Chicken · Dinner · Lunch · Meat · Soups · Uncategorized


You’ll need:

1 large chicken breast cooked and diced

2 links smoked sausage cut into 2 inch slices

1 lb uncooked shrimp tail on

1 cup celery

4 garlic cloves minced

1/2 pablano pepper diced

1 yellow onion diced

1 tsp dried thyme

1 14oz can diced tomatoes

1-2 Cajun style flavor cube McCormick (in seasoning isle)

6 cups water

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup butter

Green onions chopped

2 cups uncooked brown rice

First chop all veggies and slice meats. In a Dutch oven add in chopped onions and minced garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Sauté until soft the. Add in chopped pepper and celery. Cook for a few minutes until they are soft then remove and place into bowl. Add in butter and melt and then slowly add in the flour and make a past. As soon as paste forms add in water slowly stirring until you have all water in. Add flavor cube and stir. Start with one cub and once gets boiling taste of you need to add a second one do that after it has been boiling for at least 10 minutes. Add in all veggies, seasoning, can tomatoes, cubed chicken and sliced smoked sausage. (Don’t add shrimp at this time) Bring everything to a boil and let boil for 12-15 minutes stirring occasionally. Cook rice as directed separately. After boiling for 15 minutes add in shrimp and boil another 3-5 minutes remove from heat. If it doesn’t have enough spice you can add some Cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to taste. Then to serve place rice in bowl and top with gumbo sprinkle on chopped fresh green onions and enjoy!!!

Chicken · Dinner · Lemon Chicken & Kale Soup · Lunch · Soups

Lemon Chicken & Kale soup

You’ll need:

4 chicken thighs or any chicken I guess

8 baby carrots diced

1 onion diced

1 cup chopped celery (use the heart with leaves)

2 garlic cloves

3 cups fresh kale

4-6 cups of water

1-2 Chicken cubes or tsp bouillon

2 lemons

First in a Dutch oven drizzle pan with olive oil. Dice up the onions, carrots, celery and garlic cloves. Add these to pot and began to sauté in medium heat, until they become fragrant and began to soften. About 6 minutes or so. Then add in watch and uncooked chicken. Cover and bring to a boil. Let boil for 20 minutes or until the chicken is falling off the bone. Cut lemon in quarters and squeeze into pot. Drop lemons into pot also. Add chicken bouillon, and stir. Last add in kale and cover and boil another few minutes until kale is wilted. To serve place a lemon slice in each bowl. That’s it enjoy. It’s a nice light bright soup.

Chicken · Dinner · Low Carb Dish

Hummus crusted chicken breast

You’ll need:

2-4 Chicken breast halved lengthwise

1/2 cup Leftover hummus

4-6 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper

(Chimichurri recipe for green sauce)

Make sure your chicken breast are thin enough so they cook fairly quick. About as think as chicken tenders, you can use chicken tenders if you would like! Then all you do is salt and pepper both sides of chicken then coat one side chicken with a coat of hummus. In skilled heat oil so it’s sizzling then drop in chicken with hummus side down let cook for 3 minutes so it vegans to crust. Smear other side of chicken with hummus then turn over and seat other side another 3 minutes. Place into ore heated oven at 400 for 4 minutes to make sure chicken is cooked clear through. That’s is! How easy! Serve hot or cold! Enjoy!

Chicken · Dinner · Low Carb Dish

Lemon and stone ground mustard chicken

You’ll need:

6-8 chicken thighs skin on or off your choice

4 tbsp whole grain mustard

3 tbsp lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tbsp dried thyme

3 tbsp capers

3 tbsp chopped fresh dill

2 lemons sliced

Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 275. Then get chicken in either a glass baking pan or a cast iron pan. Then salt and pepper the “skin” side up. Then in a bowl or measuring cup add oil, mustard, lemon juice, thyme, and dill. Mix well and then spoon over the top of each chicken piece. Add sliced lemons around in pan and sprinkle capers around evenly. Then place into oven uncovered for an hour. If you want a crispier skin you can leave a little longer but you don’t over cook and dry out chicken either so maybe 15 minutes longer max to avoid dry chicken. Then remove chicken and place into serving bowl. Sprinkle with fresh dill and serve with a lemon wedge.

I like to make a lemon sauce so I pour out the juice that has cooked off the chicken. Add 4 tbsp butter to pan and 2 tbsp flour and make a rue. As soon as in a paste form add back a little of the chicken drippings about a half cup at a time and stirring until flour mix smoothies into the juice then add a little more. Do this for about a cup of broth. Then add in 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1 tbsp lemon juice and bring to a simmer. As salt and pepper to taste and enjoy! I serve pasta with this.

To assemble place cooked pasta a pound, and place into serving bowl, pour sauce over top and mix. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and then top with a piece of chicken a lemon wedge and Enjoy!! 😉

Chicken · Dinner · Lunch · Soups

Chicken Dumplings

You need:

3-4 chicken breast cooked and shredded

1 cup chopped carrots

1 cups diced celery

1 medium onion diced

2 tbsp butter

8 cups chicken stock

1 tbsp thyme (dried)

Salt and pepper to taste


2 cups flour

2 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tbsp parsley flakes

1 tsp thyme

4 tbsp butter soft

2/3 cup milk plus a few more tbsp

First cook and shredded chicken. Then dice and chop veggies. Drizzle sauté pan with olive oil and add 2 tbsp butter. Add in veggies and sauté until they become fragrant and soften. Pour in chicken stock and bring to a boil. Let boil about 10-15 minutes until carrots and veggies are soft. Make sure cover is tight so that you don’t boil down liquid (If to much stock boils off make sure to add a cup of water and bring back to a boil)

In a bowl add all ingredients for dumplings and mix. Dough should be thick and a tad sticky but not wet. Drop dough into boiling pot a tbsp and a pinch more. Do not stir, cover and leave on a low boil for about 7-10 minutes until dumplings are puffy and cooked through. Keep warm and serve! Enjoy!

Chicken · Dinner · PASTA

Creamy tomato rigatoni & herbed chicken

You’ll need:

1 pound uncooked rigatoni

1- 28oz can crushed tomatoes

1- 28oz can diced tomatoes

1/2 cup yellow onion chopped

4 garlic cloves minced

4 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp butter

1 cup heavy cream

2-3 cooked chicken breast sliced

1 tbsp oregano

1 tbsp basil

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tbsp crushed red pepper

First cook noodles, drain and set aside in a serving bowl.

In sauté pan drizzle with olive oil then drop in sliced cooked chicken. Add 1 tbsp oregano and 1 tsp basil and garlic salt and mix well. Heat chicken until starting to brown then remove and place into serving bowl.

For sauce: in pan used for chicken, drizzle with olive oil and add 2 tbsp butter, sauté onions and garlic until translucent. Then pour in crushed tomatoes, and diced tomatoes, Add in 1 tsp basil and 1 tsp oregano, 1 tbsp crushed red pepper and salt to taste. Bring to a boil then add in heavy cream and mix turn off heat and stir for another minute or so. Pour sauce over noddles. Top with fresh chopped parsley and fresh grated Parmesan cheese. (If you like a little heat serve with crushed red peppers)

That’s it serve with cooked chicken, garlic bread and side salad! Enjoy!

Chicken · Dinner · Soups

Chicken Enchilada Soup

You’ll need:

2 cups shredded chicken (or any leftover chicken will work)

1- 28oz can diced tomatoes

1- 28oz green enchilada sauce (mild or spicy if you want even more of a kick)

1- 6oz can diced green chili’s

2 cups chicken stock

1 cup heavy cream

4oz cubes valveta

3oz cubes cream cheese (1/3 a brick)

1 yellow onion diced

4 garlic cloves minced

4 tbsp olive oil

1- 16oz can black beans (drained & rinsed)

(You can add a can of corn if you would like also)

1 tbsp taco seasoning

Avocado for topping

Cilantro for topping

Lime wedge for serving

Okay so I had left over shredded taco chicken and some cheese dip that I needed to use up. So I made this soup. The valveta and cream cheese are the base of what the dip was so if you don’t want to use these in soup they are not a must but they did add a little extra “Yum” to this soup! 😉

So first chop onion and mince garlic and drizzle pan with olive oil and sauté until tender. About 4 minutes. Then add in the chicken, chicken stock, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, valvet cheese, cream cheese and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil. Once that is boiling add in the black beans, green chili’s and corn if your adding corn. Bring back to a roaring boil for 2-3 minutes then add 1 cup heavy cream. Stir well and let heat another minute. Put into bowls top with fresh avocados, cilantro and lime wedge. (Sour cream if you would like to) serve with tortilla chips! Enjoy!

Makes 10-12 1/2 cup servings

Appetizers · Chicken · Dinner · Dressings & Marinades · PASTA · SeaFood · Side Dishes

Roasted garlic & thyme

You’ll need:

Garlic heads (as many as you want to bake) 😉

1 tbsp olive oil (per garlic head)

2-3 thyme sprigs per garlic head

Salt for sprinkling

Roasted garlic there is nothing like it! Here is a simple way to get amazing flavor and add to many dishes or sides!

Take tin foil (enough to wrap around garlic heads) Cut tips of garlic bulbs off so that each piece of garlic is expose on top. Place thyme down on foil and garlic on top. Drizzle with olive oil so that the oil runs into all the garlic clove pieces. Salt the tops and drizzle a little more oil on side into foil. Wrap and place into a pre heated oven @350 degrees. Bake for 35 minutes, if you want a sweeter garlic bulb continue to roast an additional 15 minutes allowing to Caramelize. Remove and squeeze the ends of each garlic piece and it will pop out. I like to add the garlic to hummus, mix into butter and spread into a baguette or keep in olive oil to use when I need. I will take and each the heads plain. (I know I know you have to be a garlic LOVER for that and I am) 🤗

Check out my roasted hummus garlic recipe.

Or to store garlic in olive oil place garlic into a glass mason jar fill so garlic is covered and put on lid. Make sure you keep in refrigerator as it can cause botulism if left on the counter. (No one wants any of that) Take out when needed end as always, Enjoy! 😊

Chicken · Dinner

Easy chicken cordon bleu

You’ll need:

2 large fat chicken breast or (I sliced into three thin layers) or 3 regular size chicken breast cut in half. You want them pretty thin!

2 cups mozzarella cheese

6 slices Swiss cheese

6 ham slices (I used pre cooked sliced ham)

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

3 tbsp Dijon mustard

3 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp parsley flakes

4 garlic cloves chopped

4 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp butter

3/4 cup flour

Salt and pepper

Okay I know this looks like a lot but and it’s going to be overwhelming but it’s not. First slice chicken into thin 1/4″ thick and 4oz pieces, roughly. (thin😉 you want them pretty thin)

Okay so salt and pepper and sprinkle each side with parsley flakes. Then pour flour onto a plate and dip each side of chicken into the flour and coat each side. In a cast iron skillet heat half the oil and half the butter. Add chicken and brown each side of chicken, remove from pan and set aside into plate. (Chicken won’t be cooked through so don’t eat at this point) next add remaining butter and oil and add chopped garlic and sauté a few seconds. Add in the ham (I have 6 slices of ham that i chopped into strips) let sauté 30-45 seconds to brown then remove and place with chicken in plate. Leave as much garlic as possible in pan. Then add in the remaining flour from the plate about 3 tbsp to butter in pan and mix well. In bowl mix chicken broth, Dijon and lemon juice mix well. In small increments pour in liquid and whisk vigorously until flour mixes with juice, make sure the flour isn’t clumping. Bring liquid to boil and then add back to pan the chicken and ham. Let boil 3 minutes then top each piece with Swiss cheese and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with parsley and place into oven at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes until the cheese is melted and begins to crisp on top. Remove from oven and place on top of couscous for serving. Take some of the sauce and spoon a few tablespoons over top.

I served with couscous, for that I mixed together 2 cups chicken stalk 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tsp Dijon mustard with 1 tbsp parsley flakes. Bring liquid to a boil and pour in 2 cups couscous and stir, remove from heat cover and ready in 3 minutes. (You must addv😌 these ingredients to shopping list on top as they are not factored in) 😉

For asparagus cut off the ends and add to a pot steam in water for 4-7 minutes depending on how thick it is. Sprinkle with garlic salt, Parmesan cheese and squeeze 1/2 lemon over top. Serve hot! (Same for this add to shopping list! 😉👌) Enjoy 😊