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Melt in your mouth Crockpot pork loin

There are only three ingredients required for this simple crock pot pork loin. Prepare it shredded in the slow cooker with BBQ sauce. Low carb and keto friendly!

Crockpot pork loin

Ingredients

3-5 pound Pork loin

BBQ Rub

Stubb’s Barbecue sauce

Directions

Place the meat onto a sheet of parchment paper or a cutting board. Next, cover with BBQ rub and rub into the pork.  Flip to the other side and repeat. Then put the meat into your crockpot. Place the crockpot lid and cook on high for four hours or low for eight hours. When finished cooking, shred the pork directly in the crock pot.  Top with BBQ sauce and serve.

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Keto Oven Roasted Broccoli

Oven Roasted Broccoli

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 lbs broccoli florets

4 Tbsp. water

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 C. shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 baking sheet with either parchment paper or foil. Set aside.

2. Steam broccoli lightly by placing it in a large bowl with a couple of tablespoons of water.  Microwave for about four minutes. The broccoli does not need to have cooked all of the way through. 

3. Place broccoli on a baking sheet that has been lined with either parchment paper or foil.  Bunch up the broccoli close together. This way the cheese will stay on the broccoli and not the pan. Season broccoli with salt and garlic powder. Bake for about fifteen minutes or until the cheese melts.  

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Simple & Sweet Oven Baked Pork Chops

Easy Oven Baked Pork Chops

Ingredients

Dry Rub

2 Tbsp. brown sugar

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

The Pork

4 boneless pork chops (1-inch thick)

2 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Grease a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the dry rub ingredients. Rub the pork chops with the olive oil and season them with the dry rub. Make sure you rub the seasoning all over the pork chops (both sides).

2. Place the pork chops onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the oven for twenty- twenty five minutes or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 140 to 145°. Please read notes about carryover cooking and decide at what exact temperature to remove the pork from the oven.

3. Remove from the oven and let it rest for five to ten minutes, tented with aluminum foil. While the meat rests – the temperature will redistribute (carryover cooking) and the internal temperature will rise about 5 to 10 degrees. Serve.

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Juicy Homemade Rotisserie Chicken

Smoked Paprika Roast Chicken

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. smoked paprika

2 Tbsp. melted unsalted butter

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 1/2 tsps. salt

1/2 tsps. pepper

1 whole 4-5 lb roasting chicken

4 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Rinse and pat dry the chicken: Rinse the chicken off with cold water. Pat dry thoroughly with paper towels (otherwise the paste won’t stick).

3. Spread paprika butter mix over chicken: Combine together the paprika, melted butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Spread over the entire surface of the chicken and place the chicken in a 9×13 shallow baking dish.

4. Heat the honey and lemon juice in a small pot and set aside. Bake: Bake at 325°F for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. Baste with the lemon-honey mixture after thirty five minutes, and then every fifteen minutes after that. You may need to adjust total cooking time depending on how big your chicken is.

5. The bird is done when the juices run clear (not pink) when a knife tip is inserted into both the chicken breast and thigh, about 165°F. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

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The Best Baked Chicken to Die For!

This Baked Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken is the best and the juiciest chicken ever. It is baked to crisp-tender perfection and ready in less than thirty minutes. This dish is super flavor, and the sweet and savory sauce makes it so much better!

Baked Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

Ingredients:

4 Tbsp. brown sugar

3 tsp. olive oil

1 lb Boneless and skinless chicken breasts

Salt and pepper, optional

4 Garlic cloves, minced

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Put the olive oil in a small pan and saute the garlic until it is tender. Remove the olive oil and garlic from heat. Pour the garlic mixture into a small bowl and add the brown sugar. Stir well.

2. Put the chicken breasts into the baking dish and spread the brown sugar and garlic mixture over top of the chicken.

3. Place in the oven and bake for thirty- forty five minutes or until the chicken is cooked completely through.

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Simply Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia

Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 C. unsalted butter, melted

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more, to taste

Zest of 1 lemon

4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.

