BBQ Chicken Pizza

overhead view of bbq chicken pizza sliced into pieces

Dinner | February 14, 2020 | By

Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza ~ crispy flatbread crust topped with tangy BBQ sauce, bites of chicken, red onion, mozzarella, smoked gouda and cilantro. Bold, delicious smoky flavor in a simple, quick weeknight recipe. 

Nobody puts this BBQ Chicken Pizza in the corner. For fans of the movie Dirty Dancing, you know what I’m talking about. For the rest . . . you may think I’ve lost it.

Stay with me. This simple, any night pizza is loaded with layers of flavor starting with my favorite BBQ sauce, mozzarella and smoked Gouda cheese, red onion and cilantro and baked to gooey cheese, crisp crust perfection. 


Chicken Piccata Recipe

overhead view of chicken piccata in skillet garnished with parsley

Dinner | February 6, 2020 | By

Chicken Piccata ~ boneless chicken in lemon-caper, white wine sauce with artichokes. This easy, elegant meal goes stove to table in under 30 minutes.

I get asked a lot what my favorite recipe is on the blog. Up until now I’ve haven’t divulged it. Is it appropriate to name your favorite child, er recipe? Well, here goes:  Chicken Piccata ~ whipped up in under 30 minutes, elegant enough to entertain with but the best reason is the lemony, white wine sauce the chicken simmers in. 

I’m a huge fan of artichokes and capers and if I was a good wife, I wouldn’t add them because my husband doesn’t really like them. But because I’m doing the heavy lifting, I add them anyway. Translation: I don’t have to share.


Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken

grilled chicken breasts with honey sriracha glaze and a side of grilled asparagus

Dinner | June 29, 2019 | By

Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken ~ starts with a bold, sweet-spicy marinade and basting sauce and includes tips for how to grill juicy chicken.

This easy Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken recipe is making a comeback – for a simple reason: it’s that good. It’s from way back in the day – so far back I had forgotten about it until a reader made it and posted photos on her Instagram page. Thank you!

A little sweet, a little spicy and some fresh citrus flavor equal seriously deep, bold flavor + tips for how to grill juicy boneless chicken. Bonus: a quick and easy (optional) mango salsa recipe to top the chicken with or just serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer. A bright, festive


Easy Chicken Fajitas

sliced chicken and sauteed peppers and onions in skillet

Dinner | May 1, 2019 | By

Easy 30 Minute Chicken Fajitas ~ tequila-lime marinated chicken seared and served up with caramelized vegetables. Grill or sauté the whole meal in one skillet indoors.

Today started as many do in our house with my husband asking shortly after breakfast, “what’s for dinner?”. When I said Margarita Chicken Fajitas he asked, “well, is it chicken or a margarita?” Everyone loves a comedian.

This tequila-lime marinated has deep, rich delicious flavor but because it comes together in 30 minutes, it’s an ideal weeknight meal. 


Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili ~ creamy, loaded with chicken, beans, corn and green chilies. Topped with avocado, lime wedge and tortilla strips.

Dinner, Soup | February 7, 2019 | By

White Chicken Chili ~ creamy, loaded with tender chicken, white beans, corn and green chilies. Topped off with sliced avocado, extra cheese, tortilla strips and sour cream.

As recipes go, this one doesn’t get any easier. Just load the ingredients into your slow cooker then while you’re doing whatever it is you do that brings home the bacon . . .WAH BAM! Thick, creamy, delicious chili loaded with tender chicken, white beans, corn and green chilies. 

Of course, what starts as simple doesn’t have to stay that way. Feel free to dress it up with as many garnishes as you like, including a big dollop of fresh guacamole. 

Make a batch on Tuesday. Eat leftovers on Wednesday (it’s even better reheated). If you’re lucky, there’ll be enough to freeze an individual container for lunch one day when there’s “nothing in the fridge”.  


Easy Chicken Pad Thai

Easy Chicken Pad Thai: delicious spicy authentic flavor made in 1 pot with simple ingredients. Little chopping, great weeknight or entertaining meal.

Dinner | May 15, 2017 | By

Easy Chicken Pad Thai: delicious spicy authentic flavors all made in one pot with simple everyday ingredients.

