Niki’s Chicken Salad

Niki's Chicken Salad
I have been making this chicken salad since I was 17. I love it! If you are not a fan of onions, it’s not for you! I use green onions, but it is just as great with red onion. I also LOVE to serve it on Hawaiian bread or rolls. The sweetness of the bread, the crunch of the almonds and the tangyness of the onion makes for the most heavenly sandwich. I have also been known to throw in some crushed pineapple from time to time! Chicken salad is great to take on a summer picnic, to the beach or as an anytime snack!
 To make this awesome chicken salad, you will need the following ingredients:
4 chicken breasts
4 lg green onions diced
2-3 cups mayo
25 raw almonds, chopped
2 Tbls dried parsley, flaked
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Begin by boiling the chicken breasts in a large pot with salt and pepper. When the chicken breasts are fully cooked, remove from pot and allow them to cool.

Once cooled, chop your chicken into cubes and place them into a med sized mixing bowl.
Add the green onions,
salt,
pepper,
chopped almonds,
dried parsley,
and your mayo. Mix, mix, mix well. Add more mayo, salt and pepper to taste.
Serve on a sweet bread like Hawaiian or raisin nut.
(Not raisin cinnamon, yuck!) or on a bed of fresh green lettuce.

Enjoy!!

BubbleCrumb Fettucine Alfredo Recipe!


There are lots of Alfredo recipes out there, but my recipe is quick, easy and the BEST! (I always double this recipe) Add chicken or shrimp for a heartier meal! (I added chicken)



To make this delicious Fettucine Alfredo Recipe, You will need the following ingredients:

3 tbls butter

8 oz (1 cup) heavy cream

1/4 tsp salt

Fresh grated nutmeg

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup grated Romano cheese

1 egg yolk

Start by melting the butter in a med saucepan.

Slowly add cream and whisk until combined.


Using a microplane, grate some fresh nutmeg into the butter and cream.


add salt,


Parmesan cheese,

and Romano cheese. Stir frequently for about 3 minutes.


whisk in egg yolk (Be careful not to scramble)


Stir in about a tablespoon of parsley.

Add sauce to cooked pasta. Add chicken or shrimp if you like!

Enjoy!!

Easy Chicken Teriyaki Recipe!


My family loves this Chicken Teriyaki dish! I love it because it’s pretty easy! I use chicken thighs, so it’s cost effective too!


To make this Chicken Teriyaki Recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
1/2 cup sugar, Granulated
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 chicken thighs

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees


In a small saucepan, combine 1 tbls cornstarch,


1 tbls water,

1/2 cup sugar,

1/2 cup soy sauce,

1 clove of garlic minced,


1/2 tsp ground ginger,

1/4 tsp black pepper, and mix well.

Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring frequently until sauce is thick and bubbly. Brush Chicken thighs with mixture and bake in pre-heated oven for 30 minutes brushing with sauce every 10 minutes.

Turn chicken and bake an additional 30 minutes brushing with sauce every 10 min.


Serve with rice.

Enjoy!!

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe!

This recipe is fairly simple. It is delicious and filling, but even better, it’s something really different! Oh! and it’s wrapped in BACON? Even better!!


To make this Spinach stuffed, bacon wrapped chicken delight, you will need the following ingredients:

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 bunch fresh spinach (washed and chopped, stems removed)

8 slices bacon

1 cup mozzerela cheese

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup cream cheese with chives (could use other flavors such as herb or spinach)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup itallian bread crumbs

salt & pepper to taste

Pound each breast thin.

Place spinach in the microwave for 3 minutes. (Use glass bowl)

Drain excess liquid from spinach.

Add sour cream,

cream cheese with chives,

cheese,

bread crumbs,

garlic,

salt,

and pepper. Mix well.

Place a heaping scoop of the spinach mixture on the chicken.

Roll the chicken breasts around the spinach mix.

Wrap 2 slices of bacon arround each breast.

Place the chicken on a baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.

after the 35 minutes has elapsed, turn the oven to 500 degrees to crisp bacon for 5-10 minutes.

Enjoy!!

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe!

Looking for an easy meal your family will love? Look no further!! This Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe is sure to please! It’s really a cross between Chicken and Dumplings, Chicken stew and Chicken Pot Pie! Add your own personal touches like peas, carrots, potatoes or even mushrooms to make it your own!!

To make this Chicken & Dumplings Recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used 2 very large ones)

2 tablespoons butter

2 cans cream of chicken soup

1 can chicken broth

1 onion diced

1 tablespoon dried parsley

4 grands flaky refrigerator biscuits

Place chicken in crock pot.

Add the butter,

cream of chicken soup,

chicken broth, (Sorry about the generic pic!)

onions,

and parsley.

Cook on high for 4-6 hours.

After cooking time has elapsed, take a fork and break up the chicken into pieces.

Now, cut biscuits into 9 pieces. Stir into hot chicken and continue to cook for 30 minutes. (Turn crock pot back on)

Serve hot! Add more chicken broth as necessary.

Enjoy!!

Chicken Parmesan Recipe!

Chicken Parmesan is a true Italian comfort food! It is great to serve at a dinner party. I love to eat Chicken Parmesan, with a fresh green salad and some crunchy garlic bread! It is time consuming, but Chicken Parmesan can be made days in advance. I make 2 batches and freeze one for another meal!

To make this Chicken Parmesan Recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

8 (3-ounces each) chicken cutlets

1/2 cup flour

3 eggs beaten

2 cups Italian style bread crumbs

vegetable oil for frying (you can bake them too, but they’re better fried!)

2-4 cups mozzarella cheese (depending on how much cheese you like)

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (Grated fresh, not from a green can)

quart and 1/2 (48 oz) Marinara sauce

Please try and make your own marinara, it is easy and cost effective. If you must use jarred sauce, find a quality sauce like Rao’s)


Depending on how think your chicken breasts are, place them under plastic wrap and pound until thin. If you don’t have a meat pounder, use a heavy pot of skillet. You can also fillet these with a knife.

Get 3 pie plates or containers. Put flour in one, beaten eggs in one and bread crumbs in one.

Dredge chicken breast in flour,

then in the egg wash,

and then the bread crumbs.

Fry cutlets in vegetable oil over med heat.

Fry until golden brown.

Spread a little marinara on the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish.

Make a layer of chicken.

Add more marinara. Use most of the first quart.

Add a layer of the cheeses.



Repeat layers.

Sprinkle parsley over last layer of cheese.

Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven covered for 35 minutes. uncover and bake until top is bubbly!

Enjoy!!

Chicken Piccata Recipe!

This meal is in my dinner rotation, and is a favorite in my house!

To make this chicken piccata recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 1/2 pound total)
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup flour
Salt and pepper
4 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup dry white wine
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup brined capers
1 Tbsp chopped parsley

In a bowl, combine flour,

Parmesan cheese,

salt,

and pepper.

Coat the chicken breasts in the flour mixture.

Melt butter into oil over med high heat.

Cook the chicken until nicely browned. (Only flip once)

Remove from pan and cover with foil.

de-glaze pan with wine.

Add chicken broth,

lemon,

and capers.

Add butter,

tablespoon of flour,

and dried parsley

Whisk until smooth.

Get your chicken breasts ready for their sauce!

Pour the sauce over the chicken,

Enjoy!!