Corizo Chicken Sausage for Breakfast

April 4, 2014 at 9:36 AM | Posted in breakfast, Jimmy Dean Products | Leave a comment
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Tried a new Breakfast Sausage for breakfast this morning, the Jimmy Dean Chorizo Chicken  Sausage. Excellent tasting Sausage! Fries up in only 8 minutes and only 120 calories for 3 Links. Great new option for Breakfast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Dean Chorizo Chicken sausage

Jimmy Dean DELIGHTS FULLY COOKED CHORIZO CHICKEN SAUSAGE LINKS
Spice up your breakfast. Enjoy the bold flavors of chorizo chicken sausage for just 120 calories per serving.
Preperation:

Always follow heating instructions. Do not refrigerate longer than expiration date on package.
* Instructions were developed using an 1100-watt microwave oven. Ovens vary; heat times may need to be adjusted.

Microwave Instructions* (one serving):
1. Remove 3 links from plastic pouch.
2. Place on a microwave-safe plate and cover with a paper towel.
3. Microwave on HIGH: Refrigerated: 35-45 seconds or until hot. Frozen: 50-55 seconds or until hot.

Stovetop Instructions:
1. Remove desired amount of links from plastic pouch.
2. Place links in a cold non-stick skillet.
3. Heat skillet to MEDIUM.
4. Heat links over medium heat, turning occasionally for even browning.
Refrigerated: 6-8 minutes or until hot. Frozen: 10-12 minutes or until hot.

Caution! Product will be hot! Remove with caution! Let cool one minute before eating! Enjoy!

 

INGREDIENTS: CHICKEN, WATER, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS: POTATO STARCH, SALT, CHILI PEPPERS, DEXTROSE, SPICE, PAPRIKA, SUGAR, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM PROPIONATE, LACTIC ACID, CALCIUM LACTATE, NATURAL FLAVORS, CARAMEL COLOR.

 
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Spring recipes for chicken salad, BBQ chicken and more…

April 2, 2014 at 9:27 AM | Posted in chicken, Eating Well | Leave a comment
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It’s time for Spring recipes for chicken salad, BBQ chicken and more healthy chicken dinners. And it’s all from the EatingWell web site.

 
Spring recipes for chicken salad, BBQ chicken and more healthy chicken dinners.Eating Well

 

Chicken is a versatile and cheap option for a healthy dinner. In the warmer months, we love this lean protein in healthy chicken salad recipes, grilled chicken recipes and more spring chicken recipes. Enjoy Spring Chicken & Blue Cheese Salad for a light dinner salad or Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas & Spring Herbs for a chicken dinner full of the flavors of spring.

 

 

Spring Chicken & Blue Cheese Salad
This main-dish chicken salad has bright flavors of tarragon in a creamy blue cheese dressing with just a touch of sweetness from honey………..

 

 

Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas & Spring Herbs
Quick-cooking chicken cutlets are paired with an elegant but easy light sauce of sugar snap peas and artichoke hearts. This dish can be made without the sprouted beans, but is especially delicious with them—if you have extras, try them on a salad…..

 

 

Spring Chicken & Barley Soup
You might think of barley as an addition to hearty, wintery soups, such as mushroom-barley or beef-barley soup, but it also works well in lighter soups like this one with chicken, asparagus and peas……

 

 

* For all the – Spring recipes for chicken salad, BBQ chicken and more healthy chicken dinners click the link below, Enjoy!

 
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/spring_chicken_recipes?sssdmh=dm17.727040&utm_source=EWTWNL&esrc=nwewtw031114

These Cuts of Meat Can Save You Money — And Still Taste Great

March 26, 2014 at 9:46 AM | Posted in Delish | Leave a comment
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Fantastic article from the Delish website! It’s all about Cuts of Meat Can Save You Money — And Still Taste Great. Take time and check this one out!

