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Cooking with Chicken - Recipes for the Stovetop, Oven and Grill

Cooking with chicken - chicken kabobs from the grill.
Cooking with chicken is a great tactic for healthy, delicious meals for my family. I know you all love cooking with chicken too, so I’ve posted a couple recipes you can try out in your home. Each recipe serves four, so double it if you have a larger family, or growing children that eat like monsters :)

Cooking with Chicken in the Oven: Baked Tomato Basil Chicken

(I modified this recipe from the P90X2 Nutrition Guide)
Chicken Marinade
1 Tbsp chopped oregano
1 Tbsp chopped basil
1/2 tsp chopped thyme
1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a large ziplock bag with 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves. Seal, shake and marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Hint: when cooking chicken, I like to poke a fork in the raw chicken a few times so it really soaks in the flavors.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove chicken from marinade and place in glass baking dish.
Bake for 30-40 minute or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the topping.

6 tomatoes chopped
¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
½ tsp sea salt
3 cloves garlic minced
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup mozzarella cheese

Mix topping ingredients in a bowl, pour over baked chicken for the last 5-10 minutes of baking. Let cool and serve!

Cooking with Chicken on the Stovetop: Coconut Basil Chicken

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
2 shallots diced
4 green onions (use the whole thing)
4 cloves of garlic minced
½ cup shredded coconut
1 cup of freshly cut basil
1/2 cup of chicken broth
4 Tbsp coconut oil
Directions: Heat coconut oil in cooking pan, add shallots and green onions and cook until it smells heavenly. Add chicken, garlic, and shredded coconut. Cook until chicken is thoroughly cooked (8-10 minutes). Add basil and chicken - simmer for 5 minutes and serve over brown rice.

Cooking with Chicken on the Grill: Spiced Chicken Kabobs

3 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Juice of one fresh lime
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 large onion chopped into thick pieces
1 large red pepper chopped into thick pieces
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut bite size pieces
Directions: Whisk together olive oil, vinegar and lime juice. Add chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and garlic. Place the chicken, onion and peppers in the marinade, stir and coat. Thread the chicken, peppers and onions onto skewers. Grill for 10-15 minutes on medium high heat until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
These kabobs go great with a nice spinach salad as a side dish!

Tip: when cooking chicken, always toss the leftover marinade and bag since it has been exposed to raw chicken.

Cooking with chicken is fun, easy and delicious! You can easily add/subtract ingredients from these recipes to get the flavors your family will love. Enjoy!

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