Tuesday, November 28, 2017

French Chicken Casserole a la Normande

French Chicken Casserole a la Normande | #Frenchfood #Frenchfoodrecipes #Frenchcooking #Tarragonchicken #Honeymustardchickenthighs #Recipeswithhoney #Saffronrecipes #Persianrecipes #Persianchickenrecipe #Persianchickenandrice #Persiansaffronchicken #Ethnicrecipes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs chicken thighs and legs
  • salt
  • 4 shallots diced or one medium onion
  • 1 rib celery diced
  • 4-5 thyme sprigs
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 125g/4 oz bacon lardons or 6 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 2 tbsp brandy or whiskey
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 85 ml/1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 400ml/1 1/2 cups hard dry apple cider such as Strongbow
  • 2 apples peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • 125ml/1/2cup double cream/heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Turn the oven on to 180C/350F.
  2. Pat dry chicken legs and thighs with a paper towel and salt all over.
  3. In a large casserole dish brown the chicken parts in 1 tbsp of oil over medium- high heat until golden. Remove to a separate platter and set aside.
  4. Discard the chicken fat or reserve it for another use if desired.
  5. Fry the bacon lardons over medium heat until the fat is rendered. (If the bacon is very fatty, discard most of the fat.) Remove the bacon to the same platter as browned chicken.
  6. To the same pan add the shallots and celery with 2 sprigs of thyme and cook over low heat until soft but not coloured for 5-7 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds longer while stirring.
  7. Then hit the pan with some brandy and stir while scraping the bottom of the pan with a spatula, continue cooking until the alcohol burns out.
  8. Then add the flour and stir until it's combined with the fat and turns into a paste, then slowly add the chicken stock and stir until the mixture resembles a thick gravy, then pour in the apple cider and stir to combine.
  9. Return the chicken and bacon to the casserole dish with 2-3 sprigs of thyme and bring to a boil.
  10. Then put the casserole into the preheated oven and cook with a lid on for 30 minutes, then uncover and cook for 30 minutes longer.
  11. While the chicken is in the oven fry the apple wedges in 2 tbsp of the reserved chicken fat or butter. Watch them carefully as they burn quickly.
  12. Take the casserole out of the oven and stir in the heavy cream and cook for 20 minutes longer uncovered.
  13. Take out of the oven, stir in the cooked apple wedges and serve with potatoes or rice.

recipe adapted  >>>>>  here

Monday, November 27, 2017

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos | #Easycrockpotrecipes #Foodanddrink #Crockpotorangechickenhealthy #Easyfoodrecipes #Orangechickeneasycrockpot #Crockpotchickenrecipes #Cilantrolimechickencrockpot #Cookingriceincrockpot #Slowcookercilantrolimechickentacos #Crockpotcilantrolimechicken #Chickenburritobowls #Crockpotchickentacoshealthy

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix (I use low sodium)
  • 1 16 oz jar salsa (use your favorite; I used a local Texas brand)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • juice from two limes

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of your slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning over the top, then cover with salsa, lime juice, and cilantro.
  2. Place lid on top and cook for four hours on high, or 6-7 hours on low. Remove chicken from crockpot to a separate bowl and shred with two forks. Moisten chicken with small amounts of juice left over from the crockpot until you get the amount of moisture that you like. I used about 1/2 - 3/4 cup juice.
  3. Serve with taco shells or tortillas, adding on your favorite toppings. I like to use shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced avocado, cheese, sour cream, and even a drizzle of ranch dressing. Enjoy!

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Keto Cheesy Steak Zucchini Boats

Keto Cheesy Steak Zucchini Boats | #Ketogenicrecipes #Ketodiet #Nocarbdiets #Ketogenicdiet #Ketodietrecipes #Ketosnacks #Ketodinnerrecipes #Ketodietforbeginners #Ketosnacks #Ketobreadwithporkrinds #Ketodessert #Lowcarbsnacks

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini halved
  • 1/2 lb flat iron steak or sirloin steak, thinly sliced against the grain.
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 cup Mozzarella shredded
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped (for garnish, optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise, scoop out the inside into the bowl and reserve it for later.
  2. Place zucchini boats into a baking tray, sprinkle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and bake at 350F for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in the frying pan, add onion, bell pepper, reserved zucchini, season with garlic powder, salt and pepper and cook stirring for 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Season sliced beef with coriander powder, salt and pepper. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the same pan and increase the heat to high. Add sliced beef and oregano and fry for 2-3 minutes per side.
  5. Load zucchini boats with cooked beef, cooked vegetables, sprinkle with mozzarella and return back to the oven for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Serve garnished with chopped cilantro (optional).

