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Unchained Recipes Contest

(7 Recipes) Created by JENNIW70

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Smokehouse Chicken (unchained recipe contest!)
Very Good 4.2/5
(101 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: These are recipes from the SP "Un-chained" restaurant makeover recipes contest. These are either dishes I liked at the restaurant, or just dishes I think I would like to try.

Submitted by SARAHLYNN1285

Carbs: 16.7g | Fat: 8.6g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 13.2g | Calories: 301.9
Sesame Chicken
Very Good 4.4/5
(430 ratings)

This sesame chicken recipe is a slimmed-down and healthier version of the sesame chicken from PF Chang's and other Chinese restaurants.

Submitted by PISCESWOMAN87

Carbs: 7g | Fat: 17.6g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 28.2g | Calories: 299.8
Un-Chained Recipe Contest Martha Vineyard Salad
Very Good 4.5/5
(22 ratings)

Diced, grilled chicken breast; shredded cheddar; diced apples; dried cranberries; and grape tomatoes. Served with sliced, toasted almonds and Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing. My healthy way for my favoite take out salad.

Submitted by 2BFREE2LIVE

Carbs: 21.4g | Fat: 2.5g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 17.4g | Calories: 183.1
Very Good 4.0/5
(2 ratings)

This is a makeover of Cracker Barrel's Chicken & Dumplings. My aunt had created the original recipe which called for 1.75 lb chicken and whole milk. It was always one of my families favorite dinners that I made once in a while on special Sundays. Recently, I decided to try a healthier version of it with lower calories, cholesterol & sodium to see if it would pass the "family test". It did! They couldn't tell the difference. The healthy version of this recipe went down 76 calories, 31mg cholosterol & 1104 mg of sodium per serving.

On a side note, I know some people who use prepackaged biscuit dough to make their dumplings to make it easier but I don't like the taste of the perservatives because it makes the whole recipe taste like it came out of can. There is nothing like homemade!

Carbs: 33.5g | Fat: 1.1g | Fiber: 5.3g | Protein: 11.7g | Calories: 179.5
Un-Chained Recipe Contest  Pasta e Fagioli
Very Good 4.5/5
(18 ratings)

Olive Garden's Soup or Zuppa, this is my low sodium, lower in fat version of my favorite soup to dine out for. Easy to make and leftovers are even tastier the next day! Great along side a salad for lunch or beginning course at dinner.

Submitted by TMARIE40

Carbs: 20g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 5.2g | Protein: 12g | Calories: 141.9
Mrs. K's Black Bean Burgers (Un-Chained Recipe Contest)
Very Good 4.0/5
(10 ratings)

I have always liked vegetarian "burgers" as an alternative to their high fat, high sodium meat counterparts. When my co-workers and I decided to go to Chili's for lunch, I assumed that the "Guiltess Black Bean Burger" would be just that...or at least a healthy alternative. It sounded delicious, but when I looked up the nutritional content before we left the office, I was shocked to see that one burger contained 1790 mg of sodium...More than I would like to consume for an entire day!! Since I'm watching sodium content, this was clearly not a good choice and I ordered something else. I figured I could make a much more heart healthy recipe and add some avocado, one of my favorites! Here it is:

Submitted by MILA_KEVIN

Carbs: 60.1g | Fat: 15.5g | Fiber: 14g | Protein: 17.2g | Calories: 434
Unchained Recipe Contest - Grilled bean and cheese sandwich with sweet poato chips
Good 3.1/5
(9 ratings)

This a remade grilled cheese and french fry meal from any typical restaurant. I love grilled cheese but it typically has no nutritional value as it's just bread and cheese! The beans in this re-made grilled cheese add fiber and protein. The brown mustard adds a glue to cheese and gives the sandwich an unexpected tang! The sweet potatoes are much better than normal white potatoes and they are roasted in the oven instead of deep fried. The nutritional information will change based on the brands you use - I am entering the brands I used obviously!

FYI - I've also made this with plain beans that I spiced up myself with a little salsa and mexican spices and then mashed. Feel free to do that if you don't have or like refried beans!

Submitted by LLBEAN75

Carbs: 67.4g | Fat: 26.4g | Fiber: 11.2g | Protein: 18.7g | Calories: 582.4
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