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Chicken with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce Recipe

Written By Lucy Pinder on Sunday, July 31, 2011 | 4:25 AM


Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, each breast cut crosswise into 3 pieces
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 tablespoons butter, divided
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 cup dry Marsala wine
1 cup (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves, plus whole sprigs, for garnish
12 ounces dried fettuccine

Directions

Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken and cook just until brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and cool slightly.

While the chicken cools, melt 2 tablespoons of butter to the same skillet over medium-high heat, then add the onion and saute until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic and saute until the mushrooms are tender and the juices evaporate, about 12 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until it is reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Stir in the mascarpone and mustard. Cut the chicken breasts crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the skillet. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat until the chicken is just cooked through and the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in the chopped parsley. Season the sauce, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fettuccine and cook until al dente, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain. Toss the fettuccine with 3 tablespoons of butter and season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Swirl the fettuccine onto serving plates. Spoon the chicken mixture over top. Garnish with parsley sprigs and serve.
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Chicken and Dumplings Recipe


Ingredients

1 whole store-bought roast chicken (about 2 pounds)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 container (7 ounces) chopped onions
6 cans (14 ounces) low-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 container (14 ounces) pre-cut carrot sticks, chopped
1 container (14 ounces) pre-cut celery sticks, chopped
1 roll (16.3 ounces) golden buttermilk biscuit dough
1 can (10.5 ounces) condensed chicken gravy

Directions

Remove skin from chicken and shred meat into large pieces. Set aside.

In a small frying pan, add vegetable oil and heat over medium heat. When oil is hot, add chopped onions and saute until soft.

In a large pot or Dutch oven, add broth, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, carrots, celery, and sauteed onions. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer for about 10 minutes to soften vegetables, and then add shredded chicken. Continue to simmer while making dumplings.

While stew is simmering, prepare dumplings. Open can and remove biscuits. On a lightly floured surface, roll each biscuit to 1/4-inch thick. With a knife, cut each biscuit into 4 pie-pieces. Set aside.

Skim surface for any scum that has risen to top. Stir in chicken gravy.

With the stew still simmering over low heat, stir in dumplings a few at a time. Once all dumplings are in to pot, cover with a tight fitting lid and cook for 10 minutes.

Ladle into bowls and serve piping hot.
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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe


Ingredients

1 store-bought roasted chicken
1 cup diced onions
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced carrot
4 (14-ounce) cans low-sodium chicken broth
2 (10.75-ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup with roasted garlic
2 teaspoon fines herbs*
Salt and pepper
2 cups egg noodles, cooked

Directions

Remove the skin from the chicken and shred the meat from the bone. Put the chicken into a slow cooker along with the onions, celery, and carrots. Stir in broth, mushroom soup, and fines herbs and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on high setting for 3 to 4 hours or low for 8 to 9 hours.

When soup is finished, stir in egg noodles. Adjust seasonings and serve.

*Cook's Note: Fines herbs are a classic blend of herbs that usually consists of chervil, chives, parsley, and tarragon. Fines Herbs can be found pre-blended in the spice section of the grocery store.
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Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy Recipe


Ingredients

2 packages garlic-ranch salad dressing mix
1 cup all-purpose flour
Ground black pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups buttermilk, plus 1 cup
1 pound cubed steak, cut into 4 pieces
Oil, for frying
1 cup chicken broth
1 (2.64-ounce) package gravy mix
Mashed potatoes, for serving

Directions

Combine 1 package salad dressing mix, flour, and pepper, to taste, in a large plastic bag. Set aside. Combine another package salad dressing mix, egg, and 2 cups buttermilk in a shallow bowl. Soak steaks in buttermilk mixture. Remove 1 steak and toss in flour mixture. Shake off any excess flour and dip again in the buttermilk mixture. Return to flour mixture and toss. Repeat process for remaining steaks.

Heat 1/2-inch layer of oil in a large cast iron skillet to 350 degrees F. Place 2 steaks in the pan at a time. Cook for 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

To make the gravy, combine 1 cup buttermilk, chicken broth, and gravy package in small saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium heat and stir well. Top steaks with gravy and serve with mashed potatoes and gravy, if desired.
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Lemony Chicken Recipe


Ingredients

1 quart buttermilk
1 tablespoon lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, tenders removed, cut in strips
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornstarch
Vegetable oil, for frying

For Sauce:

1 (11-ounce) jar lemon curd
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

Directions

Add enough oil to cover the bottom of a large frying pan by 1/4 to 1/2-inch depth. Heat oil to 365 degrees F.

Meanwhile, whisk buttermilk and zest together in a medium bowl. Add chicken and set aside. Sift together flour and cornstarch into a shallow dish. Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture and dredge in flour mixture. Fry chicken strips until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully flip chicken and continue cooking another 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

While chicken is frying, make the sauce. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt lemon curd, stirring constantly. Add remaining ingredients and heat through. Drizzle sauce over chicken and serve.
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BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe


Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound chicken tenders
2/3 cup barbecue sauce (recommended: Bullseye Original)
Flour, for dusting surface
1 (13.8-ounce) package pizza dough (recommended: Pillsbury Classic)
3/4 cup shredded Gouda
1 cup shredded mozzarella
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken tenders and saute until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat. When chicken is cool enough to handle, dice chicken to yield a little over 1 cup. In a small bowl, toss chicken with 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce. Set aside.

On a floured surface, roll out dough and place on a greased sheet pan. Shape to fill the sheet pan, about a 15 by 10-inch rectangle. Spread remaining barbecue sauce evenly over pizza dough. Sprinkle Gouda, mozzarella, Parmesan, onions, and chicken over top. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese bubbles. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and cut into pieces.
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Chicken and Turkey Pot Pie with Pepper Biscuit Topping Recipe


Ingredients
Filling:

2 small red potatoes, cubed
16 ounces frozen mixed veggies (carrots, corn, peas, green beans)
1 cup frozen chopped onions
1 teaspoon salt-free chicken seasoning (recommended: McCormick's Grill Mates)
1 pound boneless turkey breast, cut into bite size pieces
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken (recommended: Perdue Shortcuts)
2 (10-ounce) cans cream of chicken soup (recommended: Campbell's)

Topping:

16 ounces refrigerated biscuit dough, thawed in refrigerator (recommended: Pillsbury Grands)
1 tablespoon butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; set aside.

