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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Chicken Parmesan with Creamy Lemon Garlic Pasta

This is so delicious!!

From the Recipecritic
Crispy, tender and juicy parmesan crusted chicken over the most incredible creamy lemon garlic pasta! This is a must make meal!
Serves: 4
Ingredients
·      2 Chicken Breasts, sliced in half
·      6 Tablespoons butter, divided
·      ½ cup Italian Bread Crumbs
·      ½ cup grated parmesan
·      ¼ cup flour

  Creamy Lemon Garlic Pasta

·      8 ounce pasta of choice, I used spaghetti
·      ½ cup heavy whipping cream (to lighten things up, try fat free half & half!)
·      ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
·      Juice of one lemon
·      1 teaspoon garlic powder
·      ½ teaspoon salt
·      ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions
1.    In a large skillet over medium heat melt 2 Tablespoons butter. To make the chicken: Melt remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and flour. Dip the chicken in the butter and then coat in the bread crumb mixture and place in skillet.
2.    Cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes until the outside is crispy and the chicken is cooked throughout. (It shouldn't take too long because the chicken should be thin).
3.    Meanwhile cook the pasta according to package directions and drain. In a medium sized skillet add the heavy whipping cream, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Whisk together and cook over medium high heat until it starts to thicken. Remove from heat and add the pasta to coat in the sauce.

4.    Serve the chicken with the pasta and garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Chicken Chili


  • From Panning the Globe blog.  This is amazing!  The chicken roasted with the spices is so good!  I saved extra to make chicken tacos.
INGREDIENTS
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons chile powder, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cumin, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided, plus more, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 3 cups chopped onion (2 medium)
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic or more if you love garlic (4-5 large cloves)
  • 3 15-ounce cans white beans, drained
  • 2 4-ounce cans chopped green chiles (hot or mild, depending on your preference)
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 4-6 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 6 cups shredded cheese, divided (half Monterrey Jack, half cheddar)
  • 2 cups sour cream, divided
  • Garnish:
  • Chopped scallions
  • Chopped cilantro leaves
  • Your favorite hot sauce
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese


  1. Spice and Roast the Chicken: Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spread chicken out in a roasting pan. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon cumin, ½ teaspoon salt and a pinch or two of cayenne. Roast for 30 minutes. Shred or cut into bite sized pieces. Set aside.
  2. Cook the Chili: In a large pot heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sauté onion and garlic over medium heat for 5 minutes or so, until tender. Add beans, shredded chicken, chilies, oregano, 2 tablespoons chile powder, 2 tablespoons cumin, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon cayenne (or more, to taste). Add 4 cups of chicken broth, reserving the rest for thinning the chili to your desired consistency. Stir to combine and simmer gently on low for 20 minutes. (to keep the chicken tender, do not let the pot boil)
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes or so before proceeding. With the pot still off the heat, stir 3 cups of cheese into the pot, 1 cup at a time. Then stir in 1 cup of sour cream. (Or for Dean's richer, creamier version, add all 6 cups of cheese to the pot and 2 cups of sour cream) Bring the pot back to a gentle simmer over low heat (to keep the dairy products from separating, don't boil). Simmer the chili for 15-20 minutes, adjusting with additional chicken broth, if you like. A method I like to use for great added texture is to use a potato-masher in the pot to mash half the chicken and beans. Then stir to combine with the rest.
  4. Serve chili in bowls with garnishes on top or on the side