Chicken Recipes to Feed Your Family + HM #202

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Chicken Recipes to Feed Your Family + HM #202

I am so  excited about this roundup theme. My family loves to eat chicken, so it is always nice to find new and delicious ways to serve it up. The gals of Home Matters are bringing you all things chicken in celebration of National Chicken Month. Enjoy!

 

One Skillet Chicken with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce from Marzia @ Little Spice Jar

 

Baked Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken from Camille @ Your Fitness Fantasy

 

Sheet Pan Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken from Amanda @ The Cchunky Chef

 

Citrus & Shallot Roasted Chicken from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: Fall Decor to Make Your Home Cozy

Next Week’s Theme: Apple Ideas for Everything!



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Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe from April @ April Go Lightly

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DIY Heirloom Pumpkin Tutorial from Jamie @ So Much Better with Age

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Poisoned Apple Cocktail from Lisa @ Cooking With Curls

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We’re All A Little Batty Halloween Embroidery Hoop from Bev @ Flamingo Toes

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DIY Halloween Treat Bags from Angie @ Knick of Time

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Cool Salads That Satisfy Your Hunger + HM 198

Turn off the oven and serve up these cool salads that satisfy! Plus link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #Salads #HomeMattersParty

Cool Salads That Satisfy Your Hunger + HM 198

Turn down the heat! The hotdays of the end of summer beckon for cold meals. So, kept those ovens off, and check out these delicious offering gathered be the gals of Home  Matters — Cold Salads That Satisfy! Yum…

 

25 Meal Sized Loaded Salads from Debbie @ One  Little Project

 

Rosemary Chicken Bacon and Avocado Salad from Jessica @ How Sweet Eats

Peach, Feta, and Pecan Salad from Geraldine @ Green Valley Kitchen

 

Arugula Salad with Tomato and Pignolias from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

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Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe from Stephanie @ Spaceships & Laser Beams

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe from Kelly @ Live.Love.Texas

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20+ Easy & Healthy Snacks for Teens from Megan @ Good Food & Family Fun

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Creative Seashell Crafts Ideas from Wendi @ H2O Bungalow

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DIY Decoupaged Crate from Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

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Lemon Parsley Chicken – A Quick and Easy Dinner

 

Lemon Parsley Chicken – A Quick and Easy Dinner

 

Make dinner quick and easy with fresh herbs, garlic, and onions from Dorot Gardens in perfectly sized frozen cubes. Get my recipe for Lemon Parsley Chicken and let Dorot be your sous chef. #ElevateYourPlate

 

Lemon Parsley Chicken Recipe

Make dinner quick and easy with Dorot Gardens as your Sous Chef!

 

Oh, my gosh. I am so excited to share my new find, Dorot Gardens. Fresh herbs and spices prepped and ready to use. Have you heard of this? Perhaps you’ve seen the product in the store, but didn’t know what you were looking at.

Dorot Gardens picks herbs and spices such as parsley, cilantro, basil, dill, garlic, onion, ginger, and chili, and freezes them into cube shaped portions perfect for your home cooking. It’s a sous chef in a tray! It’s so easy to pop a cube of your favorite ingredient(s) into your dish — from the freeer to the skillet in a jiffy!

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It was so nice to plop the crushed garlic into the pan without the garlic smelling hands. I also used the parsley cubes for our dinner. Here was our menu, Lemon Parsley Chicken, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Parslied Carrots. It was delicious!

Lemon Parsley Chicken Recipe:

Ingedients:

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • Dorot Gardens Parsley
  • 1 Large Lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Clean Chicken and pat dry.
  2. Slice half the Lemon into several slices. Reserve the other half for squeezing juice.
  3. Heat cast iron skillet with a little Olive Oil.
  4. Salt and Pepper chicken.
  5. Squeeze a little lemon juice into the skillet.
  6. Cook the chicken breasts over medium heat. Let them stand on one side to get good color before  turning to brown the other side.
  7. Squeeze lemon juice over breasts periodically.
  8. Add a cube of parsley to the breasts. Use the lemon slices to help spread the parsley over the chicken breasts.
  9. Make sure chicken breasts are fully cooked, and enjoy!

