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Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

As some of you already know, I was on vacation for a week visiting my Grandma. I too had the pleasure of visiting with some of my other family members. I had an excellent time! ๐Ÿ™‚

So anyway back to the original subject lol.

Tonight I prepared this incredibly easy chicken recipe that I threw together for supper. With only a few ingredients, Iโ€™m sure you have everything in your kitchen ready to go. Even though itโ€™s baked uncovered, the inside stays plump and moist. BAKED GARLIC BROWN SUGAR CHICKEN.

The chicken is baked in a sweet, garlic-y sauce. Yum! ๐Ÿ˜€ Try this recipe if youโ€™re tired of bland, boring, and tasteless chicken. My family loved it!!!

Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Ingredients

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, rinsed and pat dry4 garlic cloves, minced4 Tbsp. Brown sugar3 tsp. olive oilsalt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 450ยฐF

 Line a baking dish with foil and lightly grease it with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. In a small saucepan, sautรฉ the garlic in the oil until tender. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar. Place chicken breasts in the previously prepared baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bake uncovered for twenty-thirty minutes. 


Source Lovin the Oven

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Apple Barbecue Pork Tenderloin

I recognize that I have already written two posts regarding pork tenderloin, and will be sharing with you, very soon a variety of ways you can prepare it. I cannot wait and am very excited! ๐Ÿ™‚ But, today I want to show you one that is cooked with applesauce. This recipe is the perfect bonus to your summer and or fall menu. I enjoy the easiness of using my Crock Pot and the incredible sweetness of fall apples (my favorite is the Granny Smith) combined with a tangy barbecue sauce, slowly cooked over a mild pork tenderloin.

With just a few ingredients that you usually have available, this is a great recipe to toss into your crockpot in the morning, and come home to at the end of your busy day.

Crockpot Apple Barbecue Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients

2 lb. pork tenderloin
1 C. chunky applesauce
1 C. barbecue sauce
2 Tbsp. onions minced

Instructions

Place the Pork Tenderloin into your crock pot. In a small mixing bowl combine, applesauce, barbecue sauce, and onions. Stir well. Empty half of the sauce over the pork tenderloin. Cover and cook for six-eight hours on low or three-four hours on high. Pour the remaining sauce into the crock pot and serve.

Source Homegrown and Healthy

Pulled Pork + Crockpot = Zero Work

Have you been craving for some serious barbecue lately? But evidently two words come to your mind: cooking and cleaning, then you seldom think blah forget it. If there’s a ton of work involved you certainly will not feel like doing all of the labor. Right? And don’t worry if you go through this because I admit, I occasionally do the same thing. Haha! ๐Ÿ˜€ And or is your schedule jammed packed with stuff, and you just don’t have the time to prepare it? Well then, don’t I have the perfect solution for you.ย 

You totally should try this super-duper easy BBQ Coca-Cola Pulled Pork recipe; it gets a five-star rating in my book because for two reasons: it almost requires no work and two it’s sweet and tangy. It will certainly hit the spot for sure!

Crockpot BBQ Coca-Cola Pulled Pork

Ingredients:

Approx. 3 lbs. Pork Tenderloin
One bottle Sweet Baby Rayโ€™s Barbecue Sauce 18 oz.
One can Coca-Cola 12 oz.

Optional:

ยฝ white onion, sliced
Hamburger buns
Cheese slices
pickles

Instructions:

1. On a cutting board cut half of an onion and then cut it into slices. Next, If you are using sliced onions, first place them on the bottom of your Crockpot. Then put the Pork Tenderloin into the Crockpot.

2. Combine BBQ Sauce and Coke in a large mixing bowl and stir well.
Pour BBQ Sauce and Coke mixture over Pork, and cover Crockpot.
Cook on LOW for 6 โ€“ 7 hours, or until done.

