Monthly Archives: March 2014

Chicken Stew Recipes

Prepare for chicken recipe to make a warm, hearty stew for dinner tonight.

Chicken Biscuits Stew

This is an easy homemade pot pie.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup oleo
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can condensed chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 cup cubed chicken
  • 1 can biscuits

Directions:

In 10 inch skillet melt oleo, blend in flour, salt and pepper. Add broth and milk. Cook until thickened. Add chicken, onion, carrots, and peas and simmer. Arrange biscuits over mixture and place in 375 degree F oven and bake for 25 minutes.

 

 

 

 

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Chicken Salad Recipes

Chicken can be used in all types of salads, such as pasta or a green salad. This page contains healthy chicken recipes.

Basil and Parmesan Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked chicken, diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic, or more to taste
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste, if desired

Directions:

Puree the mayonnaise, basil and garlic in a blender or food processor.

Toss chicken, celery, pureed mixture and Parmesan in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate, covered, until serving.

 

Cajun Spiced Chicken Salad

This is yummy to use for butter lettuce or flour tortilla wraps!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, or more to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • salt to taste

Directions:

Bring water to a boil in a pot, add chicken, reduce heat to low and poach until no longer pink in the center, about 15 to 20 minutes, remove from water, let cool and then dice.

Mix the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, paprika, and chili powder in a large bowl, gently stir in the eggs, celery, onion, and diced chicken.

Season with hot sauce and salt to taste, cover and chill for at least one hour to allow flavors meld.

 

Broccoli Chicken Salad Recipes

These two ingredients are a great combination in hot or cold dishes. This page contains healthy chicken recipes.

Excellent way to use up leftover chicken and other ingredients we often have in the kitchen. Last night I wanted to use up broccoli stems and had some cubed canned chicken a neighbor gave me and I actually liked using the stems more than the florets 😉 I sliced the stems in a food processor.

Broccoli Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets cut in bite size pieces (or very thinly sliced stems)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. sunflower kernels, salted or unsalted
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled if desired
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

Directions:

Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl.

Combine the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar in a small bowl and add to chicken mixture. Toss well, cover and refrigerate until serving.

 

Broccoli Slaw Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 12 oz bag of fresh broccoli slaw ($2.00)
  • 6 Tbsp light mayo
  • 1 13 oz can of chicken in water
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Steps:

  1. Drain and flake your canned chicken in a big bowl.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients to the flaked chicken in the bowl.
  3. Mix everything. Add more mayo and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or lid and store in fridge. Salad gets better as it sits for a day or two. Lasts a week.

 

Grilled Chicken Breast Recipes

Grilling is a popular way to prepare chicken. Tastes great and is easy, fast and cheap chicken recipe.

Add even more citrus flavors by making kabobs and skewering bite sized chicken pieces with pineapple chunks.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic, or more to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs

Directions:

Whisk together orange juice, honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, ginger, salt, and pepper in a large glass bowl. Reserve and refrigerate 1/3 cup of the marinade in a separate covered container for basting. Place the chicken into the bowl, turn to coat, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, turning once.

Preheat grill to medium and lightly oil the grill rack.

Grill chicken for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, basting often with the 1/3 cup of reserved marinade, and cook until juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

 

Easy Cooking Recipes

Whether you are a college student or a single individual, whether you are moving into your first home or just don’t spend that much time in the kitchen; cooking can be a real challenge for many individuals. For those who are either cooking on a budget or just learning to cook, you should consider easy cooking recipes. There are a few inexpensive, convenient foods you need to have on hand in order to making easy cooking recipes.

For quick and easy healthy meals, you want to make sure you are stocked up on packaged frozen foods. Frozen foods have a long shelf life and can be easy to prepare for those who are living on a budget. When it comes to frozen foods many think of frozen pizza, Hot Pockets, chicken fingers, corn dogs and other assorted TV dinners. While these are good to have, they aren’t necessarily considered a gourmet meal. For a more gourmet approach to frozen foods you need to consider stocking up on frozen vegetables, frozen fruit, frozen orange juice, frozen hash browns, fish sticks, frozen ravioli or tortellini, frozen cookie dough, chicken breasts, vegetarian meat substitutes, frozen English muffins, lasagna and ice cream.

