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Tarragon Mustard Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs

 

I love sheet pan suppers. Full complete meal that gets done at the same time, and only one pan to clean! Or if you use foil on the pan, maybe not even one pan. The combination of tarragon and Dijon mustard makes the chicken especially delicious. Of course roasted veggies are loved by all. Drizzling flavored oil and balsamic vinegar add even one more layer of flavor to make this dish explode with taste!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup tarragon chopped, plus 4 tarragon sprigs
  • 3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs or drumsticks, patted dry
  • Kosher salt & Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp of poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 large onion, peeled and sliced (4 cups)
  • 3 carrots halved lengthwise and cut into inch pieces
  • Maybe some colorful fingerling potatoes halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon Garlic EVOO, plus more for drizzling
  • Champagne Pear White Balsamic Vinegar, or other favorite flavor

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and chopped tarragon leaves.
  2. Combine melted butter to this mixture and set aside.
  3. Season chicken with salt, pepper, poultry seasoning.
  4. Rub mustard butter all over the chicken.
  5. Place the breadcrumbs in a wide shallow bowl and coat the chicken evenly with breadcrumbs.
  6. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  7. In a large bowl combine vegetables, drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat.
  8. Spread vegetables evenly across a lined baking sheet.
  9. Clear spaces on the baking sheet, then place the chicken pieces in the spaces.
  10. Strew tarragon sprigs over veggies and chicken.
  11. Put the pan with chicken and onions into the oven and roast.
  12. Toss the veggies after 15 minutes
  13. Cook until chicken is 165 degrees and the veggies are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  14. If they are not as browned as you would like, run pan under broiler for 1-2 minutes.
  15. Remove from oven.
  16. Drizzle with Lemon Garlic EVOO and Champagne Pear White Balsamic Vinegar
  17. Serve on sheet pan or transfer to serving platter.

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Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

Here’s another one skillet dinner you should try. It could also be ready fairly quickly if you plan ahead and marinate the chicken ahead of time. This is really tasty if you have some garden fresh cherry tomatoes and fresh basil!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved and/or quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp diced sweet onion
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, freshly grated
  • balsamic glaze, for drizzling
  • 1/2 pound penne pasta, cooked
  • a few handfuls of fresh basil, for sprinkling
  • fresh grated parmesan, for sprinkling

 

Instructions:

  1. Slice the chicken thin.
  2. Place it in a ziplock bag.
  3. Whisk together the 1/4 cup oil, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, oregano and red pepper.
  4. Pour it over the chicken and marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, basil, onion ,and olive oil.
  7. Toss well with salt and pepper.
  8. Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
  9. Take the chicken out of the marinade and add it to the skillet.
  10. Brown the chicken on both sides, and cook until almost done.
  11. Remove the chicken to a cutting board.
  12. Add the pasta to the skillet and add the bruschetta mixture.
  13. Slice the chicken, and add back to the skillet.
  14. Toss with the mozzarella and place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  15. Remove and sprinkle with basil and parmesan.
  16. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve immediately!

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Whole30 Orange Chicken with Snow Peas

This is a intensely flavorful, quick, and easy dish that is Whole30 compliant. Proves that Whole30 can tickle the taste buds!

Whole30 Orange Chicken with Snow Peas

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound chicken, cut into bite size pieces (dark meat works best)
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder can use fresh if you want
  • 2 Tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 1 onion sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup cashews

Instructions:

  1. Sprinkle salt & pepper on chicken and stir to evenly coat.
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add 2 Tbsp sesame oil and chicken.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes until mostly cooked through.
  4. In a small bowl, combine orange zest and juice, coconut aminos, ginger, tomato paste, red pepper, arrowroot, and garlic powder.
  5. Stir as best you can until smooth.
  6. Pour over chicken and stir to evenly coat.
  7. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked through.
  8. While that is cooking, in a medium skillet over medium high heat, add 1 Tbsp sesame oil.
  9. After hot, add snow peas, onions, and cashews.
  10. After cooked but still crunchy, add to skillet with chicken.
  11. Remove larger skillet from heat and toss to coat.
  12. Serve and enjoy

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Tuscan Chicken Skillet

This is a quick and delicious meal that comes together in 15 minutes and gives you another 30 minutes to wind down from your busy day while it finishes in the oven. You could make it Whole 30 if you replaced the beans with potatoes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1 pint baby bella mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes, patted dry if oil packed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

Instructions:

  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 450°F.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large oven-safe skillet with a lid over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  3. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.
  4. Place skin-side down in the pan and sear until golden-brown, about 5 minutes.
  5. Flip and sear until the other side is golden-brown, 4 to 5 minutes more.
  6. Transfer skin-side up to a plate.
  7. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet along with the mushrooms.
  8. Sauté, scraping up the browned bits at the bottom of the pan, until browned and just tender, about 5 minutes.
  9. Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes, rosemary, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and a few grinds of black pepper.
  10. Sauté for 1 minute more.
  11. Stir in the white beans and broth.
  12. Nestle the seared chicken breasts skin-side up in the mushroom mixture, and add any accumulated chicken juices on the plate.
  13. Roast uncovered until the thickest piece of chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, about 30 minutes.Serve in shallow bowls, spooning some of the sauce over the chicken and vegetables.

