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Written by Brian Strauss.

Cajun ChickenCajun Chicken 

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
6 Garlic cloves, minced
2 Tablespoons of whole wheat flour
1/2 pound Andouille Sausage or Kielbasa (Slice into 1/4 inch)
1 pound Boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 pound Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 Bay leaf 
12 ounces of chicken stock or vegetable stock
1/2 cupChili sauce
2 tsp. Hot Sauce   (use according to your own personal taste, using more or less)
1 can of fire roasted diced tomatoes 
1tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Cayenne pepper   ( to taste, start with less, you can always add more)
1/2 tsp. Sweet smoked paprika 
1 tsp fresh basil 
1/2 tsp.fresh oregano
1/4 tsp.ground thyme
Salt and pepper to taste 


Heat cooking oil in large frying pan on medium-high. Add next  4 ingredients  into the pan. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often, until onion is softened.

Sprinkle with flour. Heat and stir for 1 minute. Transfer to 4 to 5 quart slow cooker.

Layer next 4  ingredients, into the slow cooker in  the order given, over vegetable mixture. Add bay leaf. 

Combine next 8 ingredients in same frying pan. Heat and stir on medium for 5 minutes, scraping any brown bits from bottom of pan. Pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on Low for 7 to 8 hours or on High for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Serves 8.

Serve over rice.




Feta-Lentil Salad with Almonds & Dried Fruit

lentil-salad


3 cups cooked lentils   ( brown or green)
3 clove garlic, chopped
1 cup crumbled feta cheese 
1 cup peeled and chopped carrots 
1 cup seedless cucumber
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup dried craisins
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
Salt and Pepper to taste

Dressing: 
3 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoon lime juice
zest of one lime
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1/2 extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Cook Lentils as directed  on the package,  let cool, cut, chop, dice rest of the ingrediants mix with lentils, refrigerate,  Pour dressing over and mix. Serve with  warmed pita. Great anytime.

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