Skillet BBQ Chicken Pasta – Winner Announced

UPDATE: I plugged the numbers into and a winner has been chosen! The winner is comment #14! Kate said, “I’ve tried a bunch of Nicole’s recipes – they’re always a hit. The baked blooming onion is one of my favorites! Her Slow Cooker Cuban Pork Tacos with Jicama Slaw are on my shortlist to try soon.” So check your email Kate! If the prize isn’t claimed within 5 days a new winner will be selected. Thank you for all of your entries! It was awesome celebrating Nicole’s new cookbook!

I know I say it all the time, but one of the best parts about blogging is creating connections and friendships with fellow bloggers. It’s so fun to be connected with so many people spread across the United States, people that would otherwise be complete strangers if it weren’t for this weird hobby I have making food and taking pictures of it. The coolest is part is that these people get me. They don’t bat an eye when we meet in “real life” for the first time and I take a picture of my grilled cheese sandwich. And I don’t bat an eye at them taking pictures of their food either.

Nicole is one of those friends. We first met in person at the Foodbuzz Festival in San Francisco and we instantly clicked. Like we had known each other for years! I was absolutely thrilled to get to see her again a few weekends ago when a group of awesome Chicago foodies and bloggers welcomed me to the area with a brunch and baby shower.

Needless to say, when Nicole announced that she was writing a cookbook, I was thrilled!! She has such an amazing vision when it comes to food and health. Her focus is on healthy eating without sacrificing taste and flavor. She’s a registered dietician that believes in balance and that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. I absolutely LOVE her blog, Prevention RD, and I knew I would love her cookbook just as much. And I was right. Each recipe has an awesome and large photo, easy to follow ingredients and directions, nutrition information, and a comment from Nicole herself! The cookbook is also packed full of recipes for everything from appetizers to main course dishes and even (healthy!) desserts! You must check it out!

I selected a recipe from the cookbook to make and share with my readers! I love this recipe because it uses ONE pot and it comes together super quickly. I have a week and half old baby and I was still able to whip together this dinner in no time. Thanks so much Nicole!

And here’s more good news! I have a copy of this awesome cookbook to giveaway to one lucky reader! Here’s the details!
Giveaway closed and winner announced!

How to enter:

Pay a visit to Nicole’s blog then head back here and leave a comment answering the question telling a recipe of Nicole’s that you would like to (or already have!) tried!
Sorry, only US residents please

Deadline & Winning Information:

The deadline for entry will be Saturday, September 21
Winner will be chosen using a random number generator and will be announced at the top of this post on Sunday, September 22
The winner will receive an email from me (so be sure to enter your correct email address!) and will have 5 days to respond. If no response is received, a new winner will be chosen.


I was offered a copy to review and a copy to giveaway by Nicole’s publisher. However, the opinions and review are my own!




  1. I tried Nicole’s baked pumpkin donuts, and they were delicious! So glad they were low-fat, because I couldn’t eat just one!

  2. I want to try her buffalo chicken enchiladas!

  3. The Creamy Corn and Pepper Taquitos sound great!!

  4. PreventionRD is one of my go-to blogs! My fave recipe I’ve tried from her is her Mediterranean Salmon Salad. Quick, easy, and soooo good!

  5. Blueberry coconut bread.

  6. I make her light version of Buffalo Chicken Dip all.the.time. Especially during football season! 🙂

  7. Darla Jesser says

    Crockpot pulled pork

  8. Meghan Saunders says

    I visit Nicole’s blog daily… I absolutely love it!! I have narrowed my response down to three recipes that have become favorites in my family over the past few months:
    My favorite – Beef and Ricotta Meatballs. I serve with an all-natural marinara over spaghetti squash… I could eat them all day, every day.
    My husband’s favorite – Spicy Thai Noodles. I tried variations of this recipe… None of which I liked. This one is perfect, and I swear my husband requests it every week.
    My 2-year-old’s favorite – Honey Lime Chicken Skewers. Ok, who am I kidding, we ALL love these. A ridiculously simple marinade leads to chicken that we all shovel into our mouths without taking a breath.

    Yum! Yum! Yum!!

  9. I am all about the crockpot these days, especially as we are moving into the colder months, so the slow cooker chicken with corn and poblanos sounds delicious!

  10. I love her blog-I can’t wait to try the black bean quinoa chili she recently posted!

  11. I love her Spicy Asian Noodles!

  12. I love Nicole’s blog and have made several recipes from it already! I want to try the guacamole burger soon.

  13. I am going to add her blog to my feedly! I would love to try making her Scalloped Tomatoes

  14. I’ve tried a bunch of Nicole’s recipes – they’re always a hit. The baked blooming onion is one of my favorites!

    Her Slow Cooker Cuban Pork Tacos with Jicama Slaw are on my shortlist to try soon.

  15. I saw several recipes I’d like to try inclucing the oven fried pickles.

  16. I’ve been wanting to try to the creamy corn and pepper taquitos she posted recently. They will be great snacks for the weekend.

  17. Scalloped tomatoes or spicy Asian noodles.

  18. Biscoff Cookie Truffles sound amazing!

  19. Crispy tilapia fish tacos sound amazing. Heck, it all looked wonderful!! Thanks. 🙂

  20. That’s a tough one but her recent vegan tamale recipe caught my eye–it’s been too long sans tamales!

  21. Jessicaaa! 🙂 I know, we really do just get each other 🙂 I can’t wait to see you again soon! Thank you SO much for participating in this giveaway and this very special event for me. It still doesn’t feel real but I’m so grateful for awesome friends to support my crazy passion…OUR crazy passion. Food, food, food! 😛

  22. I’d like to try the Spicy Asian Noodles.

  23. The Blueberry Coconut Bread sounds great!

  24. Will be trying her Crispy Tilapia Fish Tacos. We usually do tacos a couple times a month with tilipia or cod… easy stuff. I like how she used two kinds of bread crumbs for texture. Not impressed with her use of mayo but will try it. The pictures look really great and I like her idea of eating healthy 🙂

  25. Thanks for introducing me to Nicole’s Blog!! I can’t wait to try the Crock Pot Potato-Corn Chowder!!

  26. We love Mexican…Potato, Hatch Chiles, and Chorizo….oh my ! going to be making these for sure.

  27. Karen Davies says

    I would like to try the meatless monday banana pancakes!

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