Sunday, March 25, 2018

Chicken Fried Rice {better than take-out!}

Chicken Fried Rice {better than take-out!} | #ChickenFriedRice #betterthantake-out #Chinesefood #Cookingrecipes #Ricedishes #Dinnerrecipes #Asianrecipes #Chinesedishes #Cookingrecipes #Easydinnerrecipes #Ricedishes #Easymeals #Chickenfriedricerecipe #Chickendishes


Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked jasmine rice preferably left over rice. Brown rice is fine too
  • 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts diced into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons tamari (gluten free) or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add 1/2 Tablespoon butter to the pan.
  3. Add the chicken, salt and pepper generously, and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 6 - 7 minutes.
  4. Put the cooked chicken on a clean plate, and set aside.
  5. Add a tablespoon of butter to the pan.
  6. Cook the onions, carrots and peas until tender, about 4 minutes.
  7. Add the garlic and cook one more minute.
  8. Push the veggies aside, and scramble the eggs on the empty side of the pan.
  9. Stir everything together, and add the last 1/2 tablespoon butter to the pan.
  10. Add the rice, green onions, soy sauce and chicken and combine.
  11. Allow the rice to "fry" and get a little toasty by leaving it alone for a minute.
  12. Stir everything up, and allow the rice to sort of crisp up again.
  13. Turn off the heat, and add the sesame oil.
  14. Stir to combine.
  15. Serve immediately.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Sunday, March 18, 2018

French Toast Bake

French Toast Bake | #Frenchtoastcasseroleovernight #Easybreakfastcasserole #Blueberryfrenchtoastcasserole #Frenchtoastrecipe #Breakfastcasserolerecipes #Easymeals #Frenchtoastcasseroleovernight #Bakedfrenchtoastcasserole #Blueberrybreakfastcasserole #Frenchtoastbakequick #Frenchtoastcasseroleeasy #Sweetbreakfastideas


Ingredients

  • 1 loaf sourdough bread
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 c milk
  • 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 2 TB vanilla
  • Topping
  • 1/2 c flour
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c butter cold, cut into pieces

Instructions

  1. Cut loaf into cubes and place evenly in a greased 9x13 pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread.
  3. Cover your pan with Saran Wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
  5. Cut in butter with this mixture until crumbly and place in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate overnight as well.
  6. Take pan and Ziploc out when ready to bake. Sprinkle crumbly mixture evenly over the bread.
  7. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on how soft you like it.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Thursday, March 15, 2018

CHICKEN ENCHILADA CASSEROLE RECIPE

CHICKEN ENCHILADA CASSEROLE RECIPE | #Chickenandricerecipes #Chickenenchiladaswithwhitesauce #Chickenandricecasserolerecipes #Creamychickenenchiladas #Cheesychickenandricecasserole #Mexicanfoodrecipes #Weightwatchersmeals #Weightwatcherdinners #Wwrecipeswithpoints #Weightwatchersburritocasserole #Corntortillachipsbaked #Skinnychickenenchiladas

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced yellow onion
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups red enchilada sauce; divided
  • 1 cup black beans; drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup pinto beans; drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 6-8 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • Optional Toppings:
  • sour cream
  • diced tomatoes
  • chopped cilantro
  • diced green onions

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add sliced onions. Let onions cook till they turn a golden brown color; stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet add the shredded chicken, 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce, black beans, pinto beans, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Let simmer over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally for 3-5 minutes.
  4. In an 8″x8″ casserole dish tear up 3-4 of the corn tortillas into 1″ pieces, and layer them on the bottom of the dish. Spoon half of the chicken filling on top of the torn tortilla pieces.
  5. Layer the caramelized onions on top of the chicken filling, then lay the avocado slices on top of the onions. Spoon the remaining chicken filling over the avocados.
  6. Tear up the remaining 3-4 corn tortillas to make a top layer over the chicken filling. Drizzle the remaining 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce evenly over the top layer. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove foil and top with the shredded cheddar cheese, and black olives. Bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Let sit for a few minutes before slicing.
  8. Serve with sour cream and diced tomatoes. Enjoy!

RECIPE ADAPTED >>>>>  here

Sunday, March 11, 2018

SALISBURY STEAK MEATBALLS WITH MUSHROOM GRAVY

SALISBURY STEAK MEATBALLS WITH MUSHROOM GRAVY | #Instantpotspaghetti #Instantpotrecipeseasy #Hamburgermeatrecipeseasy #Easyfoodrecipes #Instantpotpastarecipes #Hamburgermeatrecipeshealthy #Cookingrecipes #Chickendishes #Fooddishes #Pastarecipes #Yummyfood #Yummydinners

   Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • For the Meatballs:
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs, regular, Panko or GF
  • 1/4 cup milk or water
  • 1½ lb lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • ¼ cup (4 tbsp) ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard [See Note 1]
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce [see Note 2]
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • For the gravy:
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 8 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce [See Note 2]
  • 1 cup unsalted beef broth
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch [See Note 3]
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional garnish
  • chopped fresh parsley

   Instructions

  1. If you’re serving the meatballs with mashed potatoes: fill a medium pot with water about 3/4 full and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Heat this over high heat to bring to a boil. You want just enough water to cover the potatoes during cooking. While the water is heating, peel, and cube the potatoes. Remember: Smaller potatoes cook faster thank large chunks. Add these to the pot even if the water is not boiling yet. Be sure to salt the water liberally.
  2. Prepare the Meatball Mix:
  3. Into a large bowl, add the breadcrumbs and milk (or water) and stir to combine. (step 1 Below)
  4. Next, add the salt and ground black pepper. (step 2 Below)
  5. Add the onions and garlic and stir to combine. (step 3 Below)
  6. Add the parsley and the ground mustard and mix. (step 4 Below)
  7. Add the ground beef, ketchup, and Worcestershire Sauce. Mix well with your hands. (step 5 Below)
  8. Shape into meatballs about 1-1/2 inches in size. (step 6 Below)
  9. Cook the Meatballs: Add two tablespoons of olive oil into a large non-stick (Teflon coated) skillet set over medium-high heat. Teflon works best with these delicate meatballs.
  10. Add the meatballs to the skillet. If you have a smaller skillet, you may need to cook in two smaller batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Overcrowding leads to steaming rather than browning the meat. Brown the meatballs on all sides. Once browned, move the meatballs around the edge of the pan and start the base of the gravy in the middle area of the skillet. If you have a smaller skillet, you may need to remove the meatballs to a plate and set aside. (step 7 Below)
  11. Prepare the Gravy: Add butter to the center of the skillet and melt completely. Add onions and mushrooms and cook until onion is soft and translucent – about 3 minutes. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the onions and mushrooms, then stir to coat. I find this helps with clumping. Add the beef broth and stir to combine working out any lumps you find. Move the meatballs around back into the full pan. (step 8 below)
  12. Season the gravy with salt and pepper and bring to a full boil. Cornstarch needs to boil to activate thickening. After about 3 to 5 minutes, the sauce should begin to thicken. If the sauce becomes too thick add a bit more beef broth or water. If the sauce is too thin, mix another 1 tbsp of cornstarch into 1 tbsp of cold water and stir to combine. Then add this mixture directly to the sauce to thicken. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary. (step 9 below)

RECIPE ADAPTED  >>>>>  here