5 Convenient Chicken Casseroles Under 350 Calories

 

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5 Convenient Chicken Casseroles Under 350 Calories 1. CHICKEN ZUCCHINI ENCHILADA CASSEROLE | iFOODREAL If you crave a comforting casserole but have a smaller carb budget, 2. CHICKEN ALFREDO BAKED ZITI | GIMME SOME OVEN Chicken alfredo is clearly a kid favorite, and it’s friendly on your 3. 5 Convenient Chicken Casseroles Under 350 Calories | MyFitnessPal Nothing warms an oven quite like a chicken casserole. This comfort-inducing dish is a complete, nutritious meal-in-one: veggies, grains and lean meat. 5 Convenient Chicken Casseroles Under 350 Calories | MyFitnessPal Nothing warms an oven quite like a chicken casserole.

This comfort-inducing dish is a complete, nutritious meal-in-one: veggies, grains and lean meat. Jan 2, 2017 Nothing warms an oven quite like a chicken casserole. This comfort-inducing dish is a complete, nutritious meal-in-one: veggies, grains and lean meat. These low-cal casserole recipes are perfect for a potluck or a weeknight dinner. True, frozen meals are convenient, but they’re often highly processed and full of sodium — unless you make your own.

Each of these five meals has less than 550 calories and can be thawed easily for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 1. BAKED CHICKEN & BROCCOLI CASSEROLE. Ingredients. 8 ounces (227 grams) whole-wheat pasta. Home » Weight Watchers Recipes WW SmartPoints Meal Ideas » Slow Cooker » 15 Favorite Healthy Crock Pot Recipes Under 350 Calories.

15 Favorite Healthy Crock Pot Recipes Under 350 Calories. Published August 6, 2020 Last updated August 16, 2020 By Martha McKinnon 5. 15 Cozy Casseroles Under 430 Calories. by MyFitnessPal’s Recipes. January 15, 2020. Share it: The time has come to elevate your dinner with a classic one-pot wonder, otherwise known as the casserole.

Whether you prefer veggies and rice or spicy sausage and noodles, there’s something for everyone in this roundup of comforting casseroles. 10 Casseroles With 500 Calories (or Less!) Whether you like comforting casseroles for breakfast, lunch or dinner, we have plenty of lighter recipes to. 15 Chicken Dinners Under 300 Calories.

Satisfy your cravings—and diet goals—with these low-cal options. By WomansDay.com Staff. Nov 22, 2011 Jonny Valiant.

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• Poultry—Chicken and turkey are usually good items for dieters because the broiled or roasted meat with the skin removed contains about 40 Calories (kcal) to 50 Calories (kcal) per ounce (28 g).

“Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set” by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
from Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set
by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
Taylor & Francis, 1993

over medium heat; add onion, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, Each serving: About 435 calories, 46g protein, 35g carbohydrate, 5 % teaspoon rosemary, 44 teaspoon thyme, and 4 teaspoon 12g total fat (4g saturated), 133mg cholesterol, 590mg sodium pepper and cook until onion is tender.

“Good Housekeeping Step-by-step Cookbook: More Than 1,000 Recipes, 1,800 Photographs, 500 Techniques” by Susan Westmoreland
from Good Housekeeping Step-by-step Cookbook: More Than 1,000 Recipes, 1,800 Photographs, 500 Techniques
by Susan Westmoreland
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Per serving (2 chicken fingers and 2 tablespoons sauce): Calories 335

“The All New Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook: Over 1,250 Of Our Best Recipes” by The Editors of Southern Living
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by The Editors of Southern Living
TI Incorporated Books, 2017

Whenever you cook poultry, it’s a good idea to use a thermometer to make sure the center reaches 165 degrees F. Use cooked chicken in Chipotle Chicken Avocado Wrap, One-Pot Quinoa, Chicken & Veggies, and Curried Chicken Salad with Pistachios.

“Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes” by Matt Fitzgerald, Georgie Fear
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If you end up using leftover, cooked chicken pieces, go for about 10½ ounces (300 g) of cooked meat.

“The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet, with More Than 125 Delectable Recipes and 5 Meal Plans to Shed Weight, Heal Your Body, and Regain Confidence” by Leanne Vogel
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Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of the chicken innards on top of each salad, along with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the juices in the skillet.

“Essential Pépin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food” by Jacques Pépin
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note: Another great alternative for quick and easy meal prepping is to buy a whole rotisserie chicken!

