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Honey Balsamic Chicken Quinoa Bowl | alidaskitchen.com

Honey Balsamic Chicken Quinoa Bowl

This Honey Balsamic Chicken Quinoa Bowl recipe combines honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic and herbs with chicken, quinoa and assorted vegetables into a healthy protein bowl that takes less than 30 minutes to make. Thank you to Pompeian for sponsoring this post for what’s #TrendingintheKitchen.

Honey Balsamic Chicken Quinoa Bowl | alidaskitchen.com

One of the top food trends of 2017 are bowls, such as Buddha bowls, protein bowls, and grain bowls. These colorful, filling dishes are built in a large bowl and are composed of grains, veggies, proteins and a flavorful dressing. With this growing food trend in mind, I was inspired by one of my most popular recipes (Baked Balsamic Chicken) to add some veggies and quinoa and create this Honey Balsamic Chicken Quinoa Bowl recipe!  …

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Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken | alidaksitchen.com

Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken #SundaySupper

This easy recipe for Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken combines honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic and herbs into a healthy chicken dish that takes minutes to prepare. Time to fire up the grill! {gluten free, dairy free}

Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken | alidaksitchen.com

Now that summer is drawing near, I wanted to transform one of our weeknight favorite dinners (Baked Balsamic Chicken) into another weeknight favorite cooked out on the grill. The kids get to play outside while we grill up a tasty feast – everybody wins! Since this recipe was made with my toughest little critics in mind, I decided to sweeten up my original recipe with a little honey. The result is this incredible, tender, slightly sweet and delicious Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken!…

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Spinach Artichoke Chiacken Rice Casserole | alidaskitchen.com

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Rice Casserole

Tracking PixelSpinach Artichoke Chicken Rice Casserole transforms cheesy spinach artichoke dip into a delicious healthy casserole with chicken and rice that is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy! Thank you to Minute® Rice for sponsoring this post. 

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Rice Casserole | alidaskitchen.com

Kids and eating – one of life’s great mysteries. One day they love broccoli, the next day they declare it is the worst thing ever (and follow that up by eating up all their broccoli, asking for more,..but it’s still the worst 😉 ) Enter busy weeknights and these fun challenges definitely keep parents on their toes. Pantry staples that I always have on hand and know my family likes, such as Minute® Rice, make it easy and fun to come up with easy recipe ideas, like this Spinach Artichoke Chicken Rice Casserole….

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Cheesy Tomato Chicken Rice Bake | alidaskitchen.com

Cheesy Tomato Chicken Rice Bake

Cheesy Tomato Chicken Rice Bake combines 5 simple ingredients – broccoli, diced tomatoes with herbs, chicken, cheese and Minute® Rice – into an easy, cheesy, delicious meal the whole family will love!  {gluten free} Plus a $100 Visa gift card giveaway!
Cheesy Tomato Chicken Rice Bake | alidaskitchen.com

For weeknight meals, we often rely on the same rotation of recipes. The recipes are favorites, but it is nice to mix things up a bit. The key is to keep recipes simple, with both preparation and ingredients. This Cheesy Tomato Chicken Rice Bake is a result of this motivation when raiding my pantry for a new weeknight meal.

A combination of Minute® White Rice and cheese (always a popular with the kids) plus diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, chicken and broccoli, made this cheesy Chicken Tomato Chicken Rice Bake an instant favorite with the entire family. Any meal that has my 3 year old asking for ‘more broccoli please’ is a definite winner!

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Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Fajitas | alidaskitchen.com

Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Fajitas

For an easy recipe for game day, try Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Fajitas made with a seasoned beer-lime marinade and served in mini soft tortilla boats and topped with a yogurt-avocado cream.

Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Fajitas | alidaskitchen.com

Whether it is homegating with family or hosting a big game day party, easy recipes made in a slow cooker are a lifesaver for preparing party food. This recipe for Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Fajitas is as easy as they come, makes plenty for a crowd and becomes an instant fan favorite! …

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Santa Fe Chicken Baked Quesadillas | alidaskitchen.com

Santa Fe Chicken Baked Quesadillas

This easy recipe for Santa Fe Chicken Baked Quesadillas transforms a simple can of soup into an easy, cheesy, finger food favorite the whole family will love!  

