All posts filed under: chicken

K, C and G’s Oh So Moist Roast Chicken 

I found a great recipe on the internet recently for baked chicken. Baked, whole chicken, a high heat cooking process with moist results…. all those things, I like! I thought, hey, I can add a few of my own touches to an already great recipe like a bit more flavor depth based on my cooking knowledge and walla… here it is, my scrumptious version. My newly clipped herb sprigs. I just happened to have these herbs on hand in my backyard herb garden space, purchase your fresh herbs at your local grocery store. Gather your ingredients. Oops, missing the 1/2 a lemon, I’m on it. Ingredients… 1 whole chicken (about 3 to 3-1/2 pounds) 2 tablespoons oil 2 tablespoons melted margarine or 2 tablespoons butter 1 1⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice (can use more lemon juice if desired) 1 1⁄2 tablespoons seasoning salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika 1 sprig thyme 1 sprig rosemary 1/2 a lemon Process… Rinse the chicken inside and out well under cold water, …

Oma’s Chicken Soup 

My mom was an excellent cook. Lately as we step into fall (or at least feel hints of it) here in So. Cal., I’ve been craving her chicken soup. She put so much love into her cooking I like to think I do the same.  Last night I made my version of her original magic. The only changes are, the addition of a touch tomato sauce, this gives the soup broth a nice finish, I add sweet whole kernel corn to the mix and a hint chile powder as well.   This recipe makes a very large amount, enough for a family of 6 adults plus leftovers for another meal.  Here’s the large pot I used…  Cut ingredients in half for an average size pot of goodness.  Feel free to add and or take away as you see fit here. These amounts and ingredients (the vegi’s) can be varied as you please.  The key is the 1st step… this adds such great flavor to the soup base, sauting the onions, tomatoes and garlic with salt …

Fetticine Alfredo w/Chicken or without, The Only Sauce Recipe You’ll Ever Need. 

Here are the ingredients I used.  This sauce is the best, you’ll find it hard to make and use any other once you’ve made this… no kidding, it’s that good!  I like serving it up like this, that way your guests or family members can choose just how much sauce and chicken to add to their fettuccine noodles.      Oh my yummy.  I cooked up some chicken tenderloins to chop up and add to the fettuccine Season the chicken pieces lightly with salt and pepper. Cook the tenderloins about 8-10 minutes per side. Chop the chicken into bite size piece and set it aside till service.  Ingredients  1/2 cup good quality salted butter 1 Tablespoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups heavy cream 2 1/2 cups good quality parmessan cheese, grated (use the block type don’t use the grated for you type, it does not blend well and your sauce will separate)  a pinch of ground nutmeg  Flat or curly leaf parsley for garnish 2/3 chicken tenderloins pieces per guest (optional)  16 …

War Ton Soup, Sans Wontons 

My momma in law made this delicious version of War Ton soup. We topped our soup with Chinese crunchy noodles and siracha sauce. What a great meal it was. Here’s a recipe if you’d like to make it yourself.  I just know you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!  http://www.food.com/recipe/wor-wonton-soup-7780  My mother in law added tofu to hers, it worked well in this dish.   Happy weekend.  g. 

Sometimes When I Can’t Sleep, I Cook… Chori-Pollo Dip   

Lately worry has been an almost constant in my life. Our youngest grandson 💙 has been in the NICU since his miraculous birth day about 6 weeks ago. Each day he is here continues to be such a miracle and I am thankful about that.  But, this Nanna sometimes needs a distraction. So getting up at 4am because I can’t sleep anyway and needing a distraction… cooking sure can help. 🙂  Of course I saved the putting together of this dish for my lunch/snack, it sure is tasty Here’s what you need. Plus a 1/4 cup water.  Begin to cook up your Mexican chorizo. Here is what the package looks like, in case you were wondering. It’s a soft sausage. Use 1/2 the package for this recipe.  Slice 1/2 an onion thin  Cook the onion until soft  Cook the chorizo until cooked, it will begin to get a tiny bit crispy when it’s done.  Here my onions are half way there… Dice into small cubes 8oz of velveta cheese, add the 1/4 water and the …

Chop Suey with Chicken

Ingredients… 1 whole head bok choy, chopped (don’t use the very end stem pieces) 1/4 onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped celery  1/2 cup of beans sprouts 3/4 cup warm water 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons soy sauce  1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp ginger (I used powdered)  1 cup cooked chopped chicken  Process… Heat oil in a large sauté pan or stock pot to medium high heat Cook the onion until translucent  Add in the bok choy and celery continue cooking on medium high for about 10 more minutes Add in the bean sprouts Add in the soy sauce and seasonings, stir  In a bowl combine the flour warm and the warm water, stir until smooth Add the liquid to the vegi mix Bring to a boil, simmer for about 10 minutes  Add in the chopped chicken, stir  Taste and adjust seasonings to your taste When chicken is heated through it’s done.  Serve over hot rice, oriental noodles, or Shirataki noodles Top with crunchy Chinese noodles  Add a bit of siracha …

