Mealtime Monday: Jalapeño Popper Chicken

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Happy Monday everyone…oops it’s Tuesday!  With it being our Blogiversary today, I had to push Mealtime Monday to Tuesday so that we could have a stroll down memory lane and check out a few stats from our first year. Now on to a delicious recipe from Skinny Taste.  Are you starting to see a trend?  I found Gina’s blog a few months ago and I am obsessed!  Everything we have tried has been amazing and this recipe is no different; Skinny Taste Jalapeno Popper Chicken.  I will admit that I adjust the recipe a little bit, making it a bit less healthy than the original.

Jalapeno popper chicken dinner

 Ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 jalapeño diced without seeds
  • 3 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 4 oz shredded sharp cheddar (I use Tillamook)
  • 2 tbsp scallions, diced
  • 1 large chicken breast pounded thin & cut in half
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • Juice of 1 1/2 limes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • olive oil non-stick spray
  • salt and pepper

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 450°.  Prepare a glass baking dish by spraying it with a coating of cooking spray.  In a bowl, mix together olive oil, lime juice, salt & pepper.  Set aside. Continue reading »


Mealtime Monday: Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Here we are in week 2 of Mealtime Mondays, and I am sharing another meal inspired by Gina at Skinny Taste. I love her recipes and could not wait to try her Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps.  I hate that so many crockpot recipes are under 8 hours of cook time and can only be made on weekends since I tend to work 10 hour days + commute. To make it an easy work night meal, I adapted it to be stove top instead of crockpot.

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I LOVE Frank’s Red Hot and try to find ways to use it, like in the Buffalo Chicken Cheese dip I made last year for the Superbowl.  This recipe is delicious, healthy and easy for a quick week night meal.

Ingredients (for 2 servings):
1 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
Chicken Broth (optional)
Lettuce
Carrot
Celery
Low Fat Blue Cheese Dressing
Frank Red Hot Buffalo Sauce

Directions:
1. Poach your chicken. I usually boil a few breasts each week to use in different recipes. You can just boil in plain water, or a combination of water and chicken broth to give the chicken more flavor.  Place your chicken in the pot with your liquid.  Bring to a slow boil and cook for 20-25 minutes. Continue reading »