All posts filed under: chicken

Garlic Herb Chicken and Orzo

I’ve been on a quest lately to add more (good) recipes to my regular rotation, the process has been fun. I think my family members are happy too! I was getting bored with the meals I was cooking and presenting and I think they were bored with the regular dishes we were eating. All good. After looking at several different recipes on Pinterest for chicken and orzo, I came up with this. I love putting my personal flavor touches on already good recipes. This dish is quite tasty. Finish your plates with a squeeze or two of fresh lemon juice and bit of fresh chopped curly parsley for flavor pop and presentation. This dish does not disappoint, promise! Ingredients…, 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or 6-8 tenderloin pieces) 3 cloves garlic chopped 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups low sodium chicken broth 1 cup uncooked orzo Lemon wedges Chopped curly parsley Instructions… …

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

Here’s the finished dish. I served it over spaghetti noodles, you could use any type of pasta here, regular or whole wheat of course. This really has a special depth of flavor, it is so very good. I think I will add this to my list of dishes, good enough to entertain with! Chop your onion small y’all :), just to be sure you end up with completely softened cooked onions in your finished dish. 4-6 cloves of garlic is perfect, I left them whole you can certainly chop them if you prefer. Fresh is best in my book, but dried herbs work just fine. I’m lucky in that in my neck of the woods (So. Cal.) rosemary bushes grow like crazy. Here is the mix ready to cook… After searching the web for an authentic chicken cacciatore recipe I opted to follow Ms. DeLaurentiis lead for the most part, except, my version is made in the crockpot. I adlibbed on a few things. I also took a few ideas from Saveur, one of my …

BBQ Ginger (Ale) Whole Chicken In The Crockpot 

Here’s what you need 1 whole chicken, rinsed and patted dry Half an onion, sliced 1 cup ginger ale  4 cloves garlic, peeled left whole  1 spring of fresh rosemary, or a tsp dried rosemary  1 1/2 tsp salt divided  1/8 tsp pepper  1 tsp ground paprika (not pictured)  2 cups of your fav bbq sauce  Slice up half an onion and layer your crockpot with the slices.  Stuff your chicken with the 4 garlic cloves (peeled and whole), the rosemary spring and 1 teaspoon of salt.  Place the chicken in the crockpot. Sprinkle the outside of the chicken with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon of paprika and 1/8 tsp of pepper. Now pour 1 cup of your favorite ginger ale (not diet) around the chicken.  Next, pour 2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce on top of the chicken. Cook on low in a crockpot for 8 – 8 1/2 hours. Here I’m using a large chicken, 5.5 pounds, so I set the timer for 8 1/2 hours.  The result is the most …

Crockpot Verdi Chicken

Oh this makes for a so delish burrito or taco filling! You must give it a whirl.  It is really easy and quick to come together… turn on the crockpot and go about your day.  At the end of 6 hours you’ll have a most delish chicken filling. If your doing low carb, this would surely be good on it’s on, sans tortilla.  Ingredients 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/2 a medium size white onion, sliced  1/2 cup crushed tomatoes  2 cups salsa verdi (green salsa, I used Herdez, mild)  1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp crushed oregano  1/4 tsp salt  Dash of pepper  Process Layer the bottom of your crockpot with the onion slices, next add in the chicken and all other ingredients.  Cover and cook on low for 6 hours Once done, shred the chicken with a fork, mix the chicken and salsa well.  Make your salsa verdi burritos or tacos  Enjoy!  I made burritos this time, I added shredded cheese, hot sauce and a bit of sour cream. The chicken turns out …

Easy Peasey Chicken and Rice Soup 

Mmmm, who doesn’t like a yummy  chicken soup. Here I’m making it easy peasey, but you can bet it will still be over the top flavorful. I am using leftover frozen then thawed white rice to both simplify things and to use up ingredients  I have on hand. Ha! I was expecting rain, but got this instead, sunny with more chance of sunny. All good, any weather is good soup weather! Highs in the low 60’s here in Riverside County, California, sunny and bright today, I shall take it, and this yummy soup. I sure hope you’ll give this recipe a whirl, it’s sooo very tasty. I think you’ll like it friends.  Great product here, so good in soups. (I set the frozen vegis out to defrost a bit, while the chicken, seasonings and broth cook and marry, before adding them to the soup)  Yes, using what I have in stock  and taking more shortcuts where I can today, why not?. 😊 (just happened to have these tasty bad boys on hand as well) so …

A Fine Fried Rice w/Chicken 

Hey all, happy Sunday. It’s been a rather busy news weekend with all the whoop la about the new president, pro and against.  I’ve decided, I will just take it all in and enjoy the the never ending debate.  How else to take in a lovely rainy debatable 😉 day than to cook a fine meal.  Here’s my recipe for a delicious fried rice. I invite you to make it your own, sans meat, with pork or without, maybe ground turkey, add in more vegi’s to your taste, whatever you decide.  This is a great base recipe, may it inspire your own perfect take on fried rice.  I happened to have a few of Chinese take out containers. I purchased them some time back at a Smart and Final, they are fun to serve in.  and so it begins…  The eggs just take a minute or two, take them off the heat when they are done.  I browned the chiles next, watch them closely as they can burn easily.  And here you go… This is …