Simple Healthy Skillet Chicken

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As I gain more years of cooking under my belt, and I experiment with more dishes, I find myself creating my own recipes more often. I love to make dinner for my family, I truly enjoy the process. But I am not immune to the awful feeling of rushing around to get something half-way decent on the table. I love good food, that is also quick and simple. Recently, I came up with the easiest way to cook chicken in the skillet! Super simple, healthy, and can be easily changed up to get a new flavor!

|What You Need|

1/4 cup flour

1 tablespoon of your favorite dry seasoning*

thinly sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts

2 tablespoons butter

 

|What You Do|

Sandwich chicken breasts between saran wrap and pound until thin. ( I use a wooden spoon cause I’m classy like that)

Mix flour and seasoning in a shallow dish. Moisten chicken lightly with water. Coat evenly with seasoned flour.

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Cook  chicken 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Repeat with remaining chicken, adding additional butter if necessary.

 

It is seriously that simple. The end result is a crispy and flavorful chicken dish you can pair with all kinds of sides! Also great to cut up the leftovers and put on salads.

*My favorite seasonings to use are listed/linked below!

Lemon Pepper

Brown Sugar Bourbon 

Grated Parmesan Cheese

Smoky Mesquite 

 

Monthly Meal Plan | Jan.9-29

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This month my menu planning is only for three weeks because my family is trying something new with menu planning and grocery shopping.

Of course for me, these are date specific, but you can apply this meal plan to any month or week you want!

I have linked any that I have recipes for online so you can find them too! If it is a recipe I have made before and we love in our family, then it will be marked with (T&T) for Tried and True. It is’s new that we’re trying out, it will be marked with (New).

Click on the links below to view past Monthly Meal Plans

Happy Meal Planning!

Monday 1/9 – Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Bowls (T&T)

Tuesday 1/10 – Cheeseburger Wraps (T&T)

Wednesday 1/11 – Chicken Salads

Thursday 1/12 – Leftovers

Friday 1/13 – Crockpot Luau Ham (New)

Saturday 1/14 – Game Night at Sister’s House – she cooks!

Sunday 1/15– Toasted Ham and Cheese Sandwiches (Using Leftover Luau Ham)

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Monday 1/16 – Catalina Chicken (T&T)

Tuesday 1/17 – Sausage & Tortellini Soup (T&T)

Wednesday 1/18 – Chicken Enchiladas (New)

Thursday 1/19 – Leftovers

Friday 1/20 – Frozen Pizza

Saturday 1/21 – Wild Rice Chicken Soup (T&T)

Sunday 1/22 – Lasagna (T&T)

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Monday 1/23 – Chicken and Dressing (T&T)

Tuesday 1/24 –  Poor Man’s Soup (New)

Wednesday 1/25- Orange Chicken (New)

Thursday 1/26 – Leftovers

Friday 1/27 – Noodles and Ham (T&T)

Saturday 1/28 – Game Night Here! – Simple Chicken Parmesan

Sunday 1/29 – Leftovers

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Simple Scones

I love scones, always have. I am a big fan of carbs and I mean BIG! So when you give me a really puffy and lightly sweet pastry I am in heaven! Very little tastes as good with a black cup of coffee as a scone does.

So a few years back I decided I would attempt to make my own. I don’t know why, but for some reason I thought scones would be really hard to make. They seem fancy to me so I figured that meant they would be a very involved dish to recreate. I set out to find a really simple scone recipe that I could tweak or change out the add-in.

Enter my simple scones.

So incredibly easy, so incredibly delicious and the best part is that you can add in anything you want. Blueberries, cinnamon sugar, cranberry, orange zest, strawberry, raspberry. The sky’s the limit!

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| What You Need |

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup butter

1 large egg

1/2 tablespoon vanilla

1/2 tablespoon almond extract

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 cup your choice of add-in (blueberries pictured)

Topping: 
1 egg

1 tablespoon heavy cream

sugar (large crystal is best)

 

| What You Do |

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Batter:  Cut the butter into small cubes. Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter. Add baking powder, salt and sugar to the butter and flour mixture. Whisk the egg, cream and vanilla together and stir into the dry ingredients until just mixed. Gently stir in topping choice with a wooden spoon. Dump the dough onto a floured surface and pat into a 8″ circle. (should be about 1.5″ high)  Cut into 8 pie shaped slices and place pieces on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.

Topping:  Whisk the egg and cream together and brush on the top of each scone. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake for 16-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Cinnamon Roll Muffins

These babies have only 5 ingredients and they are things you probably always have laying around your house!

Warning: I do not measure! I only measure the first time I make something and then I am more of an eye-baller. So if you like things to be exact, this is not the recipe for you… sorry!

First you need about 1/2 a stick of butter melted

1 can of biscuits, I usually use Pillsbury Homestyle

A little bowl of cinnamon sugar (you can buy this or mix it up yourself)

Take each biscuit circle and rip it into four equal pieces. Roll the little pieces into a ball and dip them in the butter, then roll the buttered dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Place all four small circles into one muffin tin section. Continue these steps until you are finished.

One can of biscuits makes 8 muffins.

Place in a 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes.

While they are baking simply mix together the last two ingredients. Milk and powdered sugar! (You can also add vanilla or almond extract for extra deliciousness) You want the icing to be pretty runny so it will get in the cracks of the muffin!

When the muffins are done, pour the icing over immediately! Trust me, it needs to be done this way.

Give them about 5 minutes to be bearable to eat and then devour!

We eat these a lot in our house hold! So easy and so delicious!

Sweet Christmas

On one of my many snow days last week The Hubs and I decorated sugar cookies, one of our Christmas traditions. It’s a really fun way to celebrate the season together and it doesn’t taste too bad either! 



Here is the sugar cookie recipe I use and the frosting too. 


Sugar Cookies

3 cups flour
1 TSP baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 TSP vanilla extract 


Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla to mixture. In separate bowl, mix together flour and baking powder. After first mixture is creamed, slowly add dry ingredients. After all ingredients are mixed knead dough until smooth. Roll into ball, wrap with plastic wrap and chill for 20-30 minutes. 

After chilling, roll and cut out desired shapes. Place on baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 7 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes. 

Chill overnight before frosting. 

Frosting
No measurements, I just eyeball it and taste test!

powdered sugar
heavy cream (or milk)
vanilla
almond extract
butter (softened)