Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Crockpot Lemon Rotisserie Chicken


1 head
  Garlic (or about 10-15 cloves)
2
Lemons (sliced)
1 tsp
Salt
1/2 tsp
Pepper
1 tsp
Thyme (or 1 tsp dried oregano)
1 large
Whole chicken (about 3-4 pounds)
Optional:
Fresh parsley, rosemary, or any fresh herbs of choice

Combine all of the spices in a small bowl and set aside. Cut the head off the garlic head and lay this and the lemon wedges from the lemons in bottom of slow cooker.

Remove insides from chicken, rinse chicken and pat dry. Season chicken well, inside and out, with the seasoning mixture. Lay chicken on top of garlic and lemon slices.
Cover crockpot and cook on high for about 4 hours or on low for 7 hours, or until chicken reaches 165 degrees. (Slow cooker cooking times vary, so use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.)When chicken has reached 165 degrees or higher, turn off slow cooker and let chicken rest for about 15 minutes.
Servings: 6 Calories per Serving: 120

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Cheesy Garlic Pork Chops

4 (4-ounce) boneless pork chops
⅛ teaspoon salt
black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon butter, melted
½ cup reduced-fat Colby Jack shredded cheese

Preheat the oven to 350° F and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Season both sides of the pork chops with the salt and pepper, then rub each pork chop evenly with the brown sugar and garlic. Sprinkle the paprika over each pork chop, then pour the melted butter evenly over all of them.

Bake until nearly done, 6-8 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over each pork chop and bake until the cheese is melted and the pork is done, an additional 3-4 minutes. Calories: 261 per serving