Recipes

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It’s a Turkey! A Three-peat!


It isn't every blog that brings you video of wild turkeys.


How can I shock you this week? I know that having two recipes in a row from me was pretty shocking. 
What is it called in bowling when you have three strikes? A turkey?



I am writing a turkey! Yes, that is three weeks in a row of recipes. 

I really could not help myself with this one. I have to share it. It is so easy that I know you will love it. 



Crock Pot Chicken Pesto - Serves 6

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 packet of Ranch dressing mix
6 oz. Pesto
½ cup low sodium chicken broth

1.        Spray the inside of your crock pot with a non-stick spray. I do this to be nice to the person who has to do the dishes after dinner. Cleaning the crock pot is often the worst job.
2.       Put the check breasts in the crock pot
3.       Sprinkle the ranch dressing mix over the top of the chicken breasts
4.       Add the pesto over the chicken
5.       Pour in the chicken broth.
6.       Cook on LOW for 4-6 hours. 

Nutrition info for 6 chicken breasts (the ones I used were about 9 oz each so they were pretty big), per serving: Calories 455, Fat 16.3g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 151.7g, Sodium 1257.8g, Carbs 6.8g, Dietary Fiber 0.7g, Sugars 1.4g, Protein 61g.

That is it! Really, it is so easy and the chicken comes out moist and tender with some flavor! 

My mistakes –

Really with this recipe you think I made mistakes?  Even I got this one right.

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My Suggestions –

I understand that the ranch dip mix is high in sodium so you might want to look for a recipe that you can use to make the powder yourself.  I did a minute’s worth of research and found one recipe here. http://happymoneysaver.com/diy-copycat-homemade-hidden-valley-ranch-mix/

This recipe also uses prepared pesto.  It is not exactly light on the calories.  You might want to find a low calorie way to make it yourself.  Here is a "skinny" recipe that you could try from skinny taste.com.  

Please note - I have not tried either of these recipes.  They are just suggestions for things you could try if you want to cut back.  

This is a great meal for the summer. It takes all of about 2 minutes to put everything in the crock pot and then you can just be ready to serve dinner.  I got the recipe from a friend who made it to serve on the 4th of July.  Everyone loved it and she didn't spend any time making it. 

So make it easy on yourself and try this recipe.   

Thanks for reading!