Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli

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I was in need of an easy weeknight dinner.  I made this recipe and I have to tell you it’s going to be a permanent addition to your collection.  Easy, Tasty and fast to make. You will be eating a healthy meal in no time flat. This meal made enough for two.  Be sure to double or triple if you are feeding more people.  Continue reading

Loaded Taco Casserole

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It’s the weekend…Yay!  I wanted to make something special for my husband (man-food to be exact) and this recipe did not disappoint him in any way.  It was delicious with two manly “Thumbs Up!”  Man-food aside, anyone in search of comfort food would be all over this dish!

As I was putting this casserole together, I was concerned that my 2 quart dish was going to be too small but it all just fit.  Out of the oven and on our plates the flavour was Taco-tastic!  I served it with tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream on top.

You can choose your level of heat by using spicier salsa if desired.

This recipe would go over very well at a pot luck.. You may need to double the recipe if you’re feeding a large crowd.  I couldn’t imagine there being any left overs.  Continue reading

Slow Cooker Asian-Style Chicken

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I love my slow cooker. LOVE IT!  I had 3 packs of chicken drumsticks in my freezer and all I wanted to do was thaw them, toss them in my slow cooker, spin on my heel and walk away.  Well, once I had all FIVE ingredients for this wonderful recipe in my slow cooker, I spun on my heel and took one step towards kitchen sink to wash the dishes.  So much for walking away.  But I sure walked away once the dishes were done.

This chicken recipe is very saucy, juicy and not to mention EASY!  Once cooked, the meat just falls off the bone.  Don’t feel you have to double the sauce because there is plenty.  Once in the slow cooker it’s ok if the chicken is not fully submerged in the liquid. It will cook up just fine. The flavour is somewhat mild but tasty!  It was a hit in my home. Serve with basmati rice and a veggie of your choice. Continue reading

Breaded & Baked Chicken Strips with Honey Mustard Dip

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I found this recipe a couple weeks ago and I have to say that it’s quite tasty and different from my usual weeknight chicken dishes.  I have modified the original recipe somewhat to make the flavour just a little less intense. Since the chicken strips are not deep fried, it’s super crunchy like my Chicken Sesame recipe but it still has a very nice golden crust with juicy chicken on the inside.  This recipe is sure to please!  Pretty easy to make and only 15 -17 minutes of baking time.  Go a head and make it! Continue reading

Chicken Chili

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Chili is one of my favourite go to staple recipes.  Sometimes, when I don’t know what to make for dinner, I almost always have all the ingredients on hand to make Chili.  Satisfying and filling not to mention easy to make.   This recipe does not contain any real spicy heat.  You can easily add the level of heat you like with chili flakes, Tabasco Sauce, jalapeños, or other hot sauce of  your choice.  Or you can have your family or guests add their own level of heat suits them.  Serve with your favourite Nacho Tortilla Chips for a nice added crunch. Continue reading

Chicken Sesame

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Note: This is a long post with LOTS of pics.

Chicken Sesame. Where do I even begin? This is a labour intensive recipe and it’s also a labour of love.  I really wondered if I should even post it.  Would anyone even make it?   Does anyone even have a deep fryer? One thing is for certain… if you want a claim to fame: Here it is – Chicken Sesame. Make it and they will come.  Don’t forget to make the sauce (included in recipe).  Give yourself 3 hours to make Chicken Sesame including clean-up.  Better yet, have a good friend help you make it. (Not me…ha, ha.)

You should really use a deep fryer if you’re going to make it. This recipe freezes well and it’s great for feeding a crowd. I cannot tell you how many times I have made it. If I had a nickel for every time…(you get the picture). You can easily cut back on the ingredients if you wish to make a smaller amount. Note this…once you make this recipe and share it with others, you will be crowned “Chicken Sesame Queen/King” and you will be asked to make it for every function you attend. Just wanted you to know. I have that crown, myself. Continue reading

Greek Chicken

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This is a very tasty chicken dish.  It’s always a favourite.   The chicken breasts need to be butterflied.  If you can’t find butterflied chicken in your grocery store, you can do it yourself by placing regular chicken breasts between 2 pieces of wax paper.   With a meat mallet pound chicken to an even ½ inch thickness.

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Ingredients: Onion, Garlic, Oregano, Diced Tomatoes, Fresh Parsley, Olive Oil, Flour, Chicken Broth, Feta Cheese and Butterflied Chicken.

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Flour the chicken.  Shake off the excess and transfer to a plate.

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Heat Olive Oil in a large frying pan.  Cook chicken for four minutes on each side. Transfer to a clean plate and keep warm.

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Add a bit more oil to the pan and fry up the Onion and Garlic until softened.

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Add the Diced Tomatoes, Chicken Broth, Salt, and Oregano.

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Give it a good stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat.

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Slip the chicken pieces in the tomato mixture and cook for 7 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

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Crumble Feta Cheese and Parsley on top.  Cover with a lid for cheese to melt a bit.

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Greek Chicken
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Recipe type: Chicken
Cuisine: Greek
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Chicken Breasts, boneless and butterflied
  • ¼ cup Flour (you may need more flour)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Onions, chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes (28oz can)
  • ⅔ cup Chicken Broth
  • 1½ tsp Oregano, dried
  • ½ - 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Feta Cheese, crumbled (use more if desired)
  • 1 Tbsp Parsley – Fresh, chopped for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Coat Chicken Breasts completely with Flour, shake off excess.
  2. In a large frying pan heat 2 tsp of Olive Oil on med-high heat.
  3. Cook chicken for 4 minutes, turning once until golden on both sides but NOT cooked through. Remove to a clean plate. Set Aside.
  4. In the same skillet, heat remaining oil over med-high heat; cook Onions and Garlic for 2 minutes or until softened.
  5. Stir in Diced Tomatoes (with juices), Chicken Broth, and Oregano. Bring to a boil.
  6. Return chicken to pan. Reduce heat to med-low. Cover and cook for 7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce thickened.
  7. Sprinkle with Feta Cheese, cover and cook a few minutes longer until feta melts.
  8. Serve garnished with Parsley.

 

Chicken Wings

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You’ll save $$$ making your own Chicken Wings at home.  Restaurants charge a fortune and let’s face it, you always want more! This recipe will keep you coming back.  If you want heat, add a splash or two of your favourite hot sauce. You can easily double the recipe.

Note: The next time I make this recipe I will update with photos. Continue reading