Tangy Melt in Your Mouth Chicken Breast

I found a recipe through a recipe website that I found interesting. After reading about 100 reviews and taking everyone’s suggestion and complaints into consideration I took the same recipe and tweeks it with all the suggestions and a few of my own. It turned out AMAZING the flavor is tangy, and vey rich. Everyone was raving about this delish bird. The chicken turned out so moist and flavorful. The first thing I heard was wow something in the kitchen smell so tangy! Not only does it taste good, but makes a nice presentation on a plate too. 

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (Hellmanns seems to work better than Kraft)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey dijon mustard

Directions:

 
In a food processer, combine mayonnaise, mustard, cheese, and all the spices. Spin until everything is well blended

 Spread over cleaned dried chicken breast, bottom first, then the tops
 
 Cover with platic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours
Remove plastic wrap and bake on 375 degree for
45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through

Coconut Crusted Chicken

 
My family and I love coconut crusted shrimp so when I found this recipe I knew we were going to love it. Not only is it fantastic it’s earth shaking! I had this horrible feeling that the recipe would be sweet since you use sweetened coconut flakes, but frying it takes away the sweetness of the coconut. You are left with a little sweet, but nothing to be concerned with. I absolutely love this recipe and so did everyone else in my family. YUMM-O! 
 
I must admit that I wasn’t sure about the Spicy Apricot Sauce I tried it right after I made it and I didn’t think it was that great. When I tried it was the chicken I loved it. Everyone else admitted that they were unsure about the sauce also until they tried it and everyone thought it was fantastic! 
 
Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grind black pepper
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 cups (possibly more) shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
Directions:
  1. Mix cornstarch, salt, Cayenne Pepper and Black Pepper in shallow bowl; set aside.
  2. Beat egg whites in medium size mixing bowl until frothy.
  3. Place coconut in a shallow bowl.
  4. Dredge chicken tenders in cornstarch mixture; shake off excess.
  5. Dip chicken in egg whites, then press chicken into coconut.
  6. Turn over and press into coconut again to coat both sides.
  7. Heat oil in heavy skillet (oil should be about 2 inches deep – add more oil if needed) or deep fat fryer to 350º F.
  8. Add chicken to the hot oil in batches.
  9. Deep fry until cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Drain. Serve hot with Spicy Apricot Dipping Sauce.

 

 
Spicy Apricot Sauce: 
  • 1 cup Apricot Preserves.
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar.
  • 1-2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce.
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder.
  • 1 clove garlic, minced.

For Spicy Apricot Sauce Mix all ingredients together 


King Ranch Chicken Casserole

This recipe is incredible! I was trying to find a recipe close to one that a friend of mines mom would always make for pot luck Fridays. This recipe is exactly like hers. The flavor is amazing, and the smell while cooking is wonderful.
 
We had enough for dinner and lunch with this one recipe it certainly goes a long way. If you are in the market for a freezer recipe this would do the trick. Double the recipe and put one in the freezer for another time. Not only is it an easy recipe it’s inexpensive too!
 
You could also reduce the calories in this recipe by using the 40 calorie thin corn tortillas and use fat free soup and broth. Using less cheese wouldn’t hurt either… or would it? Thank you Roxi!!
 
Ingredients:
 
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes & chilies
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (I used homemade chicken broth)
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 12-16 corn tortillas, ripped into bite sized pieces
  • 2-4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

 

Directions: 
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In large saucepan, saute the onion and pepper in the butter until tender (about 5 minutes). Add soups, tomatoes, and broth. Stir to combine. Fold in the chicken until well blended.
  2. Lightly grease a 9 x 13″ baking dish. Layer with 1/3 the tortillas, 1/3 the chicken mixture, and 1/3 the cheese. Repeat layers twice more.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes this will also allow it to thicken up.

 

Beverly Hills Chicken Casserole

You know when you think of Beverly Hills you think of casseroles right? Hahahhaha! The name comes from me thinking tonight… GOSH if I was living in Beverly Hills right now someone else would be cooking my dinner. Then I laughed because they probably don’t eat a lot of casseroles in Beverly Hills. I came up with this recipe when I needed something quick to put together. I took a recipe from Stovetop and reinvented it with my own spin. This is such an EASY recipe and one that is very well rounded. You have your chicken, vegetables, and a starch all in one. Dinner in one dish is my kind of dinner during the week. The flavor is excellent and it comes out of the over nice. Everyone found this recipe to be a hit… a shocking occurrence in our house. When I roast a chicken, I always keep the leftover chicken in zip bags in the freezer. When it comes to making a recipe like this, I just simply pull the chicken out and defrosting it. You can also easily substitute fresh chicken for a drained can of chicken breast. 
Served with steamed cauliflower

