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Oven-Baked Split Chicken Breasts

Simple Oven Baked Split Chicken Breasts are a healthy choice for any dinner! These flavorful bone-in baked chicken breasts turn out beautifully with a crispy seasoned skin while retaining their juices for perfect, tender, moist chicken meat!

Oven-Baked Split Chicken Breasts (Bone-In)

Ingredients

2.5-3 lbs bone-in skin on split chicken breasts (brands will vary, but this will typically be 2-4 chicken breasts)

1 Tbsp. olive oil (extra virgin)

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. ground pepper

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. paprika

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (or coat a baking dish with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray).

2. Rinse and pat dry your split chicken breasts. Coat with olive oil, rubbing the olive oil into the skin and breast surface side that will be facing upward during cooking.

3. Place the chicken breasts, skin side up, on your prepared baking sheet. Season each piece of chicken, sprinkling with combined spices: salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika.

4. ”For extra crispy chicken skin, heat a skillet or frying pan to medium high heat. No need to add oil (it’s already on your split chicken breasts), place the seasoned chicken breasts skin side down and sear for three-four minutes or until nicely golden brown. Then place onto your baking sheet and continue with steps 5 & 6.

5. Bake for forty – forty-five minutes or until the internal temperature reaches a minimum of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) when checked with a meat thermometer. *Check next to the bone at the deepest (thickest) point in the breast meat.

6. Remove the baked chicken from the oven and allow it to sit for three-five minutes before being served.

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Slowly cooked pork chops in lemon pepper

This Crock Pot Lemon Pepper Pork Chops recipe is quick to make and is so tasty!

CROCK POT LEMON PEPPER PORK CHOPS

Ingredients

Cooking spray

1-2 lbs bone-in pork chops

Lemon pepper seasoning

Salt

Directions

1. Lightly grease your crockpot with cooking spray. Line a sheet of wax paper on your kitchen counter and place your chops onto the paper. Sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning and salt.

2. Place the pork chops into the crockpot. Cover and cook on low for seven – eight hours or high for three and half – four hours. Serve with a green vegetable or salad.

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Garlic-Parm Zucchini Sauté

Garlic-Parm Zucchini Sauté

INGREDIENTS

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 large zucchini, cut into rounds

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, approximately thirty seconds. Add zucchini and oregano. Cook until zucchini is tender, about ten minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch red pepper flakes. Top with Parmesan and serve warm.

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Keto Taco Casserole

A cheesy keto taco casserole that is excellent for family dinners and potlucks alike!

Keto Taco Casserole

Ingredients

2 lbs ground beef or turkey

1/2 large onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 large bell pepper, diced

1 packet of taco seasoning (or 4 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning)

4 eggs

2 C. Mexican cheese, shredded

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°

1. In a skillet heated on medium-high heat, cook the ground beef with the green peppers, onions, and garlic. Once the beef is no longer pink, drain the excess oil using a strainer and return the beef mixture back to the pan. Stir in the taco seasoning.

2. Transfer the beef mixture to a casserole dish and spread it out evenly. In a small bowl, combine the eggs and half of the shredded cheese. Stir the mixture until the eggs are lightly beaten. Next, pour the egg mixture evenly over the beef into the casserole dish. Mix the casserole a bit to ensure that the cheese gets in between the meat.

3. Top the casserole evenly with the remaining cheese, and bake uncovered in the preheated oven for twenty-five minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Once the casserole is done, remove it from the oven and top with your favorite keto taco toppings like tomatoes, green onions, and sour cream. Serve immediately.

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Parmesan

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Parmesan

The most fabulous quick and easy Sauteed Brussels Sprouts recipe with garlic and parmesan. These tender Brussels sprouts are delicious plain, or with a balsamic drizzle.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Garlic and Parmesan

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs. Brussels sprouts

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 Tbsp butter

2 tsp. minced garlic

1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss the Brussels sprouts and toss to coat. Spice up with salt and pepper. Cook, undisturbed, for approximately six-eight minutes, then stir and cook another six-eight minutes until Brussels sprouts are fork-tender.

2. Add butter and garlic to the pan. Stir until butter is fully melted and garlic is fragrant. Stir in parmesan cheese. Cook one-two minutes longer. Serve immediately.

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Keto Pork Chops in Parmesan Basil Cream Sauce

Keto Pork Chops in Parmesan Basil Cream Sauce

Ingredients

4 boneless pork chops Thick cut

1 Tbsp. Butter unsalted

1 Tbsp. Olive oil

1 C. onion Chopped

3 Cloves garlic minced

½ C. Bone broth

1 C. Heavy whipping cream

1 tsp. Basil

1/2 tsp. Garlic powder

¾ C. Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp. parsley Chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. Start by heating up one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add salt and pepper to taste to both sides of the pork chops.

2. Place the pork chops in the heated skillet, and cook evenly on both sides until they reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees. Set them aside to rest.

3. Into the same skillet, add the chopped onion. Cook for two-three minutes until it begins to brown and turn tender. Add in the three cloves of minced garlic and cook for an additional thirty seconds.

