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Garlic Chicken with Potatoes

Hi and Happy Friday!!!

Todays meal is a full course under 30 minute meal.  This is healthy, filling, easy and oh so good!!  With the holiday season here, it’s hard to find time between all that shopping and baking to get a good meal in.  Who has time?  I know I don’t!  So with this meal, you can easily throw it together with just a few ingredients.

This meal has all the essentials, carbs, protein and fat!  The good fat I might add!

First lets start with the chicken and potatoes.  Just throw it all together with some olive oil and garlic and a touch of paprika, throw in the oven and 30 minutes it’s done.

The last 5 minutes before the chicken comes out of the oven, time to prepare the broccoli and cheese side.  All you need is two ingredients.  Broccoli and Trader Joe’s Con Queso cheese dip.

Microwave the Broccoli for 4 minutes with 1 tbsp. of water, then add 1/2 cup of cheese, microwave for 30 seconds and your done!  How cool is that? This is my favorite new side dish!  You gotta get the cheese!!!  I use it on tacos, taco salad, dipping chips into and now this!  When it’s done you get this!!

Once the chicken and potatoes are done it looks like this…, oh by the way, my Husband encase you don’t know hates sweet potatoes (crazy I know), so I did one potato for me and one regular Yukon potato for him.  I LOVE sweet potatoes.  Whenever I have a potato dish wither it’s french fries, roasted veggies, I always split the potatoes, so we both get what we like.

Garlic Chicken with Potatoes

1 lb chicken breasts

1 lb potatoes , quartered

4 large garlic cloves , minced

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon olive oil


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Coat a large baking dish with vegetable or butter spray.

Toss all ingredients together in a bowl and coat well.

Place in baking dish and bake 30 minutes.

Serves 4

Calories for 4 servings of this dish:  243,  Fat:  3.3,  Cholesterol:   65,  Sodium:  104,  Potassium:  546  Carbs:  26,  Fiber 3.4,  Sugar:  2.5,  Protein: 28

Broccoli and Cheese


5 Cups of Broccoli florets, preferably organic

1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Queso Cheese Dip


In a microwave safe bowl add broccoli and 1 tablespoon of water. Cover and microwave for 4 minutes.

Add cheese, stir till covered, microwave for 30 seconds.

4 servings (I could eat the whole bowl for under 160 calories)

Calories per serving:  40,  Fat:  0,  Sodium:  195,  Carbs: 7,  Fiber:  2,  Sugar:  1,  Protein:  3

Nice stats huh?

Well thats it for me and my under 30 minute meal!  Hope you try it out!!


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