Tag Archives: Italian

Baked Chicken Parmesan

You will absolutely love this great Italian dish made healthy. This is a great twist to the traditional Chicken Parmesan you know and love. Give this a shot and you do not be surprised when you like more this then the traditional dish.

 

Ingredients

  • 2lbs shredded chicken thighs
  • 1 jar (28 oz.) of Pasta sauce
  • 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 bag of Plain Pork Rinds
  • 1-2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Fresh, chopped herbs (parsley, basil, oregano, etc.)
  • Salt and pepper

 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease an 8×8 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Layer the chicken in the bottom. Dump in the Pasta sauce and mix with the chicken. Next, top with cheeses until all the chicken is covered.
  • Throw the pork rinds in the food processor until they are the consistency of bread crumbs.
  • In a small bowl, mix the pork rinds, olive oil, fresh herbs and a dash of salt and pepper together.
  • Sprinkle the seasoned pork rinds on top.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden on top and bubbling on the sides.

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Paleo Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

 

Here is another great Italian dish that your family will love! This dish features spaghetti squash rather than the traditional pasta, which is then topped with a hearty flavor filled meat sauce. This is one your are sure to enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 lb. of ground beef
  • 2 c. of diced spinach
  • About 20 cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400. Now cut your spaghetti squash in half and removing the seeds. Place face up on a baking sheet drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for 25 minutes.
  • While that’s cooking begin  to brown the beef, garlic and onion in a skillet with some olive oil.
  • Once beef is cooked and onion is translucent, add the spinach, tomatoes, garlic powder, oregano, and onion powder.
  • Once squash is done begin to shred it with a fork into a 9×9 baking dish and combine with meat and put it back into the shell of the SP Squash
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 400.

 

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Crispy Italian Chicken Thighs

Healthy and Delicious Crispy Italian Chicken Thighs. Super easy recipe that tastes just like fried chicken!

This chicken was amazing right out of the oven. I had that “Fried” feel but without the breading.

Be liberal with the seasonings and enjoy! We also did a video on it. Hope you like it.

Prep Time: 18 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. boneless/skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Mix the garlic powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Place the chicken thighs on the baking sheet and dry the skin well with a paper towel. Flip the thighs over so the skin side is down.
  • Sprinkle evenly with half of the seasonings – garlic powder, red pepper flakes, oregano and salt. Flip over and season the other side.
  • Bake about 25-30 minutes (in a convection oven) or 35-40 minutes (in a regular oven) until the thighs are cooked through completely.

Please let me know how this turns out, I love seeing your pics on social media.