Ingredients:

  • 1 (6 ounce) package Stove Top stuffing mix
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups of cooked diced boneless skinless chicken
  • 2 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat your oven at 400 F. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, soup, cheese, chicken and vegetables mix well until everything is combined. 
  3. Spread mixture out in 13X9 inch baking dish, or casserole dish. 
  4. Bake for 15 minutes 
  5. While casserole is baking in a microwave safe bowl combine margarine and water and heat for 3-4 minutes or until it’s bowling. 
  6. Remove water/margarine from the microwave then add stuffing package. Mix well and fluff your stuffing with a fork and set aside 
  7. Once your casserole has baked for 15 minutes remove it from the oven and top evenly with the stuffing.
  8. Return the casserole to the oven and cook for another 15 minute

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

This is a quick and easy recipe. The original recipe is made in the crock pot which you can obviously do, and the original recipe also contains two boneless chicken breast. I used canned chicken instead. I was in a hurry so I made it a little different, but it turned out fantastic and the flavor is wonderful. It doesn’t make a lot. You could feed 4 adults and maybe a few little people, but that is about it. I am not complaining about that the small amount, it was perfect for us and we had some leftovers too. The flavor is so good and creamy, but very rich. I think the fact that it doesn’t make much is good at least in this case because you can’t eat much. So rich!
 
I highly recommend this recipe if you are looking for something quick and easy. It’s a great way to use up some left over rotisserie chicken or any other type of chicken you have left over.  What I love about this recipe is it’s so versatile. You can change the type of beans, the heat of the Rotel, sweet or cream corn, the chicken and so on! Delicious!
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 can black beans drain and rinse
  • 1 can corn, undrained
  • 1 can Rotel, undrained
  • 1 package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 1 13oz. can of chicken breasts drained
Directions:
  1. In a large pot or dutch oven place all ingredients in the pot except for the cream cheese, then mix together. 
  2. Put the stove on medium and place the brick of cream cheese on top and allow it to start melting. 
  3. Once the cream cheese starts to melt stir it into the chili. Continue to stir. 
  4. Once everything is well combine and heated through it’s ready to sever. 
Adapted From Plain Chicken

Honey-Mustard Chicken

Served with Asparagus Casserole, and Steamed brussel sprouts
I found this recipe in All You Magazine and had to give it a try.This is a great recipe, but I will say it is very sweet. If you do not like your food to be sweet, then this recipe is not for you. The chicken comes out very tender, and has a wonderful flavor. I typically do not like Dijon mustard, but in this case it really makes the chicken. The only things I did differently was I used boneless chicken breast verses a whole chicken, and I used regular honey because I could not find whipped honey. I left the cooking time the same to insure the chicken would be really tender. Guess what? It was! The chicken was so tender I had to use a spatula to get it out of the crock-pot because when I tried used a fork the pieces just fell apart. Yummy!  Click here for the original recipe.

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup whipped honey
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 4-lb. whole chicken, rinsed and patted dry
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Stir together honey and mustard; set aside all but 1/4 cup. Gently loosen chicken skin around breast. Rub 1/4 cup honey mustard evenly under and over skin, pushing it into legs and thighs. Sprinkle chicken inside and out with salt and pepper. Fold wings under and tie legs together.
  2. Place chicken, breast side up, on a small rack or a ring made from foil inside slow cooker. Add 1/4 inch water. Cover; cook on high until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thigh registers 180ºF, 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  3. Preheat broiler to high. Transfer chicken, breast side up, to a foil-lined baking sheet. Combine 1 Tbsp. reserved honey mustard with olive oil. Brush mixture over chicken and broil to brown skin, 2 to 3 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes on a cutting board before serving. Drizzle remaining honey mustard over each portion of sliced meat.

Taco Chili

 
This recipe is FANTASTIC! It’s super easy to make and the flavors are incredible. I can’t wait to make this again because it’s just that good. I love anything hearty because it only takes a small amount to fill you up and keep you going. The worth of this recipe is a plus too!! I highly recommend this pot of yumminess!
Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. ground beef (90/10)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans (drained and washed)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can hot chili beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • 1 can of Rotel
  • 1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes 
  • 1 tablespoons mild chili powder 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

 

Directions:
  1. Brown the meat and onions and drain very well.
  2. Mix in ranch dressing mix and all of these spices into the meat.
  3. Without draining unless stated, add all other ingredients.
  4. Mix together well
  5. Simmer 1 hour.

