pieces.

Fill warm tortillas with slaw, fish, crema, avocados and any desired toppings.

Chicken Tacos

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder (or more normal chili powder)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 limes, juiced (about 4 tablespoons)
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 24 corn or flour tortillas

Directions

In a large bowl, mix olive oil through limes to fully combine. Add chicken thighs to marinade and toss together to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook until done, about 5-7 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to cutting board and cut into bite sized chunks. Serve in warm tortillas with salsa and cheese.

Bunny Chicken Pot Pies

Ingredients

 

  • 1 pound bag of frozen cubed chicken, thawed
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas, with a 8 set aside
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts
  • Decorate with green onion, carrots, & peas

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)

Chop up celery and carrots. Place the chopped veggies, peas, and diced chicken in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Save about 8 carrot slices and 8 peas for the bunny face.

Roll out your pie crust. Place the souffle dish on the crust and cut a circle with a inch or so beyond the dish. If you want a bottom crust, place the bottom crust in the dish and press on the bottom and sides. There should be some of it sticking out around the top. Place the top crusts to the side.

Use the pie dough scraps to make the ears. Cut out ear shapes and place a popsicle stick on top. Add some scraps of dough on top of the popsicle stick and press along edges. Bake the ears for 10 minutes.

In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat.

Place the chicken mixture in bottom pie crusts (or in empty souffle dish) and pour the flour/milk mixture over the top. Cover with the top crust and seal edges. Cut small holes in the top for the eyes and nose. Place in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until lightly brown.

Decorate with green onion for whiskers, peas for eyes and carrots for the nose. Place the bunny ear crusts in the back side.

Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients

Carrots:

  • 2 lbs baby carrots, peeled
  • 2 T water
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T butter, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 1 t honey
  • 1/2 t ancho Chile powder
  • 2 t ground cumin
  • 1/4 t kosher salt

Pork:

  • 2 tenderloins
  • 1 t Ancho Chile powder
  • 2 t ground cumin
  • 2 t oregano
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 1 T olive oil

Directions
Preheat to 400.

Mix water through salt for carrots. Toss carrots. Cover with foil. Roast for 30 min.

Mix Chile powder through salt. Rub on tenderloin. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Brown tenderloin in each side about 5 min.

Remove foil. Add pork to pan. Roast for about 18 min until 145. Stir carrots as needed.

Let sit for 10 min.

Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Ingredients

Salmon:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4 salmon fillets

Avocado Salsa:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

1. In a large bowl, mix oil, salt, pepper, and paprika. Coat the salmon fillets with the marinade and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2. Grill the salmon on high heat for two minutes each side.

3. In a separate bowl, lightly toss avocados, 1/4 red onion, the juice from one lime, 1 Tbsp. olive oil and salt to taste.

4. Spoon avocado salsa on top of the cooked salmon. Top with finely cut cilantro and enjoy!

Anne’s Soy Glazed Salmon

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 lbs. salmon

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Stir up all the sauce ingredients.  Place the salmon in a baking dish (a little olive oil on the bottom of the pan) and pour the glaze over the salmon and season with some fresh ground pepper.  Bake the salmon for 20 minutes (uncovered).

Pepper Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pasta
  • Olive oil
  • Grated romano
  • Pepper (a lot)

Directions
Boil pasta. Save 1 cup of water, drain the rest. Add olive oil and reserved water. Add romano and a lot of pepper.

Slow Cooker Chicken, Green Beans, Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 1/4 pound quartered red potatoes
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1/4 t onion powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Directions
Place chicken in slow cooker. Add green beans on one side. Add potatoes to the other side and mound high. Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic cloves. Pour over chicken, green beans and potatoes. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours.

One Pot Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts (4 thin), diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 14 oz chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 pound uncooked penne
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded parmesan

Directions
Saute chicken breasts. Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Add broth, cream and penne. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stir in parmesan.

Don’t double, it doesn’t taste great as leftovers.