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Lemon Parsley Chicken - A Quick and Easy Dinner
 
Lemon Parsley Chicken - A Quick and Easy Dinner. This dish is great for Sunday Supper or anytime. Tasty, delicious, and healthy.
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Type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • Dorot Gardens Parsley
  • 1 Large Lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil
Directions:
  1. Clean Chicken and pat dry.
  2. Slice half the Lemon into several slices. Reserve the other half for squeezing juice.
  3. Heat cast iron skillet with a little Olive Oil.
  4. Salt and Pepper chicken.
  5. Squeeze a little lemon juice into the skillet.
  6. Cook the chicken breasts over medium heat. Let them stand on one side to get good color before turning to brown the other side.
  7. Squeeze lemon juice over breasts periodically.
  8. Add a cube of parsley to the breasts. Use the lemon slices to help spread the parsley over the chicken breasts.
  9. Make sure chicken breasts are fully cooked and enjoy!
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You can find Dorot Gardens in the freezer section next to the frozen vegetables. You will thank me the next time you have the wonderful flavors of  fresh herbs, garlic, or ginger without the washing, chopping, and peeling. Emjoy!

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Like this recipe? Check out these tasty dishes.

Citrus and Shallot Roasted Chicken

Italian Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken Recipe

Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos

 

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Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos Recipe

Looking for a quick, easy meal? Try these Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos. Perfect for busy weeknights or anytime. Mexican American fusion food recipe.

 

Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos

Quick and Easy Mexican American Fusion Food Recipe

 

Grilling is something we can do nearly year round in Southern California, and we love to do it. Another thing our family loves is quick and easy meals that are packed with delicious flavors. These Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos with Ranch Sour Cream Sauce do not disappoint!

This recipe features fresh and tasty ingredients that are easy to work with and quick to cook. We served our tacos with grilled corn-on-the-cob and a colorful variety of bell peppers. Yum! A tasty, delicious, and healthy meal option for a busy night or anytime.

 

Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos Recipe with Ranch Sour Cream Sauce

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese (shredded)
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Sour Cream
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Fresh Lime (optional)
  • Tortillas (I used Flour Tortillas)

Directions:

  1. Marinate Chicken Breasts in Barbecue Sauce for 6 hours to overnight
  2. Dice Tomatoes
  3. Shred Cheese
  4. Chop Fresh Cilantro
  5. Make the Ranch Sour Cream Sauce: Mix Sour Cream and Ranch Dressing to taste
  6. Grill chicken breasts
  7. Let chicken breasts rest a few minutes, then slice chicken into thin strips
  8. Warm Tortillas on a griddle or in the microwave
  9. Optional – cut Fresh Lime into wedges
  10. Load warmed tortillas with grilled chicken, tomatoes, and cheese
  11. Top with the Ranch Sour Cream Sauce and cilantro

 

 

Printable Recipe – Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos

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Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos
 
Looking for a quick, easy meal? Try these Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos. Perfect for busy weeknights or anytime. Mexican American fusion food recipe.
from:
Type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Grilling
Ingredients:
  • Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese (shredded)
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Sour Cream
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Fresh Lime (optional)
  • Tortillas (I used Flour Tortillas)
Directions:
  1. Marinate Chicken Breasts in Barbecue Sauce for 6 hours to overnight
  2. Dice Tomatoes
  3. Shred Cheese
  4. Chop Fresh Cilantro
  5. Make the Ranch Sour Cream Sauce: Mix Sour Cream and Ranch Dressing to taste
  6. Grill chicken breasts
  7. Let chicken breasts rest a few minutes, then slice chicken into thin strips
  8. Warm Tortillas on a griddle or in the microwave
  9. Optional - cut Fresh Lime into wedges
  10. Load warmed tortillas with grilled chicken, tomatoes, and cheese
  11. Top with the Ranch Sour Cream Sauce and cilantro
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Here are a couple of wonderful side dishes that would pair perfectly with the tacos. Give Tomato & Grilled Bell Pepper Salad and/or the Arugula Salad with Tomato and Pignolia a try.

Bon Appetit!

