Chicken And Mushroom Pasta In A Heavy Cream Sauce

Servings: 6-8

What You Need:

1 12oz bag of wide egg noodles

4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1/2 cup chopped white onion

1-2 teaspoons of garlic (fresh or jar)

1 small package of mushrooms

3/4 cup of chicken stock

1 cup heavy cream

Salt and pepper for taste

2 cups of sharp white cheddar cheese shredded

2 cups chopped chicken or 1 rotisserie chicken shredded

Chopped fresh Italian parsley for garnish (optional)

Steps:

1. Boil a medium to large pot of water. When water is boiling add a few dashes of salt and then cook pasta according to directions. Reserving 3/4 cup of pasta water.Set aside when done.

2. In a large skillet melt butter and sauté onion and garlic until tender.

3. Add mushrooms and continue to sauté until cooked and tender.

4. Add chicken stock, heavy cream, cheese, and season with salt and pepper. Mix until smooth and cheese is completely melted.

5. Stir in the chicken and pasta in the sauce and add the pasta water. Turn off heat and mix well, allowing to sit for little for sauce to thicken.

6. Serve with a salad and garlic bread.

Enjoy!

**** This taste amazing the next day too! ****

Quick Adobo Chicken/Shrimp With 2 Ingredients

What You Need:

Adobo seasoning

1 can of chipotle’s in adobo sauce (1 can per pound)

1 lb of chopped chicken or shrimp cooked (this would be great for shredded chicken as well)

( a recipe for chopped chicken click here )

Steps:

1. When cooking your chicken or shrimp gently season with the adobo seasoning. set aside. Pour your sauce in the same skillet and gently stir to warm up. Add in your chicken or shrimp and enjoy with a side of rice and beans!

Rice recipe click here

Bean recipe click here

Enjoy!

That’s it! FYI this is a little on the spicy side

Chicken Poblano

What You Need:

4 poblano peppers

1 cup of heavy cream

1/4 cup of sour cream

1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Salt and pepper for taste

1/4 of an onion chopped

1/2 tablespoon of garlic

1/2 cup of corn

1 lb of cooked chopped chicken recipe (link below)

https://thewildgems.com/perfect-chopped-chicken-on-the-skillet-never-overcook-again/

Steps:

1. On a sheet pan, lay out some foil and place your peppers on it. Set your oven on broil and broil the peppers until they are roasted on both sides. (They are ready when they have a charred look)

2. Once the peppers are done in the broiler place them in a large ziplock bag immediately. Close the bag and allow to steam for 10 mins.

3. While the peppers are steaming cook your chicken and set aside. (The recipe above cooks your chicken in 6 minutes)

4. The peppers should be done now. Peel the skin and remove the seeds. Cut in strips. If some strips are really longer just cut the strip in half.

5. Now we are ready for the sauce. In the same skillet you used the chicken, sauté the onions and garlic with a little bit of butter or oil. Once onions are soft add the heavy cream and sour cream. Mix well. Then mix in the cheese until all combined. Add the poblano strips and corn and allow to simmer for 5 to 8 mins. Seasoning with salt and pepper.

4. Once the sauce is warm and bubbly add in your chicken and serve immediately with a side of rice. The rice mixed with the sauce is so delish.

Note: if you want more sauce just add extra heavy cream, sour cream, and cheese. Simple! And if you don’t want chicken chunks I would suggest shredding the chicken.

Rice recipe (click here)

Enjoy!

Perfect Chopped Chicken On The Skillet – Never Overcook again

What You Need:

1 1/2 lbs of chicken breast or tenders chopped up

Steps:

Here’s the secret:

1. Turn the skillet on low/med heat. Between a 3 and 4. Allow it to heat up while you chop your chicken up.

2. Once completely heated add your chopped chicken and makes sure it’s laid out evenly on the skillet. Allow the chicken to cook undisturbed for 2 minutes. (Set your timer, I’m serious.)

3. Once the timer goes off, grab your spatula and move around the chicken gently for 4 mins (once again, set your timer) .

