Halfass Jambalaya

Halfass Jambalaya
But damn deliciousโ€ผ๏ธ

This recipe omits the seafood but still is loaded with flavor.
I had to use up my striped bell pepper! I didn’t “feel like” acing knife cuts. ๐Ÿ˜œ
And I went in different order, also coated rice before adding broth. Just little differences but same flavors.

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon oil
8 ounces cooked spicy sausage
2 medium yellow, green and or orange bell peppers, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 small red onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 14.5-ounce cans no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 cup chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1 cup uncooked rice
1 teaspoon hot sauce or more to taste

Coarsely snipped fresh Italian parsley, optional

In bowl, combine chicken and Cajun seasoning; toss to coat.

Heat oil in an extra-large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sausage; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken begins to brown, stirring frequently. Add sweet peppers, onion, celery and garlic; cook 2 more minutes.

Add tomatoes, breaking up large pieces of tomatoes with a spoon. Stir in chicken broth. Add the bay leaves and the rice. Cover and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook until the rice is tender and all the liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes. Remove the bay leaves, stir in hot sauce and serve sprinkled with parsley, if desired.

Adapted from โ€œBetter Homes and Gardens Skillet Meals”

I cooked the chicken, then sausage first, set aside….
Sautรฉed veggies….
Stirred in rice …
Added tomato & broth….
Bring to boil, reduce to simmer & cover for 25 minutes…
Fluff up, add parsley or chopped green onion (optional)…. hot sauce ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒถ๐Ÿ˜œ

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Garlic Parmesan Wings

#garlicparmesanwings ๐Ÿ˜‹ delicious & easy ๐Ÿ˜
Cut wings & save tips for stock. Drizzle with olive oil, season w/salt, pepper (โ—๐Ÿ˜‰) & garlic powder, toss so evenly coated…with your best tools in the kitchen ๐Ÿ‘ your hands. Place skin side (?) up on  baking sheet with rack. Bake at 400ยฐ for 55 minutes. Toss wings in bowl of 1 stick of melted butter, 4 cloves of minced garlic, chopped parsley & about 3/4 to 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese ๐Ÿง€ I serve with extra parm of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ a little parsley. More specifics below NOTE – do not add grated parm to hot butter. I melt butter before putting wings in oven; that way it has almost an hour to cool, then I stir in parm before tossing wings; otherwise you could end up with a big glob of cheese ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿ˜ฑ the other ingredients can go in melted butter from start ๐Ÿ˜‰

– from my recipes โคต๏ธ

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • ยผ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • ยพ teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • ยฝ cup (4 oz.) unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 1/2 Tbsp.)
  • ยผ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1 cup), divided

Directions

Instructions

  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 400ยฐF. Set a wire rack inside 2 rimmed baking sheets.
  • Step 2 Toss together wings, oil, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the black pepper in a large bowl to coat. Divide wings between baking sheets, and place in a single layer. Bake in preheated oven until browned and crispy, about 50 minutes, turning halfway through.
  • Step 3 When wings are almost finished cooking, heat butter, garlic, crushed red pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a small saucepan over medium-low until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in 3/4 cup of the Parmesan.
  • Step 4 Remove wings from oven, and immediately transfer to a large bowl. Add garlic butter mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

We LOVE this stuffโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‹ Can’t stop eating it! Recipe here โžก๏ธ https://dawns-ad-lib.com/2019/05/26/mexican-beef-barbacoa/ or read in pics below ๐Ÿ˜‰

I do little deviations from recipe, but stick to the basics, ie. chile, spicy tangy w/touch of sweetness, measurements, timing, etc..I used 3 different chile/peppers ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒถ guajillo, ancho & chipotle, Hatch New Mexico chile…oops, that’s 4 ๐Ÿคญ; use what you have, but those add smokey fruity flavor with little heat; okay…depending on your tolerance ๐Ÿ˜€ We use this beef for tacos, nachos, bowls,burritos…or straight on a fork! ๐Ÿ˜‹ You can see a little of my differences in pics. We LOVE the flavor of orange ๐ŸŠ ๐Ÿ˜‹ balanced with a little lime or lemon ๐Ÿ‹ because that’s the trees I have ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ˜‰

2 different roasts

Still used brown sugar AND a touch of honey ๐Ÿฏ

I know it’s not in recipe, but damn delicious!

I would use lime, but I have a tree full of lemons ๐Ÿ‹ ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Sweet Hawaiian tortillas? Can’t hurt.

I do season meat good before searing; S/P, sweet smoky seasoning, Goya Adobo seasoning

If on a diet, coconut palm sugar and no tortillas. Many options still, besides straight up with fork, there’s lettuce wraps, fill squash…of any kind! I like zucchini and acorn.

Pork Chops & Potatoes with Onion Mushroom Gravy

Season, taste, season…taste….

