Friday, October 31, 2014

Breaded Ranch Chicken

Happy Halloween! Here are some flash back photos of some of my favorite Halloween nights. I hope you have a fun safe night. I will be handing out candy to the sweet children of Bungalow Heaven tonight.
Junior year in high school with my friend Mikka, we were 80s punk rockers!
 My mom made me this beautiful Marilyn Monroe costume for my senior year in High School's Halloween costume.
 With my chollo lover our first year in college!
 Our senior year in college. I was Daisy Duke, Jeffrey...hmmm some sort of 80s skier, ha!
My first year of marriage. I was a Stepford Wife.

Yum, yum, I love this easy chicken recipe!

Breaded Ranch Chicken
4 chicken tenders
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 packet ranch dressing mix
2 tsp garlic powder
4 Tbsp butter, divided
2 Tbsp olive oil
Use meat mallet to thinly pound chicken until even.
Mix together breadcrumbs, ranch mix and garlic powder.
Melt 2 Tbsp butter and dip chicken in bowl, then dredge chicken in breadcrumbs.
In a large skillet, heat remaining butter and olive oil on medium hight. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side.

Remove chicken from pan and drain on paper towels before serving.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hoisin Chicken Skewers

I have been out of town for almost 3 weeks and am ready to get back to cooking! It is so hard to get back to reality after being away for that long. I am glad I had a few blog posts left to post from before I left. When I have some time I will post all about my time in Texas and the cooking I did while I was there. Until then, here is another grilling recipe for you to do before the sky turns black in a few weeks!

Hoisin Chicken Skewers
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp grated, peeled ginger
1/4 salt and pepper
1 pound chicken thighs, quartered
1 red bell pepper
1 zucchini
3-4 baby bok choy
1/4 cup housin sauce
toasted sesame seeds for topping

Peel ginger and grate it.
Mix together soy, ginger, oils, salt and pepper.
Add chicken to the sauce and toss to coat. Allow it to marinate for 5 minutes.
Slice vegetables.
Then season with kosher salt.
Thread chicken on 2 skewers and vegetables on a separate one. Grill chicken skewers for 10 minutes.
Brush Hoisin onto chicken for the last 2 minutes of grilling. Remove and set aside.
Add vegetable skewer to the grill and cook for 5 minutes. Brush with Hoisin and cook for 1-2 more minutes.
Place on a tray and sprinkle with sesame seeds.