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Kristen in NC

Kristen in NC
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Lemon Chicken Piccata
FABULOUS recipe! My mom made this and it was a total hit. I added a bit more lemon and garlic, because I like that, plus some crushed red peppers for a bit of kick, and used Panko bread crumbs for the outside coating, after pounding the chicken (cooks more evenly) and dipping the chicken into the flour (dipping into beaten eggs in between). Really a standout recipe. I have made this with leftover (non breaded) chicken tenderloins and rotisserie chicken (just put some salt and pepper over pieces of chicken and toss with flour in the pan), and it was still great, even without the extra breading. I sometimes thicken the sauce using a bit of cornstarch with some of the hot chicken broth / lemon sauce- make sure to take a "cup full" or so of hot broth out of the pan and mix it with the cornstarch with a fork to thin it out first (or you will have a globby mess before putting it back into the pan to thicken). Cornstarch doesn't leave you with a "flour" taste and gives the dish a beautiful, glossy sheen. I also let the pasta "sit" in the broth / chicken mixture for a few minutes to let it absorb into the pasta before serving, and sometime add fresh spinach right before serving for a dose of veggies. If it tastes sour, I add a pinch of sugar to balance the acidity of the lemon juice (and I use store bought juice, no fresh lemons usually on hand, lol), plus a shot of white wine. I double the broth / lemon juice mixture also. This is GREAT for leftovers, if you happen to have any!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 10, 2014
Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese
My friend, Jeannine, had me over for dinner and made this in the crock pot. I love Mac and Cheese and I am a big fan. I have to say this was probably THE BEST Mac and Cheese I have ever had. I HAD to get this recipe! REALLY, really yummy, probably one of the best any of us will ever taste! I like Kelsey's idea of adding some chipotle sauce to leftovers the next day, too!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 3, 2014
Easy Chicken Satay
I made this for a large party of 30 people (60 skewers) and everyone raved about the recipe- it was the hit of the party, even more so than the filet tenderloin we served! Per the other reviews (and my personal taste), I modified this recipe slightly. I added the following to both the marinade and to the satay sauce: I used "Lite" coconut milk, red curry paste instead of the curry powder (find in the ethnic foods / Asian section of most large grocery stores), fresh ginger and lemongrass paste (find both in a refrigerated squeeze tube in the produce section of most large grocery stores), cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes, Lawry's seasoning salt(I use this to bring out flavor in everything I cook) and fresh ground pepper. I also added a little white sugar to sweeten the satay sauce a bit, as well as some cornstarch to thicken slightly and to give the sauce a 'glossy' look. I made vegetable skewers to serve alongside the chicken with a simple balsamic vinegarette marinade (just bottled salad dressing). Overall, with the flavor-enhancing additions, this is a definite keeper! So many people asked for the recipe, I have to send out an email to the guests of the party! This works great for a crowd, as you can easily adjust the serving sizes online. We will keep this recipe on rotation at our house!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 17, 2013

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