In a large bowl, thoroughly combine all ingredients for filling. Transfer to a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Cover with foil and place on baking sheet. Bake for 1 1/2 hours.

Remove from oven and discard foil. Mixture should be bubbling. Gently stir mixture to evenly distribute heat. Open can of biscuit dough and arrange over top of casserole. Brush tops of biscuits with melted butter and sprinkle with black pepper. Return to oven and continue baking for another 15 to 18 minutes or until biscuits have risen and are golden brown.
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Spiced Chicken Tenders with Dipping Sauces Recipe


Ingredients

Vegetable oil, for frying

Tenders:

1/2 cup all- purpose flour
1/2 packet southwest steak marinade mix
Freshly ground black pepper
3 cups corn bran cereal
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 pound chicken breast tenders

Dipping Sauces:

1 cup ketchup
1 1/2 cups honey
Dash Worcestershire sauce
1 cup yellow mustard

Directions

Heat several inches of oil in a deep pot to 375 degrees F.

For the chicken: In a large plastic zip top bag, combine flour, marinade mix and pepper. Set aside. In another bag, add corn bran. Using a rolling pin, gently crush cereal to coarse ground crumbs. Mix egg and milk in a shallow bowl. Soak chicken strips in buttermilk mixture. Take a few strips at a time, and toss in seasoned flour mix. Shake off excess flour and dip in buttermilk mix again. Toss in cereal crumbs. Repeat with remaining chicken strips. Fry chicken strips in batches until golden brown and cooked through, about 6 to 7 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels. Serve with dipping sauces.

For the dipping sauces: Make the ketchup sauce. In a small bowl, combine ketchup, 1/2 cup honey and Worcestershire. Make the mustard sauce. In a small bowl, combine remaining honey and mustard.
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Sesame Chicken Drumettes Recipe


Ingredients

1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 1/4 pounds chicken drumettes (about 12)
1 1/2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil

Directions

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine teriyaki sauce, sherry, and sesame seeds. Add chicken drumettes, turning to coat. Seal bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 1 day.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Line a cookie sheet with foil. Using tongs, transfer drumettes to cookie sheet. Discard marinade. Bake until drumettes are golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Mix barbecue sauce, honey, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Brush drumettes with half of sauce mixture and bake for 5 more minutes. Using clean tongs, turn drumettes over, brush other side with sauce mixture, and bake for 5 more minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.
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Hot Legs with Spicy-Ranch Sauce Recipe


Ingredients

1 packet hot taco seasoning
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce, divided (recommended: Tabasco)
4 pounds chicken drumettes
1 cup ranch salad dressing
Celery sticks

Directions

In a large bowl, combine taco seasoning, canola oil, red wine vinegar, and 1 teaspoon hot sauce. Add drumettes and toss to combine.

In a small bowl, combine ranch dressing and 1 teaspoon hot sauce. Set aside.

Preheat grill. Grill drumettes for about 10 to 15 minutes total, turning occasionally. Serve with spicy ranch dressing and celery sticks.
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Wonton Soup Recipe


Ingredients
Wontons:

8 ounces ground chicken
1 packet dried onion soup mix
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
24 wonton wrappers

Soup:

1 skinless chicken breast, sliced into 1/4-inch strips
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 (14-ounce) cans chicken stock
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2/3 cup Chinese barbecued pork, thinly sliced
1 (4-ounce) jar sliced water chestnuts
1 (4-ounce) jar bamboo shoots
1/2 (12-ounce) bag frozen vegetable stir-fry mix (snap peas, carrots, and mushrooms)

Directions

Wontons:

Combine the first 5 ingredients in large bowl and mix together thoroughly. Place 1/2 teaspoon of filling in the center of each wonton wrapper. Moisten the sides of wrapper with water and then fold diagonally in half to form a triangle. Moisten the edges of the triangle and bring both points of the triangle base towards the center to form a wonton shape. Set aside.

Soup:

In a soup pot, saute the chicken strips and minced garlic in the vegetable oil. Add the chicken stock, soy sauce, sesame oil, and barbecue pork. Simmer for 15 minutes on medium heat. Add the dumplings and cook for another 10 minutes. Drain the bamboo shoots and water chestnuts; add to soup pot. Add the frozen vegetables and simmer for another 10 minutes.
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Neely's BBQ Spaghetti Recipe


Ingredients
Neely's BBQ Sauce:

16 ounces ketchup
8 ounces water
3 ounces brown sugar
3 ounces white sugar
1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon dry mustard powder
1-ounce lemon juice
1-ounce Worcestershire sauce
4 ounces apple cider vinegar
1-ounce light corn syrup
2 ounces Neely's BBQ Seasoning, recipe follows

For the spaghetti:

1 bell pepper
1 onion
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 to 2 pounds cooked pork
1 pound spaghetti

Directions

For the BBQ sauce:

Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a stockpot or large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Reduce temperature to low and simmer- uncovered, for at least 2 hours.

For the spaghetti:

Dice bell peppers and onions and saute together in extra-virgin olive oil. Add the sauteed vegetables and cooked pork to the sauce and continue to simmer for up to 1 hour. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Pour sauce over cooked pasta and serve.
Neely's BBQ Seasoning:

4 ounces paprika
2 ounces white sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder

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Neely's BBQ Pork Spare Ribs Recipe


Ingredients

1 slab pork spare ribs (about 4 pounds)
4-ounces Neely's BBQ Seasoning, recipe follows
1 quart Neely's BBQ Sauce, recipe follows

Directions

Place pork rib slab flat on a clean chopping board. Pull off membrane. Cut off the excess fat and meat. Season both sides of the slab with Neely's BBQ Seasoning. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

Preheat your grill at 275 degrees F, using hickory wood and charcoal.

Place the slab on the grill away from the flame, using indirect heat. Cook the slab for approximately 2 1/2 hours with the curl side up. Flip the slab over to finish cooking for approximately 1 hour or until you get full "bend" in the slab.

For dry ribs: Pull ribs off grill, sprinkle Neely's BBQ Seasoning over entire slab. Cut between the bones and serve.

