Skip to main content

Barbecue Chicken Flatbreads

Well, its been some time since I have written. I guess you can say life got in the way. Between vacationing this summer in San Francisco, to our big move and finishing up a couple of renovations around the house, time slipped away! Oh, and the cutest new addition to my family, my sweet nephew Christian James came early this August. I guess I have neglected you, my lovely little blog, but I'm finally back. Just because I haven't written much doesn't mean I have stopped cooking. No way, not a chance! John and I still cook Monday through Friday and save the weekends to try new local restaurants and splurge a bit.

Since we've spent most of the summer working on the house and exploring our new little town, we definitely have found our go-to local spots. We have a couple of great restaurants less than a mile away and have been venturing into neighboring towns too, indulging in some yummy eats. Still, the week nights are for healthy eating and I have been cooking up some really yummy and waist friendly meals.

We had some chicken breast thawing and I wanted to try something new other than the typical chicken dishes we tend to always make. I figured its the season to break out the slow cooker so I decided to make slow cooked, pulled BBQ chicken. I've been searching for a tasty BBQ sauce without all the extra sugar and came across this brand at our local grocery store: G Hughes Smokehouse. I picked up the hickory flavor because I really wanted a nice smokey-sweetness to my chicken. The bottle also comes in honey and maple brown, yum! I decided to make barbecue chicken flat breads with our pulled chicken and saved the rest to top salads and make pulled chicken sliders later in the week.

I slow cooked my chicken breast (about 4-5lbs) for 4 hours on high and tossed in about half the bottle of BBQ sauce. Once the chicken was done, I took two forks and pulled it apart, shredding all of the meat until it was broken up. I set my chicken aside and added about two more tablespoons of hickory goodness.

Instead of using pizza dough, I decided to try these light spinach Flatout wraps that I use for lunch time. I preheated the oven on bake at 350 degrees and then topped my Flatouts with all of my toppings. Take a 1/2 cup of shredded chicken and spread out onto your carb of choice. Then top with your pick of cheese. I went with 1/4 cup of part skim mozzarella and 1/8 cup of part skim extra sharp cheddar. I halved a few rings of red onion and finely chopped cilantro leaves for the final topping. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until your cheese is melted and bubbly.

The final product was delicious! I cut the flat bread into fours for easier eating. I really love these Flatouts and for only 90 calories each they are totally worth it. Since the weather is oddly warm today on Long Island for the second of November, we decided to marinade some skirt steak and grill this evening. I'm going to use our left over cilantro from the flat breads and make a fresh chimichurri sauce to top our steak. Recipe to come later this week! Well, its nice to be back W+A readers. More recipes and easy week night meals will be posted soon, and starting this month I will be contributing to a local liftestyle magazine's Food + Drink column. Stay tuned for more! xx


Popular posts from this blog

Air Fryer Wings + Bacon Brussel Sprouts

We love using the air fryer for "frying" up some of our favorite dishes. From chicken parmesan to veggie fries and most recently bagels and empanadas, the options are endless. So we decided to try out wings this time around. It was the perfect meal for some Sunday football enjoyment. We also roasted up some crispy brussel sprouts with bacon and a cranberry balsamic drizzle for a complete meal. Here's everything you'll need for this dish: 

Ingredients (for wings) 1 lb of chicken wings or drumsticks  1 c of nonfat greek yogurt  3 tbsp of paprika  1 tbsp of oregano  1 tsp salt  1 tsp pepper  Juice of 1/2 a lemon  1 c of Kentucky Kernel seasoned flour  1 c of hot wing sauce (Frank's or your favorite hot sauce)
Directions Mix together yogurt and lemon juice with all seasonings and spoon into a ziplock bag. Add chicken and let marinate for at least 4 hours. In a flat plate evenly spread out your seasoned flour and dredge your wings in both sides. Make sure to preheat your air frye…

Almond Poppy Seed + Lemon Loaf

Happy Spring? Yes,  the question mark is needed since we had snow on Long Island today and its April second! I'd say about six inches total, but we were happy to see the sun appear and melt some of it away. We started on some yard work this week and were getting the itch to start doing some planting, but luckily we held out for now. Snow days are always the best days to test out a new recipe and typically we like to try our hands at baking on these chilly days. We just received some of Kodiak Cake's new Almond Poppy Seed Power Cakes Flapjack + Waffle mix. We decided to use this delicious mix for some baking and the results turned out absolutely delicious. Here's everything you will need: 

Ingredients 3 cups of Kodiak Mix  1/2 cup of nonfat Greek yogurt 1 tsp vanilla extract  1 tsp of baking powder  3 eggs, beaten  4 tbsp of unsalted butter, softened  1/3 cup of brown sugar  3/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk  3 tbsp of lemon zest  1/8 cup of lemon juice 
Ingredients (glaze) 1/2…

Slow Cooker Honey Parmesan Pork Roast

We made it to hump day! As I currently sip my coffee this morning, I have a batch of banana coconut chocolate chip energy bites (recipe to come) for a little after dinner or post gym snack baking in the oven. We had a pork loin in the fridge big enough to feed a small country so we decided to cut it and make three separate meals for the week. I typically roast my pork in the oven Cuban style and add some roasted potatoes, but I figured I could set it and forget it with this easy and DELICIOUS recipe below. I'm not embarrassed to admit that John and I pretty much polished off almost the entire pork loin. Here is everything you'll need to make slow cooker honey Parmesan pork roast: 

Ingredients 3 to 4 lbs of pork loin roast 2 tbsp dried oregano 2 tbsp dried basil 1/2 tsp black pepper 3/4 tsp salt 2 tbsp garlic, minced 1/2 c honey 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 c soy sauce 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions Place pork loin in slow cooker. In a medium bowl, combine the dried oregano, dried basil…