Barbecue Pineapple Chicken

If you’re like me, I always get a craving for something sweet and tangy together. Who ever thought of mixing the flavors of barbecue and pineapple together, I thank you.

You are a genius.

Usually when I think of pineapple in a dish, I go right to teriyaki.

I came across this dish and decided to make it and…

Oh. My. Goodness.

DELICIOUS!

It’s so easy to make also.

Just three simple ingredients.

That’s it!

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  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast’s
  • Barbecue Sauce (We are a Sweet Baby Ray’s family, so we chose that)
  • One (or two) cans of diced pineapple. I went with two.

Sprinkle your chicken breast with some salt and pepper on each side.

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Cover each side of your chicken breasts with some barbecue sauce

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Drain and add your pineapple chunks over top of the chicken and layer with barbecue sauce again. (My mouth started drooling here.)

Let chill for 1-2 hours.

You don’t have too, but I think it adds some extra flavor. The pineapples really soak the barbecue sauce up during this time.

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Bake at 400 Degrees for 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through at 165 Degrees.

Add some additional barbecue sauce on top (optional), and serve!

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I could make this recipe every week. I think it’s one of my new favorites. Along with my Slow Cooker Shrimp Scampi

 Did I also mention it’s a healthy recipe?!

Win, Win!

Enjoy!

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Big Mac Salad

Happy Monday!

So I know this recipe sounds a little odd, but my goodness is it delicious! When I was pregnant I always craved Big Mac’s from McDonalds. So, I found this healthier version and just had to make it! (Don’t worry no baby number three, yet!) I was really surprised with how similar this bowl tasted compared to the actual sandwich. It’s a must try if you get a craving for a juicy burger!

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Note: In my photo’s, I made 4x the amount of the actual recipe! This recipe is the single serving amount.

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Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp lite thousand island dressing
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely minced onion
  • 1/8 tsp granulated white sugar (or a dash of no calorie sweetener!)
  • 1/8 tsp white time vinegar

Bowl Ingredients:

  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 4oz raw extra-lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cups finely chopped onion
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp shredded reduce fat cheddar cheese
  • 3 hamburger dill pickle chips, chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

You can also add tomato, ketchup, and extra mustard if desired!

Directions:

For the sauce, add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix

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Bring a nonstick sprayed skillet to medium-high heat and combine meat, onion, and spices until the meat is thoroughly cooked and onions have softened.

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Once cooked through, remove from heat and add mustard to the meat and combine.

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Place the shredded lettuce at the bottom of your bowl, add the meat and your toppings and enjoy.

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Let me know what you think!

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Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Mix

Happy Thursday!

This is one of my most favorite quick, healthy meals to put together and it only takes minutes! I’ve made this numerous times, and it’s just a skinnier version of the Bonefish Grill version. It’s a pretty popular recipe, but I just want to share for everyone! The serving size is about 4oz of shrimp. I usually just measure mine out with a food scale.

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Ingredients: 

  • 2lbs raw peeled and divined shrimp
  • 4 Tablespoon Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Mayonaise
  • 3 Tablespoons Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1-1 1/2 Tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper (Optional)
  • 2 Tablespoon Chopped Green Onion (To Garnish Also)

All you have to do is mix up all the ingredients in a bowl, cook your shrimp and add to the sauce! If you just want to make one pound of shrimp, cut the recipe in half! I usually mix mine up with some organic brown rice, or you could even serve it over pasta.

I hope you enjoy!

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Happy Thursday Everyone!

So, I just wanted to write a quick post about this homemade taco seasoning I decided to try. I wanted to meal prep turkey taco bowls for a few days because it’s a low carb and delicious meal, but I ran out of store bought seasoning so I made my own, and I absolutely LOVE it. It’s simple and these measurements worked out perfectly with my one pound piece of ground turkey.

Ingredients:

• 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder

• 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

• 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder

• 1/4 Teaspoon Dried Oregano

• 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika

• 1 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin

• 1 Teaspoon Salt

• 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper

Just mix them together in the small bowl and add it to your meat while cooking. I definitely recommend it over any brand packet! Give it a try! Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

The crock pot is out again for another delicious dinner! I was in the mood for something spicy, so I went for buffalo chicken sandwiches. They were super simple to make and my hubby said they were amazing so i’ll take that as a win.

The ingredients are

  • 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast’s
  • 1 12oz bottle of Buffalo Wing Sauce (I used Frank’s)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Ranch Mix Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • Hamburger Buns (optional)
  • Cheddar Cheese Slices
  • Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing (I went with ranch because the hubby hates blue cheese)

Start off by slightly greasing the crock pot (I used Pam Original Spray) and laying the 6 pieces of chicken in.

In a separate bowl, add the buffalo wing sauce and ranch mix seasoning and mix well together.

Add the mixture on top of the chicken and cook on low for about 6-8 hours until the chicken is cooked through.

Put the chicken in a bowl and shred it completely with two forks then return it to the crock pot. Mix in the butter (I cut the butter into smaller pieces) and stir until completed melted. I let my chicken cook for about an hour after so the chicken can soak up the juices.

If you want to use hamburger buns, turn on the broiler, and broil the buns with one slice of cheddar cheese on top for about 1-2 minutes. Enough to toast the bun and melt the cheese some.

Finally add some buffalo chicken to the bun and top it of with some ranch or blue cheese dressing and dig it!

If you prefer the no bun option, just add some shredded buffalo chicken to a bowl, put some cheese and dressing on top and enjoy! I even added some blue cheese crumbles to mine!