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Easy Sweet Sour Chicken



Easy Sweet Sour Chicken

I LOVE Chinese Food but not usually the calorie count that comes with the fried meat and heavy sauces.  I was thrilled to find a lighter version of this recipe without having to consume so many calories.  Plus this has a better shelf life then deep fried chicken!

Ingredients
1 pound of chicken (I got it from Zaycon Foods)
1 bag of frozen stir fry veggies
1 jar of Sweet and Sour sauce (I like La Choy Brand or you can make your own)
1 tablespooon olive oil
1 can Chow Mein Noodles
1 small can of pineapple (optional)

easy sweet sour chicken
This picture is for a double batch!

Directions 
Step 1: Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces

Step 2: Put the olive oil into a skillet and heat

Step 3: Brown the chicken in the skillet- be sure it is cooked all the way through

Easy Sweet Sour Chicken

Step 4: Once it is completely cooked add the frozen veggies- stir the veggies in with the chicken until they are completely cooked

Step 5: Add the Sweet and Sour sauce and the pineapple (optional).  How much sauce you use depends on how you like it!  Stir this just long enough that everything is coated and the sauce is hot all the way through.

Step 6:  Dish out onto plates!  Add the chow mein noodles right before you serve

This is a nice easy meal that can be prepared in about 20 minutes including prep time.  It also reheats great- I usually have leftovers for several days!

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Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells

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This Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells recipe requires only 6 ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time.  It makes a fabulous dinner for any night of the week or as a contribution for the next party, I guarantee that  you will definitely leave with an empty dish.   This  is easily made ahead, frozen, and baked again for a fast and convenient freezer meal. These are all ingredients I like to keep on hand for unexpected guests, served with a loaf of garlic bread, and a side salad it makes an impressive dinner to put before friends and family.

Ingredients: 

1  1/2  cups shredded chicken

2 cups frozen spinach, chopped

1-15 oz. container ricotta

1-12 oz. box of jumbo shells

1 -26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce

2 cups shredded Mozzarella, divided in half

Pepper, Garlic and Salt to taste

Directions:

Boil noodles for 8-10 minutes, until tender, drain, and rinse with cold water  to stop  cooking and to make noodles  easier to handle.

Preheat oven to 350

In a medium sized bowl combine; ricotta. half of mozzarella, spinach, chicken, pepper and garlic salt.

 Pour 1 cup of sauce into bottom of pan, and spread to cover.

Distribute filling evenly, stuffing it into each shell.

Spinach stuffed shells

Lay shells in pan, open side up,  top with remaining spaghetti sauce, and remaining Mozzarella cheese.

spinach stuffed shells

Bake in preheated oven, covered with foil for 40 minutes, remove foil and bake and additional 10 minutes to melt cheese.

spinach stuffed shells

Serves 6-8

spinach stuffed shells

 

Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells
Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups frozen spinach, chopped
  • 1-15 oz. container ricotta
  • 1-12 oz. box of jumbo shells
  • 1 -26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella, divided in half
  • pepper and Garlic salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl combine; ricotta. half of mozzarella, spinach, chicken, pepper and garlic salt.
  2. Pour 1 cup of sauce into bottom of pan, and spread to cover.
  3. Distribute filling evenly, stuffing it into each shell.
  4. Lay shells in pan, open side up, top with remaining spaghetti sauce, and remaining Mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven, covered with foil for 40 minutes, remove foil and bake and additional 10 minutes to melt cheese.

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Roast Turkey Salad Sandwich

Roast Turkey Salad Sandwich

This Roast Turkey Salad Sandwich is a great way to use up your leftover turkey-white or dark meat can be used to create a delicious and tangy flavor. If you have never tried a turkey salad sandwich you should give it a try, similar to a chicken salad but with a flavor of its own.

Although there is nothing wrong with a little turkey and mayo or mustard on a roll I wanted to add some other bold flavors- Greek yogurt for it’s creamy tang and Dill weed to give it a burst of peppery seasoning.

 Ingredients:

2 cups shredded turkey

3/4 to 1 cup Greek Yogurt

1 Tbsp. Dill weed

1 tsp. celery seed

1/2 onion, diced

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Chop, shred or dice leftover turkey-whatever your preferred texture is.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well mixed.

Place in refrigerator to chill.

Serve on your favorite bread, with crackers, or eat it alone.

 

Turkey Salad Sandwich
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Recipe type: Sandwich
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded turkey
  • ¾ to 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. Dill weed
  • 1 tsp. celery seed
  • ½ onion, diced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Chop, shred or dice leftover turkey-whatever your preferred texture is.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well mixed.
  3. Place in refrigerator to chill.
  4. Serve on your favorite bread, with crackers, or eat it alone.

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Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup

After your big Thanksgiving meal is over you will still probably have a pile of leftovers, including turkey.  If you are looking for a leftover turkey recipe this Turkey Noodle soup is a great way to use it beyond just a simple sandwich. It makes for  a warm and filling lunch or dinner served with a crusty piece of bread.  You can use whatever type of noodle you prefer, and leftover vegetables from your thanksgiving meal or a bag of whatever  frozen veggies you have on hand.

 

Ingredients:

3 cups turkey or chicken broth

1 cup water

1 1/2  cups turkey

1 1/2 cups noodles, uncooked

1 cup frozen mixed vegetables

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper

turkey noodle soup ingredients

Directions:

Chop or dice leftover turkey (a combination of white and dark is best).

Combine all ingredients in a large pot, bring to a boil.

Allow soup to boil for 10 minutes and reduce heat to a simmer and cook an additional 15 minutes.