For wet ribs: Pull ribs off grill, pour Neely's BBQ Sauce over slab. Cut between the bones and serve.
Neely's BBQ Seasoning:

4 ounces paprika
2 ounces white sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder

Mix all the ingredients and set aside.
Neely's BBQ Sauce:

16 ounces ketchup
8 ounces water
3 ounces brown sugar
3 ounces white sugar
1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon dry mustard powder
1-ounce lemon juice
1-ounce Worcestershire sauce
4 ounces apple cider vinegar
1-ounce light corn syrup
2 ounces Neely's BBQ Seasoning

Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a stockpot or large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Reduce temperature to low and simmer, uncovered, for at least 2 hours.

Yield: 1 quart sauce
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Neely's BBQ Baked Potato Recipe


Ingredients

1 large baked potato
1/2 pound grilled turkey, pulled pork, or BBQ ribs
1 tablespoon Neely's BBQ sauce, recipe follows
1/2 cup grated Cheddar, plus more for garnish
Sour cream

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Split and scoop out potato flesh. Add your choice of meat, Neely's BBQ sauce and cheese, to the potato flesh. Stuff potato shell with mixture and bake for 10 minutes or until heated through. Top with sour cream and garnish with cheese, to taste.
Neely's BBQ Sauce:

16 ounces ketchup

8 ounces water

3 ounces brown sugar

3 ounces white sugar

1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 tablespoon onion powder

1/2 tablespoon dry mustard powder

1-ounce lemon juice

1-ounce Worcestershire sauce

4 ounces apple cider vinegar

1-ounce light corn syrup

2 ounces Neely's BBQ Seasoning, recipe follows

Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a stockpot or large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Reduce temperature to low and simmer, uncovered, for at least 2 hours.

Yield: 1 quart sauce
Neely's BBQ Seasoning:

4 ounces paprika

2 ounces white sugar

1 teaspoon onion powder

Mix all the ingredients and set aside.
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Neely's Twice Baked Potatoes RecipeBaking >


Ingredients

4 (3/4-pound) russet potatoes, scrubbed
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon butter, plus extra for serving, softened
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 bunch Swiss chard, stems discarded and leaves finely chopped
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded smoked mozzarella, plus extra for topping
1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus extra for topping

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Pierce around the potatoes with a fork and put them on a sheet tray. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season, to taste, with salt and black pepper. Slide them onto the center rack in the oven and bake for 1 hour, then let them cool slightly.

Using a paring knife, slice the potatoes lengthwise and scoop the flesh into a large mixing bowl. Make sure to leave a 1/2-inch thick wall of flesh along the inside of the skin.

In a heavy-bottomed skillet, melt the butter with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Once warm, saute the garlic and red pepper flakes until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the Swiss chard leaves and continue sauteing until they are soft and tender and all liquid has been evaporated. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper, then transfer the vegetables to a bowl.

Stir the ricotta cheese, mozzarella and Parmesan into the potatoes and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Mash until the filling is creamy, then fold in the Swiss chard.

Using a small spoon, scoop the filling back into the potatoes and pat down the mound so it is secure. Sprinkle more mozzarella and Parmesan over the tops of the potatoes and set them onto a baking sheet. Bake them once more to heat through and to melt the cheese, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and arrange on a serving platter. Serve with softened butter, if desired.
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Gina's Spiked Sweet Tea Recipe


Ingredients

2 quarts water
4 hibiscus tea bags
1 cup superfine sugar
1 bunch mint leaves, reserve 10 sprigs, for garnish
2 cups sweet tea vodka, chilled (recommended: Firefly)
2 lemons, sliced
Crushed ice
Mint, for garnish

Directions

Bring the water to a boil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the tea bags and turn off the heat. Let steep for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags, stir in sugar and let cool completely.

Muddle the mint leaves in a glass pitcher along with, the tea, the vodka, and the lemon wheels. Stir to combine with a wooden spoon. Serve in tall glasses filled with crushed ice and garnished with a sprig of mint.
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Garlic Roasted Grits Recipe


Ingredients

3 cups chicken stock
1 cup coarse stone-ground white grits
1 cup milk
10 cloves slow roasted garlic, chopped, recipe follows
Salt and pepper

Directions

In a heavy, large saucepan, bring chicken stock to a boil. Add grits gradually, in a constant slow stream and whisk continually. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and stir frequently until water is almost absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Stir in the milk and simmer, while still stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Add roasted garlic and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Slow Roasted Garlic:

1 head garlic
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Break apart the garlic cloves and remove the outer paper but leave on the skin. Toss in a baking pan with olive oil. Roast in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Squeeze garlic clove out of the skin.
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Neely's Rainbow Slaw Recipe


Ingredients

3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 green cabbage
1/2 red cabbage
2 medium carrots, peeled
1/2 red onion
1 sweet potato, peeled
1 large unpeeled Gala apple
1 large unpeeled Granny Smith apple

Directions

In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, cayenne, sugar, celery seed, apple cider vinegar, and salt and black pepper, to taste, until thoroughly combined. Reserve.

Using a large holed grater attachment for a food processor, grate the cabbage, carrots, red onion, sweet potato, and apples. Remove to a large serving bowl and toss with the reserved dressing. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
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Gina's Corn Souffle Recipe


Ingredients

5 tablespoons butter, plus more for baking dish
1/2 medium onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups fresh whole corn kernels (thawed, if frozen)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups half-and-half
5 large eggs
1 cup grated extra-sharp white Cheddar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Coat the bottom and sides of a round 2 quart souffle dish with butter.

Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the corn, salt and pepper, to taste, the smoked paprika and cayenne. Saute for 1 more minute. Add the flour and stir until it becomes light blonde in color, about 2 more minutes. Add the half-and-half and whisk until the mixture becomes smooth and thickened. Remove from the heat.

Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Temper the eggs into the corn mixture, then stir in the cheese. Pour the mixture into the buttered souffle dish. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.
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Gina's Super Bowl Punch Recipe


Ingredients

1 liter vodka
3 (12-ounce) bottles beer (recommended: Corona)
3 (6-ounce) containers frozen limeade, thawed
3 (1-liter) bottles club soda
3 limes, sliced into wheels
Ice, for serving
Lime wedges, for garnish

Directions

Add the vodka, beer, limeade, and club soda to a large serving container and mix well. Add lime wheels and pour into tall tumblers filled with ice. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and serve.
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Neely's Garlic Cheese Bread Recipe


Ingredients

1 (12-inch) loaf Italian bread
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 stick salted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup freshly chopped basil leaves
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup grated mozzarella
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Slice the bread in half, lengthwise.

