Category: Chicken


Sesame Chicken

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Ingredients:

4 large boneless/skinless chicken breasts (cut in cubes/bite size pieces)

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 tbs. cornstarch

1 tsp. of fresh ginger

2 tbs. of sesame seeds

1/4 cup sesame oil (olive oil if your prefer)

Directions:

1. In a skillet add sesame oil (or olive). Put in chicken pieces. Cook chicken for 5 to 7 minutes until chicken is white in color throughout.

2. In a bowl, mix honey, soy sauce, water, corn starch and ginger. Beat or mix until smooth.

3. On a medium heat, pour sauce over chicken. Sauce should begin to thicken a little. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

4. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Serve hot. Serves 4.

Ingredients:

8 chicken cutlets (thinly sliced)

1/2 lb. string beans (ends trimmed and rinsed)

1 cup sundried tomatoes in olive oil (chopped)

1 (8 0z.) can of artichoke hearts (chopped)

1/3 cup olive oil plus 1 tbsp.

3 cloves of garlic (chopped)

sea salt and black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, boil string beans in boiling water for 12 minutes. Drain well.
  2. In a large skillet, put olive oil. Add garlic. Brown for a minute and then add string beans, artichoke hearts and sundered tomatoes. Stir well. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes (keep stirring) and remove from heat. Keep covered in a bowl.
  3. Use same skillet. Add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add cutlets. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and black pepper. Cook on both sides.
  4. When all cutlets are cooked add string bean mixture back to the skillet. Make sure all is heated well. Serve hot.

Mr. C.’s Chicken Ricotta Parmesan

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Ingredients:

8 thin slices chicken cutlets

2 cups tomato sauce

2 cups fresh ricotta cheese

1 lb. piece fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced into 8 thin slices)

sea salt

4 fresh basil leaves (chopped)

olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet put 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Cook chicken cutlets on both sides for about 3 minutes each.
  2. In a large baking pan, coat the bottom with tomato sauce. Place cooked cutlets in pan. Put a little tomato sauce on top of each cutlet.
  3. Put a dollop of fresh ricotta cheese on top of each cutlet. Spread the ricotta evenly on top.
  4. Put a slice of mozzarella on top of each cutlet. Sprinkle with sea salt and basil.IMG_5320
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 1o minutes until cheese is melted. IMG_5322   Serves 3 to 4 people.

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Grilled Chicken With Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

Ingredients:

4 thick boneless chicken breasts (thin enough for a sandwich)

2 large tomatoes (sliced)

1 lb. piece fresh mozzarella (sliced)

4 pieces of fresh basil

olive oil (to drizzle over tomatoes)

sea salt

Directions:

1. Marinate chicken breasts with your favorite marinade. (a simple olive oil and balsamic vinegar is always good)

2. Grill chicken on each side for 5-6 minutes. (Chicken should be white on the inside when cooked.)

3. On your favorite bread, layer tomatoes and mozzarella on the grilled chicken. Sprinkle with a little sea salt. Drizzle a little olive oil on the tomatoes. Put a basil leaf on top.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

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Turkey Munster Focaccia Sandwich

 

Ingredients:

focaccia bread (enough for 4 sandwiches)

1/2 lb. sliced ham

1/2 lb. sliced munster cheese

1/2 cup fresh spinach (rinsed and drained)

1/2 cup roasted red peppers (sliced)

2 tbs.olive oil

1 tbs. balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Cut focaccia into thick slices.

2. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir well.

3. Drizzle a little oil on each slice of bread.

4. Layer ham, munster cheese, fresh spinach and roasted red peppers.

5. Put together and enjoy.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

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Ingredients:
1 whole chicken (cut up into pieces)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup paprika
1 tbsp. ground black pepper
1 tbsp. sea salt
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
Directions:
1. Mix all spices in an a large Ziploc bag.
2. Add chicken pieces to Ziploc bag. Shake well.
3. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. (Overnight is even better.)
Cooking Options:
1.) Barbecue on a grill. Turning frequently. About 20 minute cooking time. (Make sure chicken is well cooked.)    Or
2.) Preheat oven to 35o degrees and bake for 45 minutes.
*Note: Certain chicken pieces will cook faster than others. Make sure all chicken is cooked well.

