Grilled Chicken Caeasar Kebab Salad

Grilled Chicken Caesar Kebob Salad | Sweet Treats and More

When I was pregnant with my second baby I was obsessed with Caesar Salads.  I ordered one any time we were out to eat and doused the dressing on. It was the Caesar dressing I craved. I still love Caesar Salads but don’t eat them nearly as often.

When I received a bottle of Tessemae’s All Natural Caeasar Dressing and Marinade I was super excited to make a Caesar Salad with it. Since it’s summer and we love grilling I thought a grilled version of the salad would be fun! 

Grilled Chicken Caesar Kebob Salad | Sweet Treats and More

I skewered chunks of chicken and cherry tomatoes on to wooden skewers then soaked them in some of the dressing. I placed them in a large ziplock bag and placed the bag in a 9X13 inch pan in the fridge to marinate. 

After an hour or two, throw those babies on the grill. 

Grilled Chicken Caesar Kebob Salad | Sweet Treats and More

While the kebabs are cooking, cut up a loaf of foccacia bread into small cubes. Skewer the cubes on to wooden skewers and brush with melted butter and garlic salt. Toast these on the grill for the last few minutes the chicken kebabs are cooking. 

Lay a few of the chicken kebabs and toasted focaccia bread sticks over a bed of romaine lettuce. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a little more of the Caesar Dressing!!! Voila! 

We are just obsessed with this salad. It’s so perfect for summer! 

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Grilled Chicken Caesar Kebab Salad
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
  2. 16 cherry tomatoes
  3. 1 cup Tessemae's Caesar Dressing & Marinade
  4. 2 heads romain lettuce, chopped
  5. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  6. 1 loaf focaccia bread (will use less than half of the loaf)
  7. 1/4 cup butter, melted
  8. 1 tsp garlic salt
  9. salt and pepper to taste
  10. 10 wooden kebab sticks (8 for the chicken kebabs, 2 for garlic bread kebabs)
Instructions
  1. Place chicken and tomatoes in a large ziplock back. Add 1 cup Tessamae's Ceasar Dressing and Marinade. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  2. Alternatingly skewer 4 tomatoes and 4 cubes of chicken on each wooder skewer.
  3. Cut two long, thin strips out of the focaccia bread, then cut the strips into one-inch cubes. Skewer the bread cubes onto wooden skewers. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with garlic salt.
  4. Heat grill to high heat and lightly oil. Place chicken skewers on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes, turn and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through (approx 2-3 more minutes)
  5. Just before the chicken is done cooking, add the bread skewers to the grill. Cook for a few minutes until toasted. Remove both the chicken and tomato and the bread skewers. Place 2-3 chicken and tomato kebabs plus 1 garlic bread kebab over a bed of chopped romaine.
  6. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with additional Tessemae's Caesar Dressing and Marinade.
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Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry

Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry | Sweet Treats and More

I learned something new about my mother-in-law over the weekend.  She doesn’t like sweet potatoes!! This would have been nice to know before I made this Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry for Sunday dinner 😐  This is also shocking information for someone who is a lover of sweet potatoes.

But guess what??

She liiiiked it!  She even said the sweet potatoes were here favorite part of the dish. Whaaa?   

Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry | Sweet Treats and More

I love, love love this Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry, but it requires a few more ingredienst and a few more steps for prep.  But this one, it takes just a few minutes to prepare, is so so simple, and has that curry flavor we love.  Served over warm white or brown rice and it’s a winner. 

Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 2 large chicken breasts (or 6 chicken tenders)
  2. 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  3. 2 red bell peppers, seeds removed and chopped
  4. 1/2 white onion, chopped
  5. 1 (14 oz) can coconut milk
  6. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  7. 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
  8. 1 1/2 tsp garham masala
  9. 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  10. salt and pepper to taste
  11. ***see note below to thicken sauce if needed
Instructions
  1. Whisk coconut milk, chicken broth and seasonings together in a bowl and pour into a 6qt slow cooker.
  2. Place diced sweet potato, red bell peppers, onion, and chicken in the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high 3-4 hours (until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender). Remove chicken and shred with a fork. Add back into the slow cooker.
  4. Serve over warm white or brown rice.
Notes
  1. ***If you want a thicker sauce, whisk 2 tbsp cornstarch into 1/4 cup cool water. Pour into the slow cooker and let cook for another 20-30 minutes (until it simmer and thickens)
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Cilantro-Lime Avocado Chicken Salad

Cilantro-Lime Avocado Chicken Salad | Sweet Treats & More

It’s always after the weekend, when Mondays roll around, that I re-dedicate myself to eating better.  I always fall off the wagon on the weekend.  No matter how determined I am I cave and indulge in cookies or late night popcorn with a bowl of chocolate chips.  Those two = MAJOR WEAKNESS for me.  

So Monday is here and I’m back on the wagon.  This Cilantro-Lime Avocado Chicken Salad is guilt free but has lots of flavor.  Perfect for a lighter lunch or dinner.  We like to eat it plain, wrapped up in lettuce, or you can make a wrap or open faced sandwich with it.  

Cilantro-Lime Avocado Chicken Salad | Sweet Treats & More

Chicken, avocado, celery, and cilantro are tossed together in a simply dressing made of Greek yogurt, a tad bit of light mayo, lime juice and cumin.  It’s just my kind of simple, healthy salad. 

Serve it in the avocado shells for a fun presentation ↑↑ :)

Cilantro-Lime Avocado Chicken Salad
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 12 oz shredded chicken
  2. 1/2 of a large avocado, diced
  3. 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  4. 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  5. juice of 1/2 of a lime
  6. 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  7. 1 tbsp light mayo
  8. 1/4 tsp cumin
  9. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine greek yogurt, mayo, lime juice, and cumin together in a small bowl.
  2. Combine chicken, avocado, celery, and cilantro together in a medium bowl. Pour dressing over chicken mixture and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Chill in air tight container or serve immediately.
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