Have you ever been to a Chili Cook Off?? With one long table of crockpots each full to the brim with a simmering chili. Where to begin?? I see them all, one has corn and black beans while another has steak and pinto beans… but for the most part, they all look the same. Then there is one that catches my eye! Mainly because it is white in color. So there is it, that is where I begin. And to be honest, that is where I end, because it is the best chili I’ve ever had. Filled with chicken and great northern beans, ending with the kick of green chilies. Not to my surprise, this chili won 1st place! Lucky for me, I knew the maker and she was nice enough to give me the recipe. This has been in my rotation for a while now and my family loves it! Served with corn bread it is perfect for a cold winter’s day!
This Thai Coconut Soup is super easy and perfect for a cold winter’s day!
I’m truly glad that it’s the start of a new week. Because last week was one of those weeks – the kind where the dishwasher has run every load on sani-rinse and you’re doling out extra Vitamin C like it’s candy. It was hard to come home from vacation and then have all the kids laid out in the living room like it’s an infirmary just a few days later. Thankfully, they’re on the mend. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite things to make when I need a little comfort. This Thai Coconut Soup is simple to make and comes together in no time at all.
I usually keep most of these things in the pantry or fridge/freezer, so making this soup whenever I feel like it is pretty easy. I’ve made it so many times myself that I could probably make it without the recipe. I absolutely adore all of these flavors together – the ginger, coconut milk, lime, cilantro – it’s amazing and super comforting! Adding the sriracha is optional, but totally recommended
Recipe Source: Our Best Bites
More soup to fill the pot….
Once again, two of my favorite things collide, buffalo chicken and soup. For a while now I have had an extreme love for buffalo sauce. I don’t really care for eating the chicken off of the bone, but if you flavor the meat (or the Pringles — which I can’t seem to find anymore!!!) I love it! Just the smell of Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce makes my mouth water!
Unfortunately I can’t just make it for dinner at home because as strong as my love for buffalo sauce is, my husband despises it just as much! So having the opportunity to take it to a party was perfect. I knew that I would love it no matter what, but I wasn’t sure what others would think. Low and behold it was loved by everyone that tried it and was practically the first one gone. My only suggestion is don’t skip the toppings. The soup itself is good, but the addition of green onions, cilantro, and gorgonzola cheese make it outstanding! I even made croutons to serve with ours which I think makes a great addition to any soup. This will definitely be in my regular rotation, even though my husband won’t eat it… that just means more for me, right?!
Recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is
Chicken Bacon Ranch is a classic flavor combo that can’t be beat. The name had me from the beginning and I had no doubt in my mind that it would be family approved. However before reading the full recipe, I automatically assumed that the ranch meant ranch dressing. Much to my surprise I found that it actually meant ranch seasoning and alfredo sauce. Which I love even more! I love that you flavor the chicken with ranch while cooking, instead of putting plain ole chicken in the flavorful dish.
So you start with crisp bacon and ranch flavored chicken. Only to layer it in with noodles of your choice, alfredo sauce, and lots of Italian blend cheese! Seriously what’s not to like?? It makes a full 9×13″ pan and is excellent served with a salad and garlic bread! Perfect on a cold winter evening and is sure to please your whole family!
Recipe Source: Beyer Beware
Dinner is done and it’s quick and easy.
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I adore big, bold flavors. In fact, buffalo chicken is one of my favorite things – ever…and I’m not talking about wings. I’m not really a fan of eating a little bit of meat off of little bones. But give me anything else that uses buffalo sauce and I will be a happy camper. Sometimes it isn’t always easy to incorporate bold flavors into quick weeknight meals. Tyson makes an All Natural Ground Chicken that is sold in 1 lb. packages and so very perfect for cooking up and adding to your favorite meals that use ground meat. It’s available at Walmart and I got all of the other ingredients for this #CreateAMeal there too.
Another bold flavor that is the perfect complement to buffalo sauce? Cilantro. It’s my all time favorite herb and I rarely leave the grocery store without a bunch of. This basic meal could be used as a backdrop for many different flavor combos. I went the buffalo chicken and cilantro rice route – what a flavorful path to take! I love how this all mixes together in one bowl and it doesn’t really take too long to get on the table and could be made ahead of time if you have something scheduled right before dinner time. Win-win. You could also take it to go by putting it in a tortilla and wrapping it in foil. Voila – fast food.
