Chicken Bacon Ranch Baked Hummus Dip

I am so excited about this Chicken Bacon Ranch Baked Hummus Dip! Chicken, bacon, and ranch flavor is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations, and if you haven’t tried baked hummus, you need to try it immediately!! This hummus dip recipe is made in partnership with Van’s Foods Gluten Free Crackers!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Baked Hummus Dip

I am SO excited to partner with my friends at Van’s Foods to bring you today’s recipe, especially since May is Celiac Awareness Month! When entertaining and making a dip, I always have 4 things to serve it with:

  • These crackers (our favorite is Fire-Roasted Veggie)
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Grape Tomatoes or Red Pepper Slices

Vans Gluten Free Crackers

They are gluten-free (it fools everyone), so delicious, and made with ingredients you can feel good about serving.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Baked Hummus Dip

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Baked Hummus Dip

Chicken Bacon Ranch Baked Hummus Dip

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:20 Serves 6

Ingredients

Serve with

  • sliced cucumbers
  • carrot sticks
  • celery sticks
  • cherry tomatoes 
  • Van's Gluten-Free Crackers (We like: Fire-Roasted Veggie, Multigrain, The Perfect 10, Lots of Everything)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350ºF and place an 8" oval or similar-sized oven-safe dish on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add caramelized onion, green onion, shredded chicken, bacon, garlic, salt, pepper and spices. Cook for 1-2 minutes until crisp and fragrant. Let cool for 5 minutes. Add hummus to combine.
  3. Place hummus mixture into oven safe container and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. 
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until fully heated through and the cheese is melted.
  5. Serve with Van's gluten-free crackers and vegetable crudité.

Recipe Notes

  1. We left the caramelized onion as an option as it does add a significant amount of time to the recipe. To caramelize an onion: In a skillet heat 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter and add in diced onion. Let cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until they cook down and brown, about 30-40 minutes.
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This post is sponsored by Van’s Foods. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love their crackers and think you’ll love them too! Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

One Pan Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice

This new One Pan Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice is an easy and delicious one pan chicken dinner that comes together in a pinch, is packed with flavor, and has all of the protein, carbs, veggies and healthy fats you want for a well-rounded meal! Made in partnership with my friends at Stonewall Kitchen

One Pan Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice

One Pan Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice

I am so excited to partner with my friends from Stonewall Kitchen to bring you today’s recipe! I have an ever-running list of my favorite products from them (that you can enter to win at the bottom of this post) and up there on that list is their salsa verde! It’s so yummy and adds perfect flavor to this easy one pan dinner!

One Pan Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice

Some of my other favorite Stonewall Kitchen products (that you can win) include: 

  • Salsa Verde (of course)
  • Bloody Mary Mixes: hello Bloody Mary bar for brunch!
  • Maine Maple Syrup: mmm… think pancakes!
  • Artichoke Pesto: Summer pasta salad is calling my name with this.
  • Roasted Garlic Mustard: on just about everything.
  • Garlic Basil Marinara Sauce: you know I’m a big marinara sauce fan, and this one is a state!
  • And that’s just to name a few!

One Pan Chicken and Rice

This one pan chicken dinner is my new go-to. It’s easy to prepare and packed with flavors that are light enough for a Spring/Summer meal, and hearty enough for a Fall/Winter dish!  It’s the perfect anytime-of-year weeknight dinner that is great for leftovers, too!

