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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One Pan Wonder

Well my friends, if you're like me with a crazy work schedule you want to come home & make an easy dinner. Last night I made the most awesome one pan meal ever! Simple,tasty & budget friendly makes this the perfect weeknight dinner. This awesome dinner consists of chicken thighs (YUM!),potatoes & green beans...you can't get any easier & its done in an hour! Enjoy!

LEMON PEPPER CHICKEN WITH POTATOES & GREEN BEANS
Serves 6-8

INGREDIENTS :
6-8 bone in chicken thighs
1lb potatoes cut into chunks (I like Yukon Gold or Red)
1lb fresh green beans,trimmed
Lemon Pepper seasoning (I used McCormick Perfect Pinch Lemon Pepper)
10 cloves garlic,peeled
DIRECTIONS:
1)Preheat oven to 450
2) On large roasting or sheet pan, toss potatoes,green beans & garlic together with olive oil,salt & pepper.
3)Nestle chicken in pan but not on top of veggies. Drizzle olive oil onto chicken & season with lemon pepper & a little salt. Place a pat of butter onto each piece of chicken.
4) Roast for an hour until juices of chicken run clear,tossing potatoes & beans every so often.

Friday, January 9, 2015

New Year!

Hello my friends! I apologize for my absence. Life was just crazy with the holidays as I'm sure you all know. So I have been trying to figure out the perfect recipe to start the New Year and I think I have it! This is the season for hearty, comforting meals & this one is just that.
Growing up, I always loved my Nana's stuffed shells which I make whenever I can. I decided to try a different version one day so I found this one online. It combines my favorite stuffed shells with chicken & alfredo sauce & it is yummy! Here is my spin on it. Enjoy!

Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells
Prep Time: 15mn
Cook Time: 50mn
Total Time: 1hr 5mn
INGREDIENTS
1 box jumbo shells
2 cups shredded cooked chicken(I used a rotisserie one)
1 Large container ricotta cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 and 1/2 cups alfredo sauce (check out my recipe on here)

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1)Cook shells according to package directions. Lay on foil to dry
2)In a large bowl combine shredded cooked chicken, ricotta, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Season with salt & pepper. Add in eggs, slightly beaten.
3)Pour half of the Alfredo sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.
Fill the shells with the filling, then arrange the shells on top of the sauce.
4)Top with remaining sauce. Cover and bake for 35-40 minutes.
5)Remove foil & top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese and bake uncovered for until the cheese has melted & slightly browned.
You’ll have enough filling for about 20-25 jumbo stuffed shells.