Archive for the ‘Chicken’ Category
Hello friends and Happy Fri-Yay! A few weeks ago before the summer heat began to sizzle I made Fajitas with Perdue Chicken Breasts. This easy breezy recipe was not only fun to make but filling enough for hubby and my mini men.
The ingredients used are staples that I normally have in the pantry and refrigerator because Mexican food is quite popular in our home.
2 tbls vegetable oil – divided
McCormick Fajita Seasoning and 1/4 cup water
Shredded Mexican (Taco) Cheese
1 medium Onion – fresh or frozen – sliced
Peppers – fresh or frozen – sliced
Whole Wheat Tortillas
Fresh Spinach leaves
Tomato – sliced
I also like to keep packages of frozen peppers and onions because they are perfect for recipes such as this as well as add-in’s for Crock Pot meals. I used a mixture of both fresh and frozen onions for the Fajitas.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken strips, stir and cook for 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove chicken from skillet and add remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet. Add onion and peppers; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet, add water and Seasoning Mix; cook and stir 3 minutes or until heated through.
Spoon chicken/onions/peppers onto warm tortillas, add any options, if desired.
What is your favorite chicken dish?
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Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
I don’t know about you but I am still dragging from last week’s change to Daylight Saving Time, I need a nap! This week’s feature is another non-Crock Pot dish, but that doesn’t mean I’ve abandoned them, as a matter of fact one of them is home cooking dinner right now.
and the recipe is on the back of the jar.
- 4 boneless chicken breast – I used 2 packs of tenderloins
- 1 jar Ragu Cheese Creations Creamy Mozzarella Sauce, divided
- 1 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumps
- 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
- 1 Tbsp. basil leaves / Italian seasoning
Pour 1/2 cup of Mozzarella sauce into a bowl ~ coat chicken with sauce and then with dry bread crumbs.
Place coated chicken into 13×9 baking pan, spray with cooking spray for easier cleanup. Bake in preheated oven 450 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.
Spoon remaining sauce around chicken in the pan, bake another 5 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly done.
I cooked a package of Knorr Pasta Sides for chicken which complimented this dish perfectly as would a side of mac n cheese!
This was another family meal that my men loved and no leftovers!
Top cooked chicken with tomatoes and Italian seasoning for an easy breezy mid-week meal.
Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!
*Don’t forget to come back at 6:00 pm for this week’s #WWDParty where I’m sure there will be some great St. Patrick’s Day recipes and crafts!
Hello Friends and Happy Slow Cooker Saturday
I hope you all had a fantabulous Friday and are now enjoying a super Saturday. Slow Cooked Rosemary Lemon Chicken is perfect for a Sunday dinner so you can relax after church and not have to spend the afternoon in the kitchen.
With just a few ingredients this is the makings for an easy peasy, cheapie meal. You will need 1 lemon, sliced into rings, a few sprigs of Rosemary and a small to medium chicken rinsed and patted dry.
Remove and discard the neck and giblets or you can freeze them to be used in another recipe.
Using a sharp knife cut slits into breast and thighs of chicken then stuff in a few Rosemary leaves. Put lemon slices inside bird’s cavity and two under the skin covering the breast. You can add onion, garlic and a few more sprigs of Rosemary if you wish then place into the Crockpot.
Pour in 1 cup of chicken broth, I didn’t have any broth so I used two bouillon cubes dissolved in hot water.
Cover and slow cook for 6 hours, after which you can remove and place in a baking dish. Place chicken in a preheated oven on 350~ for an additional 15-20 minutes if you want to brown the skin.
Browning the chicken is cosmetic only, you can simply remove the skin, slice and serve.
Chicken is falling-off-the bone tender and can be served with rice or pasta and vegetables.
Slow Cooked Rosemary Lemon Chicken
Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!
Hello Friends and Welcome to Slow Cooker Saturday!
Do you find yourself rushing through the work week in order to get to the weekends? If so, do you realize that you are just rushing your life away? I know because I’m guilty of doing it, so from now on, other than Mondays I’m going to slow down and enjoy all of the week days.
Do you live for the weekends?
I’m up early and out for the first dress rehearsal for Goodwill’s 2014 Runway Show. The models will get a chance to see and try on what we, the stylists has chosen for them to wear. I met with my models previously and they had an opportunity to try on their outfits in Goodwill fitting rooms. Today with some added accessories we will all get a chance to see what they will be wearing on the runway and I am anxious.
Friday’s Foodie Feature was preempted by the Weekend Wind-Down Party (#WWDParty) have you linked up, if not, please do and share a post with us.
