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August 25, 2006

Chicken In Spicy Brown Sauce

Filed under: Chicken,Cocoa Powder,Garlic,Oregano,Picante Sauce,Tomato Sauce — Tina @ 2:35 am

Ingredients

  • 3 Whole chicken breasts, split, boned and skinned
  • 2 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c Picante sauce
  • 4 ts Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 1 ts Oregano
  • 1/2 ts Garlic salt

Directions

  1. Dash EACH: cloves,nutmeg,ground allspice
  2. Pound chicken to 1/2″ thick.
  3. Lightly brown in oil in large skillet, about 2 minutes on each side; drain off fat.
  4. Combine remaining ingredients; mix well.
  5. Pour over chicken in skillet.
  6. Bring to boil.
  7. Reduce heat; cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove chicken to serving platter; keep warm.
  9. Cook and stir sauce until slightly thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  10. Spoon sauce over chicken.

Lemonade Chicken

Filed under: Chicken,Cornstarch,Ketchup,Lemonade,Sugar,Vinegar — Tina @ 1:46 am

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces chicken
  • 1 can lemonade concentrate (6 ounces) thawed
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. Arrange chicken in crockpot.
  2. Combine lemonade, brown sugar, ketchup, and vinegar.
  3. Pour over chicken and cover. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from pot. Transfer juice to saucepan, skim off fat.
  5. Combine the cornstarch and water and add slowly to the liquid over low heat.
  6. When thickened, serve over the chicken.

Turkey or Chicken Tortilla Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 ts Dried basil
  • 1 ts Dried oregano
  • 1/4 ts Garlic powder
  • 3 ts Olive oil
  • 6 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 3/4 c Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 pk (6-oz) Turkey or Chicken Breast; diced
  • 1sm Green or red bell pepper -diced
  • 3/4 c Diced tomatoes; seeded

Directions

  1. In custard cup combine basil, oregano and garlic powder with olive oil.
  2. Lightly brush both sides of each tortilla with oil mixture; top with 2 tablespoons cheese.
  3. Heat oven to 400-degrees F.
  4. Sprinkle equal amounts of turkey or chicken, green pepper and tomatoes over tortillas.
  5. Place directly on rack in middle of oven; bake 8 minutes until crisp. (For a softer tortilla, microwave each pizza individually on medium-high for 2 minutes.)

Mac Skillet Dinner

Filed under: Chicken,Olive Oil,Pecan Nuts,Pepper,Salt,Sugar,Syrup,Vinegar — Tina @ 1:29 am

Ingredients
For the maple glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons diced pecans, toasted
  • white pepper to taste

For the grilled chicken:

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, 3 to 4 oz. each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Cooking Instructions
For the maple glaze:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the cider vinegar and sugar over medium heat until the mixture boils and the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the maple syrup and bring it to a boil.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes to thicken.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the toasted pecans.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the grilled chicken:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes per side, until the juices run clear.
  4. Place the chicken on a serving platter and brush it with the maple-pecan glaze.

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