Cooking Healthy Food, Cooking with Chicken Leftovers, Exotic Flavors, Salads, Sandwiches

Guacamole Chicken Salad Recipe

guacamole chicken salad

It’s National Spicy Guacamole Day! Yum! A couple of months ago (on September 16), it was National Guacamole Day. September is also National Chicken Month. So, I got the idea to combine the two things into this salad (I love guacamole, and I love chicken salad). Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to post it then, so I thought I’d save it for today. I didn’t want to let all that work go to waste. Also, I really didn’t want my readers to miss out on the yumminess. So, here it is: my spicy guacamole chicken salad.

Oh, and by the way, this is totally a recipe you can make with any leftover crock pot chicken you might have sitting around. That’s what I used. Score!

Here’s how you make this:

Guacamole Chicken Salad Recipe
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 4 servings
This delicious recipe combines two of my favorite things to eat: guacamole and chicken salad. It’s the perfect way to add a little spicy Mexican kick to your leftover chicken.
Ingredients
  • 2 avocados (peeled and pitted)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp cilantro
  • 1 large Roma tomato, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 serrano pepper, chopped
  • 1 lb cooked chicken, shredded
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mash the avocados with the lemon juice.
  2. Stir in the garlic powder, salt, red pepper, and cilantro.
  3. Add the chopped tomato and peppers, stirring lightly.
  4. Stir in the cooked chicken, and serve immediately on tortillas.

The hardest part about this unique chicken salad recipe is going to be peeling the avocado. Here’s an easy guide that tells you how to peel an avocado. Or check out this excellent video that actually shows someone doing it in less than two minutes. Be sure to save the pit to stick in the bottom of your guacamole mixing bowl. That will help keep the guacamole from turning brown.

chicken salad recipe

It’s really not that hard to make your own guacamole, once you get used to it. And it’s something I definitely recommend you try at least once. Store-bought guacamole’s not bad (if you can find it), but the stuff you make fresh yourself is so much better.

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Fifteen years ago, I went to a party a friend was hosting and bought a stoneware mini loaf pan. I still have that thing today, and it’s just as awesome.

When I got married almost 13 years ago, I let the friend of a friend do a Pampered Chef bridal shower for me. I still have all those things too!

I’ve been buying Pampered Chef products at various parties (mostly online now) ever since. I have never been disappointed by a single thing I’ve bought with Pampered Chef.

So, when I recently attended yet another online party and saw that there was a $19.80 join special, I took the plunge. I’ve been enjoying Pampered Chef myself for decades. Why not share that love with others?

I’m so excited to start my Pampered Chef journey. I would be thrilled if you would consider joining me. Pampered Chef has so many tools that can help you as you seek to eat cleaner. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me on my Facebook page.

chicken curry
Cooking Healthy Food, Cooking with Chicken Leftovers, Exotic Flavors

Spicy Banana-Apple Chicken Curry

 

spicy banana apple chicken curry

Today, September 21st, the International Banana Festival was celebrated in Fulton, Kentucky, which is about a four-hour drive away from me, so I was unable to make it, with the husband’s work schedule and the girls being in school. But I wanted to celebrate by cooking with bananas today, anyway, since we all love them so much at our house. And, since we’re still in National Chicken Month, I thought it would be fun to combine chicken and bananas, but I was drawing a blank until I did a Google search and ran across the idea of making a chicken curry with bananas.

I used my go-to chicken curry recipe as the base and ran with it, taking a few ideas here and there from banana curry recipes I found online. The apples were an afterthought because I had a few sitting around that were about to go bad, but they turned out to be a wonderful addition.

Here’s the full recipe:

Spicy Banana-Apple Chicken Curry
Recipe Type: Main
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 6 servings
Part sweet-and-sour chicken, part authentic Indian curry, this deliciously sweet curry sauce is a unique way to use up leftover crock pot chicken.
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds of cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons spicy curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 bananas
  • 3 Gala apples
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Spray a large saucepan with Pam cooking spray.
  2. Stir together the chicken, onion powder, garlic powder, coriander, ginger, tomato sauce, salt, cardamom, turmeric, cumin curry powders, red and black pepper, and nutmeg.
  3. Cook over low heat for about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Slice bananas and dice apples and add to the saucepan.
  5. Stir in the brown sugar and Greek yogurt until thoroughly blended.
  6. Simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  7. Serve immediately with cooked jasmine rice.
chicken curry

Since my husband and I were so used to eating the other type of curry, this sweet version came as a bit of a surprise, but we both found that once we crossed over the “curry hurdle,” we both really enjoyed this dish. The girls, not surprisingly, wouldn’t even touch it, but that was okay because it left more for the grown-ups. It’s another winner to add to the “blah-buster leftover chicken recipes” category!

