All posts tagged: chicken

Green chile and chicken casserole 

The garden is doing magnificent this year. Which, for a change, includes the pepper/chile patch. Our Big Jims and banana chiles are producing enough so I can pick four to five a week. Jalapeños,  habanero and chipotles are coming along too. I roast them all then find something to make with them, or just eat them on the side with a dish. But yesterday, I am really snooping around the Big Jim plant and find three more trophy chiles. So, now I have a good amount to do something with…..it is hot, so slaving in the kitchen it not my idea of fun. Also, it seems like we are eating very late these days because of the heat and long sunny days. Trying to head outside in the evening to accomplish all the chores for the day while it is cooler. Then I cook. I think the system is a bit out of whack.  Trying something new last night, I timed the dish to be prepped during the heat of the day, but put together …

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 and zucchini 

I bet the summer garden is in full swing. Besides tomatoes, zucchini always seems to grow well this time of year. Cooking zucchini boiled, grilled, stuffed , pickled and fried or coming up with additional ways to prepare it can drive you crazy. So the other day we wanted something light and yummy and I came up with this super easy and full flavored dish. We served it with rice….I think as a dish by itself would work too, or with pasta or another whole grain. Prep time is about 30 minutes.  Two half chicken breast fat trimmed cut into large bite size hunks 1 large can whole tomatoes or 4 fresh ones cut into hunks 1/2 shallot chopped, an onion could work too  1 teaspoon of your favorite Italian spices, oregano some Rosemary and thyme Pinch of salt 2 zucchini sliced……not super thin 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon garlic powder or two fresh cloves chopped finely Heat skillet up with olive oil, put in chicken pieces and stir. While meat is cooking chop …

Chicken flu-de-noodle soup

Flu season is here in Texas…..and elsewhere I am sure. Tummy issues, fever, chills, aches…..just no fun at all.  Well, my husband had an awful bout of food poisoning……not from me…hahaha…..but a restaurant we ate at while on vacation…..it is what it is….but he was/is so sick…..had to keep food down and comforting on his stomach. So……I made him this wonderful easy chicken noodle soup. I think even if you were home alone you could throw this together, provided someone brings you the stuff. I hope you try it…..not because you are sick but because you like chicken noodle soup. 1 cut up chicken washed and dried 6 cups water 1-2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon Italian herbs Udon noodles 1 package In a large sauce pan heat oil up. After chicken is dried and cut put in hot pan, using tongs toss while cooking. You might get some brown areas on the meat. About 10 minutes. After that add water and mix around, bring to a boil. …

Chicken tacos

Have you ever made some chicken, bought a broasted chicken and had leftovers? Plus thinking my family does not do leftovers so what shall I do? Or just thought about chicken tacos and just not sure the best way to make the meat taste right? Hopefully this easy recipe will spice up the dinner table with bird tacos. Now you can make a chicken just for tacos as well, boil, roasted, baked even leftover fried will work. Just remove the skin and bones plus that nasty grisly stuff. It can be in hunks about bite size. The rest is simple……this can feed as many as you like of course depends on the amount of meat you have. Figure one cup of meat will make around four tacos. This recipe I used about two cups of broken up meat.  Chicken meat cooked, no skin, bones and weird fat stuff removed. Leave in large hunks it will break apart as it it stirred and cooked more.  1/2 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon oil 2 medium tomatoes or …

Northwest chicken with green chile sauce with roasted vegetables

Another experiment hits the oh my zone! Super easy recipe, the vegetables take a little prep time other wise great tasting, easy, healthy meal. This was enough for three servings and a lunch.  4 Chicken boobs halves pounded a little to speed up cooking Tablespoon olive oil Penzeys northwoods seasoning 1 can cream of chicken soup 1/2 can chicken broth 4 green chiles roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped or…..canned….or frozen about 1/2 cup 2 beets, peeled, cut into cubes 1/2 head cauliflower cut into florets  1 large sweet potato peeled cup into cubes Garlic salt More olive oil Start prepping the vegetables first. Heat oven to 425. I keep them separate otherwise you will have red cauliflower and sweet potatoes. Spray or spread some olive oil in a 13×9 pan. In a bowl place cubed sweet potatoes toss with a small amount of olive oil and garlic salt. Put cauliflower in bowl toss with olive oil and garlic salt or your favorite seasoning, do the same with cubes beets. Put in hot oven and bake …

Chicken cacciatore

Just like the vegan cacciatore only adding chicken to make a complete meal makes this dish flavorful.   1 whole chicken cut into your favorite eating pieces 1 each yellow, green, red, and orange peppers cut into bit size hunks 1 can of tomato sauce 1 can diced tomatoes 1/2 onion diced  Olive oil 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon oregano 1 package mushrooms…… I like to slice these myself Salt to taste In a braising pan heat oil and cook chicken pieces until outside skin is brown, I put a lid on it for about five minutes on each side……the entire pieces of chicken do not have to be cooked through, you will finish cooking thoroughly later. After chicken has some brown on it remove from pan, add peppers, mushrooms and onions. Stir for a few minutes then add diced tomatoes and sauce. Add seasonings.  Cook for about ten minutes, add chicken pieces back put a lid on it and simmer for 30 minutes or more. Until chicken is cooked and tender. Serve with white of …

Green chile chicken and blue corn dumplings

Yep, I am a chile head…..and since coming home from Hatch my brain is going crazy with ideas on using fresh green chile and the blue corn flour we bought. I love to use leftovers…..so, I had left over chicken I had froze before we left and some game hens from the trip. I want to include both fresh and a leftover way to cook this dish. The fresh way is just a basic chicken and dumpling recipe. Nothing special. Leftovers Chicken or game hens some meat left on the bones, set aside big hunks of meat for later Three celery stalks chopped Three carrots chopped 1/2 onion chopped 1 can chicken broth Some water Five green chiles roasted and peeled then chopped Salt to taste Put the bird bones in a stew pot with broth and water, enough water to almost cover the bird. Add one carrot, one celery and half of the onion. Cook for several hours on a simmer until the bones are soft. Break the bones up a bit and cook …

Grilled chicken Caesar salad with home made croutons

Yes there are many Caesar salad recipes….however this one comes from the original one out of Mexico. The story behind the salad dressing goes something like this….. Off the coast of San Diego California is the Coronado islands, at one time the wealthy Americans and Mexicans traveled by boat to the small islands about twelve miles away to gamble and drink the night away. The  owner wanted something to serve his customers that was light but pleasing to the mouth. And from that day the Caeser salad was born.  Good ingredients are key…..crappy olive oil or lemons can spoil this before you even have a bite.  Several steps are involved……this is how I do it to make it easier to prepare. For two people this recipe works good….you will have leftovers so buy two heads of lettuce for the next day or two. Romaine lettuce (2 heads) French bread, a nice whole loaf Chicken boobs boneless, no skin (I use two halves) Good olive oil DRESSING RECIPE….. One lemon 1clove garlic Grey poupon mustard 1large …