Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cadi's Marsala Chicken Recipe

2-4 Chicken Breasts 1/4 c flour
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/2 t dried basil
1/2 c marsala wine
1/2 c chicken broth

Put chicken in crock pot and sprinkle with flour, salt, pepper, and basil. Pour wined and broth over tip. OPTIONAL: Dot butter over breasts and dump 8 oz mushrooms on top. Cook on Low for 6 hours. Stir sauce and serve over pasta, rice, or potatoes. Enjoy!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwiches

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwiches

Marinate chicken in 1/2 bottle of Lawry's teriyaki sauce for at least 20 minutes.
Grill chicken, when almost finished place pineapples on grill.
Flip them both over and put swiss cheese on chicken and lightly grill buns.

Use remaining Lawry's sauce to drizzle over pineapple and chicken.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Zesty Italian Chicken

3-4 Chicken Breasts
3 Tablespoons Butter
1 Package Zesty Italian Dressing Mix
1 Can Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup
1 Cube (8 oz) Cream Cheese

Put frozen chicken in crock pot. Melt butter and drizzle over chicken. Sprinkle the zesty Italian dressing mix over the top. Cook 3-4 hours on high or 5-7 on low (crock pots vary). A half hour before done add cream cheese and cream of chicken or mushroom soup (I usually cut the cream cheese in half and soften it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds and mix it with the cream of mushroom soup before I add it to the crock pot). Remove from heat and shred chicken with a fork and knife. Serve over rice (I included 2 cups of instant rice so boil 2 cups of water, then add the rice, cover it, and let it sit for 5 minutes).

Ham and Cheese Sliders

For the sauce:
1½ tbsp. yellow mustard (I like to use Honey Dijon)
8 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tbsp. finely minced onion (or 2 tsp. dried minced onion)
½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Poppy seeds, for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Split the slider rolls and spread the insides lightly with mayonnaise. (If you are a Miracle Whip fan you will like it with Miracle Whip. I tried it this last time and it was super good!) Fold a slice of ham to fit on each slider bun, and top with a slice of Swiss cheese. Replace the top bun to assemble the sandwiches. Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet.

To make the sauce, combine all ingredients except the poppy seeds in a small bowl and whisk to combine. (Sauce is almost all the way mixed, just add the melted butter). Drizzle the sauce over the tops of the slider buns. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Cover with foil and bake 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove the foil and bake 2 minutes longer. Serve warm.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chicken Alfredo

2 Cans Cream of Chicken (or 1 Family Size)
2 Cubes Cream Cheese
1 Packet Italian Dressing
2-3 Chicken Breast

Combined frozen chicken, Cream of Chicken, Cream Cheese and Packet of Italian Dressing in crock-pot. Cook on Low 6-7 hrs or high for 3-4 hrs or whatever you decide is best for you. Once chicken is cooked, shred chicken and pour some milk in until the consistency is what you like. This all can be done on the stove too.

Cook Noodles and serve with sauce.
Bake French Bread according to directions on package.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Apricot Chicken

2 lbs. Chicken Breast
1 cup Apricot Jam
1 cup Russian Salad Dressing
1 pkg. Lipton onion soup mix (optional, i didn't make it with the onion soup mix because I think it's just as good or better without it ~ we just add a little salt, to taste, so do that if you'd like)
Rice ( I provided Minute rice)

Mix jam and Russian dressing together. Put chicken in crockpot and pour mixture over chicken (the sauce is already mixed and frozen with the chicken so just put it all in your crockpot). Cook in crock pot on low for 4-5 hours or high for 3-4 hours (or however long you like to cook things in your crockpot). Cut chicken in cubes or shred with a fork (or you can serve the chicken in bigger pieces, whatever you prefer) and serve chicken and sauce over rice with the veggie side I included.

Hope you enjoy :)! This one is super easy and is one of our favorites!

*If you don't have time to cook it in the crockpot you can also just cook in it in the oven. If you do the oven way, be sure to defrost the chicken first, then just pour the chicken and sauce mixture in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until chicken is done. Serve over rice. Enjoy :)!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sloppy Joes

Dressed-Up Sloppy Joes

1 lb. lean ground beef
Seasoning salt to taste
1 medium onion, minced
1/2 green pepper, minced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
3/4 c. ketchup
1 tsp. mustard
3 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar
3/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 Tbsp. tomato paste
1/3-1/2 c. water to reach desired consistency
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
8 hamburger buns

Freezer Instructions:
Brown ground beef with onion, green pepper, and garlic. Season to taste with seasoning salt. Transfer to a freezer-safe container. Add in remaining ingredients and combine well. Freeze. When ready to cook, transfer to a slow cooker and cook on low to 3-5 hours. Serve on hamburger buns.

I stole this recipe from 'Our Best Bites' but they really are YUMMY sloppy joes.