4. Once the timer goes off immediately move your chicken to a plate to rest and then check it. Perfection!

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

What You Need:

1 carton of chicken stock (Swanson 32oz)

4 cups of water

4-5 carrot sticks cut and peeled

7-8 garlic cloves peeled (optional to cut)

2 celery sticks chopped

1/4-1/2 of a sweet onion chopped

2 tablespoons of chicken flavor bouillon (I use knorr)

1/2 teaspoon of fennel

1 stick of unsalted butter

Salt and pepper for taste

1/2 bag of egg noodles

Half of Rotisserie chicken shredded

Steps:

1. In a large pot add the stick of butter with onion, garlic, carrots, and celery. Sauté until soft.

2. Add chicken stock, 4 cups of water, and chicken seasoning, and fennel. Bring to a boil.

3. Add egg noodles to soup and allow to cook. For about 15 mins. Next add in the shredded chicken and allow to simmer for an additional 5-8 mins.

4. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve hot.

Easy Alfredo Sauce

This Alfredo sauce is so yummy! Enjoy!

What You Need:

2 cups of Parmesan Cheese

1 (8 tablespoons) stick of unsalted butter

1 cup of heavy cream (8oz)

A few dashes of salt and pepper

1 teaspoon of fresh parsley finely chopped and a little extra chopped for garnish

Steps:

1. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan on medium heat, once butter is melted add heavy cream. Allow to simmer while mixing for 2 minutes seasoning with salt and pepper.

2. Add Parmesan cheese and parsley. Add a few dashes of milk or pasta water to thin sauce out a little. Allow to cook and very low heat until ready to serve.

Enjoy!

Chicken Thigh Dry Rub Recipe – Taste So Good On the Grill

This recipe only requires a few ingredients and it’s delicious. I’ve only ever used this dry rub on chicken thighs, hence the title.

I prepare the dry rub, then rub it all over the chicken really good. Afterwards I allow the chicken to sit in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Then, we grill it. This dry rub with the smokey flavor from the grill really provides a great flavor.

What You Need:

1 tablespoon of chili powder

1 teaspoon of pepper

1 teaspoon of paprika

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of onion powder

2 teaspoons of salt

(Dry Rub Recipe good for 1.5 to 2 lbs of chicken)

Steps:

Mix all seasoning together in a bowl and then rub all over the chicken thighs. Be sure to open the thighs and really make sure it’s rubbed all inside as well.

Suggested Ways To Serve:

We enjoy making chicken tacos or nachos with this recipe. You can also enjoy with rice or potatoes on the side.

Chopping up for nachos

Enjoy!

Naked Pasta With Grape Tomatoes, Spinach, And Rotisserie Chicken

Servings: 4-6

What You Need:

6 tablespoons of A Hearty Olive Oil

1 tablespoon of jarred minced garlic

2 generous handfuls of grape tomatoes cut into halves

A bouquet of fresh spinach chopped lightly (the Spinach will shrink)

About 8oz (half of a 16oz packet) of thin Spaghetti (I used ‘American Beauty’)

Salt, pepper, and rosemary for taste

1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese (give or take)

Note: use my measurements as a guide. If you want less, do less. If you want more, do more. Cooking is about experimenting and getting creative!

Steps:

1. Fill a pot with water and turn on to a high-medium heat. In the meantime add 2 tablespoons (two times around the pan) of olive oil with minced garlic and grape tomatoes in a skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté until tomatoes are soft and garlic becomes caramelized on a medium high setting. Add tomatoes and garlic to 2 1/2 qt dish. Keep stove on.

2. When water begins to boil, add a few good shakes salt into the water (at least 1 tablespoon. It is possible to over salt pasta water) break pasta noodles in half and add to simmering pot.

3. Add spinach to skillet with leftover garlic, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until just a little wilted. Will begin to shrink fast, watch closely. Add spinach into dish with tomatoes.

