Category Archives: Chicken

Low Fat Chicken, Zucchini and Mozzarella Roll Ups

Low Fat Chicken, Zucchini and Mozzarella Roll Ups

This recipe was inspired by Gina Homolka’s cookbook, The Skinnytaste.  We added a few more spices to give it a little kick.  Using olive oil and lemon juice as the liquid for the breading process keeps calories down to about 200 calories per roll.  Spraying the chicken prior to cooking with cooking spray gives the breadcrumb…Continue Reading

Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas – Another Make-Ahead, Delicious Recipe from The Simple Celebration!

Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas – Another Make-Ahead, Delicious Recipe from The Simple Celebration!

In Vicki’s household, chicken enchiladas are a favorite birthday dinner request.  Her original recipe was time-consuming, so she came up with a few short cuts that make this meal’s preparation a pleasure vs. a chore.  Making these in advance?  Put unbaked enchiladas in the freezer and when needed, bring to room temperature and bake.  …Continue Reading

Chicken Marbella – Prunes and Olives?  Yes!

Chicken Marbella – Prunes and Olives? Yes!

Don’t let the strange ingredients fool you; this tastes fantastic!  The chicken marinades overnight, so a little advanced planning is necessary.  This is also a wonderful buffet dish! 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1 cup pitted prunes, halved 1/2 cup pitted Spanish green olives 1/2 cup capers with some juice 6 bay…Continue Reading

Tangy Marinated Chicken with a Taste of India

Tangy Marinated Chicken with a Taste of India

Not just another chicken recipe, a great one!  This recipe calls for the Indian spice, garam masala, which is a unique ingredient to The Simple Celebration.  Garam masala is a Northern Indian spice which means “hot spice blend.”  It traditionally includes cinnamon, cumin, cloves, cardamom and black pepper.  When mixed with yogurt and other herbs, this…Continue Reading

Chutney Chicken Salad

Chutney Chicken Salad

A fabulous chicken salad recipe, perfect for this time of year.  The holiday flavors of raisins, pecans, cranberries, and chutney are delicious, not to mention the wonderful colors!  You could serve this over arugula or baby spinach along with a pumpkin or zucchini bread.  Or you can put the salad in wraps for lunch or…Continue Reading

Fajitas – Great Use of Leftovers!

Fajitas – Great Use of Leftovers!

If you have left over chicken, flank steak or even pork tenderloin, get another meal out of them by making fajitas.  This is an easy lunch or serve them for dinner along with yellow rice.  Another simple, delicious recipe which is great for summer time – no oven required! Leftover meat, sliced in thin strips…Continue Reading

Quick Chicken Caesar Salad

Quick Chicken Caesar Salad

  Here is another idea for a quick lunch or light dinner to use up leftover chicken.  Serve it on our hand-painted serve ware and your table will look simply divine! 4 grilled chicken breasts, sliced 1 1/2 bags of romaine lettuce 4 hard boiled eggs, each cut into fourths 6 oz. shaved parmesan cheese 1/2…Continue Reading

Easy Chicken Quesadillas

Easy Chicken Quesadillas

  Leftover chicken?  This is a great way to use it up.  You could also make these with cooked shrimp instead of chicken.  Either way, they are a crowd pleaser for an appetizer, lunch, or dinner.  To make a complete meal, serve along with rice, a green salad, and tortilla chips. Sliced grilled chicken Cream…Continue Reading

Green Mango Salad with Chicken and Shrimp

Green Mango Salad with Chicken and Shrimp

  The mango is often called the “king of fruits.”  It has many health benefits – helps lower cholesterol, prevent certain cancers, promotes eye health, clears skin, improves digestion and boosts the immune system.  Wow – we could all benefit from putting a little mango in our diets!  Here’s a recipe that will help you…Continue Reading

Asian Chicken and Peanut Lettuce Wraps

Asian Chicken and Peanut Lettuce Wraps

The crunch of crisp lettuce, the rich flavors of soy and ginger, and the saltiness of peanuts combine to make this one wonderful entrée.  This dish is not only healthy, but is also fun to eat!  Everyone from the kids to grandma will love gathering around the kitchen table piling their lettuce leaves with juicy…Continue Reading

Tangy Grilled Chicken

Tangy Grilled Chicken

Have you ever gotten home after a long day and only have chicken in the refrigerator?  Well here is a recipe that is both easy and healthy and uses ingredients that you probably have on hand.  Serve it with a fresh vegetable and a simple salad and you have a tasty, easy, and low calorie…Continue Reading

Spicy Asian Chicken Breast Salad

Spicy Asian Chicken Breast Salad

This recipe has been perfected over the years and is spectacular.  Don’t let the word “spicy” fool you.  It has a little kick, but is not overly spicy.  The crunch of the peanuts, lettuce, and cucumber go great with the perfectly moist chicken.  This recipe for four is under 300 calories per serving, so don’t…Continue Reading

Perfect Poached Chicken

Perfect Poached Chicken

We felt this method of poaching chicken was worth its own blog.   Poached chicken can be used for salads, quesadillas, soups, and sandwiches.  The chicken comes out moist and perfect every time. One pound boneless chicken breasts Water 2 regular or one large chicken bouillon cube Fill a large sauce pan with water to…Continue Reading

Pretzel Chicken Strips

Pretzel Chicken Strips

This is one of those recipes.  A recipe where whenever or wherever it is served, people must have it.  Maybe it’s the crunch of the pretzel coating, or the tenderness of the chicken, or the delicious flavor combinations of the mustard sauce, but it is a 100% crowd pleaser. One of the pluses of this…Continue Reading

A Perfect Dinner Salad For 2 or 20

A Perfect Dinner Salad For 2 or 20

You will love serving this salad at your next simple celebration.  Feel free to substitute shrimp or sliced flank steak for the chicken.  These ingredients are per plate/person.   Serve salad with a nice baguette or pumpkin or zucchini bread. Spring Mix Roasted Red Peppers – 6 strips Avocado – 1/4 per plate cut into…Continue Reading