Light Bourbon Chicken Recipe

A healthy version of so popular Chinese takeout dish – Bourbon Chicken. It is a hybrid of Chinese and Southern US cuisines and is named after Bourbon Street in New Orleans. As the name suggests, the original recipe contains bourbon whiskey, but chances are you are like me and don’t have it in your bar. I could easily make Red Wine Chicken though.:) I found this recipe on and with some adjustments created a light version of juicy, sweet, spicy and salty Bourbon Chicken. To thicken the sauce, I…
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Crockpot Chicken Chili Queso

How was your long weekend? Mine was extremely busy with painting our house’s trim, entertaining and kids. But it was great and the weather helped.:) Amongst all the cooking I got done during the weekend, was this fragrant, creamy and cheesy Crock Pot Chicken Chili Con Queso – a hybrid of chicken chili and famous Tex Mex cheesy dip known as Chile Con Queso. Just to make sure we are on the same page, this recipe is not a dip. But rather an easy and clean main course…
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Coconut Cilantro Chicken

Easy and healthy grilled chicken recipe, just in time for grilling season and hot weather. Meaty chicken thighs marinated in sweet zesty marinade of coconut milk, lime juice and fresh cilantro. Jalapeno pepper adds a tiny spicy kick to the chicken that is still kid friendly. Feel free to add more jalapenos for a spicier version. This coconut cilantro chicken recipe is so easy, you can marinate the chicken the day before and grill it on a weeknight after work.

Thai Kale Chicken Salad

I love one meal salads like shrimp orzo salad, Greek yogurt pasta salad, chicken quinoa kale salad, and this Thai Kale Chicken Salad is one of them. Traditional Thai flavours meet superfood – kale. Raw kale, fresh mango, lean chicken breast & roasted unsalted peanuts drizzled with Lime Chili Vinaigrette, make this salad a complete healthy meal. Only 324 calories and 8 WW points+ for 2 cups.

Soba Noodle Stir Fry

My proof for stir fries is in numerous unique and healthy stir fry recipes I have made over the years: cabbage and carrots stir fry, buckwheat stir fry, frozen vegetables stir fry, broccoli mushroom stir fry, salmon stir fry and healthy beef stir fry. Healthy soba noodle stir fry is a no brainer. Just combine some protein, vegetables and healthy noodles, and you are good to go. Soba noodles are quick to cook, usually made of a whole grain like buckwheat, which means they provide more fiber than wheat or rice…
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Chicken Rice Pilaf

In Russia, Chicken Rice Pilaf is called “plov”. It is basically chicken with rice, vegetables and spices. It is very popular in all former Soviet Union republics and is one of my favourite rice dishes. Traditionally it is made with lamb and comes from Uzbekistan. It has been adapted and made with chicken, pork and beef. I personally like it with chicken. It may seem hard to make but it’s not. Here are the rules for successful making of Chicken Rice Pilaf:

Crock Pot Chicken Marinara

This healthy Italian dish requires no precooking – “just throw all the ingredients in the crockpot and forget about it” type of recipe. Easy chicken thigh recipe! You can also stock up on the ingredients in advance and make this delicious healthy crock pot chicken marinara any time.