A healthier and tasty version of the popular fast food Mexican bowls. Prepare it for dinner and have leftovers for weekday lunches.
Prepare the chicken in the marinade ahead of time in a ziplock bag in the fridge. One hour before soak your skewers in cold water.
Chicken can be prepared ahead of time and reheated in the oven. Set the ingredients of the lemon sauce in a pot and cook just before dinner.
Though it is not traditionally an Indian side dish consider serving Chicken Tikka Masala with a side green vegetable making it a more nutritious option for your family.
Greek Chicken is an easy make ahead prep that involves marinating the chicken. There are many serving options for this chicken. Try it on top of a Caesar Salad. Serve it along side a Greek Salad, Tzatziki and Toasted Pita Breads. For company we usually throw in some Lemon Roasted Potatoes too.
To prepare Chicken Fajitas the chicken is seared in a skillet on the stove top then transferred to the oven to finish cooking. Because of the cooking process you either need 1 oven per 2 chefs or you need to take shifts in the oven. When I cook with a group of 4 we usually prep toppings for serving as well to eliminate downtime. Decide before hand with guests who is buying the tortilla shells and optional toppings. Possible toppings include: grated cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce and chopped fresh cilantro.
Chicken Pad Thai is best made just before dinner. The recipe also works well with shrimp just adjust to a lower heat and a shorter cooking time. I hope you enjoy this authentic fresh tasting version, it will not be the ketchup laden Pad Thai you may have tried in the past. For a gluten free version replace the soy sauce with tamari.
The sauciness of this dish makes it great served with rice and a crisp salad like the Apple, Celery Salad.
This recipe is a success story. Votes from all families are 7/10 or higher. For those with picky eaters start with the chicken plain, vegetables raw and rice on the side then introduce the sauce. One day soon they will gobble it all up!
Let your family get creative by providing a variety of toppings. We like fresh cilantro, shredded monterey jack cheese, diced jalapeños and diced tomatoes.