Bacon Cheddar Chicken Thighs With Potatoes

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If you are looking for a simple one dish recipe give this Bacon Cheddar Chicken Thighs and Potatoes recipe a try.

The chicken turns out nice and moist and the salad dressing and bacon used in the recipe gives it a good flavor.

 

Bacon Cheddar Chicken Thighs With Potatoes
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 large bone in chicken thighs (skin removed and excess fat trimmed off – I used 4 because of the number I was feeding)
  • ¼ cup Classic Ranch dressing
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 ½ pounds red potatoes (about 5 cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 1 medium onion (cut into ½ inch chunks)
  • 1 cup shredded Triple Cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Place chicken in a large shallow dish and pour the dressing over the top. Roll the chicken in the dressing to thoroughly coat. Refrigerate for 30 minute.
  3. In a large skillet while chicken is marinating cook bacon until crispy; set aside on paper toweling to drain. Reserve one tablespoon of the bacon fat in the skillet.
  4. In the now empty skillet with the bacon fat cook the onion and potato over medium high heat for about 5 minutes. ( I cooked the mixture long enough for the potatoes to start to brown)
  5. Crumble the bacon and gently mix it into the potato mixture. Spoon potato mixture into a lightly sprayed 13x9 casserole dish, remove the chicken from the marinade and arrange the thighs on top of the potato mixture. Bake for 55 min to an hour, or until chicken is done.
  6. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and let rest until cheese is melted – serve hot. (I placed the casserole back in the oven for a couple of minutes for the cheese to melt)

Adapted from Kraft Recipes

Instant Pot Lasagna Recipe

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Wow – this Instant Pot Lasagna recipe is super-fast and really good. If you have an electric pressure cooker give this one a try.

Instant Pot Lasagna Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Instant Pot
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 pound 90% lean ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon Italian Seasoning (crushed)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 16 ounces uncooked lasagna noodles (break into 2 inch pieces)
  • 48 ounces Italian spaghetti sauce or traditional
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Season the beef with the Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Set Instant Pot to Sautee setting and cook burger, breaking it up, until no longer pink inside; press cancel and drain any excess fat if needed.
  2. Add the noodles, sauce, and water to the pot, lock the top, and set to pressure cook for 5 minutes.
  3. When done press cancel and use the fast release method to release the pressure. Stir in half of the mozzarella and one half of the ricotta cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with spoonful’s of the remaining ricotta cheese, and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese over the top. Cover and let rest until cheese is melted. (2-5 minutes)
  4. Serve hot.

Adapted from Kraft Recipies

Boogaloo Wonderland Sandwiches

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These Boogaloo Wonderland Sandwiches are pretty much like glorified sloppy joes. They are simple and fast to prepare, and it is the type of recipe the kids are sure to love. The American cheese is a key ingredient for this recipe, so don’t substitute with a different variety of cheese.

Boogaloo Wonderland Sandwiches
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon dried mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Sandwiches
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 ¼ pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (sliced thin)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 4 sub rolls (6 inch sliced lengthwise with one side intact)
  • 8 slices American cheese
Instructions
  1. Directions for Sauce
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a small sauce pan over medium high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce to simmer, and cook stirring constantly until slightly thickened; set aside.
  3. Directions for sandwiches
  4. Preheat oven to 350F – oven rack in middle position.
  5. Using the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat cook the onion and burger seasoned with the salt and pepper until liquid has evaporated and burger starts to sizzle (break burger up with a spoon as it’s cooking.) Add one cup of the prepared sauce, bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until slightly thickened about 1 minute.
  6. Place rolls on a baking sheet and divide the meat mixture evenly over the bottom of the rolls. Top each sandwich with 2 slices of cheese. Bake until cheese has melted and sandwiches are heated through (about 5 minutes). Spread any remaining sauce over the top of each sandwich, fold, and serve hot.

Adapted from Cooks Country

Tex-Mex Chicken Casserole Recipe

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This Tex-Mex casserole recipe is easy to put together and will serve 4-6. A lot of the seasoning comes from the chips used in the recipe. This recipe also has cooked chicken as one of the ingredients so I used a rotisserie chicken in the recipe.

Tex-Mex Chicken Casserole Recipe
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 10 ounce bag of nacho cheese corn chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup (10.75 ounces)
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup (10.75 ounces)
  • 1 can chopped green chilies (4.5 ounces)
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 ½ cups cooked chicken (chopped or shredded)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Pour chips into a 13x9 casserole dish lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Crush chips over the bottom. (I used the bottom of a glass jar to do this and it worked real well)
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat and cook onion until tender.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the soups, green chilies, milk, sour cream, chili powder, and cumin. Add the chicken and onion and mix until well combined. Spread the mixture evenly over the chips and top with the cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted; let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Adapted from Kraft Recipes

Creamy Burger Casserole Recipe

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This is a great one dish recipe for after work or school. It requires just a few ingredients and cooks quickly. This is the type of recipe I’m sure the kids would love.

Creamy Burger Casserole Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ pounds of ground beef
  • 1 jar home style Alfredo sauce (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 medium tomato (chopped – about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package refrigerated biscuit dough (7.5 ounces 10 biscuits)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F and lightly spray a 1 ½ quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat cook burger until no longer pink inside; drain any excess fat. Stir in the Alfredo sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and continue cooking for 5 minutes; pour meat mixture into casserole dish.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and arrange the biscuits on top of the cheese.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes or until biscuits are nicely browned.
  5. Serve hot.

Adapted from Kraft recipes

Slow Cooker Country Captain Chicken

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This Slow Cooker Country Captain Chicken is has pretty much the vegetable ingredients as chicken cacciatore, but uses much different spicing. The sauce is a little on the sweet side, has a little bit of heat incorporated into the spicing associated with chutney.

