Lighter Sesame Chicken Lighter Sesame Chicken satisfies my craving for Chinese take-out, without all the calories that usually come along with it. Well hello there, how was your weekend? :) Besides meeting some friends for an impromptu wild Friday night out (oy,) finally watching The Vow on Saturday afternoon (omg what a horribly sad movie, right?!) and witnessing the Hawkeyes get spanked (SPANKED) later that night, there actually isn’t too much to report on from the home front! The past couple of weeks have been kind of stressful, what with deadlines, projects, presentations, and visualizing a happy ending to a large foodie event I’m involved in a few weeks down the road (details to come,) so I welcomed the chance to zone out and recharge the batts, if you will. As Luca Spaghetti said in the film Eat, Pray, Love (which I also watched this weekend): “Americans. Uhhh, touche, Signor Spaghetti. Enough of zee whining though, I got another Take-Out Fake-Out recipe for ya’ today! Then add 1/4 cup honey. Time to cook!
Monterey Chicken My Mother's Day was perfect. It's not often I can say I have a perfect day! Ella gave me these beautiful flowers. Patrick grabbed the salt just as I went to take this photo so it would look like he was helping. :) He did actually help. I really wanted glazed salmon sublime for dinner (a recipe I got from Steph and Dave Decker that is fabulous!) Ella sitting on her usual "perch" helping mix ingredients. I have to admit it was a little difficult to just sit and watch (actually read my new book) while my family worked in the kitchen. Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mommas out there. ***I forgot to take a photo and we gobbled up both dishes too fast! 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/4 c. bar-b-que sauce ( I use Bull's Eye) 1/4 c. real bacon bits 1 c. colby and jack cheese, shredded 1 14 oz. can Rotel tomatoes, drained (canned with green chilies added) sliced green onions pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Enjoy!
Tuscan Garlic Chicken I would order this Tuscan Garlic Chicken every time I went to Olive Garden. It was my favorite! And then one sad day I went to order it and they didn’t have it anymore. I felt so lost. What would I order now? You can imagine my excitement when I found this delicious copycat recipe. Rating: 4 stars Difficulty of Recipe: 4 stars Review: Since I like a little more sauce I doubled the sauce recipe. Ingredients: 3/4 cup all purpose flour1/2 Tablespoon salt1 teaspoon pepper1/2 tsp dried basil1/2 teaspoon dried oregano4 boneless skinless chicken breasts5 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided1 Tablespoon finely minced garlic1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips or chopped1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth6 ounces fresh spinach1/2 cup heavy cream2 Tablespoons cornstarch1 cup lowfat milk1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese1 pound fettucini noodles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. You might also enjoy:
Slow Cooker Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken I'm back! One thing my grandma truly loved was food, and she would not want me to stop sharing recipes. I may not have adopted her Southern ways of cooking, (no fat-back or collard greens for me, thank you) but I do share her love of all things food. I even taught her a thing or two...for example, she thought she hated pumpkin until my pumpkin breads and muffins :-) Today, I wanted to share a crock-pot recipe. A huge thanks to everyone who has come over from Pinterest! 4-6 chicken breasts *I used 2 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts1 cup packed brown sugar *I used 3/4 cup2/3 cup vinegar *I used apple cider vinegar1/4 cup lemon-lime soda *I used Sprite Zero2-3 Tablespoons minced garlic *I used about 1 1/2 T. fresh minced garlic2 Tablespoons soy sauce1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper2 Tablespoons corn starch2 Tablespoons waterRed pepper flakes (optional) Directions: Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Verdict?
Chicken Spaghetti This really is a fabulous casserole, and the only one in existence that Marlboro Man, our cowboys, and my children will eat. It’s officially called Chicken Spaghetti, but because of my addition of Cayenne Pepper, Marlboro Man took to calling it "Mexican Chicken," which isn’t its proper name at all, but what’s a woman to do? There is a lot of "stuff" in this casserole, but the way I ensure widespread acceptance and bliss by those I serve it to is to keep everything diced very small and to season it adequately. The Cast of Characters: 1 "Cut Up Fryer" (Basically, one chicken that’s been cut into pieces); Thin Spaghetti, Cream of Mushroom soup; onion; green pepper; pimentos, sharp cheddar cheese, Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper. First, fill a pot with water… And put it on the stove to boil. Rinse the chicken thoroughly with cold water… Piece by piece. Set the chicken aside, and wash your hands with soap so you won’t get salmonella poisoning. Throw the chicken into the pot…
Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe No-fuss, SUPER-DUPER easy Thai dish! (go ahead, lick the screen. No one’s looking) Thai food rocks my world. But all joking aside, this is a great recipe to introduce some yummy Thai cuisine to your family. How do you plan on serving your Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken? Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken RecipeIngredients 2lbs, skinless chicken breasts 1 small red or orange bell pepper, sliced 1 small yellow bell pepper, sliced 1 white onion, chopped ½ cup chunky peanut butter 1 Tablespoon lime juice ½ cup chicken broth ¼ cup soy sauce 2 Tablespoons of honey 1/4 cup crushed peanuts for topping Optional: brown rice or noodles to serve over, large butter lettuce leaves for lettuce wraps 1/4 cup Cilantro, diced (as a topping) Directions: 1. 2. In a bowl, mix together peanut butter, lime juice, chicken broth, soy sauce, and honey. 3. We topped ours with peanuts, and cilantro. Do you love Family Fresh Meals? XO Corey, Darryl, Big D & Little D Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken Recipe Total time Corey: Corey Valley