Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Recipe: Baked Chicken and Vegetables

I've been looking for lower carb recipes I can use for dinner and I came up with this one night. It was really really easy to make too. 

You will need: 
4 chicken tenders or 1 large chicken breast cut into cubes 
10 mushrooms
4 carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
salt and pepper to taste
Add all of the spices to a small bowl and mix together

What to do
Add chicken to a baking dish. Add half of the spices to the chicken and mix well. Add 1 TBSP. olive oil and mix again. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes and then add all of the vegetables to the pan along with the rest of the spices and another TBSP of olive oil. Mix until everything is coated with the spices and oil. Bake for another 20-30 minutes or until carrots are tender and chicken is cooked through. 

Top with cheese and green onion and bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. 

Now I served this with 2 different kinds of homemade salsa. Here's the recipes for both of them. 

Recipe for homemade Salsa
1 large tomato- diced
1/4 cup diced white onion
2 Tbsp finely diced Cilantro
1 Tbsp Lemon juice
salt to taste
Mix all ingredients together and set aside in refrigerator until ready to serve.


Recipe for Avocado Tomato Salsa
1 chopped tomato 
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 avocado, peeled and chopped
Add all ingredients to a bowl, mix well and set aside in refrigerator until ready to serve.



I served the baked chicken dish with the two salsa's and salad. This was definitely a keeper. 

38 comments:

  1. I love anything chicken!

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  2. Chicken is always a win at our sea.

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    1. Chicken is a favorite here as well.

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  3. That looks pretty darn yummy!

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    1. It was really good. Thanks.

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  4. That is really a healthy dish! I've been trying to cut back on carbs, too, but it's really hard sometimes.

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    1. It really can be hard at times but tasty dishes help.

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  5. Yep! I'd have seconds. Thanks for including your salsa recipes, too. :)

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    1. It was good. You're welcome.

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  6. I'm always looking for quick and tasty. I'm going to have to give this a try.

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  7. And it's easy! Yeah. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I never tried to do salsa sauce, I usually buy it

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    1. It's such a good salsa and so easy to make that I just make it now.

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  9. Oh my! Sounds so yummy! I'm so trying this!

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  10. This sounds delish! I am wondering if I could get my husband to eat it. He would probably pick all the chicken out and leave me with just the veggies :)

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    1. lol My hubby likes to do that sometimes as well.

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  11. Oh wow, that looks so delicious! I will definitely give it a try.

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    1. Thank you. I hope you like it.

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  12. This is the kind of recipe my family really enjoys!

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    1. I hope you give it a try then.

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  13. paprika is a spice I like.
    Coffee is on

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  14. I can eat everything except the avocado, WOOHOO! This sounds delicious

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  15. Isn't chicken great, and I love the mix of chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika!

    All the best Jan

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