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Fifteen years ago, I went to a party a friend was hosting and bought a stoneware mini loaf pan. I still have that thing today, and it’s just as awesome.

When I got married almost 13 years ago, I let the friend of a friend do a Pampered Chef bridal shower for me. I still have all those things too!

I’ve been buying Pampered Chef products at various parties (mostly online now) ever since. I have never been disappointed by a single thing I’ve bought with Pampered Chef.

So, when I recently attended yet another online party and saw that there was a $19.80 join special, I took the plunge. I’ve been enjoying Pampered Chef myself for decades. Why not share that love with others?

I’m so excited to start my Pampered Chef journey. I would be thrilled if you would consider joining me. Pampered Chef has so many tools that can help you as you seek to eat cleaner. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me on my Facebook page.

chicken burger recipe
Cooking with Chicken Leftovers, Sandwiches

Easy Cheesy Chicken Burger Recipe

 

easy cheesy chicken burger

It’s National Cheeseburger Day! I love a good cheeseburger (and my older daughter has finally discovered them), but I don’t love all the fat. Admittedly, a lot of the fat comes from the cheese part of the burger, but most of it comes from the fatty hamburger. Chicken is a naturally leaner meat, so it’s a great choice for those times when you’re craving a burger, but you don’t want to load up on calories and fat. Turkey burgers are also excellent choices. I LOVE turkey burgers! But, since this is still National Chicken Month, I thought I would post my favorite easy chicken burger recipe.

Easy Cheesy Chicken Burger Recipe
Recipe Type: Main
Prep time: 35 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Serves: 6 burgers
When you’re in the mood for a cheeseburger but don’t want a lot of fat, try out this easy chicken burger recipe instead.
Ingredients
  • Pam cooking spray
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 tbspns plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Spray a large skillet with Pam cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, cheese, yogurt, and seasonings.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Take the meat mixture out of the fridge and form into 6 patties.
  5. Cook each patty for 8-10 minutes per side.
  6. Serve immediately, with an extra cheese slice, sliced tomato, and guacamole (if desired).
chicken burger recipe

This is a delicious, somewhat healthy burger substitute that you can enjoy whenever you want. For our family, burgers are a natural Saturday lunch choice, but this recipe would be just as good for a fun family dinner…or perhaps a healthier sleepover snack alternative.

This same process (and even most of the same ingredients) would be great for turkey cheeseburgers too, so you don’t have to use chicken. In fact, this basic recipe is so versatile, you could probably use meatless alternatives to get this same effect. If you try this with ground soy or something else, I’d love to hear about it, so please share in the comments!

 

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Fifteen years ago, I went to a party a friend was hosting and bought a stoneware mini loaf pan. I still have that thing today, and it’s just as awesome.

When I got married almost 13 years ago, I let the friend of a friend do a Pampered Chef bridal shower for me. I still have all those things too!

I’ve been buying Pampered Chef products at various parties (mostly online now) ever since. I have never been disappointed by a single thing I’ve bought with Pampered Chef.

So, when I recently attended yet another online party and saw that there was a $19.80 join special, I took the plunge. I’ve been enjoying Pampered Chef myself for decades. Why not share that love with others?

I’m so excited to start my Pampered Chef journey. I would be thrilled if you would consider joining me. Pampered Chef has so many tools that can help you as you seek to eat cleaner. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me on my Facebook page.

apple dumplings
Breads, Cooking Healthy Food, Cooking with Chicken Leftovers, Exotic Flavors, Old Family Recipes

Chicken and Apple Dumplings

 

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Today is National Apple Dumpling Day, and it’s also National Chicken Month, so I thought it would be neat to combine those two ideas into one scrumptious post with this chicken and apple dumpling recipe. I found an old dumpling recipe in a scrapbook my husband’s mother had made for us as a wedding present, and I decided to stuff those with a filling of apples, spices, and (you guessed it!) leftover crock pot chicken. And the best part is, you can use the leftover broth from the pot that you cooked the chicken in!

