Thursday, April 29, 2010

South of the Border Chicken Skillet

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
1 medium green bell pepper seeded and diced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup salsa
3/4 cup water
1 can kidney beans
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup quick cooking rice

In a large nonstick skillet cook the chicken, pepper and garlic in oil over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the chicken turns white about 6-8 minutes.

Add salsa, water, kidney beans, chili powder and salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Add rice and stir into sauce. Cover remove pan from heat and allow to sit until rice is tender, about 5 minutes.

Bring to a boil. Ad the rice and stir into sauce . Cover, remove pan from heat and allow to sit until rice is tener, about 5 minutes.

Makes 4 generous 1 cup servings.

Simple Chicken Enchiladas

5 cups of chicken, chopped
2 cans Cream of chicken soup
1 soup can full of chicken broth (about 1 1/4 cups)
3 green onions, chopped (use some greens)
10 flour tortillas 6 or 8 inch size
1 lb. colby jack cheese
8 oz salsa ( you can use more)

Cook the chicken breasts and remove any bones or skin. Chop meat

Add broth to soup to make a sauce. Add raw onions to the sauce.

Dip tortillas in sauce. ( You can put some in a 9 inch round cake pan.) Fill with a spoon full of chicken and a spoonful of cheese. Roll up and place in a sprayed 9 X 13 inch baking pan.

When all rolled, pour extra sauce over enchilladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese over all. Spoon salsa over cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly.

Makes about 10 enchiladas.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Classic Sour Cream Banana Bread

This recipe came from and my daughter and I tried it this afternoon! Delicious! This recipe will only make one loaf so I doubled it so I could make two at a time.

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed fully ripe bananas (about three)
1 cup Sour Cream
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups Flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 salt
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Heat the oven to 350 degrees

Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add bananas, sour cream, and eggs and mix well. add combined dry ingredients mix untile moistened. Stir in nuts (if desired)
Pour in to greased and floured 9X5 inch loaf pan

Bake 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes and remove to place on a wire rack. Cool Completely and refrigerate leftovers.

*You can make a cinnamon sugar mixture and use that to dust your pan in place of the flour and then sprinkle some on top of the dough before baking.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Rice a Roni and Chicken Casserole

Ok- this is what we are having for dinner tonight! I found this recipe incomplete- there was no temperature for the oven and it didn't say how long to bake it for so I improvised!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Double this recipe for a 9X13 pan

1 pkg Rice a Roni Chicken flavor- cooked acording to the directions on the package.


3 chicken breasts cooked and cubed (I boiled mine to cook them)
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup

Spray Casserole Dish and take one sleeve of ritz crackers and smash them in a bowl and mix with 3/4 cup of melted butter or margerine. Place the smashed ritz cracker mixture in the bottom of the pan and spread it across the pan. Pour the Chicken and Rice a Roni Mixture over the top of the crackers.

Bake for 45 minutes and serve! Delicious! Enjoy!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Florida Chicken

Try this recipe for a quick and easy meal!

1 chicken breast per person cut up
1 cup OJ- add more as needed depending on how much chicken you are cooking.

Chicken cut in to cubes.
Brown chicken in a pan.
Add oj and reduce.

Serve over rice

Ready to eat in 25 mins.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Individual Minature Cheesecakes

This is a recipe that is lower in calories, fat and carbs. How can this be with a cheesecake? Try this recipe and see for yourself!

1 cup 5% ricotta cheese
1 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 medium egg
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

(I made this last night and I think I will add 1/2 a tsp of lemon juice to give it a little tang next time- it was really good and I will fix it again but it needs a little lemon juice- Just my two cents! :)

Topping: Fresh Fruit of your choice

In a food processor, combine ricotta chese, cottage cheese and sugar:puree until smooth. Beat in egg. Blend in sour cream, corn starch and vanilla until well mixed. Divide batter among muffin cups. Set muffin tin in larger pan and pour in enough hot water to come half way up sides. Bake 30-35 at 350 degrees or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from water bath; cool on wire rack. Chill.

Serve with frest fruit of your choice on top.

127 calories
8 grams Fat
9 grams Carbohydrates
0 fiber

Crockpot Lemon Pepper Chicken

Here is another easy recipe that you can start in the morning and leave until dinner!

4-6 chicken breasts (usually use the skinless boneless ones and mine are usually frozen)

3 Tablespoons of Lemon Pepper Seasoning

1 cup of Chicken Broth

Cook on high for 6 hours at least.

Dinner is ready!

Serve with Rice or potatoes!

Try it today!