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Crispy Onion Chicken Dinner

This delicious crispy onion chicken recipe called for two and a half cups of French’s fried onions but I discovered that I didn’t have enough. So I decided to use breadcrumbs to make up the difference. It wasn’t as crispy, but the breadcrumbs did not take the yummy flavors away from the chicken. I also didn’t have enough honey mustard, so I made another change by combining regular mustard and honey. It surprisingly worked out great!

I am very proud of myself. I am getting more and more confident with substituting ingredients and working through the difficulties of cooking. This is one of the several reasons why I enjoy cooking so much. It involves a lot of learning and discovering new things. I hope that cooking is just as beneficial for you as it is for me.

This chicken dish is 100% crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside onion chicken. The flavor is amazing!

Crispy Onion Chicken

INGREDIENTS

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 C honey mustard

1 1/2 C French’s fried onions, crushed

Directions

Preheat oven 375° F. Grease a baking sheet with non-stick spray or cover with foil (and spray foil w/ non-stick spray) for easy clean-up.

1. Place honey mustard in a medium shallow bowl. Place crushed fried onions in a separate medium bowl.

2. Coat each chicken breast in honey mustard then coat in crushed fried onions. Carefully lay coated chicken on baking sheet. Sprinkle tops of the chicken with a little more of the crushed fried onions.

4. Bake for thirty-fifty minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

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Birthday celebration and Buffalo Chicken

I had a real nice and relaxing birthday celebration with my family. We didn’t do anything except for eating. We consumed Chick-fil-A and Torchy’s Tacos and for dessert cupcakes

I am going to be sharing with you Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Wings as I promised. I too had intended to make cucumber salad but I unfortunately didn’t have any cucumbers. Yes, I realized that I could have made a trip to the grocery store but I didn’t feel like it. Do you feel that way too sometimes?

So I decided to make the salad next week instead.

I want say Thank You so very much for your patience with me and the fact that I have not been blogging as much as I usually do.

Anyway, I made a few changes to this crockpot recipe. The first thing I did was to use thighs that I had stored in freezer because I didn’t have any wings. Then I made a change to the liquid. My choice was to use vegetable broth instead of beer because I didn’t have any in my pantry.

Since I made a change to the liquid I actually became nervous about how this recipe was going to turn out. But to my surprise the taste of the chicken went above and beyond my expectations. It was incredibly moist and juicy. Not to mention that it wasn’t to overwhelming spicy.

Do you love Wings and want a super easy way to satisfy your craving without the hassle of cooking them and sweating in your hot kitchen? Well how about you give these Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Wings a try. You will not be disappointed!

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Wings

Ingredients

12-14 whole chicken wings or thighs1¼ c Frank’s Hot Sauce (or favorite hot sauce), divided

1¼ c butter, divided

1 C Chicken or vegetable broth

Directions

1. Cut chicken in half. Place chicken in crock pot. In a medium saucepan melt one cup of butter and add one cup of hot sauce and stir until completely combined. Stir one cup of broth into sauce. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for six-seven hours or HIGH for three-four hours.

2. Turn on your broiler. Melt ¼ cup butter into ¼ cup hot sauce and stir until well combined. Spread wings out evenly on a broiler pan and coat generously with sauce

3. Place wings in broiler for four-five minutes, checking constantly so they don’t burn.

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Having fun doing what I love 

This week I made four cooking videos. It was a little crazy. But I had so much fun! The first video is how to prepare cold brew coffee. The second is How to cut broccoli into florets. The third is how to peel and slice a carrot. I occasionally will be posting videos on how to cut/slice vegetables.

The fourth is on this honey garlic chicken stir fry. That’s what I am sharing with you today. I have included the video that I made about this recipe near the end of this post. I will do my best to make and post at least two videos a week on my blog in regards to the certain recipes that I cook.

Now onto the recipe

This honey garlic chicken stir fry recipe is chicken and vegetables, cooked to perfection and tossed in a sweet and incredibly tasty sauce.

Directions

1. Heat one teaspoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the broccoli and carrots and cook for approximately four minutes or until vegetables are tender.
 Remove the vegetables from the pan; place them on a plate and cover.

2. Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel and turn the heat to high. 

Pour the remaining tablespoon of oil.

 Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and add them to the pan in a single layer – you may need to do this step in batches. Cook for three-four minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.

3. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for thirty seconds.
Add the vegetables back to the pan and cook for two more minutes or until the vegetables are warmed through.

 In a small bowl whisk together the chicken broth, honey and soy sauce. 

In another bowl mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water.

 Combine the soy sauce mixture to the chicken and vegetables; cook for thirty seconds.

4. Add the cornstarch/flour and bring to a boil; cook for one more minute or until sauce has just started to thicken.

 Serve immediately, with rice if desired.

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Not all recipes are overwhelming 

This summer, it will be two years since I officially started cooking. I think I should celebrate because I have had to overcome a lot of fears/trials to get this far in cooking. I think it’s extremely awesome because I now want to teach others who are dealing with the same challenges that I had to conquer how to cook.

Back to the recipe

With only 4 ingredients, yes you have read that right, this broccoli cheese chicken bake has just four ingredients. Isn’t that awesome? This recipe brings all the delicious flavor of comfort food into a dinner that is almost too simple to make on a busy weeknight!