It feels like it’s been raining for 40 days and 40 nights straight. The kind of weather that demands a warm, cozy blanket and comfort food like meatloaf and mushroom gravy or this Easy Chicken Pad Thai ~ rice noodles and tender chicken pieces bathed in a spicy Asian sauce with fresh lime and cilantro along with bean sprouts and garnished with chopped peanuts.

Tonight I’m opting for Pad Thai because I have a knack for turning a simple meal like meatloaf into a sink full of pots and pans; something I’m just not in the mood for.  Easy Chicken Pad Thai is cooked completely in just one pot. I already have my sweatpants on; chances are good it’ll be a Netflix night.


Chicken Enchilada Casserole

One Pan Chicken Enchilada Casserole. Flavored chicken, beans and tortillas layered and topped with cheese. Weeknight or + margaritas for easy entertaining!

Dinner | November 9, 2016 | By

One Pan Chicken Enchilada Casserole ~ layers of boldly flavored chicken, black beans and tortillas layered then topped with cheese and baked until warm and bubbly.

Most days I love cooking. It relaxes me in a way that very few other things do, but even food bloggers have nights we come home, put on comfy pants and just want to dinner to magically appear on the table.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole is simple, quick, really delicious and everything cooks in one pan. Layers of tortillas, seasoned chicken, black beans, enchilada sauce and cheese. Lots of cheese. It’s about as close as I can come to magic. Make it for dinner tonight for your family or add a pitcher of margaritas and a side of guacamole for easy entertaining with friends.


Easy Chicken Dijon

easy chicken dijon

Dinner | October 19, 2016 | By

When my kids were growing up they loved Chicken Divan ~ boneless chicken, Green Giant frozen cheesy broccoli, a can of Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, more cheese, all baked into creamy deliciousness and served over a bed of rice. Even my husband loved that dish. How often does it happen everyone is on the same page plate? I could almost hold my breath in the time it took the make it ~ ideal for nights there were after school activities. Even though I no longer shuttle to and from soccer, cheerleading and drama practice, somehow our lives are still busy! Easy Chicken Dijon is a grown up, fresh version with mushrooms, herbs and another layer of flavor with the addition of Dijon mustard and guess what? It’s ready in under 30 minutes and so delicious no one even misses the cheese.


Grilled Spicy Chicken Wings

Easy Grilled Spicy Chicken Wings with a sweet-spicy Jack Daniels sauce. Don't let summer pass without making this one!

Dinner | August 23, 2016 | By

Wing eaters fall into one of two categories: drummy or flapper. In our house, it works out perfectly because I fall squarely in Camp Drummy. My husband is a Flapper Guy, though if there’s an extra drummy or two, he won’t let them escape. I love sweet-spicy wings and the inspiration for these Grilled Spicy Chicken Wings came from extra bottles of Jack Daniels I found one day at home. We don’t drink JD, but my daughter created a recipe a while back for Jack Daniels Brownies that she sometimes makes at our house ~ moist, fudgy brownies with a salted caramel drizzle ~ and the bottles ended up being left behind. It’s literally impossible to stop at one of these brownies! I keep “encouraging” her to guest blog this recipe ~ maybe a little nudge from you would help. I have no shame…


Chicken Pesto Sandwich

Chicken Pesto Sandwich. Certainly the easiest and maybe the best sandwich...ever.

Dinner | August 16, 2016 | By

It’s always nice when a plan comes together. You have a recipe and all the ingredients and time to make it, but I’m also happy to take a win when I happen to have all the ingredients and a meal comes together as deliciously as this Chicken Pesto Sandwich. I’m talking about mmmmm over-the-top goodness. I can’t seem to break the habit of cooking in volume like I’m expecting the kids to walk in the door, along with their friends and maybe a neighbor or two and the result is. . .leftovers. Do you do this too? So when I was looking for something for lunch the other day, I discovered that between the leftovers in the refrigerator, a couple of things in the freezer and the tomatoes I just picked from the garden, I had the makings for one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever eaten. I don’t mean gosh I’m hungry that was good. I’m talking one of the best sandwiches. . .ever.