RECIPE ADAPTED >>>>>  here

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken | #Ketosnacks #Ketochickenrecipes #Eggplantrecipes #Ketocheesesticks #Ketomozzarellasticks #Ketoparmesancrustedchicken

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts 2-3 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or seasoning of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup grated or zested parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup almond flour or panko breadcrumbs*
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or butter or oil of choice

Instructions

  1. Lay the chicken breasts out on a cutting board and cut in half horizontally. Generously season with Italian seasoning (or seasoning of choice), garlic powder, salt, and pepper; Set aside.
  2. Combine the parmesan cheese and almond flour in a medium shallow bowl. In another bowl, whisk the eggs.
  3. Dip the chicken breasts into the egg mixture then into the parmesan mixture. shake off the excess breading. Repeat until all the chicken cutlets are covered.
  4. Heat oil or butter in a large NON-STICK heavy duty pan. Add chicken cutlets in a single layer and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy. Be sure not to flip until the parmesan is golden on the first side or it will slide off. Repeat with remaining chicken cutlets.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Teriyaki Chicken Casserole

Teriyaki Chicken Casserole | #Teriyakichickencasserole #Sweetandsourchicken #Chickenandvegetablerecipes #Healthychickencasserole #Chickenandbroccolirecipes #Cookingrecipes #Chickenandricecasserolerecipes #Easycasserolerecipes #Easycasserolerecipesfordinner #Teriyakichickencasserole #Chickenandbroccolicasserolerecipes #Easydinnerrecipesfortwo

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch + 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag stir-fry vegetables (Can be found in the produce section)
  • 3 cups cooked brown or white rice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine soy sauce, ½ cup water, brown sugar, ginger and garlic in a small saucepan and cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove lid and cook for one minute once boiling.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together the corn starch and 2 tablespoons of water in a separate dish until smooth. Once sauce is boiling, add mixture to the saucepan and stir to combine. Cook until the sauce starts to thicken then remove from heat.
  4. Place the chicken breasts in the prepared pan. Pour one cup of the sauce over top of chicken. Place chicken in oven and bake 35 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven and shred chicken in the dish using two forks.
  5. *Meanwhile, steam or cook the vegetables according to package directions.
  6. Add the cooked vegetables and cooked rice to the casserole dish with the chicken. Add most of the remaining sauce, reserving a bit to drizzle over the top when serving. Gently toss everything together in the casserole dish until combined. Return to oven and cook 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Drizzle each serving with remaining sauce. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Monday, November 6, 2017

SKILLET CREAMY GARLIC CHICKEN WITH BROCCOLI


Skillet Creamy Garlic Chicken With Broccoli | #slowcooker #maincourse #american #foodrecipes #Healthyquinoarecipes #Skilletcreamygarlicchicken #Garlicchickenwithbroccoli #Skilletcreamygarlicchickenwithbroccoli #Cookingrecipes #Yummyfood #Lowcarbrecipes #Bakedchickenrecipes #Lowcarbmeals #Healthychickenrecipes #Ketodinnerrecipes #Ketochickenrecipes


Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
  • kosher salt or sea salt , to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4-5 cloves garlic , minced
  • 10.5 ounces (1 can) Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 to 3 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • lemon wedges , optional

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt, pepper and paprika. Set aside.
  2. Heat large pan on medium-high heat. Melt half the butter (2 tablespoons). Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until the chicken is browned. Remove chicken from pan, cover and keep warm.
  3. In same pan melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, add the garlic and cook until garlic is lightly brown and fragrant. Whisk in the condensed cream of chicken soup and water. Cook until the mixture is hot and bubbly, then turn heat down to low.
  4. Add chicken and broccoli back into the pan cover the pan with a lid and cook for about another 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. If you want more firm or al-dente broccoli, add the broccoli after the chicken is almost cooked so that the broccoli is more crunchy.
  5. Serve with rice or pasta and wedges of lemon. Garnish with chopped parsley.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Ginger Garlic Noodle Soup with Bok Choy

