Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Black Beans with Rice and Roasted Asparagus

May 26, 2018 at 5:50 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Black Beans with Rice and Roasted Asparagus

 

 

For Breakfast I just had a a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well my computer was going on and off on me but I replaced the modem and it seems to have fixed the problem. But one solved and another problem starts. We have been without water since around 4:00 yesterday afternoon. That finally came back on at Noon today. So later in the day I went with Mom and we put flowers on some of the family graves. We got back home just before a Thunderstorm moved in for the late afternoon. Lot of wind and rain with it. Hopefully everything is back to normal! For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Black Beans with Rice and Roasted Asparagus.

 

For my Chicken, I picked up a package of Simple Truth Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts (3). To prepare them I’ll be needing Flour, Paprika, Ground Cumin, Litehouse Poultry Herb Blend, Salt, and Pepper.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I’m using a large skillet to fry the Chicken. I first sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil to it, preheated on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I grabbed a pie pan and added a couple of tablespoons of Flour to it. Then I seasoned the Flour with the Paprika, Ground Cumin, and Litehouse Poultry Herb Blend. Took a fork and blended everything together. I then took the Chicken Breasts and rolled them in the Flour Mix, making sure both sides were fully Floured. Next I seasoned them with the Salt and Pepper. With the skillet heated, I added the Chicken to the skillet. I fried the Chicken until it was golden brown on one side and flipped it over and fried the other side the same way. Checked it with a meat thermometer and it was 165 degrees, perfect. The Chicken came out moist and tender with a nice crust. I served it with a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.

 

For the Black Beans and Rice I used a new one, Lundberg Organic Whole Grain Black Beans and Rice. I’ve used several of the Lundberg Products and love them all! So to prepare these: In a medium saucepan combine 2 cups of water, rice, beans and seasoning packet, and 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Stir well and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Do not lift lid while cooking. Simmer for 28 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve. Another excellent Grain Side Dish from Lundberg! Rice excellent as always and the Black Beans were perfect with the Rice. Good side dish for Pork, Beef, and Buffalo as well.

 

For a second side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has became the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Tostitos Multi Grain Scoops with Newman’s Own Black Bean and Corn Salsa. I love this Salsa and its been a while since I’ve I had some. I also had a Diet Green Tea Snapple to drink.

 

 

Lundberg Organic Whole Grain Black Beans and Rice

DESCRIPTION
Enjoy this popular combination inspired by the Cuban version of rice and beans. Made with whole grain organic brown rice and high-fiber black beans, it’s a deliciously smart way to serve up a healthful side dish. You’ll love the spicy blend and the amazing flavor.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Stove Top:

1 – In a medium saucepan combine 2 cups of water, rice, beans & seasoning packet, and 1 Tbsp. olive oil (optional). Stir well and bring to a boil.
2 – Cover and reduce heat to low. Do not lift lid while cooking. Simmer for 28 minutes.
3 – Remove from heat. Let stand covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.
4 – Soak up the compliments.

INGREDIENTS
Organic Parboiled Brown Rice, Organic Dehydrated Black Beans, Organic Spices (Paprika, Black Pepper, White Pepper, Cumin, Celery Seed, Cayenne), Sea Salt, Organic Dehydrated Vegetables (Tomato, Red Bell Pepper), Organic Dehydrated Onion, Organic Dehydrated Garlic, Organic Sugar, Organic Rice Concentrate.

NUTRITION FACTS
SIZE 6oz
Serving Size: 2oz. (56g – about 1/4 cup rice and 1 1/3 tbsp. seasoning mix) (1 cup prepared)

Servings Per Container: about 3

AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 210Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 480mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
http://www.lundberg.com/product/organic-whole-grain-rice-black-beans/

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3 Chicken Fingers, Fries, and Guthrie’s Signature Sauce

May 9, 2018 at 5:21 PM | Posted in chicken | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: 3 Chicken Fingers, Fries, and Guthrie’s Signature Sauce

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast, just not feeling up to par today. I haven’t felt real good the few days. Hope it passes soon! 79 degrees and partly cloudy out today. Had a passing shower also. I laid back down after Breakfast. Later on went to see Dad for a while. Back home didn’t feel like cooking so I went to Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers and brought home Dinner.

