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Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

This was a new recipe for me, but I will definitely be making it many more times. These were some of the best enchiladas that I’ve ever had. Oh my goodness.  We’ve never been happier to eat leftovers.

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

The Recipe:

  • 2 lbs. shredded, cooked chicken
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 5 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 lb. shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 (16 oz) can green enchilada sauce (I couldn’t find a 16 oz can so I used 2 10 oz cans. Enchiladas can never have too much sauce, right?)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 10 flour tortillas
  • chopped cilantro for garnish

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl, combine honey, lime juice, chili powder and garlic; toss with shredded chicken and marinate for at least 30 minutes.  In another medium sized bowl, combine the enchilada sauce and cream.  Pour 1/2 cup of the sauce mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.  Fill the tortillas with chicken and cheese and roll, reserving 1 cup of cheese for topping.  Place enchiladas seam side down into prepared pan.   Pour remaining sauce over the top and sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Bake about 30 minutes or until cheese is bubble and golden brown. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro just before serving.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta

This is another recipe that has earned being made multiple times.  I love pasta and I love Cajun and also chicken, so this recipe it perfect to me. Yum. Yum. YUM.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

The Recipe:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into small strips)
  • 4 ounces linguine (cooked to package directions)
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning( I ended up using way more)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 green onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese

 

Place chicken strips and Cajun seasoning in a bowl, toss the chicken with the seasoning until the chicken strips evenly coated with the seasoning.  In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter.  Add chicken and saute the chicken for 5 to 7 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.  Reduce heat to low.  Add green onions, heavy cream, basil, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Cook until heated through. Pour over hot linguine and toss with Parmesan cheese.

44 clove garlic chicken

44 Clove Garlic Chicken With Rice

  I’ve made this recipe twice now, it it turns out so good each time. I could eat this everyday, but maybe I just love garlic too much. You don’t have to have 44 cloves, just 2 large bulbs or garlic or 3 smaller ones. I served over white rice.

44 clove garlic chicken

The Recipe:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 bulbs of garlic, cloves separated and peeled and the stems cut off
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves

 

Preheat oven to 375F.  Heat a large, oven proof skillet on medium high heat on the stove. Coat the bottom with olive oil.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook in the skillet about two minutes per side, or until brown. remove from the pan and set aside.  Add the butter to the pan. once melted, add the garlic cloves. saute just until it begins to brown and becomes very fragrant.  Add the chicken broth, sherry, thyme, and bay leaves to the pan and bring to a boil. Add the chicken back into the pan. Cover and roast in the oven for 45 minutes.  Remove the chicken from the pan, take out the bay leaves, and blend the sauce with an immersion blender until smooth.    Return the chicken to the pan and coat with the sauce. Serve hot.

Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

This recipe was a first for me, in many ways. Not only was it a new recipe, but it was also my first time ever having made asparagus and my first time ever eating asparagus.  So I didn’t really know what to expect. I’ve always thought I would hate asparagus. Maybe just because it’s ugly. But it was really pretty good, and I didn’t hate it!

Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

The recipe:

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine

  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus

  • 3 cloves garlic,minced

  • a splash of white wine

 

Melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and asparagus spears; cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until asparagus is tender. If you like your asparagus well done, reduce heat and cook an additional 10 minutes. Add a splash of white wine in the last 2 minutes of cooking.

Slow cooker whole chicken

Crockpot Whole Chicken

I made this recipe for dinner, along with sauteed garlic asparagus and mashed potatoes and gravy. I made the mashed potatoes and gravy from scratch and used the juices from the chicken for the gravy. Yum.  The chicken was super easy to make.  I was a little concerned that the recipe said to not add any liquid, but it made it’s own within the first two hours or so and nothing burned, so, hooray!

Slow cooker whole chicken

Crockpot whole chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy

The Recipe:

  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 large chicken

 

Combine the dried spices in a small bowl.  Loosely chop the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.  Remove any giblets from the chicken and then rub the spice mixture all over. You can even put some of the spices inside the cavity and under the skin covering the breasts.  Put prepared chicken on top of the onions in the slow cooker, cover it, and turn it on to high. There is no need to add any liquid.  Cook for 4 – 5 hours on high (for a 3 or 4 pound chicken) or until the chicken is falling off the bone.

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

This recipe has been in my book for a long time now, and I’ve made it several times.  We love having this and it’s really easy to throw together.

