I have always wanted to make stuffed bell peppers, and finally I got around to it! This dish was super easy and we had enough leftovers to make tacos the next day!
Serves 6-8 people
*We just used 2 whole bell peppers (2 halves for each of us) and like I said, we had a ton of the meat mixture leftover, but it makes great tacos!! Or just eat it plain! :)
What you need:
**We were very adventurous with our seasonings and actually just chose random seasonings from our pantry! Almost anything would work!
What to do:
Chipotle is probably one of my favorite "fast food" places. Actually, I really don't consider that to be fast food. It's super healthy (if you opt the sour cream, guacamole, and cheese!) and it basically a sit down restaurant. It can get expensive ordering food all the time, and this is a simple copy-cat dish of their infamous Burrito Bowls!
Make rice (follow box instructions). Heat black beans on stove top until hot. Saute bell peppers, onions, and broccoli in olive oil on hot skillet. While beans and veggies are cooking, chop up cooked chicken breast (make sure to season with cumin)!
Once the rice is finished, and the beans and veggies are cooked, mix the chicken and veggies in bowl with seasoned chicken.
To make the bowl--first add in cooked rice, then layer with black beans, and finally, the chicken and veggie mix! Season with salt and pepper, or more cumin for extra spice!
I made this dish on a Friday night after work with my boyfriend. Of course we were drinking wine while cooking, but this was a pretty easy dish! It says to marinate the chicken for a good 30 minutes, but we actually marinated it over night! It was infused with balsamic vinegar and had a very tangy taste since it marinated so long, but we both like balsamic vinegar, so if you do too, then I suggest marinating over night or at least a few hours. I also would have added more honey, it calls for 3tbs but next time I might put in another one because it could have been a little sweeter to tame down the vinegar. Overall though, very flavorful and I will definitely make this again!
We made some brown rice and broccoli and poured the extra sauce over the rice :)
I give this dish full credit to my sister, Christine. She made this dish for me for the first time tonight and it was SO GOOD. The sauce....oh my...I could eat it by the spoonful! She's made this dish numerous times before, and always raved about it, but I needed to try it for myself to see what all the fuss was about. And boy was I missing out! The chicken literally just fell off the bone and the juice/sauce was so sweet! We served it with white rice and broccoli, and I highly suggest pouring the sauce over the rice! (Extremely kid friendly too! One of my nieces had seconds!)
1. Mix all ingredients, except chicken, in a bowl.
2. Place chicken pieces in a baking pan. Sprinkle with pepper. No extra salt is needed.
3. Pour sauce over chicken and make sure it’s coated well.
4. Roast uncovered at 400 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes until chicken is done. Baste several times during cooking. This is the way the chicken will look when done.
My mom and I made this one night while my dad was gone for a meeting. It was Friday night, so we had some wine before and got caught up talking we almost forgot to cook dinner! Glad we did though! This dish was pretty good--I wouldn't say "amazing", it was missing something...couldn't figure out what though. I think next time maybe we would add more mustard and soy sauce on top of the chicken because it was a little dry. I would make it again though--just with more sauce :)
This was my parent's favorite dish by far. The juice/sauce from the mixture was so good! Make sure you like lemon though!
1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Begin by combining salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, cumin and olive oil until well mixed.
2. Wash lemons and thinly slice
3. Place chicken breasts bone side down in a glass baking dish. Evenly coat with spice mixture and then top with lemon slices.
4. Bake uncovered for 50 to 55 minutes until chicken breasts reach an internal temperature of 165F. Remove the chicken breasts from the baking dish to a serving platter. Collect the pan juices and serve alongside the chicken as a sauce. Top chicken with a bit of chopped parsley, Serve and Enjoy!
Tried this one out with my Little (for those of you who don't know, I was in a sorority and we have our "BIG sis" and "LITTLE sis"...I graduated college and am 23 years old and will never call my Little by her first name :) It was tasty! We made it before a dance so we made sure to brush our teeth extra after!
Made this with my sister, I liked it a lot! She was so-so on it. Not that she didn't like it, but she didn't see all the hype about it. Either way, we both enjoyed it!
1. Mix mayonnaise, cheese and seasonings.
2. Spread mixture over chicken breast and place in baking dish.
3. Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes.
Made this for my dad and I. My mom went out to dinner with her friends so I needed a quick and easy chicken dish. This was perfect! We both really enjoyed it, the sauce after it's done cooking was great! Served it with broccoli and rice :) And wine of course...
Just made this tonight with my boyfriend, and oh my!! To say the least, it was AMAZING! He was doing back flips over it. It's almost like chicken cordon bleu, but more simple because you are just cutting the chicken into slices and inserting the slice ham and cheese! It only took 20 minutes to bake! It was so good, Steven even said he would make this again during the week just for himself! Trust me, this is a chicken dish to make!
Winner winner, Chicken Dinner...
I LOVE chicken. Pretty much any type of chicken, besides BBQ...for some reason it's my least favorite. Which is defeating to my dad when he cooks it in the summer. Oh well! And since I also like eating healthy, almost every one of these dishes is healthy and full of flavor!