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Cashew Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cashew Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cashew Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Ground chicken with sweet hoisin sauce, salty soy sauce, crunchy cashews, scallions, and fresh basil. Dinner can’t get more deliciously healthy than this!

One of my favorite bloggers, Andie Mitchell, came out with a cookbook last year called Eating in the Middle: A Mostly Wholesome Cookbook. A beautifully crafted cookbook full of wholesome yet flavorful recipes with a chapter on dessert!

Basically, my life in a cookbook.

The kinda life I strive for on a daily basis. A balanced one!

Healthy-ish if you will.

A life of happy mediums where committing to that 2:1 ratio of eating well versus indulging is hashtag goals AF.

May be hard to strive for but definitely not impossible. Andie’s recipes are healthy and delicious. I made her Brown Sugar and Chili-Rubbed Salmon with Avocado Crema last year and today, I’m sharing these Cashew Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps!

If you’re looking for something light to enjoy after a few indulgences, these lettuce wraps are right up your alley. Not to mention, they are the epitome of the salty sweet combo!

You have the thick and oh-so-sweet taste of the hoisin sauce mixed with salty soy sauce and the crunch of cashews. YUM!

These lettuce wraps are nothing short of DELICIOUS.

Cashew Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Ground chicken with sweet hoisin sauce, salty soy sauce, crunchy cashews, scallions, and fresh basil. Dinner can't get more deliciously healthy than this!

 

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Make sure to add them to your to-do lists this week. ;)

I hope you make these and LOVE them!

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Cashew Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Ground chicken with sweet hoisin sauce, salty soy sauce, crunchy cashews, scallions, and fresh basil. Dinner can't get more deliciously healthy than this!
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Cashew Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Ground chicken with sweet hoisin sauce, salty soy sauce, crunchy cashews, scallions, and fresh basil. Dinner can't get more deliciously healthy than this!

Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken breast
  • 2 scallions white and light green parts, chopped, plus more garnish
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 head Boston lettuce Bibb or iceberg lettuce works too
Instructions
  1. Spread the cashews on a hot skillet and toast for about 10 minutes or until golden. Let cool slightly and then chop them up. Set aside.

  2. Whisk the chicken broth, hoisin, soy sauce, cornstarch and sugar in a bowl. Set aside.

  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, for about 1 minute. Then, add the chicken and cook, breaking up the meat with a spatula, until browned, for about 4 to 6 minutes.

  4. Stir in scallions and the hoisin sauce mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Finish off with fresh basil and cashews.

  5. To serve, divide the lettuce leaves among 4 plates and spoon the chicken mixture into each of the leaves. Garnish with scallions, if desired. Enjoy!

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Cashew Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Ground chicken with sweet hoisin sauce, salty soy sauce, crunchy cashews, scallions, and fresh basil. Dinner can't get more deliciously healthy than this!

Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Arugula Cilantro Lime Slaw

Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Arugula Cilantro Lime Slaw

Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Arugula Cilantro Lime Slaw! Skinless, boneless chicken thighs dressed up in a honey balsamic glaze and served with a simple arugula cilantro lime slaw. An easy 30-minute dinner!

When you’re in the kitchen, do you cook by the book or do you just wing it? I’m definitely the latter.

I love throwing ingredients together and experimenting. That’s how this recipe (and most of the ones on this site) was born!

I had balsamic glaze and honey in the pantry and chicken thighs defrosting.

Guess what happened next!?

It’s fun to experiment. Sometimes it’s an epic fail but for the most part, you can really come up with a great recipe.

This Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Arugula Cilantro Lime Slaw is exactly that. It’s juicy; it’s flavorful, and just so easy to make.

The combination of flavors from the sweet, tangy chicken and the creamy, peppery, cilantro lime slaw was just perfect!

If you have 30 minutes, you can totally make this for dinner!

 

Skinless, boneless chicken thighs dressed up in a honey balsamic glaze and served with a simple arugula cilantro lime slaw. An easy 30-minute dinner!

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I hope you make it and LOVE it!

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Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Arugula Cilantro Lime Slaw. Skinless, boneless chicken thighs dressed up in a honey balsamic glaze and served with a simple arugula cilantro lime slaw. An easy 30-minute dinner!
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Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Arugula Cilantro Lime Slaw
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Skinless, boneless chicken thighs dressed up in a honey balsamic glaze and served with a simple arugula cilantro lime slaw. An easy 30-minute dinner!

Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs
  • 1/3 cup balsamic glaze*
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Arugula Cilantro Lime Slaw
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups red cabbage thinly sliced or spiralized
  • 2 cup fresh arugula
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, toss chicken thighs with balsamic glaze*, honey, minced garlic, salt and pepper.

  2. Add chicken to a hot skillet and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, undisturbed. Flip the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes, undisturbed. Flip the chicken one last time and cook for another 5 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked.

  3. While the chicken is cooking, whisk Greek yogurt, lime, cilantro, salt and pepper in a bowl. Toss in cabbage, arugula and green onions. Serve with chicken thighs. Enjoy!