Here’s how I did it:

Chicken and Apple Dumplings
Recipe Type: Main
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 30 mins
Total time: 2 hours
Serves: 40 dumplings
This is a fresh take on an old-fashioned recipe I inherited from my husband’s grandmother. So good! You’ll definitely want to make this the next time you have company. You’ll impress their socks off!
Ingredients
  • 1 lb cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 2 medium-sized Gala apples, diced
  • 2 tbspns apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbspns water
  • 3 tbspns brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 8 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 2 2/3 cups milk
Instructions
  1. Chop up the apples and shred the chicken into tiny pieces.
  2. Combine chicken and apples together with the water, vinegar, sugar, and spices, in a medium-sized microwavable bowl.
  3. Microwave on high for two minutes, and then stir.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, butter, and milk with a fork.
  5. Flour a flat surface well.
  6. Spoon and flatten out a small portion of the dumpling dough.
  7. Add a teaspoonful of the chicken and apple mixture.
  8. Spoon out another layer of dough and connect the two.
  9. Add the dumpling to hot, but not boiling, broth in a large stock pot on the stove.
  10. Repeat this process until all the dumplings are formed.
  11. Cover and simmer the dumplings, 8 at a time, for 15-20 minutes.
  12. Serve immediately, and spoon the gravy in the pan over the dumplings, for extra flavor.
apple dumplings

The idea to reuse the broth from the crock pot pan is not really my own. I got that from a blog post I read the other day, but I absolutely love it. You can reuse your leftover chicken AND the broth. That’s a double win!

Admittedly, this recipe takes some time and effort, but it is so worth it! Note: These dumplings are pretty big (about the size of a biscuit), so two per person makes a pretty decent serving size. This recipe can be halved, or even quartered, if you don’t want to make so many dumplings at once (or if you don’t want to spend so much time in the kitchen).

 

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Fifteen years ago, I went to a party a friend was hosting and bought a stoneware mini loaf pan. I still have that thing today, and it’s just as awesome.

When I got married almost 13 years ago, I let the friend of a friend do a Pampered Chef bridal shower for me. I still have all those things too!

I’ve been buying Pampered Chef products at various parties (mostly online now) ever since. I have never been disappointed by a single thing I’ve bought with Pampered Chef.

So, when I recently attended yet another online party and saw that there was a $19.80 join special, I took the plunge. I’ve been enjoying Pampered Chef myself for decades. Why not share that love with others?

I’m so excited to start my Pampered Chef journey. I would be thrilled if you would consider joining me. Pampered Chef has so many tools that can help you as you seek to eat cleaner. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me on my Facebook page.

Cooking with Chicken Leftovers, Exotic Flavors

Copycat Restaurant Recipe: Cajun Chicken Linguine Alfredo

 

linguine alfredo

September is National Chicken Month (I love chicken!), and today (the 15th) is National Linguine Day (who doesn’t love pasta?). So, when I thought about what I might blog about for today, Red Lobster’s Cajun Chicken Linguine Alfredo naturally popped into my head. It’s one of my favorite things to eat when I go there. I know, I know. Who goes to Red Lobster to eat chicken? Well, sometimes I do!

The Internet is full of copycat restaurant recipes, and this particular one from Red Lobster is one of them. There are many variations out there, but I finally found one (after a few tweaks here and there) that I thought tasted pretty much like the real thing.

And I love the fact that (did you guess?) you can use your leftover crock pot chicken to make this!

Here’s what I came up with. A definite whole-family pleaser!

Copycat Restaurant Recipe: Cajun Chicken Linguine Alfredo
Recipe Type: Main
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 4 servings
This is a copycat variation of the delicious Red Lobster Cajun Chicken Linguine Alfredo.
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast (shredded or cut into strips)
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 tbspn flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 8 ounces linguine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a 2-quart sauce pan, melt the butter and add the cooked chicken.
  2. Sautee over medium heat for about five minutes, until chicken just begins to brown.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. Stir in the half and half, flour, and seasonings.
  5. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Fill a large pot halfway with cold water, add a pinch of salt, and bring to a boil.
  7. Add the pasta to the water and put in one tablespoon of olive oil.
  8. Reduce heat slightly (to a gentle boil), and cook pasta for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Drain the pasta immediately and toss with the sauce.
  10. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the pasta and sauce, if desired.
copycat restaurant recipes

 

Now you can buy the book that includes this recipe plus six others that are aimed at helping you turn your disappointing chicken leftovers into something that you and your whole family will look forward to eating.

