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Hot Chicken Dip

December 17, 2016 Leave a comment

This is one of those great dips to take to parties or for a family gathering!  And it’s filling as it has chicken breast in it.

One thing I really like about it is you throw it all in the crock pot and can be done with it.

Ingredients

3 cans chicken breast
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz hot pepper cheese (or more regular velveeta)
1 1/2 C Velveeta cheese
2 cans cream of chicken
1-2 cloves garlic
12 oz sour cream
**you can also add peppers to it if you like some more spice**

Directions

Cut cheese into cubes and melt in crock pot, add rest of ingredients and mix together.  If cooking on high to get it hot and melty make sure you watch the cheese so it doesn’t “burn”.  Turn to low once everything is mixed and heated.

Serve with tortilla chips.

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Oriental Chicken Strips

February 18, 2013 1 comment

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I found this recipe on one of the many Ideal Protein websites (Doctor’s office one) and changed it up a little because it called for teriyaki but didn’t think we were suppose to use it because of the sugar.

So if you want the original reciepe which also used sesame seeds and skewers go here http://www.hchc.org/idealprotein/recipes/

I didn’t use skewers because I didn’t have them and cooked it on the stove instead of on a grill.  Plus I am not into fancy presentation! lol  As you can tell the picture above it’s just of the chicken as my cauliflower in the oven took WAY longer than I expected!

I will say, you may want to make additional marinade to dip your chicken in if you want a lot of taste or actually marinade it for an hour as I didn’t.  I will say, this chicken was MELT IN YOUR MOUTH tender!  I couldn’t believe how tender and juicy it was! Read more…

BBQ Chicken

January 18, 2013 5 comments

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We use to eat these wonderful BBQ Chicken pieces (we called them chunks) from the   Wal-Mart Deli.  Well we can’t have those anymore, they are fried and drenched in BBQ sauce.  So I decided the one night with our Walden Farms BBQ Sauce to make my own version… a healthy version.

We have made this meal a couple times now and love it each time, even my kids try and steal some of it (they usually have something else because this would not please all 4 of them)  You can make it as spicy as you want too!  I use egg whites as a coating, I don’t really know why I just thought it would be a nice addition for the sauce to cling to and give it a coating. Read more…

Flattened Chicken and Grilled Veggies

January 15, 2013 Leave a comment

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So I was really craving some veggies, which for me is strange.  After being on this plan for over 2 months I do get tired of the veggies!  But I was craving some oven roasted veggies tonight.  So I went to the store and got some broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini and yellow squash.  I decided that sounds like a good mix and Mike LOVES zucchini!

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I checked out other recipes online before I did this but my cooking time was less than most said, the broccoli should have been chopped up a bit more because some of the bigger pieces were not completely done, a bit crunchy, but good!  So here is what we had for dinner tonight, Flattened chicken (because it takes less time to cook and we were hungry!) and grilled/oven roasted veggies!

Use whatever seasoning you wish, I am only telling you what kind we used, it was quite good and I will do it the same way again. Read more…

Review of T.G.I. Friday’s Skillet Meal

November 7, 2010 1 comment

One thing I decided to do is review some of these fast frozen meals.  Yes I could make the same thing, but it’s all about convince.  Sometimes you just want something that will take 15-20 min to make.

So we decided to try this one first, Loaded Potato Skillet with Chicken.  It says it feeds 3 people per bag, so I bought two for us.  Let me tell you… it’s NOT going to feed 3 people if this is all you have.  I realized that as I started to make it so I made rice to go along with it.

When you open up a bag you get a bag of chicken and potatoes, a bag of broccoli, a bag of cheese sauce (not pictured) and real bacon bits.  I was worried looking at the chicken, didn’t seem to be a lot.  But I threw it in the pan with some oil to brown it.  Then once the potatoes and chicken were done you thrown in the broccoli and let it steam with the lid on.

Then it’s time to add the cheese sauce.  Since I had 2 bags I had 2 bags of cheese sauce, as I slowly added I realized I did not need 2 full bags, I used 1 1/2 bags of the cheese sauce and thought it was perfect.  Here it is right after I added the sauce.

Everyone really liked it!  Owen didn’t like the potatoes so much, but he is not a potato lover.  I wish there was actually more chicken and broccoli in it but other than that it was actually really really good.  Not over seasoned either.  So if you need something fast and good I would keep one of these on hand.

Easy Chicken Soup

November 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Sorry guys no pictures with this one, it was Halloween night that I made it and it was between getting decorations going, make up…. you get the picture!  It all started when I wanted to make a roast, but alas my roast had seen better days and we had to toss it, oops!

I knew I wanted to make something in the crockpot and then I remembered I had some Gnocchi in the pantry!  I had bought it to throw in some soup but hadn’t used it yet.  So I started digging and found 2 cans of white chicken meat I had bought for something else.  So soup it was!

Normally when I have made soup in the past I have used chicken stock, but I had none on hand, so I made do with ….. soup!  I used noodles and gnocchi, but you could use dumplings if you want.  I actually had just bought some and thought about using them.  I like to make things from scratch but sometimes you need those fast meals so I bought some frozen ones to try.

You can throw in some veggies, carrots, peas, celery.  I didn’t have anything on hand, but I would have thrown in some frozen peas at least if I did.

So here is my easy, throw together Chicken Soup.  Enjoy!

 

Easy Chicken Soup

1 pkg Reams Homestyle Egg Noodles
1 pkg Gnocchi
2 cans white chicken meat
2 cans cream of chicken
5 cups water
1-2 Tbsp chicken soup base – I like L B Jamison’s

Put the water, cream of chicken, soup base and chicken meat into the crockpot, let it cook on low for 2-4 hours, really it’s up to you.  Add whatever seasoning you want to it, I added a bay leaf.  About 20 – 30 min before you are ready to eat turn it to high and then add the noodles and gnocchi.  Let cook on high until everything is soft.

 

Chow Mein aka Beef and Rice

November 2, 2010 Leave a comment

 

I know I know…. this is NOT Chow Mein.  For some reason in my family that is what it was always called.  Along with grilled cheese being called cheese toasties.  I mostly call this dish beef and rice now, I got use to it after I was married and Mike looked at me like I was crazy when I said I was going to make Chow Mein…. and this is what I served him!

Whatever you call it, it’s good, easy, fast… and in one skillet!  You can also make it in the oven, which is how I always use to make it until I realized I could use minute rice and cut down the cooking time by a lot and I could do it on the stove and not heat up the house for over an hour.
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