Creamy Parmesan Skillet Pork Chops Recipe

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This Creamy Parmesan Skillet Pork Chops Recipe creates tender and delicious pork chops and a creamy, cheesy gravy to serve over mashed potatoes.

This recipe is quick to put together and doesn’t take all that long to cook making it great for after school or work.

 

Creamy Parmesan Skillet Pork Chops Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless pork chops (trimmed of excess fat if needed)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1 cup sweet onion (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • ½ shredded parmesan cheese
  • Mashed potatoes
Instructions
  1. Rub both sides of pork chops with the salt and pepper.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet using 2 tablespoons of the butter brown pork chops on both sides; set aside on a plate and cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Add the remaining butter and the onion to the skillet and cook until onion starts to brown. Stir in the flour, continue stirring and cooking until mixture thickens and starts to brown, and then mix in the broth and half and half. Return pork chops and any juices on the plate to the skillet, cover, reduce heat to simmer, and cook until pork is no longer pink inside. (145F)
  4. Off heat, remove pork chops to a serving platter, and stir the parmesan cheese into the sauce mixture in the skillet.
  5. Serve sauce over mashed potatoes and chops.

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Adapted from Betty Crocker

Slow Cooker Italian Pork Chops

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These Slow Cooker Italian Pork Chops are tender and delicious and require very little prep time. I don’t usually use dried spaghetti sauce seasoning as one of my ingredients so I was pleasantly surprised that the sauce turned out really good.

If you want to free up some of your time give this Slow Cooker Italian Pork Chops recipe a try; it’s really good!

Slow Cooker Italian Pork Chops
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 6 pork loin chops ½ inch thick (original recipe called for boneless – (I used bone in because they were on sale)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium green pepper (diced)
  • 1 can tomato paste (6 ounces)
  • 1 can portabella mushrooms (4.5 ounces)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 package dry spaghetti sauce mix
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce or to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in the bottom of the slow cooker except for the oil and pork chops.
  2. Using the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat brown the pork chops on both sides.
  3. Place the pork chops on top of the spaghetti sauce and cook on low for 5 ½ to 6 hours or until pork chops are tender.

 

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

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It has been a little while sense I used my Instant Pot so when I saw this Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

Recipe I decided do give it a try.

This would be a great dish for after school and I’m sure your kids will love it.

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1-pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped or ½ of a large
  • 4 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (Chopped)
  • ½ cup celery (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 table spoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Instructions
  1. Turn instant pot to sauté. While Instant Pot is heating in a medium size bowl mix together the ketchup, brown sugar, tomato paste, mustard, vinegar, chili powder, and Worcestershire sauce; set aside.
  2. Lightly spray the instant pot with cooking spray, add the burger and garlic, and cook until burger is browned, breaking it up as it cooks; drain excess fat if needed. Mix in the onion, pepper, and celery and cook for about 2 minutes. Mix in the beef broth and tomato sauce mixture, seal the pot, and pressure cook on manual high pressure for 7 minutes; and then quick release the pressure.
  3. Mix the water and cornstarch together and stir the cornstarch mixture into the Instant Pot, set to sauté, and cook until mixture thickens. (about 2 minutes)

Adapted from I Don’t Have Time for That

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

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This is a great recipe if you are new to Instant Pot. It doesn’t require that many ingredients and cooks fairly quick. There is a little bit of extra time involved reducing the sauce.

If you like Asian food give this one a try, it’s really good.

4 chicken leg quarters separated legs and thighs (I purchased 1 package of legs and 1 package of thighs because they were on sale cheaper than buying the leg quarters)

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 5 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 2 green onions (sliced)
  • Cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Generously salt and pepper the chicken. Place the oil in the Instant Pot, set to hot sauté, and brown chicken in 2 batches. (about 7 minutes)
  2. Place all the chicken in the instant Pot and add the soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, yellow onion, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Attach lid, close vent, and pressure cook on high for 8 minutes. Carefully fast release pressure and remove the lid when Instant pot is ready being careful not to get burned. Turn Instant Pot back to high sauté setting, bring mixture to a boil, and continue cooking until sauce is dark brown and fragrant.
  4. Serve over rice garnished with the green onions.

Adapted from Food Network

Chicken Garden Medley

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With summer coming to an end I thought it was a good time to past an end of the summer garden recipe.

I thought this Chicken Garden Medley dish was really good and my wife absolutely loved it. Give this one dish recipe a try before the summer vegetables are history for the year.

