One Skillet Skinless Chicken Thighs With Red Wine Vinegar

One Skillet Skinless Chicken Thighs With Red Wine Vinegar

This tasty skinless chicken thighs recipe is made in just ONE skillet! This one skillet chicken thighs recipe is an inexpensive meal that tastes super expensive. These chicken thighs are absolutely mouthwatering in this red wine sauce. Super simple and uses ingredients you already have on hand for an easy, cheap, frugal flavorful meal that tastes like big bucks! #chickenthighsrecipe #oneskilletmeals #oneskilletchickenthighs #cheapmeals

 

There aren’t many words to describe this dish that really do it justice.

Oh, I was a bit skeptical at first. Some of the ingredients gave me pause.

I don’t cook with vinegar that often, but I always enjoy the taste of the finished product, so I’m not sure why I was nervous.

I didn’t even take as many pics as I typically do because I wasn’t sure it would be blog worthy.

Speaking of vinegar related dishes, I make a killer rissoto with balsamic vinegar that I’ll have to share some time (actually, it’s right here).

For now though, I present you with Skinless Chicken Thighs in Red Wine Vinegar!

Skinless Chicken Thighs in Red Wine Vinegar

adapted from Gina’s Skinny Taste

Ingredients:

  • 8 skinless chicken thighs with skin removed
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 1 tbspn honey
  • 1 tbpsn tomato paste
  • 1 tspn butter
  • 1 onion sliced thinly (she used shallots, I couldn’t find any)
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (or you can just use more chicken broth)
  • 2 tbspn Light Sour Cream
  • 2 tbspn Parsley (fresh)
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

    1. Pat your chicken dry and season it well with salt and pepper
    2. Meanwhile combine the red wine vinegar, 3/4 cup of the chicken broth, honey and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Bring down to a simmer and reduce down to about 3/4 cup. Remove from heat

    1. Melt the butter in a large skillet and brown the chicken on both sides. About 6-8 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan
    2. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook until tender and browned.

  1. Return the chicken to the pan and pour the red wine vinegar sauce over the chicken. Add salt and pepper, remaining broth and wine to the pan and cover. Let simmer 20 minutes
  2. Remove the chicken and add the sour cream in. Stir until thickened and add parsely. Serve over chicken.

I served this with veggies and mashed potatoes. The sauce made an amazing gravy for the mashed potatoes and this was even good as leftovers the next day. This is definitely a keeper recipe in our household and I love that it uses simple, basic ingredients.

You’ll definitely want to bookmark this recipe! Be sure to check out Gina’s original recipe as well. I changed things up a bit, you might find you like hers better!

Nutrition Info: Serving Size 2 thighs per person-240 cals/  7 g fat/ 11g  carbs/ .3 g fiber/ 28 g protein 6 WW Points Plus


Cheeseburger Meatloaf Low Carb/Keto Recipe

I love meatloaf, AND I love cheeseburgers. Mixing the two while on a low carb diet just makes sense!

This Cheeseburger Meatloaf is super simple to make. Easy to freeze and tastes great when you make it, OR the next day as leftovers!

Made with just a few super simple low carb/keto friendly ingredients, this is SURE to be a hit!

Cheeseburger Meatloaf

from Jam Hands

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds raw ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cut into cubes

Get the whole recipe here!

 

Easy Weeknight Lasagna-Yes, Really

 

 

Lasagna can be a pretty big undertaking. It’s a meal that I don’t really put on our menu all that often. Mainly because it takes a veritable army of pots, pans and ingredients to go from kitchen to table. I am a work at home mom of a 3 year old and a 2 year old. I don’t have time to:

  1. Brown the meat, while simultaneously not overcooking the pasta noodles.
  2. If I’m really doing lasagna right, of course I’ll be making my own sauce. Generally taking up burner #3, simultaneously simmering away while my meat browns and my pasta overcooks.
  3. Now to assemble the lasagna, I need to set up an assembly line worthy of Ford Motor Company. No less than 3 cheeses…oh and remember those lasagna noodles we overcooked? Somehow we need to pry those apart without burning the fingerprints off of our fingers, or haphazardly turning them into thin spaghetti noodles (this is lasagna right? I forgot. Because you know,  the baby needed some attention about 2 hours into the lasagna prep and with no end in sight, I finally just threw everything into the casserole dish and hoped for the best!)

Okay, it’s not quite that dramatic, but I am sure you get the picture.

 

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Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Gravy Soup {Good Cook Leftover Thanksgiving Recipe #62}

Disclaimer: GoodCook sent me a basket of goodies for Thanksgiving that I used to help make this post possible. All opinions are my own.

I’m not a big fan of leftovers. Truthfully, we rarely ever have leftovers, but when we do my husband loves to take them to work and that is just fine by me.

The one time of year I don’t mind leftovers is Thanksgiving. I can eat Thanksgiving leftovers 2-3 times before I get bored (It’s monday after thanksgiving now and I’m just about done, LOL).

Sometimes though, all it takes is repurposing those leftovers to make me excited for them again.

One of my favorite things to do after  eating Thanksgiving dinner, is to make turkey broth with the turkey carcass.