One Pan Chicken and Rice with Salsa Verde

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One Pan Salsa Chicken and Rice

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:20 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 medium cauliflower, cut into florets (about 2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup long grain white rice, rinsed well and drained
  • 1 cup Stonewall Kitchen Salsa Verde
  • 1 1/2 cup good quality chicken broth
  • cilantro, for garnish

Directions

  1. Heat a medium heavy bottomed high-sided pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add 1 tablespoon oil and onion and garlic. Cook until soft and translucent, 3-5 minutes.
  2. Push onion and garlic to the side and add 1 tablespoons of oil. Once hot, add chicken and cook until beginning to brown 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add cumin, salt, pepper, rice and cauliflower. Stir to combine.
  4. Add chicken stock and salsa and scrap up any browned bits.
  5. Let mixture come up to a boil, then cover with a tight fitting lid, and lower the heat to medium-low.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!
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This post is sponsored by Stonewall Kitchen. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love their tart cherries and think you’ll love them too! Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

GIVEAWAY:

  • One winner will win an LCK Favorites Stonewall Kitchen Prize Pack! US only.
  • Simply comment below to enter!
  • Winners will be picked at random on 5/16/18 at 9PM PST.

Buffalo Chicken Tenders (Keto)

These crispy Buffalo Chicken Tenders are my new favorite healthy buffalo chicken tender recipe ever. Golden brown, perfect touch of spice, crispy, and totally gluten-free, low carb, and paleo-friendly!

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Tenders

I serve these with the Ranch Dressing from my cookbook and they are a total hit every single time! Crispy on the outside, tender juicy chicken in the inside. Just how I like ’em! Make them for game day, a weeknight dinner, or just for a fabulous appetizer or snack!

Low Carb Fried Buffalo Chicken Tenders

It’s no secret I love all things buffalo sauce. Looking back, I have SO many recipes with buffalo sauce! Are you ready…

OMG. Wait… Is this overkill? I’m going to go with no. Humor me here!

Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Tenders

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Watch the video to see how I make them:

Buffalo Chicken Tenders (Keto)

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:15 Yields 2

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cut chicken into strips if using a whole breast. Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk egg with 1 tablespoon hot sauce.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and cayenne until combined.
  4. Dip sliced chicken into the egg, then dredge in flour mixture. Repeat until all chicken is coated.
  5. In a large skillet, heat avocado oil for 2-3 minutes until hot.
  6. Place chicken in the skillet, in batches, and let fry for 3-4 minutes on each side depending on how thick your chicken is. Cook until chicken is crispy and golden-brown, but juicy in the center. Place on towel to drain excess oil.
  7. In a saucepan, heat butter until melted. Whisk in 1/2 cup hot sauce and bring to a simmer.
  8. Add in chicken and toss until coated.
  9. Remove to plate and serve immediately.
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Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

This Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini Noodles is a perfect easy weeknight meal that comes together quickly and is packed with flavor! It’s a fabulous chicken zucchini pasta recipe that is light, low carb, and so yummy. Made in partnership with Green Giant and their new Veggie Spirals!

Chicken Lemon Parmesan

Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

I am so excited to partner with Green Giant today and to work with their new Veggie Spirals for this dish! If you’re busy like the rest of us, these veggie spirals are a perfect swap-in for traditional pasta and are super convenient! You don’t need to grab your spiralizer and your veggies, it’s all ready to go for you!

Lemon Parmesan Chicken Recipe with Veggie Noodles

Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ are made with only the vegetable, are naturally gluten-free, and come without sauce or seasoning, so you can prepare them just the way you like! They come in beet, butternut squash, carrot, and zucchini and are great for throwing together a quick and healthy meal. I know my non-cooking hubby will be pulling these out of the freezer when he has to cook for himself!!

These lemon garlic noodles are:

  • Creamy
  • Bright
  • Flavorful
  • Veggie Packed
  • Low Carb
  • A perfect healthy weeknight meal!

Parmesan Lemon Chicken with Spiralized Zucchini Noodles

If you like this veggie-packed dinner, try these other spiralized pasta favorites:

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken

Watch the video:

Lemon and Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:15 Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 packages Green Giant Veggie Spirals
  • 1-1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoon high-quality butter 
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2/3 cup broth
  • 1/3 cup parmesan
  • Lemon slices, for garnish
  • Parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Cook zucchini noodles according to package instructions. Drain well.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and brown chicken pieces, about 3-4 minutes per side depending on the thickness. Cook in batches if necessary. Remove chicken from pan.
  3. To the skillet, add garlic, and cook until fragrant about 30 seconds.
  4. Add butter, oregano and lemon zest. Pour chicken broth to deglaze making sure to scrap up all the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  5. Turn heat to medium-high to bring sauce and chicken up to a boil. Immediately lower the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese. Place chicken back in pan and let gently simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until sauce has slightly reduced and thickened up. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  6. Serve warm over zucchini noodles garnish with parsley and lemon slices.

