Happy Thanksgiving!

IMG_80582This is me hoping everyone had a great day and has at least one reason to be thankful. I’m thankful for the roof over my head and food on the table. Also, friends and family that I love and get to share life with.
I had a not-so-tradition lunch/dinner with a few friends and family. Gizzard coconut rice, spicy grilled chicken, baked spicy garlic potatoes, spicy gizzards & beef, coleslaw and cornbread mini-muffins. It was worth the hours spent in the kitchen.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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Easy Chinese Chicken Fried Rice.

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Ingredients:
• 3 cups rice
• 3 boneless chicken breasts (sliced)
• 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon sesame oil
• 1 small white onion (chopped)
• 2 tablespoon scallions (chopped)
• 1 cup frozen carrots and peas (thawed)
• 2 eggs (beaten)

Directions:
• Cook rice. See here (cook a day before and freeze for better results)
• In a wok or pan, heat up sesame oil over medium heat, sauté onion, chicken, carrots and peas until soft.
• In the same pan, scramble eggs then mix with the vegetables and chicken.
• Add rice, soy sauce, stir and fry until evenly combined and heated.
• Garnish with scallions.

Your meal is ready to be served with BAKED SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN.

**Don’t be boxed in by a recipe, spice your food to taste. Make your meal yours**

 

Jack Daniels BBQ Chicken Wings.

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Ingredients:
• 10-15 chicken wings
• 2 Tablespoon seasoned salt
• 2 Tablespoon garlic powder
• 1 tablespoon chicken seasoning
• Crushed red peppers (to taste)
• 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
• 1 cup fresh milk
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 cups vegetable oil
• Jack Daniels BBQ sauce

Directions:
• Thaw and wash chicken wings.
• Put wings in a bowl and season with half of the seasoned salt, garlic powder, chicken seasoning, crushed red peppers and parsley.
• Add fresh milk. Cover bowl and place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
• In another bowl, season flour with seasoned salt, garlic powder and chicken seasoning.
• Coat chicken with seasoned flour.
• Heat oil over medium heat and fry chicken till golden brown.
• In a clean bowl, stir chicken in Jack Daniels BBQ sauce.
Your wings are ready to be served.

**Don’t be boxed in by a recipe, spice your food to taste. Make your meal yours**

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into bite-size)
  • 2-3 eggs (beaten)
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • white vinegar/ apple cider vinegar (1/4 cup each)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, make sweet and sour mixture buy combining white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, sugar, garlic powder and soy sauce.
  • Using separate bowls for the corn starch and eggs, coat chicken by dipping in each. Image
  • In a large pan, heat oil over medium heat and brown the coated chicken breasts.
  • Place browned chicken breasts in a baking dish, pour sweet and sour mixture over them.
  • Place in the oven to bake for 1 hour. Be sure to stir every 15-20mins.
Your baked sweet and sour chicken is ready to be served immediately.
**Don’t be boxed in by a recipe, spice your food to taste. Make your meal yours**

Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1lb.)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon and ground black pepper respectively
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 250 C or medium-high.
  • In a small bowl, mix garlic, honey, lemon juice, soy sauce properly to form a smooth paste.
  • Before placing chicken thighs in the oven, brush them with oil then sprinkle salt and pepper.
  • Grill them in the oven for about 12-15mins. Flip them once.
  • Brush on the paste during the last 3mins.
Your honey-glazed chicken is ready to be served on its own or as a side.
**Don’t be boxed in by a recipe, spice your food to taste. Make your meal yours** 

 

Chicken Gizzard Skewers.

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Ingredients

  • 2 packs of gizzards (20-25 pieces)
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • seasoned salt, thyme, curry, chicken season, black pepper
  • 2-3 KNORR chicken cubes
  • Chilli powder
Directions
  • Wash, clean and dice bell peppers to preferred size.
  • Wash gizzards and cut each one in half to make bite size.

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  • Put gizzards and bell peppers through skewer sticks in desired order.
  • Season generously, place on baking sheets, cover and place in the fridge for 20-25mins.
  • Pre-heat over to 250°C.
  • Place skewers in oven, grill until the edges are brown on each side.
  • Your skewers are ready to be served.
**Don’t be boxed in by a recipe, spice your food to taste. Make your meal yours**