You also want to make sure you keep some perishable foods kept in your refrigerator for those quick and easy cooking recipes. Just keep in mind that perishable foods will spoil so you should only keep small quantities on hand and try to use them up before they go bad. Some of the best items to keep on hand because they can be successful ingredients in recipes include milk, bagged salads, vegetables, fresh fruit, yogurt, eggs, tortillas, biscuits and rolls, cheese, lunchmeat, pita bread and hummus.

When it comes to convenience foods, the first area in your kitchen that you will stock is your pantry. Here you can buy sale items in bulk so you can successful stay on budget when cooking easy recipes. Be sure to have these items on hand in your pantry coffee, cooking oil, soup, instant oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, onions and potatoes, flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, peanut butter, refried beans, pasta and sauce, apples, dried fruit, muffin mix, spam, instant pudding or Jell-O, cereal bars, granola bars, baked beans, powdered drink mix and cookies.

Once you have these items on hand you can look up some quick and easy cooking recipes that you can throw together when you need a gourmet meal. Having a gourmet meal is so much better than living off a diet of Ramen, frozen pizza and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It doesn’t take a lot of effort and experience to learn how to make a quick and easy cooking recipe. Not to mention a gourmet meal is more satisfying, cheaper and healthier than the standard college food. When it comes to finding quick and easy cooking recipes, either you can find a long list online or you can talk to family and friends who may have some good recipe ideas.

Delicious Chicken Recipes for Your Dinner

What’s for dinner tonight? I hate that question. It is always so overwhelming for me to come up with what we can have for dinner. My family is really good about eating whatever I make, but I like making healthy meals that don’t take a lot of time. My favorite recipes are chicken recipes and crockpot recipes. These kind of recipes keep me and my kids happy. I love crockpot recipes because they are usually quick and easy and kids love chicken recipes, because they are really picky about what meat they will eat, but they will always eat chicken. A crockpot chicken recipe would be just the right combination for our family.

Ingredients:Crock-Pot Chicken With Black Beans & Cream Cheese...yum!. Photo by Pam-I-Am

4 -5 boneless chicken breasts
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans
1 (15 ounce) can corn
1 (15 ounce) jar salsa, any kind
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

1. Take 4-5 frozen, yes, frozen, boneless chicken breasts put into crock pot.
2 Add 1 can of black beans, drained, 1 jar of salsa, 1 can of corn drained.
3 Keep in crock pot on high for about 4-5 hours or until chicken is cooked.
4 Add 1 package of cream cheese (just throw it on top!) and let sit for about 1/2 hour.
5 All done and enjoy!

Source: http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-chicken-with-black-beans-cream-cheese-yum-89204

I like the variety that I can find online these days. I can’t believe how many crockpot recipes are available online. I can always count on the internet to help me find great crockpot recipes and chicken recipes that have already been tried and tested. Don’t you just love the reviews and rating systems that give you feedback from those who have also tried the recipe? It is my favorite part of finding recipes online. I know that I am trying something that numerous people have already made and really enjoyed or I know that I shouldn’t waste my time making the meal, because it didn’t have the flavor the other cooks wanted.

I like putting my meal in the crockpot before I start my day and then I don’t have to think about dinner for the rest of the day. Having kids makes my day crazy and finding crockpot chicken recipes has really saved my life. I hate always hitting the drive-through, not only because it isn’t the most healthy option for my children, but because it costs so much money. I can’t believe how fast it adds up. I can save at least a $100 a week using crockpot recipes instead of hitting the drive-through. I have actually found that my kids are actually enjoying dinner more now that we aren’t eating fast food. I guess it really does get old after awhile.

I would love to hear what your favorite healthy chicken recipes are, because we are kind of in a rut right now with our chicken options. We have been eating a lot of chicken covered in cream of chicken soup and cheese lately and I don’t know how much longer I can handle it. I know that you have a perfect go to crockpot recipe to go along with your chicken recipe, so please take a minute to share it! If you don’t know where to share, be sure to check out Gourmandia. It is one of my favorite resources for recipes and they have great reviews. I love how the reviewers actually take the time to tell you what improvements they have made to the dishes and not just tell you they don’t like it. It’s great to read through those changes and accommodate those changes to fit the tastes of your individual family.

