All posts filed under: chicken

Crockpot White Chicken Chile

I know this recipe has to be excellente as written, but today I tweaked a few things. I used ingredients I had on hand. In the process I think my version is a tad lighter in calories. Maybe just a tad tho. 😉 Lol Oh well. Here’s the recipe as seen on Pinterest… https://pin.it/vmkjqt5cw7qcnn My way is really good too. Okay, so I only changed… used one can black beans instead of 2 cans white beans. Instead of the cream cheese and half and half I used 1/4 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt. I adjusted the seasonings at the end, added a little garlic powder, a pinch extra dried oregano and a tad more salt. I cooked my soup a total of 3 1/2 hours. Condiments, a must… use store bought salad topping chips, chopped avocado, fresh chopped cilantro and chopped green onions.

Lemon Pepper Chicken w/Orzo

Ingredients… 2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts Cooking spray Lemon pepper for chicken 1 tsp olive oil 2 cloves minced garlic 3 cups chicken broth 1/4 tsp lemon pepper for broth Chopped curly pastsley for garnish Lemon wedges for service Process 1. Spray a skillet with cooking spray 2. Heat to medium high 3. Generously season chicken with lemon pepper, both sies 4. Cook the chicken per side 3-5 minutes 5. Take the chicken out of the skillet and set it aside 6. Add the tsp of olive oil to the pan 7. Add in the garlic, scrape up any chicken crumbs and combine them with the garlic 8. Cook the garlic for a few minutes mixing continuously so as not to burn it 9. Add in the chicken broth 10. Add in the 1/4 tsp lemon pepper 11. Add in the orzo 12. Combine all well 13. Layer in the chicken 14. Bring the mixture to a boil 15. Lower heat and simmer uncovered for 15-18 minutes or until the orzo is tender (al dente) …

Easy Creamy Ranch Crockpot Chicken with Vegetables

I was in the mood for comfort food, easy peasy comfort food! Serves 2-3 In a crockpot combine 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts with the following… 1 packet ranch dressing mix 1 can cream of chicken soup plus 1 full can of water 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp onion powder dash of pepper After one hour you’ll add in 2 cups frozen vegetables of your choice, defrosted Process… In a crockpot cook on high all ingredients except for the vegetables for 3 hours. At the 3 hour mark add in the defrosted vegetables, combine all well. Cook covered for one more hour. Shred the chicken to create bite size pieces. I did this in the crockpot, it was easy to pull apart the chicken using 2 forks. 4 hours total… to create this creamy goodness. Serve over mashed potatoes with biscuits on the side. Enjoy! This has such great flavor, really, it’s so very yummy and it’s so easy to put together! The only negative is that it has ingredients heavier than I like …

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 …