 

 

 

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Recipe Roundup – Top 16 Recipes of 2016

It’s the end of the year, and that means it is time to reminisce and take a look back over 2016. Today, we want to revisit the top 16 recipes of the year and bring you a tasty recipe roundup in the process. Get your taste buds ready!

 

Top 16 Recipes of 2016

A Recipe Roundup from Life With Lorelai

We’ll start with number 16 and work our way to the number one recipe on the blog this past year.

16.

Pumpkin Rice Pudding

 

15.

Mini Taco Scoops

 

14.

Skittles Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

13.

Polska Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions

 

12.

How To Make A Killer Cake

 

11.

Peanut Butter & Raspberry Smoothie

 

10.

Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken

 

9.

Chinese New Year Cookies or Haystacks

 

8.

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

 

7.

Sugar Cookies

 

6.

Snickers Mini Pudding Parfaits

 

5.

Breakfast B.L.T.

 

4.

Caramel Creme Pie

 

3.

Fresh Orange Bundt Cake

 

2.

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

 

May we have a drum roll, please…

We are proud to announce the TOP RECIPE of 2016

1.

Smore’s Cookies

 

2016 has been a yummy year! We look forward to sharing more wonderful recipes with you in the coming year. Have a happy, safe, and healthy New Year!

 

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Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken Recipe

This Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Smucker’s. All opinions are mine alone. #SpreadTheHeat #CollectiveBias

 

It’s time for summer confessions, and there are two of them that relate to this recipe. First, one of my favorite summertime treats is fresh strawberries. I have fond memories of picking them right from our backyard when I was a kid. And, second, we absolutely love Mexican food at our house. Although, I have to admit, I usually ask for my jalapeños on the side. I am a wimp when it comes to spicy heat — think of me on the mild to mildly medium side of the heat scale.

 

So, I was excited, albeit a little nervous, when I got the opportunity to try Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread. The NEW Strawberry Jalapeño flavor joins the Strawberry, Triple Berry, and Blueberry Lemon fruit spreads in the Fruit & Honey line. Give them all a try!

 

I was absolutely thrilled to discover that the heat in the fruit spread is not overpowering. It adds a very nice layer of flavor.

 

I had a great time creating new recipes to #SpreadTheHeat with Smucker’s, and know you and your family will love my Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken. It offers amazing flavors and a hint of heat. Serve up this easy and “better for you” dish for your next Sunday Dinner or any night of the week.

 

Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken

A “Better for You” Recipe Perfect for Sunday Dinner!

 

This glazed chicken recipe is delicious, easy, and satisfying. The sauce has only 5 ingredients (not counting olive oil or salt). How great is that? I know I love recipes with just a few ingredients, especially on busy nights. The glaze is fantastic, and the heat is in the mild to medium range.

Let’s Get Cooking:

 

Ingredients

Chicken, Shallot, Spicy Brown Mustard, White Balsamic Vinegar, Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread, Chives, Olive Oil, and Salt.

How To:

  • Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
  • Clean your chicken and salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a cast iron skillet, drizzle some olive oil. When skillet is hot, add chicken. You want to give the chicken a nice brown on both sides.
  • While the chicken is browning, mince your shallot.
  • Once chicken is browned, place the skillet into the oven to finish cooking.
  • Make sauce while chicken is in the oven.

Making the Sauce:

  • In a small sauce pan, drizzle Olive Oil, and heat pan.
  • Mince shallot, add to pan, and saute until translucent.
  • Add Spicy Brown Mustard.
  • Stir in White Balsamic Vinegar.
  • Blend.
  • Add Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread.
  • Mix well.
  • Bring sauce to a boil, then turn down to lightly simmer for 5-6 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  • Stir in chives, and turn off heat.

 

Your chicken should be finished, check to be sure. Let the chicken rest outside the oven for a few minutes to let juices settle. Plate the chicken, and spoon glaze over the top. Garnish with fresh sliced strawberries and jalapeño, and a couple spears of chive.

Easy right? Wait until you taste this glazed chicken. Your taste buds will thank you! It was a huge hit at our house.

