Category Archives: Poultry

Chicken Potato Chowder

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Chicken Potato Chowder

This chowder is thick and creamy and just delicious!

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 3 medium-size potatoes, peeled and cut into medium dice
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into medium dice
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature) or 4 oz. softened cream cheese plus 4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 large chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into medium dice (about 2 cups)

Melt butter in a stockpot over low heat.  Add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add the chicken broth, potatoes, and carrots.  Bring to a boil, then decrease heat and simmer until potatoes and carrots are fork-tender, about 20 minutes.  Add the parsley flakes, salt, and pepper.

Stir the flour and milk together in a small bowl until smooth, add the flour mixture to the soup, and bring the soup to a boil.  Stir the soup until it begins to thicken.  Add the cheese and mix until the cheese has melted into the soup.  Stir in the chicken and continue cooking until the chicken is heated through, but do not boil.

Serves 4 to 6.  (I would double this recipe it is so good.)

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Baked Chicken Breasts

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Baked Chicken Breasts

This is my go to recipe now when I need cooked chicken for another recipe.  Although you can make and serve these in a short time as your main entree.  They are so juicy, tender and flavorful!!

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded thinner or not, brined
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

To brine your chicken breasts, fill a large bowl with 1 quart water and 1/4 cup kosher salt.  Stir to combine until most of the salt is absorbed.  Add the chicken breasts and let them sit in the mixture to brine for 15 minutes.  Or you can also cover the bowl and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.  No longer than that.  Remove the chicken breasts from the brine, rinse them with cold water, then pat them dry with some paper towels.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Place the chicken breasts in a single layer in a large baking dish.  Brush on both sides (turning once) evenly with the melted butter or olive oil.

In a separate small bowl, whisk salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika until combined.  Then sprinkle mixture evenly over chicken on both sides.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.  Chicken should read 165 degrees on your thermometer.  Check temperature in the thickest part of the breast.

If you want the chicken to be a little bit more browned and crispier on top, you can turn the broiler on high for the final 3 – 5 minutes and broil until golden.  Keep a close eye on it.  Do not overcook it!

Once cooked, remove pan from oven and transfer chicken to a clean plate and loosely tent plate with foil and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Serve warm.

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White Chicken Chili

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White Chicken Chili

This recipe makes a large pot of soup.  I like to make big batches of soup, even though it is just the two of us, but I freeze it and take it out for a quick meal.  Or else my grandkids raid my freezer and take it out.  Fine with me.  It warms my heart they like my food.

This is also very quick easy to make as it uses most everything in a can.  Just stock up your pantry.

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 6 (15.5-oz.) cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 (5-oz.) cans chicken, drained
  • 2 (4-oz.) cans diced green chiles
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 12-oz. container sour cream
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

In a large stockpot over medium heat, saute onions in oil until tender.  Stir in remaining ingredients except sour cream and cheese.  Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until heated through.  Shortly before serving time, add sour cream and cheese.  Stir until cheese in melted.

Serves 16 to 20.

222 calories per 1 cup

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Grilled Chicken Burgers

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Grilled Chicken Burgers

These burgers were so easy to put together.  I grilled them in a cast iron skillet, but if you prefer, put them on your grill. I was a little worried they would come out dry, but they were moist and delicious.  Just be careful you don’t cook them too long or they might get dry.  Cook to 165 degrees.  I used an instant read thermometer.

And to make them a little healthier, I served them on an oatmeal thin.  They are less calories than a bun.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, Panko, Parmesan, oregano, basil, parsley, and garlic powder.  Season with salt and pepper, if using.  Stir until loosely combined.  Make into 4 patties.

Heat olive oil in your skillet over medium heat.  Add burgers to skillet and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees.  (Put instant read thermometer into the side of burgers half way.)

Makes 4 burgers.  (273 calories) (Burger/oatmeal thin)

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup

I made this for me and my grandson today.  We both love chicken pot pie and we both loved this soup.  Really easy to make too.  Yummy!

  • 1 disk, refrigerated pie dough
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus a pinch of poultry seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 medium Yukon gold potatoes, chopped
  • 1 (10-oz.) package frozen mixed peas and carrots

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Unroll pie dough onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with a pinch of poultry seasoning; cut into quarters.  Bake until puffed and golden, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat.  Add chicken and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, undisturbed, 2 minutes, then cook, stirring, 1 more minute.  Transfer to a bowl.  Add celery, onion, flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning to the pot and cook, stirring, 1 minute.  Stir in 2 cups water, the broth, half-and-half and potatoes; cover and bring to a simmer.  Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, partially covered, 10 minutes.  Add the peas and carrots and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes.  Return the chicken to the pot and simmer until cooked through, about 1 minute.

Divide among 4 bowls and top with the crust.

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Chicken Meatball and Orzo Soup

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Chicken Meatball and Orzo Soup

This soup has the most amazing broth!  Very comforting on a chilly day.  Those days are coming soon and I urge you to try this soup.  You won’t be disappointed.  Yum!

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

For the chicken meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, Panko, Parmesan, oregano, basil, parsley, and garlic powder.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Stir until well combined.  Roll mixture into 3/4-to-1-inch meatballs.  You should get around 25 to 30 meatballs.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat.  Add meatball, in batches, and cook until all sides are browned, about 2-3 minutes.  Transfer to a paper towel lined plate; set aside.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the stockpot.  Add the garlic, onion, carrots and celery.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender. about 4-5 minutes.

Pour in chicken stock and bring to a boil.  Stir in orzo and meatballs;  reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and meatballs are cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.  Stir in lemon juice and parsley; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Yield:  4 large servings.

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White Sauce Chicken Enchiladas

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White Sauce Chicken Enchiladas

This is so easy to make and very delicious.  Make sure you use small tortillas.  I used medium to large size and they were too big and didn’t fit on the plate very well.

I also think that if you like it more spicy, use Pepper Jack cheese.  I didn’t think the chilies gave it much heat at all.

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 10 small soft flour tortillas
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (4-oz.) can diced green chilies (I used milk, but you can use whatever heat you like.)

Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Combine shredded chicken and 1 cup cheese.  Fill tortillas with mixture and roll each one.  Place in a greased 9 x 13″ casserole dish.

Melt butter in a pan over medium heat.   Stir in flour and whisk for a minute over heat until slightly thickened.  Add broth and whisk together.  Cook over heat until it’s thick and bubbles up.  Take off heat and let cool slightly before adding in sour cream.  (If too hot, it may curdle.)

Pour mixture over enchiladas and add remaining cheese to top.  Bake for 20 to 23 minutes then broil for 3 minutes to brown the cheese.

Serves 6.

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