Chicken, Instant Pot, Pork, Recipes

Sausage Jambalaya (Instant Pot)

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This recipe goes to the top of my list as one of the best recipes I make. I think it is fantastic. Again, I don’t remember where it came from but it is delicious. If I owe you recipe credit please let me know because you deserve it! Easy, Fast, and Delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons light butter spread (butter or oil)
  • 12 Ounces Andouille Sausage (sliced into circular pieces)
  • 1 large Chicken Breasts (cooked and diced)
  • 1 Medium, Green Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 1 Medium, White Onion (diced)
  • 1 Celery Stalk (chopped)
  • 5 Garlic Cloves (chopped)
  • 2+ tsp low sodium Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried Thyme
  • 3/4 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 (14 Ounce) Can Diced Tomatoes (with juices)
  • 3/4 Cup Long Grain White Rice
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Set the Instant Pot to “Saute.”
  2. Add the oil to the pot then add onions, pepper, and celery stirring while scraping the bottom. Cook for about 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds while continuing to stir. Hit cancel on your pressure cooker
  4. Add the Creole seasoning, thyme, cooked sausage and chicken, tomatoes, and broth stir well. Add the rice to the top of the mixture and press the rice down into the liquid. Do not sure again.
  5. Close the lid, make sure the valve is set to “sealing,” and push the manual button then put the time on 10 minutes.
  6. Once it starts beeping allow the Instant Pot to natural release for 5 minutes turn the pressure valve to release completing a quick release. Remove lid and stir.
Chicken, Mexican Flair, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Queso Chicken (Slow Cooker)

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This recipe is pure comfort food. It is a low calorie option full or flavor and easy on the budget. You can make it ahead of time and it will be just as good the next day. We do not add it to tortillas but you certain can. We like it as a main dish just the way it is.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 10 ounces can of tomatoes with green chilies (your heat level)
  • 1 can mild diced green chills
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup jarred queso

Directions:

  1. Place chicken into a lined slow cooked (for easy clean up)
  2. Sprinkled taco seasoning onto the chicken
  3. Dump in the tomatoes with green chilies, broth, and green chilies and mix well
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours or high 4 hours. Time may vary depending on your slow cooker. Chicken should cook to 165 degrees
  5. After your chicken is cooked drain liquid but leave in the tomatoes and chilies
  6. Shred chicken and add in queso.
  7. Serve as tacos or as a main dish

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Low Calorie, Pork, Recipe, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Turkey Teriyaki Rice Bowls

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My coworker brought this for lunch one day and it was delicious. I am not much of a pork eater (I don’t come from pork country), but I really enjoyed it. We ended up reheating it in the slow cooker for a few hours and it was excellent.

This would make a great pot luck recipe if you need one. First on the stove top then to the slow cooker. I think if you brown the meat you could do the remaining steps in the slow cooker also.

Ingredients: 

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or less as desired
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or less as desired
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • Ground Turkey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 2 large carrots peeled and grated
  • 2 green onions diced, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Mix soy sauce, 1/4 cup water, red wine vinegar, sugars, garlic and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir with a whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons warm water and cornstarch until cornstarch is completely dissolved.
  3. Heat sauce over medium high heat. Slowly whisk in cornstarch mixture and simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and cook until soft.
  5. Crumble ground turkey and garlic into the pan and cook until turkey is about half cooked. Add grated carrots and chopped carrots and continue to cook until turkey is no longer pink.
  6. Pour teriyaki sauce over cooked turkey and vegetable mixture and stir. Simmer for about five minutes to combine the flavors.

Spoon meat over rice or noodles. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.

**I am not sure where this recipe is from. If I owe you credit please let me know.**

Chicken, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Sweet Heat Pineapple Chicken (Slow Cooker)

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This is one of my favorite recipes. I think the red pepper flakes make it. It has a very sweet heat flavor. I have made it without the pepper flakes and the recipe felt lacking. I would post where I got the recipe, but in all honesty I took several recipes and revamped them. None of the recipes I found were exactly what I was looking for.

This is a great recipe full of flavor and easy to make. I think it is better than most take out versions on similar recipes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 20 oz can pineapple chunks (drain but reserve juice)
  • 1-1/2 pounds raw boneless chicken chunks (your choice of chicken)
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 1 Onion cut in 1-inch chunks
  • White rice (optional)

Sauce:

  • Reserved pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Thickening:
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (More of less)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place chicken in a lined slow cooker (for easy clean up)
  2. Mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl and pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours or high 2-3 hours
  3. Add the pineapple chunks and the bell peppers and cook an additional 2 hours on low, 1 hour on high
  4. To thicken the sauce mix cornstarch in 4 tbsp of water the stir in slow cooker
  5. Cook an additional 10 minutes on high until thicken
  6. Serve over white rice
Bread, Recipes, Simi Homemade

Pizza Dough Bread Sticks

 

This is a quick and easy way to make bread sticks especially in a hurry. There isn’t any science to this recipe but it’s easy and anyone can make these. I would even go as to call them semi-homemade.

This is a great kid friendly recipe that everyone can get involved in. you never know when you will need bread sticks or you catch a can of pizza dough on sale and you have no use for it. Quick easy, and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can pizza dough
  • ½ stick butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. dried Italian seasoning

Directions:

  1. To a jelly roll pan add a piece of parchment paper
  2. Roll out the pizza dough onto the parchment paper and make sure it’s spread out and flat.
  3. Melt butter in the microwave then add the minced garlic. Do not add the garlic to the butter before you microwave it or it will turn to a clump.
  4. Once the butter is melted spread it over the pizza dough, then top the garlic butter with Parmesan cheese, then Italian seasoning.
  5. With a pizza cutter cute the dough into bread sticks, but do not separate the bread sticks.
  6. Follow the baking directions on the can. Watch your bread sticks carefully because you want the bread sticks to be soft, but cooked.

 

Appetizers, Holiday, Pork, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Buffalo Meatballs (Slow Cooker)

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These buffalo meatballs are outstanding. They go to the top of my list as the perfect party food or potluck dish. This receipt is very easy to put together and delicious! I highly recommend this recipe to anyone. They are not too spicy so you can always up the spice if that is your thing.

Ingredients:

  • 32-ounce bag of meatballs (Not the Italian meatballs)

Sauce:

  • 1 cup Frank’s Red Hot Original Sauce, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions:

  1. Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add meatballs to a lined slow cooker for easy clean up
  3. Add the sauce to the slow cooker and mix well.
  4. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. Watch to insure they do not burn
Recipes

Whipped Pumpkin Butter Spread

This whipped pumpkin butter is delicious! You can’t eat much because the calories are killer for 1 tablespoon. You certainly want to be selective on what you are using it on and how much you use unless you are one of those people who are lucky enough not to worry about calories.

I am in love with this pumpkin butter. I have used it on bagel thins and on English muffins, but I think you could use it on just about anything and be happy.

Nothing says Fall like pumpkin and nothing makes me happier than pumpkin everything!!

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons canned pure pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  1. Place the butter in a mixing bowl, and whip on high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 1 minute.
  2. In another bowl, stir together the honey, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice until well mixed. Add the honey mixture to the butter, and whip on high with the electric mixer until the mixture is fluffy and smooth, about 1 more minute. 
  3. Chill the pumpkin butter for several hours or overnight to blend the flavors.

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