SPICY CHICKEN STEW

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken pieces
3 tablespoons butter
2 large onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 28 ounce can chopped tomatoes
1 cup chicken stock or broth
1 cup white wine
2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
sea salt and white pepper to taste
Two generous cups of fresh herbs (a combination of cilantro, tarragon, basil AND parsley)

  • Bring the butter to a sizzle in a large skillet/saute’ pan.
  • Add chicken and fry on medium-hi heat until slightly browned all over. About 5 minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate. Keep warm.
  • Add the onions to the pan, stir for a 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and saute, until onion has softened a little, another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the chilli flakes and coriander, stir for a few seconds to release the aromas. 
  • Add the tomatoes, chicken stock and wine. 
  • Season with salt an pepper.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover the saucepan and cook for 45 minutes or so, occasionally stirring, until the sauce is reduced to a thick glossy sauce. I found it took about 1 hour and a half  to reduce the sauce. Alternatively, add a little cornstarch or flour mixed with water and stir into the pot as necessary.
  • Shred chicken and return to pan. 
  • Add the fresh herbs. Stir and cover for 10 minutes, so the flavors can infuse. Season again, if necessary.
  • Serve over rice or potatoes and garnish with lemon slices.
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PARMESAN MUSHROOM CHICKEN

PARMESAN MUSHROOM CHICKEN
4 thin skinless, boneless chicken steaks
seasoned flour (I use Wondra with salt & pepper)
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup white wine
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Asiago Parmesan

  • Combine WONDRA flour with salt and pepper – mix well.
  • Dip chicken in the buttermilk and then dredge in the flour mixture.
  • Heat butter and saute’ chicken until golden.  Remove from skillet and keep warm.
  • Add olive oil.
  • When oil and butter are well mixed and heated through add mushrooms, thyme and garlic sauteing until golden.
  • Add wine to deglaze pan being sure to scrape up any bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Slowly add the heavy cream, stirring constantly until well blended.
  • Add Parmesan cheese, stirring until melted.
  • Plate chicken, serving with rice pilaf or mashed potatoes and top with mushroom sauce.
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SMOTHERED CHICKEN

 SMOTHERED CHICKEN
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast PER person
2 slices bacon PER person
2 ounces fresh mushrooms PER person
1 green onion PER person
1/4 cup shredded cheese PER person
1-2 tablespoon honey PER person
1-2 tablespoon BOB’s Country Sauce PER person
seasoning salt
white pepper

  • Sprinkle each breast with seasoning salt and white pepper on both sides. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cook bacon until crisp in frying pan.  Drain on paper towels.
  • Add chicken breasts to hot bacon fat and brown well on both sides ~ 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Whisk together the honey and Country Bob’s sauce.
  • As you remove chicken from frying pan dip it in the honey mixture and then place  in a prepared baking dish.
  • Pour remaining honey sauce over top of chicken pieces.
  • Add onions and mushrooms to the bacon grease and saute until tender. Drain well.
  • Crumble bacon over the chicken pieces.
  • Spoon onions and mushrooms over chicken breasts.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.**
  • Serve over mashed potatoes and use any remaining sauce in the pan to top the potatoes.

**I like to use chicken steaks instead of breasts because they are thinner and we’re eating less these days.  If you do this, decrease your cooking time accordingly.

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SMOTHERED CHICKEN

 SMOTHERED CHICKEN
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast PER person
2 slices bacon PER person
2 ounces fresh mushrooms PER person
1 green onion PER person
1/4 cup shredded cheese PER person
1-2 tablespoon honey PER person
1-2 tablespoon BOB’s Country Sauce PER person
seasoning salt
white pepper

  • Sprinkle each breast with seasoning salt and white pepper on both sides. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cook bacon until crisp in frying pan.  Drain on paper towels.
  • Add chicken breasts to hot bacon fat and brown well on both sides ~ 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Whisk together the honey and Country Bob’s sauce. 
  • As you remove chicken from frying pan dip it in the honey mixture and then place  in a prepared baking dish.  
  • Pour remaining honey sauce over top of chicken pieces.
  • Add onions and mushrooms to the bacon grease and saute until tender. Drain well.
  • Crumble bacon over the chicken pieces.
  • Spoon onions and mushrooms over chicken breasts.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.**
  • Serve over mashed potatoes and use any remaining sauce in the pan to top the potatoes.

**I like to use chicken steaks instead of breasts because they are thinner and we’re eating less these days.  If you do this, decrease your cooking time accordingly.

