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Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts

Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Beasts
Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts

Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts are a milder flavor of tartness and spicy heat. Lemon juice, lemon zest and crushed red pepper flakes provide the mild tart and spicy flavor.

Garlic and fresh rosemary sprig enhances the flavors of this chicken entree.

Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Beasts

Lemon juice, lemon zest and roasted red pepper flakes give the tartness and heat to these chicken breast filet. Herb and a seasonings give an extra flavor for mild barbecue taste.
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Julia Ann

Equipment

  • Glass bowl to marinade
  • Broiler pan

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken beasts boneless
  • ¼ c olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh lemon
  • 1 clove garlic large clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon roasted red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon whole rosemary leaves dried
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary or parsley

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken breasts into 3-4 strips.
  • Make the marinade, barbecue sauce, by mixing the oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic , crushed roasted red peppers and dried whole rosemary in a small mixing bowl.
    Add salt and pepper, more or less to taste. Whisk to blend.
    Place the chicken in shallow glass bowl; pour marinade over the chicken pieces.
    Cover bowl and marinate in refrigerator at least 1 hour to 4 hours.
    Preheat the oven broiler (or use a grill).
    Prepare broiler pan by covering with aluminum foil.
    Place chicken strips on broiler pan.
    Cook under hot broiler or on the grill for 6-8 minutes, turning until tender.
    Put on serving plate garnished with rosemary, parsley sprig or lemon wedge,

Notes

The right internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165° F.
 
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

In the U.S. Midwest potatoes are often fixed with chicken, usually mashed potatoes with gravy. The Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts will not have the needed fat to make gravy, try something different such as: An Irish recipe for mashed potatoes and kale. A pasta side dish would be good too. How about a green vegetable, potatoes, and pasta? Use the recipe: green beans, red potatoes and bow-tie pasta as the side dish. Then you have potatoes and pasta!

https://cookbookinabox.com/our-recipes/vegetables-side-dishes/colcannon-kale/ https://cookbookinabox.com/our-recipes/pasta-rice/green-beans-red-potatoes-and-pasta/

Because this was a large plant and will grow taller, it was placed in separate pot.

Rosemary can be grown in your own garden in the sunlight and warm temperature. The sprigs are of flat needles which are used cooking. Often used in meats such as pork, salmon, lamb and chicken. Soups and sauces are enhanced by its pungent flavor and fragrance; it is an evergreen and available all year. When cooking with rosemary, pull off the leaves from the stem to wash an dry. According to httpss://whfoods.org rosemary stimulates the immune system and improving digestion. It may reduce the severity of asthma attacks. http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=75

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Chicken Breasts in Mushroom Sauce

This recipe is adapted from cookbookinabox’s recipe:

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

 

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

The following recipe is for a quantity of 10-12 pieces of chicken in a thick creamy mushroom sauce to be eaten over risotto, rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.

Chicken Breasts in Mushroom Sauce

A company dinner of tender chicken breasts in a creamy mushroom sauce to be served with risotto, rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Entree, Poultry
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 6 large chicken breasts skinless, boneless
  • 1 1/2 cup seasoned Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried whole sage
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black papper
  • 1 cup cream
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups fresh white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 cup chicken broth more as needed.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Remove the fat from the chicken breasts.
  • Cut horizontally though the thickest part of the breast, cut in half for equal size. Pound between wax paper if need to get equal thickness.
  • Mix the bread crumbs and seasonings in a plastic bag.
  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a large heavy skillet.
  • Dip each piece of chicken in the cream, then shake in the bag of crumbs to cover. Remove any excess crumbs.
  • Lay the chicken in the hot skillet, just to brown, do not overcook.
  • Remove the chicken to a oven-proof pan.
  • Brown the remaining pieces of chicken, layer in the over-proof pan.
  • Deglaze the skillet with a small amount of broth, loosen the residue bits of chicken loose to be come part of the sauce.
  • Add the flour, whisk, stir to blend adding broth to make a smooth sauce.
  • Pour in the sliced mushrooms, just to moisten and heat slightly.
  • Pour sauce and mushrooms over the pan of browned chicken.
  • Cover tightly with aluminum foil and put in oven 1 hour.

Notes

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 This is the Menu was served with

Chicken Breasts in Mushroom Sauce

Risotto with Peas and Parmesan Cheese

Steamed Cauliflower with Sweet Red Peppers and Garlic

Steamed Green Beans sauteed in Olive Oil, topped with Lemon Zest and Toasted Almonds

Cranberry Sauce, Crushed pineapple , Diced Apple, and Chopped Walnuts in Cherry Gelatin.

