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Your favorite Chicken Parmesan dish is now available in sandwich form with Chicken Parmesan Sloppy Joe’s.  These Sloppy Joe’s are a delectable mixture of chicken, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and breadcrumbs.  It’s a very family / kid friendly meal and tastes amazing!  Plus, it’s ready in under 30 minutes. The recipe can be found here. Start by adding the breadcrumbs to a small skillet.  Heat over medium heat until lightly toasted.  Stir occasionally so they don’t burn!  Remove the breadcrumbs to a plate or bowl to cool and set aside.  Do not leave them in the skillet at they will continue to toast in the hot pan! Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the ground chicken and onion.  Cook until the meat is cooked through, and the onions are soft and translucent.  Break apart the chicken into small chunks as it cooks. Add the Italian seasoning and stir to combine. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste and … Continue reading

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Step up your Sloppy Joe game with Chicken Bacon Ranch Sloppy Joe’s!  Ready in under 30 minutes, these Sloppy Joe’s are a yummy mixture of chicken, bacon, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, and ranch seasoning all sandwiched between a bun.  If you’ve ever had anything chicken-bacon-ranch flavored before, you know what I’m talking about 😊  This recipe is a win! The recipe can be found here. Start by heating a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add the bacon and cook according to package instructions.  Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain some of the grease.  Do not drain the grease from the pan – you will be cooking the other ingredients in the bacon grease. Reduce the heat to medium and add the chopped onion.  Cook until soft and translucent.  This shouldn’t take long because the bacon grease will already be plenty hot! Add the ground chicken to the skillet and cook until … Continue reading

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Sheet pan meals are becoming more frequent at our house.  They are easy to assemble and quick to cleanup because all the cooking happens on…you guessed it…a sheet pan.  We have a 2-person household as well, so the sheet pan meals are often enough to have for 2 meals.  Depending on how busy we are during the week, this is either 2 dinners or 1 dinner and 1 lunch for us.  The combinations are endless as well!  We primarily make chicken with a vegetable on the side, but you could try turkey breasts, pork chops, etc. with any vegetable (or vegetables) of your choosing. My favorite recipe is for Sheet Pan Pretzel Encrusted Honey Mustard Chicken with Potatoes.  I think coating to the chicken adds a fun element to the dish because you had added texture and flavor instead of just plain chicken.  So, you get tender chicken in each bite with a little crunch.  The combination of … Continue reading

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Beer Can Whole Grilled Chicken is a fun way to cook chicken.  You need a beer can chicken stand to do this.  The stand along with the can of beer and chicken legs helps support the chicken on the grill, and the beer helps keep the chicken moist while grilling.  I don’t taste a lot of beer flavor in the chicken but if this is a concern of yours, you could easily swap out the beer for a can of pop – any cola flavor will work well.  Coca Cola or Dr Pepper seem to be the most popular, but I bet you could get a hint of citrus flavor if you used Mountain Dew. The recipe can be found here. Preheat the grill to 350 – 375 degrees F.  If you have an upper rack in your grill, remove it before preheating because the chicken will not fit with … Continue reading

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If you read my last blog, you know how much we love sandwiches (or sliders) at our house.  Another food we are obsessed with is chicken wings.  They are so easy to make and can be pair with tons of different sauces to create different flavor combinations.  I want to share with you 3 new chicken wing recipes that are inspired by Asian and Mexican dishes. Orange Chicken Wings Asian Zing Chicken Wings Taco Chicken Wings   All 3 recipes are pretty simply to whip up and have amazing flavor! First up is Orange Chicken Wings.  Think of the orange chicken dish you order at a Chinese restaurant – these chicken wings have a very similar flavor and are bursting with an orangey-citrus taste.  So good! The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the … Continue reading

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Are you ever hosting a party or having a few guests over for dinner but don’t know what to serve?  I always struggle with what to cook because I want my guests to enjoy the meal but also want time to socialize and not be stuck in the kitchen.  Pulled chicken or pulled pork is always a good option.  You can prepare it in the slow cooker so it’s no fuss, it feeds a crowd, and is great to serve for a build-your-own-sandwich bar.  Or you can make it for yourself to enjoy for meals through the week or to freeze for later. Today, I want to share my 2 recipes for pulled chicken.  I haven’t tried these recipes with pork, but I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t substitute the chicken for pork to make pulled pork sandwiches.  If you do try this, let me know how it … Continue reading

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One of our favorite side dishes or appetizers to make over the summer is Jalapeno Poppers.  The filling so simple to make yet incredibly rich and flavorful so we thought why not try to use the filling in other recipes!  The result was Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken. Let me tell you, it’s yummy!  You get tender, juicy chicken with spicy jalapeno and creamy cheese in every bite.  And it’s not that hard to make.  Let’s walk through the recipe. The recipe can be found here. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray. Butterfly each chicken breast by slicing it in half lengthwise, about ¾ of the way through.  You want the chicken breast to fold open, not be separate into 2 pieces, so don’t slice the whole way through. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and diced … Continue reading

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Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas are another way to enjoy a popular dish.  If I can find a way to eat buffalo chicken or find a way to make it into a new dish…. it’s going to happen.  And these quesadillas don’t disappoint!  They come together quickly, only take a few ingredients, and can be doubled or tripled if you need to feed a crowd. The recipe can be found here. Start by shredding or cubing the chicken.  I like to use rotisserie chicken because it’s tender and flavorful (and precooked), but you can easily bake your own chicken if you prefer.  Add the chicken to a mixing bowl and pour in the buffalo wing sauce.  Toss to coat.  You should also sample some, for quality assurance 😊 Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add one tortilla. Top with ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese (use more or less to your taste). Completely optional, but you can also add a … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup is one of my favorite soups, so I thought, why not try to make a slight variation and create a tasty weeknight meal.  The end result is French Onion Chicken Skillet.  It’s made with caramelized onions, juice chicken, yummy broth, and deliciously melted cheese.  It’s a great meal option and leaves you with some tasty leftovers. The recipe can be found here. Start by heating oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and thyme, and season with salt and pepper.  You can adjust the seasonings to your taste later on in the recipe.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions start to caramelize.  This should take about 15-20 minutes.  There is nothing better than the aroma of onions caramelizing and knowing you will get to enjoy every last morsel! Add the garlic to the skillet and stir to combine (another amazing smell!).  Cook for … Continue reading

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Growing up I always loved a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  I mean, who didn’t?  It was a staple in my daily life and it’s making a comeback.  However, instead of sandwich form I’m pairing it with another food I love.  What for it……chicken wings.  Yes, peanut butter and jelly chicken wings.  A little louder for those in the back…PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY CHICKEN WINGS! The recipe can be found here. These wings are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and will satisfy any craving.  They are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy while being incredibly savory.  The chicken wings are coated in a delicious peanut sauce and the raspberry jelly dipping sauce brings it all together.  The combination of peanut butter, jelly, and chicken might sound weird, but I strongly suggest putting your hesitation aside and giving these wings a try! Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F and lining … Continue reading

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