Ginger Garlic Noodle Soup with Bok Choy | #Meatballrecipes #Easypeachcobblerwithfreshpeaches #Peachcobblerwithcannedpeaches #Easyfreshpeachrecipes #Cannedpeachcobblerrecipe #Sandwichrecipes #Autumnrecipes #Autumnfood #Autumnsoup #Healthysouprecipes #Kalesouprecipes #Cauliflowerkalesoup

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 shallots - diced
  • 1 bunch green onions - chopped, green and white divided
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 tbsp ginger - fresh, minced
  • 5.5 cups low sodium chicken broth - or water for vegan
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce - or Tamari for a Gluten Free option
  • 10 oz crimini mushrooms - sliced
  • 6 oz rice noodles
  • 1.5 heads bok choy - roughly chopped
  • sesame seeds - for topping
  • red pepper flakes - for topping

Instructions

  1. Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium-sized stockpot over medium heat.
  2. To the oil add the diced shallots and mix well. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, or until the shallots turn translucent and start to soften. Stir often.
  3. Chop the end off of each green onion- dividing the white part from the green part. Chop and set aside the green part for topping. Meanwhile, finely chop the white part of each green onion.
  4. Add the white part of the green onions, minced garlic, and ginger to the shallots and mix. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1-2 minutes or until garlic and ginger is fragrant.
  5. Carefully pour the chicken stock or water (or mix) into the pot and bring to a simmer. To the pot add the star anise and soy sauce. Cover and continue to simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove lid from the pot and carefully remove and discard each star anise from the soup.
  7. Add the sliced mushrooms, uncooked noodles, and bok choy to the pot and simmer for 5-8 minutes, or until noodles and bok choy are tender. Season to taste.
  8. Divide soup between bowls and garnish with sesame seeds, the green parts of green onions and red pepper flakes (if desired).

recipe adapted  >>>>>  here

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Baked Fries with Garlic Sauce

Baked Fries with Garlic Sauce | #Parmesanfrenchfries #Frenchfryrecipe #Slicedpotatoesintheoven #Garlicfrenchfries #Saltandvinegarpotatoes #Garlicfriesbaked #Mediterraneanpotatoes #Greekfood #Ediblecookiedough #Eatiblecookiedough #Greeklemonpotatoes #Greekpotatoesrecipe


Ingredients

  • For the Fries:
  • 2 large russet potatoes cut into thin wedges or fat match sticks
  • 2 to 3 tsp starch like arrowroot or flour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) or more dried oregano or use fresh
  • Garlic Tahini Hummus Sauce
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic minced/finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp hummus or use cooked chickpeas + lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 to 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) garlic powder
  • salt to taste 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) or more dried dill or parsley
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp water as needed to thin
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or oregano for garnish

Instructions

  1. Bake the fries: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F / 220Âșc. Chop the potatoes. Press a paper towel on the potatoes to absorb excess moisture if needed.
  2. In a large bowl, add the chopped potatoes and toss in flour/starch. Then add oil and mix in. Sprinkle will salt, pepper, garlic, oregano and mix in.
  3. Spread the potatoes on parchment lined baking sheet with atleast a 1/4 inch between them. *Parchment papers have oven safe temperature mentioned on them. Do not use parchment with temp rating lower than 425. Bake on a greased baking sheet instead.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn the sheet around and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes or until golden/golden brown on most edges. do not over bake to too much brown as the potatoes get bitter when burnt. .
  5. Meanwhile make the garlic tahini hummus sauce: In a small skillet heat oil over medium-low heat. Add chopped garlic and cook until translucent. Stir occasionally.
  6. Blend the rest of the sauce ingredients and half of the cooked garlic until smooth. Taste and adjust salt, tang (lemon juice) and garlic.
  7. To serve: Place a double layer of freshly baked fries in a serving container. Dress generously with garlic sauce. Sprinkle cooked garlic over the sauce. Garnish with chopped fresh oregano or parsley. Serve!

Recipe has been adapted from >>>>>  here