Saturday, August 14, 2010

Chicken Tacos

4 Chicken Breasts or Chicken Tenders equiv in lbs as the breasts or just left over chicken.
1-2 packages of Taco Seasoning or make your own (see recipe below)
2 cups of lettuce
1 tomato
1 cup of cheddar cheese
Corn Tortillas
Garnish with sour cream and salsa

You can cook the chicken a few different ways. Cut into small chuncks and add 1 tbs of oil in the fry pan so that they don't stick cook until they are no longer pink in the center. The other way you may cook your chicken is to boil the chicken pieces. I boil for to cut down on the fat. It's tender and moist. The nice thing is you get chicken broth for another dish. After you cook the chicken you add it to the fry pan and add your taco seasoning and 3/4 cups of water (directions on the package). I add two packages because my family likes the seasoning and you would use 1 1/2 cups water if you cook using two. Once the water is cooked down you are ready to assemble. While the chicken is cooking you will cook your tortillas. Add the oil to a small fry pan and heat it to Med High heat. You will cook your tortilla folded over to your desired taco shell hard or soft. You can also substitute the corn tortilla and use flour and just heat it in the microwave and use no oil. Garnish your taco with all that you like and you just made Chicken tacos. Yummy....

Taco Seasoning
6 teaspoons chili powder
5 teaspoons paprika
4 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
3 teaspoons onion powder
2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Notice there is no salt.... You can add it to your meal but perfect for those who have cut salt out of their diet.

This makes 1/2 cup, store in an air tight container. You will never need to buy it again. It will last in the container for six months if you want to make it ahead.

Friday, August 13, 2010

I have recipe to share today but I'm happy to say that I've lost 25 lbs in the past few months. I firmly believe it is because I've been eating less at each meal time and not from the box when I do. My lack of physical activity makes it even more food related. I can't say enough good things about fresh foods and how important they are for your health and life. I hope to share more wonderful recipes for healthy living. Today is my youngest sons birthday. We plan to make Chicken Tacos and they are super easy. I'll see you later and share how you make them.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Chicken Marsala

This is so easy. It's so yummy!! It's like the Olive Garden Recipe with a little addition. lol


4 Chicken Breasts or weight equiv Chicken Tenders (I buy what is on sale)
Approximate 1/2 cup of flour
Salt and Pepper to taste
Dried Basil and Oregano
4 tbs of Olive Oil
4 tbs of butter
2 to 4 cups of mushrooms, sliced
1 cup of Marsala Wine

Take you chicken and pound it between two pieces of plastic wrap to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickeness. I cut it into large pieces after it's flattened.

In a flat bowl combined flour, salt and pepper and dried oregano and basil. Dip your chicken in the flour mixture with a nice coating and then shake off the excess.

Heat oil and butter in fry pan on medium heat and add chicken. Cook a few minutes on each side until lightly brown. Add sliced mushrooms and pour the marsala wine around the chicken and mushrooms.

Cover and cook for about 15 minutes. Serve with Garlic Sour Cream Potatoes.

Garlic Sour Cream Potatoes


8 med to large Baking potatoes or Boiling Potatoes
1 cup of sour cream
1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk
Salt and pepper to Taste
Garlic Cloves about 4 to 6 Roasted

I make this for more people so I do everything by sight. These measurements should be pretty close. We like it creamy and the garlic.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees or roast temperature for garlic. Cover the whole thing in foil and drizzle olive oil on the garlic and put in the oven for about 45 minutes. You can remove each piece from the garlic head. It basically becomes a paste and the remainder can be used for later. Yummy!! Garlic Bread for example.

I cut the potaotes in pieces for faster cooking and mixing. Boil your potatoes in large stock pan. Remove when soft. I use the peel but if you don't like it then you may want to peel them prior to boiling them.

You will want to mix them while they are hot. I use my mixer and add my sour cream first with salt and pepper to taste, garlic and then the milk and mix to the desired consistency that we like our potatoes to be and top with the Chicken mixture.

Super yummy!