Cream of Mushroom Chicken and Rice

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This recipe is one of my all-time go to for a simple and easy dinner. It is filling and delicious. 

Ingredients: 

1lb of chicken breast

1 cup of rice

1 handful of asparagus

1 can of cream of mushroom/chicken

Shredded Parmesan

Juice from half a lemon

Salt & Pepper for taste

Garlic powder

2 tablespoons of Olive Oil

 

Depending on if you have a rice cooker or if you just cook yours on the stove top you'll want to put one cup of rice with two cups of water to boil or in your rice cooker per the instructions.

Then season your chicken breast to your liking, I usually use a Tone's seasoning in combination with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 

Once the chicken is seasoned. In a large skillet heat up the olive oil on medium heat, once oil is hot put in the chicken cook until both sides are golden brown.  

Transfer the chicken to a plate, then put the cream of chicken/mushroom into the skillet. I typically leave all of the seasoning and oil from the chicken so that it seasons the cream of chicken/mushroom if you are doing this as well, make sure to pick up the low sodium version of the cream of mushroom/chicken.  

Mix the cream into the drippings of the chicken and keep warm you can start on your asparagus with a little salt and pepper then before serving you’ll want to squeeze the lemon juice and sprinkle the parm. 

You can transfer the chicken back into the cream of chicken/mushroom or you can just pour the mixture on top of your chicken totally up to you.  

Plate, Serve + Enjoy!  

 

Tip: You can also use cauliflower rice to make this gluten free!  

 

 

Pork Chop with Asparagus and Mash potatoes

I made the dinner the other night and it was pretty simple and delicious. I have been messing around lately with some fancier dinner ideas but I kept it pretty simple with this one. 

You can totally use thicker chops if you like, if you do just factor in a longer cook time.  

For this meal, I prepped my asparagus as normal lemon juice salt and pepper and before I plate it I’ll add some grated Parmesan for little extra umph.  

I cut the red potatoes into quarters boiled with some salted water, once they were soft enough for a fork to go through without too much pressure, I added a tablespoon of butter, salt and some Italian season [not too much I’d say about 1 teaspoon because it is strong].  

Before seasoning the pork I put a gracious amount of olive oil then I seasoned the pork with salt & pepper, thyme and garlic powder. When you use a dry ingredient like oregano, Italian seasoning, rosemary, or thyme a good rule of thumb is to put olive oil or a good cooking oil in order to not have the seasoning burn quickly. Keep the heat at medium/high temperature. 

It went over well with the husband so I will probably try it again but we aren’t huge pork eaters besides bacon so it will be a few months. 

Thanks for stopping by love, I’ll have my post about a bold red lip up tomorrow! ♥️ 

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Panko Crusted Salmon with Asparagus + Wild Rice

You guys! You guys!  If you need an easy dinner recipe to impress someone and you don't cook much, this is IT!

Last weeks dinner was the bomb.com E actually complimented me without me having to fish for a compliment.  I found this on Pinterest of course, Cooking Classy had the recipe and I feel like she knocked it out of the park with this one. 

Seriously, next time my parent's are coming over I am making this definitely.  They will think that I took cooking classes and it is so easy and doesn't require a ton of ingredients.

I am doing my best to eat better because I don't want to waste my work outs on calories I am eating during the day.  I am working on giving up the creamer in my coffee or coffee all together 🙁.

So besides this wonderful recipe, what do you do to eat healthier rather than indulge? 

 

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