I came across this recipe online, as always…amirite?! LOL Was craving chicken and peanut butter, and this recipe ticked those boxes nicely. I know what you see in the photo, doesn’t look like much, but we really liked it. Next time I’ll make this the same way, but will add veggies for sure!! The flavours melded together nicely…I even put more peanut butter then it called for, but that’s me!! It will definitely be added to our rotation. Next time I’ll also try my best to remember the cilantro and peanuts as garnish LOL I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one too, if you’re a peanut butter lover too!!
Found this recipe on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try, for this week’s Crock Pot dinner. I love the combo of honey and garlic together. I made the recipe almost exactly, though I added onion and put less lemon juice in it. I served it over some Jasmine rice. It turned out okay, though it seemed a bit bland, which made me sad. The garlic flavour was perfect, then again, we always put more then is called for in a recipe LOL But we barely taste the honey flavour 😦 We even added Sriracha to it, after tasting it, to give it a bit of oompf. I had high hopes for this recipe. I will definitely try another recipe sometime though, but we’ll be passing on adding this one into the rotation. The search continues!!
Came across this recipe and thought I’d give it a try. Instead of making it on the stove, I chose to make it in my Crock Pot. It was super simple to make, especially when all you need to do, is throw almost everything in and let it do it’s thing. I let the frozen chicken breasts cook in the salsa verde itself first for about 5hrs. Then, I shredded the chicken and placed it back into the pot. I also added uncooked rice, 2 cups of water, black beans and corn to the pot as well – to cook for almost 2hrs. When I went to check on it later, I saw that it was ready before the timer went off!!
I do like the flavour a lot, but will say the La Costena sauce I used is VERY spicy…woo wee!! So if you can’t handle spice like that, find a milder sauce. Will definitely make this again, but will try a different sauce next time.
Saw this recipe, after getting my weekly email from Food.com. It was about Crock Pot recipes, one could make, during the hot months of summer. After perusing the list, this one caught my eye, because a) I was looking for a new chicken recipe to try out b) was made in the Crock Pot…win!! and c) had very few ingredients I already had on hand. I was able to put it all together and into the Crock Pot within 5mins…was loving it already!! I chose to use boneless, skinless chicken thighs, since that’s what I had in the freezer. I did defrost them a bit, for almost a day in the fridge first, but you could definitely cook it from frozen. Being that there wasn’t any bone, I cut the cooking time to 4hrs on Low, which was perfect. For our personal tastes I used 1/2 cup of sugar, a 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup of Sprite Zero, 4tbsp of minced garlic, 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper and 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper. At first I thought, the vinegar was REALLY strong, after mixing it all together. But after cooking, it mellowed out enough, for us to enjoy it. The chicken was moist, flavourful and reminded my hubby and I of sesame chicken…minus the sesames LOL I served it over rice, so it could soak up the sauce. I know, from the photo, it doesn’t *look* very appetizing…but we very much enjoyed it. If you’re looking for a new chicken recipe, that doesn’t require much work, then I’d definitely suggest you give this one a try!!
So, tonight was a mish mash of a dinner, as I was testing two recipes. The first was Salsa Chicken. It was easy to make with a jar of salsa and a can of Coke Zero. At first, I thought that was a weird combination, but it turned out all right 🙂 Will be adding this one into our chicken recipe rotation for sure!!
Next I made Campbell’s Healthy Request Green Bean Casserole. Since I live in Canada, I had to use the 40% less sodium condensed Cream of Mushroom soup, as we don’t have the healthy request version in condensed form. It turned out pretty good. Mind you, I’ve never made green bean casserole before, so I’m glad the first time turned out well 🙂 I actually tested out the recipe, to see, if I wanted to make it for Thanksgiving next weekend. And I think I might!!
Remember, how in my last dinner post, I told you we had bought mutant chicken breasts from T&T? Well, I took the last 2 pieces we had, and made this recipe. At first, I wasn’t sure about making it, as it’s pretty high in sodium, but I went for it anyway. When I read that I would need ‘Neufchatel cheese’, I was like what IS that?! But, I quickly found out it’s very similar to cream cheese. Otherwise I wouldn’t have bothered making this recipe, if I had to go out of my way to find this cheese LOL I personally have never seen this cheese, in the grocery stores I shop at, but I wasn’t looking for it either? The added cream cheese (which looking back now I should’ve only added 3/4 of the brick), makes it turn the not so pretty colour above, but don’t let that fool you. Next time I’ll add more colourful veggies, to bump up the pretty factor 🙂
So, after making it on Friday, we finally had it tonight over some basmati rice. First off, I tasted it while it was cold, and it tasted like chicken salad with a kick. I could definitely eat this cold!! But, tonight we did heat it up, and it was NUMMY. Now the salsa makes it slightly (in our taste) spicy, so if you’re sensitive to it, just use a mild or green salsa instead. If you’re in the mood for a quick to prepare crockpot meal, I’d definitely say to give this one a try!!
We had bought these mutant chicken breasts from T&T awhile back, and this week I decided to make Cheddar BBQ Chicken in the oven. It’s a really simple recipe to prepare and bake. To accompany it, I made smashed potatoes with Boursin Herb and Garlic cheese in it. If you haven’t tried it yet, you MUST. It’s too nummy not too!! You can also serve it with whatever veggie you feel like as well. I love roasted broccoli, because it’s easy and tastes fantastic!! Now, I know the chicken doesn’t really look like there’s any cheese on it, but trust me I did add the shredded cheese LOL It’s most likely because I only used 3tbsp of BBQ sauce per breast (which my hubby and I halved to share…they’re THAT big). But trust me, it tasted great!!
Have any of you, come up with a weird food concoction, off the top of your head? Yesterday I didn’t know what to eat for lunch. I did know I didn’t want to have a sandwich though. So, I opened up my pantry, and after staring at it for a while, came up with a corn and chicken salad. I took a can of no salt added corn niblets, then added 2 slices of deli roasted chicken meat. I also added a chopped pickle, a tablespoon of miracle whip and Frank’s hot sauce. Now, I know it probably looks and sounds gross, but it wasn’t half bad LOL I’ll definitely make it again 😀 Though next time, I’ll added more spices, to jazz it up some!!