Most of us are familiar with the shrimp version, but we’ve swapped out the seafood and served it on a stick with these Bang Bang Chicken Kabobs. Freshly grilled chunky chicken skewers are slathered in a creamy, sweet & spicy sauce. It’ll leave you lickin’ fingers, plates, and definitely beggin’ for more.
Paninis are the contemporary grilled cheese. They’re the adult name for one of our favorite child hood comfort foods, and the combinations are often as modern and forward thinking as we are at this point in adulthood. Embrace the best of both worlds with these Chipotle Chicken Bacon Ranch Paninis. Crisp bacon, strips of grilled chicken, sliced tomatoes, and a spread of ranch dressing are sandwiched between two cirsp layers of grilled sourdough bread and secured between layers of chipotle seasoned cheddar cheese.
Some of the most gorgeous food presentations are often the ones that feature food served in other, edible food ‘dishes’. And that’s certainly true in this case with these Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Rice Bowls. Juicy chunks of chicken are slow simmered in a homemade teriyaki sauce. Serve them with a generous scoop of pineapple infused rice in a hollowed out pineapple bowl for a meal that’s as easy on the eyes as it is on the palette.
Soft pillowy Naan bread is piled high with chunks of crispy, pan seared chicken breasts, generously sprinkled with shredded pepper jack cheese, and liberally dotted with thinly sliced rings of vibrant mini sweet peppers. The flatbread is then lightly toasted before the addition of fresh creamy pieces of avocado, a sprinkle of crisp, crumbled bacon, and a heavy handed drizzle of our bold chipotle ranch dressing. These California Chicken Flatbread sandwiches will leave you singing ‘hallelujah’ and have everyone praying for seconds.
If you grew up in the South that you grew up with Fried Chicken as a staple in your childhood diet. You probably grew up making it or it was a rite of passage with Grandma’s ‘secret’ recipe being shared after you were a lawfully wedded women and welcomed into the female fold of adulthood. Over the years I’ve learned all kinds of secrets from some of the most southern of Southern belles, and I’ve eaten some toe curling-ly good crispy chicken over the years. Tips ranged from smashed corn flakes or mashed potato flakes for breading to lard or Crisco for frying in. Much to my mothers’ chagrin I’ve broken a bit with tradition and have put my own spin on one of the most infamous of chicken dinner recipes. Fake out your friends, your family, even your taste buds with our crispy oven fried chicken.
Italian food seems to speak right to my family’s soul. Probably because the hubs is (almost) a full blooded Italian, and through him, my boys are pretty close. We make it a point to talk to them about their heritage since it’s something we’re proud of, and we also make it a point to teach them how to make the same authentic dishes their Nonna & Nonno made for their Dad growing up so that they too can keep the tradition going for their kids.
$5, $5 foot long …
You know the jingle I’m sure. And it’s a great deal, especially for such a generously proportioned sandwich. And not surprisingly, none of our kids have any trouble (at all!) putting one down in mere minutes. They’re easy, they’re good, and with children who inhale their food, the price is right on point for us.
Are you looking for a way to spice up your dinner menu? What about a new way to ‘dress’ those chicken breasts thawing in the fridge? Let me tell y’all about this yummy Cajun Chicken Stuffed with Spinach & Pepper Jack Cheese.
I was so productive last weekend. I packed away all the shorts and t shirts and swapped them out for everybody’s jeans and sweaters. It was a cool 50 degrees all weekend and we were cozy and oh-so happy. And damn if I didn’t pat myself on the back for checking that giant task of our seasonal to-do list. Aaaaand then this weeek rolled around bringing us 70 degrees and you’d have thought I was trying to torture my boys.
Any who, it may not seem like Winter is coming from the weather, despite what our wardrobe (and the local weatherman) says, but I can tell– especially as we shift from using the grill, and move firmly into oven and crockpot territory.
I try to follow the news and stay abreast of current events, and there’s currently articles circulating everywhere on the web over the recent results of a scientific study that found cheese (yes, you read that right, plain old cheese) to be as addictive as hard drugs. Basically, cheese is crack.
This explains so much.
And it makes me feel much better about posting a recipe with the word ‘crack’ in the title.