Sesame Chicken

This is the best sesame chicken I have ever eaten! I got the recipe from a friend and made few changes. When I make this, I feel like I’m eating at a Chinese restaurant, only this is healthy fresh ingredients and I am saving money by eating at home! I made it with the Bountiful Baskets chicken and it was so juicy! We make this in our house on a regular basis.
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Slow cooker freezer meals….with Chicken!

I have done many days of cooking and freezing…but never all chicken, and with the chicken options from Bountiful Baskets I decided it was time to try.    I adjusted a few recipes that seemed to be a hit with my family and decided to share the process with you.
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Crunchy Panko Chicken Tenders

If you love fried chicken but don’t want the grease, then try baked chicken tenders.  Baked chicken tenders are a huge hit with kids and adults of all ages! Baking the chicken instead of frying is just as tasty, healthier and easier to clean up! To simplify the process I used an egg wash mixture to coat the chicken and then Panko bread crumbs which are healthier than the regular store bought bread crumbs.  This is a great weeknight dinner with sweet potato fries and a salad.  Enjoy!
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Tangy Cran-Orange Coconut Chicken

When I was a small child, I would awake Christmas Eve morning to the smells of cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, oranges and cranberries that wafted around the clinking sounds of Grandma in the kitchen preparing everyone’s favorite dishes for our dinner later that day.  Grandpa would be in the his chair humming Christmas Carols as he put on his shoes.  I could see the glow of the Christmas tree lights dancing across the ceiling from where I lay snug in my bed, cozy and warm under the heavy handmade quilt.  Continue reading “Tangy Cran-Orange Coconut Chicken”

Chicken Enchilasagna Casserole

One of the things that participating in Bountiful Baskets has done has helped to expand my food horizons. A couple of years after I started participating in Bountiful Baskets, our local Farm Education Foundation started to host a Food Swap (disclaimer: I’m on the board, and the food swap is “my” project). Our swap is just starting it’s third year, and I’m always amazed at what I end up coming home with. This time around I ended up swapping some Apple Cranberry Preserves for some home made enchilada sauce, which I transformed into this creation!
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Chicken Saltimbocca

One of my favorite things that I have ever gotten at an Italian restaurant was Chicken Saltimboca (from Bucca Di Peppo’s). This is not a restaurant that we can go to all the time. They are EXPENSIVE! I set out to remake the chicken that I order every time. Numerous attempts later (and the addition of some awesome chicken from the latest protein drop), I think I’ve found a pretty close duplicate. Saltimbocca literally translates to “jump in the mouth” and that is what this chicken does!
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Golden Harvard Beets with Lemon Garlic Chicken

“The beet is the most intense of vegetables,” ― Tom Robbins

Challenge.  Find a way to make beets a new family favorite!  I remember when I was a child  my mother made Harvard Beets.  The intense red beets would melt in my mouth with a sweet and sour bite.  I decided to try my mother’s recipe with the Golden Beets we had in our Bountiful Basket. I roasted the beets wrapped in foil in the oven for an hour.  When they cooled, I tried the Harvard Beet recipe with fresh beets.  They were golden and lovely!   My husband, who never had a beet he liked, found a new favorite. Success!  I hope your family will enjoy this recipe, too!
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