 

 

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These Cuts of Meat Can Save You Money — And Still Taste Great
Asking “chicken, beef, or pork?” doesn’t even begin to cover the dinner options available to meat lovers. Chances are, if you look at the meat section in your grocery store a little closer, you’ll see some cuts you’ve never noticed before. The following cuts of meat, often passed over for their more well-known counterparts, are just as delicious and can actually save you money. Here’s what you need to know to get a good deal in the meat department.

 
Top Round Steak

You might have seen this meat at the store, sometimes labeled London Broil, but we’re guessing you rarely — if ever — grab it. Top round has earned a reputation for being tough, but that’s not always its fate. This cut is perfect for medium cooking and begs to be doused in your favorite marinade. As long as you cut against the grain and don’t overcook it, top round can be a great addition to your dinner rotation…..

 

 

 
Flank Steak

You might see flank steak on its own at a restaurant, but it’s a lot easier to tenderize if incorporated into a larger dish when you’re doing all the work at home. Flank steak is one of a group of cuts called flat steaks, which are tougher cuts of meat. You’ll save money on this cut for two main reasons: your options for preparing flank steak are limited — you’ll have to work to get it tender — and it’s best served in a dish like fajitas, meaning your meat will go further than if you were eating a traditional steak dinner. You can also get away with buying a little less because everyone’s plate will be full of other fajita fixings.

 

 

 

 

* Click the link be low to get all the Cuts of Meat Can Save You Money

 

 

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Chicken Breast Strips w/ Oven Baked Scalloped Potatoes

March 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, chicken, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu:: Chicken Breast Strips w/ Oven Baked Scalloped Potatoes

 

 

 

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It sure doesn’t feel like Spring out there today! A very cold wind blowing all day and I’m not sure it even reached 32 degrees. We did miss the snow as that went South and East of us. It will be in the 50′s the rest of the week they say. I was scheduled for my 6 month check-up for Sugar, Cholesterol and such but with all the meds I’ve been taking the last week or so I had to reschedule it for next week to get a better reading on everything. Not real hungry tonight so it was a light dinner. So tonight I prepared Chicken Breast Strips w/ Oven Baked Scalloped Potatoes.

 

 

 
I used Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips, first time in quite a while. Very easy to prepare; Preheat oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast fritters in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes until no pink remains or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter. Chicken is served! It’s some of the best frozen Chicken you can find! Excellent seasoned breading and very meaty, and easy to prepare. Served it with a side of JB’s Fat Boy Sticky Stuff BBQ Sauce.

 

 

 
Then for my only side I prepared some Bob Evan’s Oven Baked Scalloped Potatoes. This one also comes in a microwave package, just heat for 6 minutes and serve, or you can bake it which is how I prepared it. Comes out with plenty of Potatoes with an excellent Cheese Sauce and seasoning. A delicious Meal without much effort or cleanup involved! For dessert later a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream bar.

 

 

 

 
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Pilgrim’s Southern Style Breast Strips evoke memories of growing up in a sleepy southern town. The crickets chirping, the moss hanging from the trees, the air humid and everything moving slow in the heat. And your grandmother’s delicious home cooking brought the entire family around the table on the weekends.

Our Southern Style Breast Strips feature a juicy piece of chicken with a breading just right to deliver that southern flair. Our special blend of spices and seasonings with the whole muscle goodness of white breast meat will please kids and old-timers alike.

Ideal as:

Appetizers
Snacks
Lunch or Dinner Entrées
Crowd Pleasers

Cooking Instructions:

Oven: Preheat oven to 350° F. Arrange frozen chicken breast fritters in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes until no pink remains or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Fryer: Heat oil to 350° F. Fry frozen chicken breast fritters for 6 minutes or an internal temperature of 165° F as measured by use of a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast fritter.

Due to variations in equipment, heating times and/or temperature may require adjustment. DO NOT MICROWAVE.

