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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

Vietnamese-Style Baked Chicken

Hello, fellow bloggers and cooks, Sorry that I haven’t been writing much on my blog within the past few days. Last Wednesday I went with my Grandma to Waco, Texas. We stayed there for a few days to visit with Family members and for my cousin’s birthday party. While I was there I got to do some baking and I cooked my favorite classic Million Dollar Spaghetti for my family. Everyone loved it! We all had an excellent time!

Now onto to the recipe!

When I got home from my trip I did not feel like cooking so chose to take the day off from my normal cooking day (Monday). I resumed it the next day to prepare this Vietnamese-style baked chicken; the Chicken thighs (or breasts) is marinated in a mixture of fish sauce, brown sugar, herbs and lime juice and then oven-baked to create a dish inspired with delicious flavors and browned to perfection. 

The side dish was: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

VIETNAMESE-STYLE BAKED CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

2 lbs bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs or breasts
¼ C soy sauce or Bragg
¼ C Asian fish sauce
¼ C dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp minced peeled fresh ginger
2 tsp hot chili-garlic paste (I used Wasabi Sauce)
1½ Tbsp fresh juice from 1 lime
1 tsp finely grated zest from 1 lime
3 medium cloves garlic, minced or grated (about 2 tsp)
2 Tbsp fresh or dried cilantro
2 Tbsp Olive oil
Sliced limes and cilantro leaves, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Set your oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking with foil and lightly grease it with cooking spray. Set aside.

1. Place chicken in a large zipper-lock bag. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, ginger, wasabi sauce, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, cilantro, and oil. Pour marinade into bag over chicken, seal bag, and toss to coat well. Let chicken marinate for at least thirty minutes or overnight.

2. Then remove the chicken from bag, allowing marinade to drip off, and set it on the previously prepared baking sheet making sure to leave space between thighs/breasts. Pour the leftover marinade over the chicken and place it in the oven. Bake until thighs register 155 to 160°F on an instant-read thermometer, about thirty five-forty minutes. (Be sure to measure temperature in the center of the thickest part of the thighs, but not directly against the bone.)

3. If chicken skin is not brown and crisp enough by the time the thighs are cooked through, turn on oven broiler and broil until browned and crisp, about one minute, being careful not to burn the skin. Transfer chicken to a platter and let rest for five minutes. Garnish with lime slices and cilantro, then serve.

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Cook now or freeze and bake later

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken

Ingredients

4 chicken breasts
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. lemon pepper
Grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

To prepare right away: In a medium bowl combine the oil, lemon juice, and lemon pepper. Place the chicken onto the greased baking sheet and pour the marinade all over the chicken. Sprinkle with grated parmesan, then bake for forty-five minutes

OR TO FREEZE… Combine in a gallon freezer bag: chicken, oil, lemon juice, and lemon pepper. Seal tightly. Place the bag/container with everything inside into your freezer. Then to prepare, thaw overnight in the fridge, then top with parmesan, and bake in the oven for forty-five minutes at 350F.

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Throw in, Turn on, leave and yum!

Yesterday I had somewhat of a busy day and was not home for the majority of the time. However, I thankfully was up early to prepare this Mexican Cream Cheese Crockpot Chicken. Here’s what my day consisted of after I threw all of the ingredients into my Crockpot. I spent the mid-morning and afternoon with my sister (Caylee). She and I went to get coffee at Starbucks and then we shopped at the mall for a few hours. We too had to stop by HEB because I had to purchase a few ingredients for this dish. It was a lot of fun!

Then later that evening I volunteered for the special needs ministry at my church. Volunteering for the special needs ministry is my biggest highlight of my week because I not only enjoy playing with the kiddos but I too love seeing the smiles on their faces. They are adorable!

Now onto the recipe!

This recipe would make an excellent companion for any crazy busy person!

Seriously.

You toss everything into your Crock-Pot in the morning and when you come home you shred the chicken, add the cream cheese and serve it on tortillas or over rice. Of course, that’s accurate of several slow cooker recipes. But the excellent thing about this one, and what separates it from many others, is that everyone will LOVE it. My favorite thing about this dish is that it’s extremely creamy and full of flavor.

Mexican Cream Cheese Crockpot Chicken

Ingredients

4 Chicken Breast Halves, Boneless and Skinless
1 (15 Ounce) Can Black Beans Goya
1 (10 Ounce) Can Rotel
1 (6 Ounces) Can Black Olives
1 Small Yellow Onion, Chopped
1 Envelope Taco Seasoning Mccormick
8 Ounces Cream Cheese, Cubed

Directions

Add all ingredients to your crockpot except for the cream cheese. Cook on high for four-six hours or low for eight hours or until chicken is extremely tender. Remove the chicken and shred. Place the chicken back into the crockpot. Add cream cheese, cover and continue to cook on high for thirty minutes. Stir well and serve with tortillas or over rice

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For the love of chicken

I am going to tell you as I said earlier today how to make chicken parmesan. Now I want to let you know that the dish might be a little difficult for some of you beginner cooks and maybe need more practice which is entirely fine with me but don’t let your limitations get the better of you. If you feel like you should go slow making this one, then I totally encourage you to do it. Please do not feel guilty for having to work turtle-speed when you are cooking. I have to admit one of the things I always need to remind myself when cooking is not to go super fast because if I do, I’ll accidentally skip something in a recipe.

This recipe has all of the delicious flavors of a pasta dish, except there’s no pasta in it. Which makes it a lot healthier. I made this dish for my Grandparent’s they even loved it! They gave it a 9.5-star rating.

Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients

4 slices whole-wheat bread (1-ounce each)
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 egg whites (Approximately 2 large eggs)
1/2 C. skim milk
1/2 C all-purpose flour
4 (6 ounces) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
Olive oil cooking spray
2 jars marinara sauce (about 3 1/2 cups)
3/4 C. (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp (1/2-ounce) shredded Parmesan

Preparing the chicken breasts

1. Get 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. Next, place the chicken onto a cutting board and pound them with your meat mallet. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. While the oven is warming up, place the slices of bread in the bowl of a food processor and process until fine crumbs are formed, about twenty-five to thirty seconds. Put the crumbs on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake for twelve minutes, until golden. (You will wind up with about 1 1/3 cups toasted crumbs.)

3. In a medium shallow bowl, toss the crumbs with oregano, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and teaspoon pepper. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites and milk together. In a third shallow bowl stir together the flour, and a pinch of salt and black pepper, if desired. Dip each piece of chicken, one piece at a time, in flour, shaking off excess, then egg, then breadcrumbs, shaking off excess.

4. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees. Place breaded breasts in a glass baking dish lined with foil and spray on each side with non-stick cooking spray, about five seconds total per side. Bake chicken breasts for forty-five minutes to an hour or until cooked through and crumbs are browned. Then about half way through cooking cover chicken with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan and return to oven for an additional ten to fifteen minutes, until cheese is bubbling.

Court’s Cooking Notes:

My hope and prayer is that my blog will help you feel more confident cooking with an oven. I know it might sound ridiculous but one of the things I used to do and occasionally still do whenever I get nervous using it is I like talking to the oven lol. One of my most-liked phrases I say in a stern tone is “Alrighty oven I am the BOSS and am in control of you today and will not let you mess with my brain.” Believe it or not, it actually works. I won and still am winning every single battle when I play this trick. Lol, if you require some humor while you cook then I recommend you giving your oven a small chat.

Making tomorrow’s dish will be easy as pie. I promise! 🙂

Thank you very much for reading.

 

 

 

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