Step by step, browned well seasoned pork chops, set aside, in same skillet sautรฉed onions & mushrooms, made a roux, added cream & broth (to desired consistency) to make a onion mushroom gravyโ€ฆto pour over sliced potatoes (par boiled) ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿฅ” & drizzled over pork chops that top the potatoes. Ready to go in oven. Since that’s done ahead.. I’m thinking corn ๐ŸŒฝ on the cob too ๐Ÿค”
One greasy mess ๐Ÿ˜„ yes, I love sautรฉed onions & mushrooms ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿง…๐Ÿฅฉ

Onion mushroom gravy smothered #porkchops & potatoes w/ #cornonthecob ๐ŸŒฝ

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Shawerma Seasoned Chicken with Carrots

Below I added pics of when I made this again with sweet potatoes, dates & olives ๐Ÿซ’๐Ÿ˜‹ this seasoning works deliciously with sweet potatoes ๐Ÿ˜‰

#shawerma seasoned #chicken ๐Ÿ˜‹ YUMM! I cut slits in chicken, rubbed with olive oil, then rubbed a generous amount of seasoning, put in plastic bag, added orange juice (it was there ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ had to use it; evidently my family doesn’t like Tropicana; now I know ๐Ÿ˜‰ I usually use fresh oranges off tree), lime juice, garlic, onion slices, peppercorns & put in fridge till dinner time. Turned oven to 475ยฐ , put chicken skin side up on a bed of carrots (works like a rack for chicken) in roasting pan, brushed on Turmeric & smoked paprika, sprinkled with Portuguese Sea Salt & baked for 55 minutes. This chicken was so damn delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‹ Served with rice pilaf.

Swedish Meatballs

https://damndelicious.net/2014/02/21/swedish-meatballs/

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup Panko*
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

FOR THE GRAVY

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, Panko, egg yolks, allspice, nutmeg and cooked onion; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands, stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into 1 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch meatballs, forming about 24 meatballs.
  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Add meatballs, in batches, and cook until all sides are browned, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. To make the gravy, melt butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in beef broth and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in sour cream; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Stir in meatballs and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and thickened, about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
Umm…I did these meatballs one handed โœ‹๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคฃ I have a cut on a finger … sooo kinda a little like flat tires, but hey…they taste just as good!๐Ÿ˜‹
Nutmeg

One Pot Crispy Chicken and Rice

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/282524/one-pot-crispy-chicken-and-rice/ – By NicoleMcmom

I did make a salad ๐Ÿฅ— too ๐Ÿ˜‹

I followed above recipe (aside from extra seasoning and crisping/frying longer ๐Ÿ˜‰) and it turned out GOOD ๐Ÿ˜‹ EASY chicken dinner. Another recipe like it at bottom … below.

Alwaysโ€ผ๏ธ

Seriously good!

And another recipe for it; which like a LOT of chicken recipes…uses paprika; it adds color ๐Ÿ˜‰ โคต๏ธ

https://tasty.co/recipe/paprika-chicken-rice

Oven Baked Chicken Breast

A JUICY Baked Chicken Breast!

I do want to add that, although good as is, next time I can do even better…by adding more seasoning right before putting it under broiler ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had a slide off or runoff if you will ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคญ still… it was tasty, tender and juicy! Yumm ๐Ÿ˜‹ Even my picky granddaughter liked it, going back for more when she’s trying to not eat before going out with friends for sushi ๐Ÿ˜œ it was good. Reminds me of the popular honey garlic chicken; but brown sugar instead & less garlic. Also, I did marinate my chicken over night, in a mixture of yogurt, buttermilk (to thin it out), and seasonings. Before cooking I rinsed & patted dry with paper towel. Jus’ sayin’ 

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts 
  • 2 tsp olive oil

SEASONING:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or thyme , or other herb of choice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper

GARNISH, OPTIONAL:

  • Finely chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425ยฐF/220ยฐC (200ยฐC fan).
  • Pound chicken to 1.5cm / 0.6″ at the thickest part – using a rolling pin, meat mallet or even your fist (key tip for even cooking + tender chicken).
  • Mix Seasoning.
  • Line tray with foil and baking / parchment paper. Place chicken upside down on tray. Drizzle chicken with about 1 tsp oil. Rub over with fingers. Sprinkle with Seasoning.
  • Flip chicken. Drizzle with 1 tsp oil, rub with fingers, sprinkle with Seasoning, covering as much of the surface area as you can.
  • Bake 18 minutes, or until surface is golden per photos and video, or internal temperature is 165ยฐF/75ยฐC using a meat thermometer.
  • Remove from oven and immediately transfer chicken to serving plates.
  • Wait 3 – 5 minutes before serving, garnished with freshly chopped parsley if desired.
Juicy

 

 

 

Removed parchment paper & put it under broiler until desired browning/color, after baking at 425ยฐ for 15 minutes.

 

Classic Deviled Eggs

Simple but DELICIOUS! Classic deviled eggs ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿ˜‹

Not that I follow a recipe, but just in case ๐Ÿคญ Ninja Foodi version below regular recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰ โคต๏ธ

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon yellow mustard

1/8 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Smoked Spanish paprika, for garnish

  1. Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with enough water that there’s 1 1/2 inches of water above the eggs. Heat on high until water begins to boil, then cover, turn the heat to low, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and leave covered for 14 minutes, then rinse under cold water continuously for 1 minute.
  2. Crack egg shells and carefully peel under cool running water. Gently dry with paper towels. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, removing yolks to a medium bowl, and placing the whites on a serving platter. Mash the yolks into a fine crumble using a fork. Add mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper, and mix well.
  3. Evenly disperse heaping teaspoons of the yolk mixture into the egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

Ninja Foodi – 1-2 cups water in pressure cooker pot, desired amount of eggs, pressure cook for 5 minutes, let countdown for 5 minutes, then put eggs in ice water for 5 minutes (5-5-5). That’s direction for instant pot aka pressure cooker, but we stop the Ninja Foodi countdown time to 4 minutes. We found they got a little too done at 5; with that green color around yolks) & it’s much better.

I thought about making these picture pretty…on a nice rectangular white plate & all…BUT that lasted a hot second..then I just started eating ๐Ÿคฃ