2. In a small bowl, combine together butter, garlic, lemon juice and lemon zest; set aside. Season tilapia with salt and pepper, to taste and place onto the prepared baking dish. Drizzle with butter mixture.

3. Place into oven and bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, about ten-twelve minutes. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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A newbie’s guide to sautéing asparagus

Pan Sauteed Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Ingredients

1 bunch Asparagus fresh

1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper

Lemon Juice optional, to serve

Directions

1. Rinse your asparagus spears to get rid of trapped dirt. Pat them dry or else the water will jump in the pan during the cooking process. Trim off the tough woody and fibrous asparagus ends.

2. Heat up a medium sized skillet and keep on medium heat with the olive oil and place your asparagus into the pan. Next, drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the asparagus spears in the pan and season with black pepper

3. Sautee your asparagus for approximately five minutes or until they are cooked. Shake the pan occasionally. The asparagus should still have some texture and should not be soggy and lifeless. Drizzle Lemon Juice over the asparagus just before serving them still hot.

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Sweet and fruity pork chops

This sweet and tangy sauce complements the tender pork beautifully. Serve with rice and a green vegetable or a fruit salad for an excellent meal.

Orange and Apricot Pork Chops

Ingredients

4-10 bone-in pork chops

1 tsp. Seasoned salt

1/4 tsp. White pepper

1 tsp paprika

1/2 C. Butter

2 onions, chopped

1 C. Orange marmalade

1 C. Apricot preserves

1 C. golden raisins

1/2 C. Honey

1/2 C. Mustard

1 tsp. Orange peel

Directions

1. Sprinkle pork chops with seasoned salt, pepper, and paprika. In a large skillet over medium heat melt the butter. Add the pork chops; brown on both sides about four-five minutes total.

2. Remove pork chops to a 6-to-7-quart slow cooker. Add onions to drippings remaining in pan; cook and stir for four minutes to loosen up the pan drippings, until onions are crisp-tender. Add to your slow cooker.

3. In a medium bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and stir well. Add to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for seven-nine hours or until pork registers 155°F and is tender.

Source Church Potluck Best loved slow cooker and casserole recipes

Savory Chicken Asparagus Supreme

Chicken Asparagus Supreme

Ingredients

2 (8-ounce) packages asparagus

5 C. Cooked cut up chicken

2 (10.75) cans cream of chicken soup

1 C. Duke’s Mayonnaise

1 tsp. Lemon juice

8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

1 C. corn flake crumbs

4 Tbsp. Butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°

1. Cover bottom of a greased ”9 x 13” casserole dish with asparagus spears then cover asparagus with cut-up cchicken. Combine the soup with the mayonnaise and lemon juice. Pour mixture over the chicken and sprinkle with grated cheese.

2. Top with corn flake crumbs and place butter on top. Bake in the preheated oven for thirty minutes or until golden and bubbly.

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Zucchini Boats

Stuffed Zucchini

Ingredients

8 Zucchinis, rinsed, not peeled

3 Tbsp. Olive oil

1 C. finely chopped onion

1/2 tsp chopped garlic

1 lb ground turkey

2 eggs slightly beaten

1 C. Panko Italian bread crumbs

1 C. Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

3 C. tomato sauce

Directions

Lightly grease a 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350°

1. Cut zucchini and in half lengthwise and spoon out most of the pulp, leaving boat like shells. Set aside. Chop pulp coarsely.

2. Heat three tablespoons of olive oil, add onions, and cook until soft and lightly colored. Add pulp and garlic and cook five minutes longer. Transfer the pulp mixture to a large bowl and set aside. Brown meat in skillet, stirring constantly. When done, drain well and add the meat to pulp mixture. Stir well.

3. Then add the eggs, bread crumbs, 1/2 cup of cheese, oregano, salt, and pepper into the zucchini mixture.

4. Pour tomato sauce into the previously prepared baking dish. Arrange zucchini on sauce Sprinkle with remaining cheese and cover with foil. Bake in the preheated oven for twenty-thirty minutes; remove foil and bake for ten minutes longer.

Source Church Potluck Best-loved slow cooker and casserole recipes

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