“Lexi's Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Nourish Your Life” by Alexis Kornblum
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-Mix and put in a lecithin-sprayed baking dish: 1 diced RED ONION, 8-oz. sliced MUSHROOMS, 3 cups diced, cooked TURKEY, 1 cup ORGANIC Low Fat CHICKEN BROTH, ‘/, cup snipped FRESH PARSLEY, 1 cup Low Far COTTAGE CHEESE, 2 TBS LEMON JUICE, ‘/, cup grated PARMESAN CHEESE, and 2 Eggs.

“Cooking for Healthy Healing: The healing recipes. Book two” by Linda Page
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Toss 3 ounces cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced and chilled, and 2 tablespoons raisins in oil.

“The 20/20 Diet: Turn Your Weight Loss Vision Into Reality” by Phil McGraw
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Bird Street Books, 2015

For the chicken: Preheat oven to 350° F. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; add the remaining Tbsp. of olive oil.

“The Belly Fat Cure#” by Jorge Cruise
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  • I really liked the meal planning booklet I got included with my Dining on a Dime cookbook.
    We made Spanish rice and yellow rice this week it didn’t get eaten up..instead of tossing it I’m cooking some Chicken and mixing with the rice and rolling a bunch of chicken and rice burritos to freeze.

  • Rincing meat when cooked properly should be all you need to be safe. Handling and proper storage is also key. Rincing has a higher chance of cross contamination. Always wash your hands after and before handling any meat. I held a food handling permit after the Jack in the box Ecoli deaths in the Seattle area in the 90s. The state got real strict with food safty after that. You cant rince away bacteria anyway.

  • I usually drink close to a gallon of water. The medicine I take causes me to have a very dry mouth. Should I just drink other things and not water?

  • Whenever I buy or cook a whole chicken or turkey, I boil the skin and bones after I use it. I generally get a wonderful poultry broth and freeze it in 1 cup increments. It tastes so much better that store bough broth and works great for casseroles, gravy and soups.

  • This was by and large the most eye opening episode. I went to My plate.com and figured out the portion size for each member of my family some needed more calories and some less than what I was serving. We’re on our way!

  • Do the vegetables have to be frozen can they be fresh? My daughter loves broccoli and I would rather use fresh than frozen broccoli

  • New subcriber here keep up the good content. Will be making some of your meals soon cause I’m tired of the same food everyweek thanks for these dinner ideas ��������

  • Excellent! Tried today. I did notice the step adding the cheese in the video and the printed recipe were different. I added the cheese according to printed recipe. Regardless, I do love your recipes especially your Lasagna which is now a holiday tradition. Thank you.

  • I made this today and it was good, however it wasn’t thick after baking. It was too runny. Next time I will either use one cup of broth or more flour.

  • I tried this for Christmas dinner. I have to say this was unbelievably good!!!! Thank you for suggesting the grilled onions on top. That made a whole world of difference. Thanks again!!

  • Buying at 99 store big mackerel at 99 remember you will save buy medical bandaids I try to see if average stores have cheaper than here it’s shoprite so if grocery is cheaper I buy it there. Portion control eating less of protein that’s the expensive part.

  • This is such a great and easy weeknight meal! Love it! (I also love to kick it up a bit with a few dashes of Tabasco! Give me some heat! lol!)

  • I’ve been making a chicken casserole for years. However, this evening I used your recipe absent cheese, as I am not a big fan of cheese. This casserole tasted wonderful and will be using it from now on. Thanks so much.

  • I don’t wash my chicken. I went to culinary school which was taught by chefs from the Cooking Institute of America (CIA) and they said “don’t wash your chicken. It is not necessary, as long as you wash your cutting board or container the chicken was in and you wash your hands” and I never forgot that!

  • I don’t wash my chicken �� either. It should be patted dry with paper towels to get that nice browning on the meat. So dry n season it first. Nice recipes. I’m new to your channel. Just subbed ��

  • I can ‘t wait to try this dish. So gad to find a brown rice and mozzarella casserole, rather then white rice and Velveeta, I would imagine you could add other veggies to this like coli flower, zucchini, maybe even egg plant, but that might be pushing it with my kids.;)

  • I never comment on videos but i had to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for sharing this recipe. My family and i loved it! and i made it exactly as you suggested with the caramelized onions =)

  • The end of that soap pc you cut(to clean it up) put that is a soap foamer with water (about a 1/3of the pc) shake it up when the soap melts you have hand soap.

  • Ground beef in our area is never cheaper than three to four dollars a pound at any market or Walmart. Would hate to just totally give it up!��

  • great show! You are so correct and if americans would try this they wouldn’t need whatever popular diet of the month to lose weight. Restaurants serve way too much food. Its so wastefull.

