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Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Ingredients
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1-1/2 cups salsa verde, divided
8 corn tortillas (6 inches)
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Optional toppings: avocado slices, thinly sliced green onions or fresh cilantro leaves

Directions
Combine the chicken, sour cream and 3/4 cup salsa in a small bowl. Spread 1/4 cup salsa on the bottom of a greased 8-in.-square baking dish.

Layer with half of the tortillas and chicken mixture; sprinkle with the tomatoes, minced cilantro and half of the cheese. Repeat layers with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture and cheese.

Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with remaining salsa and, if desired, optional toppings. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

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Smothered Chicken Breasts

Smothered Chicken Breasts

Ingredients
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1 tablespoon canola oil
8 bacon strips
1 medium onion, sliced
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

Directions
Sprinkle chicken with salt and lemon-pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil for 6-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°; remove and keep warm.

In same skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.

In drippings, saute onion and brown sugar until onion is tender and golden brown. Place two bacon strips on each chicken breast half; top with caramelized onions and cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Smothered Chicken Breasts

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Cashew Chicken with Noodles

Cashew Chicken with Noodles

Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked thick rice noodles
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
6 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 cup unsalted cashews
2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

Directions
Cook rice noodles according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, cornstarch and garlic. Add chicken. In a large skillet, saute chicken mixture in peanut and sesame oils until no longer pink. Add onions; cook 1 minute longer.

Drain noodles; stir into skillet. Add cashews and chili sauce and heat through. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Cashew Chicken with Noodles

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Cheesecake Factory Chicken Madeira

Cheesecake Factory Chicken Madeira

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 skinless chicken breast fillets
8 asparagus spears
4 mozzarella cheese slices

Madeira Sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups sliced fresh white mushrooms
3 cups madeira wine
2 cups beef broth
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions
1. Heat up 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cover each chicken breast with plastic wrap then use a mallet to flatten the chicken to about 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle each fillet with salt and pepper.

2. Saute the chicken fillets for 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until chicken has browned just a bit. Remove chicken filllets from the pan and wrap them together in foil to keep fillets warm while you make the sauce. Don’t clean the pan.

3. With heat still on medium, add two tablespoons of oil to the skillet. Add the sliced mushrooms and saute for about 2 minutes. Add madeira wine, beef broth, butter and pepper. Bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until sauce reduces to about one quarter of its original volume. When the sauce is done it will have thickened and turned a dark brown color.

4. As the sauce is simmering, bring a medium saucepan filled about halfway with water to a boil. Add a little salt to the water. Boil asparagus for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on thickness of spears. Drop asparagus into a bowl of ice water to halt the cooking. The asparagus should be slightly tender when done, not mushy.

5. Set oven to broil. Prepare the dish by arranging cooked chicken fillets on a baking pan. Cross two asparagus spears over each fillet, then cover each with a slice of mozzarella cheese. Broil the fillets for 3 to 4 minutes or until light brown spots begin to appear on the cheese.

6. To serve, arrange one or two chicken breasts on each plate, then spoon 3 or 4 tablespoons of madeira sauce over the chicken.

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Panda Express Orange Chicken

Panda Express Orange Chicken

Ingredients

Servings: 6

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken, chopped into bite sized pieces
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
white pepper
oil (for frying)
1/2 cup cornstarch, plus
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon gingerroot, minced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed hot red chili pepper
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1 tablespoon rice wine
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Orange Sauce for Stir Fry
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons water
5 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons white vinegar
1 orange, zest of

Directions

1 Place chicken pieces in large bowl.

2 Stir in egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon oil and mix well.

3 Stir cornstarch and flour together.

4 Mix flour mixture and egg mixture.

5 Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat.

6 Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees.

7 Add chicken, small batches at a time, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden crisp.

8 (Do not overcook chicken).

9 Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels; set aside.

10 Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat.

11 Add 1 tablespoon oil.

12 Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant; about 10 seconds.

13 Add and stir-fry crushed chiles and green onions.

14 Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds.

15 Add Orange Sauce and bring to boil.

16 Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed.

17 Stir water into remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth and add to chicken.

18 Heat until sauce is thickened.

19 Stir in sesame oil and orange zest if desired.

20 Serve over jasmine rice.

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BBQ Chicken Sliders

BBQ Chicken Sliders

Ingredients

BRINE:
1-1/2 quarts water
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

CHICKEN:
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/3 cup liquid smoke
1-1/2 cups hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
16 slider buns or dinner rolls, split and warmed

Directions
In a large bowl, mix brine ingredients, stirring to dissolve brown sugar. Reserve 1 cup brine for cooking chicken; cover and refrigerate.

Place chicken in a large resealable bag; add remaining brine. Seal bag, pressing out as much air as possible; turn to coat chicken. Place in a large bowl; refrigerate 18-24 hours, turning occasionally.

Remove chicken from brine and transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker; discard brine in bag. Add reserved 1 cup brine and 1/3 cup liquid smoke to chicken. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.

Remove chicken; cool slightly. Discard cooking juices. Shred chicken with two forks and return to slow cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce; heat through. Serve on buns. Yield: 8 servings (2 sliders each).

Recipe found here: BBQ Chicken Sliders

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Chicken Divine

Chicken Divine

Ingredients
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
Dash pepper
3 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
2 medium carrots, julienned
2 tablespoons water
1-3/4 cups three-cheese spaghetti sauce
2 tablespoons sherry or chicken broth
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Hot cooked noodles

Directions
Place chicken in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish; sprinkle with pepper. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until juices run clear.

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the broccoli, carrots and water. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Spoon over chicken.

In a small bowl, combine the spaghetti sauce, sherry and nutmeg; pour over chicken and vegetables. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Serve with noodles. Yield: 6 servings.

Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Ragu creamy pasta sauce, using an 1100-watt microwave oven.

Recipe found here: Chicken Divine

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