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Cool and store in a container with an airtight lid in refrigerator for 3-4 days or in freezer for up to 3 months.

 

 

Turkey Noodle Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1½ cups turkey, diced
  • 1½ cups noodles, uncooked
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
Instructions
  1. Chop or dice leftover turkey (a combination of white and dark is best).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large pot, bring to a boil.
  3. Allow soup to boil for 10 minutes and reduce heat to a simmer and cook an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Cool and store in a container with an airtight lid in refrigerator for 3-4 days or in freezer for up to 3 months.

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Orange Garlic Chicken Stir Fry

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Orange Garlic Chicken

Forget calling for takeout or delivery when it is nearly as easy (not to mention less expensive and healthier too) to make your own.  Using just 5 common ingredients that are probably already in your pantry and fridge you can serve a delicious homemade healthy chicken stir fry recipe.  This dish is easy to adjust to serve more or less people,  or to go lighter or heavier with flavoring.  Sesame oil will give you a slightly more authentic Asian taste but you can use vegetable or canola oil to fry in as well. Chicken stir fry is a quick, healthy meal that will make everyone happy and requires minimal fuss on your part.

Ingredients:

1 bag frozen stir fry peppers and onions

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

3 cloves fresh garlic

salt and pepper to taste

oil for pan

Orange Garlic Chicken

Directions:

Partially frozen chicken breasts are the easiest to cut- season chicken with salt and pepper then slice into 1/4″ strips.

Orange Garlic Chicken

Drizzle oil in pan- enough to moisten bottom of pan, and heat pan to medium high heat.

Sautee chicken strips until mostly cooked throughout.

Add vegetables and garlic, cook until vegetables are tender-about 5-7 minutes.

Orange Garlic Chicken

Stir in orange juice and soy sauce, turning to coat, cook and additional 2 minutes.

Orange Garlic Chicken

 

Serve over rice.

Orange Garlic Chicken

Garlic Orange Chicken Stir Fry
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Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • - 1 bag frozen stir fry peppers and onions
  • - 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • - ¼ cup soy sauce
  • - ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • - 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • - salt and pepper to taste
  • - oil for pan
Instructions
  1. Partially frozen chicken breasts are the easiest to cut- season chicken with salt and pepper then slice into ¼" strips.
  2. Drizzle oil in pan- enough to moisten bottom of pan, and heat pan to medium high heat.
  3. Sautee chicken strips until mostly cooked throughout.
  4. Add vegetables and garlic, cook until vegetables are tender-about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Stir in orange juice and soy sauce, turning to coat, cook and additional 2 minutes.
  6. Serve over rice.

 

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Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

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Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

While I am not above ready to go pasta sauce from a jar or can to top my pasta. Sometimes I want a more complex homemade flavor, but I do not want to spend hours cooking down fresh tomatoes. This is my compromise, it definitely  tastes fresher than the jar but can be ready in as little as 20 minutes (but the longer you cook it the more the flavors blend and develop). This easy pasta sauce recipe is simple to make from items that are probably already sitting in your pantry.  Making a meal without meat also makes for a frugal dish as well.

Ingredients:

2-1 4 oz. cans of diced tomatoes (garlic, basil flavored is best)

4 Tbsp. olive oil

2 cloves crushed garlic

1/2 cup grated parmesan

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

easy pasta sauce recipe

Directions:

Lightly brown garlic with olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Stir in diced tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.

easy pasta sauce recipe

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-45 minutes.

If you want your sauce smoother you can puree it until desired  consistency is reached in a blender, processor, or with an immersion blender.

Remember to vent the blender when using hot liquids or you will have a kitchen  covered in red sauce and some significant burns.

Serve over your favorite pasta.

Like easy recipes?  Try these Easy Chicken and Dumplings!

Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe
Author: 
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 4 oz. cans of diced tomatoes (garlic, basil flavored is best)
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Lightly brown garlic with olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in diced tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-45 minutes.
  4. If you want your sauce smoother you can puree it until desired consistency is reached in a blender, processor, or with an immersion blender.
  5. Remember to vent the blender when using hot liquids or you will have a kitchen covered in red sauce and some significant burns.
  6. Serve over your favorite pasta.
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Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

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Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

Stir Fry is a great choice for a quick and easy meal.  If you choose veggies that can also give you a great break on your grocery bill (meatless is often cheaper).

One of the best  things about a stir fry is that you can use whatever you have on hand and change your oil or sauce to create a completely different flavor.

Use fresh veggies, frozen or a combination of both to create a bowlful of your favorite vegetables.

Ingredients:

3 cups fresh or 1 bag frozen stir fry blend-any combination of  bell peppers, onions, broccoli florets, mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, and water chestnuts.

2 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. fresh or dried ginger

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

1/2 cup water

Sesame or Canola oil to coat pan

Directions:

Heat oil over medium high heat on stove top.

Toss in vegetables and sauté about 5-6 minutes

Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

Stir in soy sauce, cornstarch, water, and ginger, simmer for 2 additional minutes to thicken.

Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

Serve over rice, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

 Like stir fry?  Check out this Healthy Beef Stir Fry!

Veggie Stir Fry Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups fresh or 1 bag frozen stir fry blend-any combination of bell peppers, onions, broccoli florets, mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, and water chestnuts.
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. fresh or dried ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • ½ cup water
  • sesame or canola oil to coat pan
Instructions
  1. Heat oil over medium high heat on stove top.
  2. Toss in vegetables and sauté about 5-6 minutes
  3. Stir in soy sauce, cornstarch, water and ginger, simmer for 2 additional minutes to thicken.
  4. Serve over rice.
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