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Comfort Food Made Healthy

Chicken Spaghetti is my latest comfort food favorite. I have already eaten it twice on two separate occasions. The first one was at a friend’s Birthday party. The second one was when I stayed with my Grandparents. During my visit I went with my Grandmother to a ladies luncheon. After eating Chicken Spaghetti for the second time I was in love with the dish.

I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to make it too except with half the calories. I searched for one and came across this Healthier Chicken Spaghetti Recipe that is honestly full of flavor. It too is a healthier alternative of the Pioneer Woman’s classic — entirely homemade with no cream soups! It’s a simple make-ahead and freezer friendly meal.

I’m certain that your family will love this dish so much that they will probably even forget it’s healthy.

Healthier Creamy Chicken Spaghetti Bake

INGREDIENTS

3-4 C. cooked, cubed chicken breast (approximately 3 breasts)
2 Tbsp. canola oil
½ C. medium onion, chopped
½ C. green bell pepper, chopped
½ C. red bell pepper, chopped
3¾ C. Barilla whole wheat spaghetti, broken into 1.5″ pieces
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. minced garlic
3 tsp. all-purpose flour
3 C. 1% milk
2 C. low-fat cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and lightly grease a 9×13″ baking dish with cooking spray.

1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Combine the onion, green pepper, and red pepper and cook until softened. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to package directions until just al dente. Drain and transfer the pasta to a large pot. Then add the onion and bell pepper mixture to the pasta. Stir until well combined.

2. Next, add the carrot, salt, paprika, pepper, garlic and cook for one-two minutes. Stir in flour until completely absorbed. Add milk and cook, stirring often, until thickened. Stir in the cooked chicken, and one cup cheddar cheese.

3. Spread the mixture into the baking dish, top with remaining one cup cheese and bake twenty-thirty minutes, until hot and bubbly. Serve.

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Weekly Review May 8th-13th

On Monday the eighth – I made Sloppy Joes In A Bowl. It’s a delicious low Carb and gluten free alternative to the classic Sloppy Joes.

On Wednesday the tenth – I prepared Crockpot Sauerkraut and Pork Ribs. There is little work required. But by end of the day, you’ve got a tasty meal waiting for you when you get home from work or school.

On Saturday the thirteenth – I cooked Orange Orange Honey Glazed Turkey Breast. The ease of preparation was a breeze. Full of It has a touch of sweet and spicy.

Surprise! For dessert, I baked Mississippi Mud Brownies.
Oh my goodness, these bad boys were so GOOD!!!!

 Coming up this week on Cooking with Court 
Healthier Creamy Chicken Spaghetti 

Side Dish 5-MINUTE PARMESAN RANCH BROCCOLI

Slow Cooker Nacho Soup

Easy Honey Mustard Pork Chops Recipe

Citrus Honey Glazed Turkey Breast

Preparing this dish was an absolute breeze. Not to mention it’s yummoelicious. It has a touch of Sweet, Spicy and tangy. What more could you want?

Orange Honey Glazed Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

2 (2-3 pound) half turkey breasts, bone-in and skin on
Canola or olive oil
 
Salt
• Black pepper
2 teaspoons herbs de Provence
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon fresh thyme

Orange-Honey Glaze (recipe below)

Preparation:

-Preheat the oven to 375°, and line a baking sheet with foil.

1. Place the turkey breasts bone-side down onto the baking sheets, and drizzle with a couple of tablespoons of the oil; sprinkle a couple of good pinches of salt and black pepper over each of the turkey breasts, along with the herbs de Provence and the paprika divided evenly among each. -Stick a digital thermometer into the thickest part of one of the breasts.

2. Next, pour the Orange-Honey Glaze into two separate small bowls, reserving one-half for after the turkey is sliced, and using the other half to brush over the turkey as it roasts.
-Place the turkey breasts into the oven to roast, and after thirty minutes, brush them liberally with the glaze.

3. Continue to roast for another ten minutes, and then brush with more of the glaze. Continue to roast for another ten minutes, and brush once more with the glaze; roast for about another ten minutes, and remove the breasts from the oven once the internal temperature reaches 165°.

4. Allow the turkey breasts to rest for about ten minutes before slicing the meat; then once sliced, drizzle just a little of the reserved glaze over the slices, and sprinkle over the fresh rosemary and thyme before serving.

Orange-Honey Glaze

Ingredients:

¾ C honey
1 tsp, heaping, orange zest
¼ C fresh squeezed orange juice
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper

Directions:

 Combine all of the ingredients to a small saucepan, and whisk to combine; bring to the boil and reduce the heat to low to gently simmer the glaze for ten minutes. -Pour the glaze into a bowl or glass container, and allow it to cool until thickened and glossy before using.

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New and Fresh: A Weekly Review

I decided to do a weekly review on the recipes that I cook every week. I will be writing small summaries of each recipe and add the link to the original articles on every post. I also will include that next week’s menu and maybe a cooking tip or two.

On Monday the first, I prepared and shared with you this Honey Glazed Pork Chops with Mushrooms. The pork chops are incredibly juicy with mushrooms to top it off with a dripping honey glaze. It makes an excellent weeknight meal that can be done less than thirty minutes.

