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Lemon Braised Chicken

Lemon-Braised Chicken

Lemon-Braised Chicken

Ingredients

  • whole chicken- 5lbs
  • lemons- 2
  • cinnamon sticks- 2
  • fresh rosemary sprigs- 4
  • STAPLES
  • poultry seasoning (like Lawry’s perfect blend), or a combination of salt, pepper, paprika and thyme
  • butter- 2 tbspns (to sauté chicken)
  • milk- 2 cups

Instructions

  1. Remove and discard neck from chicken then rinse and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Season chicken generously with poultry seasoning.
  3. Melt butter over medium-high heat in Dutch oven or large skillet that can be transferred to oven.
  4. Saute chicken in butter breast side up first for 20 minutes until brown, then turn over with breast side down
  5. Add milk, zest from both lemons, juice from one lemon, cinnamon sticks and rosemary.
  6. Heat oven to 325⁰.
  7. Cover chicken with oven-safe lid or aluminum foil and transfer to oven to cook for 45 minutes.
  8. Remove lid and cook for an additional 30 minutes or until internal thermometer reaches 160⁰.
  9. Serve chicken carved with sauce from pan spooned over the top.
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Reincarnate The Leftover

Don’t throw out leftover roasted chicken!  Instead, reincarnate it into something fabulous like Lemon-Basil Chicken Bake:

Lemon Basil Chicken Bake Recipe

 

Meal Planning For Busy Families

Weekly Meal Plan

The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System

 

Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 7-1/4-Quart Round French Oven, Cherry Red

I had been wanting the Le Creuset cookware set for some time but had always let the price deter me from purchasing.  Then I realized that buying these beautiful pots was well worth the investment.  Made in France, each pot is cast iron and enamel coated, so no worrying about chemicals leaking into your food.

I love the way my food cooks in them, especially my French Oven.  The cast iron heats up and keeps a steady temperature to cook the food and is perfect for stews and braising.

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 7-1/4-Quart Round French Oven, Cherry Red, on sale $299.95

 

 

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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients

  • Crunchy Ranch Chicken Tenders (click on link below for recipe)
  • Spaghetti sauce- 1 jar of your favorite
  • Shredded parmesan cheese- 1 cup
  • (half of 16oz. bag)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350
  2. Line chicken fingers side by side in a casserole or baking dish
  3. Pour spaghetti sauce over the top
  4. Top with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese
  5. Bake until heated thoroughly, approximately 11 minutes
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Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Chicken Parmesan

Homemade Chicken Tenders Recipe

Crunchy Ranch Chicken Tenders

Chicken Parmesan is perfect with the following side dish:

Spaghetti With Butter Sauce

Ingredients

  • Spaghetti pasta- 1 package
  • Heavy cream (use milk if you don’t have cream)- 1/2 cup
  • STAPLES
  • Butter- 2 tbspns
  • Flour- 1/2 tbspn

Instructions

  1. Boil spaghetti in salted water until tender
  2. Drain pasta and don’t return to the pan yet
  3. Return empty pan to stove over medium-high heat; add butter until melted
  4. Add flour and sauté for about a minute
  5. Add cream or milk; stir
  6. Add cooked spaghetti to butter mixture and toss in the mixture
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Picky Eaters Weekly Meal Plan

Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti & Butter Sauce

 

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Crunchy Ranch Chicken Tenders

Crunchy Ranch Chicken Tenders

Ingredients

  • Chicken tenderloins, thawed- 3-4 lbs
  • Panko breadcrumbs- 1 box or bag
  • Ranch dressing powder mix- 1 packet
  • STAPLES
  • Eggs- 2-3
  • Flour- 1 cup
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Set up an assembly line with two wide shallow bowls and one large non-stick frying pan.
  2. In one bowl, crack eggs and beat.
  3. In the other bowl,mix together ranch mix, breadcrumbs and flour.
  4. In the pan, heat vegetable oil about ¼-inch deep over medium-high heat
  5. Dip chicken, one at a time, into egg mixture first. Then roll it around in
  6. breadcrumb mixture. Then place in pan. Repeat until pan is full.
  7. Cook chicken, turning once, until brown on both sides, approximately
  8. 5 minutes each side. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate.
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Homemade Chicken Tenders Recipe

Crunchy Ranch Chicken Tenders

Make Extra!

By making extra Homemade Chicken Tenders and storing them, not only do they make a great quick snack, but can also be reincarnated into new family dinners in just minutes. Try out my favorite 3 Recipes to make using leftover Homemade Chicken Tenders:

Leftover Chicken Tenders Recipes

3 Recipes To Make with Leftover Chicken Tenders

 

Weekly Meal Plan System

Or try my Homemade Chicken Tenders recipe in The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System:

Picky Eaters recipes

Picky Eaters Weekly Meal Plan

Crunchy Ranch Chicken Tenders are perfect with the following side dishes:

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

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Southwest Chicken Enchiladas

Cooking Video Demonstration:

Southwest Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • Stored cooked chicken breasts
  • red & green bell pepper- 1 each, deseeded and diced
  • stored diced green onion
  • cilantro- 1 bundle, hand-ripped from stems
  • queso fresco cheese- 1 round
  • green enchilada sauce- 1 28oz. can
  • corn tortillas, small- 1 dozen (or flour)
  • Staples
  • Cinnamon- 1 tspn
  • Chili powder- 1 tspn
  • Paprika- 1 tspn
  • toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place chopped cooked chicken into large mixing bowl
  3. Add half of red and green diced bell pepper and diced green onion
  4. Add half of cilantro and half of cheese, hand crumbled
  5. Add cinnamon, chili powder and paprika
  6. Top with 1/3 can of enchilada sauce; mix well
  7. Assemble enchiladas in long baking dish by spooning mixture in center of each tortilla and folding each side securing with a toothpick
  8. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top, then top with remaining cheese (crumbled by hand) and remaining diced bell peppers
  9. Remove toothpicks and bake until cooked thoroughly, approximately 15-20 minutes
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Southwest Chicken Enchiladas

Day 4: Southwest Chicken Enchiladas with Tex Mex Fried Rice

Southwest Chicken Enchiladas are perfect with the following side dishes:

Tex Mex Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • stored cooked rice
  • black beans- 1 15oz. can, drained
  • corn- 1 small 7oz. can, drained
  • diced tomatoes with green chiles- 1 14oz. can
  • Staples
  • canola oil- 3 tablespoons
  • cinnamon- 1 tspn
  • paprika- 1 tspn
  • garlic salt- 1 tspn

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat
  2. Add cooked rice, cinnamon, paprika, garlic salt, drained beans, drained corn and tomatoes
  3. Sauté until rice is tender and begins to brown, approximately 5 minutes
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