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Parmesan Garlic Baked Chicken Wings

Parmesan Garlic Baked Chicken Wings. Guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser but baked to crispy perfection for a healthier spin!

Crispy baked chicken wings coated in garlic and parmesan - guaranteed crowd pleaser! Oh pregnancy cravings… I’ve actually managed to make it through most of the past 9 months without any crazy cravings.  Aside from an unquenchable thirst for coconut water within the first 4 weeks (probably because I was dehydrated), I’ve thankfully been able to eat really healthy and what I want.  Most of the time I’ve had a harder time actually figuring out what it was that I wanted.  Until recently.  These past couple of weeks the cravings have finally hit me.  Hard.  One night, it was an old school chicken noodle casserole (and totally not from scratch, the kind that uses canned cream of mushroom soup and fried french onions).  Then it was meatloaf (stay tuned for that recipe!).  Then it was a spinach and beet salad.  And recently- chicken wings. Parmesan Garlic Baked Chicken Wings to be exact.

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Baked Rosemary Chicken

Weeknight Baked Rosemary ChickenPeople often ask me how we spend so much time cooking from scratch at home, especially during the week. The answer: we don’t. The term ‘cooking from scratch’ seems to come with an idea of slaving away in the kitchen and that it’s super time consuming that no normal person has time for. And yes, some of it is time consuming. But trust me, we’re pretty normal people with full time jobs and lives that don’t allow us time to slave away in the kitchen every day. So I’ll let you in on a secret: cooking from scratch can be super easy and can fit into super busy lives.  I know!  Amazing!  This baked chicken, for example.  It’s from scratch, delicious, super easy, ad it’s pretty much our go-to weeknight dinner.

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Green Bean and Mushroom Braised Chicken

Everything you need in one pan. This Green Bean and Mushroom Braised Chicken is an easy and delicious weeknight dinner.

You guys already know how much we love chicken dinners in this house.  But usually it’s either thrown in the trusty Crock Pot or baked.  I have no idea why, but for some reason we hardly ever braise it… until now.  This Green Bean and Mushroom Braised Chicken has seriously upped our chicken dinner game!

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Crock Pot Chicken Chow Mein

Crock Pot Chicken Chow Mein can be made right at home! It’s so much easier (and cheaper) than getting take out but just as delicious! 

Crock Pot Chicken Chow Mein can be made right at home! It's so much easier (and cheaper) than getting take out but just as delicious! Yes.  You heard me.  Crock Pot Chicken Chow Mein!  It’s like getting take out, but better!  Why?  Because it’s just as easy.  Plus, at home, pants are optional.

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Baguette Baked Eggs

Baked eggs in a homemade baguette with gruyere cheese.  Have your runny yolk baked right in your bread to sop it up with! Eggs.  Ohh eggs. I could eat them every single stinkin’ day.  This is why I say (almost every day) that we need chickens. I want chickens soooo badly so we could have fresh eggs every day!  Someday… Someday.  In the meantime I will keep making delicious egg recipes that will just continue to fuel my longing for chickens.  

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Spicy Roasted Chicken Thighs

Here’s a recipe easy, flavorful Spicy Roasted Chicken thighs. It’s the perfect chicken with a kick for a weeknight dinner!

Easy, but flavorful Spicy Roasted Chicken thighs- the perfect weeknight dinner!We eat a LOT of chicken in this household and my hubster’s favorite cut are thighs.  So usually on busy weeknights I end up just making our standard Baked Rosemary Chicken that is very easy and we know we love it (plus there’s tons of fresh rosemary growing around our neighborhood).  And, although I know I’m blessed with the most non-picky eater husband in the world who would never ever complain about eating the same thing over and over again (and sometimes would actually prefer it), I needed to find a new super quick, super delicious, baked chicken thigh that would spice things up for him- Spicy Roasted Chicken Thighs it is!

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Avocado Baked Eggs

Avocado Baked Eggs are an incredibly delicious, hearty, and easy breakfast to make a healthy, nutritious tasty start to your day!

Avocado Baked EggsI don’t know about you all, but I am a long time sufferer of OBS, also known as Overactive Brain Syndrome.  Which only seems to kick in when I want to go to sleep.  Worse, it’s not like I’m awake trying to find the cure for cancer, World Peace, or even anything remotely productive.  Last night, Dan had mentioned something about reading Curious George as a kid to me.  From there, I went, Curious George… the Man with the Yellow Hat… I wonder what his name was… I could see him as an Elliot…Maybe an Ethan… I wonder what color that yellow was… sunshine yellow? No, that’s too obvious, I bet it had a more creative name like egg yolk yellow… egg yolks… breakfast… what should I make for breakfast… STOP THINKING ABOUT BREAKFAST IT’S MIDNIGHT… I love eggs… I want chickens… I wonder how long it will make a coop… OMG SHUT UP AND GO TO SLEEP.  

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Grilled Chicken Banh Mi 2.0

Homemade Chicken Banh Mi!

