Spiced Roast Chicken over Sweet Potatoes

Here’s a healthy twist on a classic dish. Chicken and sweet potatoes. What’s great about this recipe is how simple yet delicious it is.   Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces by your butcher ¼ cup olive oil plus more for coating sweet potatoes ¼ cup butter, melted half of a stick of butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp curry powder, mild 1 tsp cumin 4-6 whole sweet potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into cubes 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into strips 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tsp fresh thyme 2 tbsp fresh parsley for garnishing Instructions Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Add diced sweet potatoes, sliced onions, garlic, […]

Chicken and Broccoli Shells and Cheese

This is comfort food at it’s finest! Everyone loves this easy weeknight meal, couple this with perfectly creamy homemade shells and cheese made with chicken and broccoli. Turn your regular Wednesday into a comfort zone! Ingredients: 8 ounces medium shell pasta 3 cups broccoli, chopped into florets 2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 1 cup chicken broth ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon pepper ⅛ teaspoon salt 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded Instructions: In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions. Add broccoli during last 2-3 minutes of cook time. Drain and set aside. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium […]

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

This recipe calls for juicy chicken, fresh vegetables, and a tangy Hawaiian sauce to seal a perfect meal.  Ingredients: Serves: 4 servings For the marinade: ¼ cup ketchup 2 tablespoons brown sugar ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup pineapple juice 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar 2 teaspoons of finely minced peeled ginger 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil Salt and pepper to taste   To assemble: 1 and ½ tablespoons of olive oil 1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 and ½ inch cubes 1 cup of pineapple chunks, approximately 1 to 1 and ½ inches in size (Canned is fine) 1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 small green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium red onion, cut into 1 […]

Lemon Ricotta Parmesan Pasta with Spinach and Grilled Chicken

Who says past has to be boring?! If you’re a fan of pasta then this is a great recipe that will be sure to liven up a routine week. With simple instructions, this no hassle dish will surely impress your family or friends. So enjoy! Yield: About 5 – 6 servings Ingredients: 1 lb grilled chicken breasts, sliced into strips* 1 lb dry linguine, fettucine or spaghetti Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup reserved pasta water 6 oz fresh baby spinach, steamed just until beginning to wilt 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 1/2 cups part skim ricotta 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan, plus more for serving   Directions: […]

Tandoori Chicken!

At its most basic Tandoori Chicken (the name comes from a kind of traditional clay oven) is a spicy chicken dish made with yogurt and originating from the Punjab area (northwestern India).  It remains very popular, especially in Asia, but also in North America and Europe. It really served as the foundation for many popular Indian or quasi-Indian dishes, such as chicken tikka or chicken tikka marsala.  The more traditional recipes westerners tend to find much, much too hot.  Milder versions abound and all kind of variations exist.  This version is fairly basic, not too intense, and works with a variety of different side dishes. First, ingredients: 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice (fresh) 1 […]