*If you only have balsamic vinegar, you can heat up 3/4 balsamic vinegar with 4 tablespoons brown sugar on the stove until reduced to a simple balsamic glaze.

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Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Arugula Cilantro Lime Slaw. Skinless, boneless chicken thighs dressed up in a honey balsamic glaze and served with a simple arugula cilantro lime slaw. An easy 30-minute dinner!

Baked Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs

Baked Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs

Baked Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs. Super easy-to-make baked chicken meatballs tossed in a homemade sweet teriyaki sauce. A deliciously simple dinner!

As if life couldn’t get more delicious around here. Here I go, making these Baked Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs.

GEEZ JAMIE WHY.

Because I love you.

I know once you try these meatballs, you will probably make them every week. Mark my words.

They look complicated to make but I guarantee they are not hard to make at all. I’ve seen my mom make gigantic Cuban-Style Meatballs. These are WAY easier to make! You pretty much just add all the ingredients to a bowl, mix well and form into balls. Once you bake them in the oven, you toss them in either store-bought teriyaki sauce or the super easy homemade teriyaki recipe below.

Trust me, they are SO good. They’re great for game day or even date night in! You can serve them with rice or by themselves.

What are you waiting for?!

GO MAKE THEM!

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I hope you make them and LOVE them!

Baked Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs. Super easy-to-make baked chicken meatballs tossed in a homemade sweet teriyaki sauce. A deliciously simple dinner!
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Baked Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Baked Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs. Super easy-to-make baked chicken meatballs tossed in a homemade sweet teriyaki sauce. A deliciously simple dinner!

Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
Chicken Meatballs
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 green onions plus more for garnish thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil for garnish optional
Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine ground chicken, bread crumbs, egg, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly. Shape the mixture into small 1” balls and place them on the baking sheet. You should have approximately 20-24 meatballs. Bake 20 minutes or until no longer pink.

  3. In the meantime, add soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic powder, honey and 1 cup water to a saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Stir in cornstarch for about 2 minutes until thickened.
  4. Remove meatballs from oven then toss them in teriyaki sauce. Garnish with green onions or basil, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Adapted from Damn Delicious.


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3-Ingredient Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

3-Ingredient Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

You’re just 3 ingredients away from these Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings!

Oh yeah, I said 3. GET EXCITED.

At a bar once, I ordered lemon pepper chicken wings. My first time trying these – I was pumped. I was imagining what they would taste like…all citrusy yet a bit spicy. YASSS. I am ALL about this!

Except I was DYING.

They were awful. They were WAY too peppery and WAY too citrusy. Perhaps they were dry rubbed instead of seasoned before cooking? Who knows. All I know is that they were terrible. I couldn’t even finish my plate.

I was determined to make them at home after this horrific casualty.

And I did…and they were DELICIOUS!

You’re just 3 ingredients away from these Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings! Perfect for dinner, game day, or to satisfy that wing craving.

These Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are the perfect addition to any game day, get together, pool party, heck even dinner. I made them for dinner the other day!

How could they just be 3 ingredients?! I’m glad you asked. It’s because I used this store-bought lemon pepper seasoning mix. No MSG and truly the perfect blend of lemon, pepper, garlic, onion, and salt. Flavorful AND easy? That’s the way I like to run things around these parts. ;)

With only 3 ingredients, you should just make them everyday! Ok, I know, I took that too far.

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You’re just 3 ingredients away from these Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings! Perfect for dinner, game day, or to satisfy that wing craving.

Here’s the recipe!

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You’re just 3 ingredients away from these Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings! Perfect for dinner, game day, or to satisfy that wing craving.
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3-ingredient Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 5 mins
 

You’re just 3 ingredients away from these Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings!

Servings: 18
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken wings tips removed; drumettes and flats separated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons store-bought lemon pepper seasoning
  • lemon/lime for squeezing optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, toss chicken wings with olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning. Lay the chicken wings on a lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake the chicken wings for 40-50 minutes or chicken wings are cooked through.

  3. Remove from oven. Serve hot with your favorite wing sauce or cilantro garlic sauce.*

I hope you make them and LOVE them!


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Crispy Baked Mojo Marinated Chicken Wings

Crispy Baked Mojo Marinated Chicken Wings

Chicken wings marinated in mojo (garlic citrus marinade) and spices then baked to crispy perfection! Your game day with have a little Cuban kick!

You guys…these crispy baked mojo chicken wings are marinated overnight in a simple, homemade garlic-citrus marinade are OUT OF THIS WORLD.

Granted, anything garlic, citrus, Cuban-style is going to be at the top of my flavor list but trust me when I tell you…this was AMAZING.

If you’re thinking that the only way to get crispy wings is to grill or fry them, I’m here to tell you – you can BAKE them too!

I did the same thing with my Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings and Guava BBQ Chicken Wings.

I promise these will blow your mind!

To make this simple homemade mojo marinade, all you need is garlic, onion, orange juice, lime juice, oregano, peppercorns, and salt. Pulse the minced garlic and onion in a food processor until finely chopped. Add two parts orange juice to one part lime. Add oregano, black peppercorns, and salt. Blend until smooth. That’s it! Here are some tips, just in case.

