Ginger Lime Chicken

This was a HUGE hit at my house……I may have done a happy dance when two of my four kids asked for a second serving!

Sauce:

3 tbsp lime juice

4 tbsp soy sauce (I use gluten-free tamari, you could also use coconut aminos)

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp minced garlic

1-2 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp ground ginger (more to taste)

1-2 tsp onion powder

Mix all ingredients together in small bowl and set aside.

Chicken:

2 tbsp coconut oil

1-2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used 2 pounds for my family of 6)

Heat oil in large skillet.  Add chicken and cook until browned on all sides and almost cooked through.

Add sauce, reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Top with sliced green onions, sesame seeds or some slivered almonds.

I think next time I’ll serve with some cauli-rice, or add some broccoli florets to the mix.

Enjoy!

 

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Mexican Soup

This is one of those meals I threw in the slow-cooker and said a prayer that it would turn out well…..and it did!  My family even really enjoyed it, which is always a bonus.

1 quart beef broth

1 quart water (or veggie broth)

1 to 2 lbs ground beef, browned and seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder

1/2 onion, chopped

1- 4 oz can diced green chilies

2-14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained

1/2 to 1 tsp cumin (add more/less to taste)

1 head cauliflower, grated

1 bunch fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

Throw first seven ingredients into the crock pot (broth through cumin….be sure to cook your ground beef first!!!)

Cook on low all day, or on high a few hours.

Before serving add the chopped cilantro and give it all a good stir.

Scoop some grated cauliflower into a bowl and top with soup.

I use the cauliflower in place of rice….of course you could swap it for cooked rice.  It’s not necessary to cook the cauli-rice first….the soup heats it up and I like it on the crunchy side.  If you prefer the cauli-rice softer, then microwave it 2-3 minutes before serving with the soup.  Or just add it to the slow-cooker while simmering.

Things to try next time:

  1. adding diced carrot to up the veggie content
  2. adding cayenne pepper for some spice or some tabasco
  3. adding a tsp or two of chipotle in adobo sauce (have to be careful with this….easy to get it too hot for my kiddos)

What would you add???