  • An E-Course sounds great! I’m in! Keep us informed of when / where / cost, etc. Keep up the great job! We’re listening and watching!

  • I ordered your book on 3/31/18 and am eager to receive it to start your savings ideas. Only 2 of us and need to eat at home vs going out. I have an Instant Pot so am working towards cooking more veggies and healthy foods at home.

  • Very pretty eyes! I wish you had made one before so i could see it cooked with the onions on top,but thats cool Thanks for sharing

  • I wash (rinse) my chicken before I cook. Its a personal preference. The water doesn’t splash all over the place. Its pretty contained in the sink. I also CLEAN when I’m done. No big deal. People shouldn’t bash no matter what side you are on. It’s all personal preference.

  • I only make popcorn on the stove in my cast iron pot. It is so much better. My husband fusses because I don’t by microwave popcorn any more.

  • I respect your perspective on not washing your meat. Where I come from, it’s different. We usually wash our meat using limes/lemons or vinegar and we’ve never gotten sick from this method before. We also clean everything else we use afterwards.

  • I had my nephews over yesterday and for lunch we had grilled cheese. My 12-year-old nephew wanted tomato soup with it, but we didn’t have any canned soup in my pantry. He did see some tomato sauce and some tomatoes my mom had canned and given to me and asked if we could make it. He also asked if there was a recipe for it in your cookbook (sitting on my table). We found a recipe, pureed the tomatoes, and made a delicious tomato soup! Dining on a Dime win!!

    Then I had a Dining on a Dime fail. For dinner, I made baked chicken and I DIDN’T follow Jill and Tawra’s advice. I made TWO pieces of chicken per person and I had SO MUCH left over. I’m going out of town this weekend, so I’m going to be eating chicken for breakfast, lunch, and dinner the next couple of days. I think I’ve learned my lesson…

  • I want to plan tv dinners. I figure get some freezer plates it something and that way I can make sets of 2…or sets of 3 fit for houseguests. When I try to make dinner…we end up eating the same thing for a week…. Like chili, small pot, in tired of it after a day. Diabetic in family meals must have meat, vegetables and a starch. suggestions on how to do it…if not in bulk or bit by bit?

  • Thank you for taking the time to write Ingredients and instructions right here with the video, it eliminates the need to go back and forth in the video when cooking. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • This looks good but without peas.. I really dont like peas but I think this could work with small pieces of chopped broccoli or possibly spinach.. Yeah spinach would work!! ����

  • yummy I just love ur recipes..I like ur weight loss concept a lot…Ive been meaning to tell u this ‘i think u have very pretty eyes do u ware contacts? ill have to try this one thumbs up..

  • I live in Canada and I just need to say.. we do pay for medical/dental by paying benefits.. and even so I still have to pay hundreds each year towards dental and the eye doctor. Sure the hospital and doctor visits don’t cost money but really it does come off our taxes so.. it’s not as free as people think.

  • I repurpose club sized animal cracker containers (we have a large family-10 kids, so those are a good deal for us), pour our cereal into those containers and put a 1/2 cup measuring cup into it. The kids know one scoop is a serving. If they are still hungry when they have finished then they may ask for another bowl and they may also have a half a banana. And, I know this isn’t good manners, but they drink the milk from the bowl when they’ve eaten the cereal from it (they only do this when it’s just us at home). This helps cut back on the waste. It kills me to see milk poured down the sink!!!

  • Leftovers was a huge topic when I went to culinary school. We were challenged regularly to find unique ways to master the leftover rack. To make an afternoon tea service. I love using leftovers, making them into something new.

  • I have been following you for years. I now only eat clean food as the Bible says. I want to go to heaven and will not risk anything. Love I sure wish you would help or make meals for this.

  • Ive been watching ya’ll for a while now and i really love ya’lls videos!! i purchased DOAD cookbook over a month ago and LOVE it!!

  • Some people never learned so to them it is rocket science. Many children grew up with their parents going to fast food restraunts. Sorry I know I’m miss spelling everything, but yes I do agree do a meal plan. Have them follow you day to day, your being a spiritual adviser if you think about it. God Bless

  • OMG, this is SO good! Usually I just use cream of chicken soup to make casserole, but I thought I’d step it up a notch for the fam. I tasted it before browning the crackers in the oven….to die for! I can’t wait for it to be done and have my family try it! I didn’t use olive oil though, opted for melted butter. YUM!

  • This looked enough to feed a small crowd. Are there any of the ingredients/step which remain the same after proportioning the main ones?

  • You are so right.  If you have your set meals that you can make quickly and everyone likes,  by the time you switch up your side dishes or vegetable,  you are really not eating the same meal that often.

