Chicken-Avacado Salad

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Ingredients:

  • chicken
  • cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado
  • spinach
  • pine nuts
  • balsamic vinegar

Directions:

  1. Cut up the chicken and put it in a frying pan with a little oil. I seasoned it with pepper, salt, turmeric, garlic powder, chili powder, cajun seasoning and lime juice, but feel free to season it however you like.
  2. On a plate, put spinach, a few sliced cherry tomatoes and 1/2 an avocado
  3. Add the chicken.
  4. In the frying pan, toast the pine nuts and then put on salad
  5. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and enjoy!
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White Chicken Chili

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This is another recipe from my family cookbook, an absolutely delicious white chicken chili – lactose and dairy free!

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  • 2 cans of white beans (any kind works)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter (if your stomach can’t handle that, a dairy substitute)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 1 tsp. tabasco sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 4 oz of chopped jalapeño chilies
  • 3 or 4 skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 1/2 shredded dairy free cheese

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In a skillet, cook onion in 2 tbsp. of butter over moderate heat until softened

In a 6-8 quart pot, melt remaining 6 tbsp of butter over moderately low heat and whisk in flour. Cook roux, whisking constantly, 3 minutes. Stir in onions and gradually add broth and almond milk, whisking constantly.

Cook the chicken in a separate pan.

Bring the roux/onion/broth/milk mixture to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the spices, then add the beans, chilies, chicken and cheese and cook the mixture over moderately low heat, stirring, for 20 minutes.

Serve with salsa

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Chicken with Quinoa and Guacamole

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This is a hearty and healthy dish that is dairy-free and gluten-free and healthy

Start with making the quinoa either in a rice cooker or on the stove- 1 cup of quinoa to 2 cups of water. I throw in some seasoning while it’s cooking- chicken bouillon works or anything that is flavorful

Start getting the chicken ready- cut boneless chicken breast into pieces and then put into a frying pan with oil and 2 cloves of garlic. Season with onion powder, chili powder, paprika, and pepper. Put a lid over the chicken at a low heat and let it cook.

While the chicken is cooking, make the guacamole. My guacamole recipe can be found here 

Once the chicken and quinoa is done, plate it or bowl it and serve! It pairs well with a glass of chardonnay or any dry white wine.

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