Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 5 hours

Ingredients:

3 large skinless chicken breasts (2 1/2 to 3 pounds total)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup mixed blackberries and blueberries
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup garlic hoisin sauce
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion

1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Sliced green onions, for garnish

Directions:

 

Arrange the chicken breasts in the slow cooker so that they are not overlapping.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, blackberries and blueberries, sugar, hoisin, olive oil, and onion, and then pour the sauce over the chicken. Cover the slow cooker and cook the chicken on LOW for 4 to 5 hours until the chicken is fully cooked.

Using tongs, remove the chicken from the slow cooker (reserving the liquids) and place it on a cutting board. Shred the chicken into smaller pieces.

In a small saucepan, whisk together the cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of cold water.

Transfer the liquids from the slow cooker into the small saucepan set over medium-high heat . Bring the sauce to a boil and cook it until it reduces and has thickened slightly, about 3 minutes. Pour the sauce over the chicken, tossing to combine. Serve the chicken topped with green onions.

Serve with rice and broccoli

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Chicken Chili

Chicken Chili

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Ingredients

1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or regular)
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup 3% milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1-1/2 cups frozen corn
1-1/2 cups cooked chicken, diced
1 can white kidney beans, drained, rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste
Shredded cheddar cheese and avocado for topping (optional)

Instructions

In a large pot over low-medium heat, saute onion, garlic, and celery in butter until tender. Reduce heat to low and stir in seasonings, chicken broth, milk, sour cream, corn, chicken, and can beans.

Place remaining can of beans in food processor and pulse several times until smooth. Stir bean-puree into chili and season with salt and pepper. Bring chili to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until chili is heated through.

Serve chili warm with cheese and avocado if desired.

 

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Squash Soup

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Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients

2 butternut squash ,halved lengthwise, seeded
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups thinly sliced onion
1 tablespoon golden brown sugar
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
5 cups low-sodium chicken broth

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°F. Oil baking sheet. Place squash, cut side down, on baking sheet. Bake until squash is very soft, about 50 minutes. Using paring knife, remove peel from squash; discard peel. Cut squash into 2-inch pieces.

Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-low heat. Mix in onion, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic. Cover pot and cook until onion is tender, about 15 minutes. Add squash and 5 cups chicken broth. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.

Working in batches, purée soup in blender.

Return soup to pot. Season soup with salt and pepper. Bring to simmer, ladle into bowls.

Oven Baked Chicken Kabobs

Oven Baked Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients

12 wooden skewers
4 extra large boneless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1/4 cup Russian salad dressing
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 -3 small zucchini, sliced into 1/2-inch chunks
16 ounces whole fresh mushrooms
2 -3 assorted bell peppers, cut into chunks
1 large red onion, cut into chunks
1 -2 lb mini baby red potato, sliced into 1/2-inch chunks
1 pint small tomato

Directions

  1. Soak 12 wooden skewers in water overnight so they won’t burn in the oven.
  2. Place uncooked cubed chicken in a 9×13 pan.
  3. Mix all marinate ingredients together (soy sauce, Russian dressing, sesame seeds, lemon juice, garlic powder, ground ginger) and brush over chicken (use all of the marinate sauce). Cover with wrap and place in refrigerator. Allow to marinate 4-6 hours, save the marinate sauce as you will be using it later to baste the kabobs.
  4. Cut up all veggies in to 1/2″ slices or chunks ( not the baby tomatoes or whole mushrooms).
  5. Alternate your assorted veggies on the skewers with the marinated meat. fill those skewers! the more on the skewer, the more satisfied you will be. we find two (2) skewers per person is more than enough.
  6. Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees.
  7. Place skewers on greased jelly roll pans (i use Pam spray) or any lipped baking pans to catch any drippings. approximately 5-6 kabobs should fit on each pan depending on the pan size and skewer length. baste each skewer with the marinate sauce — use it all up!
  8. Place the basted skewers in the pre-heated 450 degree oven on the center rack. bake for 10 minutes, turn over once. bake for 10-15 minutes longer (20-30 minutes maximum of baking time total depending on size of chicken chunks). check chicken on a few of the skewers to make sure it is thoroughly cooked; also, if using potatoes, check them for doneness.  If chicken is not completely cooked, bake an additional 5-10 minutes longer than noted above.
  9. Remove the kabobs from the oven and let sit a few minutes. serve with a side of wild rice and mixed greens salad. kabob photo

Tasty Turkey Burgers

Ingredients

1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons onions, minced
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 garlic cloves, minced
black pepper, to taste

4 hamburger buns, to serve

Directions

Combine all ingredients in large bowl.

Shape into 4 patties.

Pan-fry, broil, or grill until lightly browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.

Serve in hamburger buns with desired toppings.
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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

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Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 5 hours

Ingredients:
3 large skinless chicken breasts (2 1/2 to 3 pounds total)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup mixed blackberries and blueberries
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup garlic hoisin sauce
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion

1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Sliced green onions, for garnish

Directions:

Arrange the chicken breasts in the slow cooker so that they are not overlapping.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, blackberries and blueberries, sugar, hoisin, olive oil, and onion, and then pour the sauce over the chicken. Cover the slow cooker and cook the chicken on LOW for 4 to 5 hours until the chicken is fully cooked.

Using tongs, remove the chicken from the slow cooker (reserving the liquids) and place it on a cutting board. Shred the chicken into smaller pieces.

In a small saucepan, whisk together the cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of cold water.

Transfer the liquids from the slow cooker into the small saucepan set over medium-high heat . Bring the sauce to a boil and cook it until it reduces and has thickened slightly, about 3 minutes. Pour the sauce over the chicken, tossing to combine. Serve the chicken topped with green onions.

Serve with rice and broccoli

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Slowcooker Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken

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Ingredients

4-6 chicken breasts
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup lemon-lime soda
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons water

Directions:

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.

Place chicken inside slow cooker.

Mix together brown sugar, vinegar, soda, garlic, soy sauce, and pepper together. Pour over chicken.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.

Take chicken pieces out of slow cooker and pour remaining sauce into saucepan.

Place saucepan over high heat. Mix together corn starch and water, pour into saucepan, and mix well. Let sauce come to a boil and boil for 2-3 minutes, or until it starts to thicken and turns into a glaze.

Remove from heat and let sit for a minute or two (it will continue to thicken as it cools down).

This can be served over rice or pasta