Chicken Garden Medley
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1-pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • ¼ cup butter (divided)
  • 1 small yellow squash (cut in half and then sliced)
  • 1 small zucchini (cut in half and then sliced)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (julienned)
  • 1 medium green pepper (julienned)
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 8 ounces’ angel hair pasta (cooked according to package directions and rinsed)
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a large skillet using 2 tablespoons of the butter cook chicken and garlic until chicken is no longer pink inside, add the vegetables and continue cooking until crisp tender; remove from skillet and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining butter to the now empty skillet and stir in the salt and flour to form a paste. Mix in the chicken broth and continue stirring until thickened and then stir in the cream.
  4. Place the pasta in a 13 x 9 casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray and mix in the vegetable mixture and sauce, sprinkle with the cheese, cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.

Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine

Baked Teriyaki Chicken

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This recipe looked so good and easy I had to give it a try. It requires a sauce that can be put together in just a few minutes, and there is a good chance you will have all the ingredients on hand.

The original recipe served the chicken and sauce over rice, but I decided to serve it with hash brown patties instead.

For a simple recipe it turned out super good – give this one a try.

Baked Teriyaki Chicken
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 8-12
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed and minced)
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8-12 skinless chicken thighs (I did 8 and it came out about right but there is enough sauce to do 12)
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a sauce pan except for the chicken. Bring the mixture to a slow boil over low heat stirring frequently until mixture thickens – off heat and set aside.
  2. Place chicken in a 13 x 9 baking dish lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Using a brush coat chicken Preheat oven to 425F.
  3. on both sides with the sauce.
  4. Bake chicken for 30 minutes brushing with sauce every 10 minutes. Flip chicken and bake for about another 30 minutes continuing to brush with sauce every 10 minutes. Cook until juices run clear or to a temperature of 185F.
  5. Serve over rice.

Adapted from Allrecipes.com

Chicken and Rice Dinner

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This chicken and rice casserole recipe caught my eye because it doesn’t have the typical canned soup ingredients which in my mind makes it a lot healthier.

This recipe requires very little prep time and there is a good chance you will have all of the ingredients on hand.

Chicken and Rice Dinner
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cut up chicken (3 ½ to 4 pounds)
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2⅓ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups long grain white rice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Place four in a shallow dish like a pie plate and roll chicken in flour to coat. Using the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat cook chicken until browned on both sides.
  3. While chicken is browning mix the rest of the ingredients together in a large bowl and pour the mixture into a 13 x 9 casserole dish lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Arrange the chicken over the rice mixture, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until rice is done and dark meat registers 180F.
  5. Let rest for 10 minutes and serve hot.

Adapted from Taste of Home Cookbook

 

Simple and Delicious Ricotta Meatballs Recipe

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These Ricotta Meatballs are moist and delicious. This recipe doesn’t require many ingredients and is very simple to put together. The Ricotta cheese make the meatballs nice and moist so you can get away with using very lean ground beef; I used ground round for this recipe.

Simple and Delicious Ricotta Meatballs Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 1 pound of lean ground beef
  • 1 cup whole milk Ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper or to taste
  • ⅓ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 jar marinara sauce (24 ounces)
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. In a large nonstick skillet using 2 tablespoons of the oil cook onion until translucent. Add the garlic and continue cooking until fragrant; place onion mixture in a large bowl. Mix in the ground beef, Ricotta cheese, parsley, egg, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper until just combined. Add the bread crumbs and mix until thoroughly combined. (Hands work great for this.)
  2. Measure out about 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture for each meatball; form and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet using the remaining olive oil brown meatballs over medium heat on all sides; and then drain any excess fat if needed. Add the sauce and water to the meatballs, bring mixture to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a high simmer. Cook until meatballs are no longer pink inside – stirring occasionally while cooking. (about 30 minutes)
  4. Serve over spaghetti.

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Adapted from Allrecipes.com

Chicken Leg Quarters for Two Recipe

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This is a super simple recipe that’s just the right amount to serve two people. There is very little prep time, and the barbequed like glaze is delicious.

If you need to serve more people just double the recipe.

Chicken Leg Quarters for Two Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken leg quarters
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon stead sauce (I used A-1)
  • Dash of hot sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and lightly spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, steak sauce, and hot sauce until well combined.
  3. Using the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat brown chicken on both sides and arrange them on the bottom of the baking dish.
  4. Spoon the sauce over the top of the chicken.
  5. Bake uncovered for 50 – 60 minutes to an internal temperature of 180F.

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Adapted from Allrecipes Cook Book

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