Slow Cook Saturday
- 4 Frozen Chicken Thighs or Breasts
- 1 Large Can or 2 Small Cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
- *1 Package Frozen Broccoli
- 2 cups of Rice
Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray or use Slow Cook Liners for easy cleanup. Add chicken thighs/breast and top with frozen broccoli.
Pour in can(s) of soup and sprinkle with black pepper (optional)
Pour in additional can of water
Cover and cook on low 8 hours or high for 4 hours depending on Crock Pot model
Add two cups of rice, stir and leave on low for an additional 10 mins
As you can see, my hubby couldn’t wait!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend because Monday will be here before you know it!
Stay Blessed – No Stress in the New Year!
*You can also add frozen onions, peppers and mushrooms.
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay
This week’s Foodie Feature is another 4 ingredient, 40 minute meal created with Kraft Recipe Makers. It was an easy breezy mid-week meal that my men enjoyed and got me out of the kitchen in less than an hour!
Kraft Recipe Makers Chicken Bruschetta Pasta
Wacky Mac Pasta
Cook pasta according to package directions without the salt
While pasta is cooking, cut two chicken breasts into thin strips
Coat pan with Cooking Spray and cook chicken until done and no longer pink, then add 1/2 bottle of Simmer Sauce
Drain pasta and add to skillet with remaining Simmer Sauce and stir lightly
Top with Finishing Sauce and Parmesan Cheese, cover and cook on low heat for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Enjoy this family meal made with Kraft Recipe Makers!
Come back and let me know if you tried it, have a fantabulous day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Crocktober Fri-Yay!
I missed a few Friday Foodie Features last month but the timing is now right with the official start of Autumn. October begins the season of football, family and comfort foods and it also means a return to my all time favorite way to make a meal and that is with the Crock Pot or Slow Cooker.
It wasn’t too long ago that there were only a few Slow Cooker Seasonings available at the grocery stores, now there are several more options available on the supermarket shelves. I’ve tried a few of the new ones by McCormick’s and the Fiesta Chicken was a hit in my house, my men loved it – ‘ole
- 1 can of black beans
- 2 cans of diced tomatoes
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1-2 lbs or chicken thighs or breasts
- 1 packet of McCormick’s Slow Cookers Seasoning – Fiesta Chicken
Spray Crock Pot with cooking spray or use liner, put in chicken thighs or breast – remember NOT to wash the chicken.
Mix all ingredients into a bowl and stir
Pour mixture over chicken
I had this frozen tomato so I added it
tip when a tomato begins to soften, don’t throw it away, put it in the freezer to use later in sauces or the Slow Cooker.
Cook on low 7-8 hours
Served over rice – Cilantro optional – dinner is served!
Have a fantabulous Day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
You’ve heard me say this before, “we eat so much chicken that I’m afraid one day we’ll wake up with feathers!” No seriously, I cook chicken or turkey at least 3 times a week and it’s not that we tire of it, it’s just I have to find new ways to make it differently. There are times when I am too tired to cook from scratch so I’m always looking for products that makes meal planning easier.
Betty Crocker, the maker of Hamburger and Tuna Helpers recently introduced Chicken Helpers and we loved it. After dicing up skinless *Chicken Breasts, I followed the directions on the box to make the Sweet and Sour Chicken. While the chicken cooked I boiled a pot of Jasmine Rice, dinner was done in less than an hour, tasted better than Chinese Takeout and there were no leftovers!
TIP: grab a few extra bags from the produce department to use as a shaker bag
Grocery store sales coupled with coupons from the Sunday paper and the Betty Crocker website is incentive enough for me to keep a few boxes of Chicken Helper in the pantry!
Have a fantabulous day!
* According to a recent report (see here), it’s more sanitary NOT to wash raw chicken as it spreads more bacteria, just cook it thoroughly.
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
The days are getting shorter and school started this week so I am lining up my recipes for the Fall. Chicken is a staple in our house and this was an easy breezy “4 ingredient-less than 40 minute” recipe.
Chicken Breasts ~ Mozzarella Cheese ~ Minced Garlic ~ Fresh Spinach
Rinsed chicken breast and placed on Wax Paper
Covered with another sheet of Wax Paper and flattened with kitchen mallet
Spread minced garlic and sprinkled with a little black pepper
Layered with Spinach leaves and covered with Mozzarella Cheese
Rolled Chicken Breasts and secured with wooden toothpicks
Sprayed dish and tops of Chicken Breasts with Olive Oil Cooking Spray. Placed in preheated 350~ oven for 30 minutes and was no longer pink.
What is your favorite chicken recipe?
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