 

 

 

It’s a new place that opened up a couple of months ago in neighboring Fairfield. I purchased the Snack Box – 3 Chicken Fingers, Fries, and 1 Guthrie’s Signature Sauce.

 

 

 

 

 

The Chicken Fingers were nice size and have an excellent Breading. It comes with a container of the Guthrie’s Signature Sauce. Very good Dipping Sauce, good recipe! It also comes with Crinkle Fries which are excellent also! I’ve got me a new take-out Dinner place! For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers – Golden Fried Chicken Fingers
Make no mistake, these are the Golden Fried Standard of all Chicken Fingers. We are the original chicken finger specialists and you will taste the difference 50 plus years makes from the first bite. We never compromise on the high quality and strict standards of our chicken tenderloins and we still serve it with the same special blend of spices we did in 1965. There are two types of chicken fingers: Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers and all the rest.

Snack – 3 Chicken Fingers, Fries, and 1 Guthrie’s Signature Sauce

Our Snack Box is the perfect size for kids or anyone looking for a smaller version of our Guthrie’s box. With its size and delicious essentials, it quite possibly could be the world’s easiest meal to eat.
http://guthrieschicken.com/

Winging it on a Sunday! – Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings

April 8, 2018 at 5:17 PM | Posted in chicken, Chicken Wings | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Winging it on a Sunday! – Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings

 

 


For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, heated up a couple of Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Started the day at 31 degrees and had a high of 45 degrees and mostly sunny. After Lunch we went over to see Dad for a while, he’s doing okay today! Back home I’ve been trying to gradually go through all the old items in the shed and get rid of them, Dad was bit of a Pack Rat. For Dinner tonight it’s Chicken Wings. I prepared Kroger Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings. I had these a while back and really liked them.

 


I prepared some of the Kroger Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings. I’ll be baking these, I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. Used a baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I lined the Wings up on the foil and seasoned them with the BBQ Dry Rub that came with the Wings. I then baked them for 17 minutes, flipping them over after 8 minutes. These turned out to be an excellent Wing! Excellent BBQ Dry Rub. Served these with a side of Litehouse Light Blue Cheese Dressing. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 


Litehouse – Lite Blue Cheese Dressing

Made with 48% fewer calories than regular blue cheese dressing, this version tastes as delicious as ever. The handcrafted blue cheese crumbles and fresh buttermilk together create a taste you can feel good about. You won’t even miss those calories! Great taste with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

https://www.litehousefoods.com/products/lite-blue-cheese-dressing

Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce

March 12, 2018 at 5:17 PM | Posted in Boar's Head, chicken, pasta | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made a Breakfast Sandwich. I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I then lightly fried a few slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Sliced Ham and got a slice of Boar’s Head Sliced Gouda Cheese and made my Sandwich. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside had some sunshine early and a high of 45 degrees. After Lunch I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Not much else going on today. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce.

 

 

For my Dinner tonight I’m preparing Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce. For the Chicken I purchased a package of Katie’s Best Thin Cut Chicken Breasts then for Seasoning I’ll need; Flour, McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Litehouse Poultry Seasoning, Buitoni Marinara Sauce, Boar’s Head Deli Sliced Mozzarella Cheese, Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

To prepare everything I grabbed a Large Sauce Pan and a Skillet. Sprayed each with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I filled the Sauce Pan with 4 quarts Water and a couple of shakes of Morton’s Light Salt. Turned it on medium heat. I’ll be using this to cook my Pappardelle Pasta with.

