Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Almond Fried Chicken

Do you ever have days where you get ALOT done and others where no matter how hard you try, you can't cross anything off your list? I am luckily having the first today! Last week I experienced a terrible day where I couldn't get anything done, it really wore on me all week and kept me from accomplishing much last week. I am so glad that I was able to start fresh this week. I have also found that as long as I start my day off with my Bible Study, the rhythm of my day is better. I love BSF (Bible Study Fellowship), if you are looking for a Bible Study, please look into it, it is nationwide, it is life changing, I can't say enough! Oh and after all that rambling Happy Easter!
(my pile of accomplishments!)

Ok so this dinner is incredible! Chicken nuggets, meets pecan chicken, but with almonds...It is SO good!

Almond Fried Chicken
1/2 cup almond butter
1/3 cup milk
1 Tbsp honey
4 chicken breasts or you can use chicken tenders
flour for dredging
2 cups panko bread crumbs

Mix together milk, almond butter and honey.
Line up your bowls. 1 with flour, 1 with the almond mixture, 1 with panko.
If you are using chicken breasts I recommend pounding them to a thinner even thickness so it will cook more evenly. 
First dredge the chicken in the flour.
Next dip chicken in the almond "batter."
Then cover with the panko bread crumbs.
Heat canola oil to medium high heat. Fry the chicken for 4-6 minutes per side.
Drain on paper towels, season with kosher salt.
Serve with side of spicy ketchup! Or make up some gravy! These are delicious!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Slow Cooker Sesame Honey Chicken

We finally have a grill! I have been waiting years for this moment and it is actually as exciting as I always imagined.
 My 3Bs came over last night and we made fancified burgers! They were delicious!
 So much fun with my favorite girls!

Here is another great slow cooker recipe for you!
Slow Cooker Sesame Honey Chicken
1 pound Chicken Thighs
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cups, plus 2 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp minced ginger
4 Cloves garlic
3/4 tsp red pepper flakes
4 tsp corn starch
1/4 cups cold water
1 tsp sesame seeds

 Mix together soy sauce, honey, ketchup, oils, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes.
 Place chicken thighs in the bottom of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper.
 Pour sauce over chicken.
 Cover with a lid and cook on low for 4 hours.

 Mix together corn starch with cold water.
 Remove chicken from sauce and set aside.
 Pour corn starch into sauce and cook on high for 15 mins.
 Dice chicken and add back to thickened sauce.

 Serve over rice and topped with more sesame seeds.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Creamy Salsa Verde

I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Texas! I was gone 8 days and I did 8 CAbi shows while I was there. I only had 1 day off, but it was great. Now I am ready to get back in the groove of things..
The best part about taking my CAbi business on the road is I get to see family and friends that I wouldn't normally get to see. Last week my cousins hosted a trunk show for me. Even though they live 30 mins from my hometown, we never get the chance to hang out. It was such a treat to spend the day with them, their children and my Aunt Marianne. 

I also made my way to Fort Worth for some shows. It was a treat celebrating my bestie's birthday, Happy Birthday Katie! Too bad we didn't get a photo together this trip. Here is a photo of my dinner with my Mommasita and her sisters (the uncle's were there too). I am so very lucky to have so many friends and family that support me. I love my Texas peeps!

Creamy Salsa Verde
1 ripe avocado
3 tomatillos
1/4 white onion
1 jalapeno (seeds removed)
juice from 1 lime
3 Tbsp cilantro (I added more)
1 Tbsp honey
pinch of salt
 Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth.

 Taste to see if you need to add more salt.
 Serve with chips.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Thai Chicken Tacos

My husband loves Thai and Indian food, I don't. I really wish I did, but it is the curry that is put it most of the dishes that I cannot take. I keep trying it to see if maybe my tastes have changed...but they haven't yet. Maybe one day. My hubby was super delighted with this dish. I made it thinking it looked so good, but the curry ruined it for me. If you like curry, you will love this dish, my husband was in heaven!

Thai Chicken Tacos
4-6 chicken tenders
salt and pepper
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 Tbsp Red Curry Paste
1 tsp fish sauce
1 Tbsp diced jalapeños
1 clove garlic
1 Tbsp olive oil
corn tortillas
1 lime
Peanut Drizzle:
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp Sriracha
3 Tbsp warm water
1 tsp sugar

 Mix together coconut milk, red curry paste and fish sauce.
 Dice jalapeños and garlic.
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Grill for 5-7 minutes per side, until it is cooked through.
Remove chicken and set aside until cool enough to handle. Shred the chicken.

 Heat oil in pan and add jalapeños and garlic.
 Add coconut milk mixture to pan. Turn heat to low and simmer.
 Add chicken to sauce.
 Turn heat to low until ready to serve.
Chop carrots, radishes, cilantro and limes.
Mix together peanut butter, srirancha, soy sauce, sugar and water.

 Serve tacos with chicken, veggies and peanut drizzle.