Lemon Chicken Piccata With Grilled Bread

Is it just me or is chicken starting to be awesome again?

Through the last few years, Pinch of Yum aka my-personal-self went through a phase of chicken rebellion. I was doing things like creating meals with plant-based things like MUSHROOMS or NUTS or TOFU. Okay waaaait I still really love mushrooms and nuts and tofu and I am definitely still a part-time vegetarian with a deep love for the whole plant-based thing. Exhibit A.

But somewhere between the garlic and basil // the lemon and capers // the gold standard of BUTTER: me and chicken are back in business over here.

And today I’d like to present to you with my latest chicken favorite which is, in essence, juicy chicken breasts coated in a white wine lemon butter sauce situation and dotted (overwhelmingly dotted, if you will allow it) with those irresistibly briny capers. My mouth is watering. WAH TER ING. 👅

Oh, chicken piccata, you beauty, you.

Try This Ultimate Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

Sort out dinner/lunch with this amazing cashew chicken stir fry! So easy to put together,this easy and spicy cashew chicken has amazing cashew chicken sauce with roasted cashews,veggies makes this cashew chicken stir fry recipe the BEST and totally under 30 mins! If you are looking to make some easy stir fry recipe then this cashew chicken recipe is what you need to try!Best Chinese takeout menu dish- this Chinese cashew chicken is the best ever!

THAI CASHEW CHICKEN

Okay, so I totally know what you’re thinking of when I mention Cashew Chicken. A sort of ordinary, Chinese food buffet version, right? Good but lacking in pizzazz. This, my friends, is NOT ordinary Chinese food cashew chicken. This is the Cashew Chicken of Thailand. Cooked in a fiery hot wok in a matter of minutes, it’s packed with flavor, tender peppers and onions, perfectly cooked golden brown chicken, and a sauce that will make you go back for seconds…and thirds…and get excited for leftovers at lunch.

In Thailand, this is still considered a Chinese-style dish, but it is so prevalent in Bangkok that it’s become Thai food in its own right. Spice is optional here, but as with most Thai food, a little heat is always welcome. When I make it for my kids, I skip the spice – the sauce is perfectly flavorful all on its own.

Like most stir-fry dishes, this is a weeknight favorite. A few minutes of prep means all of the ingredients are ready to go and the dish can be finished in the wok in 15 minutes or less. Cooking everything in the right order is key. Here we go!

Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken

Growing up in California there was certainly no shortage of good Chinese food. Now that we live in Utah that’s a whole different story. Stephen and I have searched long and hard but still can’t find good Chinese food! Crazy, huh?! The other day I decided that I needed to search for a few recipes online and see if I could make something that would be equally as good. That’s not always easy to do, especially with asian food. I was really skeptical about the end results but I have to say, this orange chicken is by far better than any takeout we’ve ever had. It’s delicious! 

Sweet Potato Chicken Pad Thai

I feel like this Whole30 Sweet Potato Chicken Pad Thai recipe has been sitting in the back of my head ever since I made Zucchini Pad Thai last year!  But let’s be real, sweet potatoes have my heart and it was only a matter of time before they made their way into one of my favorite meals. I have fond memories of Pad Thai in my college days.  I had never had it before and there was a place near our campus we would go and get huge take out containers of it after water polo practice.  The chunks of chicken and scrambled egg, the bright sweet flavor of the sauce and a few slices of lime to squeeze all over the top.  These are things I wanted to remember when I took a bite, but minus the noodles, sugar in the sauce, soy and msg that I am sure was packed into the old version.

So I stuck with the basics of clean Thai cooking – fish sauce, coconut aminos, and of course rice vinegar!!

I am so excited to be working with Nakano again to showcase their amazing Natural Rice Vinegar in all of its glory!! I use rice vinegar in all type of dishes from salads to sauces but it’s sweet spot is really in Asian cuisine.  It helps give dishes that “ooo why does that taste so good?” reaction!  Matt is the king of adding vinegar to things and I feel like every week we will be making something and he tries it and says hmm i think it needs a splash of vinegar!  And we add the splash and it seriously makes all the difference.  I love that about vinegar and adding a mellow rice vinegar like Nakano to pretty much anything is a go to move in our kitchen.  If you want to try out Nakano’s new Organic line get a coupon here!!

Okay let’s get into this Whole30 Sweet Potato Pad Thai goodness shall we?!

Crock Pot Thai Ginger Chicken Soup

When I was taking the photos for this Crock Pot Thai Ginger Chicken Soup, my six-year-old daughter stood behind me telling me how good it looked. “Mommy, that looks sooo yummy.” “Mommy, when can we eat it?” “Mommy, what’s that yummy soup called?” I was shocked, because I thought for sure the kids would be eating something else while my husband and I dined on this for dinner, and as I clicked my camera, I wondered it I should have doubled the recipe.

This Crock Pot Thai Ginger Chicken Soup is hearty, has great flavor, and can be easily modified to suit tastes and on-hand ingredients. This would look and taste great with sliced bell peppers if you’re into that sort of thing, which I totally am.

Cheesy Chicken Fritters Recipe

Hey Foodies,

Today I will show you how to make chicken fritters with mozzarella, a super delish recipe that’s also perfect for the Ketogenic diet.

Apart from being a great Keto recipe, the cheesy chicken fritters are also perfect for meal planning, as I will explain in the Tips & Tricks below.

But before that, does everybody know what the Keto diet is all about?

If you do, you can skip to the next section to see my useful Tips & Tricks.

If you don’t know what a Keto diet is, well, let’s bring everybody on the same page, shall we?!

SYN FREE FAJITA CHICKEN PASTA

love fajita’s – I think it is all the different components – the seasoning and flavours, the grilled meat, onions and peppers, then all the amazing toppings from soured cream, to cheddar and cilantro.

But then there are the flour tortillas that are not exactly Slimming World friendly. There are some tortillas/wraps that qualify as a HEb, but one tortilla is never going to cut it for me when I fancy tortillas, so this  Fajita Chicken Pasta is a perfect way around that.

Serving with pasta is a great way to enjoy this dish without the guilt. You still get to have some of those amazing toppings, but without breaking the daily syn bank. Actually, I enjoy this just as much, if not more.

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

The best use of your air fryer is making this rotisserie style air fryer whole chicken. The meat is juicy and the skin is extra crispy…you are going to love how easy it is!

I have made several things in my air fryer that I love, but I think this Air Fryer whole chicken is my new favorite.  The chicken is perfectly juicy and the skin is extra crispy.  My family gives it rave reviews!

Thai Chicken Coconut Curry

This is an easy Thai chicken curry that’s made in one skillet, ready in 20 minutes, and is naturally gluten-free. According to the computer-generated nutrition stats, there’s only 141 calories and 4 carbs per serving – no rice or naan included.

With cold weather upon us, nothing is better than diving into a bowl of this hearty yet healthy comfort food that’s layered with flavors. I could just drink the coconut milk-based sauce.

The curry is savory, salty, there’s natural sweetness from the sweet Vidalia onions, carrots, and coconut milk. There’s perfect acid balance from lime juice and a very gentle heat from the Thai red curry paste.