 

 

 

 

 

As the Water was heating up I Seasoned the Chicken. I Seasoned it with the Sea Salt, Peppercorns, Poultry Seasoning, and then rolled the Chicken Breasts in Flour. Next I added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated the Skillet on medium high heat. When the Skillet was ready I fried the Chicken, turning it occasionally, 18-20 minutes, to 170ºF internal temperature. Uncovered the last 2 minutes of cooking. I then topped each Chicken Breast with a slice of the Mozzarella Cheese. Then a spoonful of the Marinara Sauce and finished cooking. The Chicken came out great! Browned up good, moist, and excellent flavor with the added Mozzarella Cheese and Marinara Sauce. I put the lid on the Skillet and set it aside while the Pasta finished.

 


To prepare the Buitoni Roasted Garlic and Chive Pappardelle; As the Chicken was cooking I had already started boiling the Water. When it was a full boil I added the Pasta. Reduced the heat for a gentle boil of the Pasta, stirred frequently with a pair of tongs to separate the Pasta. Drained the Water and served.

 

 

 

 

To serve it I got a plate and made a bed of the Pasta and added a spoonful of the Marinara Sauce. Then topped that with one of the Mozzarella Chicken Breasts. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. Everything turned out delicious! First time I had the Buitoni Roasted Garlic and Chive Pappardelle in quite a while. The Pappardelle and Chicken combo worked great, Excellent dish! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

Buitoni Roasted Garlic and Chive Pappardelle

Developed together with our chefs at Casa Buitoni, these wide cut, flat pasta ribbons are freshly made with no GMO ingredients and real roasted garlic and chives infused into the pasta dough. How about enjoying with a freshly made Buitoni sauce?

 

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 89 g.
Servings per container: 3

Calories 230
Calories from fat 10
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 30mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
https://www.buitoni.com/pasta-products/11833/roasted-garlic–chive-pappardelle.aspx

Blackened Chicken Breast w/ Seasoned Pinto Beans, Sliced New Potatoes,…….

March 5, 2018 at 6:22 PM | Posted in chicken, Margaret Holmes Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Chicken Breast w/ Seasoned Pinto Beans, Sliced New Potatoes, and Baked Texas Toast

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared Scrambled Eggs, 3 slices of al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon, toasted 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered), and that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside it’s mostly cloudy and a high of 50 degrees. After Breakfast I went to Costco. First time here in a while. Bought a few items I needed and bought a couple of cases of canned Fruit and Vegetables. On the way home I dropped the cases off at Reach Out Lakota, food and shelter center here in West Chester. Then mailed a couple of letters and stopped by the ATM. Not a lot going on today, did a few things around the house then some work on my computer. For Dinner tonight its a Blackened Chicken Breast w/ Seasoned Pinto Beans, Sliced New Potatoes, and Baked Texas Toast.

 

I was at Kroger yesterday and picked up a package of Kroger Blackened Chicken Breast. It contained 1 Chicken Breast that was Seasoned with Blackened Spices. The only thing I added to prepare it was some McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I’ll be preparing it in a Cast Iron Skillet.

 

 

 

 

I started by heating the oven on 400 degrees. I sprayed the Cast Iron Skillet with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Bertoli Extra Light Olive Oil. I heated the Skillet on medium heat. When the Skillet was heated I added the Chicken Breast. I seared it for 2 minutes per side. I then moved it to the oven. I love using Cast Iron Skillets. Not only do they hold heat and cook evenly but you can go from the stove on to the oven like I did with the Chicken. I continued cooking the Chicken for 10 minutes, flipping it over one time. Checked the Chicken with an internal meat thermometer, and it read 166 degrees. Took the Skillet out of the oven and let the Chicken rest for 3 minutes before serving. Excellent Blackened Seasoning and the Chicken came out moist and delicious. I’ll have to get another package of this sometime, enjoyed it.

 

 

As my Chicken was cooking I prepared my side dishes. I prepared a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. It doesn’t get much better for a canned Beans than these! To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium saucepan. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to slow simmer and serve when ready. I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are at the top of the list, love the Seasoning.

