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Magically Moist Breaded Chicken Breasts

Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Breasts (Magically Moist!)

Ingredients

1-2 lb chicken breasts, we used chicken breasts that were 7-8 oz each

1/4 C. mayonnaise (high quality!- Best Foods, Hellmann’s, Dukes, or homemade)

1/2 C. Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Remove the boneless skinless chicken breasts from the fridge 15-30 minutes before cooking, if you’re able to. Bringing meat up to room temperature for a safe amount of time helps cook the dish evenly and 

Preheat the air fryer to 360F for 3-5 minutes.

2. Brush the mayonnaise on both sides of the chicken breasts. In a gallon-size plastic bag add the chicken, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese. Shake the bag to make sure the chicken gets evenly coated with bread crumbs and cheese.

Air Fryer Chicken Breast Cook Time

3. Bake the breaded chicken breast in the air fryer for ten mins and then flip over for twelve- sixteen more minutes. You just want to cook the recipe until the chicken internal temperature reaches 160F. I highly recommend using an instant-read meat thermometer to help with that. Let the chicken rest three -five minutes before serving. Serve the chicken breast whole or slice it for a fancier presentation. This recipe serves 2+ people using just 2 8 oz chicken breasts. You can add more chicken breasts if desired.

Notes

Let the chicken breast sit out for thirty-fifteen minutes before cooking.  

Preheat the air fryer to get more consistent cooking.

Using a gallon-size bag, makes it easy to coat the breading on the chicken breasts, but you can also coat it by first adding the crumb mix to a low dish and pressing the chicken into the mix on both sides.

Cut the gluten or carbs by switching to gluten free or low carb breadcrumbs.

If your chicken breasts are smaller than 7-8 oz each, take a couple of minutes off of the cooking time.

Use a large air fryer if you want to cook more than 2 chicken breasts at a time. The crumb mix will coat up to 3-4 breasts.

Replace the mayo for olive oil if you don’t like or don’t have mayonnaise.

Swap plain breadcrumbs for seasoned and add your favorite seasoning instead.

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Healthy Chicken and quinoa burrito bowls

Instant Pot Chicken and quinoa burrito bowls

Ingredients

2 tsp. Taco seasoning

6 to 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, fat trimmed

2 Tbsp olive oil

3/4 C. Fresh refrigerated tomato salsa

1 C plus 1 tablespoon store bought chicken broth

3/4 C. Red Quinoa, rinsed

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

Salt and pepper

1 C. Guacamole

Directions

1. Rub the taco seasoning into the chicken. Pour the oil in pot, select sauté, and adjust to more/high heat. When the oil is hot, brown the chicken on one side only until golden brown, three minutes per batch. Press cancel . Drain the fat in the pot and return the pot to the appliance.

2. Add 1/2 cup of the salsa and 1/4 cup of the broth to the pot and scrape up the browned bits on the bottom of the pot. Add in the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pot. Spoon the remaining 1/4 cup of salsa over the chicken.

3. Place a tall trivet in the pot over the chicken. In a 7-inch metal baking pan, combine the quinoa and remaining 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of chicken broth. Spoon the beans over the quinoa mixture, but don’t stir them in. Place the uncovered baking pan on trivet. Lock on the lid, select the pressure cook function, and adjust to high pressure for twelve minutes. Make sure the steam valve is in the sealing position.

4. When the cooking time is done, quick release the pressure. Remove the baking pan and trivet from the pot. Fluff the quinoa-bean mixture with a fork and season with salt and pepper. Divide the quinoa among bowls and top with the chicken and some of the cooking liquid from the pot. Top with guacamole. Sprinkle with the optional toppings, if using, and serve.

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Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

1/3 C. water or vegetable broth or chicken broth

¼ C. low sodium soy sauce

¼ C. honey

2 cloves garlic minced

¼ tsp. black pepper

1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts

2 tsp. cornstarch

Directions

1. Combine water or broth, soy sauce, honey, garlic and pepper in Instant Pot. Stir. Next, add the chicken breasts to the Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the steam valve to the sealing position. Set Instant Pot to pressure cook/manual, high pressure. Set the cook time according to the size of your chicken breasts. For fresh: 8 minutes for small (7-8 ounce) chicken breasts, 10 minutes for medium (10 ounce) chicken breasts, or 11 minutes for large (12 ounce) chicken breasts.

2. The Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure and then will start counting down the cook time. When it beeps to let you know the cook time has finished, carefully quick release the pressure by using the handle of a long spoon to turn the steam valve to venting. (If your chicken breasts were frozen, do a 10 minute natural release instead of a quick release. Just leave the Instant Pot alone for 10 minutes before turning the steam valve to the venting position.)

3. Wait for the steam to escape and the pin to drop down. Then, carefully remove the lid. Use an instant read thermometer to test the internal temperature of the chicken. It should be at least 165 degrees F. If the temperature is lower, finish cooking the chicken using the Instant Pot’s saute mode. Remove chicken to a clean plate or cutting board.

