• Chicken stew and drop biscuit dumplings on rice.

    Chicken Stew and Drop Biscuit Dumplings

    Chicken stew and drop biscuit dumplings is the perfect wintry warm-you-up meal. It’s snowed (well, flurried, really) a few times so far this season — not a lot, but enough to make things feel cozy and wintry. When winter finally sets in somewhere mid-January, I love lazy Saturdays and Sundays when we can relax and eat hearty comfort food. And, I find this is most often satisfied by something slowly simmering in a slow cooker or on the stove all day in my dutch oven, with wafts of deep, savory smells permeating the house. Something like a stew or soup. Growing up, my grandmother always made chicken and dumplings in…

  • Chicken fajitas on a plate.

    Marinated Chicken Fajitas

    In the world of “quick and easy” meals, these marinated chicken fajitas won’t disappoint! Tender, juicy and full of flavor, you’ll want to make sure to have plenty of leftovers on hand for lunch the next day. There are so many ways to make fajitas, including using pre-cooked frozen chicken or beef fajita strips from the grocery store. If I’m really in a rush, having these on hand in the deep freezer is a lifesaver! Just sauté some peppers, onions and garlic and toss in the strips with seasoning, and you’ll have dinner on the table in no time. Having said that, starting fajitas from scratch with chicken breasts or…

  • BLT salad with heirloom tomatoes, bleu cheese, bacon, romaine lettuce and crispy chicken and balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

    BLT Salad With the Crispiest Chicken Ever

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CrispyCreations #CollectiveBias #FriedChicken You’ll love this BLT salad with the crispiest chicken ever! All the classic flavors of a chicken BLT sandwich, but deconstructed with a layer of chopped crunchy romaine lettuce that’s topped with mouth-watering bites of bacon, creamy bleu cheese, heirloom tomatoes fresh from the farmers’ market, and pan-fried crispy chicken. A classic BLT sandwich has always been one of my favorites. There’s something about the savory saltiness of the bacon mixed with the fresh sweetness of a tomato that’s unbeatable. Over the years I’ve played around with my BLT combos,…

  • Panko crusted chicken with spinach salad and homemade vinaigrette.

    Panko-Crusted Chicken With Spinach Salad and Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseMazola #CollectiveBias Mazola® Corn Oil is an all-purpose, cholesterol free cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy* choice for your family. *See Mazola.com for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health. It has a variety of uses include baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing. A clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com.  Serve this panko-crusted chicken with a simple spinach salad and homemade vinaigrette any night of the…

  • Crispy chicken strips layered on a sub roll with a lemon mayo sauce, lettuce, tomato and green onion.

    Crispy Chicken Strips Sub With Lemon Mayo Sauce

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson® Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. #NowEvenCrispier #TysonCrispyChickenStrips #TargetCrispyChicken   This easy-to-make Crispy Chicken Strips sub with a tangy lemon mayo sauce melts in your mouth. Pair it with chips or fries for the perfect weekend lunch or weeknight dinner! We’ve been big fans of Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips for—what seems like—ever. At least a decade, but maybe even longer. They’ve been a freezer go-to for those nights when we’re just so exhausted it’s hard to cook something from scratch and take out just won’t cut it. (Yes, that even happens to me.) When it’s late…

  • This shrimp and chicken jambalaya made in an Instant Pot is a simple and unique take on the traditional, melt-in-your-mouth savory stew.

    Instant Pot Shrimp and Chicken Jambalaya

    This shrimp and chicken jambalaya made in an Instant Pot is a simple and unique take on the traditional, melt-in-your-mouth savory stew.  Having realized a bag of frozen raw shrimp in my freezer, along with a package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs nearing expiration in the fridge and some leftover steamed rice, I felt it was my duty to create a Chopped-style dinner last week. It was a weeknight, so in addition to having fun with a random assortment of ingredients, I was also faced with the time crunch of “after work” cooking mania. This is where the Instant Pot can be so very handy. I decided on a jambalaya-style stew.…

  • This Instant Pot white chicken chili is so simple to make and full of mouth-watering layers of flavor!

    Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

    This Instant Pot white chicken chili is so simple to make and full of mouth-watering layers of flavor! I’ve been on the lookout for an awesome white chicken chili recipe for some time now (years even!) and it wasn’t until earlier this year when I finally stumbled upon a winner. My book club came together to prep meals for one of the members in anticipation of of her second baby’s birth, and a recipe she selected as a family favorite was for white chicken chili. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. If I’m remembering correctly, she found the recipe in a magazine…

  • This chili lime coconut roast chicken with only five ingredients is super simple to make!

    Chili Lime Coconut Roast Chicken

    This chili lime coconut roast chicken is super simple to make with ingredients you may already have in your pantry and fridge! I’m always looking for ways to dress up chicken. Don’t get me wrong, it’s delightful roasted traditionally, with only olive oil, salt and pepper and stuffed with onions and garlic — but even the most beloved tried-and-true recipes get a little ho-hum now and again. Right? A few years ago I tried a store-bought fusion marinade on chicken that blended coconut and chili flavors in a dreamy kind of way … a nod to barbecue, if you will. But, just slightly. Then, when I wanted to have it…