This dish has progressed over the years for me with flavor changes and updates. Grams used to call it “CONTINENTAL” chicken for a reason I will never know. LOL 🙂 But, it’s just a sturdy chicken and rice that serves a family well.
OVEN BAKED CHICKEN & RICE with SAUTEED MUSHROOMS
2 tablespoons avocado oil
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon FRESH ground sea salt, to taste
1/4 teaspoon FRESH ground pepper, to taste
6 skinless bone in chicken thighs **
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- In a shallow bowl, whisk together the avocado oil, parsley, paprika, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper.
- Add the chicken pieces and coat each piece evenly with the seasoning. Set aside, allowing the flavors to absorb into the meat.
- Spray a large baking dish with nonstick cooking oil spray and set aside.
1 large VIDALIA onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons avocado oil
1 teaspoon FRESH ground sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 cups long grain white rice
- In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the broth, water, salt, oil, garlic.
- Add the onion, garlic, oil, Stir well to combine.
- Mix in the onions and rice.
- Add to baking dish.
- Arrange chicken in a single even layer over the rice, cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
- Uncover and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked right through to the bone.
- Change oven setting to broil for 2-3 minutes to brown the chicken and crisp rice.
- When chicken and rice is finished cooking, allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes.
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 pound button mushrooms quartered or I prefer Beech Mushrooms
1 small bunch green onions, sliced thin
2/3 cup white wine
FRESH ground sea salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, to garnish
- Heat butter in a pan over medium-high heat.
- Sauté green onions and garlic until fragrant (30 seconds) and add mushrooms; cook until softened.
- Add wine and cook until absorbed.
- Stir in 2 tablespoons of chives and season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer chicken onto a plate; fluff rice with forks, then mix the mushrooms through the rice.
- Arrange chicken back onto the rice in the dish, garnish with remaining chives and chopped parsley.
NOTE: If you prefer using chicken breasts or boneless thigh fillets, add them in after 20 minutes dish has been in the oven. The bone-in pieces tend to stay juicier and more flavorful.
ORANGE BRAISED CHICKEN
2 bone-in chicken legs
2 bone-in chicken thighs
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 cup sliced fennel
1 small red onion, sliced
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons Bragg’s amino acids
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 navel orange, half juiced – other half sliced into half moons
Fennel feathers for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Heat coconut oil in oven proof skillet over medium-high heat.
- Sear chicken pieces 8-10 pieces until golden on all sides.
- Transfer chicken pieces to platter and keep warm.
- Add onions and fennel to sauteing 2-3 minutes until lightly browned.
- Add orange juice to pan and deglaze.
- Add amino acids and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer.
- Add chicken pieces and orange slices and coat well.
- Place pan in oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
- Serve with mashed potatoes or white rice.
- Garnish with fennel feathers.
PAN SEARED SWORDFISH with LEMON SAUCE
4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons FRESH chopped fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground mixed peppercorns, plus more for garnish
1/2 teaspoon (packed) grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 1-inch-thick swordfish fillets (about 6 ounces each)
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Mash butter, parsley, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon ground mixed peppercorns, and lemon zest in small bowl.
- Season to taste with salt.
- Heat butter in heavy large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
- Sprinkle swordfish with salt and ground mixed peppercorns.
- Add swordfish to skillet, cooking until browned, about 3 minutes.
- Turn swordfish over and transfer to oven.
- Roast until just cooked through, about 10 minutes longer.
- Transfer swordfish to plates.
- Top with Lemon Sauce
1/3 cup butter
2 green onions, finely minced
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
a pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup FRESH squeezed lemon juice
Zest of one lemon
1/4 cup hot water
a couple drops Tabasco
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter.
- Add green onions and sauce a few minutes.
- Whisk in the paprika, sugar, salt, pepper and cayenne.
- When well blended add lemon juice, hot water and Tabasco.
- Add lemon zest just before serving.