 

 

 


For another side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced New Potatoes. I use a lot of Del Monte Vegetable Products, always delicious and store a lot longer than fresh Vegetables. Finally I baked a slice of New York Bakery Light Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and amino acids. Our delicious Seasoned Pinto Beans are slow-simmered with our unique blend of down-home Southern spices to create a true delicacy. Just heat and serve!

Directions:Instructions: STOVETOP HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: EMPTY CONTENTS INTO MEDIUM SAUCEPAN. COVER AND BRING TO BOIL. STIR AND REDUCE HEAT. SIMMER UNTIL READY TO HEAT.

Ingredients:
Ingredients: PINTO BEANS, WATER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, SALT, DEHYDRATED ONION, SUGAR, SPICES, NATURAL FLAVORS, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PRESERVE COLOR) AND CHICKEN FAT. MAY CONTAIN ALLERGENS: WHEAT (WHEAT GLUTEN), SOYBEANS (HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN) & PEANUTS.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size141 g (0.5 cup)
Amount Per ServingCalories 120 Calories
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
http://margaretholmes.com/products/seasoned-pinto-beans/

 

 

 

New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast
With half the fat of our Garlic Texas Toast, New York Bakery® Lite Texas Toast has the same garlic taste with half the guilt.

Conventional Oven*

Pre-heat oven to 425°f.
* Place slices flat on baking sheet
* Bake 5 – 8 minutes on middle shelf of oven
* To brown on both sides, turn over and bake an additional 2 minutes
*Oven temperatures may vary
Box contains 8 slices.
http://www.nybakery.com/products/lite-texas-toast/

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings and Baked Crinkle Fries

February 28, 2018 at 6:14 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, chicken, Chicken Wings | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Buffalo BBQ Chicken Wings and Baked Crinkle Fries
 
For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cloudy with rain showers out today, about 54 degrees. Cleaned the hose today, vacuum and dusted. Afterward I had to repair one of the wheels on the sweeper. I’ve bought a couple of Cordless Vacuums now. Being in a wheelchair it makes running the vacuum so easy now! For Dinner tonight it’s Chicken Wings. I prepared Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings and Baked Crinkle Fries
 
I prepared some of the Kroger Buffalo Chicken Wings. I’ll be baking these, I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. Used a baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I lined the Wings up on the foil and baked them for 19 minutes.Excellent Heat and  Spices, also Baked up perfect. Served these with a side of Litehouse Light Blue Cheese Dressing. I love these Wings, I take my love of Wings after my Mom!
To go with the Wings I prepared some Alexia Organic Oven Crinkles with Sea Salt. First time I’ve had the Alexia Crinkle Fries. I love all the other Alexia Products I’ve tried so I thought I would buy a bag of these. To prepare them I preheated the oven to 425 degrees F. Arranged the Fries in a single layer on a baking pan. Lightly seasoned them with Morton’s Lite salt and Ground Black Pepper. Baked them for a total of 16 minutes, perfect Golden Brown! As the other Alexia Products, delicious! Another good one to have in the freezer. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.
Litehouse – Lite Blue Cheese Dressing
Made with 48% fewer calories than regular blue cheese dressing, this version tastes as delicious as ever. The handcrafted blue cheese crumbles and fresh buttermilk together create a taste you can feel good about. You won’t even miss those calories! Great taste with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
https://www.litehousefoods.com/products/lite-blue-cheese-dressing
ALEXIA ORGANIC OVEN CRINKLES WITH SEA SALT
Gourmet quality. Certified organic. USDA Organic. 0 g trans fat per serving. Alexia Oven Crinkles Classic are made with the best organically grown ingredients and carry the highly regarded seal from Oregon Tilth, a USDA accredited organic certifying agency. Pacific Northwest Russet Potatoes lightly seasoned with Sea Salt make this delicious and classic recipe an everyday favorite. Enjoy the wonderful combination of Organic Oven Crinkles with your next meal – or anytime you’re craving a great tasting, nutritious snack. Oven Crinkles are certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Made in USA.
Ingredients
Organic Potatoes, Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Sunflower Oil and/or Organic Safflower Oil, Organic Concentrated Apple Juice, Sea Salt, Citric Acid.
Directions
Keep frozen. For food safety and quality: Keep frozen. Do not thaw. Ovens vary. Adjust cooking times as needed. Product must be cooked thoroughly. Internal temperature needs to reach 165 degrees F as measured by a food thermometer in several spots. Read and follow these cooking directions. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Full bag 30-35 minutes half bag 18-22 minutes. Arrange frozen potatoes in a single layer on an 11″ x 17″ baking sheet. Bake according to instructions above to desired color and crispness, stirring halfway through cooking time.
http://www.alexiafoods.com/organic/organic-oven-crinkles-sea-salt