 

 

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Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken Recipe
 
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A flavorful and easy chicken dish that is satisfying and "better for you". Recipe uses Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeno Fruit Spread.
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Type: Main Dish
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients:
  • Chicken (I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
  • 2 Tablespoon - Shallot (minced)
  • 1 Teaspoon - Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 4 Teaspoons - White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup - Smucker's Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread
  • 2 Tablespoon - Chives (fresh and chopped)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
  2. Clean your chicken and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a cast iron skillet, drizzle some olive oil. When skillet is hot, add chicken. You want to give the chicken a nice brown on both sides.
  4. While the chicken is browning, mince your shallot.
  5. Once chicken is browned, place the skillet into the oven to finish cooking.
  6. Make sauce while chicken is in the oven.

    Making the Sauce:
  7. In a small sauce pan, drizzle 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil, and heat pan.
  8. Mince shallot, add to pan, and saute until translucent.
  9. Add 1 Teaspoon of Spicy Brown Mustard.
  10. Stir in 4 Teaspoons of White Balsamic Vinegar.
  11. Blend.
  12. Add 1/2 Cup Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread.
  13. Mix well.
  14. Bring sauce to a boil, then turn down to lightly simmer for 5-6 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  15. Stir in chives, and turn off heat.

    Your chicken should be finished, check to be sure. Let the chicken rest outside the oven for a few minutes to let juices settle. Plate the chicken and spoon glaze over the top. Garnish with fresh sliced strawberries and jalapeño, and a couple spears of chive.
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Rory and I picked up our Smucker’s Fruit Spread at our local Walmart, you can too! Find it on the condiment aisle. We love that this is a “better for you” product that is sweetened naturally with honey. Rory loves the Blueberry Lemon, but now she’s torn with the NEW Strawberry Jalapeño flavor.

Earn $1.00 off Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Fruit Spread with Ibotta.

 

I served the Strawberry Jalapeño Glazed Chicken with:

 

Give them a try. Recipes coming soon.

This is an impressive menu for entertaining, and it has a lovely presentation.

 

Hint:
The fruit spread makes for a crunchy, wholesome snack on Wasa Crackers!

 

What flavorful recipe ideas using fruit spreads do you have?

 

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Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken

Oh, boy! We have a delicious Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken for you today from our Regular Contributor, Deborah Ward. You are going to love this…

Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken

 

Last summer on my blog, Kentucky to Cali, I posted an amazing recipe for roast beef. This roast is simply amazing! My daughters, who are pretty picky, will ask for it often. You can find the recipe for my heavenly roast here. You might also know this recipe as Mississippi Roast. I’ve just tailored it to fit my family a little better.

However, new year, new budget. I am trying to trim as much fat as possible off of our monthly expenses, so that means not so expensive cuts of meat. While a roast big enough to feed my family will cost me at least $12, I can get a pack of 10 chicken thighs for around $5 if I catch the sales right. Come to find out, I am the only one in my house that will eat chicken on the bone. SO…you can also do this recipe with chicken breasts. The last time I checked, you can get a pack of about 6 frozen chicken breasts for around $6.

 

What You’ll Need:

6 chicken thighs (or whatever pieces you prefer)

1 package brown gravy mix

1 package ranch dressing mix

1 stick of butter cut into pieces

½ cup of water

 

How to:

 

Place chicken into slow cooker. Add brown gravy and ranch dressing mixes. Then add butter cut into smaller pieces. Last, add ½ cup water. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

 

Suggestions:

With an hour left, take chicken out of slow cooker and take off bone and shred. Place shredded meat back into cooker for remaining time. This will enhance the flavor.

 

To go with my roasted chicken, I decided to make rice and gravy. I also heated up some mixed veggies to add some color. Have you heard the saying, “Eat a rainbow”? I don’t think they were talking about fruity candies!

Making gravy is super easy, but is one of those things that seems a little intimidating if you’ve never done it. Here’s how:

 

Ingredients:

½ cup drippings from roasted chicken

½ cup flour

1 ½ cups chicken broth

 

How to:

After you have roasted your chicken, remove from pot. Remove ½ cup drippings in all of their fatty goodness. Add to a medium sized pan and turn burner heat onto medium.

