Guru’s Cilantro Lime Pesto Chicken Pasta Copycat

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Cilantro Lime Pesto Chicken Pasta

Cilantro lovers will love this copycat Guru’s Cilantro Lime Pesto Chicken Pasta. It’s fresh, zesty, and can be made easily with simple ingredients.

This copycat Guru’s Cilantro Lime Pesto and Chicken Pasta recipe is so fresh and light. Basically, it’s a simple pasta and chicken dish elevated by a fresh cilantro lime pesto. The tart lime juice in the pesto pairs so nicely with the cilantro. Plus, the cilantro lime pesto uses almonds for a simple, easy, and inexpensive sauce. It’s also a great way to use up extra cilantro.

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Air Fryer Spicy Shrimp and Chicken Sausage

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Air Fryer Spicy Shrimp and Chicken Sausage with Lemon and Side Salad

Air Fryer Spicy Shrimp and Chicken Sausage is a quick and easy meal that’s packed with flavor and heat! It’s also gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-carb.

Sometimes, I want something to eat that’s fast and easy and won’t heat up my whole kitchen. Do you ever feel that way? That’s why I love this Air Fryer Spicy Shrimp and Chicken Sausage recipe so much. It can be made in 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for a weeknight meal. Since it’s made in the air fryer, it doesn’t heat up the whole kitchen.

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Spicy Creamy Tomato Pasta (Instant Pot)

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Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta on White Plate

Spicy Creamy Tomato Pasta is made in the Instant Pot for a quick and easy weeknight meal that’s also meatless. Only one pot, and no colander needed!

If you love classic spaghetti, you’ll love this elevated Spicy Creamy Tomato Pasta! It’s truly a grown-up version of your favorite dish without much additional work. Plus, it’s made in the Instant Pot for even quicker preparation.

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Italian Creamed Beef and Buttered Pasta

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Italian Creamed Beef and Buttered Pasta

Italian Creamed Beef and Buttered Pasta is one of the most comforting and decadent meals you can make at home. Plus, it’s ready in about 40 minutes!

Italian Creamed Beef and Buttered Pasta is one of the most comforting and decadent meals you can make at home. It starts with perfectly al dente pasta that’s covered in olive oil and butter. If that isn’t enough, it’s topped with thinly sliced beef that’s braised in a flavorful Italian cream sauce.

Growing up, our family made weekly meal plans. Each family member was responsible for choosing at least one meal each week. Four out of five times, this was my mom’s choice for dinner. She loves it that much! Our family ate it so much, we had to ban it for a while. But after a break, we were more than happy to eat it again.

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Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is packed with aromatic veggies, chicken, wild rice, and lots of spices in a chicken stock based broth. Plus, it’s comforting and wholesome at the same time.

As a foodie, I’m always looking for good food recommendations. So, when my coworker told me one of her all-time favorite soups is Panera Bread’s Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, I paid attention. Sadly, Panera Bread does not have any locations in Utah. So, I tucked away that little tidbit of information.

As fate would have it, I was able to try that soup with that coworker on a business trip. And, you know what? She is right. Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is really good.

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Clean Fingers Laynie’s Top 10 Recipes of 2019

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Here are the top 10 recipes Clean Fingers Laynie’s fans couldn’t wait to click and feast on in 2019. Find your new favorites or rediscover old ones!

When I decided to start the blog, I wanted to share my tried and true recipes with my family and friends. I never imaged how much I would learn or how much work it would be. But, I’ve connected with so many wonderful people who love food as much as I do, and I want to keep inspiring others to cook more at home.

On December 26, 2018, I clicked the purchase button to register my domain. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t very apprehensive and overwhelmed at the thought of maintaining a food blog for the coming year. But I pushed through my fears, and I couldn’t be prouder to say Clean Fingers Laynie is officially 1 year old!

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Chicken Mississippi Pot Roast

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Chicken Mississippi Pot Roast

Combine chicken, ranch dressing mix, au jus mix, butter, and pepperoncini in a slow cooker or Instant Pot for a flavorful and easy Mississippi Pot Roast! Sure to be your new family-favorite dinner!

When I first thought about starting a food blog, there were two recipes I couldn’t get out of my mind. I felt like the whole world needed to know about them! As you can tell, I started a food blog, and I shared the first recipe already: Salsa Verde Chicken. The second recipe is this one for Chicken Mississippi Pot Roast!

If you only make one thing from the blog, I highly recommend either one of these two recipes. Both of these recipes are so great for so many reasons!

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Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini

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Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini with Serving Spoon

Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini is a creamy pasta casserole made with spaghetti, turkey (or chicken), mushrooms, and lots of Parmesan in a flavorful sauce!

What’s the best thing about leftover turkey? According to A Christmas Story, it’s turkey sandwiches, turkey salad, turkey gravy, turkey hash, turkey a la king, and gallons of turkey soup! For our family, we love Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini!

As the title of this post suggests, this hearty pasta bake can be made with turkey or chicken. So, if you don’t have any leftover turkey, or if it’s hard to find, you can always substitute the turkey with chicken.

Either way, this chicken or turkey tetrazzini is a tasty casserole that has become a favorite comfort food classic! I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does!

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Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup

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Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup

For a satisfying, meatless meal, try this Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup. It’s a hearty and creamy soup that’s full of sweet and mellow garlic flavor!

This Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup is one of my all time favorites! It’s packed with flavors including three kinds of onions, cauliflower, and the star of the show, roasted garlic.

While this recipe does take some time to prepare most of it is hands-off time. So, this recipe is still easy, and I promise it is delicious! It’s the perfect comforting soup on a cold winter’s day.

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Grilled Monte Cristo Sandwich

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A quick and easy Grilled Monte Cristo Sandwich with ham, turkey, Swiss slices, and a Parmesan Dijon-mayo spread. Serve with a side of raspberry preserves.

Sometimes, you want all the flavors of a classic Monte Cristo Sandwich with Jam, but you don’t want all the steps. I have a solution for you! Instead of dipping the sandwich in custard, just grill the sandwich in butter. It’s much easier and faster to prepare than the original.

Even though this sandwich is not fried in batter, don’t worry! This Grilled Monte Cristo Sandwich is still sweet, salty, cheesy, and buttery. Every bite is full of flavor. This sandwich is the perfect indulgence for when you’re craving something warm and comforting.

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