Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Belgian Waffles

Belgian Waffles
2 eggs, separated
1 1/2 c milk
1 c butter, melted
1 t vanilla
2 c flour
3/4 c sugar
3 1/2 t baking powder

1. Preheat waffle iron.
2. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks (save whites in a small bowl); add milk, butter, and vanilla and stir well; stir in flour, sugar, and baking powder.
3. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form and then fold them gently in to the batter.
4. Bake according to waffle iron directions.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken
2 chicken breasts
4 T + 3/4 c greek yogurt (or [light] sour cream), separated
8 T mozzarella cheese, separated
3/4 c roasted red peppers, separated
1 egg
6 T panko breadcrumbs (I use Italian style)
1/4 c feta cheese

1. Preheat oven to 375*; line with foil and grease a cookie sheet or 9x13 pan.
2. You can either butterfly the chicken breasts or pound them (in a baggie or between two sheets of plastic wrap) until they are about 1/4-1/3" thick. [I butterflied them and then took a mallet to them.]
3. Combine 4 Tablespoons yogurt, 4 T mozzarella, and 1/2 cup peppers; halve mixture and spread on either breast; roll up chicken and secure with toothpicks.
4. In a shallow dish, whisk egg; in another shallow dish, combine breadcrumbs and remaining mozzarella; dip chicken in egg wash and then in breadcrumb mixture.
5. Bake for 30 minutes.
6. In a food processor, combine remaining 3/4 cup yogurt and 1/4 c red peppers; drizzle over chicken and top with feta cheese.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted Red Peppers
4-6 red bell peppers
a few tablespoons olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 500* and line a cookie sheet with foil.
2. Bake peppers for 40-50 minutes, rotating twice. Skins will be charred.
3. Let sit until cool enough to handle; peel off skin and slice into strips.
4. If not using right away, place in an airtight container and drizzle with olive oil.
Store in the refrigerator.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Chicken Bacon Broccoli Skillet

Chicken Bacon Broccoli Skillet
1 pkg [turkey] bacon, diced
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1 onion, diced
1 head broccoli, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 c cooked rice
2- 10 oz cans Rotel
2 T butter
2 T flour
1 c chicken broth
1 c Cheddar cheese

1. Fry up the bacon in the largest skillet you have; drain and set bacon aside.
2. Dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces and season generously with salt and pepper; place in skillet in a single layer and cook each side for 2-3 minutes, until cooked through. Set aside with bacon.
3. Place onion and broccoli in the same skillet and cook over medium-high heat until onions have caramelized and broccoli is tender; add garlic and heat until fragrant.
4. Stir in bacon, chicken, rice, and Rotel; reduce heat to low.
5. In a small pot, melt butter and whisk in flour; stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until it starts to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
6. Pour cheese sauce over skillet, stir well, and add salt and pepper to taste.