Gluten Free, Dairy free, High Protein, kitchen Tips, Poultry

Grilled Chicken- easy weekend prep

img_5446My College student son is home for the summer and we had a challenge to each other to jump on the health train and do a summer workout challenge.  Part of the challenge was giving up sugars and carbs and eating more healthy protein and whole grains.  I have found with his appetite I need to have easy healthy proteins to throw on a salad or heat up with wild rice was the best. I love grilling a mess of chicken breast and then having them in the fridge for recipes.  Here is my easy grilled herb chicken breast.

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I like to get a the jumbo package of organic chicken breast and fillet each breast into two portions.  It cooks faster and seems to come out more juicy.

The big packs of chicken I will cook up half and then single wrap the other Breasts to put in the freezer for future use,

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I marinade in olive oil, herb de Provence seasoning, garlic seasoning and lemon pepper.  allow it to marinate at room temp for 30 minutes.

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then grille to 165 degrees. approximately 10 minutes each side on a hot  med high heat gas grille.

 

Then store in a airtight container in the fridge.  we seem to go thru these in less than a couple of days.  so good cold, or chopped in a salad.  Makes taco night a breeze when getting home from a long day at work.  Enjoy the shortcut.

Gluten Free, Dairy free, Poultry, Salads, Traditions

Protein Packed Wild Rice Salad

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This is a yummy option for my Gluten Free and Dairy free friends.  Since the massive time at home during the safe  this is a great option to enjoy hot or cold.  It seasons and save wonderfully in the fridge for a quick snack.  I also have incorporated the TVP(Textured Vegetable Protein) to add that extra punch.  Its a yummy bowl at it best.  Can be eaten as a meal or a fabulous side dish to any BBQ. Remove Chicken and its Vegan! Enjoy.

  • 2 cups wild rice cooked
  • Chicken Breast (grilled and chopped)
  • 1 Cup TVP rehydrated
  • 1/2 cup each chopped veggies
    • sweet onion
    • red pepper
    • cucumber
    • peeled celery
    • cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup FF olive oil Italian dressing(alternative olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sweet basil chopped

The versatile salad you can add or remove pretty much anything you like. Feta Cheese is good in this for the cheese lovers. I have fresh blueberries but strawberries or chopped green apple is yummy as well. Mix all together in a big bowl and allow to season for at least 30 minutes before serving. The TVP add a nice Harty chew to this salad.

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