It’s so super simple and it makes a TON of healthy, nutritious bone broth!

That was a good thing this year since all of us ended up sick shortly after Thanksgiving! I had enough to make my family a big pot of soup, and I also gave some to my SIL who has sickness in her household right now as well.

This  year I made my typical traditional turkey soup, with one exception.

My MIL made the world’s most amazing gravy this year. It’s ALWAYS good, but this year it was beyond good. I wanted a creamier soup than broth, so I used some of the gravy (we had a massive amount leftover) to thicken the soup to the consistency I wanted.

It also acted as an amazing flavor base for the soup!

Top your soup with some cranberry and you have a warm comforting bowl of Thanksgiving with very little effort!

We utilized a lot of the goodies given to us by GoodCook during our Thanksgiving dinner. Be sure to check out the GoodCook website for all of your kitchenware needs!

Here’s my basic recipe, but feel free to throw in whatever sounds good to you!

Ingredients:

  • One turkey carcass
  • veggies of your choice (I used carrots, celery and onion) for soup and also for making the broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • turkey meat
  • precooked rice (cold)
  • salt & pepper
  • Savory spice mix (I just learned of this mix this year. I found it at Target. It’s my new fave!)
  • Leftover homemade gravy (must have been thickened with flour)

Directions: 

  1. Place your turkey carcass in a big stock pot. I usually add some cut up carrots, celery and onion to this as well. Add in some seasonings to taste.
  2. Let your turkey broth simmer as long as possible (I probably let mine simmer about 8 hours, but should have gone a bit longer). You could even try to do this in a crockpot if your turkey fit.
  3. Strain the solids from your broth. At this point, you can let your broth cool if you intend to store it. Otherwise set aside.
  4. In a deep pot, melt your butter and then sautee your veggies (the diced ones) until they are  softened.
  5. Add as much gravy as you want and create a sort of roux with the veggies and the gravy.
  6. Pour your broth in a bit at a time, stirring to incorporate the gravy.
  7. Let simmer until veggies are soft. Add leftover turkey and cook until heated through.
  8. Place cold rice in bowls and pour soup over the rice.
  9. Top with cranberry sauce if you desire!

It’s a great way to change up the Thanksgiving leftovers, and you should have plenty of turkey broth leftover to make this soup a few times this winter!

Enjoy!

Be sure to check out all these other awesome Thanksgiving leftover recipes as well!



Lemon Chicken Thighs with Olives: Budget Friendly Slow Cooker Recipe

The older my kids get, the more busy we get.

I’m telling you, if you have babies right now? Enjoy those evenings at home.

You might be covered in spit up and dealing with colic, but that’s nothing compared to being dance mom, homework mom, baseball mom all in the span of 3 hours!

I wouldn’t trade it for anything though.

However, home cooked meals can be tough to juggle with a packed schedule.

Making them healthy adds an extra layer of complexity that sometimes leaves me just screaming for Chipotle (let’s be honest…I scream for Chipotle a LOT. It’s good stuff).

Thankfully, between the slow cooker and my favorite meal planning service, I am lucky enough to have a fine repertoire of good and healthy meals that can be thrown into the slow cooker in the morning (btw, have you seen this AWESOME deal on this slow cooker today? Wowza!) and ready to eat somewhere in between the chaos of the evening.

This evening, I actually made my famous lasagna recipe in the slow cooker and it turned out AMAZING!

I think next on my list of healthy slow cooker recipes is this AWESOME Lemon Chicken Thigh with olives recipe.

I love that the ingredients are clean, simple, easy and CHEAP. Best of all, I love that every ingredient is guaranteed to pack a flavor punch! No dry and boring chicken here.

Who says healthy, clean eating has to be flavorless, boring and time consuming?

No way!

Check this out! I can’t WAIT to try it!

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Meal Plan: Lemon Chicken Thighs with Olives Recipe

Ingredients

  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ cup pitted green olives

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle chicken thighs evenly with salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add half of chicken.
  3. Cook about 3 minutes per side, or until browned.
  4. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  5. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet, and repeat procedure with remaining chicken.
  6. Transfer to slow cooker, and add lemon slices.
  7. Combine broth, juice, flour and cumin, stirring with a whisk.
  8. Pour broth mixture over chicken.
  9. Top with olives and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  10. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours.

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Lemon Chicken Thighs with Olives: A Healthy Budget Friendly Slow Cooker Recipe
Ingredients
  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ cup pitted green olives
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle chicken thighs evenly with salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add half of chicken.
  3. Cook about 3 minutes per side, or until browned.
  4. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  5. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet, and repeat procedure with remaining chicken.
  6. Transfer to slow cooker, and add lemon slices.
  7. Combine broth, juice, flour and cumin, stirring with a whisk.
  8. Pour broth mixture over chicken.
  9. Top with olives and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  10. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours.
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25 Delicious Soups & Stew Recipes

What does fall mean to you?

To me it means chilly mornings and chilly evenings and…hot afternoons.

I’m in Texas 😉

Fall doesn’t mean much here in Texas, but we still love it.

It’s a time to finally walk out of our house and take more than 10 steps without falling over from heat exhaustion.