Recipe Notes

  • For Whole30, replace butter with ghee and omit Parmesan cheese.
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This post is sponsored by Green Giant. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

Pecan Popcorn Chicken

Pecan Popcorn Chicken (gluten-free, grain-free, low carb) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Pecan Popcorn Chicken makes for the perfect kid-friendly snack! Looking for flavorful, crispy, tender, and juicy popcorn chicken? This recipe is for you!  Made in partnership with the American Pecan Council!

Pecan Popcorn Chicken | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

When I think of popcorn chicken, I think of KFC. Though I would certainly not eat that now, I wanted this popcorn chicken recipe to be reminiscent of the crunchy, crispy exterior, with a tender, juicy center! This recipe is just that!

I am so excited to partner with my friends at the American Pecan Council to bring you this recipe!

Pecan Popcorn Chicken | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These chicken nuggets, or popcorn chicken bites, are nutrient-dense, so you’ll feel GOOD about serving these! Pecans are lower in carbs and higher in fiber compared to many other nuts, and they’re among the highest in monounsaturated fats, including the beneficial oleic acid that’s found in olive oil!

Pecan Popcorn Chicken | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Dairy-free, Grain-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly! Plus, that Cajun Garlic Dipping Sauce is truly AMAZING.

Pecan Popcorn Chicken | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Pecan Popcorn Chicken

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Serves 4

Ingredients

    Pecan Mixture

    Egg White Mixture

    • 2 egg whites
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

    Other Ingredients

    Cajun Garlic Dipping Sauce

    Directions

    1. Mix all ingredients for the pecan mixture in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
    2. Place arrowroot flour and egg white mixture in two separate mixing bowls and set aside.
    3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set next to the three mixing bowls.
    4. Place chicken in the egg mixture, dredge in arrowroot flour, place back into the egg mixture and then dredge in the pecan mixture. Make sure to coat the chicken generously in the pecan mixture.
    5. Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Splash a drop of water in it, if it sizzles, it is ready to go!
    6. Carefully, place the chicken in the hot skillet and fry for about 8-10 minutes, or until outside is golden and no pink remains. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
    6. While chicken is cooking, place the Cajun garlic dipping sauce ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until just combined. Taste and adjust lemon and spices as necessary. Pour into desired serving cups and set aside until ready to eat.
    7. Serve warm!

    Recipe Notes

    *Bake the chicken poppers instead of frying!
    Pre-heat oven to 400 °F. Bake for 12 minutes. Transfer chicken to the top rack of the oven and broil on high for 1-2 minutes on each side, until the outside is golden.

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    There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my disclosure policy for more info!

    This post is sponsored by the American Pecan Council. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

    One Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower

    Looking for the most flavorful dinner made with no fuss and no mess? This One-Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower recipe is hearty, flavorful, and packed with veggies and delicious Indian spices. It’s my new go-to weeknight meal!

    One-Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower

    I am so excited to partner with my friends at Tuttorosso Tomatoes for today’s recipe. You’ve heard me say it before, and I’ll say it again; I absolutely LOVE their canned tomato products. If you remember, I visited their factories and farms last year, and have grown to know and trust the family, brand, and the products they put out for us consumers. I can honestly say they are the best canned tomatoes I’ve tried, and I’ve done actual taste tests!

    There 14.5 ounce cans of diced tomatoes are a pantry staple!

    One-Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower

    This recipe is the perfect weeknight or weekend meal. It serves a group (or save it for leftovers), is packed with delicious flavors, and has tons of veggies!

    The best part? It is made in ONE PAN. No mess, no crazy clean up.

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