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PARMESAN MUSHROOM CHICKEN

PARMESAN MUSHROOM CHICKEN
4 thin skinless, boneless chicken steaks
seasoned flour (I use Wondra with salt & pepper)
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup white wine
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Asiago Parmesan

  • Combine WONDRA flour with salt and pepper – mix well.
  • Dip chicken in the buttermilk and then dredge in the flour mixture.
  • Heat butter and saute’ chicken until golden.  Remove from skillet and keep warm.
  • Add olive oil.
  • When oil and butter are well mixed and heated through add mushrooms, thyme and garlic sauteing until golden.
  • Add wine to deglaze pan being sure to scrape up any bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Slowly add the heavy cream, stirring constantly until well blended.
  • Add Parmesan cheese, stirring until melted.
  • Plate chicken, serving with rice pilaf or mashed potatoes and top with mushroom sauce.

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BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN BAKE

I cannot remember where I found this recipe originally, but it was a good fall/winter night type dish so I filed it and finally tried it with a few modifications.  Hubs loved it and I will be making it again!
BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN BAKE
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
1 can diced tomatoes with garlic & herbs, undrained
1 package Chicken Stove Top Stuffing
1 KNORR chicken bouillon gel tub
1 cup hot water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Basil paste
4 slices or 1 cup grated  mozzarella cheese
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Whisk together hot water, bouillon tub, garlic and basil paste until well blended.
  • In a mixing bowl mix together the stuffing mix, tomatoes and bouillon mixture until stuffing is moistened.
  • In a 9×9 baking dish sprayed with PAM, layer evenly first the chicken, then the cheese and topped with the stuffing mixture.
  • Bake 45 minutes – chicken will be cooked through and stuffing will be beginning to crust.
  • Cut it like a lasagna and serve with salad.
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SHREDDED BBQ CHICKEN SANDWICHES with COLESLAW & BBQ CHICKEN COBB SALAD

BBQ Chicken COBB SaladCHICKEN RUB
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • In a small bowl combine the paprika, salt, garlic and pepper.
  • Brush both sides of chicken lightly with oil.
  • Sprinkle with rub.
  • Grill chicken over direct heat 10-12 minutes, turning as necessary. Let chicken rests 5 minutes before shredding. Add barbeque sauce and mix well. Toast rolls. Pile chicken onto rolls and top with slaw.

SLAW
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
3 cups shredded coleslaw mix

  • In a large bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar salt and pepper.
  • Toss with cabbage mix.

1/2 cup BBQ sauce

HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons dark rum
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 teaspoon white pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 1/2 cups Portland Ketchup

  • In a large saucepan combine all the ingredients except the ketchup.
  • Cook uncovered until sugar is dissolved and all ingredient are well blended.
  • Add ketchup and bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring often (about 30 minutes) until dark and thick.

The next day makes for a wonderful salad.  Just add veggies.

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SHREDDED BBQ CHICKEN SANDWICHES with COLESLAW & BBQ CHICKEN COBB SALAD

SHREDDED BBQ CHICKEN SANDWICHES with COLESLAW & BBQ CHICKEN COBB SALAD

BBQ Chicken COBB SaladCHICKEN RUB
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
In a small bowl combine the paprika, salt, garlic and pepper.
Brush both sides of chicken lightly with oil.
Sprinkle with rub.
Grill chicken over direct heat 10-12 minutes, turning as necessary. Let chicken rests 5 minutes before shredding. Add barbeque sauce and mix well. Toast rolls. Pile chicken onto rolls and top with slaw.

SLAW
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
3 cups shredded coleslaw mix
In a large bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar salt and pepper.
Toss with cabbage mix.

1/2 cup BBQ sauce

HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons dark rum
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 teaspoon white pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 1/2 cups Portland Ketchup

  • In a large saucepan combine all the ingredients except the ketchup.
  • Cook uncovered until sugar is dissolved and all ingredient are well blended.
  • Add ketchup and bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring often (about 30 minutes) until dark and thick.

The next day makes for a wonderful salad.

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SHREDDED CHICKEN ROLLS

SHREDDED CHICKEN VEGETABLE EGG ROLLS
2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken or pork pieces (cheat and use a rotisserie chicken)
1 medium Vidalia onion, finely chopped
1 large stalk celery, finely chopped
1 large carrot, finely chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic, jar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon sesame oil
4 tablespoons canola oil
egg roll wrappers (I use Melissa’s)

  • Heat skillet with 2 tablespoons of oil. Add onion, garlic, celery and carrots, Saute’ until tender.
  • Drain, retaining oil.
  • In a large mixing bowl toss meat pieces with sesame oil, sugar, salt and pepper. Add vegetables and blend well.
  • Cool 5-10 minutes.
  • Fill center of each wrapper with 2 tablespoons of filling.
  • Fold 1st corner towards the center. Then fold each edge towards the center. With a pastry brush wet the exposed triangle of dough and roll the bulk onto it.
  • Add oil back into pan and add the additional 2 tablespoons and bring to medium heat.
  • Cook egg rolls on all 4 sides until golden.

