White Bean Chicken Chili

Here is a all time soup to warm your heart with each sip.It’s tasty and slightly spicy on the pallet.This soup is called “White Bean Chicken Chili.My inspiration for the soup was a sandwich oddly enough.I have had a chicken sandwich that was slathered with a white bean mayo and topped with bed tomatoes.When I first saw it I thought it looked gross but when I tasted it I was like Oh wow this could work.I didn’t think then I would put a twist to it Ta Dow here it is. For some time I wanted to make a white bean soup ,chili or chowder. This chili is the bomb and  tastes excellent that’s just my opinion.I’d like for you to let me know how you like it.

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Ingredients:

1 chicken breast-cooked & diced

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 medium onion-chopped

2 medium garlic cloves-minced

1 medium jalapeno pepper-minced

1 small serrano pepper-minced

1/4 cup diced tomatoes

2 cups chicken broth

1 can canellini beans or any white beans of your choice -Drained

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp dried or fresh cilantro or parsley

1/2 tsp dried or fresh thyme

1 tsp dried or fresh oregano

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/8 cayenne pepper

Directions:

1.In a saute skillet heat  olive oil over medium high heat.

2.  Add onions, garlic and jalapeno and saute for about or  until softened.

3 .Add in  cumin,  oregano and thyme . 

4. Add in the tomatoes to onion,garlic and spice mixture . Add  in the chicken and corn and stir.

5. Add in the chicken broth and stir in  the beans. Reduce the heat and cover.Let simmer for 10-15 minutes.

6.Add in the Goya Sazon ,cayenne powder ,salt and pepper. Now stir and place the cover back on .Turn up the heat and cook for 5-10 minutes.

7. Transfer to  a nice bowl and serve with cornbread,baked tortillas or in a bread bowl.

Top with cheese of your choice and I hope you enjoy this autumn delight!!!!

Chipotle Cranberry Glazed Chicken

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Thanksgiving is next week and I  wanted to come up with interesting things to cook.This lady at the bus stop gave an idea “She said why don’t I use cranberry sauce to glaze chicken and I thought how  would I work the flavor combinations with that type of sauce.So I played around  with the ingredients and browsed around the internet a little light bulb went off .I have found what I have been looking for.So today I made the chicken and it was awesomely delicious.

The cranberry sauce glaze is easy to make because all you need is a can of jellied cranberry sauce and some orange juice ,orange zest sugar, and some spices.It’s not that sweet and if you reduce all of the ingredients to a thick sauce it almost resembles Ketchup.I think you will like this because I did and I was surprised what you can with a can of cranberry sauce.I have to thank that lady for suggesting this idea.

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Ingredients:

1 lb of chicken thighs,breast,wings or any pieces of your choice

1-1/3 cup canned jellied cranberry sauce

1/2 cup orange juice

2-1/2 tbsps light brown sugar

1 tbsp butter

1/2 tsp red wine vinegar

2 tsps orange zest

1/2 tsp Baharat or Pumpkin seasoning

1/2 tsp chipotle powder or smoked paprika with cayenne powder

Salt and Pepper

 

Directions:

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1. Set oven to 400 degrees.

2.Place chicken  on a foil lined sheet pan .

3.Rub olive oil all over chicken.

4.Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly all over chicken.

5. Place chicken into oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.

For The Glaze:

1. In a medium sauce pan add  the cranberry sauce ,orange juice ,sugar butter,vinegar and spices.Whisk until smooth over medium heat.

2.Cook cranberry mixture until thick like ketchup (About 8-10 minutes).Whisk continually to prevent burning.

3.When the chicken is done.Take a pastry brush or spoon evenly spread the glaze all over the chicken and place it back into the oven for 5 minutes.Repeat the procedure and bake for 5 more minutes.

4.Take chicken out oven and transfer to a serving dish and Enjoy!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 

 

 

 

Homemade Shake N’ Bake Mix

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Here is a simple recipe for homemade Shake N’ Bake breadcrumb mix:

Ingredients:

2-3/4  cups breadcrumbs

1 packet Goya Sazon with coriander and annotto

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

 

 

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients into a medium to large ziploc bag.

2. Zip close the bag at top.

3.Shake the bread crumb mixture until combined.

Now you can use this on your Chicken,Poultry,Seafood Or Vegetables.

