Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken

Another really simple crock pot meal perfect for back to school!  This is an easy throw together weekday meal that’s good enough for company!  We moved into our house a couple of years ago, and my sweet friend was nice enough to drop by with a big crockpot of this piping hot delicious chicken.  She says it’s her go-to that she takes to someone when they’ve had a baby or come home from surgery. It was a welcome sight after our long day of hauling boxes up and down stairs.  Of course my kitchen was a mess, so there would be no cooking…so we grabbed some paper plates and plastic utensils and went to town on this one!  And my picky teen even cleaned his plate!  Victory! Continue reading “Slow Cooker Pesto Chicken”

Italian Chicken

We were staying the weekend with my husband’s college buddy Jon and his wife Shannon many years ago when I first tried this.  It was a super cold day in Columbia, South Carolina.  And, I don’t mean it was 60 degrees.  I know that’s what you were thinking.  It actually was freezing!  And, the guys were playing golf.  Nothing will stop them.  They returned, shivering,  just in time for dinner and just as the weather was starting to take a turn for the worse.  Shannon made this stick-to-your-ribs, comforting chicken dish that I fell in love with!   Great memories of our friends, a cold South Carolina weekend and a yummy meal that warmed us up as the snow started to fall!   Continue reading “Italian Chicken”

Simple Chicken Stir Fry

We eat a lot of Chinese, Japanese and Thai food.  I love all the different flavors, complex layers and, of course, the spice!  I’m a spice girl…LOL!  But seriously it is a really quick and simple weeknight meal.  Because of our job, we get home a little later in the evening.  I don’t have the time or energy to start a meal from scratch at that time of night.  So, I am able to prep a stir fry before work and have it waiting for me to throw into a pan…and in minutes, dinner is ready!   Continue reading “Simple Chicken Stir Fry”

Asian Chicken Cups

Quite a number of years ago, my sweet cousin Terri told me about this dish I had to try at a restaurant that had just opened near her home in Dallas.  The restaurant, although it was new to us at the time, turned out to be the famous chain P.F. Chang’s…and the dish was their signature lettuce wraps.  They have always been a favorite, and I decided I needed to be able to make them at home.  After all, you can’t always get to the restaurant when you have that craving.  So, I experimented with a little of this and a little of that.  And, after some trial and error, I think it got pretty close!  Then, I thought I would make it a little more party friendly.   And, instead of lettuce, I put it in a wonton cup and baked it in the oven for a handy little grab and go pick up app for any gathering.   Continue reading “Asian Chicken Cups”

Barbecue Chicken Flatbread

This idea was inspired by some nachos we had years ago at one of our favorite restaurants. The chips were piled high with juicy shredded chicken, tangy barbecue sauce, diced red onion, shredded cheese and cilantro. It was the most amazing combo of flavors I’d ever had. Then I decided I’d try to make it a little lighter by subbing the chips for a flatbread and making it a pizza. The result was delicious.
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