Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

Note from my friend Elizabeth: 

“If you need a recipe of the week, this was easy, yummy and slightly different from usual Crock Pot chicken stews. The hardest part is cutting up the butternut squash but even Costco sells that seasonally. And the chicken thighs give it a richer flavor. Cozy and warm!! “

Moroccan cuisine contains an exquisite combination of savory and sweet spices to create unique flavors.… Read More »

No-Fuss Turkey

Let’s be honest, cooking a “Thanksgiving-worthy” turkey is hard! This delicious turkey recipe gets rid of the hectic holiday hassle! Click here for the full recipe and video. No-Fuss Turkey Serves 8

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Turkey Ingredients:

  • 1 (12 lb) turkey
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine

Gravy Ingredients:

  • Pan juices from turkey
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp flour mixed with water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Freshly cracked pepper and salt to taste

Turkey Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325.
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Chicken & Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Spicy Green Sauce

Click here for the link to the original recipe with tons of pictures and more detailed instructions.   Servings: 4-6 Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes Total Time: 1 Hour, plus at least 6 hours to marinate the chicken Ingredients For the Chicken
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest, from two limes (save the limes for the green sauce)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 pounds chicken tenderloins (or boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to an even 1/2-inch thickness)
For the Green Sauce
  • 1 jalapeño chili pepper, seeded and roughly chopped (reserve the seeds) (see note)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann’s or Duke’s
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the Quinoa
  • 1-1/2 cups pre-washed quinoa (or rinse it before cooking)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
Suggested Toppings
  • Fresh corn, tomatoes, avocado, cucumbers, beans, cilantro
Instructions For the Chicken
  1. Combine all of the ingredients except for the chicken breasts in a 1-gallon freezer bag.
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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Servings: 2   Ingredients:   Breadcrumbs
  • Panko breadcrumbs – 1/2 cup (I use Gluten Free)
  • Oil-spray
Chicken
  • 2 small chicken breasts, around 6-7oz/180-210g each
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 to 6 slices of ham, about 2.5oz/75g
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
Dijon Cream Sauce (makes 1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp flour (I use Gluten Free flour)
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts Recipe

Source:  Southern Living Magazine, March 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 4 (8-oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 bacon slices (not thick cut)
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F.… Read More »

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup

Source;  The Opelika Observer

by Rocky Brook Potters
(Ree Drummond – The Pioneer Woman)

Ingredients:

  • 3 boneless, skinless whole chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 28-oz. can whole or diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth (more if you like the soup more liquid)
  • 15-oz.
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Hune’s Lasagna

(Hune is a nickname for my mom)

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs ground chuck
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 medium onion minced or chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 t dried parsley
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 1/8 t crushed red pepper
  • 12 oz tomato paste
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 C water
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 lb ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 lb cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 lb mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 C Parmesan cheese, shredded

Preparation:

In a large pot heat olive oil over medium heat and cook onion and garlic until softened. … Read More »

Chicken Fricassee with Spring Vegetables

Source:  Southern Living

Ingredients:

  • 8 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs (about 4 lb.) (Audra used boneless)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (Audra used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cremini mushrooms, quartered  (Audra isn’t a shroom fan so used about 1/2)
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped leek (from 1 medium leek)
  • 2 cups chicken stock  (Audra used Gluten Free)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
  • Hot cooked egg noodles  (Audra used Gluten Free rotini instead)
  • chopped fresh chives
Preparation: Step 1

Pat chicken dry, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the salt and 1⁄2 teaspoon of the pepper.… Read More »

Game Day Fried Chicken Sliders with Bacon, Apricot, Root Beer & Sesame Seed Jam and Chipotle Yogurt Drizzle

Makes 8 sliders

Active Prep Time 40 Minutes – Cook Time 55 Minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 8 brioche slider buns
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup root beer
  • 1 pack sesame snaps candy
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup dried apricots
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 chicken breast cutlets
  • 1 cup flour
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil + additional for frying
  • ½ cup salted cashews chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 individual container Greek Yogurt Plain
  • 2 chipotles in adobo plus tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 16-24 whole basil leaves

 

Directions:

For Bacon Jam:  Cut bacon into 1 inch pieces and cook until crisp. … Read More »

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

3 lbs. pork shoulder or butt, skin and excess fat removed
1 onion, chopped
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups bottled BBQ sauce (we love the Johnny Harris brand)
2 tbsp. dijon mustard
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Scatter onion over bottom of slow cooker and place pork on top.… Read More »

Ham Delights

Audra’s Favorite Tailgating Recipe originally obtained from the 1981 “Baptist Bounty” Cookbook from 1st Baptist Church of Opelika, Alabama.

Ingredients for Spread:

  • 1/2 lb butter softened
  • 3 T mustard (not the spice, real mustard from a yellow jar)
  • 3 T poppy seeds
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 t Worcestershire

Remaining Ingredients:

  • 3 packages party rolls (little square rolls in a package of about 24)
  • 1 lb shredded ham (I use Boars Head ham from Kroger Deli)
  • 1/2 lb sliced Swiss cheese

Preparation:

Split party rolls open. … Read More »

Kicked Up Brunswick Stew

Source:  East Alabama Living Magazine

“This is a favorite of ours.  It is super easy.  I can have it on the stove in 10 minutes.  It does very well in a slow cooker during the game.” ~Beth Yarbrough

Ingredients:

  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 lb chopped pork from your favorite BBQ joint (without sauce)
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16 oz) pkg.
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