Our Favorite Recipes from The Defined Dish

Favorite Recipes from The Defined Dish

This is a very niche post all about The Defined Dish, my go to cookbook. I reach for it more than any other cookbook that I own and make a dinner from it at least once a week. I love it so much that I’ve gifted it more than five times!

Besides the fact that all the recipes I’ve tried taste great, I love how easy they are to prepare. I don’t have to buy a ton of ingredients or spend multiple hours in the kitchen. Most can be made Whole30 or Paleo, which is indicated on each recipe.

Today I wanted to share a few of our favorite recipes from The Defined Dish (along with the corresponding page number for easy reference). I’m always messaging my friends and brother whenever I try another recipe. Now they will all be in one place!

Our Favorite Recipes from The Defined Dish

  • Skillet Chicken Piccata (p.15)
  • The Best Grain-Free Chicken No-Parmesan (p.37) – This is Lawson’s favorite meal. He requested it for his birthday!
  • Orecchiette Pasta with Sausage, Broccolini, and Roasted Red Peppers (p.42)
  • Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas (p.49)
  • Enchiladas con Carne (p.63) – Jim is an enchilada fan and really liked these.
  • One-Pan Mexican Chicken and Rice (p.68)
  • Turkey Taco Skillet Bake (p.71)
  • Chopped Muffuletta Salad (p.115)
  • Hamburger Salad with Creamy Jalapeño Dressing (p.116) – The jalapeño dressing is delicious. I ate the leftovers with a BLT salad.
  • Lemony Greek Potatoes with Crispy Greek Chicken Thighs (p.161)
  • Mediterraean Fish en Papillote (p.174)
  • Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma with Lemon-Tahini Drizzle (p.183)
  • One-Pot Chicken Pot Pie Pasta (p.254)
  • The Best Grain-Free Chicken Nuggets (p.268)

The Recipes I Plan to Try Next

  • Perfect Whole30 Italian Meatballs in Marinara Sauce (p.12)
  • Weeknight Lamb Bolognese (p.26)
  • Green Chicken Curry (p.89)
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala (p.188)
  • Indian-Style Vegetable Curry (p.203)
  • Pan-Roasted Blackened Cajun Chicken with Oven Frites (p.226)
  • Meatloaf Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans (p.243)
  • Slow-Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket with Quick-and-Easy Coleslaw (p.261)


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