I’ve been cooking for as long as I can remember and in certain periods of my life I did not have much time to spend in the kitchen – I needed delicious yet quick meals for weeknights. On my days as a single lady I used to make lots of pasta – both my dad and my sister are crazy for it and dinner would be on the table in less than half an hour. Recently I’ve been trying my hand at Asian recipes and some of them are absolutely delicious – and equally fast. Let me tell you something: if my husband liked it, picky people everywhere will probably like it, too. Chicken teriyaki slightly adapted from the wonderful Nigella Kitchen In a bowl large enough to hold all the chicken pieces, mix together the sake, mirin, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, spring onions and sesame oil. Serves 4-6 – I halved the recipe above and Joao and I ate every little bit of it. :)
Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie Cups | Between 3 SistersBetween 3 SistersIf you haven't figured out, you soon will...I love my muffin pan! It makes such cute little servings of many items. I found this recipe years ago in a magazine and then online at food.com, but have modified it from the originally to add in some veggies and spices. I just love the fact that everything I make in it gives me an exact size that makes it easier to determine the serving size. You can mix it up with whatever type of veggies you like. - 1 can of reduced fat biscuits (10 count) - 1 cup cooked chicken breast, diced- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can reduced-fat cream of chicken soup- 2/3 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese- 1 cup of frozen mixed veggies (I use broccoli, cauliflower, corn, peas...anything)- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes - 1 teaspoon of onion powder- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1. The Skinny: Serves 10 biscuits @ 144 calories I have had serveral people ask about the breakdown for nutrition, so here it is: UPDATE: Homemade Low Calorie Biscuits 1. 2. 3. 5. Like this post?
The End of Chicken Parmesan As You Know ItNot counting pizza and spaghetti, chicken Parmesan may be the most popular Italian-American restaurant entree out there. For many years I've been trying to perfect a home version that didn’t require the breading and frying, but still offered that irresistible combination of tender chicken, crunchy/cheesy coating, and flavorful sauce. These attempts were met with soggy, flaccid results. The problem with not frying the breaded breast is the baked-on coating just doesn’t get crisp enough to stand up to the sauce and cheese. Well, on Tuesday, February 19th, at 4:45 PM, it hit me like a giant meatball dropped from the leaning tower of Pisa (worst simile ever?). dilemma. What followed was one of my proudest moments as a cook. UPDATE!! Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed hot red pepper flakes, to taste 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used 5, but they were huge!)
Asian Glazed DrumsticksThese Asian inspired drumsticks are finger lickin' good! It's hard to believe they are low in points (my husband kept asking me if they were WW friendly as he cleaned the bones!) The glaze would also be great with thighs or wings. I served this with steamed vegetables to make this a complete low fat meal and drizzled the remaining glaze over the vegetables. Also would be wonderful over rice. Have you tried Sriracha hot sauce (the one with the rooster on the bottle)? Asian Glazed DrumsticksGina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 2 drumsticks • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 5 ptsCalories: 213 • Fat: 4.7 g • Protein: 27.5 g • Carb: 12.7 g • Fiber: 0.4 g Ingredients: In a heavy large saucepan, brown chicken on high for 3-4 minutes with a little spray oil.
Apple ChipsI hope everyone had a great Father's Day! If you're not a dad, then I hope you did something special for the dad(s) in your life. Much like the speech I gave you about moms, hopefully you make them feel special on a regular basis... but nonetheless Father's Day is a good excuse to go above & beyond! I spent the day with both my dad & my father-in-law, which was great, and I will see my stepdad later this week. Mr. No, our only 'child' at this point is our little Senegal parrot, CJ. She's technically Mr. Recently we decided that since CJ has had the same cage for about 13 years now, she deserves a new one. We went to Petco and picked out a really awesome one that's way bigger and cooler than her old one. For one, Mr. But what he didn't realize was that's for Senegal parrots in the wild. In captivity, she could live for fifty years. Fifty. Five-zero. Half a century. Are you kidding me?? (Hmm, I can relate to that.) What?!? This was news to us. Apparently, we are dreadful 'parents'. Ah ha!
Creamy Grilled Chicken PiccataA few weeks ago, I saw The Pioneer Woman make another lemon pasta dish and I immediately thought "Yuck! Lemon & Pasta sounds nasty!" BUT, I took a minute and thought about how much we love chicken piccata, so why not try a Creamy Chicken Piccata. The experiment paid off big time. Creamy Grilled Chicken Piccatainspired by The Pioneer Woman(Printable Recipe)Chicken Juice of 1 lemon (3Tbsp) 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp basil or oregano 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Pasta 2 cups dried penne pasta 2 Tbsp butter Juice of 2 lemons (6 Tbsp) 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1/2 cup half and half (or heavy cream) 2 tsp dried basil 2 Tbps capers 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese Chicken Combine first 6 ingredients and mix well. Pasta While chicken is grilling. Serve in pasta bowls with grilled chicken on top.
Cinnamon Toast PancakesIngredients Serves 4 Vegetable oil spray Batter 2 large eggs 1/4 cup water 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup almond flour 1/4 cup milled flax seed 1/4 cup bulk sugar substitute 1 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt Cinnamon Sprinkle 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp bulk sugar substitute Butter (may use light, trans-fat free buttery spread) Fresh blueberries or strawberries, for garnish Directions Grease a griddle or large skillet with vegetable oil spray and heat over medium-high heat. Mix all the batter ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon until well blended. Pour approximately 16 mini-cakes onto the hot griddle, and cook on the first side for 3 to 4 minutes until almost done, and then flip and cook for just another minute or so to finish. Combine the cinnamon and sugar substitute and sprinkle over the hot cakes before serving. Nutrition Facts 160 calories 11 g fat 7 g protein 4 g fiber 4 g net carbs
Almost-Famous Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe : Food Network KitchensDirections Prepare the chicken: Whisk the egg white, cornstarch and rice wine in a bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Make the stir-fry sauce: Whisk 1/3 cup water, the oyster, hoisin and soy sauces, the rice wine and sesame oil in a bowl, then whisk in the cornstarch until dissolved. Fry the noodles: Pull the noodles apart into sections. Make the stir-fry: Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Make a bed of noodles on a platter and top with the chicken mixture. Photograph by Andrew MccaulSlow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala38K+ I think my all-time, stranded on a desert island and can't have anything else, favorite recipe has got to be my Slow Cooker Butter Chicken. It is rich and warm and I could eat it until my insides burst. Whenever I make Indian food, THIS is what I make. Hands down. When I went to make my favorite recipe about a month ago, I realized I was missing a can of coconut milk. It's a pretty essential ingredient in the recipe, but I had already starting browning the chicken. Please don't be overwhelmed when you see the list of ingredients. Serves 4 Chicken Tikka: 1 cup plain yogurt 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp cumin 1/4-1 tsp cayenne (depending on how spicy you like it) 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp salt 6-8 chicken thighs (skin on, bone-in) Stir all ingredients except chicken into the bottom of a large plastic container. 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp garam masala Salt 1 cup cream 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped Turn your oven to broil. THE RESULTS?