Nutritional Guide
Serving Size: 4 oz. (112g)
Calories per Serving: 190

Servings per Container: About 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g 9 %
Cholesterol 40 mg 13 %
Sodium 940 mg 39 %
Total Carbs 17 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 17 g

 

http://www.pilgrims.com/products/productinfo.aspx?id=10

 

 

 
BOB EVANS OVEN BAKE™ SCALLOPED POTATOES

Bob Evans Oven Bake Scalloped Potatoes

Bob Evans Oven Bake Scalloped Potatoes

Our Bob Evans Oven Bake™ Scalloped Potatoes look like you made them from scratch in the oven–but you didn’t. Made with real cheddar cheese, they’re microwave ready in just minutes.
Directions
Keep refrigerated. Microwave (time and temperature settings may vary due to differences in your particular microwave oven. Always cook this product to 160 degrees F prior to serving): 1. Remove board overwrap and film. 2. Microwave on High power for 5 to 6 minutes until bubbly around edges. 3. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes prior to serving. Conventional Oven (time and temperature settings may vary due to differences in your particular microwave oven. Always cook this product to 160 degrees F prior to serving): 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Remove board overwrap and film. 3. Place container on baking tray and heat in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until bubbly around edges. 4. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes prior to serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size140 g
Servings per Container4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220.00 Calories from Fat 110.00
% Daily Value*
Total Fat13.00g20%
Saturated Fat8.00g40%
Trans Fat0.00g0%
Cholesterol40.00mg13%
Sodium490.00mg20%
Total Carbohydrate19.00g6%
Dietary Fiber2.00g8%
Sugars2.00g0%
Protein7.00g0%

Chicken ‘n’ Noodles w/ Sliced Carrots and Whole Grain Bread

March 9, 2014 at 5:23 PM | Posted in carrots, chicken, Margaret Holmes Products, noodle | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken ‘n’ Noodles w/ Sliced Carrots and Whole Grain Bread

 

 

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Somewhat cooler out today, high in the low 40′s where it’s been in the mid 50′s lately. But not a bad day, sun finally came out in the early afternoon. Went to the store to pick up a few items and on my way home seen something I don’t believe I ever saw around this area, Seagulls. At least they looked like Seagulls, I compared my picture with some on-line and that’s what they look like. They were in a field and the parking lot of the West Chester Public Library, where there’s always a big gathering of Geese. And the Geese were none too happy about the new guests in their territory! Not sure on why they were settled in here, there was about 3 good size flocks of them. Anyway tonight for dinner it was Chicken ‘n’ Noodles w/ Sliced Carrots and Whole Grain Bread.

 

 

 

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I used Margaret Holmes Simple Suppers Chicken n Noodles Fixins’. Another of my favorite Comfort Foods! I used to buy this at Walmart all the time but Margaret Holmes no longer makes it, lack of sales they say. Anyway it comes in a 5 serving can and contains the Noodles and Seasoning, I added the Chicken. I cut up 2 Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breasts seasoning them with Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Ground Smoked Cumin, and Parsley. I then fried them in a large skillet until done and added the can of Fixins’. Cooked until it the Sauce was bubbling and heated throughout. The broth that’s with Noodles is incredible! Rich and thick and seasoned just right. I left the info and web site link to Margaret Holmes at the end of the post.

 

 

 

I also had of side of Boiled Sliced Carrots and a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. Then for dessert later tonight a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

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Margaret Holmes Simple Suppers Chicken n’ Noodles

Chicken n’ Noodles will become a comfort-food favorite in any household. Add boneless, skinless chicken breast to a can of Simple Suppers Chicken n’ Noodles, which is filled with plump noodle dumplings and special seasonings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size Serving size 2/3 cup as packaged (174g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45
Calories 230

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 860mg 36%
Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g

 

http://www.margaretholmes.com/

Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

February 28, 2014 at 6:28 PM | Posted in chicken, Hamburger Helper, pasta, Pillsbury | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

 

 

 

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Tri-State panic has settled in among the masses! Not only are they talking about that four letter word, S-N-O-W, but they’re calling for anywhere from 7″-10″ coming in this weekend! They panic at an 1″ but at up to 10″ its mass hysteria. I did venture out to pick up an extra bag of Salt for outside but no store around here has any, and the stores were packed already at 8:00 this morning. Sunny again but it was 8 degrees early and only a high of 28. I will really be happy when this cold and snowy weather breaks! For dinner tonight Chicken Breasts and a box of Chicken Helper. I prepared Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta.

