Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Written by Chacha on May 21st, 2016 in Butter, Canned Soup, Cheese, Chicken, Main Dish, Mushrooms, Olive oil, Onions, Pasta, Peppers, Spaghetti | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients For the casserole: 4 cups cooked, shredded, chicken, recipe follows 1 pound spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more, for greasing the baking dish 1/2 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped 1 small onion, finely […]

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Pork Chops in a Mushroom, Sour Cream Red Wine Sauce

Written by Chacha on Feb 6th, 2016 in Main Dish, Mushrooms, Onions, Pork, Pork Chops, Sour Cream | No Comments

Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 6 pork chops 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced 8-ounces white mushrooms, sliced 4 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and minced Kosher Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup cabernet, Shiraz, or any good-quality red wine 1 cup sour cream Cooked pasta, for serving Directions Season pork chops well on both side […]

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Turkey with Giblets Gravy

Written by Chacha on Nov 22nd, 2015 in Carrots, Celery, Giblets Gravy, Main Dish, Meat, Onions, Poultry, Thanksgiving, Turkey | No Comments

Ingredients The biggest myth in all of American cookery is the belief that a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve. One of the secrets to a moist, delicious turkey is to by a frozen turkey and brushing it with butter all over. You can season the butter any way you want; the possibilities are […]

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Pork Chops in a Pepper Sauce

Written by Chacha on Apr 11th, 2015 in Main Dish, Onions, Peppers, Pork, Pork Chops, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients 6 pork sirloin chops Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, sliced 1 each red and yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips 8 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely minced 12 fresh sage leaves ½ cup crushed tomatoes 4 pickled pepperoncini, sliced, plus 1 tablespoon liquid from the jar 1/2 cup dry […]

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Yellow rice with Chicken and Pork

Written by Chacha on Mar 12th, 2014 in Casseroles & One-Dish Meals, Chicken, Main Dish, Onions, Peppers, Pork, Rice, Spices, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients A generous pinch of toasted saffron threads (Note: You can use 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder or 1/2 teaspoon bijol if saffron is not available. The recipe will taste as good and you will get the yellow color called for. Bijol is a condiment found in stores catering to Hispanics.) 1/4 cup hot chicken broth (preferably homemade) ¼ […]

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Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Written by Chacha on Mar 3rd, 2014 in Casseroles & One-Dish Meals, Main Dish, Poultry, Rice, Sausage, Shrimp | No Comments

New Orleans’s version of Spanish Paella, Jambalaya, is a Cajun recipe for Country-style pot cooking at its best. Every cook and every home has its own Jambalaya recipe. This recipe is my creation I often prepared at home and my family loves it. Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, shells reserved for the shrimp stock 3 […]

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Chicken Breasts in Sour Cream Sauce

Written by Chacha on Mar 24th, 2013 in Bone-In Chicken Breast, Poultry, Recipe, Sour Cream | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 4 bone-in chicken breast halves 1/3 cup all-purpose flour Kosher salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 shallot, finely minced 4 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1/3 cup chicken stock (preferably homemade) 1/2 cup Sour Cream Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish, […]

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Braised Chicken Breast

Written by Chacha on Sep 5th, 2012 in Boneless Chicken Breast, Poultry, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 4 boneless skinless chicken breast, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste ¼ cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons each butter and extra-virgin olive oil Directions Season chicken well on both side with salt and pepper. Set aside. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet, with a tight-fitting lid, over medium-high […]

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Chicken Breast in a Lemon-Wine Sauce

Written by Chacha on Sep 4th, 2012 in Boneless Chicken Breast, Lemon, Mushrooms, Recipe, Wine | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoon each butter and extra-virgin olive oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness ¼ cup all-purpose flour Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 large shallot, finely chopped 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced ½ cup good-quality white wine 1 medium lemon, juiced Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for […]

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Chicken Tostadas

Written by Chacha on Aug 18th, 2012 in Appetizer, Cheese, Mexican, Poultry, Recipe, Vegetables | No Comments

Ingredients Servings: 8 For the chicken: 1 whole chicken breast, bone in, skin on, split Extra-virgin olive oil Cumin powder Freshly ground black pepper Kosher salt For the Tostadas: ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 1 large jalapeno pepper (with seeds), […]

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