Add the garlic, herbs, butter, and Parmesan to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until well incorporated. Alternatively, you could fold the ingredients together using a rubber spatula.

Spread the butter mixture down the inner length of both slices of the bread. Wrap the pieces in aluminum foil and put them onto a sheet tray. Bake until the bread crisps up and the cheese melts, about 10 minutes. At this point, remove the foil, sprinkle the slices with the mozzarella cheese and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Slide the bread back into oven until the cheese bubbles, about 5 minutes. Remove the bread from the oven to a cutting board and slice before serving.
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Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

Written By Lucy Pinder on Saturday, July 30, 2011 | 8:13 AM


Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
1 medium onion, peeled and diced
3 cups diced, cooked chicken
2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans green beans, drained and rinsed
1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 (4-ounce) jar pimentos
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
1 cup mayonnaise
1 (6-ounce) box long-grain wild rice, cooked according to package directions
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
Pinch salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat butter or oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl.

Add all remaining ingredients to bowl and mix together until thoroughly combined.

Pour into a greased 3-quart casserole dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for a few minutes before serving.
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Hot Chicken Salad Recipe

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Ingredients

2 cups cooked chicken breast meat, cubed
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
2/3 cup crushed potato chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl combine the chicken, celery, almonds, salt, pepper, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and cheese. Place the mixture in the prepared baking dish. Spread the crushed potato chips on top. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly.
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Couscous Stuffed Chicken Breast with Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives Re...


Ingredients
For the couscous:

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
4 tablespoons kalamata olives, chopped
2 cups chicken stock
1 (10-ounce) box couscous
Salt and pepper
1/2 pound feta cheese, crumbled

For chicken:

4 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter

For the sauce:

2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 lemon, juiced
6 tablespoons julienned sun-dried tomatoes
4 tablespoons roughly chopped kalamata olives
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 pound feta cheese, crumbled, for garnish

For the couscous:
Directions

In saucepan over medium heat add olive oil, when hot, add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and saute a few minutes more. Add olives and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add the box of couscous, turn off heat and let stand covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork, and season with salt and pepper. Spread 2 cups on large plate, add in 1/2 pound feta, and let cool. Keep the remaining hot to serve with chicken. (Put in covered casserole and reheat in oven last 10 minutes with chicken.)

For the chicken:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Trim chicken with a boning knife, if needed. Start at top of breast and carefully make a lengthwise cut from top to bottom and making a pocket about 2 inches, making sure not to pierce the other side of the breast. When couscous is cool enough to handle, carefully spoon couscous mixture into pocket. Even out the stuffing by gently moving it around with your hands. Wipe off any excess couscous from outside of breasts and season with salt and pepper.

Heat olive oil and butter in saute pan and brown off both sides of chicken. Place chicken on baking sheet and place in oven for 20 minutes.

While chicken is baking, make the sauce.

For the sauce:

In saute pan that you cooked chicken breasts in, heat and add garlic. Deglaze with white wine and add lemon juice. Reduce by one third. Add in sun-dried tomatoes, let reduce for 2 to 3 minutes, add the olives, turn off heat, add the butter and stir to combine.

To serve, place couscous from oven on plate, cut chicken breast in half, top with sauce, crumble remaining feta cheese over.
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Spice-Rubbed Chicken Breast Tacos with Grilled Poblanos, BBQ Onions and Coleslaw...

Written By Lucy Pinder on Friday, July 29, 2011 | 8:46 PM


Ingredients
Grilled Poblanos:

3 large poblanos
Canola oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

BBQ Onions:

2 sweet onions, skin-on, and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
Canola oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill BBQ Sauce (or your favorite jarred variety)

Coleslaw:

3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon celery seed
3 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small head cabbage, cored, finely shredded
2 carrots, finely shredded
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
3 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal

Chicken:

2 tablespoons ancho chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (8 ounces each)
Canola oil
8 flour tortillas
2 grilled sliced poblanos
Barbecued onions
Coleslaw
Guacamole, recipe follows

For the poblanos:
Directions

Heat the grill to high.

Brush the poblanos with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the chiles on the grill and cook until charred on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove from the grill, place in a bowl and cover with plastic for 10 minutes. Remove the skin, seeds and stem and cut into thin slices.
For the onions:

Brush the onions with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on the grill and cook until lightly golden brown and just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Brush with some of the bbq sauce during the last few minutes. Most of the skin should come off on the grill, but if not, take it off when the onions come off the grill.

For the coleslaw

Whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, celery salt, celery seed, vinegar and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the cabbage, carrot, onion and scallion and stir to combine, season with more salt and pepper, if needed. Let slaw sit at least 15 minutes before serving.
For the chicken:

Heat the grill to high.

Whisk together the ancho, cinnamon, cumin, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper in a small bowl.

Season top side of the breasts with the rub mixture, turn over and season the back with the remaining salt. Drizzle with some of the oil and place on the grill, rub side down and grill until lightly golden brown and a crust has formed, about 3 minutes. Turn the chicken over, close the lid and continue cooking until just cooked through, about 6 minutes longer. Remove from the grill and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Grill the flour tortillas briefly, just to mark and heat. To build the tacos, fold each tortilla around some of the chicken, poblanos, onions, coleslaw and guacamole.
Fire Roasted Green Chile Guacamole:

2 ripe Hass avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
1 poblano chile, roasted, seeded, peeled, and diced
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
2 scallions, finely chopped
2 fresh limes
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons canola oil
Salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Guava and Rosemary Glazed Chicken Breast Recipe


Ingredients

1/3 cup guava jelly (recommended: Smuckers)
1 lime, juiced
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging

Directions

Turn on broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.

In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, combine guava jelly, juice from lime, rosemary sprigs, and crushed garlic. Heat through.

In large frying pan, over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Dredge seasoned chicken in flour and place in hot pan. Cook chicken 3 to 4 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Transfer to baking sheet. Strain guava mixture into a small bowl. Generously brush guava mixture over chicken breasts. Place under broiler 4 to 6 inches from heat source for 1 minute. Turn chicken over and repeat 2 times. Remove from broiler, brush once more with guava mixture. Serve hot.
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Guava and Rosemary Glazed Chicken Breast Recipe


Ingredients

1/3 cup guava jelly (recommended: Smuckers)
1 lime, juiced
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging

Directions

Turn on broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.