5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes

February 22, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in chicken, Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its 5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes. Delicious and Healthy 5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes like; Turkey Burgers with Mango Chutney, Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard, and Barbecue Chicken Pizza. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes
Healthy chicken recipes for an easy weeknight meal.

Turkey Burgers with Mango Chutney
Mango chutney and grilled red onion flavor this quick turkey burger. Serve with grilled baby red potatoes and a frosty beer……

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard
Tossing chicken tenders with cornmeal gives these chicken nuggets great crunch without deep-frying. Blackberries (or raspberries, if you prefer) combined with whole-grain mustard make for a sweet-and-savory dipping sauce. Serve with: Steamed broccoli and carrots……..

Barbecue Chicken Pizza
We gave classic barbecue chicken pizza a healthy twist with hidden shredded zucchini in the sauce. It’s a great way to sneak extra veggies into both you and your children’s diet!…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the 5-Ingredient Chicken Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22198/ingredients/meat-poultry/chicken/main-dish/5-ingredient/

Bacon Double Cheddar Chicken Sandwich w/ Tater Tots

February 14, 2018 at 6:10 PM | Posted in al fresco, Aunt Millie's, BBQ, Boar's Head, chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bacon Double Cheddar Chicken Sandwich w/ Tater Tots

 

 

For Breakfast I had a bowl of Cherrio’s along with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I headed to the local Kroger up the road. Needed a few things for tonight’s Dinner. Usually when I go early to Kroger there’s hardly anyone there. But not today, I forgot it was Valentine’s Day! I was luck to find a handicap parking space, someone happened to be pulling out and they left their electric cart ou also. Kroger made a fortune on Cars, Flowers, and Candy sales! I got what I needed and headed back home. I’m glad I did go early though as it started pouring the rain as I got back home. Not much else going on today. I did put a Pork Loin Roast in the Crock Pot and let it cook on low for 7 hours for tomorrow’s Dinner. For my Dinner tonight I prepared a Bacon Double Cheddar Chicken Sandwich w/ Tater Tots.

 

I purchased a package of Tyson Thin Cut Boneless Chicken Breasts at Kroger. I’ll also need the following to make the Dish; al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon, Boar’s Head Deli Sliced Yellow Cheddar and White Cheddar Cheese, Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, and Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Mini Sub Buns.

 

 

 

 

I first fried the al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon. I started by grabbing a skillet and spraying it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and heating it on medium heat. This Bacon fries up perfect with an excellent taste. I buy it at Meijer, it’s the only store I’ve found to carry it. I need to 2 slices but fried up 5 slices. Always remember when frying Bacon use Bacon Math. Just decide how many slices you’ll need and double it or so. Because, at least when I fry Bacon, you end up eating as much as you fix as you’re preparing it!

