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Coconut Curry Thai Chicken

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Once upon a time, 6 months ago, when we were living in Hawaii we would regularly eat at this really YUMMY Thai restaurant that was literally around the corner from our house. I had never had Thai food before living in Hawaii, and I quickly learned that I loved it. Well fast forward a little bit, we moved to the middle of nowhere southwestern Kentucky. We love it here in our little Mayberry like town, but there is no Thai food to be found. In fact, the nearest Thai restaurant is an hour and a half away in Nashville.

With that being said, I recently set out on a quest to find a recipe for Thai Chicken Curry that I could handle making and adapt it a bit to my liking. I found one, and changed it taking out some ingredients and adding some others.

Coconut Curry Thai ChickenIngredients:

  • 2 Chicken Breasts, grilled and sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 bell peppers of varying colors
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 3 scallions, or more
  • 2 Tbsp green curry paste, or more to taste
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Serve with brown rice

How to Make it:

  1. Slice up the peppers into long strips. Coconut Curry Thai Chicken
  2. In a large pan, saute the peppers in the olive oil for about 5 minutes. Transfer the peppers into a mixing bowl, and use the same pan for the rest of your cooking.
  3. Heat the coconut milk over medium heat, stirring.
  4. Add in the curry paste and scallions. Continue to stir frequently until smooth.Coconut Curry Thai Chicken
  5. Stir in the chicken broth.
  6. Turn the heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  7. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Add in the soy sauce and brown sugar. Coconut Curry Thai Chicken
  8. Add the chicken and peppers, let simmer about 10 minutes to let all the flavors have a party.
  9. Stir in the cilantro.Coconut Curry Thai ChickenWe added more than 2 Tbsp of curry into ours, and ate it with brown rice. It makes about 4 servings. It tasted pretty close to the green curry we used to order at our favorite Thai place. The best part was this entire dish, with the rice, the Weight Watcher’s points was only 8PP!Coconut Curry Thai Chicken

 

Pecan Crusted Chicken

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Let me start by saying eating clean is going better than I thought it would. I feel healthier and have lost about 6 pounds over the last 2 weeks. Besides that, I nearly went into shock at dinner last night. We had hamburgers, wrapped in lettuce, and I just assumed that my in-laws were going to have theirs on buns. But, my mother-in-law (who is super sweet by the way) ate hers wrapped in lettuce just like us! We are making progress and helping the whole family to make healthier choices!

The P.E. teacher at the school I work at is leading a wellness initiative for our staff at school. She had sent out a bunch of recipes, but I have no idea where they came from exactly. This is one of those recipes just tweaked a little.

It was really yummy and even received the husband saying of approval of, “I think we should make this again sometime!”

 

Ingredients:

4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (organic if you prefer, thin sliced and tenders would work well too just adjust cooking time)

1/2 cup of spicy brown mustard

2 tablespoons of organic honey

1 cup of crushed pecans (The ones I used were crushed when I bought them)

Sea Salt (optional)

 

What You Need to Do:

1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line and lightly spray a casserole dish with a healthy oil.

2. Combine mustard and honey in a medium mixing bowl.

Pecan Crusted Chicken

3. Put your pecans in a separate bowl or shallow dish.

Pecan Crusted Chicken4. Set up a cute little assembly line in your kitchen starting with chicken, then mustard mixture, pecans and finally the baking dish

Pecan Crusted Chicken5. Dip both sides of each chicken breast into the mustard mixture. Then dip both sides of each chicken breast into the pecans. Place them into the baking dish and top with a little sea salt if you would like.

Pecan Crusted Chicken

6. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, serve with a vegetable.

Someone came over to the house, and I have focusing issues and forgot to take a picture of the finished product.

 

Chicken Stir-Fry Pizza

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I had not made this in WAY too long. Back when I was in college, and would pretend to be domestic about once a week, my mom gave me this recipe. If I am remembering correctly it was from one of her co-workers or friends.

Pretty much this combines so many of my favorite things, garlic, cheese, chicken and pizza. An added bonus, it’s loaded with veggies, so in my book, that makes it healthy.

This tasty pizza could be made on your own homemade whole wheat crust, on a pre-made crust, or on these cute little individual flat bread thingers that I happened to find at the grocery store this week.
Here is the recipe: (feel free to add any other veggies you think would taste yummy)

Ingredients:

1 pizza crust (this time I used 2 individual flat breads instead)

1 package of part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese

1 chicken breast, cut into tiny bite size pieces

2 tsp olive oil

4-6 gloves of garlic, minced

1 zucchini, sliced

1/2 of a large onion, sliced

1 bunch of broccoli, cut, or you can use frozen broccoli thawed

1 red pepper sliced

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with foil, and lightly spray with olive oil.

2. As oven is heating cut up veggies and chicken.

3. Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in a pan. Add half of the minced garlic, and all veggies stirring frequently until they are softening. Remove veggies from pan, set them aside in a bowl.

4. In the same pan (reducing dishes) add 1 tsp of olive oil, other half of garlic and cut up chicken breast. Cook stirring frequently until chicken is cooked through. Add the veggies back to the pan and mix.

5. Cook pizza crust as directed. If using an already baked crust you may skip this step.

6. Top pizza crust with 1/2 of the cheese. Bake in oven at 425 until cheese is melted. About 3-5 minutes.

7. Remove the pizza and top with chicken mixture and remaining cheese. Bake about 10 more minutes.

8. Add ground pepper if you would like. Cut pizza into slices if needed and enjoy!

P.S. If you look closely at the pictures you will see that it already has a bite taken out….WHOOPS! Also, makes great left overs for lunch.