General Tso’s chicken is traditionally a sweet, deep-fried chicken dish that is served in Chinese restaurants. It is often seen as General Tse’s chicken. The dish is named after Zuo Zongtang (Tso Tsung-t’ang), a Qing dynasty statesman and military leader.
This baked version of General Tso Chicken is baked for a lighter and much healthier version that actually tastes BETTER to us than the original version AND it is so much easier to prepare. The sauce is sweet and savory and best of all is poured right over the raw chicken for a one pan supper that tastes better than ANY restaurant quality meal.
GENERAL TSO CHICKEN Yield 4-6 servings
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins or chicken breasts, cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
1 tablespoon cornstarch
½ cup chicken broth
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup Hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
½ teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, finely minced fresh garlic
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (add more for a spicier dish or omit for a mild dish)
¼ cup peanuts
Optional garnish: sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Spray a medium (9×6 or 11×7) baking dish with cooking spray.
Place chicken in the prepared dish. Sprinkle with cornstarch and toss to coat.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together chicken broth, brown sugar, Hoisin sauce, sesame oil, salt, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes.
- Pour sauce over chicken and stir to combine.
- Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Stir, return to the oven for 5-10 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened.
- Remove from oven, stir in peanuts. Season with additional salt and red pepper flakes, to taste.
- Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds just before serving.
1) Serve the General Tso Chicken over rice with plenty of extra sauce spooned over top. We love it with steamed broccoli!
2) If you’re just cooking for 2 the ingredients cut in half really well. I like to prepare it in individual 5×5 Le Crueset baking dishes.
CHICKEN PARMESAN CASSEROLE
1/2 pound penne pasta
3/4 pound chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
Wondra flour for dredging
Fresh ground black pepper and salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1/2 batch marinara sauce (recipe below)
1 1/4 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 slices Provolone cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Spray 9×9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cook pasta per package directions on the al dente’ side. Drain and set aside.
- Combine flour and seasonings in a ziplock bag.
- Heat butter and oil in skillet until sizzling.
- Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture, shaking off the excess.
- Add chicken pieces to hot oil and quickly sear all sides.
- In a large bowl gently combine sauce and pasta with the majority of the Mozzarella and Parmesan reserving some for the top.
- Gently fold in chicken pieces and stir to coat.
- Spread ingredients evenly into baking dish.
- Top with provolone slices followed by the remaining Parmesan and Mozzarella.
- Cover with foil and bake 40 minutes.
- Uncover and return to oven baking another 10-15 minutes until cheese is bubbly and brown.
- Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
1 tablespoons avocado oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 small red onion, chopped
24 ounce can whole tomatoes
1 KNORR beef gel
3/4 cup moscato white wine
Juice from 1 lemon
5-6 cloves garlic, finely minced into a paste
3 tablespoons Classico sundried tomato pesto
1 teaspoon fresh ground Himalayan pink salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground red pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons fresh chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
- Heat avocado oil in a large saute’ pan over medium high heat.
- Add onions and garlic sauteing until tender.
- Whisk together the beef gel, wine, pesto and juice from the tomatoes.
- Add seasonings, blending well.
- Add tomatoes and gently crush.
- Bring to a SLOW boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer 2 hours.
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CREAMY SUN DRIED TOMATO PARMESAN CHICKEN
1 1/2 pounds large THINLY sliced boneless and skinless chicken breasts
1 shallot, sliced thin
1 cup sliced mushrooms
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black cracked pepper (adjust to your tastes)
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
5 ounce jar sun dried tomato strips in oil drained (reserve 3 tablespoons of oil for cooking)
3 tablespoons reserved sun dried tomato oil or olive oil, divided
5-6 button mushrooms, diced
1/2 cup white wine
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 – 2 cups spinach (optional)
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley to serve
- Season chicken with salt, pepper, paprika and onion powder.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of the reserved sun dried tomato oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Sear the chicken for 2 minutes or so each side, or until golden and cooked through.
- Transfer to a warm plate and set aside.
