cheddar chicken

IMG_1876

This is one of the best meals I make. I made it for some friends one night and they would not leave without the recipe. Every time they make it I get messages that say, making your awesome chicken again. Everyone loves it! You MUST try this. All the flavors mixed together and it is a wonderful taste.

Here we go, I know you want to be eating it as soon as possible!

prep time: 15 minutes   cook time: 40-60 minutes   oven temp: 400°

ingredients:
chicken breasts
sharp cheddar cheese
BBQ sauce
green onions
rotel tomatoes with jalapeno
bacon bits
salt
pepper

IMG_1875

I always start out by lining my pan with aluminum foil. It makes clean up a lot easier. Place the chicken breasts on pan and shake some salt and pepper on top. It tastes best if you use fresh uncooked chicken breasts. I have used frozen chicken and it just wasn’t as good. Place in the oven at 400° until the juices run clear. Time will depend on how thick your chicken is.

When chicken is done take out of oven and top with your favorite BBQ sauce. I recommend Sweet Baby Ray’s original BBQ sauce, if you have never tried it you don’t know what you are missing. Next add shredded cheddar cheese. As much as you like. (I love cheese so my piece always has a little more.) Finally add tomatoes, bacon bits, and green onions. Place the chicken back in the oven until the cheese is melted and serve immediately.  It is really simple for a meal that is this delicious!

Enjoy!

IMG_1880

Advertisements

burrito bowls

135

This has been one of my favorites lately. It is inexpensive, healthy, and so good. I could eat these every day! I love Mexican food, I believe it all started with my love of salsa. Taco’s and burritos have lots of calories in their shells, so some genius came up with eating them without shells. Thank you to that person! Burrito bowls are everything you love in your burrito without the calorie filled taco shells.

prep: 30 minutes   cook time: 15 minutes   total time: 45 minutes
*guacamole prep time not included.

ingredients:
(this is what I like you can take out and add what you love in your burritos)
diced sweet onion
cilantro
diced jalapenos
can of Rotel tomatoes with jalapenos
can of low sodium black beans
1.25 lbs ground turkey
taco seasoning
(see ingredients below to make your own)
shredded colby and monterey jack cheeses
guacamole

ingredients for taco seasoning:
(if you want to make your own instead of buying the bag of it at the store)
1.5 TBSP chili powder
1 TBSP ground cumin
1/2 TBSP paprika
1/4 TBSP cayenne pepper
1/2 TBSP dried orageno
1/2 TBSP garlic powder
1/2 TBSP onion powder
salt and pepper

IMG_1848

Lets get started! I start out by making the guacamole so it can be put in the refrigerator and chill while the rest is prepared. I like my guacamole cold rather than warm. Next prep your taco seasoning. When this is ready start cooking the turkey breast on medium heat on the stove. Keep an eye on it and start cutting up your onion, jalapeno and cilantro. Also, open the tomatoes and drain the juice and open the beans and rinse them off. When you are cutting the jalapenos I would advise wearing gloves. If you don’t do NOT touch your eyes for a day or two. No matter how many times you wash your hands the heat will be there for awhile.
When the turkey meat is done add the seasoning and some water to help stir it around. Cover the pot and let simmer until the water dissolves.
About 5 minutes.

When the meat is done pile your favs into a bowl (or on a plate) and eat. When all of these flavors come together it is amazing!

Enjoy!

 IMG_1857