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CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS 15 Minute Recipe

I admit I had never had a lettuce wrap till a few years ago.  My friends kept telling me how awesome they were, but I love egg roll wrappers or taco shells… so I saw no need to wrap something in just lettuce. I really thought it was just part of the healthy recipe movement and you would be sacrificing flavor.

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Easy Chicken Lettuce Wrap recipe

I am here to tell you I was wrong, yes so very very wrong. This Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe is a packed full of flavor. The sweet butter lettuce is crisp and refreshing and the perfect way to serve  Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

What you need to make this recipe:

  • 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons black bean garlic paste
  • 8oz can water chestnuts (drain and chop)
  • 2 heads of butter lettuce
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Sriracha  sauce

Directions

Start off by spraying a little bit of nonstick spray into the bottom of a large sauce pan. Add  ground chicken, chopped onions, garlic powder and pepper to the pan. Use a spatula to  break up the chicken into similar sized pieces and to help it cook even.   The chicken does not take that long to cook normally about 6-9 minutes (depending on cooking temp).

Once your chicken is cooked you can now add, ginger, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, black bean paste, and water chestnuts. Stir well till chicken is well coated, turn heat down to medium/ low and allow to simmer for another 2-3 minutes. If you do not like the crunch of a green onion you can add them at this point to soften them up a little. Or you can just use them for garnish right before serving them.

Preperation

Wash your butter lettuce and pat dry with a clean towel.  To serve use the butter lettuce leaves as a “taco shell” to wrap around your chicken mixture. This is why they are called Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe. Top with green onions and sriracha.  This is a meal my whole family loves, my 2 year old has a hard time with the lettuce so we just serve hers over some rice and she eats it with a spoon.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe  – the filling can also be made the day before, just reheat and serve. It also freezes well, (not the lettuce) just the filling. In fact it has even more flavor the 2nd day, so don’t hesitate to do a little menu planning or meal prep and make your week night meals super easy!

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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: Feeds 4 Adults
Ingredients
  • CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS 15 Minute Recipe
  • What you need to make this recipe:
  • 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons black bean garlic paste
  • 1 8oz can water chestnuts (drain and chop)
  • 2 heads of butter lettuce
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Sriracha sauce
Instructions
  1. Start off by spraying a little bit of nonstick spray into the bottom of a large sauce pan. Add ground chicken, chopped onions, garlic powder and pepper to the pan. Use a spatula to break up the chicken into similar sized pieces and to help it cook even. The chicken does not take that long to cook normally about 6-9 minutes (depending on cooking temp).
  2. Once your chicken is cooked you can now add, ginger, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, black bean paste, and water chestnuts. Stir well till chicken is well coated, turn heat down to medium/ low and allow to simmer for another 2-3 minutes. If you do not like the crunch of a green onion you can add them at this point to soften them up a little. Or you can just use them for garnish right before serving them.
  3. Wash your butter lettuce and pat dry with a clean towel. To serve use the butter lettuce leaves as a "taco shell" to wrap around your chicken mixture. This is why they are called Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe. Top with green onions and sriracha. This is a meal my whole family loves, my 2 year old has a hard time with the lettuce so we just serve hers over some rice and she eats it with a spoon.
  4. Chicken Lettuce Wraps 15 Minute Recipe - the filling can also be made the day before, just reheat and serve. It also freezes well, (not the lettuce) just the filling. In fact it has even more flavor the 2nd day, so don't hesitate to do a little menu planning or meal prep and make your week night meals super easy!

 

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Honey Garlic Chicken by Tiffany

Put your hands in the air if you love your crock pot! I LOVE when I find a great crock pot recipe or develop one, don’t you?! They just seem to make my sometimes crazy schedule much less hectic. The other night I was thinking about a recipe my mom gave me years ago. The recipe wasn’t for the crock pot and wasn’t even for chicken, buuuut I had an idea and got to adapting. Voilà! Honey Garlic Chicken was born. This recipe got a big thumbs up all around the table. I served Honey Garlic Chicken along side steamed broccoli with sour dough garlic toast, but rice or mashed potatoes would have made a great companion too! Enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 7 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 heaping tablespoons cornstarch

Directions

  1. In your crock pot/slow cooker, whisk together ketchup, honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, onion and red pepper together.
  2. Place chicken breast in crock pot/slow cooker, spoon sauce mixture over chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 5 hours or until chicken easily falls apart.
  4. Remove chicken breast from crock pot. Whisk cornstarch into the sauce mixture in your crock pot/ slow cooker, cover with lid and set crock pot/slow cooker to high. Sauce will thicken after about 5 minutes. Turn crock pot/slow cooker off. Return chicken to crock pot, cover chicken with sauce. Serve.