- Add the remaining oil to the pan.
- Add shallots and garlic, sautéing a minute or so until garlic is fragrant.
- Add in the sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms if using sautéing 1-2 more minutes to release their flavors.
- Add paprika and Italian seasoning, stirring to blend.
- Reduce heat to a medium-low.
- Add white wine and then the heavy cream, stirring to blend.
- Bring to a gentle simmer, while stirring occasionally.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Add the Parmesan cheese. Allow sauce to simmer for a few minutes until cheese melts and blends into sauce.
- Add in spinach leaves if using and allow to wilt in the sauce.
- Add the chicken back into the pan; top with parsley and serve over pasta.
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Steak tips come from one of two areas of the cow, either the tenderloin (a more tender, expensive cut) or from the sirloin or round flap meat.
BBQ STEAK TIPS
2 tablespoons avocado oil
1 small container Greek yogurt
1 LARGE red onion, halved and sliced thin
Fresh ground salt and pepper
1 1/2 pounds steak tips
1 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons of your favorite BBQ sauce
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- Stir steak tips with yogurt and let sit 45 minutes.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in skillet over medium-high heat.
- Cook onion with a sprinkle of salt covered until softened and slightly browned, about 5 minutes.
- Using a slotted spoon remove onions from skillet.
- Add additional tablespoon of oil.
- Pat steak tips dry and then generously season them with salt and pepper.
- Add steak to the pan and cook until browned all over to desired doneness (5-20 minutes).
- Transfer steak to platter and tent with foil.
- Add onion back to skillet along with the broth and BBQ sauce.
- Simmer 5 -10 minutes over medium heat until sauce begins to thicken.
- Season to taste.
- Whisk in butter pieces.
- Add steak tips into sauce, stirring to coat.
- Ladle steak tips and sauce over prepared pasta.
I found this recipe in a pile of grams old recipe pamphlets and it sounded so easy to update while still being really tasty. I made beef today, but will make chicken next time and add celery, onions and carrots to make it more like Inside Out Chicken Pot Pies.
CHICKEN or BEEF SHORTCAKES makes 8
3 cups rotisserie chicken pieces* OR beef rib eye cubes
8 warm biscuits (made from scratch or Pillsbury canned)
1 quart chicken or beef broth
1/3 cup butter
scant 3/4 cup flour
FRESH ground salt and pepper, to taste
- In a saucepan bring all but 1/2 cup of the chicken broth to a boil.
- In a separate small saucepan melt butter.
- Add flour and whisk until golden.
- Add in reserved broth and whisk until well blended making a roux.
- Slowly add roux to broth and combine well.
- Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add chicken, salt and pepper to taste, stirring to coat chicken well and heat through.
- Split biscuits in half.
- Ladle chicken mixture onto biscuit and replace top.
NOTE: *I usually buy a rotisserie chicken each week at Costco to eat off of so always seem to have one around for quick recipes like this.
BALSAMIC BAKED MOZZARELLA CHICKEN serves 4
adapted from CafeDelites.com
4 skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons lemon olive oil
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning mix
FRESH ground salt teaspoon salt, to taste
FRESH ground black pepper, to taste
6 cloves garlic, minced
6 ounce jar marinated artichokes, drained well
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 red onion, sliced
1 LARGE shallot, sliced
1/4 cup QUALITY balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
3/4 cup fresh shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon FRESH chopped Italian parsley
1 tablespoon FRESH chopped basil
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Place chicken breasts in a baking dish and drizzle with lemon olive oil.
- Mix together Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Rub seasoning all over each breast.
- Arrange the tomatoes, half of the garlic, shallot slices and red onion slices around the chicken in the dish.
- Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, sugar and remaining garlic in a jug to combine.
- Pour over the chicken breasts, flip each breast in the sauce to evenly coat.
- Bake 20-25 minutes (depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts), or until no longer pink in the middle.
- Sprinkle with cheese and broil for 4-5 minutes, until cheese is melted and golden.
