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Simple Grilled Barbecue Chicken Breast

22 Mar

Barbecue chicken breast, broccoli, and corn, it doesn’t get simpler than that! Today was crazy and dinner was, honestly, an afterthought. Everything in the fridge was old and everything in the freezer was, well, frozen. I was tired and I had a headache, yet for some reason, my kids still expected me to feed them! The nerve!

 

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Simple Grilled Barbecue Chicken Breast

Chicken Breast

Barbecue sauce

Salt, pepper, seasonings

 

As I was defrosting a couple of frozen chicken breasts in the microwave, I was heating up my trusty George Foreman grill. I dry rubbed some seasonings on the breast, grilled them, then covered them in barbecue sauce. Next was a bag of frozen broccoli florets in the microwave, as I opened a can of corn and heated it on the stove.

 

The Verdict

It was far from fancy, but Simple Grilled Barbecue Chicken was a hit!

 

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Not So Sloppy Joes!

28 Jun

Kraft Recipes has a recipe called “Cheeseburger Joes” that I have been making for the past few years. While my husband likes the Manwich Sloppy Joes, I have never liked the canned stuff, so I was thrilled to find a “Joe” recipe that I could easily make myself.

Cheeseburger Joes

My version of Kraft Recipes Cheeseburger Joes.

I followed Kraft’s recipe to the letter, except I used shredded cheese, instead of sliced american cheese.

RECIPE

1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
4  hamburger buns
4  KRAFT Singles

BROWN meat in large skillet; drain.  ADD barbecue sauce and ketchup; mix well. Cook 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. FILL buns with meat mixture and Singles.

The Verdict

Easy dish to make that the kids love.

Easy Grilled Chicken and Rice

21 Mar

Who needs a recipe when you have frozen chicken breasts, barbecue sauce, Minute Ready to Serve Brown & Wild Rice, and frozen broccoli? The night before, I had decided to defrost chicken breasts, but did not know what I was going to make. My husband had recently bought a new George Foreman Grill, so I decided to grill some chicken.

I pounded the defrosted chicken breasts flat, sprinkled on some salt and pepper, dredged them through a bowl of barbecue sauce and tossed on the grill. What a mess that was! I then remembered why I stopped using my old grill, some things make a huge mess on the George Foreman Grill. I spent almost as much time cleaning the grill in between pieces of meat, as I did cooking. Despite my frustration with the mess, the end result was great!

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While the chicken cooked, I steamed the bag of frozen broccoli in the microwave, followed by microwaving the rice for 65 seconds, not the 60 seconds on the package…it tastes better that way. I threw in a little butter and salt on both the broccoli and rice, and, “Dinner’s Ready!”

The Verdict

No complaints from anyone. It was a simple tasty dinner that was made on one of our busy nights, not too much work on my part.

BBQ Chicken Mac…A New Standby

20 Mar

There are days when I would love to exercise my gourmet chops, and then there are days when I just need food on the table…NOW! These are the days when I have been up since 5 am, worked all day, and when I get home, I have less than an hour to get dinner and help with homework, before dashing back out to cheer practice or a cub scout meeting.  Sometimes on those days, if I do not already have a meat pre-cooked, waiting for me at home, I will dash into the grocery store and pick up a rotisserie chicken. In the past, I would just grab some packaged mashed potatoes and a jar gravy…voilà, dinner! Unfortunately, the kids have gotten bored with my go-to meal, and my youngest recently declared that he no longer like mashed potatoes…ugh. Time to find a new twist on my old standby, and I did. I discovered ‘BBQ Chicken Mac’.

I make a dish called ‘Cheeseburger Mac’, so ‘BBQ Chicken Mac’ peaked my interest and I gave it a shot. We loved it and the dish could not be simpler to make.

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BBQ Chicken Mac

1 pkg. macaroni & cheese

2 cups  diced cooked chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken

1/3 cup – 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (I like honey bbq)

1/4 cup barbecue sauce

1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used pizza blend)

1 tsp. pepper

 

Prepare the macaroni & cheese according the package directions. Add the shredded cheese, 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, and pepper. Cook and stir until heated through.   Toss the cooked chicken with the remaining barbecue sauce and place on top of macaroni. Serve with vegetable of your choice, or a tossed salad.

The Verdict

My younger two kids initially did not want to try my BBQ Chicken Mac, opting instead to just have macaroni and cheese with the chicken separately. After seeing their older brother and me eat, they decided to try it and they both loved it! My daughter had a helping of BBQ Chicken Mac for seconds.

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