Shirataki Noodles and Chicken Chop Suey

So I heard about these noodle some time ago. I just happen to see them at my local grocery store recently and thought… hey, now’s my chance to try these no carb tofu noodles. I decided to make some of my yummy Chicken Chop Suey (stay tuned for that recipe) to top these noodles with. The store I was at only had the fettuccine type cut of Shirataki noodles, it did the job. I was definitely not disappointed here, the texture of Shirataki noddles is different, of course. They are a little on the chewy side, but not bad.  Also, I had to get past the fact that they have a not so pleasant odor when you open the bag. No worries there, just rinse them very well, pat them dry with a paper towel (and the odor dissapears), then quick cook them per package directions. I cooked mine in the microwave for 1 minute. I made white rice for my family members, as I am the only one counting carbs (or lack there of …

Simple and Semi-Homemade Chicken Cesaer Salad 

A long healthy hike calls for a nice healthy lunch.  I did it, made it to the top!    This salad is both simple and delish. I just happened to have some chicken tenders to cook up,  Chicken Cesear Salad… that definitely worked.  Ingredients… One bag of Cesaer salad mix Cooked sliced chicken. I used 5 small chicken tender pieces per my 1 bag of salad (season the chicken as you like, I used s&p and garlic powder)  Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste for the salad mix Combine all ingredients  Enjoy Plan your next hike!  *currently I am counting carbs, so I skipped the croutons, normally… those lil crunchy morsels are yummy touch in my book. Go ahead, add them. *this salad would make an excellent light dinner as well.                                                                                        …

Naked Chicken Wings, Sauce on the Side… Please

So the husby and I are great fans of Buffalo Wings, but… of the naked and sauce of the side type.  I’m using a simple recipe I found on Pinterest today to marinate our wings, I just changed up the quantities a bit.  Chicken Wing Marinate… recipe.  * Check the end of this post, to learn about my added crisp-up touch, it’s definitely worth doing!  Ps. We have about 5 weeks left in this little loft of ours, I’m enjoying the last of our space while I can. We will be heading back to the burbs soon enough.  Ok, so… winner winner chicken dinner!  Ingredients… (for two) 6 Chicken wings pieces 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 tsp dried herd Italian seasoning  1/2 tsp garlic powder  Process… Place all ingredients in a large zip lock bag (gallon size)  Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours Preheat oven to 375 Spray a cookie sheet with olive oil Place the wings on the pan Cook wings uncovered for 50 minutes, turning once during the process  At the …

Chile Relleno (Green Chile), Chicken and Cheese Casserole. 

I saw the original recipe just a few days ago on Facebook.  I wanted to add my own touches (like green bell pepper, for flavor without heat) and make it more substantial so that it would be more of a meal… chicken, that worked. Here I give you what some might call… A Lazy Chile Relleno (and Chicken) Casserole. Pair it with a salad and walla, a super delish meal can be had!  Layer 1.  Heavy cream and egg mix.  Ready to layer with the mix. Time to bake  Looking forward to cutting into this!  Ingredients… 1 cup cooked, chopped up, chicken mixed with a 1/3 cup of verde (green chile) sauce of your liking.  3 Anaheim or pasilla chiles, roasted, skinned and seeded. (you can use 1 can of whole green chiles if you like) 2 roasted bell peppers, skinned and seeded  (a how-to for you… ( Chile Charring 101  – Gina’s Joys https://ginasjoys.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/chile-charring-101/ )  1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese 1 cup heavy cream  4 eggs 2 tsp …

Crockpot Roast Whole Chicken

Lunch! About 5 hours start to finish. I assure you totally worth the small effort in getting it started, asap! 😉 Rinse and pat dry your chicken Ball up 4 pieces of foil Place the foil balls spaced evenly on the bottom of the crockpot  Place 6 whole peeled garlic cloves in the chicken cavity  Season the chicken with.. 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. dried thyme 1 tsp. lemon pepper 2 tsp. chile powder Place the chicken on the foil balls and cook on high in your crockpot for about 5 1/2 hours, depending on size of your chicken. I cooked a rather large one and it was perfectly done in 5 1/2 hours.  Enjoy! Happy weekend all. g. Served it up with a simple romaine and mushroom salad.