Then on Wednesday the third, I told you about me putting my crockpot to work to prepare this hot and creamy Sun-dried Tomato Chicken. The ease of preparation for this recipe is extremely easy and can be on your dinner table less than seven hours. My family loved this dish. It was all gone by the end of the day.

Coming up this week on cooking with Court

One-Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet

Crock Pot Country-Style Ribs and Sauerkraut

CITRUS & ROSEMARY ROASTED TURKEY BREAST
Parmesan Ranch Broccoli

Crockpot Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Need to have something quick on the dinner table less than seven hours? Well, then how about you add some serious deliciousness to your dinner menu with this Crockpot Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Recipe!

Hot and creamy with incredible tomato garlic flavor, this Crockpot Sun-Dried Tomato is chicken excellence in your crockpot.

The first part of the preparation for this dish is crazy easy. All you have to do is throw the chicken into your crockpot and wholá you practically have the whole day to yourself. The other portion seems challenging but it really isn’t all that hard. You basically just set the chicken aside on a plate so you can discard the liquid. Next, you place the chicken back into the insert and add the remaining ingredients. Thirty minutes later you and your family will have a tasty meal that I’m certain you will all dig! My family loved this dish. It was all gone by the end of the day.

*Note: If you don’t feel comfortable lifting a heavy pot to dump the juice then I have the perfect solution to your dilemma towards the end of this post.*

Crockpot Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Ingredients

4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
2 (10 oz) cans Campbell’s condensed Cream of Chicken w/Herbs Soup
6 cloves Garlic, minced
½ C Sun Dried Tomatoes drained and chopped
¼ C grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp dried Basil
*optional: ½ tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Directions

1. Grease your slow cooker with cooking spray. Put the chicken into your crockpot, and cook on HIGH for three hours or LOW for six hours. After three hours on HIGH or six hours on LOW, grab a pair of tongs remove the chicken from the insert and set aside. Then carefully pick up the pot and discard the juices.

2. In a medium bowl, combine together Cream of Chicken Soup, Garlic, Basil and Parmesan Evenly spread mixture over chicken, then top with Sun Dried Tomatoes. Cook on HIGH for thirty more minutes, or until done. Garnish with fresh chopped Parsley and optional Red Pepper Flakes, and Enjoy!

Court’s Cooking notes:

Another option to getting the juices out if you’re not physically able to lift the insert is to use a ladle to scoop it out.

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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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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.

 

 

 

Adapted from Food Network

 

Chicken Dish Fave

Hello, everyone!

Sorry that I haven’t been posting anything lately. I took a break last week. It was really nice! I have new ideas/plans for my blog for the remaining of 2017 and for the new year. I’m very excited! But I am now finally back to what I do best and love!

Before I tell you about today’s recipe I want to share with you some exciting news in regards to my blog.

On Sunday evening I found an organization’s site on Instagram called yoocan – do anything. They empower people with special needs with a variety of stuff such as art, music, acting and more. After I read their about page I immediately felt inspired to contact them.

They emailed me the next day saying not only they would be happy to help me promote my blog but they also said that they loved my work and what I am doing. They personally asked me to write my story on what inspired me to cook while having physical challenges myself and how I want to encourage others with special needs that they CAN cook too.

This is getting to be pretty awesome! It’s funny how you can come across something like this on the internet. I seriously can’t wait to see how many people are going to be encouraged by seeing my story and blog. I have included two website links at the end of this post. One will lead you to my story. Two is my ten cooking tips.

Now onto the recipe!

I cooked this Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken Breast in the spring of last year. It has become one of my favorite chicken recipes ever since. They were delicious and looked great! I love it because it has a sweet and tangy taste. And it’s incredibly easy to make and clean up was easy as 1-2-3.

Here’s the recipe:

Honey Dijon Chicken Breast

Ingredients

1 lb large boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each

3 Tbsps of butter

Six cloves minced garlic, It’s approximately a teaspoon

1/4 tsp salt & pepper                                                                                                                  1/3 C honey

2 Tbsps of Dijon mustard

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 425F degrees. Line an 8×8 or 9×13 inch baking dish with aluminum foil and grease it with non-sticking cooking spray before you cook your chicken.

1. Be sure that your baking dish is big enough to have a half inch of space on each chicken breast but no more. Using too big of a baking dish can cause the glaze to be too shallow in the dish and burn quickly. Place the empty pan in a 425-degree oven to heat up while you make the sauce.

2. To prepare the sauce: Melt the butter in a small saute pan. Add the garlic and cook for only thirty-sixty seconds to soften it. Do not brown the garlic. Add the honey, Dijon mustard and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well to blend and simmer over medium heat for one or two minutes begin to reduce the sauce. Lightly season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

3. Carefully remove the hot dish from the oven and place the chicken breasts an equal distance apart in the dish. Pour the warm glaze evenly over the chicken. Return the pan to the 425 degrees F oven and bake for fifteen minutes. Remove from oven and season the breasts with the sauce on the bottom of the pan. Return to the oven for additional fifteen-twenty minutes or until an accurate thermometer inserted into the center of the thickest part of the breast reads 170 degrees F. Allow the chicken to rest for five minutes before serving.

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