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.