Cranberry Apple Salad

Cranberry Sauce, Pineapple, Apple, Walnut Cherry Gelatin Salad

Baked Honey Wheat Bread

Baked Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Baked Honey Whole Wheat Bread

 Pumpkin Roll with Whip Cream

Serving of Pumpkin Roll with Whip Cream

Serving of Pumpkin Roll with Whip Cream

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Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken Schnitzel:  A fresh change from comfort foods.

Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken Schnitzel

We have been having  soups, creamy casseroles, breads and desserts to comfort us in the cold of winter.  I decided we needed something crispy and fried.  Fried food is a rarity at our house, we bake, broil, steam, lightly saute or braise.   I remembered Chicken Schnitzel.

Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken Schnitzel

 It tasted so good, crispy, tender pieces of breasts of chicken with a crispy coating.  It was a nice change.

We look for comfort in foods, in the cold weather we look for comfortable clothes by wearing layers of  tee shirts, sweatshirts, big sweaters, and warm pants.    

 

Related imageThen comes spring and the unveiling!  Will that be a shock to you?  Have you found all your comfort foods around your middle? Are your scales a forbidden place to step?  Does it sound like a  lead into for a low calorie meal?  It wasn’t that at all. Really just changed the flavor of comfort foods to foods cooked in olive oil.  

 

 

Frying Chicken Schnitzel

Frying Chicken Schnitzel

I cut the chicken breasts into thin layers, 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.  I did not flatten the pieces, as in true schnitzel. I mixed an egg with 1 tablespoon water and prepared a pan of flour, cayenne pepper and   a seasoning blend and black pepper.  I dipped the chicken cutlets in the flour, then into the egg mixture and again into the seasoned flour.  When the oil was hot in the skillet, I added the chicken cutlets to brown under a reduced heat, until crispy on both sides, about 4-6 minutes each sides to 170 F.  This recipe was inspired by Winemonger.com.

Roasted Mixed Vegetables

Roasted Mixed Vegetables

The side dish was roasted mixed vegetables, coated with olive oil, dried Italian Seasonings and black pepper.  The vegetables are those on hand, this time we had potato, zucchini, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, cabbage and cauliflower.  These were roasted at 525 F to tender and somewhat browned, 20-25 minutes.  They were a nice balance with the Chicken Schnitzel.

We still had some sweet, warm, creamy, comfort food:  Creamy Rice Pudding.  This is a favorite recipe adapted from Chef Ron Lock’s Creamy Rice Pudding. I used long grain white rice, 1 cup vanilla soy milk, 1/2 cup Carnation Milk and 1/2 cup water. 

Creamy Rice Pudding

Creamy Rice Pudding

Chicken Schnitzel

Fried crispy chicken cutlets with a thick crust over the tender white chicken breasts.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 pieces
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • 4-5 tablespoons olive oil or less if desired

Instructions

  • Cut chicken breasts in half, lengthwise or about 1/4 to 1/2 inch to get about 4 cutlets
  • Mix the egg and water.
  • Lightly season the chicken cutlets with cayenne and Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend.
  • Mix the measured amount of seasonings in the flour.
  • Roll the chicken cutlets in the seasoned flour.
  • Dip in the egg to coat on both sides.
  • Again dip in the seasoned flour, set aside while seasoning the rest of chicken.
  • Heat the olive oil, hot, in a heavy skillet, the oil will sizzle when chicken is added.
  • Place the chicken cutlets in the skillet to brown about 4 minutes.
  • Sprinkle more black pepper is desired.
  • Turn the pieces over to brown the other side for about 4-6 minutes.
  • The temperature of the chicken should be 170 F when done.
  • Lay the crispy chicken cutlets on a meat platter lined with toweling to drain excess oil.

Notes

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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Delectable Chicken Noodle Soup

Delectable Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken, broth, noodles and vegetables creates a delectable Chicken Noodle Soup

This summer I prepared for the  family reunion a crock pot of simmered chicken breast with minimum seasoning.  This was to meet dietary needs of those who could not tolerate garlic, barbecue sauce, diabetic, or need for fat free foods.  I bought six large skinless, boneless chicken breasts, trimmed off any fat, and cooked them in the crock pot with one 14.5 ounce  can Swanson 99% Fat Free Chicken Broth and water to partially cover the chicken.   I cooked it in the crock pot to take and serve at the reunion.   What was left over, I drained and froze to use later in casseroles and  Chicken Noodle Soup.

Home-made Precooked Chicken Breasts and Broth.

