Chicken Carnitas

Chicken Carnitas

Ingredients:

  • 6 chicken leg quarters, skin removed
  • 9 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 lime
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 425 degrees F.
  2. Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Place chicken legs in dish and top with more cooking spray.
  4. Combine chili powder, salt, oregano, and 2/3 of minced garlic.
  5. Rub mixture on chicken and bake for 45 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken from oven.
  7. Use 2 forks to remove chicken meat from bone within the same baking dish and shred.
  8. Mix chicken meat with juices from the baking dish.
  9. Preheat medium pan on medium heat with cooking spray.
  10. Add remainder of garlic and cook until fragrant.
  11. Add chicken meat along with garlic powder, onion powder, lemon pepper, pepper, and 2-3 squeezes of lime juice.
  12. Cook chicken until it’s nice and brown and a bit crisp.
  13. Optional: serve on some Homemade Dukan Tortillas.
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Prosciutto Chicken Rolls

Prosciutto Chicken Rolls
Ingredients:
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 3 wedges low-fat laughing cow cheese (any flavor)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.
  2. Filet each breast through the center to create two thin breasts. Then, cut eat of those breasts in half.
  3. Spread cheese on top of each breast and roll.
  4. Then, wrap one slice of prosciutto around each chicken roll and hold with 1-2 toothpicks.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.

 

Bacon-Roasted Chicken

Bacon-Wrapped Roasted Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 6 chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 12 slices lean center-cut bacon (6% fat or less)
  • 3 large onions, chopped
  • 1 tbs dried chives
  • 1 tbs dried basil
  • 1/2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1/4 ts chili powder
  • 1/4 ts paprika
  • 1/2 tbs pepper
  • 1/2 ts salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  2. Combine chives, basil, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and mix.
  3. Season thighs with seasoning mix.
  4. Wrap each chicken thigh with 2-3 slices of bacon.
  5. Spread 3/4 of chopped onions evenly in a medium-large baking dish.
  6. Place thighs on top of onions and sprinkle with seasoning mix.
  7. Top dish off with remainder of onions and more seasoning mix, if desired.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.

 

(source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/bacon-roasted-chicken-with-potatoes/detail.aspx)