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

The Recipe:

  • 1 lb. chicken, cubed
  • 3 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 (10.75 oz) cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine chicken, broccoli, noodles and cheese.  Mix in the soup, broth, garlic powder and pepper. Pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish.  Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Stir and bake for another 30 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked and macaroni is tender. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Garlic Lemon Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

Garlic Lemon Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I made this recipe for dinner last week. I wasn’t expecting too much, since my stuffed chicken recipes don’t usually turn out how I want them to.  But this was really good.  I was pretty surprised that most of the stuff didn’t leak out during cooking too.  This recipes earned itself a post and is eligible for being made again some time. :)

Garlic Lemon Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

The Recipe:

  • oil, for greasing pan
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a large, shallow baking dish with oil.  Butterfly each breast by slicing in half horizontally through the center, cutting almost but not completely through. Place one slice each of Cheddar and cream cheese in the center of each breast. Close again as if placing between the pages of a book. Set aside.  Pour milk into a shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs and Romano cheese. Carefully dip each breast first in milk, then in breadcrumb mixture, patting lightly to firmly coat. Place breasts side by side in a single layer in pre-oiled baking dish, tucking edges under to seal.  Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in lemon juice and garlic, and drizzle evenly over chicken. Season breasts with garlic salt and paprika.

Chicken Bombs

Jalapeno Chicken Bombs

This recipe has shown up in my Facebook feed a few times now, and it looked pretty good so I thought I might as well give it a try. They weren’t too bad, but I would have liked them more if they didn’t remind me of those stuffed chicken grillers we used to get from Dillon’s all the time. I burnt myself out on those pretty bad. I usually hate recipes with baked bacon because it never seems to actually cook, but I just left it in on broil until it was crispy.

Chicken Bombs

The Recipe:

  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 5 jalapenos, sliced in half lengthwise and cleaned
  • 20 slices bacon (I used one 16oz package and only one slice per bomb instead of two)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup colby jack or cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (I used Kansas Cabin’s Wasabi BBQ sauce. A friend of mine makes this locally and it’s so good. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should)

Slice chicken breasts in half (like a hamburger bun), place between wax paper and pound until it’s 1/4″ thick.
Season with salt and pepper.
Mix the two cheeses together and smear about 1 Tbsp into each pepper half.  Place the pepper on the chicken breast and wrap it up as best you can. (I suggest placing the pepper cheese side down so it gets completely covered by the chicken.)
Wrap each chicken breast completely with two pieces of bacon. Start at one end, wrap half the breast and finish the second half with the other piece of bacon.(I only used one slice each)
Bake at 400 degrees for the first 20 minutes, turning once to help cook the bacon. (I switched to a new pan at this point because it was so full of bacon grease) Baste with BBQ sauce and continue baking for about 10-15 minutes. (I turned mine of broil for a while to get the bakon crispy. But watch it close so it doesn’t burn I also basted the chicken a few more times)

You can also cook on a preheated 350 degree grill over indirect heat for 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Turn every 5 minutes and baste with BBQ sauce each time you turn it.

panera copy-cat soup

Panera Bread Copycat Creamy Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

I’ve made this recipe twice now, and we’ve loved it both times. It really is just like the soup from Panera and pretty easy to make.  But I think next time I make it I’ll cut the recipe in half. It makes a little more than 2 people need. 😛

panera copy-cat soup

The Recipe:

  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 boneless chicken breast halves (cooked and cubed)
  • 1 (6 ounce) package long grain and wild rice blend, quick cooking version (You will use the seasoning packet. I used Uncle Bens butter and herb flavor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup butter (12 tbsp. or a stick and a half)
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 3 cups light cream (I used half in half)

 

Open rice, pull out seasoning packet and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine pepper and flour. Set aside.
In a large pot over medium heat, combine broth and chicken. Bring to a boil, then stir in rice. Cover and remove from heat.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add carrots, celery and onion and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in contents of seasoning packet, and continue cooking vegetables until softened, about 5 minutes more. Add seasoned flour gradually while constantly stirring, to form a roux. Saute roux for 3-4 minutes to cook out raw flour taste.
Whisk in cream, a little at a time, until fully incorporated and smooth. Cook until thickened, 5 minutes.
Stir cream mixture into broth and rice. Cook over medium heat until heated through and rice is done,15-20 minutes.