  • i know this is all about cooking and being frugal but you are damn gorgeous! And i love your chicken and rice recipe it is awesome!!

  • Hey! During your show you held up a sheet that kind of helped you break down meals with your calories in order to help you watch your calorie count. Just wondered would you mind posting that sheet on your channel where i could kind of go by it to help watch my calorie count. Thank you so much!

  • Tawra, do you list your acne soap as “acne soap”? If so would you reach out to me and explain the “legalities” (FDA aspect) of doing this, please?

  • Which Uncle Chris’s seasoning did you use? Not helpful if you aren’t specific. AND you don’t put it in your writing where you price out your meals. I know you don’t use all of it, but you did use it. So, unless it was a gift from someone, you need at least a token cost for the spices. You didn’t grow that Uncle Chris whatever seasoning it is.

    I have to agree with your nay-sayers about your cleanliness. I use bare hands on raw chicken, but you didn’t even bother to remove your jewelry or WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER HANDLING RAW CHICKEN. You just spread that ‘chicken juice’ (aka bacteria and fat) onto Uncle Chris and everything else you touched afterwards.

  • Thank you! I was just wondering what I would have for dinner today…you just solved that for me. It’s quick and easy. Thanks so much.

  • I will ALWAYS wash, soak, and wash again my chicken in water before preparing it. The chicken is sprayed with antimicrobial rinses that contain a handful of chemicals. Chlorine, acids, trisodium phosphate (TSP), etc. I know it’s impossible to get all the TSP out but decreasing exposure to an industrial cleaning agent is worth the washing. If you didn’t know about this chemical and the reasoning for washing chicken, please do some research. It’s found in other foods as well. We can’t avoid all toxic things but we can take steps to lower the toxicity burden on our bodies where possible.

  • How about a meal plan for a single woman. All my kids are out of the home, it has been very hard to cook small. I end up eating a pot of food for a week and the few that get left behind in the freezer… will they are still there ��

  • You could also use chicken drums if you’re just going to shred the chicken. I can get like 8/10 chicken drums for $2 at a store like Food Town here in Texas. Just boil the chicken until it’s cooked, take the meat off the bone and shred it with a fork or chop it. Add onion, celery, salt, carrots to the chicken pot while boiling and then you also have stock for the rice or you can save it in the fridge for soup another day.

  • Tawra, you could make a video on that chart of what calories you’re eating.  Not as a “you should all do this” but to show us that idea.  I like your gnome sheet.  I could use that.

  • ………comfort food 101 ; the simple foods allways make the best hot meals for my Chuck Wagon ; Man pleasing good!
    love Brother brent! ����
    [❤]
    ACTS 2:38 true holiness salvation!

  • I’m gonna tell you right now….All these fancy cooking shows out there are responsible for the washing of chicken! I watch ALOT of them, and they rinse the chicken, and then pat dry with paper towels….this is probably why this has become more popular over the years. I rinse mine, but I am a germ freak. I feel I have to rinse it!!!! ���� Guess I’m looking at it backwards, but it’s not like I turn my faucet full blast!!! Washing things down, and being careful is the way you do it….If you understand how chicken works. ������…..But then like ALWAYS: To each their own! ����

  • The way Jill was talking about putting portions on everyone’s plate instead of putting the whole platter of meat out is how we do it at the firehouse where I volunteer when we have our “family dinners”. We always buy chicken thighs and bake them. We have a spice drawer that we use our spice and we have veggies.

  • you dont need to wash the chicken with water but you can cleanse that grossness off it (smell and slime) with vinegar! Just saying. not being a hater

  • Loved this video! Tons of great tips and ideas! Thank you so much. I got a question for you…… What if I wanted to buy every single book and e-books that ya’ll have written, is there a bundle price if you buy all of them?

  • Giid morning, they have on keepmeclub, brand new high key breakfast biscuit soft baked in banana flavor for $2.99! Just thought I would let you know;) if you post again today I will leave another comment��

  • What is your easy, meal planning tips? Be sure to check out our other meal planning tips at https://www.livingonadime.com/easy-meal-planning/

  • Being Single, I make 3 meals a week, I eat leftovers, and one breakfast for dinner meal, Breakfast: Scrambled Egg Sandwich, cup of v-8 juice, oatmeal Raisins rice dream, cold cereal and rice dream, lunch homemade veggie pizza no dairy, egg salad sandwich in a lettuce leaf, fake tuna salad on bread, salad with mom’s homemade dressing,, Snacks: fruit and one cookie, dinner: Spaghetti, Vegetarian sausage onions and peppers, Oatmeal, pecan meatloaf, eggs filled with veggies, homemade eggplant bacon. I don’t eat meat, or daily i’m allergic. another snack is white round tortilla chips with homemade salsa, many times before my fridge is empty it might be 10-12 days, I drink water and caffeine free fruit teas. One a month i make cookies and freeze them, I am spending about $90 a month that’s 1 dollar a meal.

