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Zesty Lemon Garlic Chicken

INSTANT POT/PRESSURE COOKER LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN

Ingredients


6-8 boneless chicken thighs skinless or with skin* *sea salt and pepper, to taste

1/2 tsp. garlic powder


2 Tbsp. olive oil

3 Tbsp. butter divided

1/2 small onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, sliced or minced

1 1/2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning

Juice and zest of one lemon

1/3 C. homemade or low sodium chicken broth

Directions

1. Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Press the Sauté function (Normal setting on the Instant Pot and add the olive oil to the pot.

2. Place the chicken in the Instant Pot and allow to sear on each side for two minutes, or until golden brown. This helps to seal in the juices and keep it tender. (You may have to work in batches depending on the size and amount of chicken you are using). Once browned, remove from Instant Pot and set aside.

3. Melt the butter in Instant Pot and stir in the onions and garlic. Add lemon juice to deglaze pan. Cook for one minute then add Italian seasoning, lemon zest, and chicken broth. Place the chicken back into the Instant Pot, lock the lid, and turn the valve to SEAL.

4. Select the Manual (older model or Pressure Cook (newer model button and adjust the timer to seven minutes. It will take about five-ten minutes to come to pressure and start counting down.

5. When done, allow to naturally release for two-three minutes then using a long spoon push the valve to RELEASE, then remove your Instant Pot lid.

7. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve hot with your favorite sides. Spoon sauce over chicken and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

(**If you want to thicken the sauce – make a cornstarch slurry using 1 teaspoon of cornstarch whisked with 2 teaspoons cold water and stir in the Instant Pot. Press SAUTE and allow to bubble and thicken up. )

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Sauteed Green Beans with Garlicky butter

Sauteed Green Beans

Ingredients

1 lb fresh green beans (washed, ends trimmed)

1/4 C. water

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (see *)


4 cloves garlic (minced)

1/2 tsp. flaky sea salt (see **)

Directions

1. Add green beans and water to a 12-inch pan and cover with a lid. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and keep at a simmer for three minutes. Remove the lid. If all water has evaporated, add butter and garlic right away. If there is still liquid in the pan, simmer uncovered for 1 minute to evaporate it off.

2. Make a space in the middle of the green beans. Add the butter and garlic and allow garlic to cook in the butter for at least 1 minute, or until starting to turn golden. Toss beans in garlic and butter. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

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Sweet and savory Brussels sprouts

Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

1.5 lbs fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts see note

3 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tsp honey

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Trim ends from each Brussels sprout. If needed, peel off the wilted outer leaves and discard. Cut each in half.

3. Arrange the Brussels sprouts on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly. Spread vegetables into a single layer, making sure there is no overlap.

4. Roast Brussels sprouts for eighteen -twenty minutes or until you see browned caramelized edges. Remove from oven.

5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together honey and balsamic vinegar. Pour mixture over roasted veggies. Toss to coat evenly. Serve right away.

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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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