Santa Fe Chicken Baked Quesadillas | alidaskitchen.com

As the temperatures get cooler and busier months approaching, with the holiday season, parties, school productions and everything in between, quick and easy comfort foods are very popular in our house. Make ahead casseroles, chili, ready to eat soups – all are great for that first taste of warmth for the fall season. And then sometimes we transform these comfort food favorites into a fun finger foods, like these Santa Fe Chicken Baked Quesadillas!…

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An easy recipe for Baked Chicken Fajitas | alidaskitchen.com

Baked Chicken Fajitas

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An easy recipe for Baked Chicken Fajitas | alidaskitchen.com

Chicken fajitas are one our favorite dishes ~ especially since discovering this easy recipe for Baked Chicken Fajitas. From the delicious seasoned chicken to the abundance of crisp-tender vegetables to the tasty toppings, chicken fajitas are one of those meals made with wholesome, real foods that are guaranteed to please the whole family. It’s a win-win!…

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Slow Cooker Apple Bourbon Pulled Chicken Sliders | alidaskitchen.com

Apple Bourbon Pulled Chicken Sliders

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces. All opinions are 100% mine.

The ultimate sandwich for any party, game day or simply an easy dinner, grab your slow cooker and try these Apple Bourbon Pulled Chicken Sliders made with Campbell’s Apple Bourbon Slow Cooker Sauce! Slow Cooker Apple Bourbon Pulled Chicken Sliders | alidaskitchen.com   Whether it is a weeknight or a weekend, it seems we are running the kids from one thing to the next, or literally running ourselves, actually. While we try to fit everything in, simple meals are essential. Lately I have developed an appreciation for using the slow cooker. It truly is a time saver in the kitchen, and the result has yet to disappoint ~ especially with the latest creation, these Apple Bourbon Pulled Chicken Sliders….

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Easy Buffalo Chicken Avocado Wrap

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An Easy Buffalo Chicken Avocado Wrap recipe with spicy, protein-packed chicken, lots of veggies that is made in minutes is great for a quick after school snack, a light lunch, or any time!

Easy Buffalo Chicken Avocado Wrap | alidaskitchen.com

Back to school time is upon us!  Whether your kids (or you) are already back to school or getting ready to in the next couple weeks, it is an exciting time…and busy.  From gathering school supplies to homework to activities, quick and easy snacks for after school is essential. This Easy Buffalo Chicken Avocado Wrap is packed with spicy, buffalo chicken, lots of vegetables, cheese all wrapped in a tortilla. It is nutritious, tasty and can be made in minutes!…

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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Salad | alidaskitchen.com

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Salad

An easy recipe for Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Salad made in minutes using lean boneless, skinless chicken breast and your favorite vegetables! Perfect for a weeknight, or any time you want a delicious, flavorful meal made simple! Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Salad | alidaskitchen.com
During the week, dinnertime is a busy time.  Once Adam gets home from school, we all want to play outside on the playground, go to a park, do Legos, in other words, pretty much do anything except stand in the kitchen to make a elaborate dinner.  There will be plenty of time for elaborate dinners in later years… I want to spend time with my kids now!  So when it comes to quick and easy meal ideas that require very little preparation, I am all over it!  This Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Salad recipe can be made in about 15 minutes (or less) using ingredients I have on hand at all times.  No muss, no fuss, no running to the store.  Just a simple, delicious dinner is served!

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Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake | alidaskitchen.com

Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake

Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake is an easy Italian-inspired casserole that the whole family will love, featuring Greek yogurt, chicken breast, and lots of cheese!

Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake | alidaskitchen.com

This Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake was made inspired by the “Chopped at Home” challenge with Sargento® cheese.  For the challenge, at-home cooks are asked to get creative in the kitchen with your best dish, that must include the following ingredients: …

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Chicken Parmesan Quinoa Bake | alidaskitchen.com

Chicken Parmesan Quinoa Bake #SundaySupper

For a cheesy, healthy casserole that is easy to make, this Chicken Parmesan Quinoa Bake is sure to become a family favorite! {gluten free, kid friendly}

Chicken Parmesan Quinoa Bake | alidaskitchen.com

After making Caprese Chicken Quinoa Bake last summer, I have been looking forward to making more quinoa casserole recipes. While I am excited to share many of them with you soon, this Chicken Parmesan Quinoa Bake recipe is one of my kids’ favorite meals. They get so excited,  you would think I’m serving cookies for dinner!   But alas, it’s just a deliciously cheesy, tomato-ey chicken quinoa casserole that is so simple, delicious and healthy too!  …

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Skinny Fried Chicken | alidaskitchen.com

Skinny Fried Chicken

An easy recipe for Skinny Fried Chicken that is baked, not fried.  The result is a flavorful, moist and crispy chicken that will have your family running back around the table!

Skinny Fried Chicken | alidaskitchen.com

Baked chicken dishes are one of my favorite recipes to make because they are typically quick and easy, healthier and perfect for a weeknight.  So when I received a copy of Back Around the Table: An “In the Kitchen with David” Cookbook from QVC’s Resident Foodie David Venable, his recipe for Skinny Fried Chicken recipe was right up my alley.  This Skinny Fried Chicken is baked, not fried, is easy to make and tastes incredible!…

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Baked Garlic Cheddar Chicken | alidaskitchen.com

Baked Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Baked Garlic Cheddar Chicken is an easy recipe to transform those plain chicken breasts into a healthier garlic cheddar cheesy family favorite made in less than 30 minutes!

When it comes to feeding my family, there are two things guaranteed to be winners at our table – chicken and cheddar cheese.  Bonus points if it can also be something healthy, fast and easy. Sound familiar?  I know how popular chicken and cheese can be, especially with kids, so I have been on a mission to combine the two into a healthier recipe.  Most recipes I found use way too much butter for my liking, so I looked through the some of my healthier baked chicken recipes to come up with a lighter version of Baked Garlic Cheddar Chicken. …

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Baked Garlic Mustard Panko Chicken - Alida's Kitchen #recipes #WeekdaySupper

Baked Garlic Mustard Panko Chicken #WeekdaySupper

This Baked Garlic Mustard Panko Chicken takes minutes to prepare and then bakes to delicious garlicky, mustard perfection crusted with Panko breadcrumbs.  Quick and easy, perfect for a weeknight!

Baked Garlic Mustard Panko Chicken  - Alida's Kitchen #recipes #WeekdaySupper

As much as I love grilling this time of year, I can never get enough baked chicken recipes, like this Baked Garlic Mustard Panko Chicken.  It is a healthy chicken dish that is quick and easy to prepare and then bakes in the oven for about 15 minutes.  That is just enough time to make a garden salad, set the table, grab a glass of wine, and still have a moment to sit until the timer goes off!  …

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Grilled Honey Lime Chicken #SundaySupper - Alida's Kitchen

Grilled Honey Lime Chicken #SundaySupper

Fire up the grill for this easy recipe for Grilled Honey Lime Chicken!  A simple combination of honey, lime, soy sauce and garlic results in a tangy-sweet, delicious and healthy meal. {gluten free, dairy free}

Grilled Honey Lime Chicken #SundaySupper | Alida's Kitchen

Grilled Honey Lime Chicken is fresh and light with a delightful balance of honey, lime, soy sauce and garlic.  This is one of our favorite meals for the summer because it is easy, healthy and everybody loves it!  The marinade takes minutes to mix together, then just pour it over the chicken in a zip-top bag and pop it in the refrigerator until it is time to grill.  As with any citrus marinade, the marinade acts quickly so the chicken can be grilled within 15 minutes thought I have also let the chicken marinate overnight for a great make ahead option.  …

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Caprese Chicken Quinoa Bake

Caprese Chicken Quinoa Bake

Caprese Chicken Quinoa Bake Caprese Chicken Quinoa Bake is a healthy, protein-packed quinoa casserole bursting with fresh tomatoes and basil.  Inspired by the popular Caprese salad, this easy to make bake will become an instant family favorite!  Thanks to Omaha Steaks for sponsoring this post and providing the tasty chicken used in this recipe!

