Instant Pot Chicken Pho

Instant Pot Chicken Pho

Lyn and Maria (Niece that is living with us) are on an anti-inflammatory kick so being their chief cook and bottle washer I made them this chicken Pho soup from woman’s Day which Ly used to gently hint what she wanted for dinner. It was Thursday which is chicken dinner day after all. Personally I can’t stand the smell of fish sauce, but it does add great flavor. Don’t tell them I held my nose and only used half of what it called for while putting it in.

Ingredients

  • 4 whole star anise
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 small cinnamon stick smashed  Steve Note: they were all the same size how the heck do I in know if it was small 😊
  • 1 tsp coriander seed crushed
  • ½ tsp black peppercorns
  • A 2” piece of ginger quartered then smashed
  • ½ red onion, coarsely chopped
  • ½ Fuji apple Steve Note: I only had honey crisp
  • 1 ½ lbs bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed and discarded
  • 2 TBS fish sauce divided into 1TBS
  • 3 oz instant rice noodles
  • 5 cups of water
  • Bean sprouts, sliced red chili and red onion, mint or cilantro and lime wedges for serving.

How

  • Press Sauté on instant Pot and add spices and cook stirring occasionally, until fragrant 3-4 minutes
  • Add ginger and chopped onions and cook stirring occasionally 4 minutes
  • Add apple, chicken, 5 cups of water. And 1 TBS of fish sauce cover and cook on high pressure for 22 minutes.
  • Let release naturally, then release any remaining pressure and open lid
  • Transfer chicken to plate. Strain broth discarding and remaining solids.
  • Return the broth to the pot and add noodles and let sit until tender 3-4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile shred chicken discarding bones return to pot and stir in remaining Tbsp of fish sauce.
  • Serve with desired toppings.
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Garlic Chicken Thighs with Olives & Potatoes

Garlic Chicken Thighs with Olives & Potatoes

From Eating Well

Lyn and Maria wanted to go on a Anti-Inflammatory so they threw a book and different websites in front of me as a hint and ideas. It looks like much like Mediterranean diet so grazing through the web site Lyn gave me I saw this and it looked good. I had to make a few substitutions because I did not have some items which I’ll note below. We loved the nice red pepper flake heat in this recipe.

Bright-green Castelvetrano olives hail from Sicily and have a buttery flavor and meaty texture that pair perfectly with the Italian seasoning and salty capers in this one-skillet chicken dinner. Look for them on your supermarket olive bar or in jars with Italian ingredients.

Active: 25 mins

Total: 45 mins

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided Steve Note: into 1/4 TSP
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 pounds), skin removed Steve Note: only had 3
  • 1 pound yellow potatoes, diced
  • 4 medium carrots, diced Steve Note: only used 2
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved Steve Note: only had about a cup
  • ½ cup dry white wine Steve Note: We finished our last bottle of white wine the other day so I used white cooking wine.
  • ¼ cup Castelvetrano olives, quartered Steve Note: used half a small can of sliced black olives
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish Steve Note: whoops forgot to grab some from the deck but it’s only for garnish

How

  • Step 1 Mash garlic with 1/4 teaspoon salt with a fork to form a paste. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in 1 tablespoon oil, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper.
  • Step 2 Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned on both sides, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer the chicken to a plate and top with the garlic mixture.
  • Step 3 Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in the pan over medium heat. Add potatoes and carrots and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to brown and stick to the pan, 6 to 8 minutes. Add tomatoes, wine, olives and capers; cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits, for 1 minute. Nestle the chicken into the pan, cover and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part without touching the bone registers 165 degrees F, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve garnished with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 

1 chicken thigh & 1 cup vegetables

Per Serving:

511 calories; protein 29.8g; carbohydrates 35g; dietary fiber 4.9g; sugars 4.9g; fat 27g; saturated fat 4.8g; cholesterol 92.1mg; vitamin a iu 10852IU; vitamin c 20mg; folate 35.7mcg; calcium 67.7mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 59.5mg; potassium 900.8mg; sodium 689.8mg.

