Chicken

Cilantro-Lime Chicken With Avocado Salsa

Ingredients:
Chicken:
4 (6oz) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 Tbsp lime zest
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil + more for brushing the grill
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
3 cloves minced garlic
salt and black pepper

Salsa:
1 1/2 medium avocados: diced
2 roma tomatoes: chopped
1/2 cup red onion: chopped
1 clove garlic: minced
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

Directions:

  1. Place chicken on a cutting board and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap
  2. Pound out thicker parts of chicken for even thickness
  3. Transfer chicken to a gallon size ziplock bag
  4. In a mixing bowl whisk together: lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, 3 cloves of garlic and salt/pepper to taste
  5. Pour marinade mix over chicken in the bag
  6. seal bag and press out air (rest in refrigerator for 2-4 hrs) move chicken around a few times to ensure even marinating
  7. Preheat grill over medium-high heat and brush grill grates lightly with olive oil.
  8. Grill chicken: Internal temp 160-165 (about 4 minutes per side)
    Meanwhile.... 
  9. In a mixing bowl mix together: avocado, tomato, onion, garlic and lime.
  10. Spoon mixture over chicken and garnish with cilantro

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Ingredients:

2/3 cup Chopped Green Onion
3 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme or 1 Tbsp. Dried
3 Tbsp. Peanut Oil
3 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp. Minced Ginger
1 Habanero Pepper or Serrano
1 Bay Leaf
1 tsp. Coriander
1 tsp. Black Pepper
1/3 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Ground Allspice
4 Skinned, Boneless Chicken Breasts

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 30
Cooking Time: 15 min

Directions:

Combine all ingredients, add chicken, coat and marinate covered in fridge, several hours or overnight.

Grill 4-6 Minutes Per Side

Chicken Or Pork Fajitas

Chicken or Pork Fajitas –  A freezer to Crock Pot Meal

Ingredients:
1-pound chicken breasts, fat trimmed
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 small yellow onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp red pepper flakes

Prep:
1.) label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe
2.) Add all ingredients to bag (no need to thaw the chicken if you are using frozen, it will just go back in the freezer so you can leave it frozen
3.) Remove as much air from bag as possible, seal and lay flat in your freezer for up to 3 months (yep, meal prep in advance)

Cook:

1.) The night before you cook, move the bag to the refrigerator to thaw
2.) The morning of cooking, pour the ingredients of the bag into your crockpot and cook on low for 6 hrs or until meat is tender
3.) Shred the chicken or pork and serve with cooked onions and peppers
4.) Serve in a corn tortilla (if phase approved), over a bed of rice (if phase approved) or over lettuce.
5.) Enjoy!!

Red Pepper Chicken Freezer Meal

Red Pepper Chicken Freezer Meal

Ingredients:
1-pound chicken breasts
1 medium-sized red bell pepper, sliced
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
4 large garlic cloves, chopped or minced
1 small onion, diced
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
1 gallon sized plastic freezer bag

Prep:
1.) Label your freezer bag.
2.) Add all ingredients to your freezer bag.
3.) Remove as much air from the bag as possible and put it in your freezer

Directions to cook:
1.) The night before cooking, move the bag into the refrigerator to defrost
2.) The morning of cooking, pour the ingredients into slow cooker/crock-pot and cook on low for 3-6 hours until the chicken is cooked through.

** This is a very simple meal to have on hand and to pull out of the freezer when you know you are in a pinch. Make an extra bag for another time, use for both lunch or dinner and pair with your carb meal and a few more veggies if desired!!