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  1. Smoky Chicken Pasta

    July 11, 2014 by AmazinglyWonderful

    8 oz. Farfalle pasta
    1 – 1 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream (I used half & half and 1 Tbsp of flour)
    2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 tsp pepper
    1/2 tsp basil
    1/2 c. butter (I used 3 Tbsp)
    1/2 lb. bacon, crumpled
    1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
    1/2 bottle (12 oz) Lawry’s mesquite marinade with lime juice

    Put chicken and marinade in the crock pot on low for 6 hours. Pull marinated chicken out of the juices, allow to cool a little bit, and shred. Set this aside. About a half-hour before serving, boil the pasta. In a small saucepan, melt butter (and flour), add garlic, whipping cream, basil, pepper, parmesan cheese, and crumpled bacon. Whisk together on low heat for 5-6 minutes. In a large bowl, pour over cooked, drained pasta, add chicken and stir through. Sprinkle a little bit more shredded parmesan cheese on top.

    Recipe – http://www.plainchicken.com/2009/07/smoky-chicken-pasta.html

  2. Crack Burger

    July 11, 2014 by AmazinglyWonderful

    • 1 1/2 lb ground chuck – Make sure to use at least ground chuck – the burgers will fall apart if your beef if too lean.
    • 3 Tbsp sour cream
    • 2 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix
    • 1/3 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
    • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    Combine all ingredients and form into 4 hamburger patties.  Grill to desired temperature. I  suggest flipping the burgers only once – allow the burger to cook for 4 minutes and then flip and cook an additional 4 minutes for medium or 5 minutes for medium-well burgers.  The burgers will be very moist, be very careful when you flip them.

    Serve on your favorite hamburger bun topped with lettuce, tomato, mustard and mayo.

    Recipe – http://www.plainchicken.com/2012/08/crack-burger.html

  3. Pizzadilla

    July 11, 2014 by AmazinglyWonderful

    1 large tortilla
    5 slices turkey pepperoni
    2 Tbsp cooked and crumbled sausage
    1 Tbsp chopped mushrooms
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
    cooking spray
    pizza sauce, warmed

    Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Spray pan with cooking spray.

    Lay tortilla on a flat surface. Cover the torilla with an even layer of cheese. Top one half of tortilla with pizza toppings and sprinkle with garlic powder. Place tortilla in skillet. Cook for 1 minute, until cheese starts to melt.  Fold in half – cheese side of tortilla over on pizza toppings. Cook for 2 minutes more, flipping until each side is golden and crisp.  Remove, cut into 3 pieces, and serve with warm pizza sauce.

    Recipe – http://www.plainchicken.com/2011/06/pizzadilla.html

  4. Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

    July 11, 2014 by AmazinglyWonderful

    2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips or chunks
    4 ounces linguine, cooked al dente (I used whole wheat linguine)
    2 tsp cajun seasoning
    2 Tbsp butter
    1-2 cup heavy whipping cream (I used half 1% milk and half whipping cream)
    2 Tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp dried basil
    1/8 tsp ground black pepper
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

    Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat.

    In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté chicken in butter or margarine until chicken is tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.

    Reduce heat add green onion, heavy cream, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and heat through.

    Pour over hot linguine and toss with Parmesan cheese.

    Recipe found here – http://www.plainchicken.com/2009/06/creamy-cajun-chicken-pasta.html

  5. Creamy Grilled Chicken Piccata

    July 11, 2014 by AmazinglyWonderful

    Chicken
    Juice of 1 lemon (3Tbsp)
    3 Tbsp olive oil
    1 Tbsp minced garlic
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1/2 tsp basil or oregano
    2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

    Pasta
    2 cups dried penne pasta
    2 Tbsp butter
    Juice of 2 lemons (6 Tbsp)
    1 Tbsp minced garlic
    1/2 cup half and half (or heavy cream)
    2 tsp dried basil
    2 Tbps capers
    1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

    Chicken
    Combine first 6 ingredients and mix well.  Place chicken in a ziplock bag and pour marinade over chicken.  Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.  When ready, grill until done.  Allow chicken to rest for a few minutes and then slice into strips to serve over pasta.

