Monday, April 23, 2007

Week 8 Recipes

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches (crockpot)
(from Amanda Otis)

Spray inside of crockpot with Pam. Place 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in crockpot, cover with your favorite bottle of BBQ sauce (Amanda's is KC Masterpiece). Cook on high 2-3 hours. Before serving, shred with forks. Serve in buns.

Fajita Chicken Quesadillas

1 pkg fajita seasoning mix
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 Tbsp diced onions
grated monterey jack cheese
black beans
1 can corn
La Victoria Green Taco Sauce or your favorite salsa
2-4 Tbsp vegetable oil

Dice chicken and cook in skillet until almost cooked through. Add diced onions and saute for 1 minute. Mix fajita seasoning mix with about 1/2 cup of water and pour over chicken. Stir and cook until chicken is done, and liquid has mostly cooked off. At this point you can use your food chopper to more finely dice chicken if you would like.

Before cooking, I like to assemble all of the quesadillas at once. Each of us make our own quesadilla how we like it, but here are the basic directions: Place one tortilla on a plate, layer with cheese, chicken/onion mixture, corn, green sauce, beans and more cheese. Then add top tortilla. My one tip to remember here is to make sure to have the cheese touching both top and bottom tortillas - that will help the whole thing to stick together well so you don't loose the yummy filling.

To cook: My preferred method is on the grill. Lightly brush one side with oil and place oil-side-down on grill. As that side browns, lightly oil other side. You might need 2 spatulas to turn the quesadilla, or one spatula and one set of tongs. The grill gives great flavor and a crispy edge to the tortillas.

You could also cook them on the stove top in a skillet, or probably even in the oven, although I've never tried that.

Brielle's Rhodes Dough Calzones

"they are so easy, all I do is take out a bunch of rhodes dough rolls and let them rise all day. Then I just have all the pizza stuff out like pizza sauce of course, and pepperoni, ham, pineapple, mushrooms, olives, cheese, whatever you like. Then everyone can make their own calzone. (your kids would love this). Take one rolls and smush it out flat on a cookie sheet then top with whatever toppings you like then cover the whole thing with another smushed out roll and pinch all the seams together. Bake them for just about 20 or so minutes, or until the crust starts looks crusty and their done. It's so easy!"

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