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PostHeaderIcon #Recipe Quick, Easy and delicious Chimichangas

Recipe for Chicken Chimichangas - DelightfulChaos.com
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My fiancee has this habit of posting things on my Facebook that he wants for dinner. Sometimes he finds them online and sometimes it is a weird concoction of things he thinks will work together. Don’t tell him but. I always change it because, well, I am just a better cook.

Tonight he requested a weird version of a Mexican Chimichanga. While it’s not what I would call an authentic Chimichanga, they are still pretty tasty! I was making enough for 6 people so you can cut this recipe in half for a smaller portion. This recipe made 16 of them. The nice thing about this recipe is that it is versatile! You can mis cheeses, use two of the same and even pick a mild or hot taco mix. read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Recipe: Turkey Bacon Wrapped Chicken

I was shocked to find out that so many people I know have switched from pork bacon to turkey bacon. I am without a doubt a huge bacon lover so even getting myself to try it was a big ordeal. You can of course taste the difference but it’s really not bad! The boys have actually come to like it too. What I like about it most is knowing there is not all that grease in the pan when it’s done cooking. I know, I know, that’s the best part right?

I am certain this is not an original idea but it was one of those, open the fridge, look in and grab, dinner moments. Really simple and really delicious. I am a big fan of Applegate Naturals bacon for a number of reasons.

It is all natural, no antibiotics used, gluten free, casein free, not preserved, minimally processed, no artificial ingredients and a lot more. I purchase mine at Kroger so there is a very good chance you can find this at your local grocery store. Applegate isn’t just limited to bacon either. They make a wide variety of products from hot dogs to lunch meats! read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon #Recipe: Fast, Easy and Kid Friendly Lasagna Roll-Ups

I absolutely love lasagna! Some days I just don’t have the 3 hours it takes me to make it. Yes, it is taken very seriously in my home! I came up with this easy way to still get my lasagna fix without spending all that time in the kitchen. I am sure some genius woman has done this in the past but, I wish I had known about it much sooner!

All you have to do is cook your lasagna pasta as indicated on the box. Spread some Ricotta cheese on it, add some sauce and mozzarella. You can also sprinkle some cooked ground beef or sausage on it as well if you like. Roll it up, put a little sauce in the bottom of your baking dish so they don’t stick and spoon a little sauce over the top of each one. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake at 325 for about 30 minutes. Since every thing is already cooked, you really only are wanting to melt the cheese and warm it up. Be sure you let them sit at least 5 minutes after removing them from the oven. If you try to eat them right away, they will completely fall apart when you try to cut them. These are also good to make ahead and reheat for lunch.

PostHeaderIcon Recipe: Sun-Bird General Tso’s Chicken

This is something that I normally eat when we go to our local Chinese buffet. Of course, it didn’t taste like it did at the restaurant… It was better! Please keep in mind when making this that it is a little spicy. I don’t like my food very spicy and this was just about my limit. Royal (9) was his usualy dramatic self stating that his mouth was on fire with each bite lol but Spencer (4) ate it right on down without one complaint. One drank milk and the other had water and there was no gulping it down because the chicken was to spicy.

For this recipe I actually used 2 packets of the Sun Bird General Tso’s Chicken Spice mix and doubled everything. One pound of chicken wouldn’t have been enough for us. The package I has was 2.7 pounds and this was still plenty of sauce for that! I also added a bit more water. Below are the package instructions and then how I made it.

You can buy this at just about any major food retailer in the Asian food section. All of my local stores carry it.

Ingredients (Package Directions))

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 packet Sun Bird General Tso’s Chicken Mic

(This was how I made it)

  • 1/2 cup and 1/8 cup flour
  • 2.5 – 3lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 5 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 packets Sun Bird General Tso’s Chicken Mix

It’s easy to prepare General Tso’s Chicken with Sun-Bird seasonings. The spice and seasonings in the sauce will turn out perfectly every time. (Official Instructions are below the pictures) You can serve this with white rice. Since the boys aren’t big fans (and honestly I was out and didn’t realize it!) I made Chicken Rice-A-Roni with it and it went well together.

Directions:

  • Add flour to resealable plastic food bag.
  • Add chicken chunks and seal.
  • Shake bag to coat chicken evenly.
  • Combine seasoning, sugar, soy sauce and water; blend and set aside.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat until hot.
  • Add flour-coated chicken and cook until evenly browned. (Do not dump the bag in, you will end up with clumps of flour. Use a slotted spoon or tongs.)
  • Stir sauce mixture and add to skillet with chicken.
  • Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until desired consistency.

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