tonights mix of chicken, steak and a whole chicken for another recipe.

So, how do you try to cook a whole chicken for soup, make a t-bone steak for your hubby and a chicken breast for you??? This is how….. I soaked mesquite wood all day. Once I decided to light the grill, I seasoned all of my meats. Since I did a poll on which recipe that y’all would like to see. here is the chicken recipe. I took a single chicken breast, pounded it w/ a mallet,  and marinated with light caesar dressing(i like ken’s) and a spicy brown mustard. Once that has marinated for about 30 min. I take my fav. spices and season on both sides of the chicken. Once the charcoal is ready, I add the wood. Since I am cooking a whole chicken as well, I added that to the grill first. Once the whole chicken was on for about 1/2 an hour, I added the steak and the chicken. i cooked the chicken for about 8 min. per side. While that was cooking…. i put a tblspn. of I can’t believe its not butter on a skillet with a tablespoon of minced garlic and added a pkg. of mushrooms on med.-low heat until browned. I also made my sinful delight(I don’t care about chocolate.. I love Mac and cheese lol). So, once the steak and the chicken was done , I topped with the mushrooms, placed a side of mac and cheese and some sweet potato fries……. yummy!!!!!!!!!!! and now I have to shred a whole chicken so I can make my cabbage, veggie, chicken soup tomorrow.. lol Happy eating y’all! And what a way to make 3 dishes in one shot! Talk about multitasking~~~~~

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Outbacks Alice springs chicken and Bennigans broc. bites! oh my!

For Bennigans Broccoli bites….

I took a 16 oz. box of frozen broccoli and de-thawed. I mixed that with a bag of shredded cheese, some chopped bacon bits( I used the pre-cooked  bacon, microwaved and chopped. I used half the box), 3 tablespoons of minced onion(sweet), and 2 1/2 tablespoons of flour. Mix that all together and place in the refrigerator for an hour(if you are in a hurry.. freeze for 20 min.). Take 3 eggs and whisk in a bowl. In a separate bowl take a cup of Italian bread crumbs and 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs and mix together. Take your broccoli mixture and form into balls with your hands, place in the egg wash, then bread crumbs, then into a deep fryer(or oil in a dutch oven). Fry for about 2 min.(or until they are golden), then take out and place on a paper lined plate to drain. Serve with honey mustard.

Bennigans honey mustard

3/4 cup of sour cream(I use greek yogurt)

1/3 cup of mayo

1/ cup of Dijon mustard

1/3 cup honey

1 tblsp. lime juice

Mix all ingredients until smooth and refrigerate

Outbacks Alice springs Chicken:

1 cup Dijon mustard

1 cup honey

1 tsp. lime juice

4-6 boneless chicken breasts

1 pkg of mushrooms

2 tablespoons butter

salt and pepper to taste

8 slices of bacon,cooked

shredded cheese

Outback’s Alice Springs Chicken:

Mix(preferably with an electric mixer) mustard, honey, lemon juice and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Pour 1/2 of the mixture over the chicken in a ziploc bag and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours(but you can marinate overnight). Chill the remaining marinate to serve with the chicken. Once you are ready to start cooking…Spray frying pan w/ cooking spray(I use a cast iron skillet or a cast iron panini press), sear chicken on both sides until cooked(about 8-10 min. Per side). In a separate pan… Melt the butter and saute the mushrooms until golden. Take the cooked chicken, place in an oven safe dish. top each chicken breast with 2 pieces of bacon across each breast, top with mushrooms and shredded cheese. Place in the oven on (low) broil until cheese is melted and golden and sprinkle with parsley!

Walllaaaa! Happy eating y’all!

skillet Chicken w/ garlic linguine & tomato sauce

The first thing that I did was pound out 2 chicken breasts with a mallet(if you don’t have a mallet, you can use a pan). Once the chicken breasts were flattened I cut them in half and seasoned with salt and pepper. Next, take a skillet and add a tblsp. of butter( I use I can’t believe its not butter). Once the butter is melted,add 1/2 sweet onion(diced),  a pkg of mushrooms, 1/2 tsp. Worshtishire Sauce and minced garlic. Saute until golden. Once the mushrooms & onions are golden, add 1 (14.5oz)can of diced tomatoes and 2 tblspns. of your fav. spaghetti sauce. season with a pinch of salt, pepper and oregano to taste. If your tomatoes are a bit tart… add a pinch of sugar to balance the flavor out!

While you are doing your sauce. Take a cast iron skillet and pour about 1 tsp. of olive oil (enough just to cover the surface of the pan). Once the oil is hot, add the chicken. Cook on each side for 8-10 min.

For the pasta: I took 1/3 of a box of whole grain linguine and placed in boiling, salted water. i cooked until aldente(about 8-1 min). drain all of the water(keep 1/3 cup of the startchy water just incase you need to loosen up the sauce). Mix the pasta with 1 tblsp. of butter and 1 tblspn. of minced garlic and lemon zest(or lemon pepper), and toss!

Place some pasta on a plate first. then, top with your chicken breast, tomato mixture, your fav. shredded cheese, AND…(I know you have left overs from the holidays) crispy onions(the ones you top your green bean casserole with)!

And, WAAAAALLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAA! A VERY Yummy meal!!!!!!!!! Happy eating Y’all!

chicken pot pie

This is a great pot pie with HALF the calories than what is in those frozen ones!!!!!

I took 1 can of 98% fat-free cream of chicken, 1 can of 97% fat-free Hormel chicken and 1/4 bag of frozen mixed veggies(green beans, corn,peas and carrots). Mix together. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Then I took a Pillsbury prepared pie crust and a large ramekins. I took the ramekins, turned it upside down and made a cookie cutter out of it. cut the top out and put the rest in the bottom of the ramekins. (This recipe makes 2 pot pies, so you will have to completely round circles for the top and divide the rest into half for the bottom).

Line the bottom of the ramekins with the remaining dough, add your mixture, top with the “cookie cutter” rounds.

Then, take 1 egg in a bowl and only use the egg white. Wash the top of the pot pies with the egg whites. Once that is done, take a knife and make a few slits in the dough. I do mine like a tic tac toe board lol.

Place in the 425 degree oven until dough is browned. 25-30 min.

And WALLLAAAHHHH! healthy and happy winter eating y’all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!