3. Remove from Crockpot, and Shred on a cutting board using two forks.
Serve on plates or burger buns, and drizzle with extra leftover sauce from the crockpot after shredded to keep moist. Yummoelicious! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Recipe adapted fromย The frugal girls

Less than five ingredients

I enjoy cooking new recipes. Most of the time, I try to find ones that call for 10+ ingredients. Why you might ask??? Because I like to challenge myself to see how well I follow it. Although I admit, some of the recipes that do call for 10+ ingredients can get pretty stressful sometimes. Moreover, I too certainly love the aroma and the flavor of the variety of barbecue. My preferences are: ribs, pork, and chicken. But my most savored is chicken. And thankfully I found a recipe I seriously wanted to try, not only because it requires just two ingredients and, yes. You saw that right. It simply needs TWO INGREDIENTS. But also, because it has barbecue sauce and chicken (plus a little olive oil, salt, and pepper) โ€“ to make the crispiest, most entirely glazed, sweet, sticky, and tender barbecue baked chicken you will ever have.

If you are a barbecue chicken fan like me and occasionally find some recipes complicated due to the number of ingredients, then I recommend you giving yourself some slack for one night lol and giving this one a try. It’s finger-licking good. ๐Ÿ˜€

TWO INGREDIENT CRISPY OVEN BAKED BBQ CHICKEN

Ingredients

8-10 chicken thighs and or drumsticks (bone-in, skin on)
2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce (I use Stubb’s BBQ sauce)
olive oil, salt, and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

1. While the oven is preheating, prepare the chicken by getting a sheet of wax paper and put it on your kitchen counter. Rinse each breast with water then place them on the wax paper. Pat them dry until they are no longer wet and set aside. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Set aside.

2. Cover the chicken on all sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the chicken skin-side down on the already prepared rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove chicken from oven and turn the temperature of the oven up to 425 degrees.

3. Coat the top of the chicken with barbecue sauce using a basting brush. Use a spatula to flip the chicken over, being careful not to tear the skin. Baste the other side of the chicken, and place back in the oven for 7 minutes.

4. Remove from oven, baste top with barbecue sauce, and place back in oven for 7 more minutes. Remove from the oven again and baste again, and place back in oven for 7 more minutes or until chicken is crispy, parts are blackened, and it’s fully cooked.

Recommendation for step number four: Pull out the oven rack just a tad bit that you placed the baking sheet on instead of entirely removing it from the oven.

What is your favorite food to barbecue?

Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

Recipe adapted fromย Bowl of Deliciousย 

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For buffalo chicken lovers

Who doesn’t love chicken tenders? I know I do! I especially enjoy them with Frank’s buffalo sauce. I have to admit they are the closest thing I’ll eat when comes to eating spicy foods. Haha! ๐Ÿ™‚ However, the one thing I don’t like is that they’re usually high in calories. But, the beauty of these tenders only has 171 calories per serving. If you’re the same as me who doesn’t prefer extremely spicy food and rather not eat very high-calorie foods, then that’s great. I am confident you’ll go crazy over these bad boys. ๐Ÿ˜€ And don’t worry about them being too spicy because they have just enough spice to get you to think ”Wow these chicken tenders are really tasty”.

Baked Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders

Ingredients

1 pound lean chicken tenders
1/2 C. Franks buffalo sauce
1 tbsp. light ranch
1 C. panko bread crumbs
non-stick olive oil spray

Let’s get cooking!

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. While the oven is preheating, prepare the chicken breasts by getting a sheet of wax paper and put it on your kitchen counter. Rinse each breast with cold water then place them on the wax paper. Get a few paper towels to dry them off individually until they are no longer wet and set aside.

2. Then in a small shallow mixing bowl stir together hot sauce and ranch.

3. Marinate chicken tenders in hot sauce and ranch combo for about five-ten minutes

4. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray in with non-stick cooking spray.

5. Pour panko bread crumbs in another bowl and coat chicken tenders in the breadcrumbs and place on baking sheet

6. Bake chicken tenders for 15 minutes flipping halfway through

7. Change oven to broil setting and broil each side for an additional one minute to get the perfect crispy crunch.

8. Enjoy!

Notes: If some of you don’t have any idea of what broil is then head on over to my links page, I have a food Encyclopedia on there that will give you info on what broiling is and many other things on cooking lingo. ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay so, I confessing to you broiling food in the oven is not one of my greatest gifts at the moment and I am still practicing in the mode. Why you might ask??? because I often forget to check and overcook what is inside lol. However, I did broil my chicken tenders tonight, and they turned out to be pretty good.