- Garnish with parsley and basil.
- Serve over pasta
- Drizzle with the pan juices.
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I’m working on a Italian Pizza, Buffalo Chicken and Mexican Taco version too!
HAWAIIAN HASSELBACK CHICKEN adapted from The Painted Apron
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs**
3-4 ounces thinly sliced tavern ham from the deli
1 LARGE can crushed pineapple, drained, juice reserved **
1-2 cups King’s Hawaiian ORIGINAL BBQ sauce
- PREHEAT oven to 375°.
- Spray baking dish with cooking spray.
- Slice thighs grid like, cutting about 2/3 way down DO NOT CUT ALL THE WAY
- Tuck a piece of tavern ham in between cut areas.
- Arrange chicken pieces close together, but not cramped together.
- In a small bowl fold together the BBQ sauce and pineapple pieces.
- Spoon pineapple mixture over chicken. Use additional BBQ sauce as necessary to make sure chicken is completely coated.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes until cooked through, basting with pan juices 1/2 way through baking time.
- Breasts work too, but require less cooking time. DO NOT OVERCOOK or they will be dry!
- I also throw in a small can of drained pineapple chunks just because hubby likes them and it adds a bit of texture to the dish.
- You can prep this dish in the morning to cook when you get home from work. It refrigerates well to be baked later.
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Using ordinary materials (vinegar, food coloring and whipping cream) you probably already have on hand to decorate gorgeous Easter eggs is so easy and fun too! You will want to wear gloves so as not to dye your fingers.
TIE-DYE EASTER EGGS
Bowl of Vinegar
- Boils eggs and cool to room temperature.
- In a bowl large enough to hold all the eggs (or work in batches) place the eggs in the bowl and cover with vinegar for 20 minutes. The vinegar allows the dye to adhere to the egg shell better.
- Dry the eggs and set aside.
- In a large baking dish fill it with a thick layer (about 1 inch deep) of the whipping cream.
- Generously dot the cream with various colors of food dye coating most of the surface fairly close together.
- Drag a skewer or chopstick through the cream to create a tie-dye design, kind of like you’re making a marbled cake.
- Place a layer of paper towels on a cookie sheet and set aside.
- Put on gloves to protect your hands from the dye.
- Gently place an egg on the surface of the whipped cream.
- Slowly roll the egg over the surface to coat the shell.
- Place the egg on the cookie sheet and repeat with remaining eggs. DO NOT WIPE ANYTHING OFF!
- Let dry 20 minutes.
- Fill a large bowl with water. The water will remove the excess cream leaving the design on the egg.
- Gently submerge the egg and then GENTLY dry with paper toweling. DO NOT RUB HARD as you might rub off the design.
- Store eggs in refrigerator.
NOTE: This can be done substituting shaving cream for whipped cream, but then they are for decoration only and NOT edible!!
Somehow in Chasing MY Life I got away from my actual description of the journey. My life became all about the kitchen, well at least primarily. One of the discoveries I’ve made with life altering surgery that changed how I eat is that my life is no longer just about the food and recipes.
So, as we say goodbye to A HOUSE FROM HELL, put EVERYTHING in storage and begin the next leg of our journey to spend some time concentrating on working out and recovery and then search for our next project (hopefully our last) I want to return to my blogger roots and chronicle ALL of life.
I’ve been getting organized to get back into link parties and such, just searching around to see who is still out there and where the parties are at. I have found that many of my old favorites are no longer, but there are soooooooo many new parties to link up to which leads me to my post title, SO MANY LINKS, SO MANY BLOGS… just NOT ENOUGH TIME. Initially I’m choosing link parties by whether or not their title peaked my interest.
AND soooo many parties are now co-hosted which creates even MORE links to explore so I’m still reading as much as I can and finding new interests to become a part of.
I’m sure I’ll will find many more new blogs and parties on my future journeys, but for now I’m excited to be joining these new linky parties on a regular basis.
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