This chicken is great in tacos, enchiladas, burritos or rice bowls.
Shredded Chipotle Chicken
6 chicken thighs
3-4 chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce chopped, plus 3 T of the Adobo sauce
1 yellow onion cut into eighths
1 T chopped garlic
1 tomato chopped
1/2 c tequila (optional)
2 limes juiced plus 1 t of zest
2 T cumin
3 c chicken broth
Add all ingredients to a crock pot / slow cooker. Cook for 4 hours on high or 6-8 on low. Move chicken to a platter and shred with 2 forks, spoon 1/2 c cooking liquid over the chicken and serve or fill tortillas.
It is football season, time for tailgates and parties. Here is an easy recipe that will please a crowd on the weekend or your family on the weeknight.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
2 lbs ground chicken
1/3 c blue cheese crumbles
1/2 c panko bread crumbs
2 T buttermilk ( you can use regular milk and add 1 t vinegar)
3 T hot sauce
1 t minced garlic
1/4 c chopped onion
1 T Italian seasoning
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 c buffalo wing sauce (We made our own, melt 1/2 stick butter, add 1 t minced garlic, 1 c hot sauce, and 2 t brown sugar, stir)
Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. form into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until no longer pink. Toss with wing sauce in a large bowl. Serve on toasted buns with blue cheese and lettuce. Add shredded mozzarella cheese if desired.
** Entertaining tip, add meatballs and wing sauce into a crock pot and set on warm. Or make smaller sized meatballs and serve as appetizers with a side of blue cheese dressing.
If you follow my posts you will know that I love craft beer, and the hoppier the better. But come close, I have a small confession and I don’t really want it to get out. I like Corona, there I said it. When the hops are too heavy and its 90 degrees outside, I love an ice cold refreshing watered down lager with a lime. So as it happens I may have some left over in my refrigerator and let me tell you it is pretty tasty in this light Caribbean slow cooked chicken stew, and if no one is looking I may drink one with dinner.
Corona Chicken Stew
3 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4s
1 yellow onion sliced
6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 bottle of Corona or Corona Light Beer
2 T brown sugar
2 T ponzu or soy sauce
1 T garlic, minced
1 T ginger, minced
2 T jerk seasoning ( I used McCormick’s)
1 large orange, juice and zest
2 limes, juice and zest
1c frozen corn
In a crock pot or slow cooker add potatoes and onion, then position chicken on top. pour in beer. Sprinkle with brown sugar, soy sauce, jerk seasoning , garlic and ginger. Add zest from limes and orange and their juices.
Add corn and cover, Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8. Serve over rice.
This is a fairly light dinner made in the crock pot with lots of deep flavors.
Slow Cooker Chicken with Tomatoes, Olives and Peppers
6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 large can crushed tomatoes
2 green bell peppers sliced thinly
1 onion sliced thinly
3.5 oz large green olives about 1/2 c ( I used Sicilian spiced)
2 T brine from olives
1/4 t red pepper flakes
1 t Italian seasoning
1/4 c white wine (optional)
1 T lemon juice
Add all ingredients to a crock pot, cook on low for 6 hours, serve over noodles or rice.
Cinco De Mayo is this weekend and I will be in London but here are some recipes for you to enjoy while I am gone.
Spicy Tequila Pulled Pork
Chicken Frito Pie
Chicken Frito Pie
Cactus Pear Margarita
Homemade Salsa and Guacamole
and here are some ideas for decor
Left over wine, whats that? I know, I think 750ml is a serving size too, but hey sometimes it happens. Maybe you invited a friend over and you finished your bottle but she had to drive or maybe you thought it was a good idea to open a second bottle and found out you were wrong. Anyway if you somehow find yourself with some extra red wine this is a delicious recipe to make and then open a new bottle of wine to drink with it. It is light, delicate and delicious. I served it with a side of creamed kale.
Leftover Wine Beef Stew
1 1/2 lbs stew meat ( cut into chunks)
6 larger potatoes peeled and cut into 1/8s
2 carrots chopped
1 T corn starch
1/2 t salt
1/8 t pepper
1/2 c chopped shallot
1 T chopped parsley
4 sprigs of thyme
1 c red wine ( I used a Cabernet)
1 c beef broth
1 t Dijon mustard
1 T red wine vinegar
Add corn starch salt and pepper into a large ziplock bag. Add meat and shake to coat. Heat oil in a large skillet, add coated meat and shallot and stir until meat is browned on all sides. Add to slow cooker. Add Potatoes, carrots, parsley. thyme, wine, broth, mustard and vinegar to slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 6 hours (or high for 3) or until potatoes are cooked through.
I used to eat Corned Beef on St. Patrick’s Day because I had to, it was tradition. Now I eat it because I love it all thanks to one on my good friends. We were making copious amounts of Corned Beef and cabbage for a St. Patrick’s Day Party and she showed me how to make a delicious glaze for the beef that her family had made for years. It is so easy and simple, just 2 ingredients, brown sugar and Dijon mustard.
Easy Mustard and Brown Sugar Glazed Corned Beef
1 package corned beef brisket flat cut
seasoning packet from beef
Cook beef with seasoning packet as directed, usually about 3 hours on simmer (or all day in a slowcooker). Remove beef and place on cutting board, let cool slightly. Preheat oven to 375. coat meat on all sides with dijon mustard, then press brown sugar into meat. I used about 1/4 cup mustard and 3/4 c brown sugar.
Place in oven and cook until a golden crust forms on the beef, about 20 minutes.
Slice and serve. We had it this year with roasted cabbage and Bailey’s Mashed Potatoes