In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, combine guava jelly, juice from lime, rosemary sprigs, and crushed garlic. Heat through.

In large frying pan, over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Dredge seasoned chicken in flour and place in hot pan. Cook chicken 3 to 4 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Transfer to baking sheet. Strain guava mixture into a small bowl. Generously brush guava mixture over chicken breasts. Place under broiler 4 to 6 inches from heat source for 1 minute. Turn chicken over and repeat 2 times. Remove from broiler, brush once more with guava mixture. Serve hot.
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Roasted Spicy Mayonnaise Chicken Breasts Recipe


Ingredients

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 lemons, zest finely grated
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1 teaspoon salt, plus additional for seasoning
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus additional for seasoning
Pinch cayenne pepper
4 (8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon zest, paprika, celery seeds, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Season the chicken with additional salt and pepper, to taste. Arrange the chicken on the prepared baking sheet. Slather the mayonnaise mixture over the chicken. Bake until the juices run clear when the chicken is pricked with a fork, about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and serve hot.
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Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Pecan and Potato Hash and Spicy Brown Butter Sauce ..


Ingredients

3 Yukon gold potatoes, diced
4 to 5 tablespoons canola oil, divided
4 boneless chicken breasts with skin
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound sliced bacon, pancetta, salami or ham, chopped
1 medium-sized red onion, diced small
1/4 cup toasted and chopped pecans
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon finely chopped thyme leaves
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley leaves
1/4 cup chicken stock
4 sticks unsalted butter, diced
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and thinly sliced

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat. Add the potatoes and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a large oven-proof skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the canola oil over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, to taste, and put, skin side down, into the hot oil. (You want to render the chicken skin and get it nice and crispy.) Cook until the skin is crisped, about 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven until the chicken is firm to the touch, about 10 minutes. Do not turn the chicken over!

While the chicken is cooking, heat a large saute pan or cast iron pan over medium heat. Add enough canola oil to coat the bottom of the pan and then add the bacon. Cook until well rendered and then add the red onion. Continue to cook until the onion is a deep brown. Add the cooked potatoes and the pecans. Deglaze with sherry vinegar and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook another 5 minutes and then stir in thyme and parsley.

Remove the skillet from the oven, transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let rest. In the same pan over medium heat, add the chicken stock to deglaze and scrape the leftover brown bits from the bottom. Simmer until the liquid is evaporated, then add the butter and jalapenos. Cook until the butter is a deep dark brown, then immediately remove it from the heat. Spoon some of the hash onto each serving plate. Slice the chicken and arrange it over the hash. Drizzle with the butter sauce and enjoy.
Cook's Note:

I love simply roasted meats and I love the idea of a hash because it can basically be composed of whatever veggies or cured meats you have around. The spicy brown butter gives the whole thing a smooth spicy bite without a greasy texture.
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Roasted Chicken Breasts with Orange, Cardamom and Turmeric Recipe


Ingredients

6 red potatoes, peeled, sliced 1/4-inch thick
Extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
1 shallot, finely minced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
3 cardamom pods, husks removed and seeds pulverized
1 orange, zested and juiced
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
2 bone-in chicken breasts with skin

Directions

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.

In the bottom of a foil-lined broiler pan, toss the potato slices with a generous drizzle of olive oil and some salt and pepper, to taste.

In a small bowl, stir together the butter, shallots, garlic, cardamom, orange zest, orange juice, turmeric, garam masala and salt and pepper, to taste. Separate the skin from chicken flesh using your index finger, moving it back and forth. Do not remove the skin completely, just make a pocket. Spoon half of the butter mixture under skin of 1 breast, smoothing it out with your index finger. Repeat with other chicken breast.

Put a rack over the potatoes in the broiler pan and arrange the chicken on the rack. Roast until the chicken registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, and the potatoes are tender. Remove from the oven and transfer the chicken and potatoes to a serving platter. Allow to rest for 5 minutes then serve.
Notes:

Food Network Kitchens have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.
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Sticky Figgy Chickie (Stuffed Chicken Breast) Recipe


Ingredients

1 chicken breast
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 small link pork sausage, casing removed
1/2 cup roughly sliced mixed mushrooms
1/4 cup halved figs
1/8 cup honey or maple syrup
Truffle oil, to taste

Directions

Special equipment: Kitchen twine or toothpicks

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Butterfly the chicken breast and pound it out until flat, then season both sides with salt and pepper, to taste.

In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and the sausage. Break up the sausage and cook until browned. Remove the sausage from the pan to a bowl. Add the mushrooms to the hot pan, season with salt, to taste and saute until soft. When soft, add the figs and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then remove from heat and cool. Add the sausage back into the pan and stir the mixture until combined.

Add the sausage filling to flattened chicken on the side closest to you. Roll chicken like a cigar tucking it tightly at each roll. Tie with kitchen string or secure with toothpicks.

Heat the remaining oil in an oven-proof saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear it on all sides until golden brown. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the chicken from the oven and pour off the grease from the pan. Brush the chicken with honey or maple syrup and truffle oil and serve.
Notes:

Food Network Kitchens have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.
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Stuffed Chicken Breast in Curry Sauce over Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower Recipe


Ingredients
Potatoes and cauliflower:

1 head cauliflower, separated into small florets
3 red potatoes, cubed
1/4 cup chopped fresh chervil leaves
1/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chicken:

1 cup red grapes
1 cup walnuts
3/4 cup dates
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 cups all-purpose flour
5 eggs, lightly whisked
2 cups bread crumbs
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons canola oil

Curry Sauce:

2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
2 tablespoons curry powder
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken stock
Plastic wrap
Meat mallet

Directions

Potatoes and cauliflower:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

On a large baking sheet toss together the cauliflower, potatoes, chervil, raisins, olive oil and salt and pepper, to taste. Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet and roast until the potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes. Remove the potatoes to a bowl and set aside.

Chicken: In a blender or food processor, combine the grapes, walnuts and dates and blend until smooth.

Put the chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and, using a meat mallet, pound the chicken until evenly flat and thin. Remove the top sheet of plastic. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Divide the grape mixture between the chicken breasts, topping each piece with about 2 tablespoons of the filling. Using the plastic as your guide, roll up the chicken around the filling.