  • Ladies
    First let me say I love your videos and will be purchasing your book. Tell me please how do you gorgeous ladies keep your weight down?

  • These meals look so pretty
    If you are reading this just know that you are blessed. Amazing and beautiful don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I wish all your dreams would come true just as I want all my youtube dreams to come true thank you

  • Washing your meat is redundant to me. If that’s what someone’s preference is then go for it, but nobody should be giving you a hard time about it. Why do people feel the need to push their ideals on others? Those folks need to get over themselves. I think you’re doing a fabulous job, girlie!!!!

  • I make the rice the night before i make fried rice. Its better that way in my opinion. I also add sesame oil. But that preference.

  • great advice learned quickly not to make meatballs, was cutting back planned 3 meatballs per person and the (ex) husband filled his plate leaving no meatballs for the rest of us. Ground beef is the way to go. Would buy the Walmart brand of cereal and crackers, put them in the empty expensive boxes and no one was the wiser. Did a taste test with the kids it was an eye opener for them when they realized the expensive cereal was really the Walmart brand.

  • I love this! You do keep me on track. I spend £ 50-60 a week on food shopping and that is for 4 of us. Used your tips and they work x

  • Hi! I always enjoy watching our cooking videos. Love that they are always simple but tasty. But I’m always left wondering how you stay thin when they aren’t always ‘healthy’ with canned stuff and butter? Do you and your husband just have smaller portions? Any tips on this would help!

  • I’m an American living in Canada and when we visit my family in the States, I often stock up different items because they are so inexpensive. We may have “free healthcare ” here, but in my province we pay 13% tax. We still spend a few hundred dollars a month on groceries for a family of four. We also do a monthly Costco trip because for us, and the foods we eat, it does save us money. I have kept a price book and done extensive comparison so I know where I get the most bang for our buck. We ditched a good majority of processed and packaged foods for homemade. That alone has saved us a lot. We also eat as little sugar as possible and only use it in the occasional homemade treats. We work our budget well to get the best quality with what we can afford. I’d love it if you did a grocery haul the next time you go shopping. That would be great to see and would give folks a visual if you shared what you plan to use your ingredients for. Love seeing Jill!

  • I feel like checking the price on chicken thighs now tomorrow when I go shopping, just because of this video. I’m just curious. I’m vegetarian so don’t eat them myself but I feel inspired to double check. What is it about the thighs of the poor chicken that would make them the cheapest part to eat?

  • @gwashington1961 Hmm not sure what happened to the sound. I played it and it’s very low now where as it was not before. Maybe it will get fixed soon as it’s probably got something to do with youtube.

  • @Imskinnyinside Ok I’m back already with an answer! hehe My husband and I made 5 servings of it which were pretty substantial. The fat content for that dish split into 5 servings would be 18.7 grams of fat per serving.

  • Jill, Michael and Tawra, the best video i have watched in a long time. Portion control is the best advice for health and finances. Thank you

  • The only meat I wash is chicken…. and only if it has the skin on. I always like to rinse and check the skin for any “imperfections”.

  • Buy a big bag of mixed frozen vegetables than take 2 cups of frozen veggies like cauliflower broccoli �� microwave high 1 to 2 minutes than dry with paper towel chopped them find. Than put them in a big bowl add egg, bread crumbs Flaxseed oatmeal whatever breading or pumpkin cheese Parmesan cheddar whatever seasoning you want. Make it into small balls I add coconut amino acid because I cannot have soy you could add meat or tuna.Than put in refrigerator 30 minutes than I use silicone bake sheet ( saves money on parchmount) spray nonstick put on 425 20 minutes really great extremely cheap,than Ziplock bag freezer. Microwave it guess what instant piazza, or throw in scramble eggs or omelette or put sauce pasta or taco filling cheap but filling cost pennies!

  • Ok so my only question is what the name of seasoning you have to add or hubby will notice? It’s not listed in the chicken & rice recipe?

  • I have kidney issues and I am on the Dash diet and it is so much like what you are promoting,, nuts and eggs 3 times a week, the only difference is no white bread or rice,, I have brown rice and wheat bread but it is so much like what you are suggesting:) I have lost 35 lbs so far and when you eat the right portions and nutrients you are so right, you get full and you stay full. I eat very slow now and I pay attention to that voice that says “I am getting full” it has been hard to transition because I do have a food addiction but it does get better if people would just realize they can do it!

