Chicken Cottage Pie

I know, I know. Cottage pie is filled with beef and not chicken. But I love to switch it up from time to time. Whatever you’d like to call it, it was stinking amazing! I actually ended up liking it more than the traditional cottage or shepherd’s pie. Filling: 2 large Chicken Breasts; cubed 1Continue reading “Chicken Cottage Pie”

Cherry Chicken Lettuce Wraps

We decided on Cherry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps today. They were just what we needed! So light and delicious. Lettuce makes a delicious, crispy substitute for bread with this classic salad. Chicken Salad: 20 oz. canned Chicken Breast ⅔ cup Celery; chopped ½ cup Onion; chopped 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika ½Continue reading “Cherry Chicken Lettuce Wraps”

Smoky Tortilla Soup

This is one of my favorite ways of using up extra shredded chicken. 😋 It’s so flavorful and quick! It’s been a hit with my family for a long while and I don’t think that’ll change anytime soon. ❤️  1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 cup Onion; chopped 1 small Jalapeño; cored and chopped 3 clovesContinue reading “Smoky Tortilla Soup”

Jerk Chicken Gyros

Last night’s (and tonight’s) dinner. Jerk Chicken Gyros. I normally cook them on the smoker, but my handy-dandy skillet did the trick. I used up the last of my Jerk Seasoning mix, so it’s definitely time to make some more. Jerk Seasoning: 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 teaspoon Onion Salt 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika 1Continue reading “Jerk Chicken Gyros”

Smoky Chicken Caesar Wrap

I made Caesar dressing for the first time and I’m never buying the bottled stuff ever again. It took a minute to make and it was so much fresher! After yesterday’s insanely rich Cajun Shrimp Pasta, I really needed something a bit lighter. This really hit the spot and it’s portable, so I can justContinue reading “Smoky Chicken Caesar Wrap”

Chicken & Vegetable Curry

Day 36 of the #PantryChallenge  I had a lot of the Curried Sweet Potato Soup I made last night left over so I repurposed it. Chicken & Vegetable Curry is what’s for dinner! I normally add cauliflower, sugar snap peas and zucchini but didn’t have any on hand.  1 quart Chicken Broth 3 large SweetContinue reading “Chicken & Vegetable Curry”

Honey Mustard Chicken Croissant Rolls

Day 21 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge I needed to use up some of the generic brand crescent/croissant tubes I bought on special for 89¢ and stashed in my freezer a while back. I don’t really like my sweet main dishes to be cloyingly sweet, so I often add chiles, garlic, onion and vinegar. NotContinue reading “Honey Mustard Chicken Croissant Rolls”

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 Sauce asContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken”

“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”

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”