Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
Go figure, it has been cold and rainy here for 12 days straight… TWELVE DAYS! So of course that means it is chili weather and this Extra Chunky Chili Recipe is both filling and yummy! Of course, I made it and now it is sunny and warm, but I am not complaining!
I like a hearty chili, the kind you can eat with a fork. I could just never get on board with a soupy chili, that is not chili…it’s soup! There is just enough liquid for the Oyster crackers to sop up…. Anyone else love Oyster crackers as much as I do? I could eat them straight out the bag…yum!
You can add as much heat to this recipe as you want, I like mine with a little kick. If you like a more mild heat, don’t add as much jalapeno. You can also throw this into a slow cooker and let it simmer all day!
Is anyone else exhausted with school back in full swing again? I thought I would have more time once the kiddos went back to school, but it seems to be just the opposite! So, I have been on a mission to make meal time as easy as possible and this One Pot Beef Stroganoff is perfect.
This One Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe takes about 20 minutes to throw together and uses one pot, because lets face it, no one wants to do a ton of dishes after a long day!
Plus, with the weather cooling down, there is just something that screams comfort food with Beef Stroganoff. It is funny because I hated anything to do with mushrooms when I was a child and now I love them. I think it was more of a texture thing more than anything else. Even my kids love this dish. If you prefer, you can always use ground beef, but I prefer strip steak with mine.
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I am sorry that I have been so absent this week, but I am still in the middle of a renovation and it has taken everything I have to try to get it all done. We still have to finish raising the floors and lay over 1300 sq feet for flooring, not to mention a few other large tasks as well. This means that I have been living in a construction zone for over 2 weeks, and today I just needed real food.
It all started with some things that I picked up at my local Walmart this week. I love this time of year when corn on the cob is fresh and cheap, it is a family favorite so I knew I had to grab a few. I also picked up some Marketside bagged salad, because it is easy to throw together and no extra work involved.
Then I spotted the BBQ sauce and I knew what I wanted to make… RIBS! Not just any ribs though, fall of the bone ribs coated in BBQ sauce. You know the kind… where after you are done eating them you have to take a shower because you are just covered in BBQ.
So I gathered everything I needed and headed home to pull out my trusty crock pot! The first thing you will need to do for this recipe is cut your ribs into portions so that they will fit into a crock pot (if you don’t have a crock pot, you can use a large pot on the stove).
Then, slather them in BBQ Sauce and place them in the crock pot! I am loving the new Kraft sauces because they contain no high fructose corn syrup and the new recipe has 8 flavors to choose from!
Add in 1 cup of beef broth and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Then just wait… The longer you let them cook, the more tender they will be.
Once dinner time rolls around, pull them out of the crock pot and get the grill ready!
Give them another good helping of BBQ sauce and toss them on the grill. There is just something about the char of BBQ sauce that I love.
Cook on the grill until BBQ sauce has caramelized and get ready to serve!
I served mine up with a fresh salad and corn on the cob. When we BBQ I love using an over sized cutting board to serve the meat on. It makes it easy for everyone to dive right in!
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We have only been on Summer break for about 2 weeks now, and I am already tired! Between the kiddos, school (I don’t get a summer break) and working full time from home, the last thing on my mind is dinner. Plus, with temperatures reaching 100+ degrees each day, the oven is my mortal enemy right now.
So, to keep the family happy and fed, it was time to spice up some of my favorite meals. I LOVE salads, the fresh veggies the crisp greens…so yum! Nothing is more perfect for dinner. But, if I fed the family a plate full of leaves, I am pretty sure they would riot. That is why I am loving the Birds Eye Steamfresh® Protein Blends and the Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Fillets! These two items can be a meal just on their own. Pop them in the microwave and serve them up and be done with it.
To liven up an already yummy summer salad I decided to make Citrus Honey Vinaigrette to go along with it. The vinaigrette takes just a few minutes to make and gives the meal a little bit of zing that is perfect for summer! You only need some basic ingredients to whip this up, and you most likely have everything on hand already!
Just pour all of your ingredients into a bowl and whisk until combined! Easy Peasy!
To serve, I just laid down a bed of my favorite salad greens, heated up some the Italian Style Birds Eye Steamfresh® Protein Blends and few Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Fillets in the microwave and served it together in a bowl. And, of course, I added a few fresh strawberries to give it a little sweetness.
This has become my go to salad for the summer. The Tyson Chicken is 100% all natural and made with all white meat, and the Birds Eye Veggies give the meal an extra boost of protein, so everyone is happy!
One thing that I love about this meal is that I can find everything that I need right in the frozen food aisle of my local Walmart. And, with the different options of Birds Eye Steamfresh® Protein Blends, I can change it up a bit too!
Summer is here Ya’ll! Living in the South means I can pretty much grill year round, which I love because it is less clean up and nothing really beats a meal grilled. These Sweet and Spicy Chicken Kabobs have become an instant family favorite in our home! I love the way veggies get that char and become a little crispy around the edges… so yum! If you like a little kick to your food, this recipe is for you!
I used the marinade for our chicken, but it is pretty darn awesome on steak as well. Hubby uses it as a dipping sauce for his french fries… It is THAT good! It has a major kick, but it is not an overwhelming spicy.
For this fun summer recipe, you will only need a few ingredients and clean up is a breeze! That is the one thing I LOVE about grilling is that there are less dishes. I like to use a baking sheet covered in foil to carry the food out to the grill, when the food is almost done cooking, I take the baking sheet in and change out the foil to carry it all back.
For this recipe I used the El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce, but you can substitute with theEl Yucateco Chipotle Hot Sauce, which I found at my local Lowes Foods. If you are craving a little more heat, you can always go bold with the El Yucateco Green Habanero Hot Sauce that packs a little bit more of a punch than the Red Hot Sauce! I absolutely love the El Yucateco Chipotle Hot Sauce and use it straight from the bottle on my steak.