Put the flour, eggs and bread crumbs in separate dishes. Season the bread crumbs with the garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Dip the chicken rolls into the flour, coating completely, then into the egg and finally into the bread crumbs. Chicken should be coated completely with each step of the breading process.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Pan fry the chicken until golden brown on all sides, turning after a few minutes on each side. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Curry sauce: Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, then add the onion and curry powder. Cook for 2 minutes then whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Whisk until the sauce is thickened and smooth.

Remove the chicken from the oven to a cutting board and slice. Spoon a bed of potatoes and cauliflower on each serving plate and top with curry sauce
Note:

Food Network Kitchens have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.
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Pan Seared Airline Breast Recipe


Ingredients

4 full chicken breasts, (ribs removed and wing intact)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup julienned yellow onion
1 cup trimmed julienned leeks
2 tablespoons roughly chopped garlic
1 cup jarred pitted Spanish olives, plus 1 tablespoon olive juice
1/2 cup white wine
Pinch freshly chopped thyme leaves
2 tablespoons butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Rinse and pat dry the chicken. Preheat a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Combine paprika, granulated garlic, salt and pepper, in a small bowl. Rub seasoning mix all over the chicken. When skillet is hot, add oil and sear chicken, skin side first, turn over and sear other side. Remove to a sheet tray and put into the preheated oven to cook through, about 15 minutes.

To the pan you used to sear the chicken, add in the onions and leeks. Saute for 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly caramelized. Add garlic and olives and olive juice. Saute for 2 minutes more, then deglaze the pan with white wine. Reduce wine by half. Finish sauce by stirring in thyme and butter. Adjust seasoning, if necessary, and keep warm.

When chicken is done, remove from oven, place on serving platter, and pour any juices into vegetable mixture. Pour over chicken and serve immediately.
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Poached Chicken Breast with Roasted Pepper Sauce Recipe


Ingredients

3 cups chicken broth
Zest from 1/2 lemon
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup frozen chopped onions, thawed
1 Spanish seasoning packet (recommended: McCormick Recipe Inspirations Spanish Chicken Skillet)
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, rinsed and patted dry
1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, with liquid
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Lemony Rice, for serving, recipe follows

Directions

In high-sided skillet over medium-low heat, bring the broth to a simmer. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, onions and seasoning packet and stir to combine. Add the chicken to the skillet and cover. Simmer on low until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet when cooked through. Slice in 1/2-inch thick slices.

Add the peppers with their liquid to a blender along with 1/3 cup of the poaching liquid. Puree until smooth. If it is too thick, slowly add additional poaching liquid until desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a small pot and bring to a simmer.

Serve the chicken topped with the roasted pepper sauce and alongside the Lemony Rice.
Lemony Rice:

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 (3.8-ounce) boxes whole grain chicken and herb flavored rice (recommended: Rice a Roni Chicken and Herb Classico Savory Whole Grain Blends)
1/2 cup white wine
Zest from 1/2 lemon
1 lemon, juiced

In a large saucepan over low heat, combine the chicken broth and olive oil and bring to a simmer. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, rice, 1 of the rice seasoning packets and the wine. Cover and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes.
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Big Bud's Beer Can Chicken Recipe


Ingredients

1 (2 to 3-pound) whole chicken
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 (12-ounce) can beer
1/2 pound bacon

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Wash chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

Mix dry ingredients in small bowl. Rub 1/2 of the ingredients on inside cavity of chicken. Gently peel skin away from chicken and rub mixture into meat of chicken. Open beer can pour out about 1/2 cup. Drop the garlic cloves into the beer can. Place chicken, open end down, over the beer can to insert the beer into the cavity. Place chicken, standing up, in large saute pan. Place 1/3 of the bacon in the top cavity of the chicken and drape the remaining 2/3 of the bacon down the outside of the chicken. Pierce the bacon to the chicken with toothpicks.

Place chicken in the oven for 10 minutes and then lower temperature to 325 degrees F and cook for another 1 hour, or until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the thigh reaches 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
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Beer Can Chicken Recipe


Ingredients

1 (4-pound) whole chicken
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons of your favorite dry spice rub
1 can beer

Directions

Remove neck and giblets from chicken and discard. Rinse chicken inside and out, and pat dry with paper towels. Rub chicken lightly with oil then rub inside and out with salt, pepper and dry rub. Set aside.

Open beer can and take several gulps (make them big gulps so that the can is half full). Place beer can on a solid surface. Grabbing a chicken leg in each hand, plunk the bird cavity over the beer can. Transfer the bird-on-a-can to your grill and place in the center of the grate, balancing the bird on its 2 legs and the can like a tripod.

Cook the chicken over medium-high, indirect heat (i.e. no coals or burners on directly under the bird), with the grill cover on, for approximately 1 1/4 hours or until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F in the breast area and 180 degrees F in the thigh, or until the thigh juice runs clear when stabbed with a sharp knife. Remove from grill and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.
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Simply Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe


Ingredients

1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Roasted Tomato and Onion Dipping Sauce, recipe follows, optional

Directions

In a small bowl, mix the vegetable oil with the smashed garlic, using a fork to help release the garlic flavor into the oil. Season the garlic mixture with salt, and pepper, to taste. Let sit for at least 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, prep the chicken breasts. Rinse and dry the chicken thoroughly. Find the ridge along the side of the chicken breast, and carefully pull off the tender. Take each breast and pound gently to an even thickness. Do not pound too thin; the breast will not be completely uniform. If there is a skinny little triangular tip, go ahead and cut off and discard. Prep the tenders by slicing off any jagged edges. Liberally salt and pepper the chicken and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes.

Preheat the grill to hot.

Once the chicken has rested, brush liberally with the garlic-infused vegetable oil. Place the chicken breasts on the hot grill, with the thicker portion facing the hotter part of your grill (usually the back). Allow the chicken breasts to cook undisturbed until char marks are made, about 4 minutes. Flip the chicken, keeping the thick part of the chicken toward the hot part of the flame, and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the chicken reads 155 degrees F, about 3 more minutes. Place the chicken tenders on the grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes total, turning halfway through. Allow the grilled chicken to rest for 5 minutes, covered, before serving.

