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Baked Chicken with Prunes

Many people are put off by eating prunes; they feel that it is something that is purely reserved for the older generation. I once felt this way as well, that was until I began experimenting with prunes in my cooking. I found that they added a whole new dimension of flavour to whatever left that oven and was dished up onto the plate. This recipe starts with incredibly simple baked chicken, but is enhanced by the addition of a wonderful prune sauce. I understand that not everybody will be able … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love + Recipe

About The Book 101 Stories Celebrating Special Times with Family and Friends... and Recipes Too! Food is an expression of love — both the romantic kind and the comforting kind between family and friends. With its savory, sweet, and sometimes spicy stories, this delightful collection will sprinkle in laughs, warm hearts of readers, and stir up memories that certain aromas and tastes always bring. Readers will relish the stories on how love and food together played a flavorful part in life. Some … [Read more...]

Guest Recipe: Chicken Pasta Plus

Chicken Pasta Plus This is called Chicken Pasta Plus, because it is chicken and pasta plus spinach plus black beans plus onions plus tomatoes.  It’s one of the healthiest meals my family of vegetable-haters eats and actually asks for more.  It’s easy to adjust based on your family’s tastes and what you have on hand. Ingredients - One very large or two medium onions chopped - one garlic clove chopped - 2 diced plum tomatoes (or 1 regular) - 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg - cooked chicken breasts - 1 … [Read more...]

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Salad Ingredients Chicken Breast Lettuce of any kind Cilantro Honey Limes Black Beans Apple Cider of Red Wine Vinegar Dijon Mustard Sugar Sesame Oil To make the dressing mix 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup dijon mustard, 3 tbs Vinegar, 3ish tbs sugar, 2 tbs sesame oil, and a 1/4 of a limes juice squeezed in. Stir it up and taste it. (I probably stuck my finger in and licked it too many times as this was a meal that we were eating with company!)  At this point … [Read more...]

Easy Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

  Dinner is coming up quick and you need a delicious dinner to have on the table in a hurry. If your in my house you need one that everybody in your family will actually eat...which is easier said than done! My family isn't real big on casseroles either (my guess is they have vegetables heaven forbid!). Some how they just can't deny chicken broccoli alfredo regardless of which vegetables I substitute. This recipe is easily adaptable to the slowcooker as well. Chicken Broccoli Alfredo … [Read more...]

Jack, Chicken and Jalapeno Empanadas

Jack, Chicken and Jalapeno EMPANADAS Shell: 2 cups flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 tbsp salt 1/3 cup shortening 1/3 cup ice water **Want the easy way?  Use a store bought pie crust.**  Filling 1 to 1/12 cooked shredded or diced chicken 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese jalapenos to taste Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the shortening into the flour as though you were making a pie crust by working it in with your fingertips until … [Read more...]

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Dinner

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta 1 Pound Boneless, skinless chicken breast diced Flour Salt and pepper (I used sea salt) Olive Oil 3 cloves garlic 1/4-1/2 cup Chicken Broth Juice of 1 lemon 1/4-1/2 cup white wine 1/4-1/2 cup milk 16 ounces Penne Pasta Combine flour, salt, and pepper - toss with diced chicken to coat. Heat up olive oil in large pan and add three cloves garlic. Allow to saute for abut 2 minutes. Add flour coated chicken and saute until no longer pink. Slowly add in … [Read more...]

Lemon Spiced Chicken

**Can I Get the Recipe Tip: Thighs are the best choice for this lemon spiced chicken marinade, because they stay tender and moist, though there’s nothing to stop you from using a whole chicken cut into pieces. It’s good to serve this with something to soak up the juices, such as rice. Prep Time: 10 min/Total Time: *60 min plus overnight marinade. Serves 4.   Ingredients: 12–16 chicken pieces, preferably thighs (allow 3–4 per person) 1⁄3 cup olive oil juice of 2 lemons 1 … [Read more...]