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Garlic Sauce

16 Jan

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This is the brown sauce thats on your Chinese chicken.

When I was young there was a restaurant that put this over white rice and I loved it.

1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce

1 cup  beef broth

1/3 cup white or rice wine

3 tablespoons white sugar

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4  cup beef broth mixed with 2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons peanut oil

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced ginger

Mix the soy sauce, one cup beef broth, sugar , pepper and sesame oil together. Set aside.

Heat the peanut oil

Add the garlic and ginger and stir fry for one minute.

Add the soy mixture

Bring to a boil

Simmer and stir for about 3 minutes

Add the cornstarch mixture and bring back to a boil stirring so it doesn’t stick.

Simmer for a couple of minutes until the mixture thickens.

I put about 8 tablespoons over four, sliced and stir fried chicken tenders.

Steamed broccoli on the side.

 

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Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad

15 Jan

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I baked the chicken tenders and then poured Franks Red Hot Buffalo Sauce on them as usual.

OMG…

This chicken was so hot. I have no idea why it was this spicy.

So since I never throw out anything, I made a salad with tiny pieces of chopped chicken.

Two big handfuls of arugula

Two ribs of chopped celery

Four chopped scallions

One chopped avocado

Two tablespoons lime juice

Two to three tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

Two tablespoons chopped cilantro

Two chopped chicken tenders

Just layer everything and then toss

If you want your can add some blue cheese or ranch dressing

Add croutons for more crunch

The spiciness of the chicken was much more manageable in fact delicious.

I will make this often instead of a wrap or chicken wings.

 

Baked Chicken with Butternut Squash and Grapes

15 Nov

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One peeled and sliced butternut squash

6 large bone in chicken thighs, trimmed of all the fat and half of the skin

20 grapes

2 tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

One teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons oil

Mix everything together except the honey

Place it all in a pan with non stick foil on the bottom

Drizzle the honey on top

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

Buffaque

31 Jul

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This is not misspelled .

It is just made up.

Two large containers of grilled or fried chicken pieces from the grocery store.

One cup good barbecue sauce.

I love original Sweet Baby Rays sauce.

1/2 cup Franks wing sauce or Franks sriracha sauce

Mix the sauces together and pour over the chicken

Add more sauce if you like it really wet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes without a cover.

This is so good and takes so little time.

Always use an aluminium pan for fast cleanup.

Simple Stir Fry

7 Jun

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I just wanted something light and healthy since I had ice cream twice yesterday.

It was so good.

2 big boneless, sliced into strips ,chicken breast

4 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons cornstarch

4 tablespoons oil

One chopped jalepeno pepper

2 tablespoons sesame oil

6 cloves chopped garlic

One chopped shallot

1 1/2 inch fresh chopped ginger

2 stalks chopped celery

One red sliced pepper

2 cups sliced mushrooms

3 cups chopped baby bok choy

2 more tablespoons soy sauce

3 diced scallions

3 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter

Hot sauce or chili sauce for a condiment

Cut everything up before you start because this has to cook on a high heat and you won’t have time to chop while you are stir frying.

Mix the cornstarch and soy sauce together.

Add the chicken strips and mix well

Heat three tablespoons oil till it is hot

Add half the garlic, all the ginger and the chopped jalepeno

Cook for one minute

Add the chicken

Spread it out to a single layer and leave it alone until a crust forms and then start stir frying

Cook till’ it is well done and remove to a plate

Place the remaining tablespoon of oil in the pan and add the remaining garlic and shallot

Cook for one minute

Add the celery and stir fry for a minute

Add the mushrooms and peppers and stir fry for another minute

Add the bok choy and stir fry for another minute

Add the chicken back into the pan

Add the sesame oil and the soy sauce

Stir fry till everything is combined but don’t over cook the vegetables. They should be crunchy.

Add the peanut butter on top and mix it in. Extra peanuts can be added if you like.

The peanut butter can also be eliminated if you don’t like it.

Garnish with the scallions.

 

 

 

 

Hoisin Chicken and Shrimp

9 Feb

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Hoisin sauce is the taste you have in most Chinese food.

I like it in moderation. Too much is terrible so don’t add extra.

This is a fast stir fry to serve over rice.

6 tablespoons oil

1 1/2 pounds bite size boneless chicken

! pound raw small ,peeled and deveined shrimp

6 tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 cup chicken broth

3 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon sesame oil

8 tablespoons Franks Spicy Sweet Chili Sauce

5 diced scallions

8 cloves chopped garlic

1 tablespoon grated ginger

2 cups broccoli florets

2 cups chopped bok choy

One diced red pepper

2 cups sugar snap peas

2 thin sliced carrots

1/2  to 1 cup peanuts or cashews

Mix 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Add the cut up chicken

Heat the wok with two tablespoon oil and stir fry the chicken till done

Set aside

Place the shrimp in the 2 tablespoons cornstarch and  one tablespoon soy sauce

Heat two tablespoon oil

Add the shrimp and stir fry till cooked

Set aside

Place the last 2 tablespoons of oil in the pan and start stir frying first the garlic and carrots then the broccoli, ginger, red pepper  sugar snaps and  white part of the scallions.

Cook till everything changes color and still crunchy.

Set aside

Mix the chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey, Franks and sesame oil together then add the remaining 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Bring the sauce to a boil and it will start to thicken up.

Do not let it start to reduce.

Take it off the heat and add the chicken and shrimp

Mix well

Put back on the heat

Add the vegetables and toss to coat everything

Heat till everything is warm

If it starts to thicken too much add a little more broth

Top with peanuts and scallion greens.  You could add fried dried hot chili peppers to spice it up.

I usually double this sauce recipe because I love sauce.

 

Buffalo Chicken Balls

31 Jan

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I was in the grocery store, what a shock, and saw these prepared buffalo chicken meatballs.

I normally would not buy something like this but the ingredients were okay, they were on sale and I love anything buffalo.

I bought a pound of pizza dough and went home to make these cute little calzones.

I got 14 meatballs in the package so I cut the dough into 14 pieces.

Flatten out the dough with your fingers, put the meatball inside and roll up.

Bake at 450 degrees for about ten to fifteen minutes till nice and brown.

Serve with blue cheese dip, celery and carrots.

This is a great appetizer that you can make ahead of time.