Serve with Roasted Onion Tomato and Onion Dipping Sauce, if using.
Roasted Tomato and Onion Dipping Sauce:

5 Roma tomatoes, halved (about 1 pound)*
1 yellow or white onion, quartered
3 cloves garlic, unpeeled
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 to 2 tablespoons water
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
*Cook's Note: The tomatoes do not have to be "good" tomatoes

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.

Place the halved tomatoes, onions, and garlic cloves on a baking sheet. Drizzle with half the olive oil and sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper. Toss to coat well. Place the tomatoes cut-side down, and cook for 2 hours turning the tomatoes after 1 hour. After the second hour, remove the baking sheet, and set aside the unpeeled garlic. Place the rest of the vegetables and the pan juices in a food processor or blender. Add a tablespoon or two of water to the pan to scrape up any bits of flavor stuck onto the baking sheet and add to the food processor. Squeeze out the soft flesh of the roasted garlic into the food processor and add the remaining olive oil. Pulse the mixture until chunky, or puree until smooth, depending on desired consistency. Taste the sauce and season with salt, and pepper, if necessary.

Yield: about 1 1/4 cups
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Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe


Ingredients

3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
2 to 4 anchovy fillets, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 pound skin-on, boneless chicken breasts
4 (1/2-inch-thick) slices focaccia or whole-wheat Italian bread
4 romaine lettuce hearts, halved lengthwise
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish

Directions

Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high.

Make the dressing: Chop 2 garlic cloves and puree with 1/2 cup olive oil, the anchovies and lemon juice in a blender until smooth; season with salt and pepper.

Pound the chicken with a mallet or heavy skillet until about 1/8 inch thick. Season with salt and pepper and toss with 1 tablespoon of the Caesar dressing. Grill the chicken until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Brush the bread with olive oil on both sides and grill, turning, until toasted, about 2 minutes. Rub with the remaining garlic clove. Brush the romaine with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the dressing and grill until marked, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Chop the lettuce and transfer to a bowl.

Cut the bread and chicken into bite-size pieces and add to the bowl. Toss with the remaining dressing, the parmesan, and pepper to taste. Garnish with more parmesan.

Per serving: Calories 610; Fat 44 g (Saturated 9 g); Cholesterol 85 mg; Sodium 565 mg; Carbohydrate 18 g; Fiber 5 g; Protein 36 g

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos
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Herb Potato Salad Recipe


Ingredients

3 pounds small white boiling potatoes
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons good dry white wine
2 tablespoons chicken stock
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup good olive oil
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

Place the potatoes and 2 tablespoons salt in a large pot of water. Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes are barely tender when pierced with a knife. Drain the potatoes in a colander, then place the colander with the potatoes over the empty pot off the heat and cover with a clean, dry kitchen towel. Leave the potatoes to steam for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender but firm.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the wine, chicken stock, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, 2 teaspoons salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil to make an emulsion. Set aside.

When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them into quarters or halves, depending on their size. Place the cut potatoes in a large bowl and pour enough dressing over them to moisten. (As the salad sits, you may need to add more dressing.) Add the onion, tarragon and parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss well, cover, and refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to blend. Serve cold or at room temperature.
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French Potato Salad Recipe


Ingredients

1 pound small white boiling potatoes
1 pound small red boiling potatoes
2 tablespoons good dry white wine
2 tablespoons chicken stock
3 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
10 tablespoons good olive oil
1/4 cup minced scallions (white and green parts)
2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
2 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons julienned fresh basil leaves

Directions

Drop the white and red potatoes into a large pot of boiling salted water and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, until they are just cooked through. Drain in a colander and place a towel over the potatoes to allow them to steam for 10 more minutes. As soon as you can handle them, cut in 1/2 (quarters if the potatoes are larger) and place in a medium bowl. Toss gently with the wine and chicken stock. Allow the liquids to soak into the warm potatoes before proceeding.

Combine the vinegar, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and slowly whisk in the olive oil to make an emulsion. Add the vinaigrette to the potatoes. Add the scallions, dill, parsley, basil, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and toss. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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New Potato Salad Recipe


Ingredients

3 pounds small red potatoes
Kosher salt
1 cup good mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk, milk, or white wine
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red onion

Directions

Place the potatoes and 2 tablespoons of salt in a large pot of water. Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes are barely tender when pierced with a knife. Drain the potatoes in a colander, then place the colander with the potatoes over the empty pot and cover with a clean, dry kitchen towel. Allow the potatoes to steam for 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, dill, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Set aside. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them into quarters or halves, depending on their size. Place the cut potatoes in a large bowl. While the potatoes are still warm, pour enough dressing over them to moisten. (As the salad sits, you may need to add more dressing.) Add the celery and red onion, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Toss well, cover, and refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to blend. Serve cold or at room temperature.
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Gina's Sweet Potato Salad Recipe


Ingredients

2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
1/2 Vidalia onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, seeded and finely chopped
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Add the sweet potatoes to a large pot of cold salted water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook the potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and let cool in a colander.

Once the potatoes are cool, transfer to a large serving bowl and add the onion, red pepper, and green onions.

In a separate bowl, add the mayonnaise, orange juice, smoked paprika, cumin and salt and pepper, to taste. Whisk to combine, pour over the potatoes and thoroughly mix. Serve immediately or refrigerate for 1 hour for the flavors to meld.
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Grilled Potato and Pepper Salad Recipe


Ingredients

2 pounds fingerling potatoes
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 bay leaf
Kosher salt
4 bell peppers (red and/or yellow), stemmed and quartered
2 bunches scallions, trimmed
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 to 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

Put the potatoes, garlic and bay leaf in a saucepan; cover with water and season with salt. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, discarding the bay leaf; transfer the potatoes to a bowl (halve any that are large). Add the peppers and scallions; drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, season with salt and toss.

Preheat a grill to medium. Grill the vegetables, turning occasionally, until the potatoes are tender and the peppers and scallions are charred, 3 minutes for the scallions and 5 to 6 minutes for the potatoes and peppers. Transfer to a cutting board to cool slightly.

Scrape the skin off the peppers with a paring knife and cut them into large chunks; coarsely chop the scallions. Combine the potatoes, peppers and scallions in a serving bowl. Drizzle with the vinegar and the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with the parsley and season with salt; toss.

