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Chicken Recipes

Crock Pot Pineapple Salsa Chicken


27 oz raw chicken breasts (3 Leaner Leans)

1/2 cup Trader Joes Pineapple Salsa (8 Condiments)

1 tbsp soy sauce (1 Condiment) or liquid coconut aminos.

1/4 cup chicken broth (1/4 Condiment)


Add chicken breasts, salsa, soy sauce and chicken broth to a crock pot.

Cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours. Shred chicken when cooked.

Divide into 3 portions.

Serve each portion over 1 1/2 cups cooked riced cauliflower

or any approved Greens of your choice.

3 Servings with 1 Leaner Protein and 3 Condiments per Serving

1 Healthy Fat is still needed.

Some great options are 1 1/2 oz of avocado, 2 tbsp of guacamole, or 2 tbsp of sour cream.

Tex-Mex Chopped Chicken Salad



For the dressing:

2 Tbsp. Ortega taco seasoning, hot or mild

1 cup light Ranch (or sugar free if fat burning)


24 ounces grilled chicken cooled and diced

4 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped, about 1 head

1/2 cup Roma tomatoes, diced

1/2 cup cucumber, seeded and diced

1/2 cup green onions, sliced

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

6 Tsp. lime juice

1/2 cup of jalapeño & jicama mixed together


In a small bowl, stir together ingredients for dressing then refrigerate until ready to use.

In a large bowl, toss salad ingredients together. Add dressing a little at a time then toss until lightly coated.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

For those following one of my fat burning plans here is the breakdown: Makes 4 servings:

· 1 leaner protein

· 2 greens

· 3 condiments

Savory Steak Fajita Mix


½ cup scallions

1 cup green/red bell pepper

1 garlic clove

1 tablespoon soy sauce

3 teaspoons sriracha

1 ½ cups low fat provolone cheese

Directions: 1.Spray oven-safe skillet, keeping high enough to brown steak. Remove from skillet, cover and keep warm. 2 onions. Cook on high until lightly browned on edges from pan and place over beef, cover and keep warm. Add a little beef broth or water if necessary. 3 peppers.

Cook on high until lightly browned on edges. Remove from pan and place over onions, cover and keep warm. 4.Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 5 garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add ginger, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sriracha ketchup. Simmer 5 minutes. 6 steak, onions peppers back to the skillet. Top with cheese. Place in for 5 minutes turn oven to broil and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Yields: 5 servings

Per serving: 1 lean | 1 ½ green | 3 condiments

Chicken Pizzas

Chicken tenders- defrosted and pounded them between two sheets of plastic wrap. (6 ozs raw)

I used cooked tomatoes and added salt, pepper, fresh basil and parsley (It's in my garden) but if not I would just have used dry Italian seasoning to make the sauce. (about 1T per chicken piece)

I precooked the spinach in a dry skillet until wilted.

I sprayed a cookie sheet with pam.

I assembled it all on top of the chicken pieces (thin red pepper slices- one per piece of chicken, 1/4 cup mushrooms, 1/4 cup spinach cooked and 8 sliced olives and one oz cheese- spread 4) I cooked it at 350 degrees for about ~15 minutes. (I did not precook the chicken)

I also ate it with 1/4 cup raw cucumber slices.

This was ONE full lean and green + 1 serving healthy fat.

Stuffed Pesto Chicken with Asparagus

for Chicken

1.5 lbs chicken breasts

3/4 tsp garlic salt

1/4 tsp pepper

3 T pesto sauce

4 oz shredded cheese- (6 g or less fat per serving)

1 cup thinly sliced tomatoes

for Asparagus

24-32 spears-Use 3-4 asparagus spears in each roll-up (depending on their size)

1.5 cups cherry tomatoes

1 tsp olive oil

1/4 tsp garlic salt

for garnish

2 T fresh basil

2 T cheese

4 tsp balsamic vinegar

Preheat over to 350 degrees and then cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Pound each piece between two pieces of plastic wrap to 1/8 inch thickness. Season both sides with garlic salt and black pepper.

Put pesto in the center of each one and spread around. (about 1 tsp per piece)

Top with thin tomato slices and then top with mozarella (1 oz split between 2 pieces) then tuck 3-4 asparagus spears in the roll up and secure with toothpicks.

