Thursday, June 27, 2019

Recipe Round Up: A Review of the Recipes I Tried in June 2019

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Convenient Slow-Cooker Shredded Chick from Skinnytaste.  My mom suggested using this method to cook the shredded chicken for the zucchini boats mentioned below.  It was easy enough, and the chicken was good.  What we didn't use in the boats, I froze in baggies, then used those for lunches.  Personally, I am a bit partial to my shredded chicken method - I feel like there is a bit more flavor, but you really can't go wrong with this recipe, either. 

Chicken Enchiladas Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Skinnytaste.  I love a good enchilada.  When my mom and I were planning our meals for while she was in town, she mentioned making enchiladas.  We ended up settling on these, and boy were they good!  We did make a few changes.  Instead of green pepper, we used red pepper.  For the enchilada sauce, we used canned (Old El Paso).  I can be kind of picky about sauces, and this was also a time saver.  I am pretty sure we used more cheese than the recipe called for, too.  She mentions topping with low fat sour cream, but instead we used plain Greek yogurt.  If you are looking for a good low carb enchilada recipe, this is it.  Very flavorful and healthy!  I will say, the recipe was a bit involved (definitely helped to have my mom prepping stuff for the filling while I scooped out the zucchini insides), so if you make this, I would allow yourself some extra time. 
A fun twist on a Mexican favorite! Summer zucchini hollowed out and stuffed with shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, cheese and scallions. Serve this with cilantro lime rice and you'll have yourself a fiesta! 


Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken from Skinnytaste.  I was obviously on a Skinnytaste kick this month.  The recipe is available on the website, but it's also included in the first Skinnytaste cookbook.  This was a good crockpot recipe.  I went home at lunch, threw it in, then it was all ready to go for dinner that night.  It actually can be cooked on low for 10 hours, which works well for the workday - I just didn't have it together enough that morning to throw it in.  I served mine with rice, lettuce, shredded cheese, and plain Greek yogurt (sour cream substitute).  Overall, it was good, but I would make changes the second time around.  I made the mistake of looking this up online after I cooked it, so I missed the reviews that mentioned doubling the seasonings.  I would definitely concur with that (except I think the cayenne pepper was good as is).  It just seemed like it could have used a bit more flavor for my liking.  The cayenne pepper did at some heat, so if you aren't a fan of that, I would decrease the amount.  But really, it was a nice and easy meal.     
Slow cooker shredded chicken with corn, tomatoes and black beans. Prep this the night before and turn your crock pot on in the morning for an easy weeknight meal.

3 comments:

  1. Those enchilada boats look great! I will have to add them to my to-try recipe list.

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  2. I just printed out that last recipe and will be trying it out soon! I'll make sure to double the seasoning!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  3. These all sound so good! I might try that last one soon! I think we could easily adapt a version with less toppings for the kids.

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