 

 

Next I fried the Thin Cut Chicken Breasts. I’m using the Tyson Thin Cut Boneless Chicken Breasts. I got a large skillet that I sprayed with pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. I then heated the skillet on medium heat. I seasoned the Chicken with Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Pepper. Then rolled the Chicken in seasoned Flour. I had seasoned the Flour with Ground Smoked Paprika. With the skillet heated I added the Chicken. I fried it 2 minutes and flipped it over and cooked it another 2 minutes and flipped it back again. Cooked it until the Chicken had an internal temperature of 165°. Cooked it a total of 15 minutes. With about 1 minute or so of cooking time left I topped the Chicken Breasts with a slice of Yellow and slice of White Cheddar Cheese. The Chicken came out perfect. Nice browning on the outside moist and juicy inside, and the Cheese melted beautifully!

 

As my Chicken was cooking I preheated the oven on 425° to bake some Tater Tots.I used Ore Ida Golden Tater Tots. Just bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes and done! The Tater Tots come out golden brown and delicious! I served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup.

 

 

 

 

 


As the Tater Tots were finishing up I made my Sandwich. I got the Mini Sub Buns and took the bottom half and put Lettuce down, added the Chicken Breast, topped that with the Jack Daniel’s BBQ Sauce, the Bacon, and the top half of the Sub Bun. Quite a sandwich! I’ll have to start having this more often! With the Tater Tots it came out one delicious Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple.

 

 

 

 

Boar’s Head Vermont Cheddar Cheese

Crafted in the Green Mountain state with whole milk sourced from regional family dairy farms, this classic cheese has a mild flavor and creamy texture. Vermont Cheddar skewered with seedless grapes and Boar’s Head Ovengold Turkey makes an elegant kabob-style appetizer.

https://boarshead.com/products/cheese/15012-pre-cut-vermont-cheddar-cheese-white

Chicken Enchiladas

February 2, 2018 at 5:55 PM | Posted in chicken, Enchiladas | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Enchiladas

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. I needed a good hearty Breakfast to start this cold morning. The temperature this morning was at 12 degrees but we had a wind chill to take around 1 below zero! The winds are gusting around 20 miles an hour and it is cold. The day was sunny and 26 degrees but felt a whole lot colder. So I got some things done around the house then ran a few things on the computer. For Dinner tonight my Mom’s favorite, Chicken Enchiladas.

 

 

I had not made these in quite a while and Mom and Dad had been wanting them so I’m preparing Chicken Enchiladas. So yesterday I went to Kroger after and picked up a Simple Life Rotisserie Chicken. Love these Roasters from Simple Truth that the Kroger Deli prepare. Always delicious and good size Roasters. I pulled all the Meat and put it in a plastic container and set it in the fridge until ready to use.

 

 

 

To make the Enchiladas I’ll need the following; Mission Carb Friendly Flour Tortillas, 2 tablespoon Roasted Ground Cumin, 2 tablespoon Chili Powder (plus more for sprinkling), 2 tablespoons Cajun Spice, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1 teaspoon freshly Ground Black Pepper, 1 Kroger Simple Truth Rotisserie Chicken (pulled meat ), Extra Light Olive Oil, 1/2 medium Red Onion (diced), Three 15-ounce cans Red Enchilada Sauce (or use Green if preferred!), 3 cups of Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican (plus more if needed), Daisy Reduced Fat Sour cream (for serving), and Chopped fresh Cilantro (for serving).

 

 

I already pulled all the Meat of the Rotisserie Chicken and had it in the fridge, try not snacking on the Chicken as you’re doing this (good luck). Put the pulled Chicken in a bowl and set aside. To prepare them I preheated the oven to 350 degrees F. I’ve been using Mission Carb Friendly Tortilla for a while now. One at a time, held the Tortillas over the stove top burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 20 seconds per side. Set the warmed Tortillas aside. In a bowl, mix together the Cumin, Chili Powder, Cajun Spice, salt and pepper. Add the pulled Chicken to the Spice Mix. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat add the Chicken until heated through and remove the Chicken from the skillet and set aside. In the same skillet; and add the Onions to the skillet, stir them around and cook until deep golden brown and caramelized, 4 to 5 minutes; and set them aside on a plate. Pour the Enchilada Sauce into the skillet and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.

