Low Carb Meal Ideas: Bountiful Chicken & Veggie Harvest Soup

Low Carb Meal Ideas: Bountiful Harvest Chicken Soup


Bountiful Chicken & Veggie Harvest Soup

While I attended a blogging conference in Dallas earlier this year I had the absolute best soup at one of the restaurants in the hotel.  It was chicken broth based with tons of fresh veggies like zucchini, squash, onions, and carrots.  I was determined to figure out how to recreate this recipe once I got home and add to my list of low carb meal ideas.  After some trial and error, Bountiful Chicken and Veggie Harvest Soup was a success!  Since the first time I made it a couple of months ago, it’s become a regular addition to our dinner menu. Especially now that it’s gotten colder, a good hearty soup just feels cozy. An added bonus, Bountiful Chicken and Veggie Harvest Soup is super healthy!

This recipe is also AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge friendly. [Read more...]

Awesomely Simple Roast Chicken Recipe | 3 Step, No Prep!



Jamie here! Bi-Lo has whole chickens on sale this week for 89¢/lb – I’m picking some up to make my simple roast chicken and thought I’d re-share it in case you missed it before :)

Jamie here, if you’re looking for a simple roast chicken recipe – here’s your guy.  No kidding – if I’d ever realized in the early years of marriage that making a beautiful roast chicken was this easy, I would’ve saved my husband from years of Hamburger Helper :)

I learned this tip from my friend Meg, who is an amazing cook and the type of woman you secretly kind of hate, who makes a home-cooked dinner every. single. night.  She’s also cute  - which is just unfair (right?).  But while hanging out with her recently she told me that she roasts chicken pretty often to make chicken salad for the week – or soup, tacos, pasta or other recipes.

After she shared her secret, I had to try it right away.

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Rosemary Chicken and Veggies in Mustard Sauce Recipe

Rosemary Chicken in Mustard Sauce

I love easy recipes! Especially those that I can throw in one pan together and bake so I can focus on other tasks at hand. This recipe for Rosemary Chicken and Veggies in Mustard Sauce turned out amazing!! I used all fresh veggies including carrots, onions, red potatoes, and green beans. You could use any kind of chicken you want, however my kids requested legs (which I hate) so I bought a whole cut up chicken. Serve with a simple green salad for a healthy easy dinner.

This recipe is AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge friendly.
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Apricot Chicken with Broccoli and Asparagus Recipe

Apricot Chicken Recipe

Kasey here, as we continue on our journey of healthy eating I am always trying to come up with new recipes that my family will love. Last night, I made Apricot Chicken with broccoli and asparagus and it was amazing!! This recipe was inspired by Olive Garden’s Venetian Apricot Chicken, however I have made several adjustments to the recipe to make it easier to prepare.

This recipe is AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge friendly. If you are limiting your carb intake then you’ll want to omit the potatoes. [Read more...]

Low Carb Meal Plans: Apple Cider Chicken Tenders

Low Carb Meal Plans: Apple Cider Chicken

It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut, making the same recipes over and over again.  I used to make this recipe years ago, and somehow completely forgot about it. As I was looking through my low carb meal plans, I found it and remembered how yummy it is. Today, I changed up the recipe a bit, as I usually make it in my slow cooker with split chicken breasts. We were gone most of the day so I used chicken tenders and cooked on the stove instead. Roasted sweet potatoes, and pan seared broccoli completed our meal. 

Just a warning, do not make Apple Cider Chicken Tenders in a cast iron skillet as I learned the hard way. I didn’t think about the apple cider vinegar stripping the seasoning out of the bottom of my cast iron skillet. I know I can season my skillet again, but thought I would mention.

Adapted from Rachel Ray Apple Cider Chicken

Low Carb Meal Plans: Apple Cider Chicken Tenders


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lbs chicken tenders
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced roasted garlic
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in pan on medium high heat.
  2. Salt and pepper chicken tenders generously on both sides.
  3. Brown chicken tenders in pan approx 7 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove chicken tenders from pan.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan along with onions, thyme, honey, bay leaf, and salt and pepper.
  6. Stirring occasionally, brown onions for approx 20 minutes on medium heat.
  7. Add apple cider (stir with a wooden spoon), and chicken stock to browned onions and bring to a boil.
  8. Return chicken to pan, lower heat to medium/low and cook covered for 30 minutes turning chicken after 15 minutes.
  9. Remove chicken from pan, turn heat to high and thicken sauce.
  10. Either pour sauce over chicken, or return chicken to pot then serve.