Baked Chicken

I got a pack of chicken breasts on sale at the local grocery store- I think it had about 8 large boneless breasts. 

I think we got 3 meals out of them.  

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Ingredients: 

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 clove minced garlic

1 cup of wheat bread crumbs

2/3 cup grated Parmesan  

1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish

3. In a bowl, blend the olive oil and garlic. In a separate bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, and pepper. Dip each chicken breast in the oil mixture, then in the bread crumb mixture. Arrange the coated chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish, and top with any remaining bread crumb mixture.  

4. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.  

Sunday Lunch- Jerk Turkey Sloppy Joe's & Cauliflower Au Gratin :)

Sunday Lunch- Jerk Turkey Sloppy Joe's & Cauliflower Au Gratin :)

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Cauliflower Au Gratin

Ingredients

1 (3-pound) head cauliflower, cut into large florets

Kosher salt

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) smart balance butter spread, divided

3 tablespoons almond flour

2 cups hot skim milk

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

3/4 cup freshly grated Gruyere, divided

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

1/4 cup ground up rolled oats (or Bread Crumbs)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Cook the cauliflower florets in a large pot of boiling salted water for 5 to 6 minutes, until tender but still firm. Drain.

Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add the flour, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes. Pour the hot milk into the butter-flour mixture and stir until it comes to a boil. Boil, whisking constantly, for 1 minute, or until thickened. Off the heat, add 1 teaspoon of salt, the pepper, nutmeg, 1/2 cup of the Gruyere, and the Parmesan.

Pour 1/3 of the sauce on the bottom of an 8 by 11 by 2-inch baking dish. Place the drained cauliflower on top and then spread the rest of the sauce evenly on top. Combine the ground up rolled oats with the remaining 1/4 cup of Gruyere and sprinkle on top. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over the gratin. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes, until the top is browned.

Jerk Turkey Sloppy Joe's

Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1.5 pounds lean ground turkey or turkey breast

1 onion, chopped

1 Palermo pepper, seeded and finely chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

3 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon paprika or smoked sweet paprika

1-inch piece fresh ginger, grated or minced

1 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Freshly grated nutmeg

2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves

Small handful cilantro leaves, finely chopped or 1/2 a palmful ground coriander

Sauce:

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 lime, juiced

1 cup tomato sauce

4 rolls heated over grill pan

Chopped scallions, for garnish

Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish

Directions

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil ripples and is hot, add the meat and brown. Add the onions, chile, bell pepper, garlic and salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in the paprika, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme and cilantro. Stir occasionally for 8 to 10 minutes.

In a small bowl combine the vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, and tomato sauce. Stir the sauce into the turkey mixture. Simmer for a few minutes, then serve on rolls with a garnish of scallions, chopped pickles, and chopped cilantro.

Jerk Turkey Burgers with Apples :)

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon jerk seasoning, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 small green apple, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise by Kraft, plus more for brushing
  • 1/4 cup pineapple chutney
  • 3 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • Canola oil, for the grill
  • 4 hamburger buns or challah rolls, split

Directions:

Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high. Mix the turkey, jerk seasoning, apple, 1/4 cup scallions and the panko in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Form into four 1-inch-thick patties and make a small indentation in the middle of each with your thumb to prevent it from puffing up on the grill. Refrigerate.

Whisk the mayonnaise and chutney in a large bowl. Add the cabbage, carrot and the remaining 1/4 cup scallions, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.

Brush the grill with canola oil. Grill the turkey patties until browned and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Brush the cut sides of the buns with mayonnaise and sprinkle with jerk seasoning; toast on the grill, about 30 seconds. Serve the burgers and slaw on the buns.

Ground Turkey & Summer Squash Casserole

This was a very tasty meal, super fast and easy! Right after we had dinner, Jason was asking me to make it again soon! :) This is a great way to get in vegetables without the family complaining too much!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil/ canola oil
  • 2 cups of yellow summer squash
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 tablespoons of smart balance butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup of whole wheat bread crumbs

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, cook turkey in oil over medium heat until no longer pink.Add the squash and onion. cook until vegetables are crispy.
  2. In a small bowl, combine eggs, milk, cornstarch, cheese, butter, salt and pepper. Stir into the turkey mixture. Transfer to a greased 8" square baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.