 

Ready for the oven…

To make the enchiladas: Pour 2 cups of the Sauce (Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce) into a 9-by-13-inch Casserole Dish and leave the rest in the skillet. Dip a Tortilla into the Sauce in the skillet, then lay it on a baking sheet or plate. Sprinkle some Cheese down the middle, followed by some Chicken and finally, some of the Caramelized Onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it seam-side down in the Casserole Dish. Repeat with the rest of the Tortillas. Pour the rest of the Sauce over the Enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the Cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of Chili Powder. Bake until hot and bubbly, 30 minutes. Let it sit for 15 minutes before serving.

 

 

…….and done!

 

Serve the enchiladas topped with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkling of cilantro. And time to enjoy these Enchiladas! Hot, Cheesy, and Flavorful! Another one of those Keeper Recipes courtesy of Ree Drummond of the Food Network. The original recipe is at the end of the post. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients
10 to 12 corn tortillas
2 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder, plus more for sprinkling
2 tablespoons Cajun spice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced
Three 15-ounce cans green enchilada sauce (or use red if preferred!)
3 cups grated Cheddar-Jack cheese, plus more if needed
Sour cream, for serving
Diced tomatoes, for serving
Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving
Lime wedges, for serving

Directions
1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2 – One at a time, hold the tortillas over the stove top burner (heated to medium heat) to brown slightly, about 30 seconds per side. Set the warmed tortillas aside

3 – In a bowl, mix together the cumin, chili powder, Cajun spice, salt and pepper. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts with the spice mix.

4 – Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken on both sides until done in the middle and the juices run clear, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Set aside on a plate to cool, then shred finely with a fork.

5 – Throw the onions into the same skillet, stir them around and cook until deep golden brown and caramelized, 4 to 5 minutes; set them aside on a plate. Pour the enchilada sauce into the skillet and reduce the heat to low, allowing it to warm through.

…….and done!

6 – To assemble the enchiladas: Pour 2 cups of the sauce into a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish and leave the rest in the skillet. Dip a tortilla into the sauce in the skillet, then lay it on a baking sheet or plate. Sprinkle some cheese down the middle, followed by some chicken and finally, some of the caramelized onions. Roll it up tightly, then place it seam-side down in the casserole dish. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese. Give it a final sprinkling of chili powder.

 

7 – Bake until hot and bubbly, 30 minutes. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

8 – Serve the enchiladas topped with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, a sprinkling of cilantro and a wedge of lime

Winging it on a Sunday! – Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings

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Today’s Menu: Winging it on a Sunday! – Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, heated up a couple of slices of Turkey Spam, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 29 degrees this morning but we had a high of 51 degrees and partly cloudy. Started a load of laundry after Breakfast and then went and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad at McDonald’s. Mom went on to Church and I stayed home to take care of Dad. Did some light house cleaning and a few things around the house. Not much else going on. For Dinner tonight it’s Chicken Wings. I prepared Kroger Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings. I had these a while back and really liked them.

 

I prepared some of the Kroger Dry Rub BBQ Chicken Wings. I’ll be baking these, I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. Used a baking sheet, lined it with foil and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I lined the Wings up on the foil and seasoned them with the BBQ Dry Rub that came with the Wings. I then baked them for 17 minutes, flipping them over after 8 minutes. These turned out to be an excellent Wing! Excellent BBQ Dry Rub. Served these with a side of Litehouse Light Blue Cheese Dressing. I also reheated a couple of slices of the Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

Litehouse – Lite Blue Cheese Dressing
Made with 48% fewer calories than regular blue cheese dressing, this version tastes as delicious as ever. The handcrafted blue cheese crumbles and fresh buttermilk together create a taste you can feel good about. You won’t even miss those calories! Great taste with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

https://www.litehousefoods.com/products/lite-blue-cheese-dressing

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