Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I feel like I am in a food rut lately but thought I would share some of my go to recipes...

Crispy Chicken
1 1/2 c rice crispies coarsely crushed
2 T flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1/4 c butter melted
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
In shallow dish combine cereal, flour & seasonings. Place melted butter in shallow dish. Dip chicken, both sides, in butter then in cereal mixture. Place in a greased 9 X 13 pan. Drizzle with remaining butter. Bake uncovered @ 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until tender.

Russian Chicken
1 1/2 - 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 - 8 oz Russian salad dressing
1 c apricot jam or preserves
2 tsp curry powder
1 pck dry onion soup mix
Lay chicken in ( X 13 casserole. Mix dressing, jam, curry powder and onion soup mix. Pour over chicken. Bake at 350F for 1 hr 15 min.

Confetti Spaghetti
1 -12 oz package angel hair pasta
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 medium green or red pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes undrained (S&W Italian are the best)
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 T brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp pepper1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
3/4 c shredded cheddar cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is well cooked. Drain fat if necessary. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, brown sugar, salt, chili powder, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne. Drain spaghetti: add to beef mixture. Transfer to a greased 9 X 13 baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Yields 12 servings.

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