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I came to the realization this week that 90% of the meat in my freezer is chicken…. Lots and lots of chicken. I don’t know about you, but my family gets food bored, so the same old chicken recipes over and over again will most likely cause a riot in my home. So, I knew it was time to mix things up a bit. We love Mexican food in our home, and we usually give it a cultural twist because my hubby is Hispanic and I am Polish/German. This week I put some of that Zaycon chicken to work making this simple Chicken Enchilada Casserole!
This recipe is super easy, and will sure to be a hit! I also love it because it makes a great freezer meal! Put it all together and freeze it for one of those nights where you just do not feeling like cooking!
To make all you do is take a 9×13 baking dish and place a layer of corn tortillas down….
Layer on your cooked chicken…
Top with spanish rice….
And some yummy cheese…
Top off with another layer of corn tortillas, cheese and Enchilada sauce….
And bake! Super easy! This is also another great recipe for left over chicken!
I love Chicken Cordon Bleu, but absolutely hate the work that goes into making them. Call me lazy, but I want the flavor of it, without all of the work. That is why I love this Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole recipe, the yummy flavor without all of the hassle. Since I have a ton of ham leftover from another dinner, I decided this would be the perfect meal to use up those leftovers. Plus, I have a ton of Zaycon chicken left in my freezer, so I kill two birds with one stone. You can use leftover ham, or left over chicken, or both or neither.
All you need to do is cut up some chicken breast, or if using left over chicken, shred it….
Cover the chicken up in some yummy ham….
Cover up the ham in some shredded swiss cheese, or you can use sliced if you prefer….
Create a quick béchamel sauce, which sounds fancy, but is really easy and pour it on….
Then, finally top with a bread crumb topping and bake!
Baking times will differ depending on if you are using raw chicken verses leftover chicken, but the results are the same. A juicy chicken with a creamy and cheesy sauce. Another note is you want to be mindful of the amount of salt you use. If your ham is rather salty on its own, you will not want to add as much salt to the sauce.
This recipe was sponsored by Zaycon Foods. They provided me with a free case of chicken to review, the recipe and opinions voiced in this post are mine and have not been swayed.
This month I was offered the chance to try out Zaycon Chicken for the first time, so of course I jumped on the opportunity! I have seen and heard of Zaycon so I was super excited to finally be getting some myself. I knew of the process of getting my case of chicken from browsing their website so many times in the past. I just always seemed to miss the order dates because of other things going on in my life. This time though…. This time I cleared my schedule and mad it a priority to make sure I was able to pick up my case. As I was dreaming of chicken the few days prior to picking up my case, I decided the first meal I was going to make was this super yummy Bacon Ranch Chicken.
I knew that Zaycon Foods sold chicken and other types of meats, but did you know that they also sold bacon? I mean bacon by the case!!! The case, people!!!!! I already have plans on purchasing that when it comes to my area….Mmmmm bacon.
I love the fact that the process of getting my case of chicken was soooo simple! You order online, choose your pickup location, pay, and then on the delivery you simply drive up and they put it right in your car for you! You never even have to get out, I did of course because I wanted to snap some quick photos. Rudy, the delivery man, was super nice and had no problems of me grabbing a few quick photos. He was also able to answer all of my questions.
Did you know that Zaycon Foods provides fresh, high quality product, straight from our suppliers, cutting out the middle man and that they only sell in bulk? This means that you can get a great quality of product at a lower rate. My pickup site was a local church in my area, and as I was snapping photos, the director told me about their Facebook group where they come together and purchase cases to split between families. She then laughed because no one ever wants to split the chicken because they all want it for themselves.
Ok, now back to that Bacon Ranch Chicken I mentioned earlier. I wanted something for dinner that was quick, easy and would make my family happy. Since the Zaycon freash chicken breast are fairly large (I’m talking bigger than my hand large), I decided to cut each breast into two portions. After that it is just a matter of adding a few seasonings, bacon and cream cheese to the mix… Oh and bonus, this meal only dirtied up one skillet!
Once you have your chicken portioned out, sandwich it between some plastic wrap and use a meat tenderizer (or large spoon) to thin the chicken into about 1 inch thick. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and ranch seasoning.
Spread cream cheese evenly over each portion of chicken, leaving a little room towards the edges to roll. Roll each portion up and tightly wrap with bacon. Place each portion of Zaycon chicken in a hot skillet with the seam of the bacon facing down. This will help keep the bacon in place without having to use toothpicks.
Sear each side of the bacon until light golden brown ( about 2 minutes on each side). Place skillet into a preheat oven at 400 degrees and bake until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. This time may vary on the thickness of your chicken.
After the chicken was done cooking, I removed it from the skillet and used the drippings to brown some thinly sliced potatoes. Let me tell you, this is probably my families new favorite meal. It is simple and easy to make and chicken comes out moist and juicy…. Plus… Bacon… Duh!
What about you? Have you ever tried any of Zaycon Foods products? Which ones have you tried or want to try? Let us know in the comments below!
What a crazy week this has been! Let me start by saying, I moved away from Michigan because I hated the winters. Now, here in North Carolina we have ice and snow and the temperature is dropping to the single digits this week…. SINGLE digits! I think it may be time to move further south…
Since everything has shut down (which I find funny), I was in a bind on what to make for dinner. After raiding the pantry and fridge I committed to making a super yummy Chicken Carbonara Recipe! Nothing cheers me up like dinner that includes bacon! Bacon fixes everything, in my opinion… and chocolate… chocolate too!
This recipe is super easy to make, and great for if you have any left over chicken from a previous meal… If not, it is still easy to make. And did I mention bacon?
What is your favorite meal that involves bacon?