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Ingredients:

2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil (plus 2 tbs)

3 lbs. chicken breasts (boneless and skinless) cut into 1/2 inch bite size pieces

1 large onion ( chopped )

1 cup chicken stock

2  cups apricot all fruit spread or apricot preserves

1 1/4 lb. string beans (ends trimmed)

3 cloves of garlic (chopped)

sea salt

black pepper

Directions:

1. In a pot of water, boil string beans for 8 minutes and drain well. Set to the side.

2. In a large skillet add olive oil. Heat up and add chicken.

3. Season with salt and pepper.

4.  Brown the chicken for 5 minutes and then add onions. Cook 5 minutes more. Add a drop more of olive oil if needed.

5.  Add chicken stock. When stock comes to a bubble, add preserves and stir to combine.

6. Cover pan. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

7. In another skillet, put 2 tbs. olive. Brown garlic and add string beans. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and black pepper.

8. Put string beans on a plate and put apricot chicken on top. (See photo)

Serve hot. Serves 4 people.

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Ingredients:

1 lb. ground chicken

2 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. black pepper

1 cup fresh basil (packed into cup)

1 clove of garlic

1/4 cup pignoli nuts

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

3 tbsp. olive oil

2 avocados (sliced)

a bunch of red leaf lettuce (rinsed, drained and torn)

Directions:

1. In a food processor, put basil, garlic, pignoli nuts, parmesan cheese and olive oil. Pulse until smooth. If you need a little more oil, add a drop more. Leave pesto to the side.

2. Mix ground chicken with sea salt and black pepper. Form into 4 burgers.

3. Grill burgers for at least 10 minutes. (Turn over after 5 minutes.)

4. On ciabatta bread or a roll, put a tbsp. of pesto on inside of roll. Place burger. Put lettuce and slice avocado on top.

*Serve with french fries. (Optional)

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Ingredients:
8 chicken cutlets
2 cups roasted peppers
8 slices fresh mozzarella
8 large pita breads
1 cup fresh basil
1 clove of garlic
1/2 cup grated cheese
olive oil
sea salt
Directions:
1. In a large skillet put 1 tsp. of olive oil. Cook chicken cutlets for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle a little sea salt. (Turn over a few times.) Set to the side.
2. In a food processor, put basil, grated cheese, garlic and 3 tbsp. of olive oil. Mix well.
3. Take 2 pita breads. Put a teaspoon of pesto on both. Spread evenly.
4. Put 2 chicken cutlets on pita bread. Put 2 slice of mozzarella. Put a few roasted peppers on top. (Repeat and make 3 more paninis.)
5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
6. Put pitas on a baking pan and bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes, until pita is crisp and mozzarella has melted.
*If you have a panini maker, use that. But for those who don’t, the oven is just as good.

Homemade Mu Shu Chicken

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Ingredients:

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

2 large eggs whites (beaten)

2 tsp.  minced ginger

1 garlic clove (minced)

3 cups chopped cabbage’

1 cup shredded carrots

5 shiitake mushrooms (sliced)

2 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce

3 tbsp. hoisin sauce

1 tsp. sesame oil

3 cups cooked, shredded chicken

1/4 cup scallions (sliced)

Directions:

1. Heat 1 tbsp. vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat.  Scramble the eggs. When done set to the side.
2. Heat 1 tbsp. vegetable oil in the skillet  Add ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
3. Add cabbage, carrots and mushrooms. Cook for about 5 minutes. (add a drop more oil if needed)
4. Stir in the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil.
5. Add the cooked chicken an eggs to the skillet. Mix and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
*Serve in warm tortillas.

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Ingredients:

4 skinless boneless chicken breasts (1/4 in. thick)

8 slices munster cheese

1/2 cup sundried tomatoes (in olive oil)

1 cup fresh arugula (rinsed and drained well)

4 hero breads

sea salt and black pepper

Directions:

1. On a grill with a little olive oil, grill chicken breasts. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper. Cook on both sides. Cook for about 8 minutes. (depends on the thickness of chicken) *Chicken should be well cooked.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. When chicken is cooked, place chicken on a baking pan. Place 2 slices of munster cheese on each chicken breast. Put in oven for about 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.

3. Slice hero bread. (see photo)

4. Drizzle a little olive oil on bread. Put some arugula on bread. Place chicken breast on bread and top with sundried tomatoes. (See photo.)