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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

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

Paleo Friendly Sausage and Peppers

A super easy crockpot sausage and peppers recipe! Low carb, paleo, healthy but hearty. These ten-minute prep Crock Pot sausage and peppers make one of the best slow cooker sausage recipes that your family will enjoy!

Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers

Ingredients

1.5 pounds Kielbasa sausages (about 8 sausages)

1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

3 medium Bell peppers (sliced – I used one yellow, one red, and one green)

2 medium White onions (sliced)

Marinara sauce

1 Tbsp. Olive oil

1/2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning

8 ounces Crushed tomatoes

1/2 tsp Sea salt

Directions

1. Heat the oil in n a large skillet over high heat. Brown the sausages for one to two minutes per side.

2. Slice the peppers and onions and place in the bottom of the slow cooker. Season lightly with sea salt. Top with browned sausages. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for five to six hours.

3. Make the marinara by heating the olive oil of medium low heat. Stir in the Italian seasoning and toast for just a few seconds. Stir in the tomatoes and simmer until hot. Season with salt to taste.

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Pork Chops with a savory Mustard Basil sauce

A few years ago, I purchased this really neat book titled Essential Spices and Herbs. It consists of a lot of interesting information about the different types of spices and herbs. It also includes ideas on how you can use them for a variety of different things and several recipes. In the book, I spotted this Roasted Pork Chops with Mustard Basil sauce recipe that just looked incredibly quick, easy, delicious and satisfying! This dish certainly didn’t disappoint me one bit. As I helped myself to eating two pork chops.

Roasted Pork Chops with Mustard Basil sauce

Ingredients

4-6 pork chops, (boneless or bone-in)

1 Tbsp. basil

1 Tbsp. Garlic

4 Tbsp. Dijon or regular Mustard

2 Tbsp. Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Cooking Spray

Directions

1. Use a food processor to combine the basil, mustard, garlic and two tablespoons of olive oil until smooth. Place the sauce in the refrigerator.

2. Preheat the oven to 425. Lightly grease a 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Place the chops into the baking dish and cook them in the oven for thirty minutes or until they are no longer pink. Serve with the mustard basil sauce on top.

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Keto Friendly Fajita Chicken Casserole

This Fajita Chicken Casserole recipe is delicious as it is nutritious. My favorite part about this dish is that it’s incredibly quick and easy to throw together! Also, it is loaded with juicy chicken, peppers and gooey cheese, seasoned with fajita spices and baked to perfection; this quick casserole dinner is equally wholesome and tasty.

Fajita Chicken Casserole

Ingredients

3 or 4 small chicken breasts (1 1/2 lbs – 750g) skinless, boneless – or 2 large chicken breasts, split lengthwise

2 bell peppers

1 medium onion, minced

1 tsp. cumin powder

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. garlic powder, or minced garlic

2 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp

1/2 tsp. pepper

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 C. shredded Mozzarella (or your favorite cheese, Pepperjack, Monterrey Jack, Cheddar…)

Fresh chopped cilantro, or parsley, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a baking dish with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts onto a shallow plate or a cutting board. Sprinkle cumin, chili powder, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper on both sides. Keep some of the spices for sprinkling over the vegetable.

2. Arrange chicken into the prepared baking dish, and drizzle with oil. Top with the bell peppers and onion, then sprinkle some of the remaining fajita seasonings Finish with shredded cheese on top.

3. Bake for fifteen – twenty minutes (if you split the chicken breasts lengthwise, or depending on the thickness); until chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). You can broil for two minutes at the end to crisp up the top if you like.

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Not your Mom’s Meatloaf

Bell Pepper Meat Loaves

INGREDIENTS

3 bell peppers,

1 lb. ground beef, turkey or chicken

1/4 C. Panko bread crumbs

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 onion, finely chopped

1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 Tbsp. tomato paste

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 c. ketchup

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

2 C. shredded Monterey Jack

1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350° and line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut ends off peppers and finely chop (minus the stems), then set aside. Remove seeds and slice peppers into 2″ thick rings; you should be able to get 2 rings out of each pepper. Place on prepared baking sheet.

In a large bowl, stir together the beef with chopped peppers, bread crumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, onion, thyme, garlic, and tomato paste. Season with salt and pepper and stir until combined. Fill each pepper ring with meat loaf mixture.

In a small bowl, whisk together ketchup and brown sugar and brush on tops of meat loaves. Bake for thirty five minutes, then top with cheese, and bake five to ten minutes more, or until cheese is melty. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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Slightly Healthier Sloppy Joes

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Sloppy Joes is low carb and made with a creamy mozzarella ranch sauce, bacon and melted cheddar cheese in just thirty minutes or less.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sloppy Joes

INGREDIENTS

1/2 lb bacon

1 – 2 lbs ground chicken

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1/2 yellow onion chopped

1 ranch packet

1 1/2 C. whole milk (2% is okay too)

1 Tbsp. flour

1 C. shredded mozzarella

1 C. cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Cook the bacon until crisp then removes the bacon to cool. Add the oil to the pan and chicken and onion. Cook for approximately five-seven minutes or until cooked through.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the ranch packet, milk, and flour and add it to the pan, cooking until slightly thickened and bubbling (about three-four minutes).

3. Add in the shredded mozzarella and stir to combine, chop the bacon and sprinkle it and the cheddar cheese on the mixture just before serving.

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