RASPBERRY PINEAPPLE DIPPING SAUCE
1/2 cup raspberry jam
2 tablespoons crushed pineapple, drained
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • Heat jam in microwave for 20 seconds to warm and thin.
  • Whisk in honey and soy sauce.
  • Set aside.
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LINK PARTY PALOOZA & FOODIE FRIDAY submissions by 3 Sides of Crazy

It’s FOODIE FRIDAY over at RATTLEBRIDGE FARM and a great time for me to catch up on a few recipes that needed posting from the recently tried stack of Magazine Monday recipes and this week there were quite a few winners I must say.

First up is:

BULLAI RUBBED CHICKEN
2 pounds chicken tenders, rinsed and dried
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 KNORR onion bouillon cube, crushed
1 teaspoon California sweet Paprika
1 KNORR chicken homestyle stock tub
2 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes
Juice of 1 lemon
4 tablespoons butter, divided

  • Combine spices until well blended.
  • Sprinkle rub on both sides of chicken  rubbing in well.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium high heat.
  • Cook chicken pieces until just done, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Remove chicken pieces, keeping them warm.
  • Add remaining butter and KNORR stock and hot water, whisking into drippings until well blended.  Bring to a boil over medium high heat and simmer about 10 minutes until reduced by half.
  • Whisk in the lemon juice and whipping cream until well blended.
  • Add sun dried tomatoes.
  • Reduce heat, simmering to desired consistency.
  • Pour over chicken and mashed potatoes.

Next was a super easy and SUPER tasty recipe:

GERMAN SMASHED POTATOES
3 pounds YUKON GOLD potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks, cooked tender
1/2 pound bacon
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar

  • Cook bacon until crisp, drain on paper towels.
  • Add vinegar and sugar to bacon fat, being sure to scrape up all the bits on the bottom of the pan and cook until well blended. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl add the potatoes and smash.
  • Crumble the bacon over the potatoes.
  • Pour the vinegar mixture over top and mix well.
  • Enjoy.

Then came a more time consuming recipe, but one hubs fell in love with:

I also found that they now make refried BLACK beans – gotta tell you I’m loving these!
LAYERED TORTILLA PIE
1 cup salsa
1 pound ground beef
homemade taco seasoning
1 can refried BLACK beans
1 can traditional refried beans
8 inch flour tortillas
2 cups Mexican shredded cheese
sour cream
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

  • Brown the hamburger and drain off the grease.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and taco seasoning to the hamburger.
  • Cook until liquid is absorbed.
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • In a medium bowl mash together the refried beans, 1/2 the salsa and 1/2 the garlic.
  • In another medium bowl mash together the refried BLACK beans, 1/2 the salsa and 1/2 the garlic.
  • Spray a shallow pie pan with PURE.
  • Spread a small amount of sour cream on a tortilla and lay in the bottom of the pie pan.
  • Spread with one of the bean mixtures.
  • Add another tortilla and spread with some meat mixture.  Top with a thin layer of cheese.
  • Repeat layers until you have about 7 or 8 layers.
  • Top with remaining cheese.
  • Cover lightly with foil.
  • Bake 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
  • Cut into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream.

Here’s an all-time favorite:

SEAFOOD SALAD
Shredded Romaine
Tomato wedges
Sliced green onions
Juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
1 large can tuna, drained really well
Mayo to taste

  • Toss all together and enjoy with some garlic bread.

And lastly one of our new favorites:

ITALIAN MEATLOAF CUPS w/ PARMA ROSA PASTA

1 pound hamburger
1 pound Italian sausage
2 bunches green onions, chopped
1 sleeve saltines, crushed
2 eggs
1 can Italian tomato paste
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Blend all together.
  • I use the mini loaf pans and fill each one 2/3.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until top is crispy.
  • Pour off excess fat before serving.
  • Bake how ever many you need today and freeze the others for future meals. Thaw in refrigerator before baking.
These are truly greatest hits at our house and welcome leftovers for weekend picnic sandwiches.
PARMA ROSA PASTA
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon minced garlic, jar
1 tablespoon Classico sun-dried tomato paste
1 egg yolk, beaten
1/4 teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Melt butter in a saucepan.
  • Add garlic and saute until fragrant.
  • Gradually add heavy cream, stirring constantly. Stir in salt, pepper and grated Parmesan cheese and stir constantly until melted.
  • Whisk in egg quickly and heat through.

Recipes Submitted to:

and TATERTOTS & JELLO’S  LINK PARTY PALOOZA

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