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Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

 Chicken and Mushrooms in Herb Sauce

This recipe is great for those evenings you are running  behind in the schedule. There is the entree of chicken breasts with a mushroom her b sauce to put over rice, pasta or potatoes. Just add a green veggie such as green beans and a salad of cabbage apple slaw, and ending with the family’s favorite dessert.  May I suggesr peach up-side down cake for the dessert.  

Chicken & Mushrooms in Herb Sauce
 
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Mushrooms and chicken breasts in a creamy and herb flavored sauce to enhance rice, pasta or potatoes. Comfort food at its best.
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Recipe type: Poultry
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 large chicken breasts,skinless, boned and halved
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon rubbed sage
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup cream *
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup large fresh white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ cup chicken broth or more as needed
Instructions
  1. Butterfly ** the chicken breasts and pound to make them equal thickness.
  2. Mix the bread crumbs, thyme, sage, black pepper and sea salt in a plastic bag.
  3. Pour the cream into a bowl.
  4. Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet.
  5. Dip each of the chicken pieces into the cream then in bag of seasoned bread crumbs, shake to coat the chicken with crumbs.
  6. Lay the chicken pieces into the hot oil/butter mixture.
  7. Brown the chicken on both sides.
  8. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
  9. Pour the broth in the skillet, breaking loose any crumbs in the skillet*** with a whisk.
  10. Add the flour and stir to blend; add more chicken broth if too thick.
  11. Return the chicken to the skillet and layer the sliced mushrooms over the chicken.
  12. Heat chicken and mushrooms in the sauce until cooked through.
  13. Serve over rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.
Notes
*Undiluted evaporated milk can be used as cream substitute.
**Remove the fat from chicken breast; to butterfly, cut horizontally through the thickest part of the breast until it opens up as a book. do not cut through or off. Pound the piece of breast between wax paper, to get it equal in thickness.
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 √ Benefits of Mushrooms:

  • They are low in calories and sodium
  • They  are fat-free, cholesterol free, gluten-free.
  • They are a good source of B vitamins, i.e. riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid.
  • They have vitamin D, copper, copper, potassium and selenium.
  • They provide antioxidants to protect inflammation from disease and strengthen the immune system.

√ For more Benefits of Mushroom information go to www. mushroominfo.com/benefits.

Chicken & Mushrooms  Herb Sauce Dinner Menu Suggestions:

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Italian Chili Soup, Netta Belle’s Choice

Chili soup is an all time favorite and one popular for contest of “Who makes the best Chili”. Chili is a favorite at my house, however, having tried the Mediterranean herbs, Italian Chili Soup has become our favorite.  It seems once away from the hot pepper spices of chili powder it is hard to go back to the hot, spicy and spirited chili.  But we like chili! Iitalian chili soup X.JPG 1

Italian Chili Soup
 
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A fantastic new flavor for chili soup. Enjoy a delicious bend of Mediterranean herbs, beans, ground turkey and ground sausage for a winter time treat.
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Recipe type: Soups
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ½ pound ground sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups low-fat chicken broth
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 15 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 11-12 black olives, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend
  • 1 teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Perorino Romano Cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  2. Saute ground turkey and ground sausage until browned and crumbled.
  3. Pour meat onto a toweling paper to absorb the grease.
  4. In a large kettle, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  5. Add the onion and garlic, cook 5 minutes or until onion is soft and translucent.
  6. Add the meat to the onions.
  7. Pour in the ketchup, balsamic vinegar, both, tomatoes and juice.
  8. Cook for 20 minutes.
  9. Stir in the beans, olive slices, tomato paste, herbs and spices.
  10. Heat for another 30 minutes.
  11. Serve chili with 1 tablespoon of Perorino Romano Cheese on top.
Notes
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Italian Chili Soup

Italian Chili Soup, Netta Belle’s Choice

This is the fix!   Why not have chili and the Mediterranean herb flavor.

Additions for your Italian Chili Meal:

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Summer Vegetable Soup

Netta Belle’s Choice Summer Vegetable Soup

A hearty and healthy Summer Vegetable Soup

       A Healthy and Hearty Summer Vegetable Soup

Summer is a great time to have a vegetable soup with all the fresh foods from the garden. This is when I wish I had a garden, but love those farmer’s markets on Saturdays mornings.  I also like to go visit the markets at farms to pick out from their bounty.

Summer Vegetable Soup is healthy and hearty.  This soup is without meat, I do use one teaspoon of olive oil to sauté the onion, garlic and celery. I use low-fat chicken broth; vegetable broth would be good to use in this. Chopping up the vegetables is the most time-consuming; I like them close in size for even cooking.  When short of time, I will prepare the day ahead, cook for about 15 minutes, allow to cool and put in refrigerator until ready to heat. The next day, I put it in the crock pot and cook on low until all the vegetables are tender.