 

 

 

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I really enjoy the Hamburger Helpers – Betty Crocker Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken – Chicken Helper. I’ve tried a few of them now but this is my favorite by far. This really turns out delicious and it’s so easy to prepare! The Rotini and Cheese Sauce is excellent and the Seasoned Crumb Coating with Natural Bacon Flavor for the Chicken is one of the better Crumb Coatings I’ve had for Chicken. To prepare it first go ahead and make the Pasta, by the box directions. Then prepare your Chicken and you have one fine meal! The Chicken Helper box contains Rotini Pasta with Naturally Flavored Cheesy Sauce Mix & Seasoned Crumb Coating with Natural Bacon Flavor. I added the Chicken, Water, 2% Milk, Canola Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper. It all comes together for one easily made and delicious dinner. I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 
Betty Crocker Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken – Chicken HelperChicken Helper
* Rotini pasta with naturally flavored cheesy sauce mix and seasoned crumb coating with natural bacon flavor
* Add chicken
* Pasta side dish included
Directions
For Pasta:
You Will Need: 1-1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tbsp butter. For Chicken You Will Need: 1 lb uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1 tbsp milk, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Success Tips: Start with completely thawed chicken. Adjust heat setting, cook times and amount of oil as needed. Pasta: 1 – Stir water, 1/2 cup milk, butter, sauce mix and pasta in 2-quart nonstick sauce pan. Heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 17 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender. Meanwhile, continue with step 2.
Chicken:
2 – Cut each chicken breast into 3 to 5 slices, holding knife at an angle. (Slices should be about 1/2 inch thick). 3 – Coat, Place chicken in medium bowl. Add 1 tbsp milk to moisten. Add seasoned crumbs to coat chicken. 4 – Brown, Heat butter and oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until butter is melted. Carefully add chicken to hot butter and oil; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low. Turn chicken; cook 4 to 6 minutes longer or until golden brown and centers are no longer pink (165 degrees F). Serve with potatoes. Refrigerate leftovers. Add Your Own Twist: Stir 1/2 cup cooked broccoli or shredded cheddar cheese into the finished pasta. If you want a bit of crunch, top with 1/3 cup crushed garlic croutons!
nutrition information
1 cup prepared
Serving Size:
Serving Per Container:
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 390 Calories from Fat: 170 % Daily Value* Total Fat 19g 29% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 85mg 28% Sodium 690mg 29% Total Carbohydrate 30g 10% Dietary Fiber 7%

 
http://www.bettycrocker.com/products/hamburger-helper/products/chicken-helpers/chicken-helper-crispy-cheddar-bacon-w-cheesy-rotini

Easy Chicken Soup Recipes and Chicken Stew Recipes

February 23, 2014 at 10:22 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Easy Chicken Soup Recipes and Chicken Stew Recipes and comes to you from the Eating Well web site, which is stocked full of healthy and delicious recipes.

 

 

Easy Chicken Soup Recipes and Chicken Stew RecipesEating Well

 

Warm up with one of these hearty chicken soup recipes and chicken stew recipes.
Few things are more satisfying on a chilly night than a hearty bowl of chicken soup or chicken stew. Quick Coq au Vin tastes rich and hearty without the long cooking time—perfect for easy entertaining. With leftover roast chicken and a few pantry staples you can make Chicken & White Bean Soup in less than 30 minutes. Full of hearty greens and lots of fresh ginger, Hawaiian Ginger-Chicken Stew makes a great cold-weather tonic. You’ll love these new recipes for making chicken soup and chicken stew.

 
Quick Coq au Vin
Here’s a quick version of Coq au Vin, a red wine-braised chicken-and-vegetable stew that usually takes the better part of an afternoon to make. Serve with herbed mashed potatoes and green beans…..

