Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 16 oz chunky salsa
  • 3-5 tbs fat free cream cheese
  • Iceberg lettuce

Directions:

  1. Combine chicken and salsa in a crock pot.
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Strain out half of the juices. Use forks to shred chicken.
  4. Mix in 3-5 tbs of cream cheese depending on how thick you like the sauce.
  5. Serve with iceberg lettuce wedges.
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Baked Southwest Chicken

Baked Southwest Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  2. Lay chicken breasts in a greased baking dish, top with salsa, and sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Cover dish and bake for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

 

(source: http://www.3fatchicks.com/diet-recipes/salsa-chicken/)

Breakfast Quesadillas

It’s only been one day since I’ve discovered Dukan-friendly tortillas and I’ve already taken it to another level: Breakfast Quesadillas! These quesadillas can be stuffed with your breakfast favorites including sausage, bacon, eggs, steak, cheese, etc. I had my quesadillas oozing with a 4-cheese blend and stuffed with bacon and egg whites. What a perfect way to start off your day!

Breakfast Quesadillas

First, make the Homemade Dukan Tortillas recipe found here. Note: use a large pan to create 2 large tortillas instead of 4 smaller ones as the original recipe makes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large Homemade Dukan Tortillas
  • 4 egg-whites
  • 5 strips lean, center-cut bacon (6% fat or less)
  • 1 slice fat free american cheese, cut into small squares
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cheese blend of your choice (I recommend parmesan & mozzarella)
  • Salsa (to be used as a condiment)

Directions:

  1. In a skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Allow it to cool, and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  2. In a small pan, heat cooking spray on medium heat and pour 1/2 of the egg-white mixture at a time and tilt to form a round shape.
  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Repeat steps to create a second egg-white round.
  4. Top one tortilla with a layer of cheese, bacon, another layer of cheese, egg-whites, and more cheese.
  5. Place second tortilla over the top and push down slightly. Microwave for 30 seconds or until cheese is melted.
  6. Cut quesadilla into 4 pieces and serve with salsa.

Salsa Chicken

This is the juiciest chicken recipe I have ever made! The steps are simple but it takes a bit of time to bake. The wait will be worth it!

Salsa Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 6 drumsticks, skin removed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 8 oz jar of chunky salsa
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 ts pepper
  • reduced fat parmesan

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees.
  2. Rub the chili powder, salt, and pepper on the drumsticks.
  3. Place drumsticks in a casserole dish.
  4. Top drumsticks with onions and bell peppers.
  5. Pour salsa over everything.
  6. Bake for 1.5 hours.
  7. Plate chicken and top with parmesan cheese.

(source: http://busycooks.about.com/od/chickendrumstickrecipes/r/texmexdrumstick.htm)