 

Once warmed, add ½ cup flour and begin to whisk like your life depends on it. Once the flour and drippings are combined add 1 ½ cups chicken broth and continue to whisk until a nice thick gravy is formed.

 

If you find this is a little too thick, add some more chicken broth. Salt and pepper to taste. I also like to add some garlic powder, but that is completely optional.

 

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Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken & Gravy
 
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Type: Main
Ingredients:
  • Ingredients for the Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken:
  • 6 chicken thighs (or whatever pieces you prefer)
  • 1 package brown gravy mix
  • 1 package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 stick of butter cut into pieces
  • ½ cup of water
  • Ingredients for the Gravy:
  • Ingredients:
  • ½ cup drippings from roasted chicken
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
Directions:
  1. How to Prepare the Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken:
  2. Place chicken into slow cooker. Add brown gravy and ranch dressing mixes. Then add butter cut into smaller pieces. Last, add ½ cup water. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  3. How to Make the Gravy:
  4. Making gravy is super easy, but is one of those things that seems a little intimidating if you’ve never done it.
  5. After you have roasted your chicken, remove from pot. Remove ½ cup drippings in all of their fatty goodness. Add to a medium sized pan and turn burner heat onto medium.
  6. Once warmed, add ½ cup flour and begin to whisk like your life depends on it. Once the flour and drippings are combined add 1 ½ cups chicken broth and continue to whisk until a nice thick gravy is formed.
  7. If you find this is a little too thick, add some more chicken broth. Salt and pepper to taste. I also like to add some garlic powder, but that is completely optional.
Notes
Suggestions:

With an hour left, take chicken out of slow cooker and take off bone and shred. Place shredded meat back into cooker for remaining time. This will enhance the flavor.

To go with my roasted chicken, I decided to make rice and gravy. I also heated up some mixed veggies to add some color. Have you heard the saying, “Eat a rainbow”? I don’t think they were talking about fruity candies!
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Italian Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Foster Farms® Simply Raised, which is locally grown in California. The content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Italian Stuffed Chicken

A Deliciously Aromatic & Tasty Recipe

 

While visiting my local farmers’ market a couple of days ago, I ran across the most beautiful red bell peppers. Their color was deep and vibrant, and they made my mouth water. I knew I was going to be making a chicken recipe the following night for dinner (thanks to Foster Farms), and the idea for an Italian Stuffed Chicken came to mind.

I love shopping at the local farmers’ market, where I know I will find fresh, high quality, healthier foods to put on my family table. So, I snatched up those lovely peppers, a bunch of aromatic basil, some red potatoes, fresh arugula, and heirloom tomatoes. All that was left was to stop by the market to pick up my Foster Farms Simply Raised (without antibiotics) chicken and some mozzarella cheese. I was ready for dinner, and I hadn’t even had lunch yet! LOL

If you live on the West Coast, and you haven’t tried Foster Farms locally grown poultry, you are really missing out on something special. The family-owned company began in 1939 with Max and Verda Foster raising their turkeys right outside their bedroom window, so they could keep a close eye on the eggs and chicks. Isn’t that a fun little fact? Foster Farms is now in the hands of their grandson, who takes pride in maintaining the same high standards, including being American Humane Certified by the American Humane Association. All #FosterFarmsFresh products are delivered fresh from local ranches in 48 hours or less–unlike some brands that can take up to a week to be trucked into the West Coast. Even better yet, for us Californians, all Foster Farms fresh chicken products sold in California are locally grown in California, and they add the Foster Farms Certified Organic product to the line-up with Foster Farms Fresh & Natural and Foster Farms Simply Raised (without antibiotics).

Well, I have to tell you, my Italian Stuffed Chicken did not disappoint. It was tender, moist, and full of flavor. I am excited to share this recipe with you; because, I know your family will love it, and you will feel great about serving up this healthy meal.

Italian Stuffed Chicken with Foster Farms® Chicken

Here’s what you’ll need:

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Red Bell Peppers, Mozzarella Cheese, Fresh Basil, Italian Herbs Seasoning, Fresh Parmesan Cheese (to grate), Salt, and Pepper.