4. While pasta is still cooking, shred the rotisserie chicken and add to dish with tomatoes, garlic, and spinach.

5. Once pasta is complete (no white in the middle of the noodle) drain, and add noodles to dish.

6. Add remaining olive oil, add Parmesan cheese and mix well. Top with Rosemary.

Suggested Sides: Caesar salad and toasted French bread with olive oil and garlic.

Chicken Fajitas Under The Broiler

The Lime is essential, don’t forget it!

Chicken Fajitas Under The Broiler

Makes: 4-6 servings Time: 25 mins in oven (oven time can vary)

What You Need:

1 lb to 1 1/2 lbs of thin chicken breasts cut into 1/4 inch strips

1 lb of baby bell peppers cut in half and seeded

1 large yellow onion sliced

2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon of Chili Powder

2 teaspoons of salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

1 teaspoon of paprika

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 large lime

8 to 10 warmed tortillas

Steps:

1. In a small bowl mix together the chili powder, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.

2. Line a sheet pan with foil. Arrange baby bell peppers on the sheet pan. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil onto the peppers and apply half of the seasoning from the bowl to the peppers.

3. Place the sheet of peppers under the broiler for about 15 to 20 mins until peppers begin to blacken a little and char. (If your broiler has a setting for low or high, set it to high)

4. In a medium bowl combine the chicken strips, tablespoon of olive oil, and the rest of the seasoning.

5. Pull out sheet pan and place chicken strips onto the peppers. Broil for an additional 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

6. Squeeze lime over entire sheet of peppers and chicken.

Serve with warmed tortillas, sour cream, cheese, guacamole, or salsa! So easy and delish!

Enjoy!

Note: This is all made with the broiler setting on your oven. You are NOT baking these. Broilers can be tricky, it’s okay to keep opening your oven to check with the peppers. With the chicken though, 5 mins is the magic number! Don’t open the oven!

Before olive oil and seasoning is added.
Add seasoning to chicken strips in a medium bowl
It’s amazing what the BROILER can do! YUM! Again, don’t forget the lime!

Ultimate Rotisserie Chicken Caesar Salad

This is the perfect lunch or dinner when you need something quick and super easy!

When the husband approves, it’s a win and worth sharing.

Although, I can’t really take full credit for this. I was inspired by this salad I get every so often at this restaurant in town. Unfortunately I don’t get to eat out often and enjoy it as much as I’d love to because I have 3 little ones that take up a lot of time and energy!

Sometimes you have to improvise when you can’t get your hands on the real deal. But sometimes you come up with something even better! And easier!

Honestly, it’s just buying stuff at the grocery store and combing it all to get this delicious salad full of flavor.

I’m sharing with you all this easy recipe you can make at home that everyone will love.

You won’t feel guilty after eating, perfect for enjoying outside in some nice weather, and pairs well with sangria!

Enjoy!


Ultimate Rotisserie Chicken Caesar Salad

Serves 4-6 people

(Takes less then 30 mins to prepare)

What you need:

  • One rotisserie chicken
  • 1 box of suddenly pasta – Caesar flavor
  • 1/2 can of black olives chopped finely
  • 1/2 can of pinto beans
  • 1 bag of Caesar salad kit
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large ripe avocado chopped
  • 1 bottle of your favorite Caesar dressing (you will not use the whole bottle)
  • Dried cherries or sun-dried tomatoes (optional)


(What to look for)

Steps:

(You only need one large bowl)

  1. Prepare pasta as it says on the box (include the seasonings)
  2. Add the chopped olives and pinto beans to the tricolor pasta and add the Parmesan cheese. Mix well. Add more Parmesan cheese if desired.
  3. Add the lettuce from the salad and the other ingredients included such as the seasoning, croutons, cheese. Mix with the pasta salad
  4. Add the Caesar dressing from the salad packet (add additional Caesar salad dressing till you get your desired flavor- careful not to add too much dressing)
  5. Top with cracked pepper, chopped avocado, and sundried cherries or tomatoes.

(I don’t have dried cherries or sun-dried tomatoes on this salad below only because I didn’t have any on hand)

Yummy! Enjoying with my sangria from a box! Ha!