Put on cookie sheet sprayed with PAM and cook in the oven for 25 minutes.

Add cherry tomatoes mixed with seasonings to the baking sheet and and cook another 25 minutes.

Divide the chicken and tomatoes into 4 equal portions and serve. Garnish with chopped basil, Parmesean cheese, and 1 tsp balsamic vinegar per serving of 2.

Makes 4 servings

1 Leaner, 3 greens, 2.5 condiments,and 1 healthy fat! (Full lean and green)

Instapot chipotle chicken and Califlower rice bowl

1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes

1/3 cup salsa

1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce- 1 tsp sauce

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tp dried oregano

1/4 tsp salt

1.5 lbs boneless chicken breast

4 cups frozen riced cauliflower

1 cup reduced fat mexican cheese blend

1/2 medium sized avocado.

Combine first 6 ingredients in the blender and blend till pureed.

Add Chicken and sauce to the instapot and set for 20 minutes on high pressure. Allow to decompress naturally and then shred chicken and return to pot with the sauce. 

Make 4 bowls dividing up the chicken cauliflower cheese and avocado evenly.  

Makes 4 servings. 1 Leaner, 1 healthy fat, 3 vegetable servings and 3 condiment options.

Asparagus bake


1 oz mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup cottage cheese

3 oz shredded chicken

1 cup RAW asparagus (break off the large ends at their natural break.)

Sriracha if desired

Mix together the first 3 ingredients with some salt and pepper.

Add sriracha if desired. Arrange asparagus in and then pour mixture over the top. Bake at 400 degrees till melty and toasty brown at edges. ~ 30 minutes.

******Serve with an additional serving of veggies.

Chicken lime avocado soup

10 sprays non-stick pan spray

2 - chicken breasts

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 1/2 cups green onions, finely chopped, divided

½ cup jalapeno

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 cup Roma tomato, diced

3 - 14.5oz cans chicken broth

1/8 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

6 ounces avocados, diced

1/2 cup cilantro,

finely chopped lime wedges

Directions: In a large pot heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add green onions and jalapenos and saute until tender, about 2 minutes, adding garlic during last 30 seconds of sauteing. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, cumin, season with salt and pepper to taste and add chicken breasts. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.

Then reduce heat to medium, cover with and allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken has cooked through 10 - 15 minutes (cook time will vary based on of chicken breasts). Reduce burner to warm heat, remove chicken from pan and let rest on a cutting board 5 minutes, then shred chicken and return to soup. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Add avocados to soup just before serving (if you don't plan on serving the soup right away, I would recommend adding the avocados to each bowl individually)

Makes 4 servings Per serving 1/2 Leaner protein 1 fat 1 1/2 vegetables 3 condiments

Tangy Chicken and Broccoli

(Serves 2)

18 oz chicken strips (or breast cut in strips boneless skinless) should yield 12 oz cooked (2 servings)

Chicken Broth mixture:

(In a bowl combine)

1/4 cup chicken broth (0.25 Condiments)

2 teaspoons light soy sauce (2 Condiments)

1 clove garlic, minced (1 Condiment)

2 teaspoons olive oil (2 Healthy Fats)

1 Dijon mustard (3 Condiments)

1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional- if you use regular mustard)

3 cups broccoli florets (6 Greens)

Directions: I started cooking the chicken from frozen. Cook in skillet till 1/2 way cooked. Pour off any juices/water in the pan. Add chicken broth mixture and finish cooking chicken.

While Chicken cooks: Cook broccoli for 4 minutes on Hi in the microwave. Remove and when chicken is cooked add broccoli to skillet and stir.

Divide onto two plates and serve. 2 Servings with 1 Lean, 3 Greens, 3 Condiments, and 1 Healthy Fat per Serving.

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins


  • 2 lbs (or ) Ground Turkey
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper/ Cayenne
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic (2 cloves minced)
  • 2 ribs of celery (finely chopped)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray muffin pan with Pam.
  3. Mix all your ingredients together in one large bowl.
  4. Roll the mixture into balls and place in pan. Muffins should be about the size of a racquetball.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes.

Serving: Unknown: Weight out 5 oz and count for 1 lean and 3 condiments.

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