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Chicken wings marinated in mojo (garlic citrus marinade) and spices then baked to crispy perfection! Your game day with have a little Cuban kick!

You have to marinate the chicken wings overnight in the fridge if you want the amazing flavor.

The longer you marinate the chicken, the better!

That’s the easy part. Just place them in the bowl with the marinade, and into the fridge they go. Bring them to room temperature the next day, add spices, bake and DONE. Pair these crispy mojo chicken wings with my favorite Cilantro Garlic Sauce and they’ll be even MORE delicious!

You can’t just take my word for it, guys. You gotta make them for yourself and your friends/family.

I hope you make them and LOVE them!

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Chicken wings marinated in mojo (garlic citrus marinade) and spices then baked to crispy perfection! Your game day with have a little Cuban kick!
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Crispy Baked Mojo Marinated Chicken Wings

Chicken wings marinated in mojo (garlic citrus marinade) and spices then baked to crispy perfection! Your game day with have a little Cuban kick!

Servings: 8 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds chicken wings (tips removed; drumettes and flats separated)
  • 1 cup mojo marinade see homemade recipe in notes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add chicken wings and mojo marinade and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour (or overnight, the longer the better).
  2. Remove chicken from fridge and bring to room temperature.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  4. Lay the chicken wings on a lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Season the chicken wings with garlic, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper.
  5. Bake the chicken wings for 40-45 minutes or chicken wings are cooked through.
  6. Remove from oven. Serve hot with your favorite wing sauce or cilantro garlic sauce.

HOMEMADE MOJO MARINADE: You need garlic, onion, orange juice, lime juice, oregano, peppercorns, and salt. Pulse minced garlic and onion in a food processor until finely chopped. Add two parts orange juice to one part lime. Add oregano, black peppercorns, and salt. Blend until smooth. Some tips, just in case.

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Crispy Chicken Tacos {Vaca Frita Style}

Crispy Chicken Tacos {Vaca Frita Style}

Using leftovers or shredded rotisserie chicken, make these Crispy Chicken Tacos, vaca frita style, topped with sautéed onions and black beans!

You ever have one of those days where you’re hungry and the last thing you want to do is get fancy with dinner?

Me too! ALL. THE. TIME. Especially after being on the road, stuck in traffic, for what feels like an eternity.

UGH.

Enter these quick, easy and crispy chicken tacos!

This is one of my favorite cooking hacks. On those days when you either don’t feel like cooking, come back from a vacation or have leftover chicken and have no idea what to do with it, you shred it and crisp it up with some onions, add black beans and tortillas and… voilà, dinner’s ready!

For me, crisping up chicken in a skillet is called vaca frita style. So easy to make!

What does vaca frita style mean?

Vaca frita literally translates to “fried cow”. Vaca frita is a Cuban dish made with shredded beef, like flank steak, marinated overnight in lime juice, sour orange and spices and then pan fried with onions until crispy. For reference, see my vaca frita sliders.

Making chicken vaca frita style is basically the same concept except you’re using chicken instead of beef. In this context/recipe, vaca frita is used as more of the cooking style for the chicken than an actual crispy beef dish.

And let me tell you, it is just as delicious! Crispy chicken with sautéed onions and black beans is a classic Cuban dish too called Chicken Vaca Frita. Confused yet? Hope not! I’d be more than happy to explain. Just drop me a note. :)

Of course, to keep things fun around here, I couldn’t JUST make chicken vaca frita. I turned them into tacos! Make sure you charr the tortillas a bit in a skillet before serving. Seriously, it’s a game changer.

These crispy chicken tacos with sautéed onions, black beans and a twist of lime makes this dish the perfect quick meal for any day of the week!

Using leftovers or shredded rotisserie chicken, make these Crispy Chicken Tacos, vaca frita style, topped with sautéed onions and black beans!

Check out the recipe!

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Using leftovers or shredded rotisserie chicken, make these Crispy Chicken Tacos, vaca frita style, topped with sautéed onions and black beans!
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Crispy Chicken Tacos {Vaca Frita Style}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Using leftovers or shredded rotisserie chicken, make these Crispy Chicken Tacos, vaca frita style, topped with sautéed onions and black beans!

Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jamie Silva
Ingredients
  • 2 cups chicken breast (leftovers or store-bought rotisserie, shredded)
  • 1/2 medium onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 can black beans (about 7 oz)
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Lime wedges
  • Optional Toppings: avocado, cheese, diced tomato, sour cream, shredded red cabbage, cilantro
Instructions
  1. In a large pan, add olive oil and sauté onions until translucent. Add shredded chicken to the pan and fry for about 10 minutes, until brown and crispy. Remove from pan.

  2. In the same pan, heat up each tortilla for about 1-2 minutes per side or until lightly charred.

  3. Assemble the tacos by adding the shredded chicken with onions first, then top with black beans (and additional toppings, if desired). Serve with lime wedges.


I hope you make these and you LOVE them!

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