Broccoli Cheese Chicken Bake Recipe

Ingredients

3-4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts                                                                                                       1 Campbell’s Oven Sauce: Cheesy Broccoli Chicken                                                                                                 4 Cups Frozen Broccoli Florets                                                                                                                         6 oz. Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Directions

Preheat the oven at 400F Line a 9X13 baking dish with foil and lightly grease it with cooking spray. Set aside

1. Place the chicken breasts flat on the bottom of the baking dish. Pour the frozen broccoli florets onto the chicken breasts. Spread the package of the Campbell’s Oven Sauce evenly over the top of the broccoli. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the top of the sauce.

2. Place the baking dish on the middle rack in your preheated oven for forty-five – sixty minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Depending on your oven, altitude and thickness of the chicken breasts this could be more or less time.

3. Check the chicken throughout to make sure that the top is not too brown, if you don’t want it to get any more browned, then place a piece of foil loosely over the top for the remainder of the cooking time. Serve over rice, pasta, or greens and enjoy!

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A New Skill In The Making 

I had mentioned earlier this year that I would love to create cooking videos this summer. I want to you know that I’ve started the process. Since I am a beginner at this there will be no uploads at the moment. But I promise you that I will have my first video uploaded shortly. While I was preparing last night’s supper I practiced talking as if I was facing a camera. It was a fun experience to start my adventure of creating videos.

Back to the recipe.

I cooked this Buttermilk Roasted Chicken. It’s overall an easy baked chicken that’s crispy on the outside and juicy, tender and super delicious throughout the meat.

The side dish was Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

BUTTERMILK ROASTED CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

3-6 Chicken Breast Halves, Bone In
3 C Buttermilk, Well Shaken
3/4 C Divided Vegetable Oil
4 Garlic Cloves, Crushed
1 1/2 Tbsp Salt
1 Tsp Black Pepper
2 Tbsp Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
2 Tbsp Honey
3 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, Chopped (Optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a bowl, stir together buttermilk, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, garlic, salt, pepper, rosemary, and honey until salt is completely dissolved. Divide the chicken pieces into two 1 gallon ziplock bags.

2. Pour half of the buttermilk mixture in each bag. Press out as much air as possible and tightly seal bags.  Place on a rimmed dish or plate in case the bags leaks. Refrigerate overnight or preferably for two days. Flip bag halfway through marinating time.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

3. After two days of marinating, take the chicken out of the ziplock bags and place on a wire rack so any extra marinade will drip off. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and place the chicken in a single layer on the pan. Drizzle chicken with remaining oil. Roast the chicken for forty-five minutes, then turn off the oven, and allow the chicken to continue to cook (just in the remaining heat-don’t open the door) for seven-ten minutes more or until chicken is done.

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Cooking is more than just a hobby

I have found that cooking is very therapeutic for me in many different ways. For instance cooking makes a great exercise for the muscles in my right arm. They are not as strong as the ones in my left. One of the challenges I face is holding certain vegetables with my right hand while I use my left to hold the knife to cut or slice it. For me the process sometimes can be very slow and frustrating. But whenever I do get frustrated I am constantly reminded that I am doing it for God’s Glory.

The other night I prepared these delicious Chicken Ranch Fajitas. They have chunks of chicken, onion, and sliced peppers cook in one pan on the stove top. Mix in some flavorful spices and ranch dressing for the best 30-minute meal. These fajitas are excellent for a busy weeknight.

Skillet Chicken Ranch Fajitas

Ingredients

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped or sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 yellow or orange bell pepper, sliced thin
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small bite-sized chunks
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper optional
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp ranch dressing

Instructions

1. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sliced bell peppers and onions. Let cook, stirring every couple of minutes, for approximately five-eight minutes until softened.

2. While peppers/onion are cooking, combine the cumin, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, (If using) chili powder, and salt in a small bowl and sprinkle over the chunked chicken. Using both hands mix until all chicken is coated.

3. Move peppers and onion to one-half of the skillet. Add the chicken to the other half. Let cook for approximately ten-twelve minutes, turning chicken, until chicken is cooked through. Stir the pepper mixture a few times so it does not burn. Mix the chicken, peppers, and onions together in the skillet.

4. Add the ranch dressing. Stir to combine. Serve with choice of tortilla, cilantro, sour cream, and guacamole or avocado. You could also serve with additional ranch dressing to drizzle over the fajita.

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SLOW COOKER HONEY TERIYAKI CHICKEN

SLOW COOKER HONEY TERIYAKI CHICKEN

Ingredients

4 boneless chicken breasts, approximately 2 lbs
½ C soy sauce or Bragg
½ C honey
¼ C rice wine vinegar
¼ C onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ tsp pepper
¾ tsp ground ginger
¼ C water
3 Tbsp Cornstarch
Optional garnish: green onions, sesame seeds

Directions

1. Grease your crockpot with cooking spray and place the chicken breasts in the bottom. In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, onion, garlic, pepper, and ginger. Pour over the chicken breasts. Cook on high for three to four hours or low for four to five or until chicken is finished cooking and shreds easily.

2. Once the chicken is cooked, remove with a fork and shred on a plate.Pour the sauce into a medium saucepan. In a small bowl, whisk together the water and cornstarch. Slowly whisk into the sauce on medium high heat. Continue to whisk and let it boil until the honey teriyaki sauce starts to thicken. About two minutes. Add the chicken back to your slow cooker and pour the sauce on top stirring to coat. Serve over rice and garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

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Coming up next week on cooking with Court

Honey Glazed Pork Chops with mushrooms

Slow Cooker Beef and Black Bean Stew

CITRUS & ROSEMARY ROASTED TURKEY BREAST
Parmesan Ranch Broccoli