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Paleo Spicy Chicken Bake

After making this recipe again last night, I decided I just had to share it with you because it was too good to keep to myself. It’s spicy so if you’re not a huge fan of spice cut out the red pepper flake! Make it for dinner tonight and let me know what you think!

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Ingredients:

  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 2-3 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Sprinkle of red pepper flake

Directions:

  1. In a skillet sauté your chicken breast, diced into small pieces in the tbs. of olive oil.
  2. Once the chicken is no longer pink add in the red bell pepper and sauté 2-3 minutes longer.
  3. Add in the coconut aminos, juice, from the lemon and honey and let sauté 1-2 minutes over low heat.
  4. Lastly add in the cayenne pepper and red pepper flake and let simmer 3-5 minutes over low heat.

Makes 4 servings

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Paleo Chicken Cacciatore

I’ve mentioned it before but growing up I was constantly on a diet. From high school on it was rare that I actually ate what everyone else was eating. I am so blessed to have a wonderful family that still sits down to dinner together during the week. I don’t always make it but when I do it is so awesome to actually be included in the meal and be able to eat what everyone else is eating. Now it is not such a concern whether or not my mom put exactly 1 tbs. of olive oil in our meal or if I am eating 3 or 4 oz of chicken in my meal. It seems like such a simple concept but when food is not your friend for so long, you learn to appreciate the little things. My mom is an amazing cook and I think I love to cook myself so much because I grew up around her in the kitchen. This is her recipe I’m sharing. We all sat down to dinner together and I ate it. My family is not gluten free so they had it with pasta and I put mine on spaghetti squash and didn’t notice a difference. The best part of my meal wasn’t the food though, it was the company. I challenge you to sit down to dinner with your family, significant other, roommate, or friends at least 3 times this week. Relax, unwind, and enjoy. You’ll actually enjoy your food more, be more satisfied, and become less stressed….sounds awesome doesn’t it?!

Paleo Chicken Cacciatore

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • fresh basil
  • 1 small can peas
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbs. olive oil

Directions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Slice your spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and bake, open sides down for 1 hour at 400 degrees.
  3. Meanwhile chop your fresh veggies and chicken into small pieces.
  4. In a saucepan saute your olive oil and chicken over medium heat.
  5. Once the chicken is no longer pink add in your fresh veggies (zucchini and peppers).
  6. Add in your crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, and fresh baby spinach and continue to saute.
  7. Lastly add in your peas and fresh basil and let simmer over low heat.
  8. Once the spaghetti squash is cooked, scrape out the insides using a fork to make “spaghetti”.
  9. Serve your chicken and vegetable mixture over the spaghetti squash and enjoy!

Makes 4 servings 

Does your family ever sit down to dinner together???

Spicy Southwestern Chicken and Spinach

If you’re a regular blog reader you’ve probably seen me eat this chicken combination often on my what I ate Wednesday posts….

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It’s also always in my grocery hauls. I love AppleGate Farms Southwestern chicken. You may also know that cooking raw chicken grosses me out, so this chicken has been the perfect solution for me! It is pretty expensive though so I decided to try and make my own southwestern chicken recipe and save some money. My version came out pretty similar and while I will probably still pick up Applegate farm’s brand on occasion (convenience always wins for me) it’s good to know I have this option too!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 bag frozen or 1 box fresh spinach
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 tbs. molasses
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/8 tsp. cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 

  1. Heat a non stick skillet with your olive oil.
  2. Dice your chicken breast into small cubes and saute in the olive oil.
  3. Dice your bell peppers into small pieces and heat your spinach if frozen.
  4. Once your chicken is almost cooked (there is no more pink), add in your diced bell pepper.
  5. Continue to saute until the chicken is fully cooked.
  6. Add in your seasoning and spices starting with the molasses and ending with salt and pepper.
  7. Continue to stir and saute and add in your fresh or pre cooked spinach.
  8. Heat until the spinach has wilted and everything is heated.
  9. Optional: Squeeze with lemon or lime juice and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes for extra spice!

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Any store bought foods you always go with over homemade??? Are you all about convenience like me?