When coming up with dinner ideas that my kids will like, chicken, cheese and vegetables are pretty safe bets.  After making these Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites, I discovered they also love quinoa.  This gives me plenty of leeway to have some fun experimenting with new recipes. This Caprese Chicken Quinoa Bake not only combines all of their favorites foods into one dish, but it is downright delicious and super easy to make!…

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Avocado Buffalo Chicken Wraps | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #SundaySupper #WeekdaySupper

Avocado Buffalo Chicken Wraps #WeekdaySupper

 Avocado Buffalo Chicken Wraps are a spicy buffalo chicken salad packed with lots of vegetables and made with avocado and Greek yogurt instead of mayo.  Enjoyed warm or chilled, this wrap is healthy, quick and easy ~ perfect for a weeknight!

Avocado Buffalo Chicken Wraps | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #SundaySupper #WeekdaySupper

Avocado Buffalo Chicken Wraps put a fun and unique twist on your everyday chicken salad.  Shredded chicken, drenched in a light, seasoned buffalo sauce, spices things up, while an avocado and Greek yogurt mixture replaces the mayo.  For the vegetables, I used shredded carrots and chopped broccoli (I’m not a fan of celery, but if you are, some chopped celery would be a tasty addition as well).   A little blue cheese crumble would be an excellent topping as well.  

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Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Cups | alidaskitchen.com

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Cups #SundaySupper

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Cups | alidaskitchen.com #SundaySupper

After making the Spinach Lasagna Cups recipe for last Sunday, I had another tasty idea pop into my head that I had to make right away – Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Cups.  I don’t typically like to share similar recipes back-to-back, but these were so good, they simply could not wait.

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Cups are made with layers of cheese, veggies, spicy, buffalo-sauce soaked shredded chicken and more cheese.  In other words, they combine some of the most delicious game day foods (or any day foods, duh!)  into a  wonderful, bite-sized lasagna. The concept is the same as the Spinach Lasagna Cups, with lasagna-style layering, using wonton wrappers in place of noodles.   They are quick and easy to make, and bake up in a snap!…

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Baked Garlic Pretzel Chicken #WeekdaySupper

Baked Garlic Pretzel Chicken #WeekdaySupper

Baked Garlic Pretzel Chicken #WeekdaySupper

Baked Garlic Pretzel Chicken is a healthy baked chicken breast encrusted with a garlicky Parmesan pretzel coating.  It takes minutes to prepare, bakes in about 20 minutes, and is a dish the whole family will enjoy!

One of our healthy meal staples is boneless, skinless chicken breast.  It is a great source of protein that is low in fat and so versatile.  While we have several healthy chicken recipes that we enjoy often, it is fun to come up with delicious new ideas for cooking with chicken.  The inspiration for Baked Garlic Pretzel Chicken was actually from two of our favorite quick and easy recipes – Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Lighter Pretzel Crusted Chicken….

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Chicken Scampi with Roasted Vegetables

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Chicken Scampi Pasta with Roasted Vegetables from Alida's Kitchen

Chicken Scampi with Roasted Vegetables puts a delicious twist on a classic, healthy favorite and is made in less than 20 minutes.   A weekend-worthy dinner made with weeknight-level effort! 

As we are in the height of the holiday season, life just gets busier and busier.  We make lists, check them twice, the gifts, the cookies the parties, it seems endless.  It is times like these when I like to have quick and easy recipes at the ready.  With a home-cooked meal made in less than 20 minutes, less time in the kitchen means more time with family and friends. That is where this Chicken Scampi with Roasted Vegetables is perfect! …

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Quick and Easy Salsa Chicken

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Quick and Easy Salsa Chicken

From busy weeknights to inexperienced cooks and everything in between, Quick and Easy Salsa Chicken is a simple yet tasty recipe that everybody needs to have in their recipe box.

