January 23, 2014

Our Favorite Chicken Recipes

We eat a lot of chicken. I mean a lot. Last week I think I had it for lunch and supper at least three times. My poor husband would prefer more beef in his diet, but since he lives with health-conscience females, he'll eat what he can get.

This go-to rub that I'm going to share is used for Sweet and Spicy Chicken Stir Fry (above), to use in wraps, which is my interpretation of a fajita, and on salads. I've been told it's genius, and people rave no matter how I serve it. So...here it is.


Equal parts chili powder, garlic powder, and kosher salt. I usually mix the three together and keep a container of it in the cabinet along with the other spices. That's it!

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Stir Fry

3 large chicken breasts
3 broccoli crowns
12 oz. jar of your favorite duck sauce (Or see recipe here.)
Noodles or sprouts optional

Prepare chicken by coating it with about 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle on rub to cover the chicken as little or as much as you'd like. Bake in a 375 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes. To keep chicken breasts moist, simply cover with tin foil for 15 minutes after removing them from the oven.

Saute or steam broccoli crowns. If you choose to sauté, use a bit of canola oil so they don't stick to the pan. It may seem like a lot of broccoli, but they shrink as they cook. Steam or sauté for 15-20 minutes. Once the crowns have reduced by almost half, add the duck sauce, and the chicken that you've cut into bite-sized pieces. Heat through combining all ingredients for about 5-10 minutes.

Serves 4.

Chicken Wraps

Prepare chicken as directed above.
1 tortilla per person
1-2 large red peppers
1 large onion

Saute rough-chopped vegetables in olive oil until soft or slighted charred depending on your taste. This will take approximately 20-30 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

Saute each tortilla in a little olive oil in the same pan until slightly browned on either side. Shred chicken breasts and combine with the vegetables. Add a nice portion to each tortilla and roll.

Serves 4-6.

I hope you enjoy these recipes. They're easy to make, low-calorie, and simply delicious. You may also like my Orange Chicken Stir Fry.


Kristen516 said...

Hi Kim....did you pin this stir fry recipe? It looks delish!

Kimberly Merritt said...

I did...and it is. Super easy to make and the rub is so versatile. I made the chicken last night to put on salad and all the leftovers will be made into soup. I just chop up the chicken and add it to some stock with noodles and vegetable. Enjoy!