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Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that's already done. Easy and delicious!

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that’s already done. Easy and delicious!

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that's already done. Easy and delicious!

Soup is one of our favorite dinners to enjoy as a family. There’s just something about a big bowl of soup that’s so comforting and calming after a long day. I love making this Enchilada Soup or a big pot of Paleo Chili, but sometimes I like going back to a classic – chicken noodle soup!

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What’s more classic than chicken noodle soup? I swear it cures a cold as soon as it hits! The best thing about this version is that it’s completely made in the Crockpot, which means it cooks while you’re at work or running errands, and it’s done when you get home. A dinner that takes almost zero effort? Win!

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The leftover soup makes for a great thermos lunch. That is, if you have any leftovers!

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
 
Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that's already done. Easy and delicious!
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (or 1½ teaspoons dried)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken stock or broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups uncooked pasta (wide egg noodles, spaghetti, or fusilli - gluten-free, if needed)
Instructions
  1. In a large Crockpot (6-quart), place all the ingredients minus the pasta. Cook for 6 hours on low heat, or 4 hours on high.
  2. After 4 or 6 hours (depending on temperature setting), remove the chicken and chop to bite-size pieces. Place the chicken back in the Crockpot.
  3. Add the pasta, turn the heat up to high, cover, and cook for another 15-20 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  4. Discard the bay leaf, and serve soup immediately.
Notes
You can also use leftover chicken that is already cooked. Follow the recipe as is.
 

9 This healthy skillet chicken with carrots and potatoes is one weeknight meal everyone will love!

Skillet Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes

This Skillet Chicken and Potatoes Meal will be your new go-to dinner! All you have to do is roast everything together, then dinner is ready. It doesn’t get easier than that!

This healthy skillet chicken with carrots and potatoes is one weeknight meal everyone will love!

Every family needs a handful of recipes that are always in their meal rotation, the dinners that are easy to make, nutritious, and sure to please everyone! This easy Baked Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Meal is one of those dinners for my family. I can prep it in just a few minutes, and I usually have everything to make it on hand. Set the timer and let the skillet do the work!

Easy skillet meals are my favorite dinners to make because you just add everything to a pan and cook. Less dishes to clean up and a fast dinner? Yes, please!

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My family loves chicken and potatoes together, and I love feeding them this dinner because I know it’s real, nutritious food. It’s great paired with a vegetable on the side, like sautéed broccoli or carrots. No matter what, you’ll definitely want to add this Baked Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Meal to your dinner rotation. Your whole family will thank you!

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Baked Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Meal
 
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Crispy on the outside and perfectly juicy on the inside, this is one meal you’ll want to make often.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, fat trimmed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound red-skinned potatoes, about 2 inches in diameter, quartered
  • 8 carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 1½-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca or corn starch
  • 1⅔ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh thyme, minced
Instructions
  1. Season the chicken lightly with salt and pepper and generously with paprika. In a heavy large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm butter. Add the chicken and cook until brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  2. Add onion to the frying pan and stir. Add potato quarters and carrots. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté until vegetables are beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add starch and stir to coat. Gradually mix in the broth. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Return the chicken to the pan and bring to a boil.
  4. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the chicken and vegetables are cooked through, stirring and turning the chicken over occasionally, about 25 minutes.
  5. Mix in the thyme. Adjust seasonings to taste. Divide the chicken and vegetables among 4 warmed plates and serve right away.
 

4 healthy school lunch idea: teriyaki chicken lunch bowls

Teriyaki Chicken Lunch Bowls

Looking to make your favorite take out recipe at home? Our Teriyaki Chicken Lunch Bowls are a quick and delicious way to do just that.

If you like the convenience and flavors of take-out, you are going to love this quick teriyaki chicken recipe.
healthy school lunch idea: teriyaki chicken lunch bowls

Quick and easy skillet recipes are my kind of meals and this teriyaki chicken is no different.  A 30 minute marinade for the chicken is the key to bringing together the flavors of this favorite take out meal.  In a large skillet you’ll cook the chicken for about three minutes on each side.

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The flavorful marinade, then becomes the sauce after reducing for a few minutes, after the chicken has finished.  Serve on top of cauliflower rice, or steamed rice and garnish with green onions.  There you have it!  A quick dinner, that’s even better than take out!

The recipe is family sized so it’s perfect for dinner or as a thermos lunch. Check out how easy this recipe is to make!

Of course we all know how much better Teriyaki Chicken is the next day, making leftovers the perfect thermos lunch.

