Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Last week I created my version of a Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake. Moore’s Marinades sent me a bottle of Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce and I wanted to do something other than just wings. I was thinking of Caitlan, D and the twins when I decided to make this recipe. The twins are not always good about eating their veggies so I wanted to get some extra vegetables in the recipe. D needs to avoid gluten more than he does. Plus I wanted something easy for Caitlan to throw in the oven once she got home from work. I know … Continue Reading →
Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce #Recipe

Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce #Recipe

Oh my! This recipe for chicken with burst cherry tomato sauce is so easy and delicious! Chicken breasts are one of the most common proteins used these days but you need to add something to give them some flavor. This savory sauce is simple to make, uses fresh ripe tomatoes, plus you can cook the chicken and sauce all in one skillet. Hubby is always a fan of when I use fewer dishes when cooking. If you have really large chicken breasts, try slicing them in half to make 2 smaller pieces out of 1 – this also will cook … Continue Reading →
A Healthier Casserole – Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa

A Healthier Casserole – Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa

Many of us are tryig to eat healthier in the new year. Chicken can be a very lean meat for us but it is important to realize all the extras you put into it, especially in casseroles (or hot dish). I’ve been working with #SandersonFarms for  few months now and currently we are focusing on healthier eating. (Disclosure: I am compensated via OM Media on behalf of Sanderson Farms for my recipes and sharing.) Casseroles are a truly American classic comfort food but we all know that typically they aren’t the healthiest meal even though they are filling. I decided … Continue Reading →
Chicken Appetizer Recipes

Chicken Appetizer Recipes

We all have lots of recipes for chicken wings to serve as appetizers, but how about some new ways to use chicken in your appetizers and little bites? I’ve been working with Sanderson Farms (disclosure: I am compensated for my work with them) for a few months now and am happy to use their 100% natural chicken. While I love so many classic appetizer recipes, most of them are not the healthiest. By using chicken instead I can make them just a bit healthier but still incredibly delicious. Hubby and I actually are not going out on New Year’s Eve, … Continue Reading →
Tips for Cooking, Storing and Handling Chicken

Tips for Cooking, Storing and Handling Chicken

Chicken is one of the most common proteins that we use in our foods these days. I make chicken at least twice a week for my family. I’ve been working with Sanderson Farms for a few months now (disclosure – I am compensated via OM Media on behalf of Sanderson Farms for sharing) to share different recipes like Grilled Beer Can Chicken, Coq au Vin, Chicken Piccata, and Chicken Bento boxes for lunches. Today instead of a recipe I’m sharing some of my tips on buying, cooking, storing and handling chicken. Buying Chicken Use Plastic Bags at Store Most meat … Continue Reading →
Coq au Vin – A Classic Chicken Recipe

Coq au Vin – A Classic Chicken Recipe

Coq au Vin is a classic chicken dish. Actually it was a way to cook old roosters way back when. The French name translates to rooster in wine. These days most of us only have access to regular chickens at the store but this still makes a great dish. It is time consuming but has such a wonderful flavor. I made this for the first time myself tonight for dinner and wanted to share with you. The recipe I have below is a bit of an amalgamation of multiple recipes I found online. As you may recall, I’ve been working … Continue Reading →
Chicken Piccata – Recipe

Chicken Piccata – Recipe

Yummy! I love classic dishes and Chicken Piccata (or Veal Piccata) is one of them. There is a bit of variation, but tonight I used thin sliced Sanderson Farms chicken breasts (disclosure: I am being compensated by Sanderson Farms, opinions are my own) and the pan sauce has chicken stock (or you could use white wine), lemon, a bit of butter, and capers. It is so unctuous and flavorful but so easy! For chicken piccata you can use the thin sliced chicken breasts or you can buy regular boneless, skinless chicken breasts and slice and pound them into thin cutlets. I … Continue Reading →
Grilled Beer Can Chicken – The Juiciest Chicken Ever! #SandersonFarms

Grilled Beer Can Chicken – The Juiciest Chicken Ever! #SandersonFarms

Hubby has been making beer can chicken for several years now out on the grill and it is truly my favorite grilled chicken recipes. It is the most moist and tasty chicken every single time. I grew up with my dad grilling all the time, but never did any of his chicken taste this good or was this moist (sorry Dad). The beer can chicken is consistently amazing! Graciously, Hubby did some video with me today to show how to prep and cook this amazing chicken using Sanderson Farms chicken (disclosure: I am being compensated by Sanderson Farms for sharing … Continue Reading →
Chicken Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Back to School

Chicken Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Back to School

Chicken is a favorite food for most kids and the great thing is that it can be eaten cold which means it is perfect for kids lunches. I’m working with Sanderson Farms right now (disclosure – I am being compensated) and they asked me to come up with some bento box type lunches for the back-to-school season. Sanderson Farms was started in 1947 and is the 3rd largest poultry provider in the nation. The work hard to provide the consumer demand for affordable, lean protein products and are committed to keep their hometown values of honesty, integrity and innovation.   Bento … Continue Reading →
Microwave Chicken Bowls Made at Home – Perfect for Lunch All Week

Microwave Chicken Bowls Made at Home – Perfect for Lunch All Week

  While I don’t work in a regular office, working from home I still have to eat lunch. Plus my DIL is here at home for lunch as well and will soon be entering the work force full time and will need lunch to take to work with her. We buy frozen microwave meals often for our lunches but they are kind of expensive and you cannot adjust what is in them based on your likes or needs. So this week I’ve decided to make our own microwave chicken bowls myself using Sanderson Farms chicken (disclosure – I’m a compensated … Continue Reading →