Sunday, November 20, 2011

Chicken Quesadillas

Tonight I decided to make chicken quesadillas for dinner.  I've never made them before and I didn't have a recipe so I just winged it.  They tasted pretty good but they weren't pretty!

For 2 servings, I used one boneless chicken breast, one small pepper and half a medium sweet onion.  I started by slicing up the onion and pepper and cooked it in a little olive oil seasoned with some salt and pepper.  I set that aside in a bowl and added another couple of tsp of olive oil to the pan.  I stirred a tsp of taco seasoning into the oil and stir fried the chicken pieces.  I felt it needed a little brightening so I squeezed half a lime into the pan when the chicken was almost done.

I grated some cheddar cheese (It was good but next time I think I'd use Jack or a cheese that had jalapeno added to it for extra flavour).  In a clean pan, I added a little olive oil and placed a soft taco in the pan, next a sprinkling of cheese, half of the chicken, onions and peppers, topped with another sprinkle of cheese and another soft taco.  Cook until cheese melts and taco is browned.  This time I cooked it a little too long but next time, I'll keep a closer eye on it.  Serve with a little salsa and sour cream and enjoy!

Stay tuned cause I'm going to start my Christmas baking soon...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Creamy Fettuccine with Chicken and Mushrooms

Tonight I made pasta for dinner - a fettuccine with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy wine sauce.  It was very quick, about a half an hour to make, and scrumptious.  The recipe feeds 4 but tastes great for lunch the next day.

Here's the ingredients...

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
2 slices of bacon, cut into pieces
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 pkg of mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup white wine
3/4 cup cream
3 green onions, chopped
1 Tbsp flour or cornstarch
2 Tbsp water
salt and pepper
pkg of fresh pasta
grated Parmesan

Start by boiling water in a pot and heating oil and butter in a large frypan.  Add chicken to the pan and brown lightly, then add bacon and cook til crisp. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook for a few minutes.  You probably need to add your pasta to the pot right about now.

Once the mushrooms are starting to brown, add the wine and boil til it is reduced by half.  Add the cream and bring it to a boil.

Then add the green onions...

Then mix your flour and water and add to pan to thicken.  Stir til it starts to form a thick sauce.  Add your drained pasta and toss to coat with the sauce.  Serve it with sprinkled Parmesan cheese..Enjoy!