 

 
Braised Chicken Gumbo
Leftovers make this chicken gumbo an absolute breeze. The only prep you’ll need to do is to dice a bell pepper and slice some okra if you’re using fresh. That’s it! If you don’t have leftover chicken and sauce from Wine & Tomato Braised Chicken, you can use 2 cups shredded cooked chicken and 2 cups canned diced tomatoes instead of the leftover sauce….

 

 

 
* Click the link below to get all the Easy Chicken Soup Recipes and Chicken Stew Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_chicken_soup_recipes_and_chicken_stew_recipes?sssdmh=dm17.723308&utm_source=EWTWNL&esrc=nwewtw021814c

Chicken ‘n’ Noodles w/ Sliced Carrots and Whole Grain Bread

February 10, 2014 at 6:18 PM | Posted in carrots, chicken, Margaret Holmes Products, noodle | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken ‘n’ Noodles w/ Sliced Carrots and Whole Grain Bread

 

 

 
Had a slight case of the dreaded Cabin Fever, so it was time to get out! Stopped by the bank to start and then to one of my favorite stores to shop or just browse, jungle Jim’s International Market! The store is just amazing! The Deli has the best selection of Boar’s Head Meats and Cheese of anyone. A fantastic Olive and Side Dish case and the best Cheese selection of anyone. The Produce, Bakery, Meat , and Seafood departments are all top-notch also. Then the International selection of all World Foods can not be topped, at least in this area. So whether it’s Crabs, Geoducks, Polenta, or Quail or Ostrich Eggs they have it. While there I purchased some Oranges, Bananas, Calf Liver (for my Mom), Boar’s Head sliced Rare Roast Beef and sliced Honey Smoked Turkey, Snapple, and a couple of different Blue Cheese and Cheddar. Love that Store! For dinner tonight I prepared Chicken ‘n’ Noodles w/ Sliced Carrots and Whole Grain Bread.

 

 

 

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I used Margaret Holmes Simple Suppers Chicken n Noodles Fixins’. Another of my favorite Comfort Foods! I used to buy this at Walmart all the time but they no longer carry it so I came across some for sale on the Amazon web site so I purchased 8 cans of it. I’m wondering if Margaret Holmes is going to discontinue making it? Anyway it comes in a 5 serving can and contains the Noodles and Seasoning, I added the Chicken. I cut up 2 Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breasts seasoning them with Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Ground Smoked Cumin, and Parsley. I then fried them in a large skillet until done and added the can of Fixins’. Cooked until it the Sauce was bubbling and heated throughout. The broth that’s with Noodles is incredible! Rich and thick and seasoned just right. I left the info and web site link to Margaret Holmes at the end of the post.

 

 

 
I also had of side of Boiled Sliced Carrots and a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. Then for dessert later tonight a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 
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Chicken n’ Noodles will become a comfort-food favorite in any household. Add boneless, skinless chicken breast to a can of Simple Suppers Chicken n’ Noodles, which is filled with plump noodle dumplings and special seasonings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size Serving size 2/3 cup as packaged (174g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45
Calories 230

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 860mg 36%
Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g

 

http://www.margaretholmes.com/

Chicken Thigh Sliders w/ Baked Fries

January 21, 2014 at 6:11 PM | Posted in chicken, Ore - Ida | 8 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Thigh Sliders w/ Baked Fries

 

 

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They nailed our weather forecast of snow, wind, and falling temperature. We ended up with 3″ more inches with a strong wind that took the temps to single digits and below. It’s only January but we’re already above our average of yearly snowfall. Plus our temperatures have been lower than what we’ve in the past few years, single digits and below zero through Saturday. Just cook and be happy! For dinner tonight, Chicken Thigh Sliders w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

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I picked up a package of Boneless and skinless Chicken Thighs yesterday at Walmart. So to prepare them I cut them in half, to fit the slider buns, and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and a little Garlic Powder. I then rolled them in some Flour that I had seasoned with Hungarian Sweet Ground Paprika. I then preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Heated a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, added in the Canola Oil. Seared both sides of the chicken until golden, about 5 minutes and then placed it in the oven to finish off, and the chicken registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. They came out perfect! Crispy coating on the outside and moist and flavorful on the inside. I served them on Pepperidge Farms Slider Wheat Buns. Had topping choices of Lettuce, Mayfield Crumbled Blue Cheese, and JB’s Fat Boy Stick Stuff BBQ Sauce.