 

 

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Great tasting Chicken Dinner that looks like you prepared it all day but really just let the Slow Cooker do all the work!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 7 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 heaping tablespoons cornstarch
Instructions
  1. In your crock pot/slow cooker, whisk together ketchup, honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, onion and red pepper together.
  2. Place chicken breast in crock pot/slow cooker, spoon sauce mixture over chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 5 hours or until chicken easily falls apart.
  4. Remove chicken breast from crock pot. Whisk cornstarch into the sauce mixture in your crock pot / slow cooker, cover with lid and set crock pot/slow cooker to high. Sauce will thicken after about 5 minutes. Turn crock pot/slow cooker off. Return chicken to crock pot, cover chicken with sauce. Serve.

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No Knead Bread Recipe, Butter Roll recipe, Easy Dinner Rolls made from scratch, how to make dinner rolls, how to shape crescent rollsNo Knead Bread Dinner Roll Recipe – My Thrifty Roll Recipe

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IMG_1929I know that there are thousands of bread recipes.  But  I love this recipe, it is quick easy and so far fail proof.  I have made it hundreds of times and they always turn out,  so in my book it is a keeper! I also like it because you do not have to knead the dough.  I have a lot of problems with pain in my wrists, so it works best for me.  My girls and I love cooking together, some times it would be faster or less messy without their help…. but I feel it is best to let them help while they are still eager to learn.

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In large bowl add

  • 2 cups warm water ( if it is too hot or too cold…you will kill the yeast.  So make sure it is warm)
  • 2 TBS yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Give it a few minutes in the bowl, to make sure your yeast is working.

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Then add:

  • 3 eggs whipped lightly
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Sometimes I add 1/2 cup of apple sauce to make them extra moist, in place of part of the butter.

Mix well….

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Start to whisk in the flour one cup at a time ( for a total of 6 cups) you will also need 1/2- 1 cup  when you shape the rolls.

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You will need to switch over to a spoon to mix with,  on about cup 4 of flour.

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Dough WILL be sticky, scrap down the sides of the bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel…I use both.

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Set aside in a warm place, (like a sunny window seat) and allow to raise.  Till doubled in size. ( if you are in a hurry let rise 20 mins other wise let it rise 60 mins).  Works best to wait the full 60 mins.

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Take off the plastic wrap, punch down to get the air out.  You will need to dust with flour.

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Take out HALF the dough, spread on floured counter top. With your hands make  into a circle.  Keep dusting with flour so it is easy to work with. ( do the same with the other half of dough) I have found it is just easier to work with only half at a time.

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Cut into wedges, and roll up in to crescent roll shape.  Or you can just make balls  in the shape of dinner rolls.

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Place them on a greased pan, Bake 400 degrees 10-12 mins

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Once cooked, brush a bit of butter on top to give them a nice shine.  Take off baking sheet, cool on cooling rack.

Last but not least enjoy!

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No Knead Bread Dinner Roll Recipe
 