In my opinion, broiling is kind of challenging and a little faster than actual baking so you have to be sure to check regularly on your food so it doesn’t burn. But depending on your confidence level of dealing with an oven you do not have to broil your chicken tenders and if you’d rather eat them the way they are then, that’s entirely okay with me ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Remember being completely confident in something doesn’t happen overnight. So be patient with yourself and continue working on showing the oven who’s boss. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you’re enjoying what I post on here. My goal for you is that with my courage to cook with my limitations inspires you to try. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you so much for reading.

 

Recipe adapted from I don’t go to the gym

Cooking chops with cola

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. So, today I’m going to be teaching you how to cook with soda using the stove. I’m sure some of you are thinking that sounds yummy but wouldn’t my meal taste sugary and what is the point of cooking with soda? My response to your questions is you don’t have to worry about your food tasting sweet because the heat from the stove eventually will burn off most of the sugar and the main purpose of the soda in this recipe is to keep the chops moist. Do you have any other ideas that would be good to add to it? Let me know below!

 

Coca Cola Pork Chops

Four boneless or bone-in pork chops
Olive oil
1 C. Coca Cola
1-2 C. of Ketchup
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Get a sheet of wax paper and put it on your kitchen counter.
Rinse each chop with cold water then place them on the wax paper. Get a few paper towels to dry them off individually until they are no longer wet. Use your hands, a basting brush or paper towels to cover both sides of pork chops with olive oil, sprinkle salt and Pepper them to taste and set aside.

2. In a small/medium mixing bowl stir together coca-cola and ketchup.
Pour your mixture into a skillet and cover your chop. Cook the chops in your skillet covered with the lid over medium for about ten minutes or until thoroughly cooked (will depend on thickness.) If sauce is too thin, remove chops and set aside, then reduce sauce to desired thickness.

3. Enjoy!

I am proud and happy to say my results of the pork chops were a huge success and they tasted excellent. How did yours turn out? I’d love to hear about the outcome of your chops. ๐Ÿ™‚

Just a few suggestions: Use a timer so don’t loose track of cooking time and accidentally overcook your chops. Not sure if your food is ready? Stick a meat thermometer through one of the chops and wait until it gets to 145ยฐ F.ย If you prefer not to use your hands, paper towels or a brush to spread oil on each chop you can also pour a few drops into your skillet then if you are physically able to pick it up, gently move the pan around so that the oil will cover the skillet. Make sure the pan is completely covered with oil ๐Ÿ˜‰ so your chops can quickly come off the pan. Also, if you’re worried about burning yourself while using the stove then I highly recommend using a heat resistant glove. Please do not feel awkward cause I occasionally will use one too! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am very well aware there are some of you who might be a little uneasy working with either the oven or stove and then those who are nervous using both appliances. And I totally understand some of your thoughts are “this is foolish to have the feeling of fear using an oven or a stove”. and you often probably think you are the only one that has butterflies in your stomach when you’re working with them.

I want to encourage you not to feel embarrassed and I wanted to let you are not entirely alone in the challenge of defeating your uneasiness. And how do I know this you might ask??? Well, because I completely understand what it’s like to endure the anxiety. But I also know that God is constantly watching over me and it gives me extreme comfort knowing He’s with me at all times especially when I have to put to up with the annoying oven lol. Moreover, I also know that God is with you all of the time too and if you ever sense nervousness while working with the oven or stove then my tip to you is to ask Him for help in giving you boldness. Trust me it works ๐Ÿ™‚

Later this week, I’ll be teaching you how to cook a healthier version of one my other favorite chicken dishes and a chicken soup that is incredibly good and creamy. Yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lol, that’s all for me tonight. Thanks again for reading! Have a great night and God Bless!

 

 

 

 

Recipe adapted from Frugal Living Mom

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