Preparing the Dish:

Clean and Cut Red Bell Peppers into thin slices. Cut eight slices of Mozzarella Cheese. Clean the Chicken.

Make pockets in the Chicken Breasts. To do this, take a sharp knife and cut along one of the long edges about midway down the thickness, opening up a pocket in the middle of the breast. Place chicken breasts into a 9″ x 13″ baking dish. Manipulate the chicken breast so that the pocket is laid open. Sprinkle Italian Herbs Seasoning, Salt, and Pepper to taste into the pocket. Stuff red bell pepper slices, one slice of mozzarella cheese, and some basil leaves into the pockets. Lay chicken breasts on one side, and fold the top over the stuffing. Sprinkle the outside of the chicken with Italian herbs seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste.

Bake at 400° F for 30 – 40 minutes (or until chicken is done).

After baking, turn the Broiler on high. Place one slice of mozzarella cheese on top of each baked chicken breast, and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan Cheese. Place under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until cheese is brown and bubbly. (The broiler on my oven is not working well, so I just melted my cheese toppings in the already warm oven).

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Italian Stuffed Chicken Recipe
 
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Italian Stuffed Chick--A delicious, healthy, and aromatic dish full of flavor.
from:
Type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
  • 4 - Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 - Red Bell Peppers
  • 1 small Log - Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 bunch - Fresh Basil
  • Italian Herbs Seasoning
  • Fresh Parmesan Cheese (to grate)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Directions:
  1. Clean and Cut Red Bell Peppers into thin slices.
  2. Cut eight slices of Mozzarella Cheese.
  3. Clean the Chicken.
  4. Make pockets in the Chicken Breasts. To do this, take a sharp knife and cut along one of the long edges about midway down the thickness, opening up a pocket in the middle of the breast.
  5. Place chicken breasts into a 9" x 13" baking dish.
  6. Manipulate the chicken breast so that the pocket is laid open.
  7. Sprinkle Italian Herbs Seasoning, Salt, and Pepper to taste into the pocket.
  8. Stuff red bell pepper slices, one slice of mozzarella cheese, and some basil leaves into the pockets.
  9. Lay chicken breasts on one side, and fold the top over the stuffing.
  10. Sprinkle the outside of the chicken with Italian herbs seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste.
  11. Bake at 400° F for 30 - 40 minutes (or until chicken is done).
  12. After baking, turn the Broiler on high.
  13. Place one slice of mozzarella cheese on top of each baked chicken breast, and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan Cheese.
  14. Place under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until cheese is brown and bubbly.
Notes
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Serving Suggestions:
Roasted Red Potato & Bell Pepper Side Dish
Arugula Salad with Tomato and Pignolias
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This Italian Stuffed Chicken is absolutely delicious served with Roasted Red Potato & Bell Pepper Side Dish and Arugula Salad with Tomato and Pignolias! If you are on the West Coast, don’t forget your locally grown #FosterFarmsFresh chicken!

Have you ever tasted the deliciousness of Foster Farms chicken or turkey?

How do you like to stuff your chicken breasts?

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Citrus & Shallot Roasted Chicken

Citrus & Shallot Roasted Chicken

An Easy and Delicious Recipe!

 

I love a simple roasted chicken, and this Citrus and Shallot Roasted Chicken recipe provides a lot of flavor with very minimal work. Plus, it makes for a beautiful presentation.

In my opinion, the one thing that is an absolute MUST in a roasted chicken is that it be moist. If your chicken is moist, it’s going to be tender and tasty. Let’s face it, nobody likes dry chicken, but how do you ensure your chicken retains moisture?

Let me share my secret…

My secret to keeping chicken (or any poultry) moist is to stuff the cavity with fruits or vegetables that contain a high amount of water. For this Citrus & Shallot Roasted Chicken, I used lemon, lime, orange, and shallot, while my 2-Hour Turkey for Thanksgiving uses celery–and it’s stuffed!

Here’s how I make my Citrus & Shallot Roasted Chicken

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Give your roasting pan a very light olive oil spray.

Clean your chicken, and pat it dry.  Salt and pepper the chicken. Sprinkle lemon, lime, and orange zest over the entire chicken, and place into the roasting pan.

