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Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce with Edamame and Mung Bean Pasta

I have a feeling that many people are buying jarred Alfredo sauce because they don’t know how quick and easy it is to make their own gluten-free sauce. Also, when you make your own version, you have better control over calories and a lot of control over ingredients. Continue reading “Gluten Free Alfredo Sauce with Edamame and Mung Bean Pasta”

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Easy but Delicious Lunch with Roasted Vegetables

I’m in the middle of cooking for the week again. My crock pot chicken is almost done so I’ll have that for lunch. I’ve already made the rice/ quinoa medley, so I’ll move on to roasted vegetables next. Roasted root veggies are so easy to make and I can eat those all week as well. They are fabulous when combined with other foods to make satisfying and easy meals. Continue reading “Easy but Delicious Lunch with Roasted Vegetables”

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Crock Pot Chicken

crock pot chicken
crock pot chicken

This the easiest and best no-fail crock pot chicken ever! I make it every week on my cooking day and then we eat it for lunches and dinners throughout the week to come. It’s excellent sliced, shredded or cubed. I use it in soups, salads, enchiladas, tacos and casseroles. Les likes to slice the chicken for his brown bag lunch sandwiches.

chicken and rice with spicy coconut sauce
crock pot chicken and brown rice with a spicy coconut sauce

We don’t eat much meat because it is generally too expensive to buy, but when I find chicken breasts or fish on sale, you can bet that I will be stocking up and freezing it. This is an economical way to fix chicken breasts since you can get many, many delicious meals from one pot. An added bonus is that you don’t even have to defrost the chicken- just throw it in the pot and get busy doing something else. The chicken turns out great whether it is frozen or fresh. The steps are easy, simple and fast. Don’t blink- I’m gonna give you all of the directions right here, right now.

I use only boneless, skinless chicken breasts. But the directions are the same now matter if you use a whole chicken with skin or not.

  1. Wash your chicken and pat it dry. If frozen- skip this step.
  2. Pop your chicken into the crock pot.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup chicken stock all around the chicken.
  4. Drizzle the top of the chicken with olive oil.
  5. Liberally sprinkle with Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning (or any spice of your choice)
  6. I also liberally sprinkle with garlic powder. (Have I told you how much I LOVE garlic?)
  7. Cover and cook on high for four hours or on low for eight hours.

That’s it folks. Easy peezy.

lunch with crock pot chicken
Camping lunch- We always fill our camping cooler with some of the crock pot chicken. It makes for a simple but tasty meal.