Jamie here! It’s a cold, rainy day here in Tennessee and I thought I’d fix the family their favorite cheesy potatoes tonight for supper. I do these in the oven when it’s yucky outside – nice that you can just toss the dirty foil when you’re done and not have to wash a dish!
Cornflake Ranch Chicken Tenders Recipe
- Chicken Breast or Tenderloins (NOT frozen)
- 1 Cup Cornflakes
- 1 Cup Milk
- 4 Tbsp Ranch Dressing
- Parmesan Cheese *optional
- Chicken Seasoning *optional
- Garlic Powder *optional
- First, cut your chicken breasts into strips. A nice sized breast should yield about 3 strips. Set all of these aside and go ahead and preheat the oven to 425.
- Pour 1 cup of cornflakes into a Ziploc bag and crush into fine crumbs
- Fill a cereal bowl about 1/2 of the way with milk and add dressing.
- Dump the cornflake crumbs from the bag into a separate bowl and stir in the seasonings you like.
- Using a fork (or your fingers) dip each tender in the milk bath and then press it into the cornflake coating. Make sure it's covered well so the chicken won't dry out in the oven.
- Place tenders on a cookie sheet that you've liberally sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Spray the tops of the tenders as well - to help the them get a nice golden color as they bake.
- Bake for about 20 minutes.
Meat Lovers 3-Cheese Baked Rigatoni
Jamie here! Bi-Lo has whole chickens on sale this week for 89¢/lb – I’m picking some up to make my simple roast chicken and thought I’d re-share it in case you missed it before
Jamie here, if you’re looking for a simple roast chicken recipe – here’s your guy. No kidding – if I’d ever realized in the early years of marriage that making a beautiful roast chicken was this easy, I would’ve saved my husband from years of Hamburger Helper
I learned this tip from my friend Meg, who is an amazing cook and the type of woman you secretly kind of hate, who makes a home-cooked dinner every. single. night. She’s also cute - which is just unfair (right?). But while hanging out with her recently she told me that she roasts chicken pretty often to make chicken salad for the week – or soup, tacos, pasta or other recipes.
After she shared her secret, I had to try it right away.
I love easy recipes! Especially those that I can throw in one pan together and bake so I can focus on other tasks at hand. This recipe for Rosemary Chicken and Veggies in Mustard Sauce turned out amazing!! I used all fresh veggies including carrots, onions, red potatoes, and green beans. You could use any kind of chicken you want, however my kids requested legs (which I hate) so I bought a whole cut up chicken. Serve with a simple green salad for a healthy easy dinner.
This recipe is AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge friendly.
Recently, I’ve seen all kinds of yummy looking recipes all over facebook. Since many are shared, and not linked to the original source I am a little leary of trying the recipe. So, when a recipe gets my attention I prefer to test it out in my kitchen.
Of course I am not a great recipe follower, so I tend to change up the ingredients a bit to suit my family’s taste. We loved this recipe, although it was a little spicy. I made homemade Mexican Brown rice to serve with the Baked Chicken Fajitas to complete the meal. If you are looking for low carb chicken recipes, I would suggest serving the chicken fajitas in lettuce wraps or whole grain tortillas. Since we completed our AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge, we are still following the principles of the eating plan so this recipe worked perfectly. My husband and I both feel so much better and he has lost 43lbs (see our story here).
Crockpot Barbecue Chicken Recipe
Jamie here! I really, really love barbecue and if given the choice – would eat it a couple times a week. But my husband is not a big fan, so I don’t make it very often. However today he ate a big lunch out, and that means he won’t want any dinner, and therefore friends – it’s Barbecue Night!
The kids and I have a really hectic day ahead of us – so this is going to be a perfect night for my crockpot barbecue chicken – this slow cooker recipe is easy and delicious!
Here’s the ingredients you’ll need!
- 3 or 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Bottle of BBQ Sauce (I've got KC Masterpiece here, since it was in my stockpile)
- 1/2 cup Coke, Pepsi, or Dr. Pepper (or a generic brand is fine)
- 1 tsp Red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp onion flakes
- Put the chicken breasts in the crockpot for 4-6 hours on Low. Shred about an hour before it's finished and put it back in. Sooooo good!
Normally I add vinegar and some brown sugar when I cook BBQ in the crockpot – but when I got out my bottle of vinegar it looked like this:
And that’s when I noticed it had expired in Feb. of 2012 (It’s now October). Since Vinegar’s job is to break down the meat and make it more tender and easier to shred – I went for the next best meat-breaker-downer – Coke. Actually – nix that – I didn’t have Coke either. Pepsi will do in a pinch, although it’s less acidic and therefor a little less effective for our purposes.
And since Pepsi is full of sugar – we can leave out the brown sugar as well! We killed two birds with one stone there!
So put the chicken breasts in the bottom of your crockpot and turn it on low. Pour in 1/2 cup soda, 1 bottle of sauce*, then sprinkle the red pepper and onion on top. Let cook for about 4-6 hours on Low. Near the end, shred the chicken and return it to the crockpot until it’s finished.
*If you don’t like your BBQ very saucy, only put in half the bottle of sauce and reserve the rest for the end so you can eyeball it to perfection.
Now – when I run in the door tonight at 5 and have to turn around and leave again at 5:30 – all we’ll do is spoon BBQ Chicken onto our buns right out of the crockpot with a side of quickly microwaved corn and baked beans and voila! Dinner is served! Check out that yummy, saucy chicken….
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If you’ve been searching through Memorial Day dessert recipes, you may want to consider making this Patriotic Punch Bowl Cake. It’s super easy to make and so yummy! You can use a store bought angel food cake, or make a cake yourself. The great thing about punch bowl cakes, is that you can vary the ingredients and type of cake to suit your fancy. Yellow cake, white cake, and pound cake are just a couple of varieties that could be substituted. This Memorial Day recipe looks very patriotic with the red, white, and blue color combination from the strawberries, blueberries, and whipped topping. [Read more...]