Exchanges: 

3 1/2 fat, 3 1/2 lean protein, 2 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 starch

EatingWell – Skillet Chicken Breast & Broccoli with Mustard-Rosemary Pan Sauce

EatingWell – Skillet Chicken Breast & Broccoli with Mustard-Rosemary Pan Sauce

The one-two punch of searing and roasting results in this perfectly browned, moist, and tender skillet chicken recipe.

Ingredients

2 ½ cups broccoli florets (1 1/4-inch pieces) and sliced peeled stem (1 large head)

1 small red onion, diced (1 cup)

1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

⅛ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary or thyme, or 1/2 tsp. dried

1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or honey (Optional)

8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast

2 teaspoons canola oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon unsalted butter

Directions

Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine broccoli, onion, olive oil, 1/8 tsp. pepper, and salt in a medium bowl; toss to coat. Mix together whole-grain mustard, Dijon mustard, rosemary (or thyme), and maple syrup (or honey), if using, in a small bowl.

Step 2 Pat chicken dry and season with the remaining 1/8 tsp. pepper. Heat canola oil in a 10-inch cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until the underside is nicely browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Turn the chicken over and brush the mustard mixture over the top. Scatter the broccoli mixture around the chicken. Transfer the pan to the oven (see Tip).

Step 3 Roast the chicken and vegetables, stirring the vegetables once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken registers 165 degrees F and the broccoli is tender and browned in spots, about 15 minutes. If either the chicken or vegetables are done before the other, remove them. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and let rest for a few minutes. Transfer the broccoli mixture to a small bowl; keep warm.

Step 4 Meanwhile, place the skillet over medium-high heat and add vinegar and water. Bring to a simmer, stirring and scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer for 30 seconds. Remove from the heat. Add butter and whisk until melted.

Step 5 To serve: Slice the chicken 1/2 inch thick and divide between 2 plates, along with the vegetables. Drizzle the pan sauce over the chicken and vegetables.

Tips

Equipment: 10-inch ovenproof skillet Steve Note: I used cast iron

Tips

Tip: If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, transfer the chicken and vegetables to a rimmed baking sheet before roasting.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 

3 oz. chicken + 3/4 cup vegetables + 1 Tbsp. pan sauce

Per Serving:

338 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 16g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 8g; fat 17g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 88mg; potassium 726mg; sodium 370mg.

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Low Fodmap Chicken Tikka

Low Fodmap Chicken Tikka

Low Fodmap Chicken Tikka – succulent pieces of chicken marinated in lactose-free yogurt and spices and cooked to perfection. i did not do the skews but here is a picture from the book.

Ingredients

  • 2.5lbs. chicken thighs cubed
  • 3/4 cup lactose-free yogurt
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 1 TBS garam masala Note: I did not have this we just cleaned out our older spices so I asked google for substitute it was mix 1 part cumin with ¼ part allspice.
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/8 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the marinade.
  2. Add the cubed chicken and mix well. Refrigerate and marinate for at least 4 hours.
  1. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the marinade.
  2. Add the cubed chicken and mix well. Refrigerate and marinate for at least 4 hours.
  3. Make 2 skewers and bake in a pre-heated broiler 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
    1. Again I did not make skewers I just laid on on baking pan
  4. Serve hot with some Low Fodmap Garlic Naan and Low Fodmap Indian Yogurt Dip.

Makes a great salad topper the next day.

Chicken with Pineapple

Chicken with Pineapple

Thought it was time to put one of our old time favorites up the book The Complete Asian Cookbook from 1976 is falling apart.

Ingredients

• Half a small ripe pineapple or one 15 oz can unsweetened in juice
• 8 oz chicken breast – boneless
• 1 TBS corn starch
• ½ tsp salt
• ½ tsp ground Szechuan pepper or black pepper
• 1 TBS light soy sauce
• 2 Tsp sesame oil
• 1 Clove garlic crushed
• 1 TBS peanut oil
• 6 Spring onions, sliced
• Fresh coriander leaves to garnish

