Grilled Chicken and Avocado Street Tacos

I have several taco recipes on rotation, because, let’s face it: tacos. This particular recipe is especially good because it uses chicken thighs. They’re very moist and hold the marinade flavor especially well. It’s definitely been added to our list of usual suspects! TIP: add a pinch of cayenne to the marinade to give your…

Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

Sometimes you just crave salads, especially as the summer temperatures warm up. This one is a great alternative to standard tossed salads, loaded with protein, healthy veggies, and tossed in a versatile Thai peanut dressing. Thai Peanut Sauce (Original recipe: The Creative Bite) 3/4 cup coconut milk 3/4 cup peanut butter 2 Tbsp sesame oil 1/4…

Cheesy chicken and rice casserole

I had a wicked craving for chicken and rice casserole last week, but it is so difficult to find recipes for casseroles that don’t use canned soups or bouillon cubes. So when I found this one, I was eager to try it. It uses a homemade cheese sauce similar to that which you make for…

Pasta Fagioli

They say April showers bring May flowers, right? This hearty Italian soup will help get you through the last few months of rainy days before the sun returns. If freezes really well. Just leave out the pasta before freezing, then add in before serving. This is also an excellent meal to bring to families in…

Crispy baked garlic Parmesan chicken wings

These wings, you guys. They’re as good as they look. And as a bonus: they’re baked, not fried. Try these; you won’t regret it! Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings (Original recipe: JoyfulHealthyEats) 2 lbs. of chicken wings and drumettes 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons butter 3…

Thick and spicy chicken tortilla soup

This soup surprised me. I have an old standby recipe for Southwest Chicken Chili, but my husband asked for something spicier and a little more “like a soup”. I decided to try this unconventional recipe, trusting all the rave reviews. The unfamiliar idea of using corn tortillas as a thickener seemed awkward, but I gave…

Chicken Marsala

It’s a classic recipe for a reason and definitely a favorite around here! To lighten it up, skip dredging the chicken in flour and thicken the sauce before serving with a slurry of one tablespoon of cornstarch and water. Chicken Marsala (Original recipe: Sweet Savory Life) 2 skinless, boneless, chicken breasts ½ cup all-purpose flour Olive…

Tarragon chicken salad with bacon

After searching and attempting for years, I’ve finally found a truly good chicken salad recipe. I started with a highly-rated recipe online and started tweaking. I ended up making quite a few alterations, but I’m so thrilled with the result, I’ve already added it to my regular rotation. This is loaded with flavor! A few…

Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken

I searched long and hard for an exceptional teriyaki sauce, one that could stand up to my cravings for my local takeout spot. Every attempt disappointed me…until this one. Called simply Hawaiian chicken, the addition of coconut milk makes all the difference. The original recipe calls for this to be split between sauce and marinade, but I…

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is one I go to when I’m looking for something quick, easy, and healthy. Just toss all the ingredients into a skillet, scoop into pieces of lettuce, and eat. But be warned: have a lot of napkins on hand, as this one is messy! Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Original recipe from Taste and…