Pretzel Crusted Chicken

So our local grocery store carries these mini kid shopping carts. Oh.Boy.

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When I first noticed them I excitingly told my three year old, "Oh my gosh Boo!! Looooooookkk!" Her eyes popped open as she did this funky jump and ran over to the carts, excited to start shoppin' like her mama.

Little did I know...

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A three year old can't push a shopping cart.

My heels have bruses.

Cereal boxes fall over easily when ran into.

Don't walk by isle with marshmallows. Ever.

Apparently we need multiple bags of pretzels. Multiple.

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Want to know what's worse?

The fact that I loaded those groceries so fast on the conveyer belt that I didn't notice said multiple bags of marshmallows OR pretzels.

Hence, Pretzel Crusted Chicken.

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Pretzel Crusted Chicken

Pretzels are a common favorite kid food! Have your kids help crush the pretzels, and have them watch you dip the chickens in their favorite snack. Not only is this baked, but serve with your kiddos favorite dip and your basically the best mom. Ever.

Ingredients

  • 6 thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 c. flour

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

  • 1 egg

  • 4 TB. dijon

  • 4 TB. honey

  • 1/4 c. cold water

  • 1 c. salted pretzels

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread

  • Olive oil/melted coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Get three shallow bowls out. In the first bowl mix the flour, salt, garlic, and pepper.

  2. In the second bowl whisk together the egg, dijon, honey, and water.

  3. In a food processor, blend pretzels and whole wheat bread until fine crumbs. Place crumbs in the third bowl.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large baking dish. (13x 9)

  5. Dip chicken, both sides, in the flour. Dust off excess, and dip chicken in the egg, both sides.

  6. Next coat chicken in the bread/pretzel crumbs, both sides.

  7. Place chicken in the baking dish.

  8. Continue coating the rest of the chicken.

  9. Drizzle melted coconut oil or olive oil on top of the chicken through out until somewhat coated.

  10. Bake chicken for 30 minutes, or until chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

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Stove Top Potato & Kale Dish

Ok...I know potatoes aren't necessarily the type of food that makes you excited and eager to make ASAP...But i'm on a mission in my household, and in a few weeks I'll disclose all the details of what I've been working on. But to get you somewhat excited, you should know that it's all about healthy grocery shopping each week on a LOW budget. It's about stretching food, using the ingredients you have on hand, and not over spending each week at the grocery store!

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Normally during the week I visit the grocery store 2-3 times. Eeeeeee!! Partly because my girls eat a flat of berries a day, and partly because I'm a food blogger. Sadly, I buy A LOT of food to go along with my long lists of ideas that I have planned for this 3rd child of mine (the blog), but I usually don't get to most of them.

HENCE I buy more than I need which equals...I spend more.

It's really a simple fix, but I've never been a simple person. Ever. Ask my husband. And my parents. I'm fantastic.

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Near the end of the week I start to notice that the few things I have left in my kitchen are no where near what I want to eat, so at that point I head to the grocery store and buy what we would rather have...

But I'm changing.

So what happens when I open my fridge and see some rotting potatoes, a handful of kale, and a lemon?  As my good friend Tim Gunn once said..."Make it work."

So I saved the lemon for the baby, and made a potato dish that was flavorful, comforting, and surprisingly didn't taste anything like 'the end of the week.'

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*I love this dish because it contains a great variety of vegetables, which is always a plus! Feel free to jazz these up as a breakfast side dish, or top them like you would a baked potato!*

Stove Top Potato & Kale Dish

Ingredients

  • 3 TB. coconut oil

  • 2 TB. chopped garlic

  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced

  • 2 large carrots, shredded

  • 1 green bell pepper diced

  • 4-5 golden potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 bunch curly kale, stems removed, leaves chopped

  • opt: a little veggie broth to add while the potatoes are cooking, about 1/4 cup

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • preferred seasonings (We like a sprinkle of paprika, garlic, hot sauce, and cumin)

Instructions

  1. Heat your coconut oil in a pan on low/medium heat.

  2. Cook your onions and garlic until onions become translucent, about 3-5 minutes.

  3. Next add in your carrots and bell pepper. Toss and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add in your potatoes, toss, and cover the pan with foil. Add a little broth if you want the potatoes softer more than crispy. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Once the potatoes are cooked to your liking, add your seasonings to taste.

  6. Fold in the kale, cook for a minutes to warm kale.

  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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These would be perfect with tons of toppings as if you were loading a baked potato, such as:

Eggs, cheese, greek yogurt, salsa, beans, hot sauce, etc...

But out of the above toppings, only one thing was in my fridge...Salsa. :)

Sunday Dinner-Tandoori Chicken with Cilantro, Curry, and Honey Yogurt Sauce

I had a really clever story to go along with this post... It was all about how much I love Indian Food and could live off warm naan bread for every meal. Clever huh?

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Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

But my fingers are having trouble typing what my brain is thinking. Right now there's a princess movie playing in the background that we've now seen 37 times in the past 4 days..yes that's possible.

My baby, Sweet Pea, has had  a fever and no sleep the past 3 nights.

Oh, and now the girls are fighting over  a sippy cup of water. End.Of.The.World.

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

We've also had crazy monsoons and rainstorms followed by 105 degree sunshine. Pretty sure that's annoying.

But despite a few bumps in the road, I'm happy to say that Sunday is usually my favorite day of the week. We are all together at home, and I love that. Yesterday was even more comforting with the rain and a supper cuddly baby. I can't complain.

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

So here's to bumpy weeks and relaxing Sunday's...

Cilantro, Curry, & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

Cilantro, Curry, & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

All you need is some good comfort food and your family sitting around the table to make it your favorite day of the week!

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

recipe

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Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

These are the spices I used for the recipes, but they are completely adaptable if you don't have these at home.

Tandoori Masala seasoning can easily be made at home by using THIS RECIPE.

Madras Curry Powder to me is similar to yellow curry powder, so if you have that use it. But taste test as you add a little in here and there.

But I will say that I LOVE these spices and I use them regularly! So if you want you can purchase them here:

Madras Curry Powder:

Tandoori Masala Seasoning:

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

I served this with coconut rice, steamed broccoli, and naan bread!

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

Tandoori Chicken w/ Cilantro, Cumin & Honey Yogurt Sauce from The Diva Dish

Unless of coarse your two year old throws a tantrum because you gave her the green spoon instead of the pink spoon, and decides to punish you by throwing her food all over the floor.

Then it really is the best day of the week. Hands Down.