1. Start by putting 1 lb. of Tyson Ground Chicken in a skillet. Heat over medium heat.
2. Cook 4 servings of rice according to package directions.
3. Cook chicken until no longer pink, using a spatula to get to your favorite size of crumble. Drain and return to pan.
4. Chop green onion.
5. Chop cilantro.
6. Mix chopped green onion and cilantro into rice. Divide into 4 bowls.
7. Mix your favorite buffalo sauce into cooked chicken.
8. Top each portion of rice with buffalo chicken.
9. Sprinkle on crumbled blue cheese and additional green onion and cilantro. Drizzle with dressing and serve.
A few other meals that Tyson Ground Chicken would be a delicious part of…
Today, I am going to share a quick and easy chicken dish that I am sure you and your family will love. With only five ingredients this dish was quick and easy and turned out perfectly. Pair this with your favorite spring vegetables and a fresh salad and you have a great go to meal. During the spring and summer, I am always looking for easy ways to feed my family at dinner time so we can go outside and play or go for a walk after dinner. Since we moved into our new house last fall there weren’t too many days to play outside. Now we are enjoying the nice weather and take adventure walks after dinner.
What do you like to do with your family on a summer evening?
Recipe from College Girl, College Food.
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Anyone else so glad it finally feels like spring?! I live near Lake Michigan, so all winter long it’s pretty cloudy. The days that the sun actually comes out feels like a real treat. Now that spring has sprung, it’s so nice to wake up when it’s sunny and enjoy the wonderful warmth of the sun all day long.
Eating the same thing everyday for lunch doesn’t bother my kids, but it gets kind of boring. It’s fun to spice things up a little bit and try new things or switch up the ordinary into some a little bit prettier. Chicken nuggets are a crowd pleaser around these parts and easy to prepare for this time pressed mother of 4.
On a recent trip to Walmart, the kids and I grabbed some Tyson Chicken Nuggets to decorate with a Springtime theme. Spring sunshine was the theme we ended up going with. It turns out I’ll never be one of those moms who can make the food look fun and cool enough to eat at the same time – I mean like wild flowers or animals. My kids love eating things kabob style, so we made our chicken and fruit kabobs into a sunshine with a sweet caramel mustard dipping sauce. The sauce was a fabulous complement to both the Tyson Chicken Nuggets and the fresh fruit.
Making the kabobs was super easy, I halved the cooked nuggets and used toothpicks to skewer a strawberry, nugget half and fresh pineapple chunk. These would be beautiful with any red, orange or yellow fruits. We all (myself included) enjoyed dipping our Springtime Nuggets into the bright sunshine colored dipping sauce.
Time to say good-bye to boring ol’ chicken breast and hello to it’s fancy cousin – the Red Rooster. Grilled Chicken with Strawberries, Feta and Pecans is sure to be a hit with your family this spring!
Raise your hand if you couldn’t be more ready for grilling season?
How about strawberry season?
I am completely ready for both. Go ahead and try to stop me from enjoying both…at the same time.
There’s a restaurant near where we live that has an entree on the menu called Red Rooster – strawberry glazed chicken with feta and walnuts. It’s pretty much the classic Strawberry Salad turned main dish. It is an excellent way to dress up an ordinary grilled chicken breast and it couldn’t be more simple!
I really like to bulk grill a bunch of marinated chicken breast and use it in different meals throughout the week or bag it up in 2 cup portions to freeze for an easy addition to meals like Balsamic Chicken Noodle Bowl, Chicken Salad Sliders, Bruschetta Chicken Pasta or Quinoa Chicken Fried Rice. I usually grab a bottle of Italian or balsamic dressing (or make my own) and let the chicken marinate for a couple of hours before I throw it on the grill – it’s so easy and keeps the meat tender and amazing.
To make the Red Rooster, you will simply top grilled chicken with strawberry all-fruit spread or jam, sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and chopped pecans and add sliced strawberries. It’s a terrific combination, one that your family is sure to love. We enjoyed it with baked potatoes and roasted broccoli - deeeelicious!
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I am itching for nicer weather and I am so excited that everyday it stays lighter just a little bit longer. Every time the seasons change, I look forward to making my favorite dishes of the season. A healthy meal that we eat almost weekly (especially in the summer) is chicken kabobs. I love that I can use whatever I have on hand for meat or veggies and they are always delicious and filling. These sounded so good this week but it is still pretty chilly to stand out and man the grill (although it has been done in even colder temperatures) so I remembered that I had baked them once and I was quite pleased. You won’t achieve so much of the charred flavor but they were still delicious. We served them with a huge salad and half a sweet potato for the perfect meal. Then it was outside to play for a few minutes. My kids are just so happy to get a little fresh air. Enjoy!
We seem to eat a lot of chicken in our house (especially when I find a good deal at the store), so I am always looking for ways to put a new spin on it. Well this is it and it was delicious. Simple ingredients and easy preparation make for the perfect week night dish. My husband came across a new app called “Food Network In the Kitchen”. It allows you to browse through recipes from your favorite Food Network chefs, save recipes, make a grocery list and even compare similar recipes. Once I started looking through it I got so many great ideas for upcoming meals. You will have to check it out. I can’t wait to hear what you think about this yummy chicken recipe. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Food Network.