Available for Kindle for only 99 cents – or get the full-color paperback version for $12.99.

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Fifteen years ago, I went to a party a friend was hosting and bought a stoneware mini loaf pan. I still have that thing today, and it’s just as awesome.

When I got married almost 13 years ago, I let the friend of a friend do a Pampered Chef bridal shower for me. I still have all those things too!

I’ve been buying Pampered Chef products at various parties (mostly online now) ever since. I have never been disappointed by a single thing I’ve bought with Pampered Chef.

So, when I recently attended yet another online party and saw that there was a $19.80 join special, I took the plunge. I’ve been enjoying Pampered Chef myself for decades. Why not share that love with others?

I’m so excited to start my Pampered Chef journey. I would be thrilled if you would consider joining me. Pampered Chef has so many tools that can help you as you seek to eat cleaner. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me on my Facebook page.

 

Cooking with Chicken Leftovers, Old Family Recipes

Blah-buster Leftover BBQ Chicken

 

leftover bbq chickenYears ago, my grandmother fixed some amazing barbecue chicken for me. I liked it so much, I asked her to share the recipe with me, and she did. That original recipe was, in fact, a sugar-free barbecue sauce recipe.

The other day, I was trying to figure out something I could do with leftover crock pot chicken (if you’ve been following my blog long, you know this is not something new for me – it feels like a never-ending journey), and that old recipe naturally came to my mind. So, I went to my old post and searched through my pantry. I didn’t have everything I needed (including the artificial sweetener) for the original recipe, so I improvised…and I was pleasantly surprised by the results. Even my CHILDREN ate this…and (also, if you’ve been following this blog for a while) you know that’s something special.

It just proved, in my mind, what I’d already suspected for so long – Grammy made the best food. Even if you don’t follow her recipes exactly, you can come up with some amazing food that will please the WHOLE family!

Here’s my improvised, updated tangy BBQ sauce recipe that gives new life to leftover crock pot chicken.

Blah-buster Leftover BBQ Chicken
Recipe Type: Main
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb of cooked, shredded chicken breast meat
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp wasabi
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbspns apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
Instructions
  1. In a 2-quart saucepan, stir together the tomato sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, wasabi, salt, pepper, sugar, and apple cider vinegar.
  2. Let simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the shredded chicken, and combine thoroughly to make sure all the chicken pieces are covered with the sauce.
  4. Serve immediately with buns for sandwiches or with prepared jasmine rice.
crock pot bbq chicken

Don’t have crock pot chicken leftovers? Just cook some before you make the sauce using the directions in the first linked article above.

Or, you can cook up to 5 pounds of chicken in your crock pot at one time for 8 hours on low (if thawed; if frozen, you’ll have to cook it a bit longer). Stick the meat in the pot before you go to work, and by the time you get home, the chicken will be ready to put in the sauce. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

thai peanut sauce recipe
Cooking Healthy Food, Cooking with Chicken Leftovers, Exotic Flavors, Super Sides

Delicious Thai Peanut Sauce

 

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There aren’t a lot of Thai restaurants where I live, so we don’t eat this type of cuisine regularly, but my husband did take me to a Thai restaurant once, and we both enjoyed it. One of the things I loved most was the peanut sauce served with the chicken. Yum!

So, when I thought about celebrating National Peanut Day today, one of the first things I thought about was that peanut sauce. It’d been a long time since I’d had Thai peanut sauce, so I hit the Internet looking for easy-to-make at-home recipes. There’s a wide variety out there (seems that way for almost any recipe you find these days – everybody has their own take on things), but I took what I thought were the best, combined them, and created my own.

This sauce is a wonderful way to add some zest and flavor to dull leftover chicken. And if you’ve been following this blog long, you know I’m all about sprucing up chicken leftovers. And it’s totally easy. No special cooking skills required!

