Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spicy Chicken Turnovers

1 Rotisserie Chicken skinned and peeled off the bone
1 can of corn drained
1 onion chopped
1 red pepper chopped or red pepper flakes
1 jalapeno chopped and seeds taken out
chopped or minced garlic
seasoning of choice  I used applewood
1 jar of turkey gravy
2 tbs of olive oil
a splash of lemon juice
2 sheets of frozen puff pastry dough
1 egg beaten

Preheat oven to 400

Saute the corn, onion, pepper jalapeno and garlic in olive oil a couple of minutes, then turn off the stove.  Add chicken,gravy, lemon juice and seasoning.
Unfold the pastry dough and cut into 4 squares.  Divide the chicken mixture in the center of each one.  Brush the edges with the egg and fold over like a triangle and press together with a fork.  Place them on a sprayed cooking sheet and brush the tops with remaining egg.  Bake about 15 minutes until golden brown.
Yummy, like a chicken pot pie in a pastry.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

St Pattys Day Reuben Casserole

We tried something different St Pattys Day and it was a hit.  If you like a Reuben Sandwich, try this.

I cooked my corn beef brisket in the crock pot for a good 12 hours on low just covering with some beef broth and water to simmer.  Then I cutoff the fatty parts and shredded the corned beef, it was easy to do this after leaving in the crock pot that long. I believe it was 3 lbs.

5 cups uncooked egg noodles
1 pkg fresh sauerkraut ( this was with the corned beef at the meat dept)
2 cans of cream of chicken soup undiluted
3/4 cup milk
1 large chopped onion ( I used my mini food processor) You could also buy the frozen already chopped
3 tablespoons dijon mustard
chopped or shredded corned beef
2 cups shredded swiss cheese
3 slices rye bread
2 tablespoons melted butter

Cook the noodles
Combine the sauerkraut, soup, milk, onion and mustard
Drain the noodles and stir into the sauerkrat mixture
Transfer to a greased 9 x 13 pan
Sprinkle the corned beef and cheese on top
Put the bread in food processor and chop, then coat it in the butter, sprinkle on top of casserole and bake uncovered at 350 for 45 minutes

Monday, March 14, 2011

Triple Delicious Chocolate Cake

Do you have a chocolate craving like we do?  My family loves this chocolate cake recipe.  We made it yesterday after Brylie and I did horseplay.  She helped and yummy.

1 pkg Duncan Hines Fudge or Devils Food cake mix
1 pkg chocolate instant pudding
1 8 oz container sour cream
 4 eggs
 1/2 c water
 1/2 c canola oil
2 cups dark chocolate chips

Put first 6 ingredients in a bowl and mix  then add the chips
Spray a bundt pan and lightly dust with flour
Bake at 350 for 60 minutes

I use a dark chocolate sauce on top when cooled.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Chicken Parmesan Roll

Here's a recipe I took a take on last night from Food Network.   It was delicious.

In a seasoned cast iron skillet add: Preheat oven to 450
1 cup of fat free chicken broth
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes with jalapeno's or  what ever blend you like
basil, salt and pepper
Put the cast iron skillet in the oven to roast for about 20 minutes

While that is cooking
flatten 3 boneless breast
season with kosher salt and pepper - place smooth side down
sprinkle mozzarella and italian blend of shredded cheese  on top
sprinkle on some parsley and roll up starting at the short end and secure with a tooth pick

2 egg whites beated in a bowl
Panko bread crumbs with some parmesan in a bowl
Dip the chicken in the egg white and then the bread crumbs to coat.

When I took the tomatoes out, I transfered them to another dish and used the pan to cook the chicken.
I used olive oil and simmered about 10 minutes on each side to get nice and brown and cooked through.  I then added the tomato mixture to the pan before serving.

I served this with polenta sliced and put on a cookie sheet with some marinara on 350 for 20 minutes
I baked this while chicken is cooking.

It was tasty and everyone here loved it.