If you looking for a good dish that is a little different, give this one a try. This is a recipe that is simple to put together and because it is cooked in the slow cooker it will free up some your time while it is cooking.

Slow Cooker Country Captain Chicken
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 bone in chicken thighs
  • 1 medium onion (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
  • 5 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 jar chutney (8 ounces)
  • 4 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Salt and pepper chicken. Using the oil in a skillet over medium high heat cook chicken on both sides until nicely browned; set aside on a plate.
  2. In the same skillet reserving about 1 tablespoon of the fat cook the onion and green pepper seasoned with ½ teaspoon salt until softened. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, and tomato paste; simmer until mixture is thickened and smooth. Off heat and mix in the chutney, garlic, curry powder, paprika, thyme, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Remove the skin from the chicken and arrange the chicken over the bottom of the slow cooker; pour the sauce over the top.
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours – serve over cooked rice or noodles. (chicken should be at least 185F)

 

Adapted from cookscountry

Pork Chops with Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

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This is a one dish meal you and your family will love. These cheesy and Creamy scalloped potatoes are delicious, and the pork turns out nice and tender. The original recipe called for boneless chops but I decided to use bone in to add to the flavor.

Pork Chops with Creamy Scalloped Potatoes
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 4 bone in pork chops (3/4 to 1 inch thick)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 6 medium potatoes (divided) (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • ½ cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F, and grease a 9x13 baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter.
  2. Salt and pepper chops to taste.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat and cook chops until nicely browned on both sides; set chops aside on a plate.
  4. While chops are browning in a medium size sauce pan over medium high heat melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Mix in the thyme and mustard and then add the salt and pepper to taste. Whisk in the flour to form a smooth thick paste and then gradually stir in the half and half and broth. Cook stirring constantly until sauce starts to thicken; remove from heat.
  5. Spread half of the potatoes over the bottom of the baking dish and ½ of the diced onion and then top with ½ of the cheese. Arrange pork chops over the cheese, top with the remaining onion and potato slices and pour the sauce over the top.
  6. Cover with aluminum foil and bake until chops are done and potatoes are tender. (about 1 hour)
  7. Remove aluminum foil and sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top. Switch oven to broil and continue baking until cheese is nicely browned.
  8. Serve hot.

Adapted from Allrecipes

One Pan Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

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This One Pan Roasted Chicken and Potatoes is really close to a one dish meal; just add a vegetable and supper is ready.  This recipe does take a little time to put together because of the marinating time which is at least 2 hours. I didn’t feel like dealing with it the next day so I let it marinade overnight which allowed the seasoning to blend in nicely.

If you’re looking for a hearty and delicious chicken dinner give this one a try.

One Pan Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds of Mixed Chicken Drumsticks and Thighs
  • 2 teaspoons of Dried Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons of Fresh Rosemary (leaves stripped from the stem and roughly chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons of Garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Onion powder
  • 1½ teaspoons of Dried Thyme
  • 2 teaspoons of Dried Sage
  • 1 Tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
  • ⅓ cup of Olive Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • About 12 cloves of Garlic (unpeeled)
  • 1½ pounds of Baby Red Potatoes (halved)
  • Additional Olive Oil to coat potatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix together the olive oil, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, mustard, sage, thyme, lemon juice, garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Add the chicken and mix until well coated, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Allow chicken to set at least 10 minutes when removed from the refrigerator. While chicken is resting mix the potatoes with a light coating of olive oil and then mix in the rosemary.
  3. Preheat oven to 425F.
  4. Lightly coat a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray and arrange the chicken on the bottom along with any leftover marinade. Place the potatoes around the chicken pieces.
  5. Roast for 1 hour or until potatoes and chicken are done. (185F. for the chicken)

Adapted from: Laura in the Kitchen

Easy Baked Chicken Thighs for Two

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This baked chicken thighs for two recipe only takes a few minutes to put together and has a really good flavor.

The sauce was really good served over rice.

Easy Baked Chicken Thighs for Two
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken thighs (skin and any excess fat removed)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sauce
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (I use Splenda instead of sugar)
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a small bowl mix together all the sauce ingredients.
  3. Lightly spray a shallow baking dish with cooking spray. (I used a 1.75 quart baking dish)
  4. Pat chicken dry using paper toweling and arrange chicken on the bottom of the baking dish in a single layer – salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and bake uncovered for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until chicken is done. (185F.)
  6. Serve over rice or hash browns.

 

Salisbury Steak for Two Recipe

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This is a simple and delicious Salisbury Steak recipe using just the right amount of ingredients for two. This recipe doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and cooks quickly so you can have supper on the table in less than an hour.

Salisbury Steak for Two Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Cooking for Two
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons instant potato flakes
  • 8 ounces 90 percent lean ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup thinly sliced onion
  • 8 ounces portabella mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix together the milk and potato flakes. Using your hands mix in the ground beef, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper; form meat mixture into 2 patties about ½ inch thick.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a nonstock skillet over medium heat. Brown patties on both sides and set aside on a plate.
  3. Add a tablespoon of butter to the skillet and the onions; cook until onions start to brown. Add the mushrooms and ¾ teaspoon of salt and cook until mushrooms have given up their moisture and are tender. Stir in the flour and tomato paste and cook for about 2 minutes. Slowly mix in the broth and sherry. Return the patties to the skillet, cover, bring to a simmer, and cook covered for 5 minutes. Flip patties and continue cooking covered until patties are done. (160F)
  4. Remove steaks to a platter and lightly cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Continue cooking sauce until slightly thickened – salt and pepper to taste and pour sauce over steaks.

Adapted from Cooks Country