  • Great tips I don’t let my sons serve themselves cereal I serve them cereal but for breakfast I get pancakes I notice It last longer. good point portion control is key.

  • Some folks call them scallions, some call them green onions. Chives are a lot smaller, but similar in taste. Definitely going to try this today for the family dinner tonight!!!

  • Years ago, I wrote down about 30-35 meal ideas on a list. That same list I (loosely) follow. It’s getting yellowed and is a little bit worn, but it does the trick. Don’t over think it. Really.

  • Has anyone read the article in the NYtimes years ago about the slaughter houses? It was a comprehensive long artcle about 2 full pages. It basically said how unsanitary meat was processed. Fecal and urine, all mixed into the meat. I haven’t eaten red meat since, and absolutely wash my chicken.

  • it makes my eye twitch every time you call those green onions “chives”.
    also, if you’re concerned about nutritional value you should not use precooked brown rice, nor highly processed then microwaved “vegetables”. chopping fresh vegetables and cooking the rice in the dish with a little additional water will produce a more delicious highly nutritious meal.

  • I only purchase things as they go on sale and rarely plan menus. I cook by what’s in my large pantry and garden. I would like to eat the same meals weekly. I use Sunday afternoons for eating leftovers and cleaning the fridge.
    I hit the meat managers specials for the first time this week and was proud of myself. I loved the video you did on that Tawra��

  • I NEVER wash my packaged meat. If it was back in the day where you killed a chicken out of the yard, wash it off after plucking. Lol

  • I listen to my body, NOT what the government guidelines tell us. I fill 3/4 of my plate with healthy veggies. The other 1/4 is made up of protein and a small amount of carbs. I am at my healthiest when I do this. I have more energy, my skin glows and my blood work ALWAYS comes back GREAT, when I eat this way. That is just what works for me. I am in NO way telling anyone to do what I do! It’s just what works for me. Blessings to all. ����

  • For medical issues I had to stop eating for 7 days, and my doctor told me only to drink when I’m thirsty. Do not drink a lot during my water fast. It made me realize I don’t need to eat every meal, or eat so much food! It was the best thing that ever happened to me. We eat too much! Thanks so much ladies, I appreciate you, and recommend your cook book!

  • I’m surprised that you don’t cook your chicken in your IP. It saves electricity and saves you from being too hot from your oven being on so long…

  • @AwesomeTheCoolLol I used precooked rice. You can use white rice if you want to but it has almost no nutritional value. Brown rice has fiber which helps lower your cholesterol and blood pressure.

  • Could you do a video on the fried rice cooked on the stove, cause I don’t have a instant pot. Where do you get the uncle Chris seasoning?

  • I drink a gallon of water a day…it help to lower my BP and cholesterol. So I don’t think I could cut out the water….and water helps feel me up when I’m eating less.

  • Some times my dad washes the meat (usually that’s when he adds seasoning.) Other times he doesn’t wash it because the people that at the butchery are required by law to clean meat before packaging it.

  • Looks nice �� Thanks very much for sharing.
    I’m not keen on the dry biscuits on top though. I think I’ll just use breadcrumbs mixed with the Parmesan., I’m sure that’ll be good too ��

  • * Great Recipes….!!!
    But…
    Watching Baby’s reflection in the Oven Door is Priceless!! lol…
    Bouncing up and down while Mommy Cooks!! lol..
    Adorable!! ��

  • Yes please do the Starbucks recipes!!
    Also if u can list…what brand is that skillet pot that cooks the chicken so well with out burning it and drying it out?

  • Your thicken batter is called gravy. what i have found helpful, is to boil a whole pack of leg/thigh, with a lot of water, onion and garlic, one carrot.one stalk of celery or celery powder. cook till done. shred the chicken and put in zip bags, you can get a least 4. put those in the freezer for other meals. take the broth and put in mason jars and put in frig. there good for maybe 2 weeks. use the broth to make rice or to mix with vegie to tasty good. you still have the chicken in the freezer. just through a bag in the fridge the night before. it is already cooked and add to what ever your making good for chicken salad on the week end. just add mayo boiled eggs and pickles serve with crackers or on bread.

  • Love this! I did not have cream of mushroom soup so I used a large can of creamy clam chowder and one small container of plain yogurt instead. I did not have chives or mozzarella so I left them out. I did do the onion step and everything is just yummy!

