Recipe: Cilantro-Lime Chimichurri Grilled Steak

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What You Need:

  • FOR THE CILANTRO-LIME CHIMICHURRI
    • 1/2 bunch cilantro, minced
    • 1/4 c. thinly sliced chives
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 limes, zested and juiced
    • 1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
    • 1/4 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
    FOR THE STEAK
    • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 lb. skirt steak
    • kosher salt
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    FOR THE GRILLED ASPARAGUS
    • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed

How To:

  1. Make the cilantro-lime chimichurri: Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  2. Heat grill to 375º. Drizzle oil over steaks and season with salt and pepper. Place steaks on hot grill and grill, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium doneness. Remove steaks from heat and transfer to a cutting board. Cover loosely with foil and allow steaks to rest, 10 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add oil, garlic, lemon juice, and asparagus and toss together until asparagus is evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange asparagus on hot grill and grill until lightly charred and tender, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. To serve: Slice steaks into 1″ strips and drizzle with chimichurri. Serve with asparagus and remaining chimichurri.
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Recipe: Crispy Honey Sesame Chicken

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What You Need:

  • 2 c. fresh or frozen breaded chicken, cooked according to package instructions and diced
  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 1/3 c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c. sesame seeds

How To:

  1. Prepare chicken according to instructions. Cover chicken tightly to keep warm.
  2. Make the honey sauce: In a small pan over medium heat, combine all remaining ingredients except sesame seeds. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer until slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Pour over warm chicken and toss to fully coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with your favorite steamed vegetable and grain.

Recipe: Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers

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What You Need:

    • 5 red bell peppers
    • 1 lb. spicy Italian ground sausage
    • 1/2 c. cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
    • 2 c. steamed long grain white rice
    • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
    • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more for serving
    • 1 1/2 c. shredded Italian blend cheese, divided
    • Finely chopped parsley, for serving

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º and grease a casserole dish. Slice off tops of bell peppers, then remove the membranes and seeds and discard. Arrange empty peppers standing up in prepared casserole dish.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and rice, then add Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and ½ cup cheese. Stir until cheese is completely melted.
  3. Spoon sausage mixture into bell peppers and top with remaining cheese. Bake until cheese is completely melted, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with pepper and top with parsley. Serve immediately.

Recipe: Crock-Pot Chicken and Dumplings

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What You Need:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/4 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 c. frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tube refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan, for garnish optional)
  • 2 tbsp. chopped parsley

How To:

  1. To the bowl of a large slow cooker, add onion in an even layer in the bottom of the bowl and place chicken breasts on top. Add oregano and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour soup and chicken broth on top then add the thyme and bay leaf. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Discard thyme and bay leaf, then shred the cooked chicken with two forks. Stir in celery, carrots, peas and garlic.
  4. Cut biscuits into small pieces. Top the chicken mixture with the biscuits and cook on high for another hour, until the vegetables are tender and the biscuits are cooked through and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 170° F.
  5. Garnish with Parmesan and parsley and serve.

Recipe: Vegetarian Chili with Tortilla Crisps

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What You Need:

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 c. Country Crock Original
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 28-oz. can whole tomatoes
  • 1 15-oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 c. freshly chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. shredded Cheddar

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place tortillas on a baking sheet and brush all over with Country Crock Original. Bake until golden and crispy, flipping halfway through, about 6 minutes, then season with salt. Once cool, break each into pieces.
  2. Heat remaining 3 tablespoons Country Crock Original in pot over medium-high heat, and cook onion and peppers until soft, 5 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne and cook 2 minutes more, stirring well to combine. Season with salt and pepper, then add tomatoes and juices, crushing tomatoes gently with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add beans to pot along with 2 1/2 cups water. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes, then stir in cilantro.
  4. Ladle chili into 4 bowls and garnish with sour cream, cheese, and cilantro. Serve with crispy tortillas.

Recipe: Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

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What You Need:

  • 2 c. creamy caesar dressing, plus more for serving
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c. finely grated Parmesan
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 4 ciabatta rolls
  • 1 tbsp. Butter (optional)
  • shaved Parmesan (for serving)

How To:

  1. Add the first five ingredients in the bowl of a slow cooker and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on high heat for 3-4 hours.
  2. When the chicken is cooked, drain most of the liquid. Shred the breast meat with two forks in the bowl of the slow cooker. Toss with more caesar dressing.
  3. Toast and butter ciabatta rolls, if desired. Top bottom halves with romaine, shredded chicken and shaved Parmesan. Place top halves on top and serve warm.

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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What You Need:

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 15-oz. can Black Beans, rinsed
  • 1 c. frozen corn
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 15-oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1/4 c. freshly chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 c. Shredded Monterey Jack
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 small corn tortillas, cut into strips
  • Sliced avocado, for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving

How To:

  1. In a large slow cooker, combine chicken, black beans, corn, peppers, onion, fire-roasted tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and chicken broth.
  2. Cover and cook on low until chicken is cooked and falling apart, 5 to 6 hours.
  3. Shred chicken with a fork, then top soup with Monterey Jack and cover to let melt, 5 minutes more.
  4. Meanwhile, make tortilla crisps: In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add tortilla strips and cook until crispy and golden, 3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.
  5. Serve soup topped with tortilla crisps, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, and lime.