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What’s For Dinner: Teriyaki Chicken with Stir Fried Rice

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What’s For Dinner: Teriyaki Chicken with Stir Fried Rice

Posted on 19 March 2012 by noelskitchen

Tonight’s dinner idea is a Stir Fry meal. Chicken marinated in a simple Teriyaki sauce served with Stir Fried Rice and Vegetables. This is a great make-ahead meal for busy families. The chicken and vegetables marinate in the fridge for 24 hours or can be popped into in a zip-loc freezer bag and placed in the fridge to marinate in the morning.  By the time dinner rolls around you’ll be ready to cook. It’s as simple as that!

Stir frying is really one of the best techniques we busy moms can have up our sleeves. Because they cook so quickly, you can have a stir fry on the table in about the time it takes to chop up your vegetables! Plus, stir fries are a great way to clear out the fridge and use up produce.

Need a little meal planning inspiration? Check out my Recipe Index which is updated daily with new recipes that include a grocery shopping list!

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Are you wondering what to make for dinner tonight for your family? You’ll love my easy, make-ahead and money-saving recipes on what to cook your family for dinner! You are encouraged to not only list your dinner plans below, but to request ideas, make suggestions and of course add your favorite recipes!

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What’s For Dinner: Chicken and Mashed Potato Casserole

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What’s For Dinner: Chicken and Mashed Potato Casserole

Posted on 14 March 2012 by noelskitchen

Tonight’s Family Meal Plan idea is a Chicken and Mashed Potato Casserole served with Steamed Broccoli and Homemade Crock Pot Apple Sauce. A budget-friendly dish the whole family will enjoy!

Chicken and Mashed Potato Casserole

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 10-12 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice chicken breasts into tender size pieces. In a large skillet,  heat oil and add chicken tenders. Cook chicken until no longer pink approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  3. In the bottom of a casserole dish, spread mashed potatoes evenly across the bottom. Add chicken tenders over the mashed potatoes.
  4. In a small bowl, mix cream of mushroom soup and milk and add over the chicken.
  5. Sprinkle crushed Ritz crackers over the top.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Note: To save time, make the mashed potatoes ahead of time and store in the fridge. This recipe also works with instant mashed potatoes. 

Need a little meal planning inspiration? Check out my Recipe Index which is updated daily with new recipes that include a grocery shopping list!

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Are you wondering what to make for dinner tonight for your family? You’ll love my easy, make-ahead and money-saving recipes on what to cook your family for dinner! You are encouraged to not only list your dinner plans below, but to request ideas, make suggestions and of course add your favorite recipes!

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Chicken Stir Fry

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Chicken Stir Fry

Posted on 07 March 2012 by noelskitchen

This week I’m working on quick weeknight meals. I’m using ingredients that are right in my freezer, pantry and fridge. I’m adding a few new dishes to the week’s menu giving my family a variety of great tasting meals!

This meal idea came from a bulk purchase of ingredients from Costco of sweet red peppers, broccoli and chicken breasts. Once I got everything  home, I broke these ingredients down to meal size portions, place in zip-loc freezer bags and placed in the freezer. This worked out well for my meal prepping day and allows me to pull out from the freezer with ingredients already prepped to use when I need them for another meal.

A few changes to this meal:

  • Meat: use beef or pork instead of  chicken
  • Veggie Ideas: spinach, green peppers, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, baby corn, snow peas, zucchini, green onion
  • Sauce: any type of oriental sauce will do like Terryaki, Peanut Sauce, Sweet and Sour
  • Rice: This would be great over spaghetti or rice noodles, or even soba, whatever you have!

Chicken Stir Fry

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth, plus 1/4 cup
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

Directions:

  1. Place the chicken pieces in a medium bowl.  Drizzle lightly with soy sauce and sesame oil. Add chicken broth. Set aside.
  2. Have all of the vegetables cut up and ready to be added as you cook. (very important step in stir fry)  In a small prep bowl, combine 1/2 cup soy sauce with 3 tablespoons brown sugar.  Stir well and set aside.
  3. Heat a skillet or wok over high heat.  When it is heated, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.  Add the chicken to the skillet and fry quickly, stirring around for 2-3 minutes.  When brown and just cooked through, remove to a separate bowl with a slotted spoon.  Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to the skillet.  Add onions and cook for 1 minute.  Add red pepper and cook for 30 seconds.  Add garlic and stir well.  Add the carrots, stir well, and cook for 45 seconds.  Add the broccoli, stir well and cook for 45 seconds.
  4. Pour in the 1/4 cup chicken broth and soy sauce mixture.  Add in 1 teaspoon rice vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil.  Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and stir.  Add the soy sauce/brown sugar mixture. Stir together, then turn off heat.  Sauce should become thicker. Serve over cooked rice.

 

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Crock Pot Roasted Chicken

Posted on 21 February 2012 by noelskitchen

Slow cooked meals are ideal for families on busy nights when you know you need to eat and then get on with the evening.

One of the easiest and my favorite way to make chicken, is to purchase those 2-per pack rotisserie chicken at Costco and toss in the crock pot. I try and cook 1 to 2 chickens per week and turn it into a few different meals throughout the week and make a few make-ahead  meals to freeze.

The crock pot/slow cooker is one of my best chefs in the kitchen. Who else will prep a hot meal for you, while you’re at work, running errands or playing with the kids? Truly, a must-have in your kitchen.

Preparing a whole chicken in the crock pot is SO easy! This is all you have to do…

Crock Pot Roasted Chicken

 

Yields:5 cups

Ingredients:

  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme 
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large roasting chicken, 3-5 lbs
  • 1  onion, chopped into quarters

Some other great seasonings

  • BBQ  spice rub
  • Lemon pepper
  • Cajun seasoning

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine all the spices. Remove the giblets from inside the chicken, clean the cavity well by rinsing and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Mix spices together in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture onto the chicken, both inside (under the skin too) and out, making sure it is evenly distributed.
  3. Place in a baking dish with a lid and cover. Refrigerate overnight. (This is a great make-ahead meal step for busy moms.)
  4. Before roasting chicken, stuff cavity with onion, and place chicken in crock pot. Cover crock pot with lid and set temperature to low setting.
  5. Cook chicken on low setting for 8 hours. (Should be done by the time you get home from work if you have a normal 8 hour day.)  The  juices will start to caramelize on the bottom of crock pot and the chicken will turn golden brown. Remove chicken and place on cutting board. Cover lightly with foil and let the chicken rest 10 minutes before carving.

*Save the juices at the bottom of crock pot to make Crock Pot Chicken Broth-(recipe posting later.)

 

 

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BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cole Slaw

Posted on 31 January 2012 by noelskitchen

 

 

BBQ Chicken Sliders with Cole Slaw

Serves:6-8

Ingredients:

Sauce:

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 (12-ounce can or bottle) beer
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Frank’s hot sauce

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, bring all sauce ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Add shredded chicken to crock pot. Pour sauce over chicken and stir until combined. Cook on low heat for 4 hours.
  3. Spoon bbq chicken mixture on rolls and top with cole slaw (recipe below)

Cole Slaw for BBQ Chicken Sliders

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 green cabbage, chopped
  • 1/2 red cabbage, chopped

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix dressing ingredients together. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to chill. (Do this while the BBQ Chicken is in the crock pot.
  2. Keep cabbage wrap in plastic wrap or zip loc bag until ready to use.
  3. When ready to serve, add cabbage to a medium to large bowl. Pour just enough dressing to lightly coat the cabbage.
  4. Top BBQ Chicken with cole slaw and serve.

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