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Almond grape chicken salad recipeThis is one of my families favorites.   I made it last night for dinner with the grapes I got for only $1.29 per lb at Albertsons.  I also made some Grape Salsa.

Almond Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe

  • 1 pound Diced Cooked Chicken Breast
  • 3 green onions diced
  • 1 cup red or green grapes halved
  • 3 stalks of celery diced small
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

You can cook the chicken breast any way you want.  But I prefer to roast it in the oven or do a quick boil…. but if I boil it I always add a little onion, celery, and garlic to the water.  Gives it a much better flavor.

Once the chicken is cooked thru, cooking time will vary on size of breast. I normally cook them 25-35 minutes.  Take them out, and let them rest on a cutting board to cool.

Once they have cooled down some (normally 10 minutes) chop them into small bite sized pieces. Put them into the refrigerator to cool even more.

Chop your veggies, add all the ingredients in a bowl.

Salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

Almond Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe ~ Cool Summer Eats
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Diced Cooked Chicken Breast
  • 3 green onions diced
  • 1 cup red or green grapes halved
  • 3 stalks of celery diced small
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup sour cream
Instructions
  1. You can cook the chicken breast any way you want. But I prefer to roast it in the oven or do a quick boil…. but if I boil it I always add a little onion, celery, and garlic to the water. Gives it a much better flavor.
  2. Once the chicken is cooked thru, cooking time will vary on size of breast. I normally cook them 25-35 minutes. Take them out, and let them rest on a cutting board to cool.
  3. Once they have cooled down some (normally 10 minutes) chop them into small bite sized pieces. Put them into the refrigerator to cool even more.
  4. Chop your veggies, add all the ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

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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.

 

 

Honey Garlic Chicken ~ Crock Pot Recipe
 
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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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How to Make a White Castle Burger

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WHITE CASTLE BURGER COPYCAT RECIPE, BAKED IN THE OVEN SO EASY, White Castle sliders recipeHi everyone and welcome to our site. We created this post a few years ago it was not planned, we were making White Castle Burgers for dinner and decided to snap a few last minute photos on our phone.  But when I see this recipe photos I have to cringe a little… so I decided to keep the recipe as is, but I wanted to add a few updated photos. Yes I know it is a fast food recipe so who cares if it is pretty or not… but it just makes me feel better having a photo that is actually in focus, lol. Enjoy!

White Castle Burger Copycat recipeSo many grew up on the famous White Castle burgers. They are even know as the first chain restaurant! So how do you make a White Castle Burger or “Slider“? It is quite easy and I will even show you an easy way to cook them up too so you get the nice thin patty of meat! And the best part out side of taste is that they are cooked in the oven! Yes cook your hamburger in the oven in 20 mins! The patties come out so nice and flat and are cooked perfectly on the onions!

WHITE CASTLE BURGER COPYCAT RECIPE, BAKED IN THE OVEN SO EASY, White Castle sliders recipeIngredients:

  • 1 pound Hamburger – 80/20 is best
  • 2/3 cup Onion – finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 package Dinner Rolls

 white castle burger recipeMix hamburger in bowl with black pepper, bread crumbs and eggs.

Thoroughly mix meat. 

white castle burger recipe onionsFinely chop onion and spread evenly over 13×9 baking pan.

white castle burger recipe holesSpoon portions of hamburger on top of onions. Evenly spoon meat around top of onions. Pat meat evenly on top of onions to cover entire pan. Then with straws poke holes close and evenly over entire meat. This allows the onion juice to rise through the meat, just as they do at White Castle.

Place in pre-heated oven at 400 F (bake) for 20 mins

white castle burger recipe cheeseRemove to add cheese if you want it- Place back in oven till cheese is melted – about 1-2 mins
Remove and cut into squares the size of your rolls 

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White Castle Burger Copycat Recipe - Baked in the oven - so easy
 
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Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 pound Hamburger - 80/20 is best
  • ⅔ cup Onion - finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 package Dinner Rolls
Instructions
  1. Mix hamburger in bowl with black pepper, bread crumbs and eggs.
  2. Thoroughly mix meat.
  3. Finely chop onion and spread evenly over 13x9 baking pan.
  4. Spoon portions of hamburger on top of onions. Evenly spoon meat around top of onions. Pat meat evenly on top of onions to cover entire pan. Then with straws poke holes close and evenly over entire meat. This allows the onion juice to rise through the meat, just as they do at White Castle.
  5. Place in pre-heated oven at 400 F (bake) for 20 mins
  6. Remove to add cheese if you want it- Place back in oven till cheese is melted - about 1-2 mins
  7. Remove and cut into squares the size of your rolls

Fun gift idea for a classic hamburger lover…. and the SLIDER SCENT is sure to make them smile, or gag a little lol. 

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7 Quick and Easy Tips How to Cook the Perfect Steak

Summer is here which makes my brain think BBQ and GRILLING season is here.  It helps keep the kitchen cool and food over an open fire is just AMAZING when cooked right. Cooking the Perfect Steak is tricky to make just right, but it can be done. Here are my tips and tricks on how to cook the perfect steak every time! Learn from my errors because the perfect steak mistakes don’t come cheap!

1. Season,season,season: Add salt before cooking to add flavor and draw out water so you get a super crispy crust. I personally really enjoy the McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning, and some lemon pepper seasoning.  Hold off on adding additional pepper or fresh herbs until just before serving to prevent burning.

2. Sear: In order to get that crunchy crust on the outside of your steak, you need to sear the meat. Heat vegetable or canola oil in a pan until it just begins to smoke. Then add your meat. If you hear a loud sizzle you’re doing it right!

3. Cook: After you sear each side for 3-4 minutes cook to your desired level of doneness. The total cooking time depends on the size and cut of your steak.

4. Temperature: The easier way to tell whether your perfect steak is done to your liking is to use a meat thermometer.

Rare Steak:120 degrees Fahrenheit

Medium Rare: 130 F

Medium:140

Medium Well: 150

Well Done: 160

5. Reduce heat and add butter: Just before your steak is done, reduce the heat to medium add 2-3 tablespoons of butter, freshly ground black pepper, and any fresh herbs you’d like. Constantly spoon butter over your steak. Switch sides and repeat.

6. Let your meat rest. Never cut your meat immediately after it’s done cooking. By letting it rest you will keep all those delicious juices inside which will make the meat moist.

7. Cut against the grain. Your knife should be at a right angle (L shape) to the grain(lines on the meat).

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