Category Archives: Rice Dinners

Slow Cooker Mango Chicken Tinga

Slow Cooker Mango Chicken Tinga

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This dish was on my “to make” rotation for a while. I was unsure how it would turn out, but it was a CrockPot meal and I wanted to try it. It actually was pretty tasty! I am always on the look out for easy recipes that are dairy-free for my husband. I found the recipe on the Better Homes and Gardens website. It didn’t have a picture with the recipe so I was unsure how it would turn out, but it doesn’t look too bad – perhaps a yellow plate was a poor choice.   What you need: 1 sweet onion, cut into small wedges 1 mango, seeded, peeled, and diced 2 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breast 3 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 – 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 – 14.5 oz can reduced-sodium…

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Skillet Chicken Teriyaki

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This dinner is awesome because you can just use 1 pan!! Just 1 skillet on your stove, or as we did, an electric skillet. I got an electric skillet for my wedding and this meal is great for it. What you need: 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1-2 Large Chicken Breasts, cut into bite sized pieces 3/4 cup pineapple juice or apple juice (we used pineapple, but apple works great) 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1/4 teaspoon dry ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder cornstarch if needed served over rice What you do: 1.   Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet. Arrange the chicken in the skillet. Fry over medium-heat until the chicken browns slightly. Turn and brown the other side too. 2. Pour the pineapple or apple juice into the skillet. Ad the soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, dry…

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Easy and Delicious Fried Rice

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I had a looongg day at word this past week. I work at a high school as a Mathematics teacher and sometimes Parent Teacher Conference is quite the adventure. My husband made this rice for me and steamed some chicken in our electronic steamer. (one of the easiest ways to cook chicken, just set it and forget it)I have had fried rice at restaurants before, but this home-made kind was even better! We have made it multiple times since and I always forget to take a better picture. I don’t know why the picture looks so unappetizing because it really is delicious. I really don’t spend much time plating or taking pictures of my food…I want to eat it while it is hot! One day I will become a better food photographer – but for now this is all you get. What you need: 3-4 cups cooked rice (cooled) 2…

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Orange Chicken Stir Fry

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Holy delicious!!!!!  I was in the mood for some Chinese food for dinner and I live in a small town in Utah, and no where around here really delivers Chinese food, so I went with homemade. I also don’t love Chinese take-out as there is usually always a fatty piece of chicken in there and I really like my chicken well-trimmed. This orange chicken stir fry is to die for. It is our new go to recipe. As you can see from the picture, the chicken is not crispy or breaded like you may think about when you think about “orange chicken” from say Panda Express. No, this orange flavor comes from the stir fry sauce. Yummy! Much better than store bought processed sauces. I like crispy chicken as much as the next girl, but the flavor of this makes up for the lack of fried or breaded deliciousness. What…

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Lemon Chicken Stir Fry – Served over rice

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Lemon Chicken Stir Fry  The other night we had chicken breast and broccoli in the refrigerator. I started wondering “What can I do with that?” I had my husband pick up a red bell pepper on his way home from work – and we ate stir fry. We put ours over white rice, but you could eat the chicken mixture plain or over brown rice.    What you need: 2 Tbs all-purpose flour 1/2 tablespoon salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 2 uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, (thinly sliced)  2 tsp olive oil 1 and 1/2 cups chicken broth, divided 2 tsp minced garlic 2 cups uncooked broccoli, small florets 2 tsp lemon zest  1 Tbs fresh lemon juice 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced\ Cooked rice  What you do: In a shallow bowl, combine the 1 1/2 Tbs flour, 1/4 tsp salt and pepper and stir to combine. Add the sliced chicken…

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Homemade Chicken, Ranch, and Rice Soup

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Homemade Chicken, Ranch, and Rice Soup I made this soup expecting it to be like chicken and rice soup – but it was soooo much better! So much flavor and it tasted even better reheated the next day for lunch.  This picture is not the best, but it works. What you need: 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped (I did mine in a small food chopper) 3 large carrots, peeled, and thinly sliced 3 stalks celery, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 large – boneless, skinless chicken breasts – cooked and shredded or chopped 1 cup rice (1 cup dry, about 2 and 1/2 cups cooked) cooked  45 oz chicken broth (about 1 and a half boxes of the 32 oz boxes) 1 packet dry Ranch Dressing seasoning 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 TBS Dijon mustard (don’t be scared, it really adds a…

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