Slice the lemon, lime, orange and shallot. Stuff slices into the chicken cavity, and place in the oven. Bake until done (time will vary according to size of chicken).

 

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Citrus & Shallot Roasted Chicken
 
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A delicious moist and flavorful roasted chicken with citrus and shallot.
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Ingredients:
  • 1 - Lemon
  • 1 - Lime
  • 1 - Orange
  • 1 - Shallot
  • Whole Chicken
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Very Lightly Spray Roasting Pan with Olive Oil
  3. Clean Chicken and Pat Dry
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste
  5. Zest the Lemon, Lime, and Orange
  6. Sprinkle the Citrus Zest over the entire chicken
  7. Slice Lemon, Lime, Orange, and Shallot
  8. Stuff citrus and shallot slices into the chicken cavity
  9. Bake at 375 degrees F until done (time may vary according to chicken size)
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Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, Onion Seasoned Grilled Chicken Fer Me

from: The Orange County Register 9/17/2013

It be a fine day to

raise th’ Jolly Roger!

Aye, me hearties, it be officially Speak Like A Scurvy Pirate Day.

Way back in th’ beginnin’ ‘o ’tis blog, I did a message all in scurvy pirate shout, ‘n me thoughts were ‘o makin’ it a recurrin’ theme on Life wit’ Lorelai. All ye pirates seemed to have such a jolly ruckas wit’ Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, A Treasure Find Fer Me.

So, here me be on ’tis grand day, brin’in’ ye another message from th’ salty sea.

It had be a long summer at sea without th’ comforts ‘o a wee sand in me boots ‘n some meat in me belly, when me ship finally sailed into Lorelai Lagoon to set anchor. Th’ pier swayed wit’ th’ tide, ‘n creaked ‘n groaned as we disembarked.

Yarr, t’was a warm summer evenin’ wit’ just th’ hint ‘o an autumn crispiness in th’ air as th’ sun set in all its glory. Me belly was a rumblin’ fer anythin’ that did no’ crawl out ‘o th’ bunghole. I scurried me way to Lucky Luke’s to scarper me some grub ‘n a bottle ‘o spiced rum.

Th’ barmaid was a beauty to be sure, ‘n offered me a late summer – early fall grub from over th’ fire. Pullin’ her atop me knee, I drew close to her ear, and told her as long as it did no’ come from th’ sea, it would be fine wit’ me. Th’ wench jumped up ‘n swished her skirts as she quickly went behind th’ bar fer me bottle.

After I swallowed down a couple ‘o snorts ‘o spiced rum, th’ barmaid came wit’ me skilly and duff. Th’ sight ‘n smells were beyond me imaginin’s–an onion seasoned chicken, baby red potatoes, ‘n apples grilled over th’ fire. She hoisted a tray full ‘o crusty bread ‘n fresh butter, tomatoes ‘n cucumbers from th’ garden out back. T’was times like these that gave me twisted thoughts ‘o bein’ a land lubber.

Bein’ th’ barnacle-covered scurvy pirate that me be, I managed to secret away wit’ a recipe. Now, I do no’ want to be known as selfish or greedy, so I gunna share it wit’ ye. ‘O course, if a few gold doubloons happen to fall into me pockets, well, who would I be to object to such a kind gift?

Onion Seasoned Grilled Chicken

Ingredients:

1-packet Onion Dip Mix

4-6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

Directions:

Rub cleaned Chicken with the Onion Dip Mix. Place in a ziplock bag and refrigerate at least 1-hour before using. Let chicken warm to almost room temperature before placing on the grill.

‘Tis makes fer a tasty treat indeed, when ye have be out at sea fer so long. I woe ye find it to ye likin’, me bucko.

‘N b’fore I be off, lift high ye glass matey in a toast to me ‘n thee.

“Here’s to ourselves, ‘n hold ye luff, plenty ‘o prizes ‘n plenty ‘o duff.” ~ A fair fine drinkin’ toast as recorded in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

What tickles ye whiskers on Speak Like a Scurvy Pirate Day?

Ye be havin’ somethin’ fancy fer skilly and grog?

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