Like most families, it is a struggle to find a healthy and flavorful meal for the typical busy week night that the whole family can enjoy. Unlike the classic chicken cacciatore, which is a long braising of chicken with mushroom and peppers in a red wine and tomato sauce this recipe can be done within 30-40 minutes and still pack a great flavor and tender chicken. The key is the sauce that is cooked down into a thick tomato-wine sauce that makes the chicken cacciatore. Check out the recipe below.
During the week it is hard to get a good meal meal out for your family, with this cheesy chicken artichoke skillet there is very little prep time and the rest is it cooking itself. The skillet is creamy and filled with vegetables and chicken and packed with cheese so it keeps your family pleased. Lastly, the clean up is very simple since it is all in one single pan. Check out the recipe below
In a large skillet, melt the butter and cook the carrots and peppers. Cook until almost tender and add the chicken and cook until chicken is cooked.
Stir in the cream of chicken soup, artichokes, rice, thyme and milk. Stir and cover then place in a 350F oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and top with cheese and green onions and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Chicken wings are one of the most popular appetizers we have around. there is so many different ways to prepare them. These Honey-Soy Chicken Wings are a perfect balance of sweet and the little bit of heat from the chili sauce makes it so you cant just have one. The preparation is only a few minutes and the oven baking keeps them healthier by not frying but still packed with flavor.
In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients besides the chicken, mix until well combined.
Place the chicken into a gallon size re-sealable bag and pour the marinate into the bag. Seal the bag with as much air removed as possible and shake to cover the chicken.
Refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 475F, place the chicken on a foil lined sheet pan, pour remaining marinate on top of the chicken. Bake for 25minutes and fully cooked, turning the chicken 2-3 times throughout the cooking.
This Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Chicken could not be any easier to put together with a few ingredient. The bacon keeps the chicken nice and moist that you can cut with a fork. The smokiness of the bacon and the sweet from the brown sugar gives a big and bold flavors that will have your family will be asking for more. Serve with your favorite sides and you will have a easy dinner.
Start by placing the Chili Powder, Brown Sugar, BBQ Sauce, Garlic and Apple Cider Vinegar in a small mixing bowl. Mix until all combined and a paste is formed. Next, place the chicken breast between layers of plastic wrap and pound with a meat hammer until about 1/2"-3/4" thickness.
On a sheet of plastic wrap, lay out 5-6 pieces of bacon side by side and place the chicken on top. Place two slices of cheese on top of the chicken. Using the plastic wrap start rolling the chicken over and place the seem on the bottom. Place on a baking sheet and repeat.
Spoon the glaze over the chicken rolls and spread to cover.
Place in the oven and cook for 25-30 mins until the chicken has reached 165F. Let rest for 5 minutes, then serve.
Growing up in Minnesota there is nothing like the classic soup of chicken wild rice on a day that is cold to make you feel warm inside. Why not combine two of my favorite classic soups into one with this version of creamy chicken wild rice and dumpling. soup This recipe is a bit healthier without all of the heavy cream that is normally in the chicken wild rice but replaced with nice pillow like dumplings that make up for it for sure. If you are gluten free you can easy replace the flour for a gluten free option like rice flour.
This recipe is very simple to make, this recipe can be easily made withing the 45 minutes i mention below in the recipe if needed and only needs a few ingredients that are extremely easy to find anywhere around.
Add butter and saute the onion, carrots, celery and chicken until slightly tender and the chicken is cooked . Add the flour and spices, let cook for 2-3 minutes making sure all flour is mixed in.
Stir in the chicken broth and milk. Let the soup come to a boil and thicken. Add the cooked rice to the soup, cover the pot with a lid and allow mixture to simmer.
Add the dumplings by dropping a tablespoonful on top of the simmering soup. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, serve the soup warm.
I am always thinking of an easy healthy meal that is packed with flavor. This Sweet Potato and Tinga Chicken Skillet is an easy dinner all made in one skillet. The flavorful sauce of the tinga chicken that is packed with flavor and nutrient packed ingredients make it a great family meal that everyone will love.
The tinga sauce is a classic mexican sauce made from tomatoes, chipotle chilis in adobo, garlic and cinnamon that packs a bold smoky flavor with just the right amount of heat that wont be too overwhelming for the whole family. As you cook the liquid out of the sauce to thicken the sauce it fill your home with a great scent that almost as great as the taste.
Since the summer us upon us and barbecue season gets kicked into full speed these BBQ Dr Pepper Pineapple wings come in with a simple and easy recipe that will satisfy everyone at your your backyard barbecue. These wings big a great mixture of sweet, tart, and spice with the pepper. The marinate cooked down turns into a great sticky and sweet glaze that coats the chicken and your fingers in goodness. These also make great tailgating snack for the fall football season
The first thing you need to do is pop open a can of Dr. Pepper and start making the marinate for the chicken. you can use other caramel colored soda in replacement if you choose to. Add the Brown Sugar, Pineapple Juice, Garlic, Soy Sauce, Onion Powder and Red Pepper Flakes. Mix until sugar is well mixed into the liquid.
Once you got the marinate ready, rinse the chicken and add it to the marinate. Make sure all of the chicken is covered.
Cover and let the chicken marinate for about two hours, but you can let them marinate overnight. I like to uncover and mix everything about half way through so everything is equally covered and recover. Once you get to the two hour, Heat the Grill to Medium-high or oven to 400 degrees.
Cook the chicken until fully cooked (165 degrees) flipping them over half way through. Sound be about 10-15mins on the grill and 30 mins in an oven.
Once the chicken is on the grill, In a sauce pan, add the leftover marinate and heat over medium high and reduce down to 1/3-1/2 liquid is left. You want a consistence of cough syrup and corn syrup.
Once the sauce is finish, toss the chicken in a bowl with the sauce and serve.
If you love saffron, this recipe is needed for the ready and if you never tried saffron what are you waiting for. This is a simple dish that takes one pan and a few ingredients that are readily available at the store. If you don’t know what saffron is, it is the dried stigma (tiny threadlike strands) of the Crocus Sativus Linneaus, a member of the iris family. It makes a very distinct yellowish color to the meal with a great bold flavor. Saffron is known to help with mental and heart health.
Now to the dish.
The first thing I do is dredge the chicken breast in flour that is seasoned with salt and pepper. (You can skip this step for health reasons) I do this for the coloring of the chicken. Add the oil to a hot pan and sear the chicken until it is golden brown and remove for the pan, you might need to do batches of this a couple times. The chicken should not be fully cooked since it will finish cooking later.
Once the chicken is finished being seared, add the diced onions and cook until golden brown then add the garlic and cook until the garlic is soft.
Add the rice and stir in until the rice and onion mixture is combined
Add in the Chicken stock
Then it is time for the star ingredient, when adding the saffron grind it softly between your fingers to break it up and let it release its aroma faster into the dish.
Add the frozen peas, add then frozen so they don't over cook and fall apart while the dish is cooking. Stir everything together thoroughly.
Add the chicken back into the pan. Cover the pan and let it cook over low for about 35 mins until the rice is fully cooked. I remove the chicken and give the rice one good stir before serving so everything is fluffed up.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!