Summer Vegetable Soup
 
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A healthy vegetarian summer soup of many vegetables. 5-a-day is easy with this soup.
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Recipe type: Soups
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ½ cup carrots, sliced
  • ½ cup green and/or red bell peppers, diced
  • 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into ½ inch slices
  • 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes with juice or 3 fresh tomatoes
  • 32 ounces low-fat chicken broth
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • ¼ cup ozro pasta
  • 1 teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend
  • 1 tablespoon each fresh basil, parsley and cilantro, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried herbs.
Instructions
  1. Prepare all vegetables before starting to cook.
  2. Heat olive oil in 6-quart Dutch oven.
  3. Add onion, garlic, carrots and celery, cook until soft and onion translucent.
  4. Add the remaining vegetables, broth, tomato paste, ozro pasta, Flavour-Enhancer Spice Blend and herbs.
  5. Stir to blend, cover and bring to boil.
  6. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.
Notes
This can be made a day ahead, refrigerated overnight and reheated in a crock pot. It also freezes well. It does make a large amount of soup, it can be put into pint jars and stored in the refrigerator for use for lunches.
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More broth or water can be added to make it a thinner soup.  It does make a large quantity and it freezes well.

Since it is only my husband and myself in the home, when I make soup I will put the simmering soup in pint jars to refrigerate to use later.  The lids usually seal, but since not processed in canner, the soup should be kept refrigerated and used within 2 weeks.

A serving of Summer Vegetable SoupI like to serve cornbread and a orange-pineapple jello salad with the soup for a light lunch with friends.

Enjoy a healthy and hearty Summer Vegetable Soup even in the winter time.

 

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Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce

®cookbookinabox® created  Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce.  It is a new combination of flavors for a savory, aromatic new taste for meats, potatoes, eggs and as a sandwich condiment.  cookbookinabox® Menu 102 has a recipe for sweet and tangy Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce highlighted on Turkey Sausage Meatloaf.  Sloppy Joes get a “kick-up” with the spicy sauce.  You probably have special dishes you would like to enhance with a good, sweet and tart sauce as an ingredient or condiment.  Check our products for Netta Belle’s Choice® Herbs and Spices, with cookbookinabox® menus and recipes in a recipe storage box.


Netta Belle's Choice Maple Mesquite Bar-B-Que Sauce
 
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A piquant and savory sauce for meats, eggs, potatoes and as a condiment.
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Recipe type: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 cups
Ingredients
  • 4 cups ketchup
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce, light sodium
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ cup Dijon Mustard
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mesquite liquid smoke
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a large kettle, with a wire whisk, blend together.
  2. Cover and heat the sauce on medium heat to boiling; simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Whisk frequently to prevent sticking or burning. The sauce will become thicker and darker in color.
  4. Wipe the underside of the lid to prevent some of the moisture from dropping into the sauce. Remove from heat.
Notes
The sauce can be poured into 3 pint jars or quart jars to be saved. When jars have cooled, store in refrigerator.

 

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Planting Kitchen Herbs for Preserving

Pot is ready for setting out the herbs.  Planting kitchen herbs in containers.

Planter is setting in the full sun, with some afternoon shade.Planter is setting in the full sun, with some afternoon shade. This has 2 parsley on the left, 3 basil in the center and 1 variegated oregano in front.  These herbs are often identified as Mediterranean  selection.

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

Because this was a large plant and will grow taller, it was placed in separate pot. Rosemary will be used  on meat, poultry, fish, pasta and some vegetables.

This is a trial and error pot.  There may be too much spreading of these plants for the pot.

This is a trial and error pot. There may be too much spreading of the large leaf Greek oregano and smaller leaf English thyme. Oregano and thyme are used in soups, on meats, or pasta dishes.

Planted herbs for preserving

Oregano, basil & parsley planting & ready for preserving

 Containers of fresh herbs are ready for  using. They can be grown in the house if there is sunlight and warm. Planting kitchen herbs for preserving can be done by drying, storing in glass jars or freeze.

Drying herbs

Drying herbs in a hot and dry place                                                                                  

Jars of dried herbs

Jars of dried herbs: parsley, thyme, oregano & rosemary                                                                                                  

Rosemary & thyme for freezing

Ready to freeze rosemary and thyme                                                                                                                                                                                                                           cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® Spices, bring you great recipes, outstanding herbs and spices for your cooking experience.

Netta Belle's Choice 6 pack of Herbs and Spices

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“Holiday Menu 104”

Dinner with Julia Ann!

Julia Ann

Julia Ann, Cookery Designer for cookbookinabox® recipes
using  Netta Belle’s Choice® Herbs and Spices

This presentation of Thanksgiving’s Holiday Menu 104 of 2011, are the recipes prepared from Julia Ann’s  cookbookinabox® Starter Kit and Recipe Box.

Holiday Menu 104

The recipes dishes are from “A Holiday Menu-104” starting from the far left corner of the table a dish of “Elegant Mashed Potatoes.” The meat platter in  the center of the table,  “Herbs and Garlic Rolled Pork Loin”.  Next recipe, “Hot Dinner Rolls and Butter” and  “Brussels Sprouts with Pearl Onions.” Included is the “Cranberry Pineapple Salad” and on the cake stand is “Coconut Carrot Cake” with Pecans over the Cream Cheese frosting.

Netta Belle's Choice 6 pack of Herbs and Spices

Netta Belle’s Choice 6 pack of Herbs and Spices

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