Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Seasoned Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Here is another quick and easy dinner idea, and who doesn't love that?  As you saw from my previous post, I am  tight on money so this recipe was perfect.  I got about 10 large drumsticks for 6 dollars.  That left me with plenty of dinner, and left overs to take for lunch!

Prep time: 2 hours (or however long you want to marinate your chicken)
Cook time: 1 hour (or until chicken is nice and browned, and no longer pink inside)
Serving size- 4-5 people

Ingredients

  • 7-10 chicken drumsticks (I had about 4.5 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons of minced garlic (it may seem like a lot, but it was perfect)
  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of Adoba seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons of Onion powder
  • 1 cup of lemon juice.
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
Directions

  1. In a large bowl place your chicken, and add the remaining ingredients.
  2. Let marinate for 2 hours (more or less, depending how much time you have)
  3. Place chicken on a greased baking tray, and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
  4. Turn your chicken, and bake for another 30 minutes (you may need to do cook more if the chicken is not cooked through.
  5. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with a little lemon juice.
  6. Enjoy!
Final Product

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pan Fried Cod With Fresh Herbs

I have started a new job, and living in a new place which equals NO money.  I had a bag of cod in the freezer, and I thought why not have cod for dinner.  I can be pretty picky with fish, and I don't really like the taste of fried cod (I think it has too much of an oily taste.)  This recipe was something I quick threw together, and it was delicious.  It had that nice crispness of being fried, but without the taste of oil.  This seriously was such a cheap an easy meal, I suggest it to anyone who only has 20 minutes to throw dinner together.
Prep time- 5 minutes
Cook time- 10 minutes
Serving size- This recipe was for just one person, so just adjust the recipe accordingly.

Ingredients

  • 1 cod fillet
  • 1/2 tablespoon of onion powder.
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic (1 0r 2 fresh garlic cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of Adoba seasoning (sounds weird, but trust me on this!)
  • Flour (I would say about a tablespoon, just enough to cover lightly so the fish browns )
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Fresh parsley for topping
Directions

  1. Combine your onion powder, garlic, paprika and Adoba.
  2. Place your fish in the seasoning mixture, and coat both sides.
  3. Then sprinkle flour on your seasoned fillet ( you really don't need a lot of flour, just a dusting so the fillet gets brown)
  4. Place your oil in a pan, let sit for about 3-5 minutes to warm.
  5. Place your cod in pan, and let cook for 4 minutes per side.
  6. Serve with fresh parsley on top.
  7. Enjoy!
Final Product

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Creamy Curry Chicken

Oh my goodness, this was SO delicious.  My boyfriend is in love with curry chicken, and I love curry in general.  His mom makes the best curry chicken I have ever had!  He asked me to make curry chicken the other night, and I thought why not give it a try.  It was DELICIOUS, it was different than his moms, because she uses bone-in chicken and also cooks it with vegetables (I am definitely hoping to learn one day)  This is super easy to make, cheap and different than any chicken recipe you have had before.
Prep time:5 minutes
Cook time:20-30 minutes
Serving size- 4-6 people
Recipe adapted from: All You

Ingredients


  • 1.5 pounds of chicken tenders
  • 1 teaspoon of Adoba seasoning
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 3 teaspoons of hot curry powder
  • 1 14 oz can of chicken broth
  • 1 14 oz can of cooked potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
Directions

  1. Place chicken in a bowl, and sprinkle chicken with Adoba seasoning and cover with flour.
  2. In a pan, heat half of your oil and add half of your chicken tenders.  
  3. Cook each chicken tender 4-5 minutes on each side, or until chicken is browned.
  4. Repeat for the other half of your chicken.
  5. Remove chicken and place on a plate.
  6. In the same pan add your chicken broth, onion powder, curry powder. 
  7. Bring mixture to a boil, and let simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  8. Return chicken to pan and cook for 2 minutes.  
  9. Add your potatoes and cook for another 2 minutes.
  10. Add your sour cream, and mix well.
  11. Serve over rice.
  12. Enjoy!
Final Product


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