Monday, November 23, 2015

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers

My husband gets the credit for coming up with most of this recipe. It was very simple but amazing!!

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers


Ingredients:
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 lb of bacon
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
Directions:
  1. Heat your grill to approximately 400 degrees
  2. Dice the chicken while you soak wooden skewers.
  3. Put the pieces of chicken on the skewer while wrapping the bacon around the chicken
  4. Brush the skewers with maple syrup
  5. Use a fork to push the minced garlic into the chicken
  6. Grill for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Chicken Pad Thai

We were looking to try some new recipes and found this one on Pinterest and modified it slightly to fit the ingredients we had. The flavors turned out great!

Chicken Pad Thai


Ingredients for sauce:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 oz fish sauce
  • 2 oz soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Thai peanut sauce
Ingredients for chicken:
  • 2-3 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 oz soy sauce
Ingredients for stir-fry:
  • Rice noodles
  • Frozen vegetable mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanuts 
Directions:
  1. Soak the rice noodles for 30 minutes in cold water.
  2. Boil a large pot of water. 
  3. Steam the frozen vegetables over the boiling water. 
  4. Once water is boiling, add rice noodles and turn off the heat. Allow the noodles to soften for 5 minutes then drain and rinse with cold water.
  5. In a medium bowl or measuring cup, whisk together all of the ingredients for the sauce.
  6. In a medium bowl, slice the chicken and combine with corn starch and soy sauce. 
  7. Add a small amount of oil to a large wok and add minced garlic for a couple minutes. 
  8. Next, add the chicken to the wok and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until chicken is cooked all the way through. Remove chicken from wok.
  9. Whisk milk and eggs together. Then add egg mixture to the wok and stir until scrambled. 
  10. Finally, combine everything to the wok: chicken, sauce, noodles, and eggs. 
  11. Serve with crushed peanuts on top.