Quick and Easy Salsa Chicken is a great choice for when you’re looking to make something fast that is healthy too.   It can be made in less than 15 minutes, and this recipe is very hands off, just put everything in the pan and cook.   Cutting the chicken into bite-size pieces inevitably speeds up the cooking process for the chicken.   While I listed the measurements for what I used in the recipe below, this recipe is very flexible and these amounts are not strict.  Just make sure the salsa covers your chicken and you’re good to go!…

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Chicken Marsala with Parmesan Orzo

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15-Minute Meal: Chicken Marsala with Parmesan Orzo

Chicken Marsala with Parmesan Orzo is a delicious and easy dinner favorite made in less than 20 minutes.  A weekend-worthy dinner made with weeknight-level effort!

As we get closer to the Holidays and life gets more and more busy, quick and easy dinner recipes are always welcome.  This Chicken Marsala with Parmesan Orzo takes less than 20 minutes to make a complete dinner….

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Chicken Fajita Pasta | quick family meals

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Chicken Fajita Pasta is a healthy and quick family meal made delicious using a Kraft Recipe Makers meal kit!  

After a long day of  juggling two kids, their activities, naps (or no naps), the big question is ‘what’s for dinner tonight?’  While we often have big ideas of recipes to try, what we really end up needing is a quick, easy meal.  We want something healthy too.  This Chicken Fajita Pasta is just that – healthy, easy and delicious!  It is made with fresh chicken, vegetables, cheese and a delicious sauce, which is actually my new secret weapon.  This little secret of mine is Kraft Recipe Makers!

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Baked Barbecue Chicken ~ easy and healthy!

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Baked Barbecue Chicken ~ easy and healthy!

Baked  Barbecue Chicken is a quick and easy recipe for enjoying a classic favorite, made in a healthy way.  For some reason, Barbecue Chicken always makes me think of summer, but we enjoy this dish no matter what the weather is outside – even when there are several feet (!!) of snow on the ground!  Perhaps it’s a little too early to be discussing snow…

The concept of Baked Barbecue Chicken is not new to the blog.  I have made a few tweaks to the previous recipe to simplify the process and yield a shorter cooking time ~ all with great results.   This recipe is very easy.  You can make your own barbecue-style sauce (like this easy pantry sauce or this one if you like some spice).  If you prefer, a store-bought sauce also works great.  The recipe can easily be adjusted to yield more or fewer servings to fit your needs.   I like to make plenty of extras because barbecue chicken is so versatile  and leftovers can be transformed into something different for a quick and easy weeknight supper….

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baked sweet and sour chicken with quinoa

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Quinoa

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken is a healthy 30-minute meal made with chicken, lots of vegetables, and a light sweet and sour sauce.  It takes just minutes to prepare, making this Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken an ideal weeknight meal that is much healthier than its take-out counterpart.

Here the Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken is served over the ever trendy super-seed, quinoa.  You can easily substitute brown rice, or another favorite grain, or eliminate it all together for a lower carb option.

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Quinoa
 
Yields: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into thick coins
  • 6 scallions, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • nonstick cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk honey, ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and 1 tablespoon water.
  3. Toss chicken in 3 tablespoons of honey mixture and place in prepared baking dish. Toss peppers, carrots and scallions in remaining honey mixture and pour evenly over chicken.
  4. Loosely cover baking dish with foil, leaving one end open to vent. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and vegetables are tender.
  5. Meanwhile, put quinoa and broth in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Then cover, reduce to a simmer (medium-low) for 15 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  6. Divide quinoa on plates and spoon chicken and vegetables over quinoa.
Notes
Slightly adapted from Family Circle, June 2013

If you enjoy this recipe, you may also enjoy:

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

Lighter Sesame Chicken

 

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad | alidaskitchen.com

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad is a delicious entree salad made with quinoa, broccoli, carrots, tossed with a healthier version of buffalo chicken. Quick and easy, perfect for a weeknight!
Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad | alidaskitchen.com
This Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad is darn near perfection.  We start with warm, shredded chicken tossed in a lighter buffalo sauce; add sautéed vegetables and combine it with the ever trendy (and tasty!) quinoa.  Sprinkle blue cheese (or cheddar) on top, as desired, and you’re looking at a delicious and healthy Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad.