Here’s the recipe:

Delicious Thai Peanut Sauce
Recipe Type: Sauce
Cuisine: Thai
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 6 servings
This version of Thai peanut sauce is so easy, anyone can make it. It’s an exciting addition to leftover chicken.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (either crunchy or creamy)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 8-oz can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (halved)
Instructions
  1. Add the peanut butter, honey, coconut milk, lemon juice, and soy sauce to a blender jar.
  2. Blend for about 30 seconds on medium speed, and then reduce speed to low for 30 more seconds until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into a medium saucepan.
  4. Stir in the turmeric, cumin, red pepper, garlic, basil, and peanuts.
  5. Heat over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, until heated through and completely combined.
  6. Serve immediately by spooning over shredded leftover chicken and prepared jasmine rice.
thai peanut sauce recipe

Like I said, it has been a long time since I went to that Thai restaurant, so I can’t attest to how close this recipe is to restaurant quality…and I certainly can’t say how authentic it is, since I’ve never been to Thailand. But I can say, for certain, that this makes for a yummy dinner. Even my kids like this sauce (they love peanuts, peanut butter, and soy sauce).

It looks like this is one recipe that might stay in our monthly dinner rotation for a long time!
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Cooking with Chicken Leftovers, Exotic Flavors

Blah-buster Leftover Chicken: Chicken Curry Casserole

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As I thumbed through my grandmother’s old cookbooks one evening looking for inspiration, one recipe in particular jumped out at me: Maharani Chicken Curry (btw, “maharani” means “princess” – and it’s a term often used for the wife or widow of a maharajah). My husband and I LOVE Indian food. I mean, we really love it. We might be tempted to eat it every day, actually…except the stuff you get at the restaurants is pretty expensive. This, however, is amazingly inexpensive in comparison and tastes just about the same, imho.

I make chicken in the Crock-Pot a lot. It seems like I’m never home or am busy with the kids or with writing and editing or a million other different things. Some days, I just don’t have much time for cooking. I’ll usually make this on Saturday when hubby’s home to help with the girls, and I can spend a little extra time in the kitchen. We almost always have a lot of chicken left over from Crock-Pot Chicken night, so this has become my go-to Saturday afternoon lunch for my husband and me. The girls won’t eat it, so I heat them up a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli. They just miss out! 🙂

Here’s what you’ll need, and what you’ll need to do, to make the curry:

Chicken Curry Casserole
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: About 4 servings.
My husband and I love Indian food, and this has become my go-to leftover chicken recipe. It’s deliciously inexpensive to make, and tastes almost as good as the chicken curry you get from Indian restaurants!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp spicy curry powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Slice the margarine or butter and melt over medium high heat in a 2-quart saucepan.
  2. Shred the leftover chicken (if not already shredded) and add to the saucepan.
  3. Stir in onion and garlic powder and ginger and saute for about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, cumin, curry, red pepper, and black pepper.
  5. Cook over low heat for 3 minutes
  6. Blend in yogurt.
  7. Simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve immediately.
Chicken Curry Casserole

Now, at this point, you’ll have a delicious chicken curry. The first time I made this, I served it over jasmine rice. The second time I made it, my husband suggested adding the cooked rice to the pan, and that’s how I ended up with the chicken curry “casserole” pictured above.

Here’s how I almost always cook my rice (basically because I only have one working stove burner right now…or at least only one stove burner I feel safe using), and that one is busy cooking the curry. This also gives you something to do while you’re waiting for the curry to simmer.

  • Put 4 cups of water and 2 cups of jasmine rice in a large microwavable bowl.
  • Add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Heat on high for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the microwave (be careful, the bowl’s going to be hot!) and stir the rice.
  • Put the bowl back in the microwave and heat on half power (Level 5) for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the microwave and stir again.
  • Let sit for about 5 minutes, and then stir into the saucepan with the chicken curry.

Spoon the casserole out onto plates lined with lettuce leaves and tomato wedges, and enjoy!

 

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Fifteen years ago, I went to a party a friend was hosting and bought a stoneware mini loaf pan. I still have that thing today, and it’s just as awesome.

When I got married almost 13 years ago, I let the friend of a friend do a Pampered Chef bridal shower for me. I still have all those things too!

I’ve been buying Pampered Chef products at various parties (mostly online now) ever since. I have never been disappointed by a single thing I’ve bought with Pampered Chef.

So, when I recently attended yet another online party and saw that there was a $19.80 join special, I took the plunge. I’ve been enjoying Pampered Chef myself for decades. Why not share that love with others?

I’m so excited to start my Pampered Chef journey. I would be thrilled if you would consider joining me. Pampered Chef has so many tools that can help you as you seek to eat cleaner. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me on my Facebook page.