 

 

 
For a side for the Sliders I baked some of our favorite Fries, Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. Best Fries out there in my opinion. Then for dessert/snack later some Newman’s Own Black Bean and Corn Salsa along with Tostios Multi Grain Scoops.

 

 

 
Chicken Thighs

Boneless and skinless chicken thighs are a form of protein that can be cooked in any number of ways. The chicken thigh is a cut of meat and doesn’t tend to dry out like chicken breast tends to. If you remove the skin you’re left with a chicken thigh that has about 130 calories and only 7 grams of fat. Here are several ways to prepare boneless skinless chicken thighs.
* Cook in the slow cooker.

* Bake in the oven.

* Cook on the grill.

* Fry in a pan.

Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

January 16, 2014 at 6:20 PM | Posted in cheese, chicken, Hamburger Helper, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

 

 

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Winter has returned to West Chester, Ohio! The temps are back below freezing and it’s snowed about 2″ with more on the way. I received an email from an advertising firm that wants to use one of my posts for Ore Ida, sort of proud about that. I hear, here where I live, that they were going to announce the upcoming building of some major restaurants. it will be interesting to hear what’s coming. For dinner tonight it’s Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta.

 

 

 

This is the second time I believe that I’ve prepared the new Hamburger Helpers – Betty Crocker Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken – Chicken Helper. I’ve tried a few of them now but this is my favorite so far. This really turns out delicious! The Rotini and Cheese Sauce is excellent and the Seasoned Crumb Coating with Natural Bacon Flavor for the Chicken is one of the better Crumb Coatings I’ve had for Chicken. As all the other ones this one is very easy to make, just follow the instructions on the box. To prepare it fist go ahead and make the Pasta, by direction. Then prepare your Chicken and you have one fine meal! The Chicken Helper box contains Rotini Pasta with Naturally Flavored Cheesy Sauce Mix & Seasoned Crumb Coating with Natural Bacon Flavor. I added the Chicken, Water, 2% Milk, Canola Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper. It all comes together for one easily made and delicious dinner. I also had a couple of slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread and a Snapple Diet Peach Drink. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 
Betty Crocker Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken – Chicken HelperChicken Helper
* Rotini pasta with naturally flavored cheesy sauce mix and seasoned crumb coating with natural bacon flavor
* Add chicken
* Pasta side dish included
Directions
For Pasta:
You Will Need: 1-1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tbsp butter. For Chicken You Will Need: 1 lb uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1 tbsp milk, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Success Tips: Start with completely thawed chicken. Adjust heat setting, cook times and amount of oil as needed. Pasta: 1 – Stir water, 1/2 cup milk, butter, sauce mix and pasta in 2-quart nonstick sauce pan. Heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 17 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender. Meanwhile, continue with step 2.
Chicken:
2 – Cut each chicken breast into 3 to 5 slices, holding knife at an angle. (Slices should be about 1/2 inch thick). 3 – Coat, Place chicken in medium bowl. Add 1 tbsp milk to moisten. Add seasoned crumbs to coat chicken. 4 – Brown, Heat butter and oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until butter is melted. Carefully add chicken to hot butter and oil; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low. Turn chicken; cook 4 to 6 minutes longer or until golden brown and centers are no longer pink (165 degrees F). Serve with potatoes. Refrigerate leftovers. Add Your Own Twist: Stir 1/2 cup cooked broccoli or shredded cheddar cheese into the finished pasta. If you want a bit of crunch, top with 1/3 cup crushed garlic croutons!

 
nutrition information
1 cup prepared
Serving Size:
Serving Per Container:
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 390 Calories from Fat: 170 % Daily Value* Total Fat 19g 29% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 85mg 28% Sodium 690mg 29% Total Carbohydrate 30g 10% Dietary Fiber 7%

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