• Chicken

    Angel Chicken

    Made this twice in summer 2006 , the first time to test it out, Chris and I thought it was good. The 2nd time shortly thereafter – dined al fresco, poolside (far side of the pool under the shade tree) with Mom and Chris on a hot and beautiful evening.  From The Best of Hometown Cooking by Better Homes and Gardens (one of those small impulse cookbooks sold at check stands). 6  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1/4 cup butter 1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix 1/2 cup white wine 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed golden mushroom soup 4 ounces cream cheese with chives 1 pound angel…

  • chicken biryani with recipe
    Chicken

    Chicken Biryani

    Auntie Bea’s delicious Chicken Biryani recipe, healthified verion of biryani made with brown Basmati rice for higher fiber and a lower Glycemic Index rating, slightly adapted from Homemaker’s Magazine, October 2005 Issue. She had mo, Chris and I over for dinner and served this in 2010. We were  so impressed.  She gave me the recipe, and after trying it out first, I then had her and mom over for lunch and made this – and a nice memory in the process. This was shortly before mom got very ill, so sadly, it was one of the last times we had one of these lovely lunch dates with the two of…

  • Jerk Chicken Served with rice
    Chicken

    Auntie Bea’s Jerk Chicken

    1 red onion, coarsely chopped 1 serrano chile, coarsely diced 1 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp ground allspice 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp pepper 3lb chicken breasts, boneless, skinless 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 c low sodium chicken broth Optional: 1 red pepper and 1 green pepper, seeded and cut into chunks – about 1.5 cups 4 oz sugar snap peas 1 mango, seeded, diced Juice of 1 lime Serve with rice.  To make it authentic Jamaican you can serve with traditional “rice and peas” by including either peas or red kidney beans (yes, either will make it authentic rice and peas!) in the rice mixture. Or if you…

  • Coconut curry chicken with recipe
    Chicken

    Curried Coconut Chicken

    Made this a couple of weeks ago. Really, really good. A definite keeper. And quite quick and easy too :  )   1 tbsp coconut oil 2 small onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 tsp grated fresh ginger (less than 1/4 tsp ground because tsp fresh grated = 1/4 tsp dry ground) 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (original recipe called for skinless chicken thighs, I altered it to make it healthier) 2 tbsp curry powder 3-4 heaping tbsp raisins or chopped dates (If using dates, you’ll need about 8 – soak in 1/4 c water before hand) 1 (14 oz/ 400 ml) can coconut milk juice from 1/2 a…

  • Turkey Meatballs with Chutney Sauce
    Chicken

    Turkey Meatballs With Optional Chutney Sauce

    Haven’t tried this yet, but intend to do so shortly. From my cookbook I had since the 80s – Microwaving Poultry and Seafood. 1 lb ground turkey 1/4 c oats or oat flour 1 egg, beaten – or equivalent egg whites 1 tbsp fresh parsley 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/8 tsp pepper Optional Chutney Chili Sauce 1/2 c chopped onion 1 clove garlic 1.5 tsp chili powder 8 oz tomato puree or tomato sauce 1/2 c chutney Mix meatball ingredients and shape into balls. Cook either by baking in oven, frying in coconut oil (use least amount of oil possible), or in microwave at 70% for 7 – 13 minutes…

  • Greek Meatballs with Optional Tomato Sauce
    Chicken

    Greek Meatballs (Chicken)

    Made this around April 23, 2014. Very nice flavor. Husband gave it the thumbs up. Good addition to our weight management recipes. Didn’t make the sauce. From my old cookbook from the 80s (ah, the 80s….) “Microwaving Poultry and Seafood”, published 1986 1 lb ground turkey 1/4 chopped onion 1 egg, beaten (or equivalent egg whites) 2 tbsp oats or oat flour 2 tbsp fresh parsley (or equivalent dried) 1 tsp chopped jar garlic 1tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4  tsp allspice (I omitted) Combined all ingredients, mix well. Form into balls. Bake in oven til cooked or fry in coconut oil, using as little oil as possible. Altertnatively,…

  • Almond encrusted chicken with strawberry balsamic sauce
    Chicken

    Almond Encrusted Chicken With Strawberry Balsamic Sauce

    First made late summer or early fall, 2008. From Taste of Home Holiday Collection 2008. Both Chris and I really enjoyed. Very quick and easy to make, with 5 star results. Versatile too with the variations which I created (below). 4 Tbl. Olive oil 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves 1/3 c finely chopped slivered almonds ¼ c finely chopped green onions 1/3 c chicken broth 1/3 c strawberry jam 3 Tbl balsamic vinegar In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over mdium high heat. Dredge chicken in almonds. Place chicken in skillet. Cook 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet and keep warm. Reduce heat…

  • coq au vin recipe
    Chicken,  Main Course

    Coq au Vin

      4 slices bacon, diced 1Tbl butter or margarine 3lb chicken, cut up (bone in, skin on) Salt Fresh ground pepper 18 – 20 very small white onions, peeled 2 c thickly sliced mushrooms 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tbl flour ¼ c brandy 1 ¾ c strong, red fruity wine such as burgundy (or you can substitute Marsala wine using these directions) 1/3 c chopped parsley 1 bay leaf ¼ tsp dried thyme 1 c. carrots, chopped (optional, I haven’t used. I added this option to the recipe since I’ve seen it in other Coq au Vin recipes, but it wasn’t in this original recipe)   Preheat oven to…

  • balsamic glazed turkey loaf
    Chicken,  Clean Eating,  Main Course,  Meatloaf

    Balsamic Glazed Turkey Loaf

    Good diet-compliant food, would make again. First made on 10-22-2013 Update: This is definitely good, but Check out my other Balsamic Basil Turkey Loaf that I like even better… (the glaze/ sauce is lighter and less sharp, and I prefer that). 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 cup finely diced sweet yellow onion 1 cup diced red bell pepper (omitted and subbed couple pinches red pepper flakes) 1 pound ground turkey 1 tsp sea salt (optional) 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp ground cumin (a little less) 1/2 tsp fennel seeds (sub a couple good pinches ground caraway) 1 large egg, beaten (or sub…