Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chicken Breast with Olives, Feta, and Roasted Red Peppers

Chicken Breast with Olives, Feta, and Roasted Red Peppers
I wanted to try a new recipe tonight but I always have a back up in case the kids aren't crazy about it. So I made a French Onion Chicken from Closet Cooking for our new recipe and a Chicken Breast with Olives, Feta, and Roasted Red Peppers for our familiar recipe.  The French Onion Chicken was a big hit with my daughter, hubby, and myself but not so much with the boys. If you like French Onion Soup, you are going to love it, don't pay any attention to my boys. :P
French Onion Chicken over Rice
Now for our familiar recipe I don't have to worry too much about the kids liking it, they grew up on this stuff. :D  I mean, feta, olives, tomatoes?  I think there's a law that says you have to have them at every meal, when you are 'Growing up Greek'. :P  Needless to say we love this recipe and I hope you will too.  As always, have fun and make it your own. :D

Chicken Breast with Olives, Feta, and Roasted Red Peppers

5 skinless boneless Chicken Breasts, flattened
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper
2 cloves of Garlic, minced
2 cups of Onions, sliced
20 pitted Black Olives, sliced
2 Tomatoes, sliced
2 Roasted Red Peppers, sliced
1 tbsp dried Parsley
1 tsp Oregano
2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
1/2 cup crumbled Feta

Over medium high heat, in a large pan, fry the flattened salted and peppered chicken in a little olive oil. Cook until done. (Tip:  I wanted the chicken halved so I cut the chicken breast after pan frying so that I could make sure they were cooked.) Set aside and keep warm.  Add more olive oil to the pan, add in the garlic and onion and saute for a few minutes.  Then add in the olives, tomato, roasted red peppers, parsley, and oregano. Cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice.
Getting ready to add back the chicken.
Add the cooked chicken back to the pan, spoon the olive/tomato/pepper mixture over top and then sprinkle with the feta. We serve this over rice with a nice Greek salad on the side. :D
Hello chicken.
Mix it up.
Served over rice with a nice Greek salad.
The chicken breast recipe with the olives, feta, and roasted red peppers is really tasty and if you have leftovers, (which is rare here but it can happen), you can make a really nice pizza.  YUM!  
Chicken Olive Feta Roasted Red Pepper Pizza
#chicken #Greek #olives #feta #roastedredpeppers #chickenbreast #French #onion #cheese #pizza #leftovers 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits

Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits
A new family favourite!  The recipe is from I Wash... You Dry. These Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits are so good and really easy to make.  As you know I do change recipes a bit to suit my family's tastes, and the original recipe is really good, but I'm going to tell you how I changed it for us because hey, it's what I do. :P 

First of all I doubled the recipe...yes they are that good! :D  

4 1/2 cups of self rising flour (Brodie XXX)
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp parsley
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup butter, melted**

3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I used Balderson Royal Canadian Cheddar--aged 2 years--from Costco)

1/2 cup butter, melted**
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp parsley 

**I use salted butter, we like it that way.  :D  

Combine the first set of ingredients in a large bowl in the order listed.  Stir with a sturdy spoon and then add in the cheese. The dough will be pretty thick but soft so I mixed in the cheese by hand.  I used my handy dandy ice cream scoop to place my biscuits upon my three parchment lined baking sheets.  (With my ice cream scoop I made 32 biscuits.) I baked the three trays at 375 degrees convection for about 13 minutes and then took the top tray out and rotated the third tray up to top and baked the two remaining trays for about 1 1/2 minutes more. (Baking time will depend upon size of biscuits.)  Combine the melted butter, garlic powder, and parsley in a small bowl and brush the biscuits once they are baked.  These are really yummy warm but are not too bad cold either. They also freeze really well if you want to make ahead. As you can see below, we like them with our chili. :D 

Chili and Biscuits
Just out of the oven.
#biscuits #cheddar #iwashyoudry #cheese #garlic