    Pasta
    While chicken is grilling.  Cook pasta according to directions (10-12 minutes).  Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain.  In same sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.  Whisk in garlic and lemon juice.  Pour in half and half and whisk until hot.  Add some salt and pepper to taste.  Add the parmesan cheese, basil and capers, and heat until cheese is melted.  Check the consistency of the sauce and add some of the reserved pasta water to loosen the sauce if necessary.  Toss in pasta.

    Serve in pasta bowls with grilled chicken on top.  Sprinkle with more parmesan if desired.

    Recipe found here – http://www.plainchicken.com/2010/08/creamy-grilled-chicken-piccata.html

  6. Chicken Parmesan Wrap

    July 11, 2014 by AmazinglyWonderful

    1 lb chicken tenders
    3/4 cup Italian dressing
    1 jar pizza sauce
    6 mozzarella cheese slices
    grated parmesan cheese
    6 tortillas

    For Chicken Fingers:
    Marinate 1 lb of chicken tenders in 3/4 cup Italian dressing for at least one hour (the longer the better). Grill or sautee in a skillet until done. Set aside or refrigerate if making wraps later in the week.

    For the wrap:
    Lay the tortilla on a flat surface. Layer ingredients on tortilla starting with 1 slice cheese, pizza sauce, chopped chicken and ending with Parmesan cheese.  Roll up the sides of the tortilla and place in grill pan. Top tortilla with grill press and grill until golden brown. Turn over and brown the other side. Repeat with remaining tortillas

     

    Recipe – http://www.plainchicken.com/2012/03/chicken-parmesan-wrap.html


  7. Taco Ring Bake

    July 11, 2014 by AmazinglyWonderful

    the famous pampered chef recipe!

     

    1 lb. browned hamburger

    1 taco seasoning packet

    1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    1 tube of crescent rolls.

    Directions: Mix taco seasoning with hamburger according to package directions.  Arrange crescent rolls in a circle on a greased baking sheet.  Distribute taco meat around the edges of the circle and sprinkle with cheese.  Wrap edges of crescent rolls over meat and bake according to directions on crescent roll package.


  8. Bubble Up Lasagna

    July 11, 2014 by AmazinglyWonderful

    • 1 lb Italian sausage
    • 1 jar (24 oz) spaghetti sauce
    • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
    • 1 cup cottage cheese
    • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
    • 1 can (12 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury Grands Jr flaky biscuits

    Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

    In a skillet, brown Italian sausage. Drain fat. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Set aside to cool.

    Cut biscuits into quarters. Place in medium bowl. Toss biscuits with meat sauce, cottage cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.

    Pour mixture into prepared 9×13-inch pan. Top with remaining cheese.

    Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until biscuits are done.

    Recipe – http://www.plainchicken.com/2013/08/bubble-up-lasagna.html


  9. Creamy Chicken Rosa Bake

    July 11, 2014 by AmazinglyWonderful

    2 cups penne pasta
    1/4 cup pasta water.
    2 large chicken breast, cooked and chopped (I seasoned the chicken with some garlic seasoning)
    1 jar (15oz) Bertolli Four Cheese Rosa sauce
    1 cup frozen green peas
    2 oz Asiago cheese, grated (or Parmesan)

    Preheat oven to 375.

    In large saucepan, cook the penne pasta for 7-9 minutes (al dente).  Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water. Drain the pasta and return to pan.  Add chicken, peas, sauce and pasta water.  (I dumped the sauce into the pan and added the pasta water to the sauce jar and shook it to get the remaining sauce out of the jar).  Mix well.

    Transfer mixture to 9×13 pan.  Top with grated cheese and bake for 25 minutes.

    Recipe – http://www.plainchicken.com/2010/03/creamy-chicken-rosa-bake.html


  10. Chicken Marinara Flatbread

    July 11, 2014 by AmazinglyWonderful

    1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
    2 tsp Greek seasoning
    1 tsp olive oil
    1/2 – 3/4 cup marinara sauce
    1 cup Feta cheese
    3 flatbread

    Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Saute chicken and Greek seasoning for approximately 3 minutes.  Set aside.

    Top flatbread with marinara, chicken and feta.  Bake at 375 for 10 -15 minutes, or until flatbread is golden brown and cheese is warm.

    Recipe – http://www.plainchicken.com/2011/08/chicken-marinara-flatbread.html