  • I don’t wash meat either for the same reason. But I agree with Jacques Pepin when he said after the meat cooks at a high temperature, if the bacteria is still alive, it deserves to live.

  • I’ve never heard of washing meat until maybe 6 months ago. A time I can think of that I put meat under water is getting that last bit of ice out of the cavity of a large turkey. But even if others do wash their meat, why are they shaming people who don’t? Everyone has their own way of doing things even if they don’t always make sense. I do appreciate that you took it seriously and are open-minded enough to double check if you should do it or not.

    Oh, and what is the seasoning that you called ‘Uncle Chris’s’?

  • We wash all of our meatchicken, beef, pork. Wash in lemon juice or vinegar. It is a preference. Always use bleach solution to clean up after.

  • Thanks for the info! I can’t agree more, our portions in America are out of control, and everyone’s looking for a food group to eliminate. I’ve been more aware of my portions since listening to your videos.:) I agree Costco and warehouses people are overspending!

  • So I did your chicken and rice meal. But I substituted with 2 boxes rice-aroni ( long grain& wild rice flavor box) I use the powder seasoning from the rice a roni boxes on the chicken. And I added 1 bag of frozen peas and carrots ( mixed bag) from walmart. ��

  • You wonderful ladies were talking about juice and amts. When I was a kid you got 3 or 4 ozs of juice in the morning. We were served juice in juice glasses. My friends order orange juice when out for breakfast the glass that was delivered to the table was a large soda glass. I started laughing I go my goodness that’s enough juice for a family of 6. While I was laughing no one else was. Of course I’m 500 and they were all 5.

  • What is in the tall plastic bottle, I missed it. Also I’d like to see your second pair of hands. You must have more than two to watch babies and cook and blog. More power to you!

  • To shred your chicken quickly (if no bones) You can put your chicken in a deep pot or bowl use a hand mixer and turn on low to medium speed and let it shred away! ��
    Takes maybe 30 seconds to 1 minute. Wished I had known this trick years ago. It is so easy and save so much time! I always dreaded making anything where I had to shred chicken because it took forever but this is super quick and easy.

  • Have been watching your Mom’s “story”. It is riveting! What an amazing woman. Not surprisingly, her children (and their spouses) are exactly what I would expect. She can be very proud, and vice versa. Thank you for your inspiring videos.

  • Interesting about the water. I have an H2O check off thing on my to do list thing. I only ever cross off 3 things of water. How is 8 cups even possible.

  • I sure hope people are not giving you a thumbs down based off the chicken prep method you use because your video is great. I wash mine but you do you girl, I give your video a thumbs up definitely ����❤️

  • Go find some old-time juice glasses, the kind jelly used to come in. They’re just the right size. Also older collectible glasses were smaller than the 16=32 ounce classes we have now.

  • Watching you two is so entertaining!!!! When I am over weight I tell everyone I am temporarily swollen. LOL Love you guys. XOXO

  • After someone else mentioned it in the comment section of another recipe vid, is anyone else looking for the bare feet every vid?! Lol. Great recipe, by the way!!

  • Will be trying the chicken pot pie. Thank you. Love easy cheap meals. Feeding two 12 year old boys gets more and more expensive lol

  • I love your content but you might consider your scolding tone all of the time…it makes your videos harder to watch. As…if you need the tips and find them helpful you must be an idiot to begin with? Thanks for your channel though.

  • If I didn’t know any better, I’d think you were reading my mind��. I was thinking about making a chicken noodle casserole. Thanks for sharing your recipe

  • I love watching your meals. I am from Canada I hear you always talking about uncle Chris’s makes me wonder if we have an equivalent in Canada lol

  • Growing up in an Asian household, instead of having a steak each, one steak cut up in a stir Fry with veggies fed a family of Five!

  • Thank you so much. Chicken meals are exactly what I wanted! We love the Chicken and Rice and can’t wait to try lemon butter! P.S. You have done some excellent baking recipes before like empanadas and coffee cake, and I’m wondering if you could show us how to make pie crust. I know most of the time none of us have time to make it from scratch, but if you know how, I’d love for you to show us. You teach so well.

  • Hi Maria, thanks for this recipe =) I tried it tonight and its very yummy indeed. I am now thinking about altering/adding to it. I quite fancy using leek and broccoli, nom nom. Thanks for sharing as its hard to find *new* tasty recipes for veggies…

    Have a great week =)

  • I feel really bad for poor people. I feel so much better eating low carb and gluten free. Imagine that’s all some people can eat.

    If your poor but want a pizza you can use tortilla, pizza sauce and 2 bags of cheese 3 blend and then just mozerlla bake at 350 for 12 min tasted better than ny pizza make sure you use salt and pepper before going in the oven.

