Chicken Basque

1-1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 2 inch chunks
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
1 lb. red potatoes, cut into bite-size chunks
1 can chicken broth
¼ tsp. each dried thyme and dried savory
1 small jar diced pimento, drained

In a Dutch oven, heat oil. Add chicken and brown on all sides. Add onion and red pepper. Cook until slightly wilted. Add garlic and stir. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken and potatoes are tender. Makes 6 servings.

Chicken Paprika

¼ cup butter
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. paprika
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
8 skinless chicken thighs
1 can Campbell’s Healthy Choice cream of mushroom soup
1 cup reduced fat milk
8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
¼ tsp. dried thyme

Melt butter in microwave. Remove from oven and stir in flour, paprika, and poultry seasoning. Place chicken in greased baking dish. Spread buttery paprika mixture over chicken. In a separate bowl, whisk the soup and milk until blended. Stir in sliced mushrooms. Pour liquid mixture over chicken. Sprinkle parsley and thyme on top. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 minutes more or until chicken is cooked through. Serves 8.

Chicken Cranberry

1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 shallots, peeled and chopped
8 oz. bag fresh cranberries, rinsed
¾ cup water
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. honey
¾ tsp. ground ginger
¼ tsp. allspice

Heat olive oil in large skillet. Sauté shallots until beginning to brown. Add cranberries, water, vinegar and honey. Cook until the berries soften and begin to burst. Stir occasionally. When cranberries are softened, add the ginger and allspice.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken thighs in greased baking dish. Spread cranberry mixture over chicken. Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through. Serves 4 to 6.

Recent Recipes

I like to experiment and try new recipes. For the chicken stew, I combined two different recipes into one that would use up some ingredients I had in the house. It turned out pretty nice. The one below it is an easy company dish.

CHICKEN STEW

1 package Perdue original roasted chicken cuts
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 frozen package peas and carrots
1 frozen package cut green beans
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 can reduced sodium chicken broth
¼ teaspoon each cumin, curry powder, and ground ginger
1/3 cup plus ½ cup 2% milk, divided
1 cup biscuit mix or more if desired

Mix 1/3 cup milk into biscuit mix and set aside. Stir cornstarch into ½ cup milk. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a nonstick skillet, sauté onions and garlic until wilted. Add all other ingredients except for biscuit mix and heat until thickened. Transfer to greased baking dish. Drop biscuit mix by the tablespoon on top of casserole in separate mounds. Bake for 30 minutes or until biscuits are lightly browned on top and casserole is bubbly around the edges.

Option: Toss in ½ cup rice to skillet and compensate with enough white wine to add liquid for rice to absorb while in oven.

Chicken Stew1    Chicken Stew2


CHICKEN ARTICHOKE

1 package Perdue boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 jar artichoke bruschetta sauce

Place chicken breasts in greased baking dish. Spoon artichoke bruschetta sauce over each breast to coat. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

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Chicken and Bean Stew

Chicken and Bean Stew
Chicken Beans

2 pounds chicken thighs or 5-6 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp. oil
1 medium onion, cut into chunks
3 peeled carrots, cut into chunks
1 tsp. chopped garlic
14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 can low sodium chicken broth
1 can cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup dry red wine (or more if needed to moisturize)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle flour in a plate and dredge chicken pieces to coat.

Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a Dutch oven and brown chicken on all sides. Remove from pot. Deglaze with a bit of broth if necessary and add 1 Tbsp. oil. Stir in onion and carrots and sauté until onions wilt. Add garlic and stir. Add diced tomatoes. Place chicken on top. Pour broth and red wine over chicken. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook in oven for 30 minutes. Add beans. Cook for approximately 30 minutes more or until chicken is done. Serves 4-6.

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