Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken

Day 16 of my 8 week Pantry Challenge! I almost caved and ordered Panda Express. I REALLY wanted their Sweet Fire Chicken, Broccoli Beef and Fried Rice. 😂 But then I remembered that it costs $12/plate and I have what I need to make it for around $5. You can use bottled Sweet Chile SauceContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken”

Smoked Tuscan Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Day 15 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge Smoked Tuscan Chicken Pasta made with powdered milk and garlic bread made from the heels of a Italian loaf I had in my freezer. I made a lot so I could stash a couple of portions in my freezer. It freezes really well and it tastes just asContinue reading “Smoked Tuscan Chicken Alfredo Pasta”

“Tokyo Joes” Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls

Day 14 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge⁠⁠ 2 weeks in and I’ve saved around $400! One of my favorite restaurants I frequented VERY regularly over the 14 years I lived in Colorado was Tokyo Joes. I miss their Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls. I’ve been making my own for 6 years now and they’reContinue reading ““Tokyo Joes” Brown Rice Thai Peanut Chicken Bowls”

Giganticus Buffaloicus Wingicus

Day 12 of my 8 week #PantryChallengeMy family never seems to eat the wings off of our Thanksgiving turkey. I’m totally ok with that! It means I can make these bad boys! Buffalo Turkey Wings or Giganticus Buffaloicus Wingicus. It’s Latin, I swear! 😂 I air fry them, and since they are already cooked throughContinue reading “Giganticus Buffaloicus Wingicus”

Old Bay Soda Battered Onion Rings

The side dish from day 4 of my #pantrychallenge⁠⁠ The Old Bay Onions Rings I made as a midnight snack last night and the side for the Baked Buffalo Drumsticks! I was concerned that the Sprite would make them too sweet, but I was so wrong. They were so stinking good! It fried up asContinue reading “Old Bay Soda Battered Onion Rings”

Leftover Thanksgiving Skillet Turkey Pot Pie

Day 11 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge No grocery shopping, no take-out and no deliveries. This is my favorite thing to do with Thanksgiving leftovers. ❤️ 🦃 🥧 The crust is so flaky and the gravy makes it deliciously decadent! Leftover Thanksgiving Skillet Turkey Pot Pie Servings: 5 Cooking Time: 50 Minutes • 2 PuffContinue reading “Leftover Thanksgiving Skillet Turkey Pot Pie”

Copycat P.F. Chang’s Crispy Honey Chicken

Day 7 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge No eating out, no take-out and no new groceries. Another part of this challenge is to stop food waste in my kitchen. I was supposed to make Baked Bean Burgers today, but had some chicken breasts, cauliflower and leftover Sprite Batter in my fridge that I needed toContinue reading “Copycat P.F. Chang’s Crispy Honey Chicken”

Air Fryer Cranberry Sauce Turkey Meatloaf

Day 5 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge. Because can you really have too much Thanksgiving dinner? Especially if it makes an amazing sandwich for lunch the next day. Air Fryer Cranberry Sauce Turkey Meatloaf with Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Stuffing, buttered biscuit Cheesy Garlic Corn Bake and Buttered Peas. I know a lotContinue reading “Air Fryer Cranberry Sauce Turkey Meatloaf”

Baked Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

Day 4 of my 8 week #pantrychallenge and I’ve already strayed from the menu. But they’re more like guidelines, right? I really wanted Buffalo Wings, but the rules of the challenge and my wallet say no. I did have some chicken drumsticks in my freezer, though! They turned out crispy and delicious! Half Buffalo Drums,Continue reading “Baked Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks”

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Bake

Day 3 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge. Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Bake with Garlic Bread. I wasn’t allowed to drink milk growing up, so I rarely have it in the fridge. Powdered milk to the rescue! I used the trimmings and tenderloins from the bone-in chicken breasts I used to make yesterday’s Chicken sandwiches. IContinue reading “Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Bake”