Not only is this salad am-a-zing, but it can be made in under 30 minutes!  The quinoa and chicken cook simultaneously, allowing plenty of time to prepare and sauté the vegetables and whisk together the sauce.  Put it all together and dinner is served!  (Leftovers make great lunches too)

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad | alidaskitchen.com

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad
 
Yields: 3 to 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (or water)
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 8 to 10 ounces) OR 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 2 to 3 green onions chopped, whites and greens separated
  • Cooking spray
  • ½ cup hot sauce (I recommend Frank's hot sauce)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Optional toppings: blue cheese crumbles or shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Make quinoa: In a medium sauce pan, put rinsed quinoa and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes and then fluff quinoa with a fork.
  2. Poach chicken: While the quinoa is cooking, place chicken in medium pot, and add enough water to cover chicken. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer; cook for 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let chicken stand, covered until cooked through (about 12 to 14 minutes). Remove chicken from liquid and shred with 2 forks.
  3. While quinoa and chicken are cooking, sauté the vegetables. Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium high heat. Add broccoli, carrots and the whites of green onions, and sauté for 5 minutes, or until desired crisp-tenderness. Set aside.
  4. Make the sauce: Whisk together hot sauce, oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder and salt.
  5. Pour ¼ cup sauce over shredded chicken, tossing to coat.
  6. To a large bowl, add quinoa, chicken and vegetables, tossing to combine (You can add remaining sauce with this step OR drizzle as desired over each individual serving).
  7. Sprinkle with remaining chopped green onion and serve.

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad | alidaskitchen.com I drew inspiration from this recipe and my Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders recipe.

baked dorito-crusted chicken

Baked Dorito-Crusted Chicken


Baked Dorito-Crusted Chicken came to me in a dream, which is funny because I’m typically not a flavored chip person (except for salt ‘n vinegar…yum!)  I dismissed it as a quirky pregnancy dream.  That is, until we had a bag of cheese tortilla chips (remember my Green Giant post?), which were just asking to be paired with chicken.

Baked Dorito-Crusted Chicken tastes like…wait for it….yep, you guessed it.  Doritos and chicken.  And it’s really good!  The chicken is moist and juicy.  The salty, cheesy chips give a nice seasoning to the chicken as well.  We were very happy to finally turn my crazy dream into a delicious reality!

baked dorito-crusted chicken

Baked Dorito-Crusted Chicken
 
Yields: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup crushed cheese tortilla chips (or any chip will work here)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk (I used skim)
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 to 5 ounces each)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Put crushed chips in a shallow bowl.
  3. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk egg and milk until combined.
  4. Dip chicken breasts in milk mixture and then dip in chips, coating the chicken. Place on prepared baking sheet and lightly spray tops with cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

 

baked garlic parmesan chicken

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken puts a delicious twist on a classic favorite with some added garlic (which makes everything better!).  When I found this recipe, the title alone was so appealing, it vaulted to the top of the list and was made within a day.  I reduced the recipe to be made for two (but it can easily be multiplied for more!), added some heat with red pepper flakes and changed some of the amounts and proportions since the first time I made this, there was too much breadcrumb mixture leftover.  Served with a simple side salad or a favorite veggie, Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken is a  healthy, quick and easy chicken dish that makes a perfect weeknight meal…or any time!

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken
 
Yields: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ⅓ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Crushed red pepper, to taste
  • 2 4-5 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine oil and garlic.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese, and basil. Add crushed red pepper to taste.
  4. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Dip chicken in oil mixture and then in bread crumb mixture. Place coated chicken on prepared baking sheet. Repeat. Top with any remaining breadcrumb mixture and lightly spray tops with cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken in cooked thoroughly.

Adapted from All Recipes

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Baked Balsamic Chicken

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Baked Balsamic Chicken is wholesome, easy and delicious!  This dish can be customized to use whatever herbs you like (or have on hand) and is perfectly paired with Minute® Multi-Grain Medley! Thank you Minute® Rice for sponsoring this post.
 This Baked Balsamic Chicken recipe has been a family favorite for years. The recipe was created when Greta was first born over 3 years ago and has been a regular feature on the dinner rotation ever since. The marinade takes minutes to prepare and then is poured in a zip-top bag with the chicken.  Let that sit in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake.  Then you just pour the chicken and marinade in a baking dish and bake.  Simple!

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