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Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Chicken

Ingredients:
4 chicken breasts, halved crosswise
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 (10 oz) package of mushrooms
Salt and pepper to taste
Creamy Parmesan Sauce:
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp rice or wheat flour
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 Tsp salt
1 cup spinach
Instructions:
In a large skillet, add olive oil and heat it over medium high heat. When the pan is hot, add chicken and cook for about 4 minutes on each side until browned. Remove it onto a plate and add the sliced mushrooms in. Add in salt. In about 5 more minutes, your mushrooms should look nice and moist, and dark. Once cooked, remove them from the pan.
To make the sauce, add butter to the pan, allow it to melt and then cook garlic in it until slightly browned – only for a couple of minutes. Add 1 tablespoon flour (omit flour if you like your sauce to be a little more runny). Slowly add chicken broth, half-and-half and Parmesan cheese and allow them to blend for 2-3 minutes.
Add spinach to the mixture and allow it to wilt. I added 1 cup of spinach, but you can certainly add more or less depending on your preference. Add the chicken and mushrooms back into the pan and mix in well.

Bacon and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

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Greek Green Beans

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Tomato Basil Baked Chicken

Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts (1.8 to 2 lb total) salt Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon butter 7 large artichokes hearts (one 14 oz can), drained 7 large fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 large roma tomato, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced Instructions: Preheat oven to 375Continue Reading

Bacon and Cheese Zucchini Skins

Ingredients: 6 slices Bacon 3 medium zucchini 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 3 green onions, sliced 1 cup sour cream or ranch dressing Instructions: Chop bacon and saute in a frying pan over medium heat until crispy, drain on paper towels. Slice zucchini in half length-wise. Cut in half and cut off the ends,Continue Reading

Roasted Artichokes and Pesto Dip

Ingredients: 3 artichokes 1 lemon half, for rubbing on artichoke 3 tablespoon butter, melted 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 5-6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup prepared basil pesto Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstickContinue Reading

Hawaiian Chicken Wraps

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Low Carb Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients: 2 ½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 Tbsp. butter 1 medium onion, diced 1 small red pepper, diced 8 cloves garlic, minced 1-2 jalapenos, minced (optional; seeds and membranes removed for less heat) 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. taco seasoning ½ tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. sea salt 3-4 cups chicken broth 1Continue Reading

Mini Italian Meatloaves

Ingredients: 1.25 – 1.5 lb ground turkey or beef 1 medium zucchini, grated 1 egg 1/4 cup grated asiago or parmesan cheese 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tbsp dried minced onion 1 tsp salt 8 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 18 cubes 8 oz no sugar added pasta sauce   Directions: Preheat oven to 400.Continue Reading

Crustless Vegetable Quiche

Ingredients: 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 red pepper, diced small 3 cups chopped broccoli florets 1/2 a yellow onion, diced small 4 large eggs 4 egg whites 3/4 cup milk 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 tbsp oregano 1/2 tbsp basil 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 1/4Continue Reading