Simple Oven Fried Chicken Recipes

Oven fried chicken recipes are very easy to make. I got even lazier and used some shake and bake that I found in the pantry, instead of the crackers. This was fast, easy, and best of all, it tasted great. Also, it’s suitable for busy moms.

Oven Fried Chicken Recipe no. 1: 

Ingredients:

4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 stick margarine

1 sleeve saltine crackers – crushed

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Melt margarine on 11×14 baking sheet in oven while preheating.
  2. When margarine is melted remove sheet from oven and coat each chicken breast in margarine, then in crushed saltines.
  3. Place back on baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes turning halfway through.

Oven Fried Chicken Recipe no. 2: 

 

Oven Fried Chicken Recipe no. 3: 

Ingredients:

2 large eggs, beaten lightly

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon dried thyme

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 package (5 1/4 ounces) plain Melba toast, pulsed to sand and pebble texture

4 drumsticks and 4 thighs, skin removed

Spray bottle filled with vegetable oil or vegetable oil cooking spray

 

Instructions:

  1. Adjust rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix eggs, mustard, thyme, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Put Melba toast crumbs in another shallow dish. Set a large wire rack over an 18 by 12-inch foil-lined jellyroll pan.
  3. Using 1 hand for dry ingredients and the other for wet, lay chicken pieces, 4 at a time, in egg mixture, roll to coat. Then lay 1 piece at a time in Melba crumbs. Press a mix of crumbs into top of chicken.
  4. Turn piece over and repeat, pressing crumbs into other side. Gently shake off excess. Set chicken on rack.
  5. Spray top portion of chicken pieces evenly with oil.
  6. Bake until chicken is nutty brown and juices run clear, 30 minutes for drumsticks and 35 minutes for thighs.

 

To discover more information about other healthy chicken recipes include the oven fried chicken recipes, visit Gourmandiadotcom.

 

Pecan Pie Recipe

Pecan is an edible nut that is rich in nutrients and buttery in flavor. Widely used in desserts it adds that extra crunchy feel. Pecans are often used in pie and are one of the most favored Thanksgiving and Christmas time pie.

Any pie is a filling with-in a crust. The name of the pie depends on the ingredient of the pie. Pecan pie has pecan nuts as its main ingredient. Try this dependable Pecan Pie recipe and you will be surely appreciated for your gourmet skills!

The first and foremost step that one should never miss is roasting the nut. You can roast the pecan in your microwave oven or just over the flame too. Microwave is easy and quick and provides uniform roasting. Once roasted, when cool, cut the nuts into half or more quarter.

To give you pie a flaky and crispy feel, the crust should be made correctly. Add 2 cups of all purpose flour with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon sugar. To this mix add 6 table spoon of unsalted butter and also shorter. Mix the set well in the food processor by slowly adding 6 to 8 Table spoons of ice cold water. Pinch the dough to check if they stay together. Once the dough is formed, pack it in a plastic cover and refrigerate till the filling is done.

Now comes the most important part of the pie, its filling. Pecan pie uses corn syrup in its filling. The ingredients needed for the pecan pie filling are-
1. 1 cup corn syrup.
2. 1 cup brown sugar
3. 1/3 cup butter (melted )
4. 3 eggs
5. 2 Cups roasted Pecans
6. 1/4 tea spoon salt
7. 1 teaspoon vanilla

Take a bowl and mix together the corn syrup with sugar, salt, melted butter and vanilla. Add eggs to the above mix and stir the mix well. Take the dough out of the refrigerator and roll flat bread out of the dough with a rolling pin. Place the rolled crust into your pie pan. You can use a baking tray if you do not have a pie tray.

After sticking the edges out well, pour the filling mix into the cup of the crust and drop all the roasted nuts. Bake this pie mix for 30 minutes at 350 degree F in a preheated oven. Cover the sides of the crust with a aluminum foil paper, so that the crust does not get over baked and burnt, and leave the filling to bake further for another 45 minutes. Stick in a knife to check if the filling is baked to perfection. Pecan pie feels special since it has a chewy nutty character. You can serve this pie with whipped cream or ice-cream augmenting your profession touch!

