Easy Chicken Parmesan Wraps

Ingredients 3 cups roughly shredded, cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts (see note) 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (make sure yours is a salt-free blend) 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup your favorite marinara sauce 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil 4 Flatout breads (we used Light Italian Herb) 1 cup shredded, reduced-fat Italian cheese blend Additional marinara sauce, warmed for dipping, if desired Instructions 1. Place shredded chicken in a medium bowl. Add Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper, and stir well to combine. 2. Add marinara sauce and basil to chicken mixture, and stir to combine again. 3. Optional: If you want your filling piping hot, you can microwave the chicken mixture at this point […]

Chicken and Herb Quinoa

Ingredients: Chicken and marinade 1 pound (450g) chicken tenders (or skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into strips) Juice of two limes 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon crushed cashews 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus extra, to serve Salt and cracked black pepper Instructions: 1. Grind all the spices (cumin, fennel, sesame, coriander seeds, and cashew) in a grinder or mortar. Place the lime juice, minced garlic, spice mix, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix to combine. 2. Place the chicken, in a large salad bowl. Rub the marinade over the chicken and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Drain from the marinade and stir fry the chicken […]

Bacon Green Bean Bundles

Sides are the best way to add to your Christmas meal, here’s a great recipe for green beans. Ingredients: Green beans (about 1½ lbs) 6-8 beans per bundle ½ teaspoon baking soda 6 slices bacon ¼ teaspoon garlic powder salt & pepper to taste 1 tablespoon brown sugar Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook bacon on the stovetop until slightly cooked (You don’t want it crispy). Reserve any drippings. Trim and wash green beans. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add baking soda. Add green beans and cook 3 minutes until tender crisp. Remove from boiling water and place in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking. Dab beans dry and toss with reserved bacon […]

Maple Glazed Roasted Turkey

Ingredients: 1 (7-8 lb.) whole turkey breast, fresh or frozen and thawed ½ apple, chopped into two pieces ½ lemon ½ onion 1 stalk celery, halved 1 sprig fresh rosemary 1 sprig fresh thyme Salt, to taste ½ cup (1 stick) butter ½ cup pure maple syrup 1 cup water Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse the turkey breast with cold water. Pat dry. Stuff turkey cavity with apple, lemon, onion, celery, rosemary, and thyme. Sprinkle salt inside the cavity. Place the turkey in a large shallow roasting pan lined with aluminum foil. Don’t skip the aluminum foil (it makes clean up quick and easy)! TO PREPARE THE GLAZE: In a small saucepan, melt butter with maple syrup […]

Apple Pie Bites

Ingredients: ⅓ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons butter, melted ⅓ cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced into 8 (1/2-inch) slices 1 (8-ounce) can Pillsbury Original crescent rolls Instructions: Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Unwrap the crescent roll and separate the triangles. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Evenly spread butter onto each triangle. Sprinkle each triangle with a lot of sugar and cinnamon mixture, and sprinkle with the pecans or walnuts, Wash the apple and cut into 8 equal slices. Place a piece of apple on each triangle of dough (on a wider side) and roll it in a croissant. Arrange […]

Hot dog Spiders

Ingredients: 1 package of your favorite Applegate Hot Dogs 1 tube refrigerated crescent dough, preferably Annie’s brand 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds Ketchup, for serving Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut each hot dog in half lengthwise, then cut each piece in half crosswise (each hot dog will make 4 treats). Keeping the middle intact, use the tip of a knife to make 3 slices at either end of each hot dog piece (this will make 4 legs on either side). Once all the hot dogs are cut, cut the dough into strips, about 1 inch wide and 2 inches long (you may not use all of the dough). Wrap a piece […]

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined Coupons 24 ounces broccoli florets* 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 1 green onion, thinly sliced FOR THE SAUCE 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional Instructions: In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, cornstarch and Sriracha, if using; set aside. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes. Add […]

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Ingredients: 1/4 cup olive oil 4 chicken breasts 1 1/2 sweet potatoes, cubed 1 large lemon, squeezed 1 large lemon, sliced 2 Tablespoons rosemary 5 garlic cloves, crushed Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Add olive oil to a large cast iron skillet or to a roasting pan, and heat over medium-high heat. If using a roasting pan, you may need to use it over two burners. Sprinkle desired amount of salt and pepper over chicken breasts. Then place the chicken breast sides down in the pan. Add the cubed sweet potatoes, and cook in pan/skillet for 4-5 minutes or until the chicken is browned. Turn the chicken over and pour lemon, rosemary, and […]

Garlic Baked Shrimp

Ingredients:  1 ½ pounds raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 3 tablespoons white wine Kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) melted butter ½ cup Panko bread crumbs 1-2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh Italian-leaf parsley, chopped Instructions: Preheat oven to 425°F. In a medium mixing bowl, add the shrimp, garlic, and white wine and toss to combine.  Transfer the shrimp mixture to a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, and spread the shrimp out in an even layer.  Season with with salt and pepper. Rinse out the mixing bowl, then add the melted butter and Panko, and use a fork to stir everything together until it’s evenly combined. With your fingers, sprinkle the mixture evenly in […]

Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red onion, diced 3 garlic cloves 1 large chipotle pepper, minced (from can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce) 1 lb. ground lean turkey 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 15 oz. Muir Glen diced fire roasted tomatoes ¾ cup black beans, drained and rinsed ¾ cup frozen corn ¼ cup fresh cilantro, diced ½ cup dried quinoa 7 large bell peppers, tops cut off and seeds removed (assorted colors) ¾ cup shredded colby jack cheese optional garnish: sliced green onions, diced cilantro, sliced avocado Instructions: Preheat oven to 350. In a small saucepan add 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and add […]