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Blackened Chicken Gumbo

This is my first attempt at making gumbo and I think it turned out pretty darn good! I had originally made this recipe for Simply Organic’s Cajun style recipes and I just had to to share it with y’all. I made this recipe using chicken and sausage, but I think shrimp or ham would also make a delicious addition.

Blackened Chicken Gumbo

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Chicken Kale Caesar Salad “In a Jar”

Salad in jar… Why have I never made these before? They are so easy to make! I made a Chicken Caesar Kale Salad, but any type of your favorite salad would work.  I have always kind of steered away from using kale in a salad. I always found it kind of bitter. But after I made this Kale, Strawberry and Avocado Salad, I learned that squeezing a lemon over the kale first and then massaging it with your hands turns the kale a bright green. This helps get rid of that bitter taste.   

Chicken Kale Caesar Salad

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Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Bake

I know, I know, I have yet another quinoa recipe. I bought this huge bag at Costco and I haven’t even made a dent in it. Good thing the fam loves the stuff!  Annnd it just so happens to be Cinco De Mayo next week so I was thinking Mexican.

Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Bake

This is an awesome week night recipe and leaves plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day. And my favorite part is I only used one pan for this dish! I have mentioned before how much I loooove my Lodge cast iron skillet, but it truly is one of my favorite pans. It’s inexpensive, durable, and goes from stove top to oven.

Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Back to the Enchilada Bake… The recipe is pretty basic so feel free to add any of your favorite toppings!

Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Bake
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
46 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
46 min
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
343g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420
Calories from Fat 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
26%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 82mg
27%
Sodium 866mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 7g
30%
Sugars 10g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A
44%
Vitamin C
68%
Calcium
17%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package directions
  2. 1 small onion, diced
  3. 1 sweet pepper, diced
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. 1 tablespoon chili powder
  6. 1 teaspoon cumin
  7. 1 lb chicken, cut into bit sized pieces
  8. 2 cups enchilada sauce
  9. 1/2 cup cheddar cheese

  10. Optional Toppings
  11. diced avocado
  12. diced tomatos or salsa
  13. green onion
  14. cilantro
  15. greek yogurt
  16. jalapeño peppers
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium high heat. Add diced onions and peppers and sauté for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, and chicken. Saute until chicken is cooked and not longer pink about 8 minutes.
  4. Add cooked quinoa and enchilada sauce and mix until combined. If you have a oven proof skillet top with cheese and bake for about 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. If you do not have an oven proof skillet and mixture to a lightly greased casserole dish, top with cheese and bake.
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Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl

I have a confession to make… I am obsessed with Sriracha sauce. There, I said it! I love it! I can’t get enough of it! In fact I am eating it on my eggs right now. And I can’t wait to eat it again for lunch because I have this delicious dish leftover from last night 🙂

Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Well this probably one of the best dinners I have made in awhile and it seriously took me about 15 minutes to make!

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Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Pets need delicious healthy food too! My Cooper, AKA Coop dog, loves to help out in the kitchen. And by help I mean wait for something to drop on the floor and he’ll gladly clean it up 🙂

Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Dog ApprovedMost dog treats and foods are filled with animal by products, corn, and a whole bunch of other junk our pets should not be eating. Yuck! Continue reading Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

For Father’s Day I made my husband his favorite dish, Cioppino. Cioppino is a seafood stew originating in San Francisco.

It’s an Italian-American dish and is typically made with the catch of the day. Or in my case whatever is on special and looks good! I decided on mussels, calamari, cod, shrimp, and crab.

Cioppino

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