Those precooked chicken breasts did not last long.  It was just too easy to go to the freezer and thaw one or two breasts for a quick evening meal.  The next time I prepared the chicken breasts, I seasoned them with a spice blend  Into the slow cooker I  added 1/2 cup sliced onions, 1/4 cup finely diced celery, arranged the seasoned chicken breasts on top of the vegetables and added the one 14.5 ounces can of chicken broth and water to almost cover.

Chicken Breasts seasoned with Netta Belle's Choice Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend

Chicken Breasts seasoned with Netta Belle’s Choice Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend

The chicken was cooked on high for about 3 hours until  meat tested 165 F.  The tender flavorful chicken breasts were frozen and the broth was put into three pint jars to store in the refrigerator.  This makes such a rich and low fat broth to use in  sauces, for risottos,  rice, vegetables or soups

Cooked chicken breasts to freeze; canned broth

Cooked chicken breasts ready to freeze; canned broth.

Chicken vegetable soup is good, but isn’t chicken noodle soup suppose to be the answer to what ails you?  So this is was the inspiration for Slow-Cook  Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.

Although I do a lot of cooking, there have been some recipes I just don’t attempt.  Noodles has been one of them.  I guess the first endeavor they turned out tough and like shoe leather or leather shoe strings.  So some years later, I thought I would try them again.  This time it was success.  Using my mother’s recipe from her cookbook recipe box, I made noodles.

Home made egg noodles.

Home made egg noodles.

Egg Noodles

1 egg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil or olive oil
1 tablespoon milk or teaspoon more if needed.
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sifted flour

Beat the egg in a medium size bowl. Mix in the oil and milk.  Add the dry ingredients and blend with a fork. Work the dough into a ball. Lightly flour bread board and roll out thin. Cut into 2 inch strips, layer and cut into narrow strips. Allow to dry.

Note: My preference is a wider noodle, 1/2 inch. Drying time is about 1-2 hours before using them. What is not used, I bag and freeze. This makes a small batch of noodles.

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Enjoy a rich soup of chicken, vegetables and noodles to soothe you through the cold chill of winter.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1 large potato cut into 1/2 inch pieces

Instructions

  • Place the vegetables on the bottom of the crock pot.
  • Add the diced chicken
  • Add the broth.
  • Cook about 1 hour on low or until boiling.
  • Add the noodles, stir.
  • Continue cooking on low for about 3 hours or until the noodles are done.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe for precooked chicken breasts and egg noodles are in the Blog content.
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Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts

 

 

Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts

Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts

There is so much attention to what is healthy and best for us to eat. With vegan and vegetarian recipes available in magazines, on the internet, in old and new cookbooks, one gets to feel guilty to even consider poultry.  Of course, poultry is still recommended as a good choice.  Lemon-Bar-B-Que Chicken is my attempt to slim down a chicken entrée.

Of course the primary ingredient is 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 3-4 strips.

2  Skinless,  boneless chicken breasts cut into 3-4 strips.

2 Skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into 3-4 strips.

Ingredients for the Lemon Bar-B-Que Marinade

Ingredients for the Lemon Bar-B-Que Marinade.

Marinades are to tenderize and flavor the meat.  Use containers of glass, stainless steel or plastic bags to marinate, as most marinades contain some acid such as lemon juice, wine, vinegar or fruit juice.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, some recipes will give longer marinating time depending on the cut and size of the meat.  Turn or stir the meat in the process of marinating.  Some recipes do not use the marinade over the meat while cooking.

Combining the marinade ingredients.

Combining the marinade ingredients.                                                                                                                                                       

Adding the marinade to the chicken to refrigerate

Adding the marinade to the chicken to refrigerate.                                     

Netta Belles' Choice Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts

A tantalizing barbecue chicken without the heavy sweet sauce; lemon zest and juice with the dried crushed red pepper flakes give is a tangy and spicy flavor.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time1 hr 6 mins
Course: Poultry
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken breasts into 3-4 strips.
  • Place in a shallow glass bowl.
  • Make the marinade also referred to as the barbecue sauce.
  • Mix the oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and spices in small glass mixing bowl.
  • Whisk to thoroughly blend.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken strips.
  • Cover bowl and marinate in refrigerator at least 1 to 4 hours.
  • Preheat the oven broiler or grill.
  • Place chicken strips on broiler pan which has been covered with aluminum foil.
  • Broil or grill for 6-8 minutes, until the juices run clear or 170 F

Notes

Recipe inspired by "Italian: The definitive professional guide to Italian ingredients and cooking techniques, including 300 step-by-step recipes" by Carla Capalbo, Kate Whiteman, Jeni Wright and Angela Boggiano, 2003. ---------cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® bring you great recipes your cooking experience.
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