Eat and Enjoy!!

 

 

Shake N Bake Style Chicken Drumsticks

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Shake N Bake- Wow those few words just brings me back to my childhood.My mother would make shake n bake chicken and I was always excited.I love retro foods from my childhood like in the 70’s I guess I told my age.Well lets get to 2013.Whenever I go to the supermarket I always see the shake n bake mix and I always look at the back of the box at the ingredients.I have always wanted to make my own mix and now I finally did.Today I made drumsticks and coated them with my version of shake n’ bake bread crumb mix.Man they were oh so tasty . This recipe is easy to make and your kids would have fun too.I can’t  wait til you try this recipe please let me know when you do.

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Ingredients:

1 lb chicken drumsticks or any selection

Water

Shake N Bake mix

Ziploc Bag

Directions:

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2.Pour shake n bake mixture into the ziploc bag.

3. Take the drumsticks and dip them into the water.

4.Place the drumsticks into the bread crumb mixture.

5. Shake bag until chicken is thoroughly coated.

6.Place the chicken onto a foiled or parchment lined pan.

7.Bake for 50-60 minutes.

8.Transfer to a serving dish and you can have this as an easy Christmas main dish.Serve with salad,rice or potatoes.

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Lemon Garlic Herb Chicken Wings!!!

Here is a yummy and tasty appetizer to have anytime.I love little finger foods especially chicken wings very nice.They are so versatile and you could flavor them anyway you want.I chose lemon garlic and herb because it sounds fancy to me and you can have them for lunch or dinner pair them with asparagus or broccoli and rice.These are so good.These are good for you because they are baked and not fried in a pan full of oil.They are guilt free.

Ingredients:

8-12 party chicken wings

1/4 cup lemon juice

4 tbsps olive oil

1 tbsp butter-melted

5 cloves of garlic-crushed & minced

1/2 tsp dried or fresh thyme

1/2 tsp fresh or dried rosemary

1/2 tsp fresh or dried basil

1/2 tsp fresh or dried oregano

1/2 tsp fresh or dried parsley

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp lemon zest

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Ingredients:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Put  the party chicken wing in a medium or large bowl.

3. Add the olive oil,butter,minced garlic,herbs ,smoked paprika,salt and pepper to the chicken .With a spoon or spatula stir until thoroughly coated.Place wings in the refrigerator and marinate them for 3 hours or overnight.

4.Transfer wings to a foiled or parchment lined baking sheet .

5. Put chicken wings into the oven  and bake for 35-45 minutes.

6. Place chicken wings onto a serving dish .

Serve them with a rice ,potatoes or a salad.

Now you can eat & enjoy !!!

Chicken Bomb W/Chips

It was close to lunch time and I was craving for some sort of sandwich or sub.I decided on making me a chicken bomb sub similar to the  steak bomb with everything on it.This sub has bell peppers,onions,mushrooms and cheese.A little taste of heat from the red pepper flakes .Man let me tell you I went to heaven when I took a bite of this lovely creation.I will tell you the first time I had this sub was at  restaurant called Newtowne Grille in Cambridge,MA .I fell in love with the sandwich and decided I was going try to make my own version.Now I am bitten by the chicken sub bug.This is sub is yummy it will fill you up and you will love it too.

Ingredients:

1 chicken breast cut into strips

Fresh or frozen sliced bell peppers(red,orange,green)

Onions-sliced

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2 slices white american  cheese(not pictured)

1 tbps olive oil

1/4 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp dried parsley flakes

1/4 tsp garlic powder

2 sub rolls

Directions:

 

 

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1. In a  skillet at  medium high heat add oil.

2.Add in the mushrooms,onions and peppers.With a spoon or spatula saute’ until tender.

3.Take mushrooms,onions and peppers out the skillet and add the chicken .Cook the chicken half way.

4.Add the mushroom,onions and peppers in with the chicken .Stir until chicken is fully cooked but not dry.

5.Add the spices and herbs .Stir until everything is covered.

6. Place 2 pieces of cheese on top of the chicken and pepper mixture.When cheese starts to melt stir with a spatula until everything is covered.You can add more cheese.(Optional)

7.Now slice the rolls lengthwise and place the chicken pepper mixture inside the rolls .

8. Transfer to a serving plate and eat this with a salad,fries or chips.

Eat and Enjoy!!