Thursday, May 28, 2015

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #149

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Creamy Chicken and Rice

This dish is another one pot meal making for easy clean up.  Although, if you want to amp the flavor (and color) up a bit grill your chicken instead and then add to the cooked veggies.  The dish seemed a little lacking so I added carrots as an afterthought so you won't see them in my step by step photos.

Creamy Chicken and Rice                                                                 Printable Recipe

2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 carrot, peeled and shredded
1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1" hunks
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup white wine (optional)
1 cup instant brown rice*
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan
Few pinches dry parsley (or 1/4 cup chopped parsley)
Salt and pepper (as needed)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Mexican Chorizo, Rice and Bean Skillet

This dish is full of flavor and just the right amount of spice for our family.  If you are an adventurous one you can add cayenne, chilies in adobo sauce and/or sprinkle jalapenos on top to kick it up.  This skillet meal can be made in less than 30 mins so it is on the table quickly and it only uses one pan so there is a smaller mess to clean when the meal is done.   I had plenty for the family to eat and some for leftovers for lunches so I packed them up and tossed them in the freezer.

Mexican Chorizo, Rice and Bean Skillet                                      Printable Recipe

7 ounce tube Mexican Chorizo
14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4 cup uncooked instant brown rice
1 cup water (more or less as needed*)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 cups sweet corn
15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup Mexi blend cheese, Chihuahua or even mozzarella would work
Small handful of chopped cilantro
Sour cream

Monday, May 11, 2015

Caramelizing Onions and Peppers (without a ton of oil or sugar)

I love caramelizing onions and peppers. It brings out a flavor that just doesn't compare to their regular sauteed versions. They are fantastic on pizzas and of course our favorite, chicken fajitas. As you will see, with a few tips and tricks, you'll have nice soft caramelized veggies in no time and without a ton of oil or added sugar.

Caramelizing Onions and Peppers (without a ton of oil or sugar)   Printable Recipe

1 large onion
1 red pepper (or yellow or orange)
1 green pepper

Monday, May 4, 2015

50+ Fiesta of Flavors for Cinco de Mayo!

Mexican cuisine is definitely one of my most-like cuisines and Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse to whip up some tasty recipes.  Check out a few of my favs and then scroll on down to find even more recipes from myself and my blogging friends!