Last week I was on a chicken soup recipe mission because my Husband was sick and needed some good “Jewish Penicillin”. But there was just one little issue- neither of us like boiled chicken. It would be such a waste to get chicken for the purpose of flavor and then chucking it. I needed to find a way to not waste food.
I thought to myself, “why not use rotisserie chicken?” It totally worked and was so flavorful and I’ve made this concoction again for this week. This recipe was adapted from here.
This recipe yields approx 6 servings so adjust accordingly.
- bag of carrots
- bag of celery
- 1.5 onions
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- whole rotisserie
- 2 tbls oil or butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- dried oregano or Italian season (whatever you have on hand)
- 1 bay leaf
- *noodles/rice optional*
- Bring broth and water to a simmer
- While the broth and water are warming up, chop up a handful of carrots, half an onion and one celery stalk- throw it into the pot
- Season with a pinch of salt and pepper
- Cover the pot partially. In the meantime, separate the skin and bones in one container and the meat in another
- Place the skin, bones, and bay leaf in the pot, partially cover and simmer for another hour to release max amount of flavor
- Chop up the rest of the chicken, carrots, onion, and celery. Put to the side
- After the hour, grab a large bowl and a colander. Place colander over the bowl and pour mixture in. This will separate the broth from the skin and bone mixture
- Take your chopped up veggies and oil and saute in the pot until soft
- Pour broth back into the pot and place chopped chicken and parsley in and simmer for another 10-20 minutes
- *Add noodles or rice when you are ready to serve
So much flavor and really easy to make. I hope you guys enjoy!
Let me preface this by saying dinner was so easy to make and Hubby approved ::two thumbs up::
I introduce to you my cheat clean dinner for the week…drum roll please!!!!
Be still our hearts… friends, our pizza days are not over…just modified.
As you get to know me, you’ll see I focus on high protein-low carb meals. Carbs have always been a big problem for me. Unfortunately they don’t go straight to my ass, more like my stomach and thighs 😦 Ok, less about me and more about this pizza.
One Mission tortilla= 6 carbs Trader Giotto’s Rustica sauce = 4 carbs per 1/2 cup (trust me, you won’t need to use that much for one slice) and zero carbs for cheese and Hormel turkey pepperoni. Max carbs for this meal is 10 grams.
Here’s what you got to do:
Preheat oven to 350 F
Spray your baking sheet with cooking spray
Lay your heavenly wrap on the sheet
Spread sauce, cheese, and pepperoni on top (remember, you can substitute with any topping or no topping at all…ain’t nothing wrong with the ol’ reliable cheese and sauce)
Pop it in the oven to desired crispiness. Personally, the crispier the better. I love the crunch! – This was about 10 min.
Serve with a side salad and I’d say you got yourself a gourmet Italian dinner 😉
Loving sweets is such a terribly delicious addiction!
There are times when I am sitting at my desk and start salivating thinking of caramel, sugar, chocolate, cookies, and cream, oh my! The list goes on and on. So what does one do when they are torn by their love of chocolate and all things sweet and wanting to be fit and fabulous ::sad face:: ?!
After researching healthy dessert recipes and substituting this and that and making myself crazy, I’ve discovered the wonderful world of protein bars! Quest, Power Bars, Mission, Crunch, OhYeah!, Combat… you get the idea.
Anyway, some protein bars are a major disappointment and others are pure bliss. Whoever came up with Combat chocolate chip cookie dough is my hero and if you are reading this, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU. WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE? MY SWOLEMATE?
I thought for a minute I was eating a twix bar or licking the cookie dough batter off the spoon… It’s an emotional roller coaster.
Peoples, the weekend is just around the corner and I hear there is gonna be a HUGE snow storm… go to your local GNC, pick up a box [or two] of some Combat bars and snuggle up by the fire enjoying the deliciousness. Your taste buds will thank you and you will continue winning the battle of the bulge. You-1 Scale-0
Final thought, courtesy of Charles M Shulz, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
….I’m sure he would say the same thing about these delicious chocolaty protein bars 😉