Tired of Chicken

Here’s a shout out to my readers! Most of my go-to recipes involve chicken as the primary protein. While I try to vary the ways I prepare it I must admit that I’m getting a little chickened out.

I’ve checked out a bunch of my favorite cooking sites in the hopes of finding something new, but none of them have inspired me. My husband won’t eat pork so that’s definitely out. I wouldn’t mind a classic recipe that’s all together meat-less but my husband is a bit picky when it comes to veggies, so it might be hard to find something tasty that we would actually eat.

If any of my glorious readers have ideas on what I should prepare, PLEASE leave me a comment. If I don’t come up with a solution soon I’ll be forced to order pizza!

9 thoughts on “Tired of Chicken”

  1. I don’t know if he would be willing to try tofu but I make something called Terry’s takeout Tofu a lot:

    Stir fry mushrooms and greens (spinach, chard, etc) in oil and garlic. Set aside.

    Heat up 1tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp water
    Put 1/2 inch slices of tofu in pan.
    Place sliced cheese on top
    Cook until cheese is melted
    Put on bread and top with greens

    I sometimes leave off the greens for the baby’s dish (hard to chew) but leave the mushrooms.

    Tofu + cheese is the only way my sister will eat it.

  2. We eat lots of fish. the ruffy at trader joe’s has a good flavor that ALMOST tastes like chicken! as in, it doesnt have that fishy smell or taste.

    i also buy salmon burgers from costco in the freezer section that are SO yummy.

    oh and i substitute ground turkey for beef like 99% of the time. you can’t even tell the different. i make ground turkey meat spaghettie, lasagna…i make stuffed bell peppers with ground turkey, chopped carrots, spinach, mushrooms and some soyaki sauce! delish and carb free!

  3. I like the lentil & rice casserole recipe from the Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyzyn. We use it to make easy burritos – just add sour cream & salsa and wrap it up into a tortilla. Delish! Here’s the recipe:
    3 cups of broth – chicken or vegetable
    1/2 cup of brown rice, uncooked
    3/4 cup of lentils, uncooked
    3/4 cup chopped onion
    1/2 teaspoon basil
    1/4 teaspoon thyme
    1/4 teaspoon oregano
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    Mix all ingredients in a casserole dish. Bake covered @ 300 degrees F for an hour and a half. If you want, add shredded cheese the last 20 minutes of baking.

  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the recommendations. I plan to try all of these out over the next few weeks. I’m going to make the pepper recipe tomorrow!

  5. meatballs made with ground lean beef or ground turkey – I also add some breadcrumbs for DD’s meatballs and almond flour for mine. Also thinky shredded zucchini. that’s the only way she’ll eat zucchini so I add that, and i find that it makes ematballs moist.

    fish patties / croquettes – made from tinned wild salmon is yumm! I also bake salmon fillets…

    I will give that pepper stuffed with minced emat a try!


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