Chicken Cakes

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 3-5 minutes

Materials:

  • 2 chicken breasts chopped into small cube
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil enough to coat the bottom of a pan about 1/4 inch

Process:

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine the chicken breast, onion, eggs, potato starch, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  2. In a frying pan add in the vegetable oil. Keeping the temperature on medium heat up the oil.
  3. Taking about 1/3 -1/4 cup of the mixture pour it into the frying pan making sure not to over crowd the pan. Cook about 2-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and fully cooked through. 
  4. Place on a paper towel lined plate to absorb some of the oil. 
  5.  Plate and ENJOY!

 

Cherry Pie

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 60-65 minutes

Materials:

  • Pie dough (2)
  • 5 cups cherries (pitted and chopped)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup sugar (if cherries are sour feel free to add more)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbs. corn starch
  • 1 tbs. vanilla extract/ paste
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs. water
  • Non-stick cooking spray or unsalted butter

Process:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray your pie plate with some non-stick cooking oil or unsalted butter. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized sauce pan add in your chopped cherries, lemon juice, and sugar. Keeping the heat on medium/ high cook the cherries until they soften about 6-8 minutes, making sure to stir every few minutes.
  3. Add in the salt, vanilla, and corn starch. Cook until the mixture starts to thicken, about 4-5 minutes. Stir frequently.
  4. In a small dish combine the egg and water and set aside.
  5. Place one pie dough at the bottom of your pie plate. Pour in the cherry mixture and top off with your top pie dough. (You can decorate your pie however you like. My pie decorating skills are not very good so my pie is very simple haha).
  6. Taking a pastry brush or your finger gently brush the egg and water mixture over the top of the pie dough.
  7. Taking some aluminum foil, wrap the edges of the pie crust so that the edges do not burn (watch video for a better visual).
  8. Bake 40-45 minutes or until dough is fully cooked.
  9. Let cool and ENJOY!

Chicken Parm

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30-40 minutes

Materials:

  • 1 large chicken breast cut into 1 inch thick pieces
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded) may need more depending on how much cheese is in each chicken breast
  •  1/3 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
  •  2 egg
  •  1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbs. flour
  • 2 cups desired pasta sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tbs. vegetable oil
  • 4-6 sprigs of fresh basil

Process:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Taking one piece of chicken at a time cut into the cutlet towards the center making sure not to cut all the way through. Watch the video for a visual.
  3. Salt and pepper each side of the chicken.
  4. Stuff each chicken breast with mozzarella cheese.
  5. In one dish place the eggs. In a separate dish put the flour and bread crumbs.
  6. Season each dish with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  7. Taking one piece of chicken at a time dip it in the egg mixture, then in the bread crumb mixture.
  8. In a pan add in the vegetable oil and heat it up.
  9. Keeping the heat on medium add in the chicken and cook 2-3 minutes on each side. You don’t want to cook it all the way through you just want to brown the outside.
  10. Taking a baking dish pour the pasta sauce into the baking dish covering the bottom. Make sure to leave enough sauce to pour over the top of the chicken breasts.
  11. Place the chicken into the baking dish. Top with the remaining pasta sauce, some mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese.
  12. Bake 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked through. Baking time will differ depending on the size of your chicken breasts.
  13. Top with fresh basil and ENJOY!

https://youtu.be/X3bs65qjkag

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