Saturday, February 11, 2017

Chicken and Pasta in Tomato Butter Sauce

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thin sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 15oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • one handful chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 8 ounces spaghetti

  1. Boil Pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  3. sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper on both sides
  4. Add chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until cooked throughout
  5. Place cooked chicken and set on a plate
  6. Remove skillet from heat for a minute, then add the tomatoes and simmer until slightly thickened
  7. Add garlic and butter to tomato sauce, after butter has melted add chicken to warm up in the sauce
  8. Stir in basil
  9. Serve over prepared pasta

Friday, February 3, 2017

Pizza Muffins

Football season is almost over...but not before the biggest game of the year the Super Bowl.  Regardless of who is playing everyone seems to still tune in at least for the commercials.  So if you are still needing an idea for a party snack go ahead and give these pizza muffins a try.

These 6 simple ingredients are all you need:

  • 1 can of Grand's southern style butter tasting biscuits (8 large biscuits per can)
  • Olive oil - 2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded cheese (i used a mix of mozzarella and colby)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 2 Tbsp italian seasoning
  • 6 oz pepperoni (i used the mini's, if large cut them up first)

Here is how you throw them together

  1. Open up the tube of biscuits and cut eat into 4 or 5 pieces and toss into a large bowl
  2. Add Oil to the bowl and toss or stir to coat the biscuit pieces in oil
  3. Toss in everything else, stir to combine
  4. Grease a standard muffin pan and pack the mixture into the cups to fill to the top
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve with pizza sauce for dipping

When I made this I ended up with 10 muffins, some were larger than others, so if you pack less in each cup you will end up with more.

Another tip...put a sheet pan under the muffin pan to catch any oil that might drip over the edge.