Cheesy (Minus the Cheese) Chicken Broccoli Bake

Cheesy (Minus the Cheese) Chicken Broccoli Bake

I totally fooled my husband! I must admit, this was a fun one.  My husband usually just eats whatever is served, compliments my food, and doesn’t ask any questions.  Yesterday, after eating a bowl, having seconds, Erik asked what kind of cheese was in the bake.  When I responded that there wasn’t any, he was shocked! He thought there was cheddar! I’ve been doing a lot of reading about Nutritional Yeast. This is a super healthy ingredient used by many vegans, as a substitute for cheese.  “It is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins, and is a complete protein. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium and is free of sugardairy, and gluten.” (Source Wikipedia).  It’s nutty, creamy and cheesy flavor is delicious.  I can’t wait to find other uses for it.

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Ingredients:

2 Chicken Breast

12 Mushrooms

1 onion

2 broccollini bundles

1/2 lb of green beans

Sauce:

1 cup of nut milk (Almond Milk is my favorite)

1 cup of nutritional yeast

2 teaspoons of garlic salt

1/2 cup of sunflower seeds

Preheat your oven to 350.

1) Boil chicken in water or chicken broth for about 30 minutes until done

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2) Wash and chop all your veges.

3) Steam the broccollini and green beans for a few minutes until soft about 5 minutes

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4) saute onion, and mushrooms with some coconut oil until cooked about 5 mins

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5) throw cooked veges in your baking dish

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6) Blend all ingredients for the sauce in the blender

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7) cut up chicken into small pieces, and throw on top of the vegetables.

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8) Pour sauce over the top and put in oven for 30 minutes.

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Panko Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Panko Chicken Nuggets

I was looking for a healthy recipe that felt like I was being bad.  I starting making these a couple years ago, and my husband absolutely loves them! I threw them on a salad, but you could do whichever sides you want.

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Ingredients:

2 slices of chicken breast

2 large eggs

Almond Meal/Flour (You can use regular flour, but we use almond flour in our house for a healthy alternative)

Panko breadcrumbs

Salt/pepper/spices of choice (I use garlic powder, oregano and paprika)

Coconut Oil for pan frying

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1.  Prepare three shallow bowls: One with just eggs scrambled, One with Almond Flour along with spices, and the third with Panko breadcrumbs.

2.  Take your chicken breast and slice into thin slices.  You can also pound the chicken if the pieces are too thick.

3.  Dip each piece in the flour first, then in egg mixture, and finish with coating in the breadcrumb mix.  Repeat with all the chicken strips.

4.  Heat pan with coconut oil, and cook chicken slices for about 5 minutes each side.  You can also bake them for 12-15 minutes at 350.

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Enjoy!

Chicken Stir Fry

Chicken Stir Fry

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3 Ingredients

Soba Noodles

2 Chicken Breast (sliced into bit size pieces, marinated in Chaka’s Sauce)

1 onion

Sweet bell peppers

minced garlic

Coconut oil for frying

soy sauce

 

1.  Cook Soba noodles per instructions (Three come in this package, just cook one in boiling water for 4 mins). Set aside

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2. In a wok pan, put some coconut oil, and throw in marinated chicken for about 15 minutes or until done.

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3. While chicken is cooking, chop up your vege’s.

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4. Remove the chicken set aside.  Throw in vegetables, minced garlic and some soy sauce.  cook for a couple minutes.

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There is Erik’s beer, he’s having tonight. haha 🙂

5.  Put chicken and Soba noodles back in wok pan and heat.  Serve immediately.

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quick, easy and delicious dinner!