It’s a time to spend more than 30 minutes outside at a time without needing a gallon of water to avoid dehydration.

We love fall around here y’all!

We also love soups and stews!

Here is a round up of soups and stews from around the web (the banner says 20…this is more like 22, but you forgive me right?).

First though…here is a Clam Chowder Recipe I posted just the other day on A Southern Mom:

Be sure to give it a try! I know you’ll love it!


  1. Corn and Potato Chowder from Call me PMc
  2. Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew from Stockpiling Moms
  3. Bread, Bacon and Beer Soup from Not Everything I Make is Pretty
  4. Skinny Sweet Potato Toscana Soup from One Creative Mommy
  5. Butternut Squash and Sausage Chili from A Family Feast
  6. Chicken Stew and Dumplings from Random Mommy
  7. Crockpot Potato Soup from Raining Hot Coupons
  8. Stuffed Pepper Soup from Love Bakes Good Cakes
  9. Chicken Corn Chowder from Robyn’s View
  10. Slow Cooker Beef and Tomato Vegetable Soup from Hot Eat and Cool Reads
  11. Chicken Tortilla Soup from Love Always, Mom
  12. Chicken & Pumpkin Soup from Stockpiling Moms
  13. Classic Beef Bourguignon from Not Everything I Make is Pretty
  14. French Onion Beef Stew from One Creative Mommy
  15. Fall Harvest Vegetarian Corn and Butternut Chowder from A Family Feast
  16. Jack’s Chili from A Family Feast
  17. Albondigas from My Turn for Us
  18. Ham and Bean Soup from Mom Endeavors 
  19. Easy Loaded Baked Potato Soup from Stockpiling Moms
  20.  Beef Stew with Beer from Call Me PMc
  21. King Ranch Chicken Soup from Love Bakes Good Cakes

Let me know if you try any of these yummy soups or stews and what you think!

Leave a comment letting me know your FAVORITE fall soup or stew!

25 Top Tex Mex Recipes: Tacos, Enchiladas, Beans and More!

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Living in Texas, I take my Tex Mex food very seriously.

Awesome Tex Mex food is quick, cheap and readily available everywhere you turn down here.

Nothing is better than a homecooked meal though, and if you want to recreate the dishes you love from your favorite Tex Mex restaurant…I guarantee one of the 25 Tex Mex Recipes below will fit the bill.

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Enjoy!

Enchilada Casserole. Words can’t describe how Tex Mex YUM this casserole is.

Chicken with Rice or Arroz Con Pollo is comfort food like you have NO idea. Make this recipe on a night you need something warm and filling. 

This Seven Layer Dip from Little House Living looks AMAZING!

These Ridiculously Easy Chicken tacos honestly couldn’t get any easier. The chicken only requires three ingredients (and one of them is duh…chicken).

Did you know that making your own taco seasoning is as simple as throwing a few pantry staples together? Super easy. Super delish.

We all have our favorite salsa. Mine is typically sweet with a hint of spice. I’d love to see how this Peach Salsa stacks up!

Slowcooker Bean and Cheese Fry bread. I seriously think I could eat this PICTURE it looks so good.

Everything about this Spicy pico de gallo with avocado Tex Mex recipe makes me happy happy happy.

Sazon is a common seasoning used in Tex Mex cooking. Make your own and it’s healthier AND cheaper.

Beef fajitas are the quintessential Tex Mex restaurant menu item. Make them at home and save a few bucks.

Honestly? I do know  how to make my own flour tortillas. I don’t because I’d weigh 700 lbs.

I’ve never really considered pasta to be Tex Mex. Until I saw this recipe for Tex Mex Bow Ties! This looks great.

Beef strips are an inexpensive cut of meat that can quickly be turned into a fabulous Tex Mex Dinner.

I’ll admit, I’m more of the “smash the avocado with lemon, salt and pepper” kind of guac girl. This…well this easy guacamole recipe might convert me.

These Creamy Chicken enchiladas look so creamy and so cheesy. I want these yesterday!

 

These skillet enchiladas cook up quickly and look amazing. 

I love a good warm and comforting soup. This Mexican Chicken and Rice soup comes with the slightest little kick!

Did you know you could make your own tortilla chips in the microwave? This was news to me!

Did somebody say carnitas? These carnitas and cheese taquitos will have you begging for more! Plus they are baked, not fried…so you can pretend to be all healthy and stuff.

Did you know that it’s super easy and super cheap to make your own refried beans? (plus they’ll taste better!)

 

Easy + Cheesy + Chicken Enchiladas make this a must have in your Tex Mex recipe arsenal!

These might not look like your typical ingredients for Tex Mex, but these crockpot chicken tacos (the second on our list…because let’s face it, crockpot chicken tacos are pretty much tex mex gold) look to die for! I don’t often consider Tex-Mex and Cajun as two cuisines that would go together, but I’m intrigued by these Cajun Chicken Enchiladas.

In the mood for some black bean soup? This dish has a secret ingredient!

You know we couldn’t finish off a Tex Recipe recipe wrap up without a nod to (faux) Fried Ice Cream, right?