Monday, September 7, 2009

BBQ Chicken Pizza

From $5 Dinners. Original recipe here.

2 chicken breasts
1 cup BBQ sauce
Homemade Pizza Crust (used our recipe, posted here)
1/2 large red onion
2 crushed garlic cloves
1/2 - 1 cup BBQ sauce

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dice chicken breasts and pour 1 cup of BBQ sauce over the pieces. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Saute chicken pieces in skillet over medium high heat for 8-10 minutes, or until chicken has cooked through.
2. Prepare homemade pizza dough.
3. Meanwhile, saute chopped red onions and garlic in 1 tsp olive oil for 4-5 minutes, or until onions become more opaque.
3. Roll pizza crust onto pizza pan or baking stone. Top with 1/2 - 1 cup of BBQ sauce and spread around with spoon.
4. Top with cooked diced chicken and sauted red onions. (Top with 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese!)
5. Bake about 20 minutes.

BAJ made this one, since I am not feeling well today. I also was feeling too ill to eat the dinner, but he said it was REALLY good. So, this is keeper in our house, and hopefully, I'll like it too!! :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Slow Cooker Upside-Down Chicken Pot Pie

I got this from a recipe group on a message board I use. I wasn't really too optimistic that my husband would like this, since he doesn't like chicken pot pie, but he DID comment that he REALLY liked this one.

This was so easy to prepare, and so great for my first day of work. I used a smaller jar (I think 12 oz) of turkey gravy, and that just wasn't enough... definitely need to make it with more liquid.

I love that this was an all in one pot meal, with the chicken, the veggies, and the biscuit!

Picture coming soon!

Slow Cooker Upside-Down Chicken Pot Pie (linda98ny)
From Betty Crocker

1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 dried bay leaf
1/4tsp pepper
1 jar (18 oz) chicken gravy
2 medium celery stalks, cut into thin slices (I use alittle less)
1 bag (1lb) frozen mixed veggies
instant biscuits (I use the ones in the tube)

1. Place chicken in slow cooker. Top with onion, bayleaf, pepper, and gravy. Place celery on gravy.

2. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours

3. About 30 min before serving, bake biscuits.

4. Meanwhile, gently stir frozen veggies into chickenmixture. Cover and cook 15 min. Remove bay leaf.

5. For each serving, split biscuit and place one half on the bottom of a bowl. Spoon chicken into bowl then top with other half of biscuit. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pioneer Woman--BBQ Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes

Meatball recipe here.
Mashed Potato recipe here.

This was pretty tasty. I think I added a little too much milk for the amount of meat I had, but they turned out good anyway. I found it's really important for the oil to be hot enough; mine wasn't in the beginning and those first few fell apart. I also had way more than I needed, so froze some for future use; we'll see how that goes.

The potatoes. I stopped before putting them in the oven. BAJ said they tasted pretty much like my regular potatoes, but I think he wasn't really paying attention and focused on the not enough salt aspect. I thought they were tastier than my normal mashed potatoes, although I didn't add quite enough half and half. I have no potato masher, so wanting to follow PW's advice as much as possible, I skipped the mixer and mashed with a fork--just like my ancestors did.

Pictures coming soon!
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