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Cajun Chicken Thighs Veggie Skillet

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This is some great comfort food on an autumn day. Since anything Cajun is good with rice, serve over rice!

Cajun Chicken Thighs Veggie Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken thighs (bone in, skin on)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun spice mix, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, medium dice
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/4 lb button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 scallions, sliced for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven in broiler mode.
  2. Season the chicken lightly with salt, pepper, and cajun spices.
  3. In a heavy large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm the oil.
  4. Add the chicken skin side side down and cook until well browned.
  5. Then flip and cook on the other side.
  6. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  7. Drain any residual oil, just keep a little for the onion.
  8. Add the onion to the frying pan and stir.
  9. Add the carrots, garlic, red bell pepper, and mushrooms in the skillet.
  10. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and saute until the vegetables are beginning to brown
  11. Gradually mix in the broth.
  12. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  13. Return the chicken to the skillet and bring to a simmer for about 10 minutes.
  14. Transfer the skillet to the bottom of the oven and broil for about 15 minutes.
  15. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  16. Sprinkle with chopped scallion.
  17. Divide the chicken and vegetables among plates and serve immediately.

 

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Arroz Con Pollo

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This is a very nice comfort dish, and a one skillet meal.

Arroz con Pollo

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp annatto seeds
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, medium dice
  • 1 roma tomato, medium dice
  • 1 jalapeno, stems and seeds removed, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper, medium dice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 4 chicken thighs, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 3 cups chicken stock, room temperature
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1 lime. cut into wedges

Instructions:

  1. Heat the annatto seeds in the oil over medium-low heat until just starting to sizzle.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to steep until the oil cools to room temperature.
  3. Strain the seeds from the oil and discard the seeds.
  4. While the oil cools, make the sofrito.
  5. Combine onion, tomato, jalapeno,garlic, half bell pepper, and spices in a food processor.
  6. Process until uniform, but not smooth.
  7. Warm the annatto oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  8. Place the chicken thighs in the oil, skin-side-down; cook until brown and crispy.
  9. Turn and brown the other side.
  10. Remove from the skillet and set aside; reduce heat to medium.
  11. Add 1 cup of the sofrito to the pan.
  12. Saute, stirring often, until most of the liquid has evaporated and the sofrito takes on an oily texture.
  13. Add the rice and stock, stir to combine, then bring to a simmer while stirring constantly.
  14. Add the chicken pieces and any accumulated juices, then scatter the peas and bell pepper over the top.
  15. Cover (leave a little space for air to escape), reduce heat to low.
  16. Simmer until the chicken is tender and the rice has absorbed most of the liquid, about 20 minutes.
  17. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  18. Serve with cilantro and lime wedges.

 

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Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Figs and Polenta

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Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Figs and Polenta

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 pieces bacon
  • Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 6 fresh Mission Figs, stemmed and quartered
  • 21/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup instant polenta

 

Instructions:

  1. Pat the chicken dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a 12 inch skillet over medium high heat and add the bacon.
  3. Cook until crisp and move to a paper towel to drain.
  4. Add the chicken thighs to the still hot pan and cook on both sides until browned, but not cooked through.
  5. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  6. Pour off all but one tablespoon of bacon fat.
  7. Add one tablespoon of butter along with the onion and garlic.
  8. Reduce heat to medium low.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the onion softens and begins to brown.
  10. Add the figs and one half cup of the chicken broth.
  11. Raise the heat to medium high and simmer.
  12. Stir and scrape up any browned bits.
  13. Add the chicken thighs and any accumulated juices to the pan.
  14. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  15. Preheat oven to about 225 degrees.
  16. Transfer the chicken to an oven safe serving dish and place in the oven to keep warm.
  17. Turn the heat on the skillet back up to medium high.
  18. Add the balsamic vinegar to the pan and reduce by half.
  19. Mash up the onions and figs and pour over the chicken.
  20. Add the remaining 1 ¾ cups chicken broth to the pan and bring to a simmer.
  21. Whisk in the polenta, and cook until it thickens.
  22. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  23. Spoon polenta onto serving plates, top with chicken and sauce.
  24. Crumble the bacon from earlier over the top.
  25. Serve immediately.

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