(Family Features) If spending additional time in the comfort of your home has you rethinking the family menu and looking for new ways to enjoy nutritional meals, rest assured you can make better-for-you food choices without losing mouthwatering taste.
Easy, efficient at-home recipes, like Thai Coconut Lime Freezer Chicken, can be made in less than an hour while reducing the intake of carbs and unnecessary sugars. All are part of a balanced low-carb lifestyle, a long-term, healthy eating approach focused on high-fiber carbohydrates, optimal protein and healthy fats.
Thai Coconut Lime Freezer Chicken
Prep time: 8 minutes
Cook time: 22 minutes
1 3/4 cups coconut milk
2 tablespoons basil
1 tablespoon xylitol (sugar substitute)
1 ounce cilantro
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon lime zest (optional)
20 ounces boneless, cooked chicken breast
20 ounces broccoli flower clusters
In bowl, mix coconut milk, basil, xylitol, cilantro, lime juice, salt and garlic. For more citrus flavor, add lime zest, if desired.
Add chicken, broccoli and sauce to 1-gallon zip-top freezer bag. Squeeze out any air and seal bag. Freeze bag flat up to 1 month.
To cook: Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat oven to 350 F.
Place in glass 8-by-8-inch pan and bake 20-25 minutes.