Easy Mexican Crockpot Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1 jar salsa (your favorite brand is fine)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 ts chili powder

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a 4 qt crockpot set to LOW.  Let sit for 4-5 hours or until chicken easily shreds with two forks.  Shred chicken and return to crock pot, let cook for 20-30 min longer without the lid if your salsa is a little watery.

Serve over rice, quinoa, or salad.  Top with plain greek yogurt, tomatoes, avocado, lime juice, or fresh cilantro and hot sauce.

 

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2  tsp smoked paprika
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 chopped scallion, for garnish

Directions:

  • Cook sweet potatoes by poking holes all over with a fork, then cook in microwave 7 to 10 minutes. (You could bake them too but that takes a while.)
  • Heat a medium skillet medium heat. Add the meat and steak seasoning and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, and red peppers, reduce heat and add red wine vinegar , paprika and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes then add tomato sauce, paste and water. Stirring to combine. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook until carrots are tender, around 15-20 minutes.
  • To serve, cut sweet potatoes in half, sprinkle with salt and top each with meat mixture. Serve warm!

 

 

Spaghetti Squash Boats with Sausage & Kale

Ingredients
1 medium spaghetti squash or 2 small
1 1/2 lbs. italian chicken sausage
1 yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bundle kale, stems removed and chopped
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Using a sharp knife cut the squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Place the halves, with the cut side up, on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 45-50 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the kale by removing the center stems and either tearing or cutting up the leaves. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and add the onion and garlic. and sauté for 4-5 minutes. Add the sausage and break apart with a wooden spoon. Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring regularly, until the sausage is browned and cooked thoroughly. Add the kale and stir, cooking for a few minutes more to wilt. Remove from heat and set aside.
Once cooled, scrape the insides of the spaghetti squash with a fork to shred the squash into strands. Transfer the strands into the skillet with the sausage and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture among the squash shells, and then top with pine nuts and parsley to serve.

Fiesta Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado, 1/2 mashed and 1/2 diced
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

Combine all ingredients until well incorporated!

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