Applesauce BBQ Chicken

March.30.2009

My friend Kristen shared this recipe the other day. Technically, it’d be a “Treat to Try” but, I’m posting it here today. I’ve made a couple of her recipes and have yet to be disappointed!

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
2/3 cup chunky applesauce
2/3 cup spicy BBQ sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder

Sprinkle chicken with pepper. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil on both sides. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour over chicken. Cover and cook 7-10 minutes longer.

Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

February.26.2009

3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons lime juice

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, mix together salt, black pepper, cayenne, paprika, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and parsley. Sprinkle spice mixture generously on both sides of chicken breasts.

2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken until golden brown, about 6 minutes on each side. Sprinkle w/ 2 tsp garlic powder and lime juice. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently to coat evenly w/ sauce.

I cook brown long grain rice then when the chicken is done cooking I take it out of the pan and put the rice in & stir it around to soak up the rest of the spices and sauce.

Beef Taco Skillet

February.9.2009

1/2 lb. ground beef
1 can tomato soup
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup water
6 tortillas (flour or corn)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can black beans
Cook beef in skillet until well browned, stirring to break up meat.  Pour off fat.
Stir in soup, salsa, water, tortillas, and black beans.  Heat to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes.  Stir.  Top with cheese.
From freezer, cook 30-45 minutes or until hot at 400 degrees

Lemon Herb Chicken

October.5.2008

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
¼ cup chicken broth
¾ tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning
½ – 1 tsp. dried thyme
¼ tsp. garlic powder

Flatten chicken to 3/8 inch thickness; place in a skillet
Add broth
Bring to a boil over medium heat
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes
Turn chicken; sprinkle with seasonings
Cook 3-5 minutes longer (until juices run clear)