4. Pour in the ½ cup of bone broth and 1 cup of heavy whipping cream. Reduce the heat to medium low and whisk in the basil, garlic powder and parmesan cheese. Cook on medium-low until the sauce thickens. Mix in two tablespoons of chopped parsley, and stir to combine.

5. Return the pork chops to the skillet, coat in sauce, and cook for a few additional minutes to heat the pork back up.

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Low carb and keto friendly Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

INGREDIENTS

8 oz deli sliced roast beef, sliced into thin strips

8 slices provolone cheese

4 large green or red peppers, tops removed, discard seeds and sliced lengthwise

1 onion, diced

1 cup sliced mushrooms, optional

2 Tbsp. butter

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 400. Remove the tops of the peppers and take out all the seeds. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat and add butter and oil. Add onions and mushrooms and cook until caramelized, approximately thirty minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.

2. Add the roast beef to mushroom mixture and cook for five minutes. Line each pepper with a slice of cheese. Fill with the meat mixture then top with another slice of provolone. Bake until cheese is golden, about fifteen-twenty minutes.

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

This Creamy Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole is cheesy, spicy, and crazy delicious! It’s low in carbs, suitable for those following a keto diet, and gluten free!

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

Ingredients

1.5 lbs cooked chicken *diced or shredded

5 C. riced cauliflower * from one large head

1/2 C. Frank’s Redhot buffalo sauce

8 oz cream cheese *at room temperature

8 oz sharp cheddar cheese *shredded from block

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, riced cauliflower, buffalo sauce, cream cheese, and half of the cheddar cheese. The mixture will be thick. Spread into a medium casserole dish and top with the remaining cheddar cheese.

2. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake for twenty-five minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Garnish with extra Buffalo sauce and fresh, minced parsley, if desired. Serve hot.

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Pork and veggie Bibimbap with carrots, zucchini and rice

This recipe takes its name from the Korean word for mixing rice. Which is exactly what you’re meant to do after serving it: put your rice in a bowl, add the toppings, and mix it all so that those flavors and textures combine in a glorious mishmash. There are plenty of flavors and textures going on here, too, like sweet carrot, juicy zucchini, and pork tossed with garlic, ginger, and soy.

Pork and veggie Bibimbap with carrots, zucchini and Jasmine rice

Ingredients

1.5 C. Jasmine rice

4 Scallions, thinly sliced

12 oz carrots

2 zucchini

2 thumb ginger, peel and mince

4 garlic cloves, minced

10 tsp white wine vinegar

2 Tbsp. Sesame oil

4 tsp. Sriracha sauce, divided

4 Tbsp. Soy sauce, divided

20 oz ground pork

2 Tbsp. Sugar

3 Tbsp. Olive oil, divided

Salt and pepper

Directions

1. In a small pot, combine rice, 1¼ cups water (2¼ cups for 4 servings), and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender, fifteen- eighteen minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.

2. Meanwhile, wash and dry all produce. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens. Trim and peel carrots. Using a peeler, shave carrots lengthwise into ribbons, rotating as you go. Trim and halve zucchini lengthwise; thinly slice crosswise into half-moons. Peel and mince ginger. Mince garlic.

3. In a small bowl, combine scallion whites, vinegar, and a pinch of salt. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve. In a separate small bowl, combine sesame oil, half the soy sauce (you’ll use the rest later), up to half the sriracha, and 1 TBSP sugar (2 TBSP for 4 servings). Stir until sugar has dissolved.

4. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large, preferably nonstick, pan over medium high heat. Add carrot ribbons; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until slightly softened, three – four minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. Pour another drizzle of oil to pan. Add zucchini; season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned and tender, three-five minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside with carrots.

5. Heat another drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Add pork, ginger, and garlic. Cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until pork is browned and cooked through, 4-6 minutes. Add remaining soy sauce and cook, stirring, until liquid has mostly evaporated, 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Fluff rice with a fork and season with salt and pepper; divide between bowls. Arrange pork and veggies on top. Top with pickled scallion whites (and pickling liquid). Drizzle with sauce and remaining sriracha to taste. Sprinkle with scallion greens and serve.

Sorry that this photo looks awful. A better one is coming soon. I promise you that this one was delicious!

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The Pioneer Woman’s Broccoli Egg Casserole

Slow Cooker Broccoli Egg Casserole

Ingredients

Cooking spray

3 heads of broccoli, cut into small florets

1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into medium pieces

1 1/2 C. Shredded cheddar cheese

3 green onions, thinly sliced

12 large eggs

1 C. half and half

1/2 tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. Pepper

Directions

1. Grease the inside of your 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add half of the broccoli, bell pepper, cheese and green onions. Then repeat the layers once again.

2. In a large bowl, combine the half and half, eggs, pepper and salt. And whisk together until light and fluffy, for about one minute. Pour the mixture over the top.

3. Then cover and cook on low for three and a half to four hours or until golden around the edges and just barely set in the center.

4. Enjoy! 😋

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