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No Knead bread dinner rolls. Super easy to make and you can use normal All Purpose Flour or Bread Flour too.
Cuisine: American
Serves: 32 dinner rolls
Ingredients
  • 2 cups warm water ( if it is too hot or too cold...you will kill the yeast. So make sure it is warm)
  • 2 TBS yeast
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs whipped lightly
  • ¾ cup melted butter (or do ½ cup butter and ½ cup apple sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups All Purpose or Bread flour works, may need more or less depending on dough.
  • ½-1 cup flour to use when you shape the dinner rolls before you bake them
Instructions
  1. First mix:
  2. cups warm water ( if it is too hot or too cold...you will kill the yeast. So make sure it is warm)
  3. TBS yeast
  4. /2 cup sugar
  5. Give it a few minutes in the bowl, to make sure your yeast is working.
  6. Then add:
  7. eggs whipped lightly
  8. /4 cup melted butter
  9. teaspoon salt
  10. Mix well....
  11. Start to whisk in the flour one cup at a time ( for a total of 6 cups)
  12. You will need to switch over to a spoon to mix with, on about cup 4 of flour.
  13. Dough WILL be sticky, scrap down the sides of the bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel...I use both.
  14. Set aside in a warm place, (like a sunny window seat) and allow to raise. Till doubled in size. ( if you are in a hurry let rise 20 mins other wise let it rise 60 mins). Works best to wait the full 60 mins. But I let it rise as long as 3 hours before.
  15. Take off the plastic wrap, punch down to get the air out. You will need to dust with flour.
  16. Take out HALF the dough, spread on floured counter top. With your hands make into a circle. Keep dusting with flour so it is easy to work with, do the same with the other half of dough. I have found it is just easier to work with only half at a time.
  17. Cut into wedges, and roll up in to crescent roll shape. Or you can just make balls in the shape of dinner rolls.
  18. Place them on a greased pan, Bake 400 degrees 10-12 mins. If baking two pans switch the rack they are on in the oven half way thru baking, for even cooking times.
  19. Once cooked, brush a bit of butter on top to give them a nice shine. Take off baking sheet, cool on cooling rack.
  20. Last, but not least enjoy!
  21. Photos and recipe found here http://athriftymom.com/my-thrifty-roll-recipe/

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Stuffed Shells recipe

Quick and Easy Cheese Manicotti Pasta dinner recipe

Easy Dinner Ideas, Easy Freezer Meals, Stuffed Shells are a great way to feel a large group with no stressThis is a recipe re-post…. I posted this recipe 3 years ago but recently had a request to post it again.  Hope you enjoy this money saving recipe.

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I decided to cook some Pasta for my family.  To be honest if I am going to eat pasta I prefer home made Alfredo Sauce, but I know that red sauce it good for you. Plus I got it for free so it is a thrifty way to feed my family.  This recipe is one that my whole family loves, and we normally keep all the ingredients in the pantry or freezer.

IMG_1949So I went to my pantry and I had two opened boxes of pasta, both half empty I wanted to use them up.  I used them both to make the same meal with a twist.

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Start your pasta cooking first, (while it cooks you can mix the filling for the shells). I needed to cook both kinds of pasta but the shells need to cook for 5 min longer, so I brought the water to a boil.  Added the shells,  then 5 mins later added the noodles.IMG_1957Add them to the boiling water, they will soften up and slide into the water.  Do not try to push them in or they might break.  Cook according to the box direction.  Do not over cook or they will be mushy, because you need to bake them to.

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Pour your noodles into a strainer so all the hot water drains off. Then  rinse them with cold water so they will be cool enough to handle.  If you are not going to fill them right away you will need to toss a little oil on them and separate them out on wax paper so they will not stick together.

Cheese filling mixture

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In a bowl add:

  • 1 package of ricotta cheese 16 oz
  • 1 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese (1/2 cup set aside for top)
  • 2 cups of mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • dash  or 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg ( sound wierd but really makes it good)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley fresh or dry

IMG_1952Mix till well blended.  Now here is the twist, normally you would just use one box of pasta shells and fill them all.  But I wanted to use up both boxes of pasta so I just made half shells and half cheesy roll ups.

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Take a large scoop of filling and fill the cooked  shell.

IMG_1964Place the shell, cheese side up on a pan with pasta sauce in the bottom.

IMG_1967Now you can use the same filling to make Cheesy roll ups. Spread the filling out in a thin flat layer over the noodle.  Leave the last inch open so the noolde will stick together in the roll.

IMG_1966Roll it up….

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This is what it should look like.  Place seam side down in a pan, with pasta sauce on the bottom.

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Pour your jar of pasta sauce into one large 11×13 pan or you can split it up and pour half into two smaller pans.  I always use two smaller pans, and put one in the freezer.

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Add another 1/2 cup of parmesan on the top

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Cover them both with foil, I put one in the freezer.  Bake the other in a 350 degree oven for 35 mins, take foil off and bake for another 10 mins. ( for a total of 45 mins)

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If you want to change it up a bit you can add, spinach or cooked sausage to the cheese mixture.  My family really enjoys this, hopes yours will too.

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