Ahhh it feels soooo good to cook again! After a long long hiatus as we moved from one house into another super adorable bungalow in the St. John’s neighborhood of Portland, I finally got back in the kitchen! Whooo! The past few weeks have been insanely busy between our move and just our regular super busy schedules on top of that, we’ve eaten out more than we ever have, and have been making some easy go-to meals: baked chicken, baked salmon, etc. Anything super quick and easy mainly because our new kitchen, although it’s a million times better than our last, has significantly less storage and so it’s taken me a long time to figure out how to unpack it. Whereas before we had tons of space and I could just put stuff anywhere I felt like it, this kitchen needed some strategy. Plus, we went from having a whole spice drawer, to no drawers, so here was my solution.

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Chicken Cacciatore

Fresh, light, and incredibly easy: Chicken CacciatoreHow is Christmas just a few days away?!  December just got here!  We’ve been super busy around here and not even with Christmas stuff, just busy in general it seems. So busy, we haven’t been cooking much outside of our go-tos.  Baked chicken is a pretty common dinner in our house, and crockpot chicken pho has quickly become another.  This weekend, when we finally had time to even just go grocery shopping to fill out empty fridge (omg what a nightmare so close to Christmas) it was time for something new.IMG_9839Then, we received this awesome and incredibly generous terra cotta baking dish from my girl Alicia as a thank you for housesitting a few of her plants while she and her hubby are on vacation.  Especially generous since she even brought the plants over to our house so we get to enjoy them here while making sure they’re watered and happy!  Easiest gig around.  And now we have this gorgeous dish!Fresh, light, and incredibly easy: Chicken CacciatoreI adore all things Italian and somehow I haven’t had chicken cacciatore in sooo too long, and it’s so easy! It’s a chicken dish prepared with tomatoes, onions garlic, and herbs.  Typically the chicken is braised, but I wanted to take advantage of this new dish and decided to bake it.  What’s cacciatore mean?  It translates to “Hunter” in Italian and I’ve been told it’s because if the man came home empty handed after going out hunting, his wife would then have no choice but go grab a chicken from the family coop for dinner.  How true is the story? No idea, but I must admit, I like the idea of the woman of the house waiting all day for some type of game meat to be brought home by her hunter, but he then shows up empty handed and she then has to grab a chicken out back and whip up a quick dish with what she had on hand, tomatoes, onions, and herbs, of course.Fresh, light, and incredibly easy: Chicken CacciatoreBest part about this dish, aside from how wholly Italian the flavors are, is how easy it is. I just sliced up 1/2 of a white onion, a shallot, and minced some garlic,Fresh, light, and incredibly easy: Chicken Cacciatorethen added them to the terra cotta dish as the first layer (any other baking dish would work just as well too). The benefit of the terra cotta dish is the even heating and subsequent cooking that it will provide the dish.Fresh, light, and incredibly easy: Chicken CacciatoreThen, a dice of some roma tomatoesFresh, light, and incredibly easy: Chicken Cacciatoreadded to a bowl with some salt, sugar, dried parsley, oregano, and fresh minced basil.Fresh, light, and incredibly easy: Chicken CacciatoreA good mix with some dry white wine,Fresh, light, and incredibly easy: Chicken Cacciatoreand some sliced cremini mushrooms, a touch more salt, some fresh ground black pepper, and a bay leaf for good measure.Fresh, light, and incredibly easy: Chicken CacciatoreMixed well and all added into the dish. Oh yeah, on top of the onion, shallots, and garlic, I placed a couple of chicken breasts as well to cook between the onion and tomato layered goodness.Fresh, light, and incredibly easy: Chicken CacciatoreAfter about 50-55 minutes at 425 degrees, we had this divine smelling dish.

Fresh, light, and incredibly easy: Chicken CacciatoreA touch of parmesan cheese,Fresh, light, and incredibly easy: Chicken Cacciatoreand we were in business.Fresh, light, and incredibly easy: Chicken CacciatoreSo. Delicious.  This would make a great pasta dish too, although as the holiday treats are beginning to catch up to me already, I opted for it solo.  Such a healthy, flavorful, and high on our list of go-to dinners from now on!

Chicken Cacciatore
Healthy, Light, and Delicious!
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  1. • 2 chicken breasts, halved
  2. • 1/2 large white onion, sliced
  3. • 1 shallot, sliced
  4. • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  5. • 8 roma tomatoes, diced
  6. • 5 cremini mushrooms
  7. • 1 teaspoons of sugar
  8. • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  9. • 1/3 cup white wine
  10. • 6-7 fresh basil leaves minced
  11. • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  12. • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley
  13. • 1 bay leaf
  14. • fresh ground pepper
  15. • 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425º. Place onions, shallots, and garlic in baking dish. Add chicken breasts on top of onion layer.
  2. In a bowl, mix tomatoes with salt, sugar, oregano, parsley, and basil. Add mushrooms, bay leaf, and fresh ground pepper and mix well. Pour on top of chicken in dish and then bake for 50 - 55 min until chicken is fully cooked (50 min for thinner breasts, if they are thick cuts, it will take longer to cook through - if very thick, halve).
  3. Serve on top of pasta, rice, or chicken with tomatoes and mushrooms on top.
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