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Quick and easy skillet recipes are my kind of meals and this teriyaki chicken is no different.Teriyaki Chicken Lunch Bowls
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, honey, or coconut palm sugar
  • ½ cup coconut aminos, soy sauce, or Braggs
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • Oil, for pan frying Green onions, optional
  • Rice, optional
Instructions
  1. Pound chicken breasts or thighs to ¼ inch thin by starting in the middle and working out to the edges.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk to combine brown sugar, coconut aminos, water, grated garlic, and ginger.
  3. Place chicken inside a glass container or large gallon zip bag and transfer sauce into container. Mix chicken and sauce over a few times to combine.
  4. Marinade chicken for 30 minutes to 2 hours (even overnight for a strong flavor).
  5. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan.
  6. Begin to cook chicken, about 3 minutes in each side, and remove from pan.
  7. Repeat process with remaining chicken if the pan is too small.
  8. Once the chicken is cooked, pour contents of zip bag into the pan.
  9. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  10. Bring chicken back into the pan, toss to combine into sauce, and turn off heat.
  11. Serve over steamed rice or cauliflower rice and garnish with green onions, optional.
 

6 Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Chicken and Pasta Skillet Meal - MOMables.com

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken and Pasta Skillet Meal

If you love Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Pasta, you'll love this quick and easy recipe! A delicious 30 minute meal.

Aren’t we all looking for the latest, greatest way to get dinner on the table?  Quick weeknight meals never go out of style and this Sun Dried Tomato Chicken & Pasta Skillet meal is one everyone will love.

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Skillet Meal - An easy and quick midweek skillet meal everyone will love!

The beauty of this Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Chicken Pasta Skillet Meal recipe is that it tastes like it took a lot more time to bring together than it actually does.  Simple ingredients like sun dried tomatoes, half and half, fresh basil and chicken breasts combine with penne pasta to create a filling, quick meal your family is sure to enjoy.

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You can even use adapt to your family’s needs by using gluten-free pasta! Check out this quick video and see how easy this skillet meal is to make.

As always, any leftovers make for delicious thermos lunches the next day!

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Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken and Pasta Skillet Meal
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 4 ounce jar sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cubed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • 1 cup half and half, heavy cream, or whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil or ¼ cup fresh basil or 1 tablespoon pesto sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil, for cooking
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, bring pasta water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Once cooked, reserve 1 cup of pasta water and drain.
  3. Set pasta aside.
  4. On a cutting board, finely chop sun-dried tomatoes.
  5. Season chicken with salt and paprika.
  6. In a large 10-12 inch skillet over medium heat, heat up some oil and sauté chicken until it's browned on all sides and cooked through.
  7. Add sun-dried tomato pieces and garlic, and sauté for an additional minute.
  8. Add half and half to the skillet.
  9. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally to combine liquid and sund-dried tomatoes.
  10. Once a thick sauce is formed, add dried basil (or pesto sauce). If you are using fresh basil, add it in the last step.
  11. Add cooked pasta to the skillet and combine with sauce.
  12. Add ½ up reserved water, mix throughout to thin out the sauce. If it’s too thick, add in additional reserved pasta water.
  13. Top with additional basil and Parmesan cheese prior to serving.
 

 

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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

Looking for an easy weeknight meal, that will be on the table in minutes? If you have a skillet, we have a Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe to do just that.

Looking for an easy weeknight meal, that will be on the table in minutes?  If you have a skillet, we have just the recipe for you.

easy chicken and broccoli alfredo skilet meal turns leftovers into a healthy thermos lunch! Perfect for the office or school

There’s just no way around it.  Getting meals on the table during the hustle and bustle of a weeknight is challenging.  How can you feed your family a filling, nutritious meal, and not spend the entire evening in the kitchen?  Well, all you need to answer this question is a skillet and a few simple ingredients.  Within minutes this Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe will come together, and leave both you and your family, feeling good.

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In a large skillet, you’ll cook both your chicken, as well as make the creamy Alfredo sauce, followed by adding the cooked pasta and broccoli.  Familiar flavors such as parmesan, Italian seasoning and garlic will have your loved ones asking for seconds.

As always, leftovers make excellent thermos lunches for both adults and kids the next day.

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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces rotini pasta
  • 12 ounces broccoli florets, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin diagonal slices
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk, or more, as needed
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan, divided
Instructions
  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In the final 3 minutes of cooking, add broccoli to the pasta and cook the remaining time.
  3. Drain pasta.
  4. In a large 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil.
  5. Add chicken to skillet and begin to cook, flipping them over once, until they are cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
  6. Remove them from the pan and set aside.
  7. Melt butter in the skillet over medium heat.
  8. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  9. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes.
  10. Stir in heavy cream, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  11. Add in ⅓ cup Parmesan until well combined, about 1 minute.
  12. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed.
  13. Stir in pasta, broccoli and chicken.
  14. Serve and sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese
 

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