4. In a small bowl, stir together the two teaspoons cornstarch and one tablespoon of water. Turn the Instant Pot on saute mode and stir in the cornstarch mixture. Cook, stirring, until the liquid has thickened, 2-3 minutes. Turn off Instant Pot and remove the inner pot to stop the cooking process. Slice the chicken and stir it back into the sauce in the pot. Serve with rice and vegetables, or as desired.

**For frozen chicken breasts, add 3 minutes to the cooking times listed in step 4, and pressure cook (manual) at high pressure. Be sure that your chicken breasts are not stuck together as that will increase the pressure cook time.**

Notes

To Cook in a Slow Cooker:

1. Stir together water or broth, soy sauce, honey, garlic and pepper in slow cooker insert. Add the chicken.

2. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2 hours, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F.

3. Remove chicken to a clean plate or cutting board. Turn slow cooker to high setting.

4. In a small bowl, stir together 2 teaspoons cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water. Stir this into the liquid in the slow cooker and cook on high until thickened, about 20 minutes. Slice or shred the chicken and stir it into the sauce in the slow cooker. Serve with rice and vegetables, or as desired.

To Make as a Freezer Meal:

1. Add water or broth, soy sauce, honey, garlic, pepper and chicken to a heavy duty zip top freezer bag.

2. Freeze flat for up to 3 months.

3. When ready to cook, thaw in cool water just until sauce is thawed. Transfer to Instant Pot and cook as directed above.

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Instapot Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Marinade

• 1 lb – Chicken tenderloins

• 1 Tbsp – Canola oil

• 2 Tbsp – Lime juice

• 1 1/2 tsp – Kosher salt

• 1 1/2 tsp – Dried oregano

• 1 1/2 tsp – Ground cumin

• 1 tsp – Garlic powder

• 1/2 tsp – Chili powder

• 1/2 tsp – Smoked paprika

Cooking and Serving

• 1 Tbsp – Canola oil

• 1 – Red bell pepper

• 1 – Poblano pepper

• 1 – Medium yellow onion

• 6 – 6-inch flour tortillas

Optional

• Salsa

• Sour cream

• Guacamole

• Chopped fresh cilantro

• Lime wedges

• Tortillas

1. For the marinade: In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, one tablespoon of oil, lime juice, salt, Oregano, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder and paprika and stir well. Cover and marinate at room temperature for thirty minutes or refrigerate for four hours.

2. Pour one tablespoon of oil into your pressure cooker/instapot cooking insert. Press “START/STOP on the unit to begin the sear/sauté function. Heat the oil until very hot approximately five minutes.

3. Add chicken and cook on one side until dark golden brown about six minutes. Flip and cook for another two minutes Transfer chicken to a plate or platter and keep warm.

4. Add peppers and onion to pot and cook stirring occasionally, until tender and golden brown, about ten minutes. Transfer to a plate or platter. Serve chicken and peppers with tortillas and toppings.

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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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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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Satisfying your inner comfort food craving

Million Dollar Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients:

12- oz spaghetti

1 (8-oz ) block cream cheese, room temperature

1 C. cottage cheese

¼ C. sour cream

3 C. cooked chopped chicken

2 (15-oz) jar Alfredo sauce

¼ C. grated parmesan cheese

2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.

2. Combine cooked spaghetti, cottage cheese, cream cheese and sour cream. Spread into bottom of prepared pan. Spread chicken evenly on top of pasta mixture.

3. Top with Alfredo sauce. Sprinkle parmesan and mozzarella cheese on top of casserole. Bake, uncovered, for thirty five to forty five minutes.

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Finger lickin Good BBQ Chicken Tenders

Baked BBQ Chicken Tenders

Ingredients

 2 lbs chicken tenders or wings

3 Tbsp. oil

 1 1/2 Tbsp. paprika

1 tsp. garlic powder

 1/2 tsp. salt

 1 C. bbq sauce

Directions 

Preheat oven to 375° F. 

1. Place the chicken tenders in a large plastic bag with oil and massage into the chicken. Add in paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Rub the chicken tenders again and dump everything into a casserole dish.

2. Bake for twenty minutes then remove chicken tenders. Brush with the bbq sauce and next place back into the oven for another ten-fifteen minutes or until the chicken is cooked through at a safe temperature. 

3. Remove from oven and let rest for five-ten minutes before eating . Serve with a salad. Enjoy!

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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.

Delicious Little Bites

Melt In Your Mouth Chicken

The Pioneer Woman’s Best Chicken Dinner Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 C. sour cream 

2 tsp. garlic powder 

1 tsp. seasoned salt 

1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper 

1 1/2 C. freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided 

3 lbs boneless chicken breasts, trimmed of excess fat 

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream, garlic powder, seasoned salt, pepper, and one cup of Parmesan cheese. 

2. Place the chicken breasts evenly into the pan. Spread the sour cream mixture on top of the chicken. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake for twenty five-thirty minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. 

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