Sauce
• 2 tsp corn starch
• ½ cup pineapple juice
• 1 TBS light soy sauce

How
Skin the pineapple, cut into triangular wedges. trim away the core, then cut across the slices. If using canned just chunk it.
Slice the chicken thinly (I find partial freeze makes it easy to slice)
Place chicken into mixture of salt, pepper, and corn starch
Add soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic to chicken and mix well
Heat peanut oil in wok, add chicken and fry until the color changes.
Add pineapple, reduce heat cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
Sauce: Add Pineapple juice gradually to the corn starch, mixing until smooth. Stir in soy sauce.
Add sauce mixture, stir until thickened, toss in spring onions and mix thoroughly.
Serve with Rice or noodles

Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Green Beans Skillet

Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Green Beans Skillet

I got this from one of my goggle news feeds but had to search the internet to find the recipe from eatwell, I did not have green beans so I used Italian Green beans. I also added a little cornstarch and water to thicken the sauce I prefer a thicker sauce

Ingredients list for the Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Green Beans Skillet

Directions

1. To make the lemon garlic butter chicken thighs recipe with green beans: In a small bowl, combine onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Season chicken thighs generously with the spice mixture. Set aside while you prepare green beans.

2. Arrange green beans in a microwave-safe dish with 1/2 cup (125ml) water. Cook in the microwave for 8-10 minutes, until almost done but still crisp.

3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Lay the seasoned chicken thighs in one layer in the skillet. Cook for 5-6 minutes then flip and cook another 5-6 minutes, until cooked through and a cooking thermometer displays 165°F (75°C). If chicken browns too quickly, lower the heat. Adjust timing depending on the thickness. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.

4. In the same skillet, lower the heat and melt the remaining tablespoon of butter. Add chopped parsley, garlic, hot sauce, red crushed chili pepper flakes, and pre-cooked green beans and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring regularly, until cooked to your liking. Add lemon juice and chicken stock and reduce the sauce for a couple of minutes, until slightly thickened.

5. Push green beans to the side and add cooked chicken thighs back to the pan and reheat quickly. Adjust seasoning with pepper and serve the lemon garlic butter chicken thighs immediately, garnished with more crushed chili pepper, fresh parsley, and a slice of lemon if you like. Enjoy!

Tips for the chicken thighs recipe

  • Remove chicken thighs from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before cooking to bring them close to room temperature.
  • We use boneless and skinless chicken thighs because they render less fat and cook quicker than bone-in. Plus, it is easier to rub the spice mixture deep into the chicken meat.
  • Season chicken thighs just before cooking to prevent drawing out moisture and drying out the meat. If you want to let it sit longer, omit the salt from the spice mixture, and add it 10 minutes before cooking.
  • You can add crispy bacon to the green beans for a nice flavor.
Smoked Spacock Chicken on gas grill

Smoked Spacock Chicken on gas grill

My son gave me some BBQ rubs, and sauce etc. for fathers day, I think I’ve used some combination on almost every meal since.

Any way WholeFoods had Spacock chicken on sale cheaper than a whole chicken and no extra work for me.

I made a soaked wood chip packet out of aluminum foil place on the space between burner 2 and 3

Placed a drip pan with a little water on #1 side and turn 2 and 3 up high.

When the packet started to smoke I put the chicken skin side up over the drip pan legs facing the hot side.

I had rubbed the chicken with the Blue Ribbon BBQ rub and placed uncovered in the refrigerator maybe an hour or so lost track

Took out and let come to room temperature

Dabbed any excise liquid with a paper towel

Cooked covered for about 45-50 minutes , every grill is different you know how your grill better

Basted at about 20 minutes

It was about 155-160 in thickest part of thigh with instant read thermometer

I basted again and filliped the chicken skin side down on the hot side for about 2-3 minutest

I probably could have cut that time down but I like the burnt bits.

Then back to the cool side skin up baste and cook until 165

Let sit on cutting board 15-20 minutes

I went to cut it and the bones just broke off

Quick chicken breast roll up.

This is one of my standby quickie meals.

Preheat oven to 375

Pound chicken breast
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and dried basil (had no fresh)
In center put layer of sun-dried tomato, goat cheese, roasted red pepper.

Roll as tight as you can securing with string.

Spray with olive oil and brown all sides in cast iron pan over medium high heat.

Transfer to oven and roast 10-15 minutes. Until instant thermometer read 160ish, remove loosely cover with tin foil for about 5-10 minutes and carve.