Thursday, September 14, 2017

Chicken Katsu

In case you all didnt know, my fiancee is from Hawaii!  He has really introduced me to some awesome food, and this is one he was always talking about.  I found a recipe on pinterest (also on Food Network)  and I figured I would give it a shot.  He loved it!  I was super happy since I never made it before, and glad I could give him a little taste of home.

Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serve: 4-5 people

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast- pounded thin
  • Oil for deep frying- I uses about a cup
  • FOR THE BREADING
    • 1 package of panko crumbs
    • 1/4 teaspooon of pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon Hawaiian salt- regular will do
  • FOR THE BATTER
  • 2 eggs- beaten
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • FOR THE SAUCE
    • 2 tbsp.Worcestershire suace
    • 1/4 cup ketchup
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2.5 tablespoons of soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons of hot sauce
Directions 

FOR THE CHICKEN
  1. Heat your oil in a large dutch oven, to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium dish, place panko crumbs, pepper and salt.  Mix together.
  3. In another medium dish add water, eggs and cornstarch.  Mix well.
  4. Dip your chicken into the egg batter, make sure it is well coated.  Remove any excess drips, and dip in the panko crumbs.
  5. Place your chicken into heated oil for 4-6 minutes.  Check occasionally to make sure they are no over browning.
  6. Remove and place on paper towel, to remove excess oil.
FOR THE SAUCE
  1. Combine all sauce ingredients, in a small bowl.  Whisk together till combined. 

Final Product 

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Balsamic Peach Chicken

Who doesn't love a good and healthy recipe.  I made this over the summer, and it is just simply delicious.  It combines the perfect amount of tang and sweetness. 

Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Medium Onion
  • 1.5 lbs of chicken- cut in bite size pieces
  • 4 cloves of garlic- minced
  • 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • 2 cups of peaches (fresh or canned)
  • 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • Adoba for seasoning
  • Fresh basil for topping
Directions
  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat, add onion and cook until tender.
  2. Add chicken, season with Adoba. 
  3. Remove chicken from skillet and add garlic and vinegar.
  4. Cook mixture and stir, until reduced (about 1 minute)
  5. Stir in honey, and add peaches.
  6. Return chicken to skillet, cover and reduce to medium low.
  7. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
  8. Top with fresh basil
  9. Enjoy!
Final Product



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Quinoa Taco Bowls

Now that I am engaged, and have to start thinking about dress shopping.  My mom and I have begun to try and start doing healthy dinners.  My brother's neighbor posts the most delicious and healthy recipes, and I have been saving them for a while.  I love Mexican food, so any twist on Mexican is good for me.  This was absolutely delicious, and super filling. I did make some adjustments to the original recipe.  
Serving Size- 4-6 People
Prep Time- 10 Minutes
Cook Time- 45 Minutes

Ingredients
  •  1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 onion- finely chopped 
  • 1 red or green bell pepper- finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic- minced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans- drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes- DO NOT DRAIN
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup quinoa- dried
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin powder
  • OPTIONAL
    • 1 cup of corn
Directions

  1.  In a large skillet, add your olive oil ad heat over medium high.
  2. Add ground turkey, onion and pepper.  Cook until meat is browned.
  3. Add garlic, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Add beans, tomoatos, corn (if using) and water.  Bring mixture to a boil
  5. Add quinoa and seasonings, stir well.
  6. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer for 20-25 minutes until liquid is absorbed
  7. Enjoy!
Finished Product
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