Creamy Balsamic Chicken

This recipe... WOW!!! Here is another dish from one of my dearest friends, Monica Valadez who I absolutely LOVE cooking with... This girl can cook!!! We've been having a blast wiping up some dishes together... great talks, great laughs, and great food!! This dish is AMAZING and yet extremely easy!!! I was actually a little shocked by the flavor... I knew it was going to be good but this was better than good!! Monica also threw together an oriental cabbage salad that was equally as shocking and amazing, which I will share in my next post. Basically the whole night was a home run and she continues to surprise me!!
 So thank you Monica for sharing yet another amazing recipe with The Girl Cooks Clean!!!
6 Thighs & 6 drumsticks, with skin (Or your choice of chicken)
2/3 cup heavy cream
2 TBS balsamic
salt & pepper
coconut oil
Servings 4-6 
~ Salt and pepper both sides of chicken
~ In large pan fry chicken in some coconut oil over medium-high until cooked through and golden brown (slight crispness to skin)
~ Romove chicken from pan and set aside. Keep chicken drippings in pan.
~ Add heavy cream and balsamic to pan with chicken drippings. Wisk together (add a little salt if needed).
~ Place chicken back in pan and simmer in sauce for 10 minutes.

The Best Shish Kabobs - "Cook With Me"

This recipe is definitely close to home and one of my all time favorites!!! It's my dads famous barbequing and my moms famous marinade... Craved by many friends and family!!! My mom also has her own fabulous low carb food blog, The LC Kitchen!! 
When we have a BBQ with guests, this dish is always the huge hit and LOVED by all!!
This was a family affair... I chopped everything, mom marinated, and dad grilled. Nothing better than a warm night under the stars with an amazing family and great food!! Try this Family Favorite and I promise it will become YOUR summer hit!!!

5 lbs. ribeye beef (or choice beef)
 OR chicken breasts
5 Zucchini or squash
5 red peppers
5 white onions
10 mushrooms
30 oz tamari
1/2 cup sesame oil
3 TBS garlic paste
**Tip - When using wood skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using to prevent them from burning.
Servings 6-8 
~ Cut all meat and vegetables the same size... about 1 inch thick
~ in a bowl combine tamari, sesame oil, and garlic (Marinade)
~ Place Meat in large bowl and pour 1/2 marinade over and marinate for 45 minutes (if using beef) or 15-20 minutes for chicken. toss often to soak all meat.
~ Place veggies except mushrooms in a large bowl and pour the rest of the marinade over and marinate for 20 minutes. Toss often to soak all veggies.
~ Remove veggies from marinade and set aside. Place mushrooms in the same marinade and toss for 1 minute and remove from marinade. (mushrooms are like a sponge they will soak up very very fast so only leave in for 1 minute)
~ Build your kabobs!
~ Grill until meat is finished and enjoy!!
Meat 45 min
Chicken 15-20 min
Vegetables 20 min
Mushrooms 1 min