Thursday, September 24, 2015

Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings

Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings With Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried minced garlic
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 8 chicken legs or wings
  • 1/3 cup roasted red pepper, chopped
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs sour cream

Preheat oven to 425.
In a plastic bag, or a bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Drizzle the chicken with olive oil and rub to coat. Add the chicken to the bag (or bowl) and toss or shake bag until well coated.
Place on a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes, turn the chicken over, and continue to bake until cooked through, about 10-15 additional minutes (depending on the thickness of your chicken)
In a food processor, add the roasted red pepper, goat cheese salt and sour cream, process until well combined.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Healthy Chipotle-Glazed Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Makes: 6 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

4 sweet potatoes (10 ounces each), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

4 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons cider vinegar

1 1/4 teaspoons salt, plus additional to taste

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 pounds), rinsed and patted dry

Chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, toss the sweet potatoes in the olive oil and scatter on the bottom of a roasting pan. Roast for 15 minutes. 

2. In a small bowl, mix together the chilies, garlic, honey, vinegar, salt, cumin, and cinnamon to make a paste. Rub the paste evenly over each breast. 

3. Place the chicken breasts on top of the sweet potatoes and roast until the chicken is just cooked through, about 25 to 30 minutes. Serve garnished with cilantro if desired.
Nutrition facts per serving: 407 calories, 38g protein, 45g carbohydrate, 8g fat (1.3g saturated), 6g fiber

Chipotle-Glazed Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes