Thursday, July 8, 2010

gOt cHiKiN Blogiversary!

So I didn't even realize it's been the one year mark until I got a comment on one of my posts wishing me a happy blogiversary....really, did I forget? It was 2 days ago, so.....to celebrate I'm going to share some of my favorite CHIKIN recipes! :)

Crockpot Italian Chicken

2 pkgs dry Italian mix

3 cans crm chik soup

6-8 chik breasts

Cook on med-high for 4-6 hours.

add 1 cup sour cream the last hour

Eat on rice or (my favorite) fettuccine noodles!

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Chicken Roll-ups

2 cans (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

Pull apart each triangle and shape each one into a circle-there should be 16 if you use 2 cans, 8 if you use 1 can of rolls.

Filling:

-4 oz. Cream cheese (softened so it’s creamy when mixed)

-poultry seasoning (I use Spike) add as much or little as you like…I used about 3-4 T

-chicken- 1 can of chicken… or about 1-2 frozen breasts

-2 T butter-softend NOT melted….or it will be too greasy and makes it difficult to keep it closed.

Mix, then put about 1 T of mixture onto each dough circle. Wrap edges around chicken mix and pinch together, make sure none of the mix is falling out. Roll each roll-up into butter, then roll into crumbs. ( I used saltine crackers. You can use bread crumbs, or cornflakes. Just put in blender till finely blended.

Sauce:

a can of cream of chicken soup, add ½ can water, heat up and pour over roll-ups!

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 min. or until golden brown.

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Orange and Honey Glazed Chicken Breasts

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4-6 oz each)

Glaze
3 T frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 teaspoons honey
1 T roasted garlic olive oil (I just put some minced garlic in with olive oil)
Pinch ground cinnamon
pinch ground cayenne pepper

Stuffing
1/4 cup currants (I have NO idea what those are, so all this time I've just been substituting it with black beans....that's what the pic looks like it has anyways and it tastes just fine.:)

1 T frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/4 c minced onion
1/4 chopped green olives (didn't have them, so just used black olives)
3 T fresh bread crumbs
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon roasted garlic olive oil
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch ground cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a 13x9x2 inch baking pan with foil, dull side toward food.
Cut a deep pocket in each chicken breast half; set aside.
Combine glaze ingredients in a small bowl, set aside. For stuffing, combine currants and 1 T orange juice concentrate in a medium bowl. Add remaining stuffing ingredients.
Stuff each chicken breast half with one-fourth of the stuffing mixture. Flatten breast halves with hand to make uniform in thickness. sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place stuffed chicken breasts in foil lined pan. Cover with another sheet of foil, dull side facing toward food.
Bake 15 min. uncover. Brush with glaze, continue baking 8 to 12 min. longer, brushing with glaze after 4 min. until chicken is tender and juices run clear or meat thermometer reads 170 F.
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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken filling

3 T oil

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 c water chestnuts 1 can-chopped finely

3 T chopped onions

1 t minced garlic

4-5 iceberg lettuce leaves

Cook chicken in oil. Dice or shred it, put in pan. Add onions, garlic and water chestnuts. ADD 2 t vinegar, 2 T soy sauce and 2 T sugar. Place about 1/2 cup on each lettuce leaf. Roll up.

Dipping sauce

2 t. rice wine vinegar

2 T. soy sauce

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

2 T ketchup

1 T lemon juice

1/8 t sesame oil or regular oil

1 T mustard

2 t garlic chipotle sauce *optional*

For sauce- dissolve sugar in water in small bowl. Add soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, lemon juice and oil. Mix and refrigerate. Dip lettuce rolls in sauce and enjoy!

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll-ups

Take chicken breast, roll in butter, wrap swiss cheese around chicken, then ham around the cheese.

Spray with canola oil. Roll in bread crumbs (blend Stauffer's bread crumbs-same stuff used for stuffing). spray again so crumbs stick well.

Mix 1 cup sour cream, 1 can cream chicken soup plus a little water to thin just a bit. Pour a dallop on each piece. Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 min.



You should try every one of these, they're quite tasty! Enjoy! :)

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5 comments from awesome people!:

Amber said...

Yay thanks for posting these! And happy blogiversary!

Michelle Nielson said...

Yay! Happy blogiversary! :) and thanks for the recipes! I'm always looking to try out new dinners! :)

Jenny said...

Wow...a year already?! I love this blog...thank you for creating it!

goodies said...

did i win??? are you making me chicken dinner? ha ;)

lArZ said...

Thank you all!
haha you know it Tam, when you have that precious baby, I'll bring you a chicken dinner! :)