Hearty Chicken & Dumplings

I love using my crock pot, but I find that it is easy to dry out chicken dishes.  This one requires a couple steps throughout the process to ensure your chicken doesn’t get dry, so I like to do this one on a day that my husband or I will be home to tend to…

Homestyle Chicken Tender Bake

Active time: 20 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped (optional) 4-6 Deli chicken tenders(about 1 lb) – we’ve used breaded chicken nuggets and breaded chicken breast strips 1 (24-oz) package refrigerated mashed potatoes 1 (12-oz) jar chicken gravy 1 (11-oz) can yellow and white sweet corn,…

Cheeseburger Subs

MAKES 6 SERVINGS Ingredients: 2 Bakery deli-style sub rolls 1/2 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons mustard, I used dijon aluminum foil 1 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 to 1 cup shredded mexican blend cheese, divided 1/2 cup pre-diced tomatoes, divided 1/2 cup pre-diced red onions, divided 2 cups lettuce…

Taco Salad

My mom’s recipe. Ingredients: 2 lb ground beef or turkey, cooked 1 large sweet onion, chopped 2” block of cheddar cheese, shredded 1 head lettuce, chopped finely 2 large diced tomatoes Mix together in a large bowl. Sauce: ½ cup ketchup ½ cup sugar ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup vinegar Shake above 4 ingredients…

Terrific Turkey Meat Loaf

Prep: 15 minutes Bake: 55-65 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 egg white 3 Tbsp ketchup 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce ½ tsp Dijon mustard ½ cup oatmeal (non the instant kind) ½ cup chopped bell pepper ½ cup finely chopped sweet onion 1 garlic clove, minced (or 1 tsp ready-minced) ¼ tsp celery seed ¼…

Apple Chicken Sausage

Prep / total time: 25 minutes Yield: 8 patties Ingredients: 1 large tart apple, peeled and diced 2 tsp poultry seasoning 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 1 pound ground chicken Directions: In large bowl, combine the apple, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.  Crumble chicken over mixture and mix well.  Shape into eight 3-inch patties….

Tomato-Sherry Pasta and Chicken

Ingredients: 3 plum (or 1-2 regular) tomatoes, coarsely chopped 2 shallots, finely chopped (or 1/4 cup onion + 1 tsp minced garlic) 2 Tablespoons fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped 6 oz pre-sliced portabellas, coarsely chopped 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb) Large zip-top bag 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp pepper 1 tsp…

Florence-Inspired Spinach Souffle

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 35 min. Ingredients 6 egg whites 3/4 cup onion and garlic salad croutons 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper (can substitute green or other pepper) 4 slices Morning Star soy bacon, chopped 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 2 cups fresh baby spinach…

Turkey Chili – Crock Pot

Crock Pot Recipe – for 3.5 to 6 quart slow cooker. Ingredients: 1 to 2 pounds ground turkey (normally we get 1.25 lb of the lean turkey) 1 large sweet onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 2 tsp minced garlic 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 1 and 1/2…

Smoked Turkey Panini

Makes 4 sandwiches. Ingredients: 2 red bell peppers 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary (or 1 tsp dried leaves) 1/2 pound thinly sliced smoked turkey (about 3-4 slices per sandwich) 12-16 large basil leaves 8 slices bread Directions: Roast peppers as follows: Cover pan with aluminum foil.  Place peppers on foil; preheat…

Asian Orange Chicken

2 Servings Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. Ingredients 1/2 pound chicken tenderloins 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot 1 teaspoon grated orange peel 1 garlic clove, minced Hot cooked rice,…

Cashew Chicken

Ingredients 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided 1 tablespoon sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth 3/4 teaspoon sesame oil, divided 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot 1/4 teaspoon…