You can search on the internet to find some good pecan pie recipe. If you are interested on Chicken recipe, Wikichicken(dot)com is the best place for you.

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Easy Roasted Chicken Recipes

One easy chicken recipe is making an ordinary roasted chicken. It is really juicy, tasty and mouth -watering. Most people are not aware that they can make roasted chicken extraordinary. They just roast it and they do not make an effort to give the recipe an extra thrill. This article is all about how to make your roasted chicken a stunning dish. So if you are thinking that making your dish extraordinary is too complicated, well this article will prove you wrong.

Here are some easy roasted chicken recipes for you:

Honey Oven Roasted Chicken

easy-roasted-chicken-recipe

You need the following ingredients: pieces of chicken, melted butter, mustard, salt, curry powder and honey. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius. Mix all the ingredients together (except for the chicken). Place the chicken on a roasting pan (the skin should be sided up) and bake it for one hour and fifteen minutes. Remember to baste the chicken with pan drippings every 15 minutes so that it will be perfectly browned and tender. Let it stand for 3-5 minutes before serving.

Bacon Stuffed Roasted Chicken with Lemon Garlic Sauce

For this dish, preheat the oven (180 degrees Celsius). You will need chicken, butter, salt and pepper. You also need stuffing ingredients such as: butter, olive oil, red chopped red onion, diced bacon, finely minced garlic, chopped parsley, thyme, white bread crumbs, salt, and ground black pepper. In a saucepan with olive oil over medium heat, melt the butter; add the onion, garlic and bacon. Cover it with greaseproof paper and cover with a lid. Cook it on low heat until the onions softens. Add the chopped parsley, thyme and bread crumbs. Season it with salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat. Let it cool. When it does, spoon it into the chicken cavity. Place the chicken on a greased roasting pan. Brush or grease it with butter and season it with salt and pepper. Roast it in the preheated oven for one hour and thirty minutes up to one hour and forty-five minutes. Baste the chicken occasionally until the texture and color are perfect and cooked well. You will know if the chicken is cooked when its legs begin to loosen from the body.

Hope you liked these easy roasted chicken recipes!

Chicken Recipes – Why So Popular?

Chicken makes a great meal, so you should learn at least five easy chicken recipes. This way you can have one chicken meal on Monday night and another on Friday or Saturday, and they will be so different that nobody will realize that you are having chicken more than once a week.

If you start with the side of a chicken, or perhaps several breasts or thighs, you can boil these parts of the chicken, adding some vegetable chunks and a bit of spice to them. When they are almost completely cooked, just add rice to the water, and when the rice is done, you have a chicken and rice meal that is healthy and that your family will love. The spices to add would be chopped onions, garlic, celery, carrots, and perhaps some dried oregano, parsley, thyme and basil.

If you like your chicken a bit spicier, try it with a Caribbean twist. Take the thighs or breasts, whatever your preference, and cook them slowly in some olive oil in a skillet. When they are almost done, add some coarsely chopped onion, garlic, green bell pepper, and maybe some chopped up chili peppers or a jalapeno. Add some kidney beans or black beans, and a bit of tomato sauce. Add water as needed to keep everything from sticking to the pan. The final touches should be what wakes everything up with flavor, and that is cumin, coriander, and finally, wonderful Jamaican jerk. Serve this with plain rice, and everyone will ask you to make it again.

If you like Chinese food, those recipes are challenging. But there are prepared packets in the supermarket that make these healthy chicken recipes easy and delicious. They are inexpensive and easy to prepare. Kung pao chicken is the other one, with a real kick.

The sweet and sour packet will require onions, bell peppers, and pineapple chunks, and the results are delicious. And the companies that produce these little packets make Chinese cooking simple.

For the super bowl parties, and other gatherings, chicken wings with either barbeque sauce or hot wing sauce is a great treat. You can serve these with pork and beans, or potato and macaroni salads, or a variety of other finger foods, like mozzarella sticks, or even potato chips.

You will never run out of things to do with chicken. But you should try and few of these great easy chicken recipes, and just end up sticking to the ones that your family likes the best. You should still have a selection of about five or ten to choose from, so that you can make chicken, which is a very healthy alternative to red meat, about twice a week.

 

Sources:

Wikichicken.com

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