Skinny Cowgirl Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 avocado, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 c. black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 c. frozen corn, defrosted
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • Romaine, for serving

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, sour cream and lime juice. Add cilantro, season with salt and pepper and set aside.
    In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken and season with salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder. Cook until golden and no longer pink, 8 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate to let rest, then slice into cubes and let cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cooked chicken with avocado, beans, corn and red bell pepper. Toss with yogurt dressing until completely coated. Serve on bread, in lettuce leaves, or by itself.
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Whole 30 Chicken Cacciatore

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. cooking fat
  • 1 lb. bone-in skin-on chicken legs
  • 1/2 lb. chicken thighs
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 c. Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. capers, drained
  • 1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 c. chicken broth or water
  • 1 tbsp. fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped

Cajun Stuffed Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 9 slices pepper jack cheese, halved
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Place chicken on a cutting board and make 5 slits in each breast, being careful not to cut through completely. Drizzle oil over chicken, sprinkle with minced garlic and season with cajun seasoning.
  3. Stuff each chicken breast with red and green peppers, onion and pepper jack cheese.
  4. Bake until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink, 25 minutes.
    Garnish with parsley and serve.

Chicken Spaghetti

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. whole milk
  • 1 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 c. shredded cheddar, divided