Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

 Juicy chicken, sweet corn, tangy broth, with crisp bell peppers, onions, and celery make a quick and easy chicken tortilla soup.  It’s pretty perfect on it’s own, but adding an avocado and crunchy tortilla chips on top just overdoes it!  This classic recipe and it’s complimenting flavors and textures never gets old.         I really am infatuated the unique flavor of cumin and chili powder… especially when they’re united in recipes like this one and my Chicken Fiesta Soup.  I purchase a large container of McCormick’s Cumin and Chili Powder so I will always have some on hand for scrumptious dinners like these.  They’re two spices my kitchen does not go without.       Are you tired of me emphasizing the importance of reading ingredients?  I truly apologize.  I wish I could say this would be the last time.  I just want you to put good things into that body of yours!  I’ve read ingredients on lots of broths and keep coming back to the brand Pacific Natural.  Rich flavor, organic, and free from those unnecessary additives.       Well, friends, enjoy your dinner!  It’s a good one.   Print Chicken Tortilla Soup Ingredients 1 Tbs coconut oil or olive oil 1 large green bell pepper chopped 2 medium ribs of celery chopped 1 medium sweet onion chopped 2 tsp minced garlic 1 32 oz organic chicken broth/stock, low-sodium 2 cups water 2 large chicken breasts or 6 to 7 chicken tenders thawed and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 jalapeno remove seeds and finely chopped (optional... keep seeds to make it spicy!) 4 Roma...
Ground Turkey Lasagna

Ground Turkey Lasagna

My man loves this lasagna.  He loves the small chunks of chicken sausage in the rich sauce topped with a variety of cheeses.  Although I like to make it for him on those rainy days, he also usually requests this for special occasions like his birthday.  Whether you need some comfort food or a recipe to feed many, this ground turkey lasagna recipe will be the hit of the night!     This recipe makes a very full lasagna.  You’ll need a lasagna pan instead of a casserole dish or it will overflow.  I bought my deep lasagna dish with some wedding money long ago and have not regretted it once.  Love it!  I wish I could find a link to my exact lasagna pan, but I found this reasonably priced with high reviews lasagna pan for you instead.  Once you taste this flavorful turkey lasagna, you’ll be using your lasagna pan frequently.  Promise.       This recipe can feed up to 12 to 15 people although my husband gets a little sad if I offer to share any.  Remember… we’re only a family of 3 right now so that leaves plenty of leftovers.  He loves it so much that he eats it for lunch the following few days until it exists no more.  Enjoy my friends!   Print Ground Turkey Lasagna Ingredients 1 lb ground turkey browned and drained 12 oz chicken or turkey linked sausage diced (I love the brand Al fresco) 3 15 oz cans of organic tomato sauce 1 15 oz can of organic diced tomatoes, drained 2 6 oz cans organic tomato paste...
Baked Chicken Fajitas

Baked Chicken Fajitas

There are only a few things more satisfying than juicy chicken, crisp bell peppers and onions wrapped in a warm tortilla.  Actually, I can’t think of a more gratifying dinner than Baked Chicken Fajitas.  Okay… I’m lying again.  When it comes to Mexican food, I’ve got a few pleasurable, hit-the-spot dishes such as my Baked Burritos and Chicken Tortilla Soup.  I’m just still licking my lips from finishing these oven baked fajitas and think you’ll fall in love with them quickly too.       Have you tried uncooked tortillas yet?  You can find them in the refrigerated section next to cheese and eggs in the grocery store.  I purchase mine through Amazon or Costco in bulk.  I keep one package in the refrigerator and the other in the freezer.  When I need the frozen one to thaw, I just place in the fridge for 24 hours or on the counter for 2 hours. You cook them for about 20 to 30 seconds on each side and they’re ready!  Also, I love how TortillaLand keeps their ingredients simple and natural.  No preservatives, no cholesterol, no saturated fat (especially no lard), and just basic ingredients needed to make tortillas.  You’ll never want regular tortillas again after having these.       This recipe confirms healthy eating is enjoyable, full of flavor, and leaves your mouth and stomach very pleased. I have lots more tips and suggestions for you right here.     Print Baked Chicken Fajitas Ingredients 10 to 12 chicken tenders or 3 to 4 chicken breast thawed and cut into 1 inch pieces 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup olive...
Chicken and White Bean Soup

Chicken and White Bean Soup

It’s that awkward time between Winter and Spring.  The weather flip-flops from bitter cold to pleasantly cool.  This confusing weather always make me crave comfort food.  Comfort food, however, does not necessarily mean unhealthy.  GASP!  I promise it can be done! This soup will hit just the spot… warm and savory chicken broth, variety of spices, juicy chicken, white beans, soft brown rice, and flavorful tomatoes and spinach.   Even my 2 year old couldn’t get enough. Low-Sodium organic chicken broth is used in several of my recipes.  It’s cheaper to buy it in bulk, and it’s a kitchen necessity to always have some handy.  Well, friends, we may not have warm weather quite yet, BUT we can have some flavor rich and soothing soup in the mean time. Print Chicken and White Bean Soup Ingredients 1 cup brown rice 2 Tbs olive oil 1 Tbs minced garlic 1 small sweet onion diced 32 oz organic low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup water 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp dried basil 2 Tbs dried oregano 10 chicken tenders thawed and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 can 15 oz organic white kidney beans (cannellini), drained and rinsed well 1 can 15 oz organic diced tomatoes, drained 2 Tbs dried or fresh parsley 2 Tbs white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large handful of fresh spinach Instructions In a large sauce pan, bring 1 and 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add brown rice, stir, and cover. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 to 25 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, in a large pot over medium heat, add olive oil....
Cheesecake Factory Cajun Jambalaya Pasta Copycat

Cheesecake Factory Cajun Jambalaya Pasta Copycat

We love The Cheesecake Factory!  My husband’s most favorite dish is Cajun Jambalaya Pasta.  Have you had it?  Juicy chicken.  Tender shrimp. Crisp vegetables. Slight spice from the seasoning.  Is your mouth watering yet?!?!  It’s really to die for.   I’ve tweaked and played around with this recipe for quite awhile and think I’ve finally nailed it!   The Cheesecake Factory Jambalaya needs to watch out for this copycat.  You won’t need to order it again when you can make this healthier, more delicious version at home.     Cajun Seasoning can sometimes be tricky to find.  I have two brands that I love: McCormick and Tony Chachere’s.  Don’t be afraid to buy large amounts because you’ll be making this dish often.  Also, you can use Cajun Seasoning in scrambled eggs or for my Breakfast Quiches (warning: you’ll become totally addicted to them like many before you).  Either way, Cajun Seasoning should be a stable in your spice drawer.     Without further ado, my friends, prepare to fall in love with this Cheesecake Factory Cajun Jambalaya Pasta.   Print Cajun Jambalaya Pasta Ingredients 10 lean chicken tenders 1 lb raw uncooked shrimp peeled and de-veined 3 Tbs Cajun seasoning divided 4 Tbs Oil split into 2 Tbs 1 Tbs minced garlic 1 red bell pepper cut into thin strips 1 green bell pepper cut into thin strips 1 small sweet or red onion cut into thin strips 3 Roma tomatoes diced 2 Tbs dried or fresh chopped parsley 1 lb whole wheat linguini pasta even better if it's fresh pasta Olive oil cooking spray Instructions Preheat oven to 375....

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