Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rebop's Chicken Divine

Mouthwatering and full of flavor. That is what I was craving for dinner. This recipe is so simple even my 14 year old could do it! I served this over a wild rice mixture. Definately will make this again!

4 chicken breast cut in  half
1 cup frozen mixed veggies, chopped
1/4 cup farmer cheese, shredded 
3/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 cup breadcrumbs, divided
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Pound chicken breasts out flat until 1/4" thick.
In small bowl, stir together the chopped veggies, cheese, poultry seasoning, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, and 1/4 tsp salt. Roll 1/4 of this mixture inside each chicken breast and place in greased 8x8 baking dish, seam side down.
In saucepan, whisk together chicken broth, sour cream, corn starch & 1/2 tsp salt. Bring to boil & simmer for 5 minutes.
Pour sauce over chicken breasts in baking dish. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/4 cup bread crumbs. Bake at 400°F for 45 minutes or until baked through.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fried Black Eyed Peas

Just to be different, I thought I would make a different type of side dish to go with dinner. Make sure you season these well. Something new and different. I will definately try these out again!

1/2 pound bacon, chopped
2 cans black-eye peas, rinsed and drained
1/4 of one onion chopped thin
2 cloves of garlic minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or as needed
salt and black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.  Add onions & garlic to pan with the butter until translucent.  Mash the black-eye peas in a bowl with a fork or put in a mixer. Add the bacon into the peas, and stir in the onions & garlic and enough flour to make the mixture stick together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Form the black-eye pea mixture into patties. Add the vegetable oil into the skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties until golden brown and crispy on each side, about 4 minutes per side.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Black Magic Finishing Sauce

Now that the weather has turned beautiful, who wants to be in the kitchen cooking? I much prefer grilling out.  I found this recipe when I was trying to find a different way to make my pork chops for dinner. I usually do the same old same old...but didn't want that this time. It was a winner in my house and the family wants me to make it again!  Try it out!

1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup dry red wine
3 TBSP red wine vinegar
3 TBSP cider vinegar
2 TBSP rice vinegar

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Brush onto meat while it is cooking.

**great on pork, beef, chicken, and lamb**