Recipe Source

Serves 6 *346 calories 43 Carbs 58 grams of Fat
*according to MyFitnessPal.com

Golden Fried Mushrooms

 
My husband love fried mushrooms and can easily consume an entire package of mushrooms that are fired if they are good. This is a really good recipe that is very simple and quick.
I was able to throw these together in just a matter of minutes. I love that all the ingredients are things that I normally keep on hand anyway.  
Ingredients:
  • 10 ounces fresh white mushrooms, and quartered wiped clean
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs         

Directions:

  1. Mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add water to make a batter.
  3. Dip clean mushroom into batter letting excess batter drip off.
  4. I find it easier to stick a toothpick into the mushroom to dip it.
  5. After dipping into batter roll in Panko breadcrumbs to coat.
  6. Deep fry in oil until golden.

Runzas (Bierocks)

This meat pocket recipe is delish!! It’s a German family recipe, and well worth the work. Now let me tell you about the work. This recipe is a total nightmare and a ton of work. I made the mistake of making them on a Sunday and not firing up my bread machine until 4 pm. Big mistake!! I recommend making the meat a day ahead so that the flavors can mingle. That is so important in this recipe. They are a lot of work, but the end result is so good you won’t hesitate to make them again in the future. It’s very important to follow the steps in this recipe to the letter this will help you stay organized.

Meat ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium head cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 pound of carrots shredded
  • 1 bunch of green onions diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 3 TBS of soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of accent
  • 1/2 tsp of onion powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 pound mozzarella (Reserve until the end)

Directions for the meat:

  1. Brown beef, cabbage, green onions, garlic and carrots in a large skillet
  2. Drain off any grease and return to the heat
  3. Seasoning with salt and pepper to taste, then add 1/2 tsp of accent, onion powder, and soy sauce.
  4. At this point either set aside to cool down, then refrigerate for another day or set aside allowing the meat to become room temperature for same day use.  

Dough- For the dough you can either use premade dough, frozen or refrigerated. I chose to make my own which is time consuming, but well worth the taste in the end. I used my bread machine for the sake of ease, and time, but you can certainly make it by hand also.

 Ingredients:

  • 1 1/8 cups water (70 to 80 degrees F)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh basil (optional)
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine, melted
Directions: (Bread machine)
  1. In bread machine pan, place the first nine ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer.
  2. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  3. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface
  4. Using a rolling pin roll your dough flat.
  5. Using a 3 inch in diameter cutter. I used a Gladware container (Only fancy fixin’s used here) continue rolling and cutting until you have 18 rounds

 

How it all comes together:

  1. Place a spoonful of the beef mixture onto the center of each dough round and sprinkle  with mozzarella cheese
  2. Take a second dough round and top the first one.
  3. With a fork go around the outside of the rounds pinching the bread together with the tines of the fork
  4. If you are still having problems getting the dough to seal use your fingers to pinch it together
  5. Be sure to poke a few holes in the top of your meat pies to insure the steam can escape
  6. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and lay each meat pocket on the pan and cover with a towel
  7. Allow the meat pockets to rest and rise for 30-45 minutes
  8. Bake on 350 degree for 20 minutes or until they are brown. Check on them frequently to insure they don’t get over cooked. You want the pocket to be nice and soft.

 

Juicy Gourmet Hamburgers

This is a yummy recipe that once again has been made famous by Kittencal. These are very juicy burgers, and the flavor is amazing!! 
 
A tip from Kittencal … to keep your burgers juicy add a 1/2 tbs of margarine to the middle of the burger. Roll the meat in a ball, stick a whole in the of the meat, add the margarine to the middle and cover back up and flatten. WOW what difference it makes!!
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs. ground beef 90/10
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup dry plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
 
Directions:
  1. In a bowl crumble the ground beef with clean hands.
  2. Add in the dry soup mix, egg, garlic, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce and black pepper.
  3. Using clean hands mix until combined, add in more breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs if needed to just hold the mixture together (do not overwork the meat or it will be tough).
  4. Divide the ground beef into 8 equal patties. 1/4 lb each approx.
  5. Place the patties onto a large plate or a small cookie sheet; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours or up to 24 hours to blend flavors.
  6. Grill or pan fry the burgers as desired until cooked through.