Photograph by Yunhee Kim
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Super-Zesty Potato Salad Recipe


Ingredients
For the Mayonnaise:

2 large egg yolks
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
Kosher salt
1 1/2 cups neutral-flavored oil (such as vegetable, canola or peanut)

For the Salad:

2 1/2 pounds small red bliss potatoes, quartered
3 cloves garlic, smashed
Kosher salt
6 slices bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 red onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup dijon mustard

Directions

Make the mayonnaise: Put the egg yolks in a food processor and add the vinegar, mustard and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Turn on the machine and very slowly start to drizzle in the oil (drip until the mixture starts to look like mayonnaise, then you can start adding it in a slow, steady stream). If the mayonnaise is too thick, add a few drops of water; if it is not thick enough, add a little more oil with the motor running.

Make the salad: Put the potatoes and garlic in a large pot. Add enough water to cover the potatoes by 2 inches and season generously with salt. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until fork-tender, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the onion, celery and vinegar. Season with salt.

Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a large bowl (discard the garlic). Add the bacon-onion mixture to the hot potatoes and stir to incorporate. Gently stir in 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise and the mustard and season with salt. Refrigerate until cold.

Photograph by Yunhee Kim
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The Lady's Warm Potato Salad Recipe


Ingredients

8 medium red potatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup chopped green onion tops
1 cup chopped celery
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup diced pimento
1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
2 tablespoons seasoning salt (recommended: Jane's Krazy mixed up salt)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream

Directions

In a large pot, boil the potatoes with the skins on for 10 to 15 minutes until tender. Let the potatoes cool just to the touch and cut into cubes.

In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add the potatoes and mix gently.

Serve at room temperature.
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Super-Zesty Potato Salad Recipe


Ingredients
For the Mayonnaise:

2 large egg yolks
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
Kosher salt
1 1/2 cups neutral-flavored oil (such as vegetable, canola or peanut)

For the Salad:

2 1/2 pounds small red bliss potatoes, quartered
3 cloves garlic, smashed
Kosher salt
6 slices bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 red onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup dijon mustard

Directions

Make the mayonnaise: Put the egg yolks in a food processor and add the vinegar, mustard and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Turn on the machine and very slowly start to drizzle in the oil (drip until the mixture starts to look like mayonnaise, then you can start adding it in a slow, steady stream). If the mayonnaise is too thick, add a few drops of water; if it is not thick enough, add a little more oil with the motor running.

Make the salad: Put the potatoes and garlic in a large pot. Add enough water to cover the potatoes by 2 inches and season generously with salt. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until fork-tender, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the onion, celery and vinegar. Season with salt.

Drain the potatoes and transfer them to a large bowl (discard the garlic). Add the bacon-onion mixture to the hot potatoes and stir to incorporate. Gently stir in 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise and the mustard and season with salt. Refrigerate until cold.

Photograph by Yunhee Kim
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Creole Potato Salad Recipe


Ingredients

    3 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed well and cubed
    3/4 cup mayonnaise
    1/2 cup Creole mustard (recommended: Zatarains)
    2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    1 teaspoon sugar
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 small Vidalia onion, chopped
    2 stalks celery, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, chopped

Directions

Place the cubed potatoes in a large pot of cold salted water. Bring to a boil. Cook potatoes until they are fork tender. Drain in a colander and let cool.

In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.

Once cool, add potatoes to a large bowl. Add chopped onions, celery, and garlic. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and mix well. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Written By Lucy Pinder on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | 9:10 AM



Ingredients

3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet10 small red potatoes5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges

Directions

1. Place corned beef in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef. Cover pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until tender.
2. Add whole potatoes and carrots, and cook until the vegetables are almost tender. Add cabbage and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove meat and let rest 15 minutes.
3. Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add as much broth (cooking liquid reserved in the Dutch oven or large pot) as you want. Slice meat across the grain.

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Egg Paratha (Eg Parathaa)

Written By Lucy Pinder on Sunday, January 16, 2011 | 5:43 AM

Ingredients:


Whole Wheat flour (atta) as per consumption
Eggs (same as number of parathas)
1 tbsp Oil
Butter /oil for frying
Salt as per taste
How to make egg paratha:
  • Make dough out of whole-wheat flour (atta),1tbsp oil and salt as you would do for any paratha/roti.
  • Make dough 30 minutes before and cover it with moist muslin cloth.
  • Take a Ping-Pong ball size lump of dough. Now roll it slightly using dry flour.
  • Now nicely spread little oil over it and fold it in a semi circle shape.
  • Spread little oil again and fold it along the length and roll it in a triangle shape.
  • Cook on a pre-heated Tawa (griddle). Turn it.
  • Pierce the egg from the top. Now slowly open the layer of paratha and pour the egg on it.
  • Spread butter/oil on this side and let it get golden.
  • Similarly cook on the other side till golden brown.
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Daal Nawabi (Dal Nawabe)


1 cup split black gram lentil (urad dhuli dal)
1/2 cup Bengal gram (chana dal)
1/2 cup red kidney beans (rajma)
1 piece ginger (adrak)
4 onion (pyaj)
7-8 garlic (lahsun) buds
6 tomato (tamatar)
some tamarind (imli)
2 green chilly (hari mirch)
few coriander leaves (dhania patti) 50 gm cottage cheese (paneer)
1/2 cup curd (dahi)
1 cup cream
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tsp salt (namak)
1/2 tsp red chilly powder (lal mirch)
1/2 tsp black pepper powder (kali mirch) 2 tsp sugar
4 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)


How to make dal nawabi:

  • Soak all dals and kidney beans in a container for 6-7 hours.
  • Grind ginger, garlic buds and onions.
  • Finely chop green chilies and tomatoes.
  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup water for 1/2 an hour and then strain.
  • Boil all dals in a pressure cooker with turmeric and salt until it is cooked properly and then remove it from the flame.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry cottage cheese and then take them out.
  • In the same ghee crackle cumin seeds and fry onion paste until it turns pink.
  • Then add tomatoes and cook for few seconds.
  • Then add curd and stir continuously.
  • Then add salt red chilly powder, black pepper powder, sugar and tamarind and fry for a minute.
  • Then add some cream and cook for some more time.
  • Lastly ass all boiled dals and cottage cheese pieces and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Then remove it from the flame and garnish with coriander and serve hot.
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