    2$
    2$
    6$

    7 tortillas use about half a jar or less

  • Obesity is an increasing problem and the US is really bad but the UK is quickly catching up. It is mainly down to convenience foods (all that hidden and sometimes not hidden sugar), portion control and also more sedentary life style. Also a big problem with children is snacking and fizzy drinks. Crisps (you call them chips in the US) are one of the most common snacks and far too much is eaten daily by children here. Generally here though still compared to the US portions are not as big meal times. Snacking though can mount up to a lot of calories a day

    I havent visited the US but my sister has and that was many years back. She was rather shocked at the large portions that Americans eat. She stayed for a short while with a family and even with not being able to eat all that was put on her plate she put on a lot of weight. Not just in the home but at restaurants she was shocked at portion sizes. However from what I have learned since it does seem to vary from state to state. So yes increase your activity and reduce those portions and even if you still eat those rubbish convenience foods with all that sugar you will still make a big difference.

    So whether you eat extremely healthily or not so healthy reduce your portions less calories going in and also very importantly increase your activity, more calories burned. Reduce the snacking and get those children out from behind those video games or the tv (the lazy babysitter) and go outside more.

  • I use to do that portioning out the cereal and milk the night before for my niece when she use to live with me when she was about 5 years old (Shes now 21… smh where does the time go lol). I would give her one cup of cereal in ziplock or a cup or container and pre-pour her one cup of milk and put it in the fridge on a shelf low enough for her to reach. Then I would take her in the kitchen and show her where it was and have her practice how she was going to get it out without making a mess and what she should do afterward. It was very simple and it gave me a little more time to rest in the mornings…lol Im not a morning person at all, Im a night owl so I would do all my prep while I was up at night.

  • Just made this, left it in the oven a little too long and it actually toasted the cheeses to give it a nice flaky crispy crust. With all the spices and quinoa, so effing good.

  • Good program. Where I live the minimum wage is pretty high, which is nice for the people working those jobs. That means food is sometimes more. I just look for the cheapest price relative to my area. We have a grocery outlet and it has great prices on meat, but they are higher than the prices you mention, but I just don’t worry about it, they are cheapest of all the stores around.

  • Regarding making popcorn as an inexpensive snackI use a hot air popper (under $20.00 at Walmart but it has lasted for 20 plus years and bushels of popcorn!) My children loved making popcorn for our Friday TV and snuggle time. The popper is a little noisy and rowdy with little escapees flying out!!!! My kids thought it was hilarious! ��Sweet memory

  • Invest in a meat grinder. When meat goes on sale like pork loin, beef…put it through the meat grinder and make into ground meat. You can improvise then, for meals that need hamburger, for ground whatever you were ever able to find on sale.

  • I’m lazy as hell. When I make my pot pies I get frozen veggies, little bit of chicken, cream of chicken soup, into a cast iron and roll out some of that dough stuff in a tube onto the top of it and into the oven lol ��

  • It’s funny reading the comments of both sides of the wash/don’t wash chicken argument. It looks like everyone is still alive and kicking on both sides so I’m figuring it’s a matter of preference and probably how you grew up. ������

  • Where did Jill get her information about the serving sizes and calories compared to 20 years ago? I would love to be able to compare foods myself and go back to the ‘old way’. Sometimes the ‘older ways’ are better than the new.

  • Not sure i agree with that gallon of water a day(not how it came about). I drink drinks all day long and i stay hydrated. Also with BP meds washing out a lot of fluids i still need more fluids even with pottasium pill.. I drink bottled spring water(water here isnt great) but i also drink tea and pepsi(did good in cutting back on that by getting canned pepsi cause 2 liter used to pour huge cups) orange or apple juice too. Like cranberry juice also just lots of fluids and a lot of milk(2%). Never in my life have i had an issue with drinking too much, never ever had a laxative because i was always hydrated. Never had any kidney, liver, or colon issues. Pretty sure i drink more than a gallon of fluids a day and no…lol I’m the only one in my family that is NOT diabetic. I agree Tawra..i dont tell people what to drink but no dr. ever told me i needed to drink as much as i do drink. Only problem i have is spleen related but thats cause of them believing i have PV nothing to do with what i drink. But this has made me think of portion control. Dont have financial issues with getting food but does make me rethink food portions like pancakes. But i also eat mostly just 1 or 2 meals a day…and i think in part because i keep fluids in me round the clock. Constanly drinking tho in summertime watermelon and esp. Blueberries(my fav.) add liquids also.