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Easy chicken and cheese with sour cream green sauce

Seems like there always needs to be a story. But after a crazy evening at home my story has left my brain. However, I could say this is an easy meal for a hard day. A few ingrediants is all you need and about 1 hour time from start to finish.  2 chicken boob halves boneless, skinless 1 tablespoon oil 2 cans green (Hatch) enchilada sauce 1 cup sour cream 6 flour tortillas 6 cheese sticks Colby/Jack type combo 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 hot pepper chopped   If desired 1 chopped tomato  1 teaspoon cumin 1 clove smashed or chopped garlic 8×8 pan  Skillet and a medium size sauce pan Heat oven to 350, chop chicken into pieces heat skillet and add oil, add chicken to heated skillet. Heat 1 can of sauce in a sauce pan, add chopped onion. Have it start to boil, then simmer while preparing everything else. When chicken has touch the heat on all sides add pepper, and chopped tomato then cumin and garlic. Unwrap cheese prices.  Take some …

Chicken pot pie

The weather is getting colder and things you would never eat in the summer become a fixation, chicken and dumplings, pot roast, and of course chicken pot pie. You can prep this the day before and bake the next day. It is a dish packed with flavor and good stuff. The trick for this pie is chopping everything into small pieces. The chicken can be chopped into large bitesize pieces. You can use roll out dough or make your own pie crust. I make the chicken kale gravy to top it with….see previous post.  Pie crust you need a top and bottom  1 cup frozen peas 2 carrots 1 potato 2 celery 1/2 large onion 2 chicken boobs (no skin or bones) 1/2 cup sherry (optional, but taste better with it) 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup chicken stock or broth ( or the entire can)  Teaspoon salt Pepper….. Some, not too much Heat oven to 350, cut vegetables into small pieces and chicken into big bite hunks. Place into large bowl, add peas, sherry, flour, …

Creamy chicken gravy with kale

Sometimes you just need a little gravy or sauce to add some moisture to a dish. This is a light and kind of healthy sauce. I used it on a homemade chicken pot pie.  1 large box chicken stock or two cans 2-3 kale leaves cut very small 1 teaspoon dried shallots crumbled fine 1-2 tablespoons corn starch  Wash and cut kale, put all liquid but 1/2 cup in sauce pan add shallots. Bring stock to a boil and add kale so it cooks a bit.  Meanwhile mix cornstarch and 1/2 cup of chicken stock. After kale has cooked about fifteen minutes and cornstarch mixture and stir until thicken.  You can use this on most chicken dinner items. As always we hope you enjoy.

Greek style chicken with fennel and yellow squash

I love cooking with fennel, such a great vegetable that can be used in so many ways. It adds crunch and flavor to an already tasty dish.     1/2 cup olive oil 4 chicken boobs pounded  pretty flat 1-2 teaspoons Greek seasoning 1 fennel bulb, cleaned and sliced 2 yellow squash sliced thin 1/2 small purple onion sliced thin 1/2-1 cup Klamata olives Salt to taste 2 heads of garlic (do not peel) broken into cloves Juice of 1 lemon In a braising type pan heat up olive oil. Put cloves of garlic in, place lid on pan. Shake once in awhile to make sure they do not burn. Cook until garlic is tender and outside is slightly brown. Remove from oil and save for later. Place chicken breasts in hot oil and cook. Turning only once, add prepared vegetables, salt, seasoning and put the lid back on. Cook ten minutes or until fennel has soften. Remove lid and add olives flipping chicken over again at this time. Squeeze out the garlic from the cooked …

Mom’s fried rice

Our mother has been gone for many years, however certain things she cooked and how she did it live on forever. Fried rice was a family favorite….I would say we had it several times a month. Mostly after a roast or some type of leftover meat.  She would take the left over meat and make an entire new meal out of the remaining meat….which was never enough to feed a family of five. This is a great healthy meal that the entire family should wolf down. Meat…..about 1-2 cups any kind of left over cooked meat. I have not used fish though. Cut into bit size pieces 4 pieces of bacon (more if you want) cut into pieces 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery   About 4 stalks sliced diagonally  1 cup sliced on the diagonal carrots or 3-4 carrots 2 cups cooked rice (leftover rice works perfect for a fast meal)  Soy sauce. Aka bug juice You can add frozen peas, hard boiled eggs, sesame seeds, bamboo shoots, watercress, or cabbage. This …