Almond Meal Crusted (Baked!) Chicken Nuggets

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Ingredients:

  • 8 oz chicken breast or chicken tenders
  • 1 egg (beaten) or 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • Spices - 1 tsp of each:
    • Paprika
    • Garlic powder
    • Onion powder
    • Salt
    • Pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Prepare crust mixture by combining almond meal and spice mixture.
  3. Cut chicken breast into two inch thick pieces.
  4. Lightly coat the chicken pieces in egg whites or egg
  5. Cover in the crust mixture.
  6. Place nuggets on a baking sheet (use parchment paper to avoid stickiness) and bake for around 20-30 minutes or until chicken is done cooking.

Easy Crockpot Chicken, Kale, & Quinoa Stew

This crockpot recipe is one of my favorite, simple, yet delicious meals to make when I don't have a copious amount of time to cook. The chicken, kale, and quinoa merry well together to create a light and healthy stew for dinner or lunch. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs of chicken breast (cut into 1-2inch chunks)
  • 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1-2 tbsp of garlic
  • 1/3 cup of quinoa
  • 1/3 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1/3 cup of chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup of chopped onions
  • 1 cup of kale (added in the last 20 minutes of cooking)

Directions:

  1. Coat and toss chicken breast chunks in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place into crockpot.
  2. Add in chopped vegetables (carrot, celery, & onion), quinoa, and garlic into crockpot.
  3. Set crockpot to low temperature setting. Cook for 7-8 hours.
  4. Chop 1 cup of kale and add into the crockpot. Cook until kale has reached desired consistency.

Optional: I love adding avocado to this dish to incorporate some healthy omega-3 fats into this dish!