Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chicken & rice with veggies


Chicken: cooked this way, mixed with homemade cooking creme- In a food processor, blend cream cheese, fresh or frozen herbs, and a small amount of milk. Pour into the pan with the cooked chicken until it's warmed.

Rice with veggies: Cook brown rice in chicken broth. Once it's cooked, turn off the heat and add shredded carrots & chopped broccoli. Replace the lid. They will steam in the residual heat. When it's cool enough to handle, grab the pot, hold the lid tight, and shake to mix.

Serve the chicken atop the rice.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Best way to cook chicken breasts

I am paranoid about food-borne illness. As a result, I tend to overcook meats until they're dry and tough. That's why I'm such a fan of the crock pot. You can be sure it's done, and it will still be moist.

Recently, thanks to pinterest, I discovered a new way to cook chicken breasts so that they aren't dry and tough.

From The Kitchn, How to cook moist and tender chicken breasts.

I tried it, it works wonderfully. I'll be cooking them this way from now on! You can even skip the flour step if you don't want to fool with it.

A condensed version of the instructions:

Pound the chicken breasts so that they're an even thickness. (Put them in a plastic baggie first)
Heat a skillet to medium heat.
Add some oil and your seasoned chicken breast.
Sear on one side for 1 minute, then flip.
Cover the pan with a lid, and turn the heat to low for 10 minutes.
When the timer goes off, turn the heat off, and set the timer for 10 minutes again. Don't lift the lid.
When the timer goes off again, the chicken will be done.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Orange cupcakes

- - the flavor, not the color. Of course, you could color the icing orange and have both.

Orange cupcakes.

Subtle but noticeable flavor, delicious cupcake.

Grab a GF Betty Crocker Yellow cake mix*- Or other gluten free cake mix that you like. Make it according to package directions, but substitute orange juice for the water.

Easy peasy.

*I love Betty Crocker's yellow cake mix. I even used it to make my sister's wedding cake and it was awesome. Apparently they've changed the recipe and some people are saying it's not as good. Haven't tried the new recipe, as I used a box that was purchased a while back. Has anyone noticed the change?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ham & Pineapple pizza


Ham, pineapple, green pepper, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese. No sauce.

On my favorite GF crust, by Bette Hagman.